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

How to spot the best recruiters for your business

Posted by Guest Contributor

April 24, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Having a great recruitment professional on your side can help to shape your company. Here’s how to spot the best ones. 

By Janine Davis

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Having a great recruiter in your corner can make hiring simple. Everyone should have at least one go-to recruiter that becomes their career partner in crime. Someone who has known you for years, tracks your career and business, provides advice just to be a nice person, and knows your personality and quirks when it’s your turn to hire. I’m not talking about the used car salesman type that only remembers you when they need you. I’m talking about a professional that is your sounding board, keeps you in mind and calls you when something of interest comes in, and knows your career motivations and passions. 

Fetch came up with this “List of Qualities that make Successful Recruiters” as part of our internal hiring process. Here I’m sharing a slightly modified version of it, since I’m often asked how someone can assess a good recruiter (whether you are a client or a candidate). There are nuances depending on which side of the hiring equation you are on, but the basics apply regardless. Be on the lookout for these qualities. The ones that are soft in nature are obviously harder to gauge (The Soft Stuff), but there are also three solid tangible barometers (The Hard Stuff) you can use.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

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

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

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

The 5 areas to focus on during small business hiring

Posted by Jessica Morales

December 18, 2013 @ 02:16 PM

Hiring candidates at a small business can be daunting. Follow these instructions to optimize your hiring process. 

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Bridging the candidate skills gap with a compromise: Part II

Posted by Guest Contributor

December 09, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Learn how Adcap developed its apprenticeship programs to address the candidate skills gap.

By Brad Wilkins

Adcap_NetApp_Update1In my last post, I discussed Adcap’s belief in bridging the candidate ‘skills gap’ with a compromise. With an abundance of intelligent and capable recent graduates, returning veterans and individuals seeking industry transitions, we knew we could find a successful compromise.  Instead of complaining about the lack of an already-qualified talent pool, we would create one.  This is how we got the idea to institute our apprentice program.

When we first discussed the concept of an apprenticeship position with the management team, they were a bit confused by the language.

Is this an internship?they asked. No, this was a full W-2 salaried position with benefits. 

“Then how is this different from an entry-level position?” they wanted to know. 

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Attract top candidates through mobile recruiting

Posted by TheLadders

December 05, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

To find the best talent, recruiters must optimize their talent acquisition strategies for the mobile candidate.

Social_Media_MobileA recent Jobvite survey found that 75 percent of the American workforce is comprised of job seekers. Of these job seekers, 77 percent take to their mobile phones to get leads on potential job opportunities. With individuals increasingly relying on mobile devices to job search, recruiters and hiring managers need to follow suit if they want to get the best candidates. As demonstrated in our JobMobile event series, it’s easy to talk about mobilizing recruiting strategies, but actually implementing them can be a challenge.

Here are three mobile strategies that you should take action on immediately to engage and recruit top talent.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends