How does your company find and hire employees? The current research reveals how important employee engagement is to business success, but before you can engage employees, you have to find them and hire them. Recruiting today must be effective and competitive to build a workforce that can grow your business. You have to: Pay attention to candidate…

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Some companies rely on human resources to recruit new employees. Others use employment agencies or recruitment process outsourcing firms. But any small or mid-size company that is growing can learn from the recruiting strategies of larger and well-known businesses. Hewlett-Packard – Recruiting Technology Hewlett-Packard has had a global HR strategy and has been using HR…

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Employers and recruiters use various recruitment strategies to meet recruiting goals. To attract and hire the best requires the latest recruiting methods and technologies to target specific aspects of recruiting, such as sourcing, engaging, hiring, and pipelining or building a talent community. Although recruitment is commonly the responsibility of human resources professionals, it also falls…

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The roots of employee engagement reach all the way back to studies in the 1920s of worker morale and willingness to work toward organizational goals. Today, employee engagement ideas encompass workers’ emotional commitment to the companies that employ them, their passion for the organization and the work, and the positive business outcomes that are derived…

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Simon Barrow and Tim Abler defined employer brand in the Journal of Brand Management in1996 as “the package of functional, economic and psychological benefits provided by employment, and identified with the employing company”. Can you explain your employer brand in a couple of sentences? Do you know what candidates think of your company? Does your…

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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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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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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 your recruiting metrics old and tired? Turnover rate is one of several tired, old, static recruiting metrics applied to staffing and retention that isn’t very effective in a competitive, evolving job market and economy. With its foundation in employee hiring and exit history, it doesn’t reflect a company’s current recruiting needs status and only…

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Relevant education and experience and a professional appearance are expected of candidates, but recruiters hiring to build a team or looking for key employees to help build a company should follow these additional recruiting tips. With technology and social media, recruiters can get a good picture of a candidate’s background, work history, personal and career…

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Talent Acquisition Strategy- it’s what every company wants, but many have a hard time defining. You’ve followed our advice on building a talent pool and now you’re on to interviewing. Sometimes during an interview, you’re positive you’ve found it; only to find out after hiring that you didn’t. Other times you think you might be…

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Instead of using recruiting tips from the past, recruiters need to tap into innovative recruiting tips that are relevant to today’s environment. At a HR office in Huntsville, Alabama, a recruiter is sitting at her desk with a stack of requisitions for Senior Level Management positions. There are at least 7 vacancies that need to…

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