I originally wrote about this topic on May 17, 2016, in a blog post called "How to Get Talent Pool Insights from LinkedIn". In the past seven years, I have continued to use these talent pool insights, but I have…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 21, 2023 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This is the main article taken from my newsletter.
Recently, I conducted a poll on LinkedIn to gather feedback on how soon candidates would prefer to receive a…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 7, 2023 at 8:32am — No Comments
The job title of a job posting is crucial to its success in attracting potential candidates. Just like how copywriters put a lot of thought into crafting headlines for advertisements, recruiters should also put in the effort to…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 31, 2023 at 2:23pm — No Comments
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This scenario has played out many times over the decades and more so recently. You email a candidate or call an applicant and one of the first questions the person asks is, "how much does this role pay?" Recruiters and hiring managers for decades have considered this…Continue
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Issue #1 - published on December 27, 2022
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I share expert, practical advice on recruiting and talent acquisition biweekly. If you’re new to our community and would like to revolutionize your recruiting, click the “subscribe” button…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on December 27, 2022 at 9:00am — No Comments
Lately, I have had much free time as I am a corporate recruiter between jobs in December. So I have been focusing on my development and taking many LinkedIn Learning courses. This week I took the course called "…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on December 23, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments
I am starting a corporate recruiting focused mastermind group:
Purpose: sourcing and recruiting more “A-players” to our companies while striving to become world-class recruiters.
During the bi-weekly meetings, you get to tap into the collective minds of the group to solve your biggest sourcing and recruiting challenges.
If you have any interest, please go to …Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on November 26, 2021 at 10:26pm — No Comments
At the end of last year, ERE published an article called “9 Talent-acquisition Trends to Watch for in 2017.” I was excited to see one of the bullet points was as follows:
A/B testing will become a critical factor in the battle for talent. Do fewer candidates drop off during the application process if you reduce your number of screening questions? Is a candidate…
Added by Eric Putkonen on April 25, 2017 at 4:32pm — No Comments
That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.” They are not the only ones. There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have. For example, Philadelphia passed…Continue
From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters. Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?
Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore. I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years. By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter. Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…Continue
I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.
Last week, there was an article called “…
If you have not read it, I recommend reading “The Psychology of Persuasion” by Kevin Hogan. It is a book that many marketers would be familiar with and the content is backed by scientific studies.
One of the sections of the book is about the…
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 28, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments
I have been a recruiter for a long time and spoken with a lot of my peers about this. In the end, I think Human Resources/Talent Acquisition has messed up the possibility of being partners to many hiring managers. We keep saying hiring managers are our primary customers. There is a difference between customers and partners.
We also all have heard the phrase, “the customer is always right.” Some of us send out hiring manager satisfaction surveys and others have them integrated into the…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 16, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments
I recently watched “Why hiring is broken” by Kate Glazebrook from TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Yet another person saying resumes are broken (which is true), but this time with research to back it up. They don’t really do a good job predicting performance and they allow biases to creep in.…
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments
I recently saw a great TED Talk by Adam Grant that was just posted this month via the TED Talk app on my AppleTV. Unfortunately, there isn’t a YouTube link for the TED Talk yet, but I found a link to a similar talk he gave on the same topic at ZeitgeistMinds called “Givers, Takers, and Matchers.”…
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 10, 2017 at 8:18am — No Comments
Per the Global Recruiting Trends 2017 by LinkedIn, in the top 3 of recruiting metrics we see “length of stay” and “hiring manager satisfaction.” Both of these point towards quality of hire. Another main recruiting metric is “time to fill,” but this metric…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on December 6, 2016 at 9:59am — No Comments
I have had a lot of success “training” hiring managers into using proper processes and procedures. That is what we have to do as recruiters…we need to train hiring managers to a certain degree.
I don’t mean giving them training sessions on the illegal questions to ask during interviews. I don’t mean giving them training sessions of any kind.
I mean getting hiring managers to give timely feedback on candidates submitted for their review.
Added by Eric Putkonen on November 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
The first thing potential job seekers see is the job title. It is the job titles that come up when searches are done on company job boards and more importantly on career sites (like Monster, Careerbuilder, etc.). So to stand out and get the best from those pools of talent, it is vitally important to have great job titles. Copywriters know that the most important part of an…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on November 8, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments