Employee referral program software provider Zao, pulled together some powerful statistics in their infographic, “How to Implement an Employee Referral Program”. They found that:
- 1 out of every 5 referrals gets hired.Tweet it!
- Referrals are #1 for…
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm —
Retention is quickly becoming a major concern for organizations of every size and in every industry. According to PayScale’s 2014 Compensation Best Practices Report, in 2009, only 28% of companies considered employee retention a main… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 20, 2014 at 8:00am —
Brand ambassadors are great for business, morale and branding. Every company can benefit from brand ambassadors, but leaders aren’t always so sure where to start in identifying and developing them. Some will be hard to miss with their enthusiasm, while others will need some fostering.
Use Social Media
Social media strategist Jay…
Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm —
You’ve heard it enough times, “Hire for cultural fit, train for skills.” It makes sense, it creates cohesive workforces and reduces retention rates –but how exactly do companies assess a cultural fit? Companies like Zappos that are known for their focus on… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm —
They’re just plain good at what they do. Consider asking your candidates to sign on for four years; each position might be a tougher sale. It’s a battle for military recruiters, but they have always seemed to have the resources and tactics to get the job done. Here’s what we can learn from military recruiters.
Everything from the uniforms, down… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 19, 2014 at 8:00am —
Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to class to tell his/her fellow students about something that was… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm —
A quick story.
I knew a woman who worked at a finance company. While working at the company, she went to school at night and eventually earned her MBA. After she graduated and earned her degree, she walked into her boss’s office and asked for a raise based on her new degree.
Yet the boss instead focused on the money she brought into the company. He pointed out that her output was essentially the same as last year. He declined the… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 18, 2014 at 3:00pm —
We’re cleaning out our garages, homes and probably Dropboxes; so why not the recruiting process? Recruiters can add all the great new recruiting tech to their processes, but maintenance and upkeep are just a fact of life. Don’t let your recruiting process get cluttered with old practices, redundancies and inefficient ways of getting to your goals.
Are your canned… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 18, 2014 at 1:06pm —
As the 9-5 slowly becomes another archaic piece of corporate traditions passed, employers are seeing a steady rise in the both the benefits of and demand for flex workers. Hourly.com, a professional networking and recruiting site, recently produced an infographic, “The Top 5 Reasons Flex Workers… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 18, 2014 at 12:45pm —
If you’re a sourcer and thinking about this headline, you might start having an anxiety attack, sweating profusely, talking like Porky Pig, or begin planning how you will get out of your current contract in order to avoid the phone. (And if you weren’t thinking about this before, you certainly are now!)
Fear not, true believers! This is something that you have experience with already. … Continue
Added by Mark Tortorici on April 17, 2014 at 11:30pm —
This is the 4th in the series on lesser known sites to source from. As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.
The 4th site we will discuss is About.me. About.me is a mixture site,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm —
Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.
The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly ineffective and, in some cases, illegal way to screen candidates, if done… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm —
Next time someone someone tells you he already knows all about what you’re saying, say the following:
That’s great! How much are you doing that?
Chances are there is a gap between what someone says they know and what they’re doing with that knowledge.
The divide between knowing and doing is plaguing companies across the globe. The dangerous assumption that just because someone knows something automatically means she’s doing it keeps her from… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 17, 2014 at 1:17pm —
As recruiters, we obtain SSN and other sensitive information from the job seekers we place. Is there an industry standard protocol to comply with privacy acts? We want to make sure we're not breaching security guidelines during the record keeping and sharing of hired candidates' personal information.
Added by Derek Cornelius on April 17, 2014 at 12:53pm —
It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.
The government will need to replace about 40 workers, mostly in specialist roles,… Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am —
Here are some of my thoughts about what never-ending social and digital technology trends mean for professionals in all functional areas, at all career stages, and in organizations of all types and sizes (in other words, everyone!). Armed with this knowledge and insight, I hope folks will give serious consideration to how they will bridge the “digital divides” in their professional lives… Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on April 17, 2014 at 8:00am —
A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.
When this takes place do we end up with a talent… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm —
Every candidate who's ever worked with an Agency or Corporate Recruiter will tell you that Recruiters are very busy people. There's no doubt about it.
There are daily demands and urgent deadlines to meet. Client presentations to be made and positions to fill. Candidates to contact and interviews to be made. Interruptions to recover from and much technical… Continue
Added by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm —
Boolean search is pretty big in the recruiting industry; however, just as there are an infinite number of possible ways of using complex Boolean search using Google in the browser, it might get you a lot of results at times, but can be pretty complex. You might find that many of the results that you find using this approach are also unfiltered leaving many results to sift… Continue
Added by Jason Moore on April 16, 2014 at 3:30pm —
Credit: Alan Light
Jerry Bruckheimer, producer extraordinaire and the man behind the original Top Gun, is looking to make a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster. Of course, the movie will… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 16, 2014 at 11:30am —