Ben Slater's Blog (8)

Artificial Intelligence meets Recruiting: Beamery New Features

Release notes is our monthly update highlighting significant product releases to show your what we're improving and keep you in the loop. Here's what we did in November:

We've spent November addressing the big issues. How can companies get more value out of Beamery? How can recruiters use our platform to work faster and smarter?

We're really excited…


Added by Ben Slater on December 1, 2015 at 4:51am — No Comments

Major personal brand mistakes you need to stop making

Social media lets everyone become their own publicist. Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn have removed all the barriers to self promotion – now we’re free to tell everyone how great we are 24/7.

We’ve all slipped into a constant sales mode, selling our abilities, our product, our services. Think about how many self-acclaimed ‘social media experts’ you’ve come…


Added by Ben Slater on November 12, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

The 5 Key Pillars of Recruitment Marketing

The hiring market is embroiled in a vicious battle for the best talent – there’s an increasing need for new techniques to connect with the very best talent.

Innovative employers are experimenting with a range of clever recruitment strategies and hiring hacks to get top…


Added by Ben Slater on November 10, 2015 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

10 awesome hiring quotes to inspire your team

Hiring is the most important thing your company can do.

It’s essential to remember just how important building a great team is to long term success. To help you get your team going we’ve compiled a list of the very best hiring quotes.


“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the…

Added by Ben Slater on November 9, 2015 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

6 harsh truths that will make you a better recruiter

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies” – Larry Bossidy

The phrase you are what you eat translates nicely to…


Added by Ben Slater on November 6, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Why recruiters need to tell the right story

Your company’s external narrative has never been more important.

Today’s top candidates want you to ‘sell’ them on your opportunities.

This is understandable. Applying for a job is a purchasing decision that has a dramatic effect on your life.

Today's candidates are happy to put in the time to thoroughly research a company – if they don’t like…


Added by Ben Slater on November 5, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

3 reasons why there's a huge shortage of great leaders

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management” – Tom Landry

Choosing good managers is one of the most important decisions that companies make – bad leadership is often at the root of business failure. You might be surprised then that recent Gallup research suggested that companies choose the wrong candidate 82% of the…


Added by Ben Slater on November 4, 2015 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

Stop messaging candidates on LinkedIn - try these tactics instead

LinkedIn makes everything pretty easy.

It’s essentially developed into a huge, professional A-Z, supposedly stuffed full of great candidates that are waiting for you to contact them.

The problem is that it sending messages to candidates on LinkedIn is so hit and miss. The LinkedIn sales department want us to aspire to a 25% In-Mail success rate – this…


Added by Ben Slater on November 3, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments


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