TheLadders

With over 6 million members, TheLadders is the premier mobile career network, committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. The only company with a free, mobile-to-mobile career community, TheLadders expanded its services in fall 2011 from job-matching for high-earning professionals to all career-driven professionals. In doing so, more than 65,000 employers and recruiters that use TheLadders to source qualified candidates now have access to professionals at all levels.
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Attract top candidates through mobile recruiting

Posted by TheLadders

December 05, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

To find the best talent, recruiters must optimize their talent acquisition strategies for the mobile candidate.

Social_Media_MobileA recent Jobvite survey found that 75 percent of the American workforce is comprised of job seekers. Of these job seekers, 77 percent take to their mobile phones to get leads on potential job opportunities. With individuals increasingly relying on mobile devices to job search, recruiters and hiring managers need to follow suit if they want to get the best candidates. As demonstrated in our JobMobile event series, it’s easy to talk about mobilizing recruiting strategies, but actually implementing them can be a challenge.

Here are three mobile strategies that you should take action on immediately to engage and recruit top talent.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

Top recruiting insights from JobMobile Atlanta

Posted by TheLadders

November 04, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

TheLadders’ JobMobile series took a page from the southern-migrating birds last week, and descended on Atlanta for its fifth local event. The warmer weather wasn’t the only appeal – Atlanta is a hotbed of hiring right now, and it’s an important place to discuss mobile recruiting. If you weren’t able to attend or have been tuning in as TheLadders travels across the country, here are the top takeaways from JobMobile Atlanta:

Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

5 tricks for receiving qualified candidates

Posted by TheLadders

October 24, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

Ensure you’re making the most of your job postings with these simple tips. 

Recruit_TheLadders_EmployersAs an Account Manager on the Recruiter Relations team, I’ve helped hundreds of talent acquisition professionals maximize their experience on TheLadders.  While the site seems straightforward, there are many tricks that will make your life easier and lead to better candidates for your positions. Today I’ll provide you with insider tips on how to optimize your job postings.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Mobile recruiting strategies from top industry leaders at JobMobile Summit

Posted by TheLadders

October 16, 2013 @ 04:27 PM

Speakers from TheLadders JobMobile Summit share their perspective on the challenges and benefits of mobile disruption in the recruitment industry. 

As a mobile-first technology company, TheLadders is dedicated to bringing job seekers, employers and recruiters into the mobile era with ease. Job seekers have already accepted mobile technology in the search, with 84 percent saying they’d use their smartphone to find a job. Talent acquisition, however, has not embraced the mobile shift with the same fervor. This disparity between groups could lead to missed opportunities for recruiters who aren’t including mobile strategies in their recruiting.

TheLadders Mobile Device Usage Chart
TheLadders began hosting local JobMobile events throughout the country in early 2013 and held its first national JobMobile Summit this past September to discuss the mobile disruption in recruiting. The summit was a great success, and attendees heard from – and interacted with – national thought leaders on the subject. Here are a few of the top innovators we heard from and their take on the mobile shift:

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Get to know: BuzzFeed's Eric Harris

Posted by TheLadders

August 19, 2013 @ 01:19 PM

Learn more about JobMobile Summit speaker and BuzzFeed's EVP of Business Operations, Eric Harris.

EricHarrisIf you haven’t heard yet, TheLadders is hosting our very first two-day JobMobile Summit event. As one of the most anticipated events, we're kicking off this Monday morning with one of our recognized speaker's bio. First at bat, Eric Harris. 

Topics: TheLadders Events

Hire for will, train for skill: U.S. Cellular's hiring philosophy

Posted by TheLadders

August 15, 2013 @ 01:11 PM

We recently sat down with U.S. Cellular's Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, Courtney Jorgensen.

jm-courtney-jorgensenCourtney, we talk a lot of about the importance of cultural fit. How do you pre-screen prospective candidates for cultural fit? 

In HR and recruiting, we are the vanguards of our culture and we identify and acquire talent that demonstrates the values and behaviors of our Dynamic Organization, while also ensuring they possess the requisite skills for the role.  Regardless of function we utilize relevant customized selection tools that align to our organization’s, and role-specific competencies either leveraging technology for candidate prioritization, an online assessment and/or behavioral-based interview tools.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

TheLadders JobMobile Summit 2013

Posted by TheLadders

August 13, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

It’s official. TheLadders will be hosting their first annual JobMobile Summit event from September 24th to September 25th!

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JobMobile Summit is a two-day event, which celebrates innovations and strategies in mobile recruitment. With the mobile age upon us, 86 percent of job seekers who have a smartphone would use it to search for a job. 

Translation?

Employers need to integrate mobile technology into their recruiting strategies or risk missing out on the best talent.

During this two-day event, you will have the opportunity to learn and interact with speakers and panelists representing top innovators that broke through barriers and disrupted their respective industry with the use of mobile.

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Search & Post

Posted by TheLadders

January 01, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

Access our community of qualified, vetted, career-driven job seekers through our fully customizable, state-of-the-art search.

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Filter by a multitude of search criteria, and take advantage of TheLadders communication and management tools that make it easy for you to quickly surface the right candidates.

  • Drill down by industry, specialty, and/or other key words.
  • Search, and save the candidates with the best résumés.
  • Communicate with one candidate, or several, at the click of a button.

Want to learn more? Click on the following link to watch a demo of TheLadders Search & Post or simply visit recruit.theladders.com 

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, TheLadders Announcements

FitFinder: Human powered search service

Posted by TheLadders

January 01, 2013 @ 01:00 AM

We know how long it takes to find the perfect candidate. Which is exactly why we're doing the work for you with our FitFinder service.

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FitFinder sets you up with a team of specially-trained experts - Talent Specialists - who will take your job and find you highly-qualified candidates within 2 business days.

    • Over 70 percent of candidates are accepted as a fit for the position by recruiters
    • Entire process takes less than 10 minutes of your time
    • Spend less time sourcing and more time connecting with candidates
Want to learn more? Click on the following link to Watch a DEMO or simply visit: recruit.theladders.com

Unemployment data offer hints of next job report

Posted by TheLadders

August 28, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Recruiter, UnemploymentFor the past few months the U.S. had seen a steady string of modestly supportive economic reports. But Bloomberg reports that, for the past two weeks now, the country has seen a rise in the number of applications for unemployment benefits.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that around 372,000 people filed for unemployment, up by 4,000 people from the week before, which itself was revised upward to 368,000 people.

The figure marks a major rise over projections, with a Bloomberg poll of 41 economists predicting a median decline to 365,000 applications.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the latest numbers suggest that the U.S. could be in store for another disappointing jobs report come the start of next month.

These estimates are still a good bit better than the unemployment numbers in July, when the country is estimated to have added a surprising 163,000 jobs, but even that number is fairly underwhelming when compared with the first few months in the year.

Analysts expect to see more than 100,000 jobs added in the month, though the ultimate number could actually be lower than last month.