The top 7 ways to attract and retain millennial employees

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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?

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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

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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