Featured Blog Posts – April 2015 Archive (47)

What Bersin’s 2015 Talent Acquisition Factbook Tells Us About What’s Broken in Recruiting

By Lori Sylvia, Chief Marketing Officer, SmashFly


Last week, Bersin by Deloitte released its…


Added by Lori Sylvia on April 30, 2015 at 7:53pm — No Comments

The Problem with Recruitment and Social Media

Defining Social Recruiting

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…


Added by Chris South on April 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

11 Reasons Why Recruiters Are Sad

Warning:  Just for fun :)

1. ...because people lie in their resumes

2. ...because people lie during interviews as well…


Added by Mirka Biel on April 30, 2015 at 4:49am — 7 Comments

Tools and Your Tool Belt

Tools and Your Tool Belt

We are going to take a small break from our series on lesser sites. The reason for this is to talk about tools and your tool belt. Every time people talk about tools everyone wants to know the top 1-2, or the 1-2 you recommend. If they are paid tools I…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Write Amazing Job Descriptions!

As the economy is turning around, so is the job market.  Job seekers, especially great ones, are becoming scarcer and openings are more abundant.  To get the great candidates, you really need to sell your opportunities.

But you’re a recruiter, not a writer or marketing specialist, right?  So how do you get started?

As a recruiter, you probably are very good at…


Added by Leanne Goplen Zabriskie on April 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Recruiting Robot: Is Human Interaction Ancient News?

Ever since the development of the electronic computer in the 1950s, we’ve been figuring out ways we can use technology to its fullest potential.  The evolution of computers and the internet affects the recruiting process as well, including screening candidates and hiring new employees onto a team. Akin to the internet, video interviewing is on the rise as part of the…


Added by Julie Salerno on April 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

The anatomy of the perfect recruitment email

Carefully-crafted, impactful recruitment emails are the white Bengal tigers of the industry: they’re fabulously and unfortunately rare. We’ve all seen examples of the canned drivel that bad recruiters spam out. You know the sort. They usually include clangers such as obviously generic templates, unspecified clients, pleas for CVs/referrals and heavy…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on April 27, 2015 at 10:34am — 16 Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! SCGuild

How to source on the lesser known sites!! SCGuild

SCguild is a site for contractors to show they are available, what they do and post resumes. SCGuild

is a known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you

need go no  further than…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 23, 2015 at 3:21pm — No Comments

The Long-Term impact of the Candidate Experience on Your Bottom Line

I recently interviewed Tim Keningham, Global Chief Strategy Officer and EVP at Ipsos Loyalty. Tim is co-author of a terrific new book titled The Wallet Allocation Rule. At one point, our conversation focused on recruiting, and more specifically, the candidate experience.

Here’s a transcript…


Added by Peter Clayton on April 23, 2015 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance

Man did this ever ruffle feathers… a small company in San Diego is hiring not ONE but TWO awesome developers. Instead of bothering with a laundry list of must haves and educational requirements, they dropped an F-bomb laden missive on Craigslist targeted at a certain kind of developer. You know, the kind that has a sense of…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on April 23, 2015 at 11:43am — 4 Comments

Salute and Recruit Veterans for a Stronger Workforce

Did you know the military has over 7,000 job positions across more than 100+ functional areas, and 81% of these jobs have a direct civilian equivalent. Veteran candidates already have the knowledge, skills and experience…


Added by Kelly Robinson on April 23, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Stop Reading Off Résumés to Start Asking the Right Interview Questions

Did you know that Google CEO Larry Page signs off on every new hire? Vetting more than 30,000 employees for one of the most powerful companies in the world is no easy task, and it shows the importance that Google places on hiring the right people. 

And who can blame the…


Added by Stirling Cox on April 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Ten Recruitment Mistakes You Really Need to Avoid!

Mistakes are costly, and no more so than in recruitment where they can permanently blot your copy book. Instead of learning the hard way through your own experience I've highlighted some of the common quagmires to watch out for. 

The devil’s in the detail

Too many recruiters lose sight of the…


Added by Calum Morrison on April 22, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How to Pinpoint Developers at specific companies on Github

Along with breathing, eating and occasionally sleeping, sourcing on Github is among a Tech Recruiter's most vital tasks.

Searching for Developers at specific companies with 100% accuracy used to be quite tricky. So we thought we'd make life easier for you tech Sourcers.

Previously, we've shown you how to use…


Added by Stephen Beckitt on April 22, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Snap Judgement: Why Snapchat is Bang on the Money with Latest Recruitment Tactic

Proving that a billion-dollar evaluation isn't everything, this week it emerged that super-startup, Snapchat, is just like any other company when it comes to finding and recruiting top tech talent.

For these guys, too, the struggle is real.

Luckily for Snapchat, they have some seriously creative minds on the team who realised that in the war for talent,…


Added by Maura McElhone on April 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

5 Common Candidate Pains and What Recruiters Can Do About Them

Today’s job market is run by candidates. Good candidates are getting harder to come by, and they’re refusing job offers. Recruiters are aware of this too: 79% of recruiters say the current market is candidate-driven.

So you have to make every…


Added by Julie Salerno on April 21, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

Whazzup? The latest online recruiting and job board news!

It's that time of the month - time to see what happened, to whom, and how. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn makes an appearance - but there are some other surprises. Let's check it out:


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Recruiting Daily’s Most Excellent Meme Contest Winners

Thanks for all your entries to Recruiting Daily’s Most Excellent Meme Contest. While in today’s millennial-focused society we’d like to say you’re all winners and give you a little something, our intern screwed up the participation trophy order so we’re going to just offer you a heart felt thanks. 

We spend a lot of time writing blog posts about fixing the problems in…


Added by Daniel Fogel on April 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

6 reasons Excel doesn't cut it as a recruitment CRM / ATS

Since its introduction in 1985 Microsoft Excel has become one of the go to applications for all manner of business / data related tasks. Straight out of the box Excel is a great tool for storing and sorting relatively uncomplicated data and with advanced knowledge Excel is capable of much more. But is it capable of effectively managing the requirements of a modern…


Added by Mike Robinson on April 20, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Recruiters, Resist The Personality Test!

Personality testing has long been considered an integral part of the recruitment process, but is it time that this contentious method of deciding on a potential candidate’s suitability for a role is scrapped? In 2009 personality testing was a huge industry – to the tune of around $500 million worldwide. A survey performed in the UK found that 92% of recruiters considered the…


Added by Tonisha Parra on April 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

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