Perfecting The Millennial Interview

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 2, 2015

Find and maintain this generation’s top talents with these interview tips. [TWEET]

By Lesley Sheridan

It's virtually impossible to go a day without reading a scathing report on the millennial generation. Labels such as selfish, lazy and unreliable seem regularly attached to this tech-savvy population on course to compose 40 percent of the nation's workforce by 2020.

Millennials certainly have different expectations of employers than their parents. And their unique perspectives require a shift in standard interviewing practices. The following guidelines can assist your company in recruiting and retaining the top talent this generation has to offer.

Topics: Interview

ICYMI: Flash Tutorial on Posting a Job

Posted by Jeffrey Pierik-Page

June 26, 2015

This webinar takes you through the new features of TheLadders' Recruiter product. [TWEET]

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Topics: Recruiting Tools, TheLadders Announcements

Negotiating good terms with your suppliers

Posted by Guest Contributor

June 19, 2015

Ensure your company gets the best deals possible with these 5 negotiation tips. [TWEET]

By Yasmine Bachir

Every business uses suppliers for something— whether it’s a fleet of company cars or the electricity needed to power the office computers. And the prices you pay your suppliers directly impact the management of your cash flow, especially if your clients take the maximum amount of time to pay you. Since time is money, it is extremely beneficial to your business that you negotiate the best terms possible with all of your suppliers.

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Topics: Working with Recruiters

Post When You Want, How You Want

Posted by JP Park

June 19, 2015

It's never been easier to post a job on TheLadders. [TWEET]

If the recruiting world ever had a currency, that currency would be jobs. The average recruiter works on 5-15 jobs at any given time. That’s a lot of time spent on writing job requirements, posting jobs, sourcing candidates, reviewing applicants and scheduling interviews. It never feels like there’s enough time in the day. At TheLadders, we want to make things time-efficient so you can focus your attention on the people who matter--the candidates. We’re excited to introduce our redesigned posting experience.

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Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Product Releases

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q1 2015

Posted by Joe Amodei

May 22, 2015

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q1 2015.

I am pleased to announce the Top 100 Executive Recruiters and the Top 100 Corporate Recruiters on TheLadders. These talent acquisition experts have demonstrated exemplary engagement within TheLadders’ community, along with quality hiring processes and social responsibility in recruiting.

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Topics: TheLadders Announcements

Is your web browser compromising your security?

Posted by Ilyssa Goldfarb

April 6, 2015

Why me?! And other things we shout when we’re prompted to update our browsers.

We’ve all been there: You’ve just sat down at your computer, ready to surf the web to your heart’s content, when suddenly your eyes are assaulted by that nagging little box telling you a new version of your browser is available to download. “Not this again!” you cry in anguish, shaking your fist toward the sky.

Who has time for this? You’ve got emails to check, hiring managers to connect with, candidates to find, and golden retrievers’ adorable first romps in the snow to watch. How long will this update take to complete? What if you don’t like the new features?  And you just know you’ll have to re-start your whole browser, possibly even your computer, when it’s finished. 

How very tempting it is to click "Skip this update" or "Remind me later," or even “Don’t show this message again” and be rid of that rectangular nuisance for good, free at last to peruse the web as Al Gore intended it…

However, I’m here to explain why you should just bite the bullet and update your web browser to the newest version as soon as possible. Crazy, I know. But please try to suspend your disbelief long enough to read these four reasons why we at TheLadders highly recommend updating your browser:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

8 ideas for office social gatherings

Posted by Guest Contributor

March 30, 2015

Corporate culture need a boost? Try organizing one of these social gatherings with your colleagues.

By Lesley Vos

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Work, work, work. Have you heard the employees at your company say all they ever do is work? Sometimes you just need to kick back and relax with your colleagues. Organizing social gatherings is one way that HR – or even individuals within a company – can combat this feeling and boost company morale. Company gatherings can help teams become more cohesive and develop their creativity. Additionally, fun events or parties give employees pride and confidence in their company. Want to plan your first company gathering, but are in need of some inspiration? Here is a selection of popular social events for companies to hold:

Topics: HR & Benefits, Workplace

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q4 2014

Posted by Joe Amodei

February 15, 2015

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q4 2014.

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2015 is the Year of the Recruiter at TheLadders. As TheLadders’ Community Manager, I’ve spent the majority of the New Year learning as much about our recruiter community as possible. I had the opportunity to engage with many of you firsthand and ask questions about your process as talent acquisition professionals. I found that your feedback, strategies and goals vary by region. With this in mind, we’ve reinvented our Top Recruiter list for the fourth quarter of 2014.

Topics: TheLadders Insights, Recruiting & Sourcing

New year, new candidate search by TheLadders

Posted by JP Park

February 12, 2015

Find relevant candidates faster than ever with TheLadders’ powerful new search tool.

A new year means new resolutions. Here at TheLadders, we resolved to make recruiting on our free platform faster and easier than ever. In our first act toward keeping this resolution (and only six weeks into the year!), we gathered your feedback on our search functionality and today unveiled a new, totally redesigned candidate search tool. You can now target the exact professionals you want for a role with a few quick clicks.

Topics: Product Releases

Hot jobs: The top 5 trending tech careers you’re hiring for now

Posted by Amanda Augustine

January 30, 2015

TheLadders dissects this year’s top tech skills and job markets with a data-backed report. 

We don’t need to tell you the tech industry is hot. It’s among the decade's fastest-growing job markets, making it difficult to keep up with - even when you’re working in the industry. Whether you’re an industry insider or considering a career change to start recruiting in this sector, it’s important to understand how the technology job market is evolving, and which skills are most in-demand so you can stay ahead of the competition and recruit the best talent.

To figure this out, we turned to TheLadders’ newly launched Job Market Guide, which uses real-time data from our community of nearly 8 million employers and professionals across the nation. Our data science team then specifically analyzed current job openings and trending technical skills within the tech industry to determine which professionals are most in-demand by employers. Here’s what they found:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, TheLadders Announcements