Featured Blog Posts – February 2018 Archive (37)

Marketing Trends For Recruitment And Staffing Companies in 2018

It’s a bugbear I have that one year ends and another starts, and people are aghast when we suggest that looking at marketing trends is one thing that ‘should’ be looked at all the time not only when December arrives.

Over here, at Superfast towers, we eat, breath, and sleep marketing and being salespeople too; we always have our eye on the whole process; as we mentioned it’s imperative to think about marketing and sales as two good buddies that do everything together.

As many…

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Added by Denise Oyston on February 15, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Applicant Tracking System Pricing Overview

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) pricing can be tricky given the various pricing models for various vendors. Because ATS software is typically one of the larger items in any HR budget, it's important to understand how pricing works for the various solutions, and what to expect in terms of pricing ranges.

We've been looking around at various price points for ATS's for a while, but hadn't found good data until we were introduced to the folks at Siftery.…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Recruitment Is Marketing - What You Need To Change

“The war for talent is over. The Talent won.” – Josh Bersin

In the past employers who implemented talent acquisition programmes as part of their recruitment strategy were the game changers. Hunting down the best talent and filling their talent pools to the brim put them ahead of the game, but now the war for talent is out of the hands of employers and in the hands of the candidates.

The future of recruitment now lies with having an inventive marketing…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on February 13, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

The Value of Employee Surveys

Employee surveys are an incredibly useful tool for both employers and employees.

From an internal point of view, employee survey information can be the key starting point for any annual recruitment strategy, as they allow you to identify:

  • Your business’ USPs from an employee perspective.
  • What is valued the most by…
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Added by ISL Recruitment on February 13, 2018 at 4:10am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Bloomberg

Bloomberg is a site that delivers business and market news, data and such. Not a lot of recruiters try to source there. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true tool, called x-raying. 

So to source within Bloomberg you simply need…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

What's The Most Valuable Recruiting Metric?

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Added by Advanced Recruiting Trends on February 9, 2018 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Manage Work, Not People: Will a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) Help Your Recruitment Strategy?

Employee turnover. Employers dread it, knowing how costly even an average performer is to replace. Yet employees sometimes just can't avoid it, as home and work life responsibilities increasingly intersect and clash.

What can be done to reduce turnover while still providing the…

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Added by Isaac Christiansen on February 9, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Exponential Impact of Machine Learning on Recruiting and Talent Development

There’s a chance you may be rolling your eyes at the idea of another pie-in-the-sky post on how AI and machine learning will disrupt our jobs, industries, and societies. Certainly the excitement - and the hype - has been intense, yet with good reason.…

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Added by Jay Hinman on February 7, 2018 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Are You A Time Savvy Recruiter?

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Added by Advanced Recruiting Trends on February 7, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Best Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant tracking systems are numerous to say the least.  To figure out the best fit for your business you need to start wide and quickly narrow down your hit list based on research, and then demos of your top choices.

We wanted to shed some light on the nebulous ATS landscape with a bit of data around marketshare, who’s growing the most, and who’s customers are staying the longest.  Please use this data to widdle down your list to those solutions that are most relevant to your…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 7, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Diversity in 2018: 3 Things Recruiting and HR Pros Need To Know

Many of us in the talent space have been poring over LinkedIn’s 2018 Global Recruiting Trends report in recent weeks, and with good reason: It’s packed with interesting, forward-looking data and helpful insights. Based on interviews with…

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Added by Jay Hinman on February 6, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sourcing Methodology Conclusion!!

Over the last several weeks we have covered all the parts of the “Sourcing Methodology”. We went over a boat load of tools, all of which can help you do your jobs. Tools such as; Owler, SEC, Bloomberg, Talismatic, Insightly, rethinlabs, paysa, LInkedin, Crowded for research. Hiretual, Bool, CSEs, Social Talent, Seekout, HiringSolved, ZenSourcer, ICwatch for sourcing.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 5, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

7 Employer Branding Strategy Tips

Employer branding is an important aspect of any talent acquisition team's efforts to attract candidates and drive inbound recruiting.  However, many companies still struggle to develop a strategy for their talent brand that is robust, but still executable.  This is especially true given lack of budgeting for many companies.

With that in mind, we put together 7 tips to consider when thinking through your employer brand strategy:

  1. Review Sites Matter: It's…
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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 5, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Avoiding Candidate Illusions

For an awfully long time now, I’ve been a proponent of the idea that obtaining clarity regarding a job prospect’s core motivators is one of the most important aspects of an effective recruiting process. As recruiters, we must have the ability to quickly acquire and triage exactly what is motivating a…

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Added by Advanced Recruiting Trends on February 2, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Cringe-worthy Interview Stories

With so many tips out there on how to have a great interview, it may be surprising that people mess up in big ways. We here at Prime Financial Recruiting have heard a lot of horror stories. Here are some of the worst:

  • During an interview, references were requested. The…

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Added by Sara Gerardo on February 2, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Prioritize And Hire For EQ Over IQ



As Irving Berlin once said, “Talent is the starting point.” In this day and age of boundless knowledge educational tools on the internet, most anyone can learn coding languages, sales tactics and other trades of various industries. What, then, sets apart those who will make a meaningful impact at your company from those just…

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Added by Rick Girard on February 1, 2018 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Differences in Professional Expectations Across Generations

A few weeks ago, we co-hosted a great event with Universum around their recent Generations research which dives deep into what professionals and students of various generations hope, fear, and expect about their careers.  With all the talk of millennials, and now Gen Z, it was great to have a trove of data to better understand what is really happening, and if these groups of people are so different.

We did two events to talk through…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 1, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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