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

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Boston panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

August 26, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruitersHR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, September 17, from 9-11 a.m. ET for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Boston at The Westin Copley Place!

We will specifically discuss the role social media and mobile technology play in shaping an organization's candidate experience and employer brand

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q2 2014

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

August 17, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q2 2014.

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Summer is winding down and before we know it, the kids will be back in school and we will all be back to business as usual.  This time of year also means I’m ready to unveil the second -quarter rankings of the most influential recruiters on TheLadders.

Today, we are announcing the Q2 2014 contributions of recruiters and employers in the following categories:

  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at an Agency
  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at a Corporation

We chose these professionals from more than 80,000 recruiters who rely on our services to fill their most sought-after job openings with TheLadders’ more than 6 million job seekers. Our selection is based on their exemplary engagement within TheLadders’ job-matching ecosystem, quality hiring process and social responsibility in recruiting during the second quarter of 2014.

Once again our lists are full of new faces this quarter. It’s clear that new HR talent is taking advantage of the high-quality candidates on TheLadders. To ensure your professional success – and a spot on our highly coveted Top Recruiter/Employer lists in the future, stay active with us through continued recruiting best practices.

You can also now download our newest app, TheLadders Recruiter.  Released earlier this year, the app offers immediacy, simplification and convenient, on-the-go access to candidates in a fun and easy way. "TheLadders Recruiter" is now available exclusively on the App Store.

On behalf of my entire team at TheLadders, thank you for your commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for our career-driven job seekers. Here’s to continued success in 2014…and congratulations!

Best regards,

Alex Douzet, CEO & Co-founder

TheLadders

PS. If you'll be in New York on October 1, please join our team and local industry leaders at our Second Annual JobMobile Summit. Register now to reserve your seat and visit our JobMobile site for a look at other upcoming events near you!

 

 

Topics: TheLadders Announcements

8 ways recruiters can make their emails more enticing

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 12, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

In an over-saturated market, recruiters risk losing top talent if their emails aren’t just right. 

By Scott Ginsberg

During a public television interview, Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone said something every business professional needs to know:

"Email is the most intimate witness to our lives." 

Of course, that was almost two years ago. The irony is that email has become just another overloaded stream. Emails are no longer intimate, but overlooked. And so, for recruiters and employers who need to cut through the clutter and influence candidates on the other end of the screen, it’s imperative that their communications are the ones that get opened. [tweet this]

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Get to know this year's JobMobile Summit keynote speakers!

Posted by TheLadders

July 24, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Meet the keynote speakers for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Summit!

Alex Douzet, Phil Hansen and Diana Nyad will inspire you to push yourself personally and professionally as we move forward in this digital and mobile world.

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Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Seattle panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

July 11, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. PT for TheLadders' first-ever panel discussion and networking event in Seattle at The Westin Seattle! The event is free of charge but you must register in advance.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

What you need to know about performing background screens

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 10, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Make sure a background check doesn’t get in the way of a great hire. 

By P. Johnston

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You’ve interviewed ten candidates and think you’ve finally found the perfect match for a job in your company.  You make the offer, she accepts, and the only remaining step is a background screen. But what if the screening company you’ve hired tells you she has a criminal record?

Uh oh. If handled incorrectly, the candidate could sue. Or you could end up screening out someone who would be a great fit. It’s a mistake for an employer to just fob off the screening process on a third party and not take responsibility for it. Here are some tips on dealing with background screens in the digital world:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

Key advice for recruiting leadership roles

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 03, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

By Ken Sundheim 

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Leaders get things done. They command the attention and respect of those under them and consistently upgrade subordinate performance via clear goal setting, positive reinforcement and frequent feedback.

Moreover, their direct reports genuinely like them. While they exhibit great strength and resolve, top managers also display compassion, patience and tolerance for mistakes.

The importance of recruiting leaders

A firm lives and dies by its ability to recruit leaders. Staffing effective managers can dramatically increase productivity, heighten employee morale and grow a firm’s competitive advantage.

While recruiting superior managers can prove arduous, it is nothing short of crucial. To assist, our recruiters have laid out a platform which should help your organization in hiring the most effective leader for any open position.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

How to set your candidates up for interview success

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 25, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Make more placements by properly preparing your candidates for interviews.

Interview_DeskWhen it comes to the interview process, many argue that the onus is on the job candidate to do all the preparation. “If they don’t know how to prepare for an interview, I don’t want them on my team.” I’ve heard more than one hiring manager say these very words. However, I beg to differ with this sentiment.

You’re not hiring the person to be a professional interviewer; you’re hiring them to code your site, manage your budget or sell your product. While you want them to demonstrate their interest in the position by doing their homework, not everyone is a natural in the interview room. It never hurts to provide some helpful guidelines to ease the nerves and allow your candidates’ true talents and personality to shine.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Maximize your time online with these top recruiting tips

Posted by TheLadders

June 25, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Learn how to get better candidate results and make more hires on TheLadders.

You are a recruiter; you match candidates to jobs. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. In an industry where everyone is searching for that perfect “purple squirrel” of a candidate, recruiting is neither simple, nor for the faint of heart. After putting in long hours and wishing you could squeeze a few more in somehow, it often leaves you wondering, “How do I find the time to locate these candidates?”

Don’t fret! TheLadders is here to help. We’ve compiled a few of the common oversights recruiters make when searching and posting on TheLadders, along with suggestions to help maximize your efficiency and time spent onsite.