How To Attract The Right Candidates With Your Job Posts

Posted by Guest Contributor

October 1, 2015

It’s time to start thinking like a job seeker. Here are three ways to make your employment opportunities more appealing to potential employees. [TWEET]

By Val Matta

There’s a simple question you need to ask before posting a new job listing: is this aimed at filling the company’s needs or the job seeker’s?

If your answer is the former, you’ve also just figured out why you’re having trouble attracting top talent. It’s a job seeker’s market. You can no longer view the hiring process as a way for a candidate to prove himself to you; it’s now a way for you to sell your company to him. It’s time to start thinking like a job seeker. Here are three ways to make your employment opportunities more appealing to potential employees:

Topics: Recruiting Tools

Reference Checking and the Search for Red Flags

Posted by Guest Contributor

September 10, 2015

The recruiting process is loaded with red flags, and hiring managers have to be diligent in finding them.

By Victoria Betancourt

It’s a classic tale for hiring managers: manager meets candidate; manager likes candidate; candidate likes job; candidate is not everything he or she seems – everybody’s time is wasted.

The recruiting process is loaded with red flags, and hiring managers have to be diligent in finding them. A candidate’s flaws – whether it’s inexperience, a deficiency in their skill set or questionable integrity – usually do not appear on the resume and they might not even be uncovered during the interview process. Often, the reference checks are the last line of defense in vetting the right man or woman for the job.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

5 Secrets To Hiring The Right Person for Your Company

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 19, 2015

Make sure you are finding the right candidate with these tips. [TWEET]

By Wayne Fleming


Many employers will agree that their number one mistake is hiring the wrong person for the job. It can be difficult to gauge how a potential employee will perform in a role based solely on how they perform in an interview.

It is important to hire employees who naturally fit into your company’s culture and complement the brand. Ultimately, personality beats qualifications when employers are looking to hire. Finding the perfect candidate for the role is essential for your company’s productivity, morale and profitability.

Topics: Working with Recruiters, HR & Benefits

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q2 2015

Posted by Joe Amodei

August 16, 2015

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q2 2015.

I am pleased to announce the Top 100 Executive Recruiters and the Top 100 Corporate Recruiters on TheLadders for Summer 2015. These talent acquisition experts have demonstrated exemplary engagement within TheLadders’ community, along with quality hiring processes and social responsibility in recruiting.


The Gamification of Recruitment: Have You Cracked the Code?

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 16, 2015

Use gamification as a serious recruiting tool to gain a competitive edge. [TWEET]

By Justin Dennis


Why You Need a Consultant… Not a Guru, Rock Star, or Wizard

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 9, 2015

Want people to work for you? Be frank, not funny. [TWEET]  

By Paul Brenton


The first part of a job posting most applicants see isn’t the salary, the company or even the location. It’s the title.

Recruiters know this, yet too many HR professionals make the mistake of trying to spice up their ads with over-the-top titles to make their posts stand out. PHP Rockstar, Enterprise Sales Superhero, Awesome Administrative Assistant and Beverage Sales Wizard are all actual job titles I found with a quick Google search.

Sure these embellished titles grab our attention, but do they do so for the wrong reasons? Here’s why your company may want to stop posting your roles under fancy names to attract candidates:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Perfecting The Millennial Interview

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 2, 2015

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

By Justin Dennis


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]


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.


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.


Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Product Releases