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5 Steps for Advertising a Job Opening with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Ads

When preparing to advertise a new job opening on the web, most recruiters turn to one of the many popular job boards, or job board syndication services like ZipRecruiter, to post their opening. This is a tried-and-true method of attracting candidates, with varying results. If you have some time, you may want to experiment with Read more about 5 Steps for Advertising a Job Opening with Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Ads[…]

Employees Sharing Job Openings Through Social Media as a Marketing Tactic?

There are obvious reasons to get employees sharing job openings at your company through their personal and professional networks. First off, it’s a great way to attract candidates that could become referrals (after the interested candidate has been vetted by the referring employee, of course.) It also helps establish your employer brand and give prospective Read more about Employees Sharing Job Openings Through Social Media as a Marketing Tactic?[…]

Recruiting Spend Management

Something VPs of Talent Acquisition often think about, but perhaps don’t have the most reliable data on, is their Recruiting Spend Management. That is, “our company spends X on recruiting in the following ways, with Y measurable results.” What kinds of metrics can Talent Acquisition leaders be measuring? Source of hire seems to be one Read more about Recruiting Spend Management[…]

Paper job applications: a thing of the past?

If you’re a retailer of any size (1 store or 500 stores) you have probably, at some point, used paper job applications for walk-in applicants.  Many of you have made the shift to online applications, and have officially gone “paperless”.  But it’s surprising to find, in this day and age of mobile phones and cloud Read more about Paper job applications: a thing of the past?[…]

Employee Referral Tracking Can Be Dead Simple

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE TRACKING SPREADHEET HERE: Employee Referral Tracking Sheet If you are like most talent acquisition professionals, you receive referrals from employees in a variety of ways (via email, phone, direct conversation) and use spreadsheets to do the tracking.  A typical scenario works like this: Your employee tells you about someone they used to Read more about Employee Referral Tracking Can Be Dead Simple[…]

Using LinkedIn Signal as a Job Search tool

Today I conducted a little experiment.  To prove my theory that social media will replace traditional job boards, I leveraged LinkedIn’s little known-about tool, Signal, to check for status updates from 1st and 2nd degree connections that contained words related to “job”.  My goal:  to determine if I could create my own job board showing Read more about Using LinkedIn Signal as a Job Search tool[…]

Referral Programs — Not Just for Employees

Today I received an email from Brittany at SoftwareAdvice, a great company that we’ve known about over the years as a trusted resource for customers seeking to navigate the options of vertically-specific software vendors in the HR market.  Simply put, they sell very high-value leads to select software vendors, which they acquire by offering extremely thorough insight Read more about Referral Programs — Not Just for Employees[…]

Avoiding “Offer Rejection”

Enough years in the recruiting business and enough missed placement opportunities by mishandling the offer scenario has taught me to be patient making job offers. In a tight market for talent, companies want to move top candidates through the hiring process quickly and try to lock the candidate down before competitors do. But first in Read more about Avoiding “Offer Rejection”[…]

Creative Ways to Distribute Your Job Postings

Not everyone can afford (or wants to pay) $300 or more to post a job on one of the premier job boards like LinkedIn, Monster or CareerBuilder, and few recruiters (outside of agencies) have the time to pro-actively mine resume databases for talent.  Given this, what are some creative and unique ways to distribute your job postings to increase the flow of candidates into your applicant tracking system? […]

Don’t Fall Victim to the “ERP Killers”

Job Board Dependency

In a perfect world, hiring managers would never have to look further then their own employees for candidate referrals when new positions at their companies become available.  Every job opening would be filled by a friend of a friend, and only candidates that can be vouched for by a current employee on day one would be granted an interview.  You’d fill 100% of your positions with employee referrals and spend on average $3000 per hire vs. $8000 or more.  Your company would be one big happy family of people who all knew each other before they joined your firm. […]