I've been thinking a lot about Applicant Tracking as it relates to social. There is a clear trend towards social networking profiles becoming more widely used to evaluate talent. A Linkedin profile + Twitter stream + Facebook Likes can tell you a lot more about a candidate than just a plain paper resume.
So the question is, is it time for an ATS that lets you apply via social only? What if you just required the candidate to submit…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 14, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Tech talent is hard to find. Whenever you have a strong demand in a certain industry, new sites will launch to try and help employers find that talent. We are now witnessing a new crop of techie job sites that have a fresh approach on recruiting tech talent. As a recruiter would you try these? Here’s a look at three that caught my eye.
This is a free job board that…Continue
Recruiting news is scattered across the web. I've been trying to put together a list of the best and most trusted news and blogs that help us all to keep track of whats happening out there. What else am I missing from this list?
I'm specifically looking for the 'news-type sites' that write about the industry.
Is there a certain type of recruiting software that you wish existed right now but doesnt?
Does any of the software you use today make you want to punch the screen?
What part of your day is frustrating or costs you money or time?
I'm curious whats on recruiters minds...reply back with a comment and I just might build it for…Continue
Recently I stumbled across some pretty great 'mobile friendly' job descriptions on ESPN's career site. Check these out. These are the best designed jobs I've ever seen for a mobile device.
1) great logo placement and clicking arrows leads to the full text of the job description.
2) What job seekers want to know...link to a employer branding video and info about what its like to work…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on August 14, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Back in January I decided to sell my baby, the local job board network AllCountyJobs.com. A company that I've grown and nurtured for almost 14 years. I had been thinking about selling it for the past few years but the Great Recession put an end to those dreams.
My sales dropped over 50% by 2009 from their highs in 2007. So I was stuck with nothing left to do but keep at it and try to bring…Continue
I was emailing a prospect the other day when I got their auto-responder email they send to candidates. It immediately caught my eye as a simple but effective message. I like the casual tone it sets for potential candidates and and how they encourage you to like them on social media. The flickr account is a nice touch. Every employer should showcase their offices with photos.
So you want…Continue
I have to write about this every year so lets start 2012 by resolving to write better job descriptions.
It starts with your JOB TITLE.
The title is the first thing a job seeker sees when searching online so its important to give it context. It must inform the job seeker, not confuse them. And its a chance to add keywords which will help make it…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on January 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Job boards have gotten a bad rap over the past few years. A lot of it has to do with the reputation of the big boards like Monster and social media fairies exclaiming the end is near. The naysayers could not be farther from the truth.
Now, I have all the proof I need to know that job boards are…Continue
I love creative advertising strategies so when this came across my desk I just had to share. If your company's location has traffic going by you SHOULD be taking advantage of it for hiring.
CNC Industries of Indiana is…Continue
Thought for the Day: If you are going to have a twitter account for your recruiting I suggest you follow Google's lead.
Check out https://twitter.com/#!/googlejobs
Entitled "Life at Google" their twitter account is a living, breathing, active communication tool for their recruitment strategy. They link to job openings but they also COMMUNICATE WITH CANDIDATES! Something many…Continue
I've often wondered what I'd be doing if I didnt run AllCountyJobs.com any longer. I could probably do a variety of different things and one that comes to mind is a corporate recruiting department. I would bring a fresh perspective and shake things up.
Here's what I would do if I ran recruiting...
I received a call last week from my recruiter friend Maureen Mackey. She wanted to rant about the bad job seekers out there she is seeing too many of these days. I'll bet more than a few of you also have complaints so listen to hers and add a comment about what job seekers are doing wong.
Added by Chris Russell on September 6, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments
There are thousands of job boards to choose from if you need to post a job. But not all are created equal. Here are some telltale signs that the job board you are about to post on is worth using.
1. It Looks Good: If the job board has good design, meaning a nice logo and well done interface with clearly spelled out call to actions and navigation.
2. Contact Info: If the job board puts their phone and email in a prominent place…Continue
Lately my job board consulting business is getting calls from a particular audience: third party recruiters. Usually it's a one or two person team that has been recruiting for many years who now want to broaden their offerings through a job board to serve whatever niche they work in. They also want to make more money which a job board can be good for in terms of a supplemental…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on August 1, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
“If you podcast they will come”
Added by Chris Russell on July 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
When it comes to introducing new products in the online recruiting space, innovation is an over used word. I’ve seen too many press releases that claim to be the “be all, end all” tool that you need. It’s now just a word with hollow meaning.
So I won’t be using it to describe JobSpeek, my new mobile…
There’s a post on Forbes entitled ‘Linkedin is about to put job boards out of business‘. Although I know the author Dan Schwabel and like him, he is off-base with his assumptions.
LinkedIn just announced a new feature that allows job seekers to ‘apply with linkedin’. Its a button that companies can put on their career pages and let job seekers submit…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on May 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments