Relationships: The missing element in modern recruiting

Posted by Guest Contributor

November 07, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

JobMobile Boston panelist talks about how 'paying it forward' can really pay off in the recruiting business.  

By Steve Kasmouski

handshakeFor recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers, finding top talent requires more than just posting ads, making phone calls and sending emails. In today's world of information overload and technology abundance, in-demand professionals are doing everything they can to avoid constant solicitation from recruiters. And who can blame them? Regardless of your profession, it is likely that you have had a bad experience with a narrow-minded recruiter who claims to have the ticket to your dream job without knowing the first thing about you. These conversations lack what is most important: the candidate-recruiter relationship.

Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

Bridging the candidate skills gap with a compromise: Part I

Posted by Guest Contributor

November 05, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Could the Founding Fathers hold the talent acquisition solution?

By Brad Wilkins

Mind_the_GapThe Opportunity Nation Coalition published a study last week indicating “Almost 6 million [people aged 16 to 24] are neither in school nor working.”  Additionally, veterans are coming home from serving our country with great teamwork skills and discipline, but are unable to provide for their families.  Yet HR departments across the country bemoan the lack of qualified candidates for the 3.7 million job openings unable to be filled. This is because of what HR collectively calls the “skills gap,” which we have been trying to bridge for over a decade. 

Let’s start calling it what it really is:  The “compromise gap”

The compromise gap is when both parties stop blaming each other for the gap, and recognize that they must meet in the middle.  Employers need to invest in substantial training and career planning, and the unemployed need to adjust their expectations.  As long as HR continues to call it a “skills gap,” implying the onus is on the candidate to bring all the qualifications to the table, we will continue to have this issue.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

Top recruiting insights from JobMobile Atlanta

Posted by TheLadders

November 04, 2013 @ 04:04 PM

TheLadders’ JobMobile series took a page from the southern-migrating birds last week, and descended on Atlanta for its fifth local event. The warmer weather wasn’t the only appeal – Atlanta is a hotbed of hiring right now, and it’s an important place to discuss mobile recruiting. If you weren’t able to attend or have been tuning in as TheLadders travels across the country, here are the top takeaways from JobMobile Atlanta:

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

5 tricks for receiving qualified candidates

Posted by TheLadders

October 24, 2013 @ 04:13 PM

Ensure you’re making the most of your job postings with these simple tips. 

Recruit_TheLadders_EmployersAs an Account Manager on the Recruiter Relations team, I’ve helped hundreds of talent acquisition professionals maximize their experience on TheLadders.  While the site seems straightforward, there are many tricks that will make your life easier and lead to better candidates for your positions. Today I’ll provide you with insider tips on how to optimize your job postings.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters and Top 50 Employers: Q3 2013

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

October 20, 2013 @ 05:00 PM

TheLadders Top Recruiters and EmployersDespite balmy 70-degree temperatures in New York City this week, it’s hard to believe that the fall season is well underway! However, that means it’s time for me to unveil the third-quarter rankings for the most influential recruiters on TheLadders. Today, we are announcing the Q3 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

Below are key features which showcase our best-of recruiters:

Topics: TheLadders Announcements

Mobile recruiting strategies from top industry leaders at JobMobile Summit

Posted by TheLadders

October 16, 2013 @ 04:27 PM

Speakers from TheLadders JobMobile Summit share their perspective on the challenges and benefits of mobile disruption in the recruitment industry. 

As a mobile-first technology company, TheLadders is dedicated to bringing job seekers, employers and recruiters into the mobile era with ease. Job seekers have already accepted mobile technology in the search, with 84 percent saying they’d use their smartphone to find a job. Talent acquisition, however, has not embraced the mobile shift with the same fervor. This disparity between groups could lead to missed opportunities for recruiters who aren’t including mobile strategies in their recruiting.

TheLadders Mobile Device Usage Chart
TheLadders began hosting local JobMobile events throughout the country in early 2013 and held its first national JobMobile Summit this past September to discuss the mobile disruption in recruiting. The summit was a great success, and attendees heard from – and interacted with – national thought leaders on the subject. Here are a few of the top innovators we heard from and their take on the mobile shift:

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

TheLadders Proves Diversification Leads to More Candidates

Posted by Jessica Morales

October 15, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

There might be a government shutdown going on right now but that has not prevented the Wall Street Journal to report on what could have been the unemployment rate. The media loves to report on the unemployment rate, even with a government shutdown. Averaging 7.3 percent in the United States, this rate can range from three percent in Bismarck, ND to 30 percent in Yuma, AZ. These reports are almost always focused on job seekers going through the perilous job-search process. The story that’s overlooked, however, is the talent acquisition side of the statistics. While low unemployment rates are great for the economy, the outlook for recruiters in Bismarck might not be as thrilling.

Announcing TheLadders ELITE Boston!

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

October 09, 2013 @ 04:00 PM


As a mobile-first, web-second tech company, we at TheLadders have always had our finger on the pulse of the latest markets that excel in technology and entrepreneurship. Proudly, TheLadders boasts some of the most innovative employers in the country. In fact, since announcing one year ago that we are a free resource to employers, TheLadders has grown to more than 49,000 – the highest number in our company’s history.

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Announcing TheLadders ELITE Atlanta!

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

October 08, 2013 @ 10:14 AM


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 49,000 recruiters and employers in our network, it’s safe to say that the level of commitment varies from professional to professional.

Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements

Mobile recruiting insights from TheLadders JobMobile Summit

Posted by Jessica Morales

October 01, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

Mobile innovations and tips to get you thinking about integrating new technology into your recruiting strategies. 

Mobile Recruiting Trends at TheLadders' JobMobile Summit

As a mobile-first technology company, TheLadders is dedicated to bringing you into the mobile era with confidence. Many recruiters, however, have been slow to integrate these new technologies into their recruitment strategies. To draw you one step closer to this goal, TheLadders is hosting a series of JobMobile events throughout the United States. During these gatherings, we discuss the triumphs and tribulations we’ve all experienced adapting mobile into our businesses.

TheLadders JobMobile Summit 2013 was in New York City last week, and we hope you had a great time! If you weren’t able to attend, check out our JobMobile site for other upcoming local events. In case you missed the conference, here are a few highlights from the event:

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