8 ways recruiters can make their emails more enticing

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 12, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

In an over-saturated market, recruiters risk losing top talent if their emails aren’t just right. 

By Scott Ginsberg

During a public television interview, Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone said something every business professional needs to know:

"Email is the most intimate witness to our lives." 

Of course, that was almost two years ago. The irony is that email has become just another overloaded stream. Emails are no longer intimate, but overlooked. And so, for recruiters and employers who need to cut through the clutter and influence candidates on the other end of the screen, it’s imperative that their communications are the ones that get opened. [tweet this]

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

What you need to know about performing background screens

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July 10, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Make sure a background check doesn’t get in the way of a great hire. 

By P. Johnston

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You’ve interviewed ten candidates and think you’ve finally found the perfect match for a job in your company.  You make the offer, she accepts, and the only remaining step is a background screen. But what if the screening company you’ve hired tells you she has a criminal record?

Uh oh. If handled incorrectly, the candidate could sue. Or you could end up screening out someone who would be a great fit. It’s a mistake for an employer to just fob off the screening process on a third party and not take responsibility for it. Here are some tips on dealing with background screens in the digital world:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

Key advice for recruiting leadership roles

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July 03, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

By Ken Sundheim 

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Leaders get things done. They command the attention and respect of those under them and consistently upgrade subordinate performance via clear goal setting, positive reinforcement and frequent feedback.

Moreover, their direct reports genuinely like them. While they exhibit great strength and resolve, top managers also display compassion, patience and tolerance for mistakes.

The importance of recruiting leaders

A firm lives and dies by its ability to recruit leaders. Staffing effective managers can dramatically increase productivity, heighten employee morale and grow a firm’s competitive advantage.

While recruiting superior managers can prove arduous, it is nothing short of crucial. To assist, our recruiters have laid out a platform which should help your organization in hiring the most effective leader for any open position.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

How to set your candidates up for interview success

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 25, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Make more placements by properly preparing your candidates for interviews.

Interview_DeskWhen it comes to the interview process, many argue that the onus is on the job candidate to do all the preparation. “If they don’t know how to prepare for an interview, I don’t want them on my team.” I’ve heard more than one hiring manager say these very words. However, I beg to differ with this sentiment.

You’re not hiring the person to be a professional interviewer; you’re hiring them to code your site, manage your budget or sell your product. While you want them to demonstrate their interest in the position by doing their homework, not everyone is a natural in the interview room. It never hurts to provide some helpful guidelines to ease the nerves and allow your candidates’ true talents and personality to shine.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

5 common hiring mistakes that prevent firms from recruiting top candidates

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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

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

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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

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

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.

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