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Archive for August 2013

Social Recruiting – Not Just for IT Recruiting Firms

It’s tempting. The services that IT recruiting firms provide can be convenient and have helped out many a corporate during a recruiting crunch. But the same sourcing and screening tools that are used by IT recruiting firms are equally accessible to the time-constrained corporate recruiter, and they are becoming indispensable. While existing tools are constantly…

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What You Need to Know About Employee Survey Questions

Talent acquisition is becoming a tool for developing competitive advantage, and the most successful talent acquisition strategies include hiring manager and employee survey questions. Successful talent acquisition doesn’t happen at the recruiter’s desk, behind closed doors, as a singular and solitary activity. It’s the result of meeting with employees, hiring managers, and other stakeholders to…

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Try these Simple YouTube Recruitment Strategies

Recruitment strategies used to be very expensive. Can you believe it used to cost almost $20,000 to place an employment ad in the classified section of the big city Sunday paper? And forget about the cost of producing a commercial for recruiting. Most jobs were advertised in the classified section of the local paper. Headhunters…

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7 Kick-Butt Recruiting Strategies

1 – Sell Your Top Candidates on the Company Don’t overlook the power of your business’s best attributes to attract top candidates. Even if you don’t work for Yahoo and your company doesn’t sell itself, make sure you let candidates know about your best customers, or the cutting-edge projects they could work on, or your…

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8 Ways to Recruit Passive Candidates

Gainfully employed professionals, otherwise known as passive candidates, make excellent employment prospects. Passive candidates are likely to have the most current career skills your company needs versus active candidates. They are more likely to have recent and relevant work experience in the industry and in the job market. And they make up 84 percent of…

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3 Steps to a Better Recruiting Process

Hiring managers are busy people, and they have a range of attitudes towards the recruiting process. A hiring manager may just want to get warm bodies into open positions as quickly as possible. Or he may only want to talk to top candidates and have the time and resources to wait for the “right” one.…

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Add Blogging to Your IT Recruiting Strategy Now!

So you’re a recruiter, a hiring manager, or an HR professional tasked with IT recruiting responsibilities. Maybe your recruiting projects are mostly software developers, and they’re complicated affairs that consume your time and attention. You’re not a writer. You don’t even have time to read your email, or blogs, tweets, rants, and reviews online, much…

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Are you a Touchy Feely Talent Acquisition Professional?

No, this blog is not suggesting that you conduct yourself in a manner unbecoming of a respectful talent acquisition professional, but it is suggesting a way in which to step up your game for full lifecycle recruiting. A more touchy feely approach, in the metaphorical sense, may well boost your reputation as a talent acquisition…

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Get Rid of the Riff-Raff with Reference Check Questions

If you are an employer, hiring manager, or recruiter, making a list of reference check questions should be close to the top of your to-do list. Even though more than fifty percent of large U.S. employers conduct background checks, applicants still lie on applications, resumes, and in interviews. ADP, Automatic Data Processing, a large payroll…

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Social Recruiting Tips for LinkedIn

LinkedIn, like other major social recruiting platforms, is always evolving to attract its audience of professionals, employers, recruiters, and job seekers. Anyone with a LinkedIn profile should make it a habit to check LinkedIn blogs regularly (daily or weekly) to keep up with changes and beta features. If you’re a recruiter or owner of a…

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