In my last post, I discussed types of recruiting contact campaign approaches; this week, I’ll discuss turning that initial approach into real recruiting action, along with some tips and tricks for turning contacts into candidates. Like any campaign, it’s important to have a defined timeline…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
This year’s top five blog posts (at least, according to Google Analytics) not only generated the most traffic, but also represents something of a microcosm for RecruitingBlogs.
Each of these posts was bylined by a working HR or recruiting professional with a unique perspective - and voice – as a…Continue
Added by Matt Charney on December 30, 2013 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment
Hey you guys, LinkedIn is DEAD. All the cool kids are recruiting on Facebook and you better have yourself some Pinterest sourcing sessions. I’m serious. So serious, in fact, I Binged “Social Recruiting” (well what did you expect) and got over 42 million results, most of which were a horrifying mix of conferences and poorly written blogs by people who couldn’t make a…Continue
Added by Amy Ala Miller on December 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 33 Comments
What a great year...2013! I'm sure for many of you the lump of coal for 2013 will the be taxes you owe. Obviously, the flip side of that is that if your recruiting practice isn't on an upward climb right now, you might want to review what's going on. I just finished working out on the elliptical for an hour and watched a documentary on the initiating boot…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment
Within the last 30 days, more than 1.19 billion people have signed onto Facebook to update their profiles; interact with their friends, family members, acquaintances, and coworkers; follow companies; and conduct their social, personal, and professional lives online.
On every login, Facebook users are…Continue
Added by Stephane Le Viet on December 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments
Unless you’ve been one of the lucky few to escape the cold grasp of the webs this week, you may have heard a thing or two about the controversy surrounding the A&E show, “Duck Dynasty.” While there are many heated debates going on at the moment regarding the opinions expressed by one of the cast members and his…Continue
Added by Britni Salazar on December 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments
Innovation drives change. Innovation…
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment
As 2013 comes to a close and we look towards 2014, overall signs of changes to the employment marketplace indicate that there may be a better picture for workers in 2014. But, upon closer inspection, the results appear to be mixed.
A Mixed Bag
The BLS recently released its November employment figures and we saw the…
Added by Joe Stubblebine on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Congratulations on finding the perfect person for your role! Now, what are you going to do with all those resumes that you no longer need?
Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You don’t need them. You’ve got what you need and over 50% of them weren’t…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on December 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments
Recruiters spend a lot of time looking at career sites and job descriptions – which might explain why most have relatively short tenures. When your job is job search, exposure to end product – particularly after a difficult candidate conversation or hiring manager meeting – has a way of making the grass look a little greener.
Most recruiting jobs are ultimately…Continue
Added by Matt Charney on December 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
OK. I admit it. I used to think "passionate" was a good CV or resume word. It conveys more than "hard-working" or "diligent" and adds "caring" and emotion. If you're passionate about something, you're fully absorbed, engaged and enthusiastic. I can remember when, if I saw it on somebody's CV, it added…Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — 11 Comments
In the early 2000's, I had just started working in recruiting and didn't know anything about the industry or its tools. My first week on the job, the company was implementing a new ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Dave, the guy who was leading the implementation, didn't show up my second day on the job and soon the announcement was made that Dave had left the company and was…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments
Recruitment agencies tend to be getting a bum rap at the moment, with what seems an endless amount of people getting on the “Whack the Recruitment Agency” bandwagon.
Whilst I cannot disagree that some agencies and some Recruiters…Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments
As 2013 draws to a close, it's a good time to take one last look at what is actually going on in the job board industry. More acquisitions, revelations, and developments, actually - so let's take a look:…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments
As a Southern California native, consuming (and/or cooking) mass quantities of Mexican cuisine is a way of life. One of the more delectable ingredients in many tasty recipes is refried beans. Ironically, the way these beans are made involves methods other than frying or refrying. So while they are still delicious, the name is not…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2013 at 12:00am — 11 Comments
Learning and leadership development are crucial parts of a successful talent strategy. This week we began a series of infographics that analyze the online conversations taking place on topics related to learning and leadership development.
The series kicks off with “The Faces of Learning and Leadership Development,” which identifies 25 leading advocates—the people mentioned most frequently in social posts that link to content (articles,…Continue
Added by Mark Willaman on December 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
How I keep Up With and Find Tools
Many of you know my reputation for being the "Tool Guy." I'm always on the look out for new tools, or "toys," as I call them, for sourcing and recruiting. I'm often asked how - and where - I find the time to find these…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments
Nimble is a “social CRM” which combines pretty much everything you need for task and contact management into a single, simple and intuitive solution ideal for candidate relationship management - and more. Nimble exemplifies the growing divide between consumer and human resources technology. It’s extremely intuitive in both…Continue
Added by Matt Charney on December 16, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments
With over 92% of companies turning to mobile and social media channels as part of their recruitment process, it’s quite evident that technology has transformed the HR landscape. While LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter remain the most frequently used social channels for recruiters…Continue
Added by Britni Salazar on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments
Marketing automation – not e-mail marketing, and yes, there is a difference – has been the backbone of successful recruiting campaigns for going on a decade. Marketing automation, when designed properly, drives leads through the sales funnel with the goal of nurturing, engaging and ultimately converting qualified leads into sales.
Marketing automation relies on…Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on December 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments