Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (62)

Employee Retention- 3 Strategies To Increase Chances Of Employing Candidates That Will Stay With Your Company


In the recruiting profession there is no magic formula that will guarantee that once a candidate accepts your offer that they will remain with the company for several years or even a decade. What companies can guarantee is that they provide their staffing department with the needed resources to hire candidates with the greatest…


Added by Benae Lambright on April 12, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Hiring @Baremetrics – A talk with founder Josh Pigford

Below is the transcript of the talk between Perry Oostdam, Co-founder and CEO of Recruitee, and Josh Pigford, Founder of Baremetrics, about the art of hiring remotely.



Added by Hagi Trinh on April 12, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top Free and Open Source Applicant Tracking System For Your Business

Scouting for best talent. That is a challenge every other business has to grapple with. While there is a pool of ‘competent’ candidates for each job posting, very few can successfully handle the job at hand. That adds to the bulk of work recruiters need to handle during the screening process. Finding the best candidates becomes a nightmare. That…


Added by Sanjay Darji on April 12, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Ghosting Candidates

Have you ever heard of the concept of ghosting? If you’re not on top of the latest pop culture lingo,ghosting is the concept of the “slow fade” in dating. You start in typical dating fashion, enamored with the person and texting, calling or trying to make plans to see each other every day.…


Added by Katrina Kibben on April 11, 2016 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

4 Easy Steps That Turn Any Recruiter Into A World-Class Cyber Sleuth

So this is the 4th presentation of the conference. Titled “Four Easy steps that turn any recruiter into a World-Class Cyber Sleuth”  BY Shally Steckerl.  Shally starts with a new Facebook hack to find people from a particular company.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 7, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Counteroffer: Just say no! (Infographic)

Top companies don’t make counteroffers, but some 40% of all companies still do. It can be difficult to leave a long-time employer and a strong counteroffer can seem like an excuse to stay. However, the numbers don’t lie. Understand the consequences of the counteroffer…


Added by Bob Gallagher on April 7, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

We Need to Combat SPD (Self-Perception Disorder)

Several years ago I had heard from a friend about SPD – Self-Perception Disorder.  You know…those times when the pot is calling the kettle black (aka double standards).  Or when people self-sabotage their own efforts for goals that are trying to achieve and wonder why they can not achieve their goals.

It became a running gag with friends and my wife.  But it does make you aware of how people (and yourself) can get into trouble by not being…


Added by Eric Putkonen on April 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to improve your LinkedIn response rate from passive candidates

LinkedIn is an invaluable resource. Online recruiting makes everyone’s lives a little easier. You’ve got access to a wealth of talent, and you’re able to investigate and hand-select your potential…


Added by Kelly Smith on April 7, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Quest for Quality: is the CV experience enough?

During the recent months, we have been dealing with several debates on recruiters’ preferences to the kind of candidates they want to see stepping through their pipeline.

It might seem obvious that the higher the amount of candidates applying for a position results in a greater chance of obtaining more quality applicants. However, reality shows that the…


Added by José Sánchez Montojo on April 7, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Best Kept Secrets About Sourcing: “What the Pros Know”

Sourcing is a primary regulation of a talent acquisition. Sourcing the right candidate can be a grinding task. Imagine you’ve been asked to find the next…


Added by Satyajeet Thorat on April 7, 2016 at 3:32am — No Comments

Employee Retention- 4 Ways to Reduce Turnover

Now that your organization has decided that part of the hiring process should include a retention practice, leadership has taken a big step towards building a strong employer brand. The first part of the process is addressing potential concerns before they become an issue that impacts employee retention. This can be achieved by not just hiring better-performing…


Added by Benae Lambright on April 6, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What you need to know to perfect your headhunt.

The pitch


Once you get a “yes it’s a good time to talk” or they say no and you arrange another more convenient time, that’s the time to Pitch.

As this is one of the more interesting parts of the process, a lot of recruiters get over enthusiastic and just jump into making the headhunt calls and wing it, wrong!…


Added by Rhys Jones on April 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Three Steps of Candidate Attraction

Why is it easier to see other people’s mistakes?

by Maury Hanigan

Imagine you own a retail store located well off the main road.  Very few people drive by and as a result, you’re not selling much.  You think if the store was more inviting, more customers would come.  So you spend six figures on new shelving, better lighting and even hire a…


Added by Peter Rogers on April 5, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Finesse > Speed

"We need to speed things up".  "It takes too long to post to job boards".  "Things are so unorganized right now."  

As a professional who speaks with hiring managers and recruiters at small companies everyday, I find myself finishing their sentences when the topic of their roadblocks come up.  Everyone wants to make good hires, but there are few hiring managers out…


Added by Bobby Ready on April 5, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How to inject employer branding in careers sites

It’s not only for job listing. Careers site is one of the most crucial tools that empower employer brand and define the future of your team. Nothing is worse than this:

The perfect candidate comes to your company’s website, sees no careers site or job section, assumes that you have a ‘special’ policy in…


Added by Hagi Trinh on April 5, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is job matching really here? Umm, well, ahem....

I admit it, I'm a sucker for 'Wouldn't it be cool if....?' products. You know - personal jetpacksStarTrek transportersself-cleaning…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 5, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

BBC micro:bit – Is It Enough?

On March 22nd, Year 7 children at registered schools across the UK received free BBC micro:bit’s. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized, codeable computer aimed at teaching kids to get creative with digital and develop core skills…


Added by Enigma People Soultions on April 5, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Day that Went Horribly Wrong

Being an owner of a small boutique recruiting agency has its advantages and disadvantages.  The advantages are obvious.  You have all of the time off that you want.  You manage your own schedule and no one is telling you how to recruit.  The disadvantages are also obvious.  You eat what you kill.  There are also a hell of a lot of headaches with being a small business…


Added by Will Thomson on April 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Too Many People Suck At Interviewing

Interviewing is a lot harder than it looks. Think about the context. I'm going to put you in a room with a stranger. All you know about them is from what they put on this poorly phrased piece of weighted, tan paper. In 30 minutes when someone returns to save you, you're not only supposed to get to know them but also figure out if they're going to be successful. 

Right. That'll…


Added by Katrina Kibben on April 4, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Recruiters – falling victim to their own success?

After a recruitment boom at the beginning of this year, UK recruitment agents and companies have successfully placed a significant number of people into jobs. It would be easy to assume that recruiters are in for a long and easy ride, but is it time to consider the consequence of their success?

The success

Last year’s ‘Golden Age’ of recruitment saw an…


Added by Kerry Clifton on April 4, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

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