Most recruiters follow up with their candidates and clients for about 30 days after submission, but only some take the time to track their candidates throughout their protection period.…Continue
Collecting missed placement fees can be a daunting task for recruiters because it's an awkward conversation to have with a client, especially if you have a longstanding relationship with them. Rather than risk damaging the relationship, many recruiters will consider it a cost of doing business and let back door hires…
Added by Jen Dewar on December 11, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
According to the ASA, only 1 out of 3 staffing firms has an online review strategy. And, for those that do have one, that strategy is generally reactionary. Having worked in marketing for the past decade, I've seen how review sites have grown from underutilized side projects to the incredible marketing tool that they are…
Added by Jen Dewar on December 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
What if I told you that up to 10% of placed job candidates are not detected, resulting in over $1 billion in uncollected placement fees industry-wide?
What if I also told you that missed placements that have been identified within a year have a 78% chance of successful collection?
Would you leave that money on the table, or would you want to know how to…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on November 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
According to CareerBuilder's 2014 Opportunities in Staffing report, 90% of candidates will encourage others to work with your firm if they had a positive experience, while 72% of candidates will discourage others from using your firm if they had a bad experience.
I found a great infographic from MedReps.com called "Recruiters are from Mars, Job Seekers are from Venus," which gives job seekers some advice to get on the same page as recruiters. While it technically provides advice to job seekers to help them work better with recruiters, I thought there were some good lessons in there for corporate and agency recruiters as well. Read…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on November 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
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Every recruiter knows it's bound to happen. At some point, one of your clients will hire one of your candidates without paying you. It's an age old problem in the staffing industry and many recruiters just consider it a cost of doing business.
But you may not realize just how big this problem really is. In case the title didn't give it away, these unidentified hires account for $1 billion dollars in missed placement fees…Continue
By the time you've created a compelling job description, posted said job description, proactively sourced…
Great talent is hard to find because the demand outweighs the supply. Especially for tech companies, business is good and they need more software engineers to drive the production they have the demand for.
But they just can’t seem to fill their positions because jobs are being created much faster than they can even meet candidates (let alone interview and hire…Continue
Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…Continue
While I usually encourage corporate recruiting departments to create a separate Facebook Career Page (to build a Talent Community and keep your recruiting messages targeted to that community), staffing companies have the unique benefit of being able to maintain a single page on Facebook. That's because they don't necessarily need to separate their messages between clients and candidates.
Manpower has really made the most out of their …Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on July 5, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
It's time to hire. So you write a killer job description, post it on the job boards, source additional candidates online, and maybe even work with a staffing agency to get great people…
Added by Jen Dewar on July 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
I can't even keep track of how often I get recruited for positions in business development and sales, but it’s gotten to the point where I don’t even want to respond anymore. Sure, the required skill sets are similar to mine, and I could probably be successful in them if I were to make a career move. But my entire work history is in marketing. I love marketing, and anyone who spent the time to look over my background would notice that.
So, when a recruiter reaches out to me for…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on June 28, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments
If Facebook is part of your recruitment strategy, you probably already know there are several ways to post jobs on Facebook. You can post jobs to your personal Facebook network, or to a business page. But did you know that using an app to post jobs on Facebook can help you get better results? Read on for 3 reasons you should use an app to post jobs on Facebook.…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on June 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
As more job seekers are starting to find jobs on Facebook, employers are increasing their presence to have the largest reach possible. A great way to extend reach and drive additional traffic to your job postings is by listing your open positions on Facebook Marketplace.
It's really simple to…Continue
Sticky HQ did a survey to find out what motivates employees to participate in your Employee Referral Program, and found that the highest ranked incentive was a simple public recognition. As a close second, money…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on June 15, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Facebook can be a great way to ask employees for referrals, as well as for your employees to find referrals. As a best practice, you should also allow those candidates to apply directly on Facebook. If you take any part of the process off of Facebook, you may find that they loose interest. If you’re going to ask people to reach out to their Facebook network of friends…Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on June 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments