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[…]

Employee Referral Tracking Shouldn’t Be Hard

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 work with that might be a good fit for an Read more about Employee Referral Tracking Shouldn’t Be Hard[…]

The Startup Recruiting Podcast

It was recently brought to our attention that Lorraine Buhannic, the (former) VP of Talent Acquisition for AppNexus, a Referagig customer, was interviewed last year for The Startup Recruiting Podcast, where she spoke about the impending launch of Referagig to track and manage AppNexus’s employee referral program. In the interview, Lorraine talks about all of Read more about The Startup Recruiting Podcast[…]

Employer Branding and Purple Cows

Companies serious about upgrading their employer brand and employer branding strategies generally start with reputation sites like Glassdoor and Indeed, and rightfully so, seeing as those sites aggregate reviews and ratings that generate a star ranking, much like a restaurant, on the desirability of your firm for prospective employees. But what if you want to Read more about Employer Branding and Purple Cows[…]

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. […]