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

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.

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

How to spot the best recruiters for your business

Posted by Guest Contributor

April 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Having a great recruitment professional on your side can help to shape your company. Here’s how to spot the best ones. 

By Janine Davis

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Having a great recruiter in your corner can make hiring simple. Everyone should have at least one go-to recruiter that becomes their career partner in crime. Someone who has known you for years, tracks your career and business, provides advice just to be a nice person, and knows your personality and quirks when it’s your turn to hire. I’m not talking about the used car salesman type that only remembers you when they need you. I’m talking about a professional that is your sounding board, keeps you in mind and calls you when something of interest comes in, and knows your career motivations and passions. 

Fetch came up with this “List of Qualities that make Successful Recruiters” as part of our internal hiring process. Here I’m sharing a slightly modified version of it, since I’m often asked how someone can assess a good recruiter (whether you are a client or a candidate). There are nuances depending on which side of the hiring equation you are on, but the basics apply regardless. Be on the lookout for these qualities. The ones that are soft in nature are obviously harder to gauge (The Soft Stuff), but there are also three solid tangible barometers (The Hard Stuff) you can use.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

JobMobile is coming to the Bay Area!

Posted by Amanda Augustine

April 16, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Bay Area recruiters: Mark your calendars for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile event! 

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TheLadders is headed back to the west coast for its Second Annual JobMobile San Francisco event on Tuesday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT.

This year, our panelists will share best practices for recruiting Millennials. Join us to learn how technology can be leveraged to attract this highly connected and tech-savvy generation that prefers texts to phone calls and apps to desktop experiences.

Registration is now open! 

If you’re a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit our JobMobile site to reserve your seat today and stay tuned for more details about the panelists and other presenters.

To give you an idea of what to expect, click on the following link to watch video footage of our recent JobMobile New York event.

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

What recruiters and HR pros can expect at JobMobile L.A.

Posted by Amanda Augustine

March 27, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

TheLadders hits the road Tuesday, April 8th for JobMobile Los Angeles!  Here’s a preview of what the L.A. talent acquisition community can expect at JobMobile.

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TheLadders JobMobile event series is hitting the road again! Our next stop is the W Los Angeles-Westwood on Tuesday, April 8th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. PT.

JobMobile is a unique series of events which celebrates innovations and strategies in recruitment.

At JobMobile L.A., 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.

For those of you planning to attend, below is a run-down of what you can expect at the event. 

 

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Announcing TheLadders 2014 ELITE: Los Angeles

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

March 27, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

TheLadders unveils this year's ELITE recruiters for the greater Los Angeles area. 

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements