Was your recruitment process built with purpose?

Posted by Guest Contributor

October 22, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Have you considered the efficacy of your recruitment process lately?

By Aiden Rotton

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Does your company’s recruitment process reflect a clear strategy? Ask yourself this: Did you select most of your top-performing employees by chance or by a carefully planned recruitment process? [TWEET]

The most crucial task of the Human Resources team is to hire great employees. But a great hire can turn into a big mistake if the candidate leaves within the first few months. Hiring the right people can be challenging and expensive, but keeping unfit employees is also costly. High turnover rates and low performance are signs that your recruitment strategy needs an efficacy evaluation. Here are few suggestions on how to improve your recruitment process to produce better candidate fits:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Experts’ single tip to improve your recruitment marketing now

Posted by Sarah Woodard

October 14, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

TheLadders learns what you can do right now to improve your employer branding. 

Think back to how you recruited and hired candidates five years ago. What was important to candidates? What was important to employers? What was the dynamic? Then consider today. As Martin Burns, a lead sourcing and technology professional at PWC put it, “The war on talent is over. Talent won.” [TWEET] Today, candidates have the upper hand, and it’s your job to impress them. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to help attract the right people.

There are so many talent solutions that range from short-term to long-term and free to very expensive. So we asked three experts at TheLadders’ JobMobile Summit for one thing recruiters can do right now to improve their talent acquisition.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

What recruiters and HR pros can learn at JobMobile Chicago

Posted by Amanda Augustine

October 13, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

Here’s a preview of TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile event for Chicago’s talent acquisition community. [TWEET]

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We’re a few weeks away from JobMobile Chicago! JobMobile is a unique series of events, presented by TheLadders, which celebrates innovations and strategies in recruitment.

At JobMobile Chicago, 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.

Join me on Wednesday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. CT for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Chicago event at the W Chicago Lakeshore.

 

Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

5 job seeker insights that will change how you recruit

Posted by Shankar Mishra

October 09, 2014 @ 12:22 PM

Learn how job seekers behave so you can adapt your recruiting to land the top talent.

 

JM_Summ_ShankarAs the VP of Data at TheLadders, I spend my days wading through job seeker information. Last week, I had the opportunity to present some of the insights I’ve gathered at our annual JobMobile Summit, and have been fielding requests about my slides ever since. So without further ado, here are the top 5 tips recruiters were clamoring for after the event.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

The top 7 ways to attract and retain millennial employees

Posted by Guest Contributor

September 15, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Millennials will form the majority of the workplace by 2020. Here are the best ways to get them onto your team.

By Dylan Kaufman

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There are roughly 80 million Millennials in the U.S., and these 20 to early 30-somethings will form a majority in the workplace by 2020. This generation values greater flexibility, autonomy and more opportunity for impact at work than their Gen X and Baby Boomer predecessors. But many hiring managers don’t know how to speak their professional language. Here we share seven ways to attract bright young minds from Generation Y to join and grow with your team:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Does your recruitment team get the message?

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 26, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

By Eddie Francis

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The essence of effective marketing is communicating a consistent message. Having the packaging of a logo, a slogan and advertising job openings matters, but when you’re marketing a company during recruitment, you need the people involved to carry that consistent message. I’m not just talking about customer service reps and the interview teams; I’m talking about anybody who might come in contact with potential candidates. You need your employees to be able to deliver an attractive, concise pitch to get the attention of the most appropriate talent – no matter the situation.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

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

Posted by Guest Contributor

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

Posted by Guest Contributor

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