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The Gamification of Recruitment: Have You Cracked the Code?

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July 16, 2015

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

By Justin Dennis

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

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July 9, 2015

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

By Paul Brenton

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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

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July 2, 2015

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

By Justin Dennis

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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

Negotiating good terms with your suppliers

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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

8 ideas for office social gatherings

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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

Should you rehire a boomerang candidate?

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January 12, 2015

Handle the boomerang interviewing process with care, and you could add real value to your organization. [TWEET]

By Abby Perkins

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Boomerang job candidates, who leave an organization and return again at some point later on, are relatively new. However, they’re steadily growing as a workplace phenomenon. While previous generations were less likely to do this, today’s workers aren’t afraid to go back to companies they previously worked for.

Why would an employee return to an organization that he or she chose to leave? Maybe he left to gain experience in a different field, or she wanted to try living in a different part of the country. Maybe the salary or benefits weren’t right at the time, but have since changed.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Understanding the workplace values of Millennials

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December 17, 2014

Maximize your Millennials’ potential by learning how to engage them. [TWEET]

By Mitch Lee

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Millennials are taking over the workforce, and are projected to become 60 percent of it by 2024. Because of this truth, it’s essential that supervisors and HR managers learn to understand this generation. Some seasoned professionals consider Millennials to be infuriatingly self-assured and lazy, wanting to move up the corporate ladder without putting in the effort.

However, this generalization couldn’t be further from the truth. Millennials are willing to work hard, but they just have a different way of doing things, and reason for doing things, that should be understood by management.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

The mobilization of the job market: What you need to know

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November 12, 2014

JobMobile Atlanta panelist Donna Carroll discusses how the workforce of 2020 will impact the job market. 

By Donna Carroll

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The workplace is in a state of change and flux due to many external and colliding factors. Company downsizing, reorganization, right-sizing and talent top-grading are buzz words that we are all too familiar with in our day-to-day lives. These organizational restructuring scenarios are prevalent today and there is every indication that they will continue to move and change at an ever faster rate in the years to come.

Additional factors such as retiring Baby Boomers, shifts from a service to technology-based workforce, and emerging trends such as work when and where you want, virtual workforces, and an anticipated shift of a larger concentration of variable workers all will have their effect. One thing that will remain constant is the need to have work completed when you need it, by quality talent, with domain or subject matter expertise.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, Social & Mobile Trends

3 game-changing trends in talent acquisition that are here to stay

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October 24, 2014

Cathy Y. Taylor, Recruitment Marketing Consultant and panelist for JobMobile Chicago, discusses the recruiting trends she believes are here to stay -- and why.

By Cathy Y. Taylor 

In advance of JobMobile Chicago next week, I was asked what trends in talent acquisition are here to stay. My quick response was the following: 

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Topics: TheLadders Events, Recruiting & Sourcing

Was your recruitment process built with purpose?

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October 22, 2014

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