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What Recruitment Marketing Is & Why It Matters

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again - tomorrow’s recruiting, and even today’s recruiting, is very different from the recruiting of the past. In a booming international economy that is marked by greater flexibility of location and…

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Added by Steven Duque on January 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Election Round-Up: What You Need to Know

Now that the dust is finally settling on the election and 2016 is drawing to close, many of us are beginning to think about the possible changes coming our way in 2017. Because no one has time to follow each and every new new political development live, here is what you need to know about the changes that we could start to see as the next presidential term begins.

What a Trump Presidency Means for Recruiting

Mandatory Overtime Could Go Away

The Obama…

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Added by Steven Duque on December 21, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Meet Google's New Job-Match API: Cloud Jobs

It’s a problem that recruiters and candidates alike are all too familiar with: poorly written job descriptions that do little to direct the right talent to the right open positions abound. To make it even worse, many resumes are similarly uninformative, making it equally challenging for employers to find the right candidates through simple keyword searches. Google has…

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Added by Steven Duque on December 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why and How Persona Profiles Should Inform Your Recruiting Strategy

Smart recruiters know that candidates are consumers in today’s competitive talent market. To fill job openings with top talent, recruiters need to sell those positions and the…

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Added by Steven Duque on November 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Create a Winning Employer Brand

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Added by Steven Duque on November 14, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Use Data to Demonstrate Your Value as a Recruiter

Collecting and analyzing recruiting data not only allows you to be more strategic about how you allocate human and financial resources within recruiting, but it also allows you to better market your services as a recruiter. “Everyone knows that corporations are measurement crazy, so I have found that by not measuring something (in this case recruiters), you are inadvertently sending a message to executives and employees that whatever you are doing is not strategic or even important…

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Added by Steven Duque on November 8, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Prepare for Seasonal Hiring

The United States workforce expands the most in the spring and again in the late fall, in preparation for the holiday season. “For many businesses, the holiday season is a make-or-break period,” said Lauren Griffin, Senior Vice President of Adecco’s North Central…

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Added by Steven Duque on November 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fourth Quarter Hiring and Preparing for Hiring Season

The fourth quarter was traditionally known for having as little hiring activity as the always slow July and August months, but that’s no longer the case. A 2016 study by OfficeTeam of 300 human resources managers at US companies found that 26 percent of respondents typically increase hiring in the fourth quarter. 69 percent of those bring on staff at the end of the year to fill…

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Added by Steven Duque on October 27, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to Determine if a Candidate is a Cultural Fit

Disregarding the importance of cultural fit is one of the biggest mistakes a hiring manager can make. It’s tempting to choose the candidate with the most impressive credentials, but that isn’t always the choice that will add the greatest value. “Cultural misfits will underperform, regardless of their talent” …

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Added by Steven Duque on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Determine if a Candidate is a Cultural Fit

Disregarding the importance of cultural fit is one of the biggest mistakes a hiring manager can make. It’s tempting to choose the candidate with the most impressive credentials, but that isn’t always the…

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Added by Steven Duque on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 Ways to Promote Collaboration at Work

Collaboration is a major concern of managers and for good reason. Collaboration in the workplace has a plethora of benefits. Collaboration “allows employees to feel more connected to their jobs and co-workers, reduces stress at the workplace, makes their jobs easier, allows for more work freedom, and in general makes them happier people” says Jacob…

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Added by Steven Duque on October 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

8 Key Differences Between Corporate Recruiters and Staffing Agency Recruiters

Enlisting the assistance of corporate recruiters or agency recruiters are two main ways to fill positions. The two are very different, however, both fundamentally and operationally. To understand which best serves your company’s needs, you need to understand how they differ from each other. Here are eight key differences between corporate and agency recruiters!

Corporate Recruiters vs. Agency Recruiters

1. HR vs.…

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Added by Steven Duque on October 18, 2016 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

7 Skills Great Recruiters Have

Recruiters are the frontline in the hunt for great talent. Their ability to do their job well can determine if industry-changing candidate-job matches are made. “The impact of a recruiter is twofold: first, you can literally change the life of an individual by placing them in their dream job, and second, you can effectively change the direction and the success of a corporation with a single great hire in a key job (i.e. recruiting LeBron to your NBA team)” …

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Added by Steven Duque on October 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Understanding the Lag and Lead Metrics of Recruiting

Strategic recruiting is much more like sales than traditional recruiting. Correspondingly, how recruiting results are best analyzed is similar to how sales and marketing metrics are analyzed. Recruiting metrics can be broken down into two broad categories: …

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Added by Steven Duque on October 3, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Guide to Recruiting KPIs

Don’t recruit blind when you can use data to make informed decisions and optimize your recruiting strategy. The benefits of tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) for recruiting go beyond allowing hiring managers and recruiters to make more better decisions, however. “KPIs set expectations and improve…

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Added by Steven Duque on September 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Recruiting Metrics to Improve ROI

All too often historically, recruiting has been carried out without any sort of rigorous analysis. Even when metrics are applied to recruiting, traditional recruiting metrics miss the mark when it comes to measuring what really matters to impact return on investment…

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Added by Steven Duque on September 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The 15 Most Awesome Recruiting Videos

One of the hottest trends in recruiting, and for good reason, is recruiting videos. “While a picture may speak a thousand words, a video has the potential to reach millions” …

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Added by Steven Duque on September 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

10 Keys to Successfully Managing a Remote Team

Telecommuting is a pervasive workplace trend with no sign of going out of style anytime soon.According to US Census Bureau data, there has been an 80 percent increase in telecommuting in the United States since…

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Added by Steven Duque on September 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Netflix Model of Recruiting

In a market where competition over top tech talent is fierce and top companies don’t think twice aboutpoaching develo

pers and engineers from other companies, it’s incredibly difficult for startups and…

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Added by Steven Duque on September 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Debunking the Myth: Why Active Candidates are Great, too

It’s time to debunk what may be the costliest myth in recruiting - that active candidates are inferior to passive candidates. When recruiters consider candidates who are gainfully employed, but also actively applying to new jobs, they have traditionally seen disloyal future deserters, the chronic complainers and slackers that aren’t nearly as desirable as the loyal employees who are contentedly chugging away at their daily work without considering moving on to something…

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Added by Steven Duque on September 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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