As a recruiter the first port of call when looking to find or attract talent is often job boards and I believe that in most situations this should still be the case. This is supported by a…Continue
Added by Chris South on July 22, 2015 at 2:01am — No Comments
This is because the only readily available advice is from LinkedIn Sales Representatives or recruiters who have had prior exposure to Premium or…Continue
Social Recruiting (Digital Recruiting, ERecruiting, Online Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Purple Squirrel Hunting et al.) is at a cross-roads. It has been around long enough that it should now feature as a standard part of most recruiter’s toolkits, but in a lot of cases, even the most basic of tools aren’t being utilised.
Before looking at the problem I’ve attempted to break down what I’m referring to as social…Continue
It is early January so you may not yet have noticed any change to LinkedIn, but in the background there have been several key changes implemented for 2015. Two of these changes are very significant for recruiters and have the potential to force those that are currently getting by with the LinkedIn Basic account to upgrade to Premium.
The primary reason recruiters tell me that they don’t upgrade their LinkedIn account is that they get most of the functionality they need from…Continue
I was in the process of preparing our regular weekly newsletter to send out to our blog readers when I hit a bit of a road bump, with Christmas very nearly here most of my normal sources were republishing old content or writing Christmas themed motivators. Rather than send out a collection of generic links that would add no value…Continue
Job marketing is slowly gaining traction with recruiters, who are realising that it is possible to reach candidate audiences without them having to first visit a job board.
There are many great examples of job marketing from around the world, here are my top 5:
Uber have really stirred up their industry and they are also doing the same with recruitment. If you ignore the accusations of cancelling rides and look at the undercover recruiter concept…Continue
Added by Chris South on December 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
We all now recruit in candidate short markets, this means traditional digital sourcing tools such as job boards and LinkedIn are producing fewer results. To solve this problem recruiters are looking to new platforms to find candidates. For recruiters working in the IT industry, in particular those who are recruiting software developers, GitHub is a great tool. For anyone who is new to GitHub we have produced this video to show you how to use the site and also a couple of tips such as…Continue
Added by Chris South on October 29, 2014 at 2:34am — No Comments
I often comment about the reliance recruitment firms have on traditional sourcing strategies, but recently I’ve also noticed that website search engine optimisation (SEO) is also still perceived by a lot of agencies as being the most important form of branding outside of job boards.
I get this, it makes sense to have a high ranking website on Google so that people find you when they type in terms relating to your business. This blog isn’t focused on SEO but just quickly if you are…Continue
Added by Chris South on October 9, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments
Most recruiters are aware that you can get around this problem by entering an X-ray search string into…Continue
Added by Chris South on August 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
In a recent article, John Sullivan highlighted examples of three ultra-bold recruiting practices, commenting that they are quickly becoming mainstream and that those that don’t adapt will be left behind in the ongoing talent war. Another commentator suggested that these ultra-bold recruiting practices were only practical for an elite tier of hiring…Continue
Last Thursday Linkedin announced that they are making changes to their InMail policy.
In short they are trying to reduce the amount of ineffective bulk InMails that are sent, hopefully improving the overall candidate experience which in turn should result in improved response rates for recruiters.
Linkedin is doing this by targeting the two percent of Recruiter users…Continue