3 game-changing trends in talent acquisition that are here to stay

Posted by Guest Contributor

October 24, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Cathy Y. Taylor, Recruitment Marketing Consultant and panelist for JobMobile Chicago, discusses the recruiting trends she believes are here to stay -- and why.

By Cathy Y. Taylor 

In advance of JobMobile Chicago next week, I was asked what trends in talent acquisition are here to stay. My quick response was the following: 

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Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

Was your recruitment process built with purpose?

Posted by Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Have you considered the efficacy of your recruitment process lately?

By Aiden Rotton

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Does your company’s recruitment process reflect a clear strategy? Ask yourself this: Did you select most of your top-performing employees by chance or by a carefully planned recruitment process? [TWEET]

The most crucial task of the Human Resources team is to hire great employees. But a great hire can turn into a big mistake if the candidate leaves within the first few months. Hiring the right people can be challenging and expensive, but keeping unfit employees is also costly. High turnover rates and low performance are signs that your recruitment strategy needs an efficacy evaluation. Here are few suggestions on how to improve your recruitment process to produce better candidate fits:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Experts’ single tip to improve your recruitment marketing now

Posted by Sarah Woodard

October 14, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

TheLadders learns what you can do right now to improve your employer branding. 

Think back to how you recruited and hired candidates five years ago. What was important to candidates? What was important to employers? What was the dynamic? Then consider today. As Martin Burns, a lead sourcing and technology professional at PWC put it, “The war on talent is over. Talent won.” [TWEET] Today, candidates have the upper hand, and it’s your job to impress them. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to help attract the right people.

There are so many talent solutions that range from short-term to long-term and free to very expensive. So we asked three experts at TheLadders’ JobMobile Summit for one thing recruiters can do right now to improve their talent acquisition.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

What recruiters and HR pros can learn at JobMobile Chicago

Posted by Amanda Augustine

October 13, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s a preview of TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile event for Chicago’s talent acquisition community. [TWEET]

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We’re a few weeks away from JobMobile Chicago! JobMobile is a unique series of events, presented by TheLadders, which celebrates innovations and strategies in recruitment.

At JobMobile Chicago, our goal is to inspire recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers to transform their talent acquisition strategies to match the way top talent finds new roles in our digital era.

Join me on Wednesday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. CT for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Chicago event at the W Chicago Lakeshore.

 

Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

5 job seeker insights that will change how you recruit

Posted by Shankar Mishra

October 09, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Learn how job seekers behave so you can adapt your recruiting to land the top talent.

 

JM_Summ_ShankarAs the VP of Data at TheLadders, I spend my days wading through job seeker information. Last week, I had the opportunity to present some of the insights I’ve gathered at our annual JobMobile Summit, and have been fielding requests about my slides ever since. So without further ado, here are the top 5 tips recruiters were clamoring for after the event.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Who’s speaking at JobMobile Summit?

Posted by Hope Restle

September 25, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Learn about the recruitment innovators and mobile-technology trailblazers you'll hear at JobMobile Summit. 

Summit_screenshotFifteen featured speakers of every leadership title and industry are bringing their recruiting and entrepreneurship expertise to TheLadders’ free JobMobile Summit on Wednesday, October 1.

Join us next week for a full day of inspiration, innovation and learning!

Here's a look at some of the professionals you’ll hear from at the Second Annual JobMobile Summit:

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Meet Kathryn Minshew, Featured JobMobile Summit Panelist!

Posted by Hope Restle

September 23, 2014 @ 12:17 PM

Recruiters and HR pros: Join us on October 1 at JobMobile Summit to meet The Muse's Kathryn Minshew!

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We're thrilled to announce a new addition to the featured panelist lineup for JobMobile Summit: Kathryn Minshew, Co-founder & CEO of The Muse!

Kathryn joins the ranks of fifteen other internationally recognized entrepreneurs and tech-savvy game changers  to share her expertise at TheLadders’ free JobMobile Summit event in New York City on October 1st.

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ national event series celebrating mobile innovations in talent acquisition. The JobMobile Summit is the pinnacle event, bringing together speakers and panelists representing top innovators who broke through barriers and disrupted their respective industries.

Recruiter, HR professionals, and hiring managers will have the opportunity to learn from these prominent thought leaders about the challenges and benefits of going mobile while making new connections with leading professionals in the hiring industry. 

Register for free today to join us on Wednesday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Summit in New York at The Edison Ballroom! 

Topics: TheLadders Events

Faster access to applicants for a speedier hiring process

Posted by JP Park

September 17, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

The latest update in TheLadders' recruiter app allows you to view applicants and connect instantly - all on your phone.

Here at TheLadders, we get excited about creating innovative products that make recruiters’ jobs faster and easier. When we unveiled our best-in-class mobile app, TheLadders Recruiter, talent acquisition leaders were thrilled to get access to TheLadders’ candidates on the go, and with an experience simple enough to use on a small screen.  (Don’t have the app? Download it for free now)

Over the last 6 months, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and as a result, have focused our efforts on making the mobile-recruiting experience more connected with your desktop experience. Today, we’re proud to announce an app update we think you’ll like: You can now view applicants for your job postings on the go and as soon as they apply. We understood from user testing that a short time-to-hire was critical, and so most recruiters need a simplified, mobile experience that gives them the essentials without the sometimes confusing bells and whistles of the desktop site. With the app you can immediately review candidates who applied to or “liked” your roles, and remove them when they’ve been filled.  

The top 7 ways to attract and retain millennial employees

Posted by Guest Contributor

September 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Millennials will form the majority of the workplace by 2020. Here are the best ways to get them onto your team.

By Dylan Kaufman

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There are roughly 80 million Millennials in the U.S., and these 20 to early 30-somethings will form a majority in the workplace by 2020. This generation values greater flexibility, autonomy and more opportunity for impact at work than their Gen X and Baby Boomer predecessors. But many hiring managers don’t know how to speak their professional language. Here we share seven ways to attract bright young minds from Generation Y to join and grow with your team:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Does your recruitment team get the message?

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 26, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

By Eddie Francis

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The essence of effective marketing is communicating a consistent message. Having the packaging of a logo, a slogan and advertising job openings matters, but when you’re marketing a company during recruitment, you need the people involved to carry that consistent message. I’m not just talking about customer service reps and the interview teams; I’m talking about anybody who might come in contact with potential candidates. You need your employees to be able to deliver an attractive, concise pitch to get the attention of the most appropriate talent – no matter the situation.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing