Screen more candidates by mastering the virtual interview

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 28, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Apply these tips to help your entire recruitment team perfect their video interviews.


During our JobMobile event series, the topic of virtual interviews regularly pops up. Thanks to the advancements in technology, recruiters and job applicants can come together for “face-to-face” interviews even when they’re hundreds of miles apart. And when you’re competing for top talent, it makes sense to widen your search parameters beyond the local talent pool.

If you’re just beginning to dabble with video interviews – or trying to convince your team and clients to join suit – here are a few tips to help you get started.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Elements of a successful candidate recruitment

Posted by Guest Contributor

May 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

by Aiden Rotton


The key to successfully recruiting a candidate is knowing beforehand what you want to achieve.The idea sounds self-evident, however, many companies do not have any idea as to what their goals are, leading to an unsuccessful, redundant or fragmented recruitment process. This mess is avoidable by structuring the recruitment process and focusing on these key elements:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q1 2014

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

May 25, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q1 2014.


After the coldest winter I can remember, it appears spring has finally sprung in New York City. That means it’s time to for me to unveil the first-quarter rankings of the most influential recruiters on TheLadders.

Today, we are announcing the Q1 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 70,000 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 first quarter of 2014.

Topics: TheLadders Announcements

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Dallas panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 21, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

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, June 18, from 9-11 a.m. CDT for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Dallas at The Westin Galleria Dallas

Meet our panelists

Craig FisherCEO at TalentNet


Craig is CEO of TalentNet, a social business strategy firm focused on training and events for sales and recruiting worldwide. He is concurrently the Head of Social Branding and Digital Marketing Strategy at Fisher Vista, working closely with HRmarketer’s agency and clients to increase brand visibility. Craig created the first Twitter chat for recruiters, partnered in the first LinkedIn-certified training company in North America, and in the largest social recruiting events series in the world. Craig Fisher has been named a top influencer in multiple publications, including The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, HRExaminer, ERE, Workable and Mashable. Follow Craig and TalentNet on Twitter at @Fishdogs and @TalentNet.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

How to let your company’s culture shine online

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 15, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Attract more candidates by digitally showcasing your employment brand.


When the competition is fierce, your company’s culture could give you the edge needed to win over top candidates.

Here are a few ways you can highlight your corporate culture online to attract the best candidates.

Make your employment brand social

Create separate social media accounts for your employment brand on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When choosing a platform (or platforms), consider which ones your employees currently use – you’re going to need their help spreading the word! Also look at your corporate brand’s social media presence and determine which platforms are most successful. This will help you to prioritize your efforts.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

What recruiters and HR pros can expect at JobMobile San Francisco

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 13, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Here’s a preview of TheLadders second annual JobMobile event for the Bay Area’s talent acquisition community.


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

At the 2nd annual JobMobile San Francisco, our goal is to inspire recruiters and HR professionals in the greater Bay Area to transform their talent acquisition strategies to digitally target what will soon be 46% of the workforce: Millennials.

For those of you planning to attend, below is a run-down of what you can expect at the event. If you’re a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, there’s still time to register. RSVP by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, June 9 to reserve your spot!

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Why your recruiting needs to go mobile

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 08, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

You can’t look at a recruiting blog or attend a conference these days without hearing about mobile recruitment, and with good reason.


While many other industries jumped on the mobile bandwagon within the past five years, the recruiting and staffing industry has been slow to embrace this new technology.  In fact, only five percent of the Fortune 500 offer a mobile job-application process (according to iMomentous’ Corporate Mobile Readiness Report), despite the fact that one in three job searches are performed on a smart device.

Still not convinced that mobile deserves a place in your recruitment strategy? Consider the following:

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends

JobMobile is headed to Dallas!

Posted by Amanda Augustine

May 07, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Dallas/Fort Worth recruiters + HR pros: RSVP today for TheLadders JobMobile event to learn more about mobile recruitment! 


TheLadders is packing its bags for its first-ever JobMobile power breakfast and networking event in Dallas on Wednesday, June 18, from 9-11 a.m. CDT at The Westin Galleria Dallas.

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers can learn about the challenges and benefits of mobile recruitment from a panel of local experts.

JobMobile Dallas' panelists include: Craig Fisher of TalentNet Live LLC; Shari Conaway of Southwest Airlines; and Carrie Corbin of Samsung! 

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Creative ways top companies recruit with video

Posted by Amanda Augustine

April 29, 2014 @ 07:40 PM

Leverage video like the pros to boost your recruitment efforts.


More and more employers are turning to video to differentiate their employment brands and engage with prospective candidates in a powerful and mobile-friendly way. Below are some of the many ways you can leverage video to enhance your recruitment efforts.

Job descriptions

Who says job descriptions have to be boring? Companies like HubSpot are redefining the traditional job description by incorporating video for their featured positions. Now prospective candidates can watch 60-second clips to learn exactly what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate and why they should consider working at HubSpot. Better yet, the job seeker is immediately introduced to the hiring manager and what it might be like to work for that person before an application is ever submitted.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Announcing TheLadders 2014 ELITE: San Francisco

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

April 24, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

TheLadders unveils this year's ELITE recruiters for the San Francisco area.


As a pioneer in the recruitment industry, TheLadders has worked with employers around the country to find the right person for the right job. While we aim to make the process as easy as possible, we recognize that job-matching success relies heavily on a committed hiring team, and with more than 67,000 recruiters and employers in our network, it’s safe to say that the level of commitment varies from professional to professional.

That said, it is important for us to recognize and celebrate the people who contribute to our success in each of our key markets. Early last year, I announced the launch of a new program for employers -- TheLadders ELITE, which initially kicked off in New York, and expanded to San Francisco and Chicago, Atlanta and Boston. The program celebrates a short list of exceptional employers in our most popular recruiting markets, representing the top 1 percent of our users. Each ELITE employer is hand-selected, based upon their TTM performance (Trailing Twelve Months, immediately prior to the list’s announcement), while demonstrating outstanding citizenship within TheLadders’ community.

In June, the program will once again come to San Francisco. When it comes to employers and recruiters in this city by the bay, the 1 percent below has gone above and beyond to be amongst TheLadders ELITE! 

Join us at JobMobile San Francisco on Tuesday, June 10 to celebrate the 2014 honorees.

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements