5 common hiring mistakes that prevent firms from recruiting top candidates

Posted by Guest Contributor

June 17, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

By Ken Sundheim 

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Hiring great employees is as is crucial as it is complex. Organizations around the world spend countless amounts of money, time and energy pursuing top candidates. While some consistently land the candidates possessing passion, audacity and intelligence, others continually fall short of their staffing goals. 

The main reason for their shortcomings is not an external factor such as availability of applicants, but rather, it stems from common hiring mistakes that can easily be avoided. Firms can make alterations in their processes to increase the odds of staffing dedicated, competitive and engaged employees.

Below, you’ll find five common mistakes that prevent many organizations from hiring top candidates.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruit top talent by channeling your inner marketer

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 10, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Ask yourself these questions to improve your recruitment marketing strategy.

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Today’s job market requires recruiters to become marketers and brand ambassadors for their employers in order to successfully find and attract the right candidates to fill their positions. Here’s how to define and market your company’s employer brand.

What exactly is an employer brand?

In its simplest terms, an employer brand is the way an organization is perceived by its prospective applicants, candidates, and employees. While company culture plays a major role in defining an organization’s employer brand, it’s not the only contributing factor. Your company’s reputation on and off-line and the candidate experience also influence this perception.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Will we see you at JobMobile next Wednesday?

Posted by TheLadders

June 05, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

We hope to see you at JobMobile Dallas this coming Wednesday, June 18 at the Westin Galleria Dallas.

At the JobMobile Dallas, you'll have the chance to connect other local talent acquisition professionals and learn how to transform your recruitment strategies to match the way top talent finds new roles in our digital era.

Click on the following link to learn more about JobMobile and meet our panelists.

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Topics: TheLadders Events

Will we see you at JobMobile next Tuesday?

Posted by TheLadders

June 03, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

We hope to see you at JobMobile San Francisco this coming Tuesday, June 10 at the W San Francisco.

At the Second Annual JobMobile San Francisco, you'll have the chance to explore talent acquisition strategies to digitally target what will soon be 46% of the workforce: Millennials.

Click on the following link to learn more about the event and our panelists.

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Topics: TheLadders Events

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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