Joel McLean's Blog (6)

Introducing Hiregrid Analytics: Easy, accurate analytics for your career site.

70% of Talent Recruiting Leaders believe that they’re using data poorly.

Applicant tracking systems simply aren’t designed to provide the data you need to plan and execute an effective recruitment marketing strategy.

At the heart of the problem is flawed source tracking.

Chris Hoyt (aka …


Added by Joel McLean on March 24, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Social Recruiting: Don't give up. Build a better strategy.

For almost a decade, recruiters have been trying to figure out how to use social media for recruiting.

Although LinkedIn has virtually eliminated the relevance of the resume database, and companies everywhere now post jobs to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, social media accounts for a slim share of hires overall (as I’ve written before though, you can’t…


Added by Joel McLean on February 23, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Revolutionizing Recruiting: Upgrading Your Career Site Changes Everything

Most major breakthroughs look simple in hindsight. Nothing could seem more obvious to us now than gravity or the roundness of our earth (well, to most of us anyway) But neither looked obvious at the…


Added by Joel McLean on February 8, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Bounce Rate: The Most Important Recruitment Metric (Virtually) No One Is Tracking

Over the last five years, recruiting leaders have invested increasingly larger shares of their recruitment budget into Employer Branding, Mobile Recruiting, and Recruitment Analytics. This is a great trend. But hidden within this good news are signs of a huge problem. Despite these trends,…


Added by Joel McLean on October 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Are Job Postings Worth Money?

I saw an ad recently for one of those major job boards. You know the kind. Back in the day they changed recruiting by putting the job ads that used to fill up newspaper classified sections on the internet. It was liberating. It felt revolutionary. Then these guys went a step further. They took the paper resumes that we were all required to…


Added by Joel McLean on August 26, 2015 at 11:34am — 2 Comments

Forget Big Data. Recruitment Has a Huge Data Problem.

Whenever I see an article on Big Data and how it's going to revolutionize HR from hiring to management, I cringe a little. Not because I don't think it can, or even will. But because HR, and especially recruitment, have huge data problems that have been staring them right in the face for years - and they haven't changed a thing.

The inability to collect, organize, and analyze…


Added by Joel McLean on August 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


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