Responsive web design: The one question for businesses to consider

Posted by Guest Contributor

March 26, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

JobMobile NYC panelist shares his organization's transition to a mobile-responsive website.

By Jay Woodruff

Affinity_Resource_GroupHere’s the only question you need to answer in deciding whether to move to a responsive-designed website:

Do you want to stay in business?

About two-thirds of Facebook users now gain access via mobile devices, and for sites like Pandora and Instagram, the number is approaching 100 percent. As more and more people migrate to mobile as their primary access to digital information, you can't afford to not put your best face forward on portable devices.

At Affinity Resource Group, our recruiting practice focuses on digital technologists, so for us the move was a no-brainer. And still we dragged our feet. Our website is important, but it is not our primary revenue driver, so during those first couple of years we were focused on establishing relationships, attracting clients, and making placements. 

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

What recruiters and HR pros can expect at JobMobile NYC

Posted by Amanda Augustine

March 23, 2014 @ 03:34 PM

Here’s a preview of TheLadders' second annual JobMobile NYC event for the talent acquisition community. Wednesday, March 26th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

JobMobile_NYC_2014_squareWe’re only a few days away from TheLadders' second annual JobMobile event in New York City!

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

At this year's JobMobile NYC, our goal is to inspire recruiters and HR professionals to transform their talent acquisition strategies to digitally target what will soon be 46 percent of the workforce: Millennials.

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

Topics: TheLadders Events

In a time crunch? Contact candidates faster with this new feature

Posted by JP Park

March 18, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Recruiters, you’re getting 10 minutes of your day back with TheLadders new candidate messaging feature.

Between interviews, conferences and career fairs, talent acquisition professionals don’t have a lot of spare time. Do you sometimes wonder how you do it all AND find and contact the best candidates for your difficult roles?

Our job at TheLadders is to make sourcing and connecting with top talent as quick and easy as possible so you can spend more time getting them hired. That’s why we’re excited to share a new product update with you: Mass candidate messaging. You can now compartmentalize your work on TheLadders by searching for and saving quality candidates, then sending a personal, individualized message to each of them at once.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, TheLadders Announcements

Introducing the app that will change the way you do your job

Posted by Sarah Woodard

March 16, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Revolutionize the way you find top talent with TheLadders’ app.

Between sending emails, calling candidates and checking their social networking pages, recruiters spend a lot of time on their phones. So why is it that such an integral part of the job – sourcing candidates – hasn’t been mobilized? Enter TheLadders.

The newest mobile offering, "TheLadders Recruiter," was built to save you time and revolutionize the way you recruit; enabling you to find top talent while on the go. The app strives for three things: To make your candidate discovery effortless, to show you the most relevant candidates, and to make it fast and easy to directly connect with them, no matter where you are. 

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

Announcing TheLadders 2014 ELITE: New York City

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

March 12, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

TheLadders unveils this year's ELITE recruiters for the greater New York City area. 

logoAs 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 65,000 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% 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.

This month, the program comes back to the Big Apple. Most New Yorkers would agree that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. When it comes New York’s employers and recruiters, the 1% below has gone above and beyond to be amongst TheLadders ELITE. Join us at JobMobile New York to celebrate the 2014 honorees:

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

In their words: Lincoln Financial Group's Jen Warne

Posted by Amanda Augustine

February 24, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Amanda sits down with JobMobile panelist Jen Warne, SVP of Talent for Lincoln Financial Group. 

Jen_WarneJen, how long have you worked at Lincoln Financial Group and what is your current role?

I have had the opportunity to work with Lincoln Financial Group for about three years. As the Senior Vice President of Talent, I lead the strategy and execution of Lincoln’s enterprise talent agenda, which is focused on building organizational and leadership capability, strengthening the talent pipeline, and enhancing Lincoln’s ability to attract and engage talent. I oversee the company’s organizational and leadership effectiveness, recruitment, career management, enterprise learning and development, leadership development, succession planning, and business talent partnering services. 

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

The convergence of social media and mobile recruitment

Posted by Guest Contributor

February 21, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

JobMobile panelist talks about the need to modernize your entire recruitment process to be competitive in today's candidate-driven market.

By Scott Bass

Social_Media_Skippy_Smartphone

Technology is continually changing the way recruiters and HR professionals interact with candidates every day. Social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have become a rich source of passive candidates; top professionals that are typically employed. But is it enough to simply be present on social media? If the goal is to hire exceptional talent, there has to be more - and all signs point to mobile recruitment as the latest tool in connecting with top candidates.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters and Top 50 Employers: Q4 2013

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

February 16, 2014 @ 10:55 PM

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q4 2013.

TheLadders Top Recruiters and Employers

Greetings from the frozen tundra better known as New York City! With record-breaking cold temperatures blasting across the country, there’s no question that the winter season is well underway. That means it’s time to for me to unveil the fourth-quarter rankings of the most influential recruiters on TheLadders.

Today, we are announcing the Q4 2013 contributions of recruiters and employers in the following categories:

  • Top 50 Employers
  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at an Agency
  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at a Corporation

Topics: TheLadders Announcements

HubSpot thinks your “careers” site is broken

Posted by Guest Contributor

January 21, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

By David Fernandez

HubSpot_LogoSo there we were, the HubSpot recruiting team, sitting around a large conference room table. We were prepped with ideas for solving a problem that to most people didn’t seem like a problem at all.

Let me explain.

recruiter gets an approved headcount. He meets with hiring managers, asks some important questions, then creates the job description. Finally, he publishes it on the company website. Shortly after he blankets the web with said job description. Done. He waits, with fingers crossed. The thing is that this works for generating tens, and in our case, hundreds of resumes but it doesn’t solve for fit. See? We were just marketing our jobs and not US, not our culture. We didn’t just want new employees who could do their jobs extremely well, we also wanted new employees who wanted to be a part of our culture. But how could they learn about our culture without experiencing it firsthand?

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends

The company culture myth part 2: The perks

Posted by Mike Deissig

January 09, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

While the perks aren’t everything, the extras certainly help attract – and keep – top talent.

TheLadders_Culture_02In my last post, I talked about the importance of building “company culture” and what that really means. The term has become synonymous with “company perks,” and while perks are a huge part of culture, they aren’t everything. That being said, they can be extremely helpful in the hiring process, making it easier for prospective candidates to make the decision to join a company.

So what are some of the perks out there? I can’t speak to all companies’ perks, but I do know what TheLadders offers and why we do it. These are just a few of the categories I’ve seen to be especially effective.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits