Employee Referral Programs: Why Gamification Matters

Gamification is one of the more common objectives we hear on the wishlists of prospective customers when we are talking with them about our Employee Referral software.  If recruiting departments are going to pay a referral bonus to their employees who refer candidates that are successfully hired, why would they need to also be concerned Read more about Employee Referral Programs: Why Gamification Matters[…]

7 Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2017

2017 is nearly upon us, which means another New Year marked by new trends. The world of hiring will not be immune to change. As the United States economy continues to grow and technology rapidly adapts and evolves, hiring will see a few marked shifts take place. Below, we have compiled seven of the biggest Read more about 7 Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2017[…]

Using Employee Referrals to grow your sales team

It’s no secret that employee referrals often lead to great hires.  Now more then ever, talent acquisition professionals are investing in their referral programs to generate more qualified employee referred candidates for their job openings. Of all departments within an organization, sales seems the most ripe for this approach.  After all, good sales people likely Read more about Using Employee Referrals to grow your sales team[…]

5 ways you know you are ready for a formal Employee Referral Program

As a talent acquisition leader or practitioner, it’s your job to help meet the needs of your growing organization by insuring a healthy pipeline of candidates that possess the skill sets (and personality) needed to run your company. With unemployment rates low and good talent hard to find, your work becomes increasingly more challenging as Read more about 5 ways you know you are ready for a formal Employee Referral Program[…]

5 Consistent Facts About Hiring Through Employee Referral Networks

Four academic professionals recently published an exhaustive research paper on Employee Referrals.  The paper makes an incredibly strong case for employee referral programs and uses data-driven thinking to illustrate this.  Using unique personnel data from nine large firms in three industries, the researchers document five consistent facts about hiring through employee referral networks: […]

For sales candidates, treat the interview process as a sales cycle

It’s often said that hiring sales professionals may be the toughest, most abstract hire a company can make.  There are so many intangibles to consider for a sales hire:  will the candidate ramp up on product/service knowledge quickly enough to make an impact?  Will they be motivated by management to pound the pavement?  Will marketing supply enough quality leads?  Will prospects respond to their unique approach in our unique industry?

There are countless online personality profiling assessments available; few sales managers I’ve spoken with over the years have had much success.  It’s a “roll of the dice”, as they often say, and odds are, only 2 out of 10 sales hires will actually stick. […]

Your Social Media Policy should also be your Social Policy

In this age of social media, organizations of all sizes are starting to think very carefully about how to approach social media as it relates to their employees, both in how their employees represent the company brand through their personal channels, and how they represent themselves as it relates to the company.

There’s a fine line between controlling your company brand and giving employee’s freedom to express themselves, but it’s a line company leaders need to consider and pay attention to.  And it’s not just what employees tweet, post on Facebook or upload to Instagram that matters.  What your employees do in both the physical and digital worlds says a lot about your company, whether you like it or not. […]

How to use your Social Media accounts to quickly land job interviews at the companies you want to work for

Regardless of your line of work, whether its driving a truck, cooking food in a restaurant, preparing tax returns, writing software, stocking shoes – you probably can list off the top of your head 3-5 companies you’d love to work for.  Create a list of the top companies you want to work for, just off the top of your head, if you can think of that many.  If you can’t, don’t fret, because quickly you’ll have a list of plenty to choose from. […]

The Future of Job Search is Social

Social media has impacted most aspects of our lives – we now not only have our friends, family and professional colleagues available to us at the touch of a button on whatever device we are using; we also know a lot about the people were are connected to:  what they do, where they do it, who they do it with.  Much more then we ever did before social media sites made it so easy to share so much (often times too much) about ourselves with the people around us.

We are more likely to first read a news headline on Twitter or Facebook then we are a newspaper, media website or TV, and naturally so – where else but social media can we engage in conversation and debate over issues without leaving the comforts of wherever we are.  Social media is where two great forces collide in real-time:  information and our personal/professional lives. […]

What are the best job boards for your recruiting dollar?

Software Advice, an HR & recruiting technology review service that connects businesses with software vendors, recently published the results of its survey to determine which job boards provide the best ROI for employers. , recently published the results of its survey to determine which job boards provide the best ROI for employers.  To conduct this survey, Software Advice Read more about What are the best job boards for your recruiting dollar?[…]