5 job seeker insights that will change how you recruit

Posted by Shankar Mishra

October 9, 2014

Learn how job seekers behave so you can adapt your recruiting to land the top talent.


JM_Summ_ShankarAs the VP of Data at TheLadders, I spend my days wading through job seeker information. Last week, I had the opportunity to present some of the insights I’ve gathered at our annual JobMobile Summit, and have been fielding requests about my slides ever since. So without further ado, here are the top 5 tips recruiters were clamoring for after the event.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Who’s speaking at JobMobile Summit?

Posted by Hope Restle

September 25, 2014

Learn about the recruitment innovators and mobile-technology trailblazers you'll hear at JobMobile Summit. 

Summit_screenshotFifteen featured speakers of every leadership title and industry are bringing their recruiting and entrepreneurship expertise to TheLadders’ free JobMobile Summit on Wednesday, October 1.

Join us next week for a full day of inspiration, innovation and learning!

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Here's a look at some of the professionals you’ll hear from at the Second Annual JobMobile Summit:

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

Meet Kathryn Minshew, Featured JobMobile Summit Panelist!

Posted by Hope Restle

September 23, 2014

Recruiters and HR pros: Join us on October 1 at JobMobile Summit to meet The Muse's Kathryn Minshew!


We're thrilled to announce a new addition to the featured panelist lineup for JobMobile Summit: Kathryn Minshew, Co-founder & CEO of The Muse!

Kathryn joins the ranks of fifteen other internationally recognized entrepreneurs and tech-savvy game changers  to share her expertise at TheLadders’ free JobMobile Summit event in New York City on October 1st.

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ national event series celebrating mobile innovations in talent acquisition. The JobMobile Summit is the pinnacle event, bringing together speakers and panelists representing top innovators who broke through barriers and disrupted their respective industries.

Recruiter, HR professionals, and hiring managers will have the opportunity to learn from these prominent thought leaders about the challenges and benefits of going mobile while making new connections with leading professionals in the hiring industry. 

Register for free today to join us on Wednesday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Summit in New York at The Edison Ballroom! 

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Topics: TheLadders Events

Faster access to applicants for a speedier hiring process

Posted by JP Park

September 17, 2014

The latest update in TheLadders' recruiter app allows you to view applicants and connect instantly - all on your phone.

Here at TheLadders, we get excited about creating innovative products that make recruiters’ jobs faster and easier. When we unveiled our best-in-class mobile app, TheLadders Recruiter, talent acquisition leaders were thrilled to get access to TheLadders’ candidates on the go, and with an experience simple enough to use on a small screen.  (Don’t have the app? Download it for free now)

Over the last 6 months, we’ve been listening to your feedback, and as a result, have focused our efforts on making the mobile-recruiting experience more connected with your desktop experience. Today, we’re proud to announce an app update we think you’ll like: You can now view applicants for your job postings on the go and as soon as they apply. We understood from user testing that a short time-to-hire was critical, and so most recruiters need a simplified, mobile experience that gives them the essentials without the sometimes confusing bells and whistles of the desktop site. With the app you can immediately review candidates who applied to or “liked” your roles, and remove them when they’ve been filled.  

The top 7 ways to attract and retain millennial employees

Posted by Guest Contributor

September 15, 2014

Millennials will form the majority of the workplace by 2020. Here are the best ways to get them onto your team.

By Dylan Kaufman

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?

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 26, 2014

By Eddie Francis


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

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Boston panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

August 26, 2014

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruitersHR professionals and hiring managers come together to discuss the challenges and benefits of recruiting innovations with a panel of local experts. 

Join me on Wednesday, September 17, from 9-11 a.m. ET for TheLadders' first-ever power breakfast and networking event in Boston at The Westin Copley Place!

We will specifically discuss the role social media and mobile technology play in shaping an organization's candidate experience and employer brand

RSVP today

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

TheLadders' Top 200 Recruiters: Q2 2014

Posted by Alexandre Douzet

August 17, 2014

TheLadders reveals its most influential recruiters of Q2 2014.


Summer is winding down and before we know it, the kids will be back in school and we will all be back to business as usual.  This time of year also means I’m ready to unveil the second -quarter rankings of the most influential recruiters on TheLadders.

Today, we are announcing the Q2 2014 contributions of recruiters and employers in the following categories:

  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at an Agency
  • Top 200 Individual Recruiters at a Corporation

We chose these professionals from more than 80,000 recruiters who rely on our services to fill their most sought-after job openings with TheLadders’ more than 6 million job seekers. Our selection is based on their exemplary engagement within TheLadders’ job-matching ecosystem, quality hiring process and social responsibility in recruiting during the second quarter of 2014.

Once again our lists are full of new faces this quarter. It’s clear that new HR talent is taking advantage of the high-quality candidates on TheLadders. To ensure your professional success – and a spot on our highly coveted Top Recruiter/Employer lists in the future, stay active with us through continued recruiting best practices.

You can also now download our newest app, TheLadders Recruiter.  Released earlier this year, the app offers immediacy, simplification and convenient, on-the-go access to candidates in a fun and easy way. "TheLadders Recruiter" is now available exclusively on the App Store.

On behalf of my entire team at TheLadders, thank you for your commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for our career-driven job seekers. Here’s to continued success in 2014…and congratulations!

Best regards,

Alex Douzet, CEO & Co-founder


PS. If you'll be in New York on October 1, please join our team and local industry leaders at our Second Annual JobMobile Summit. Register now to reserve your seat and visit our JobMobile site for a look at other upcoming events near you!

  Register Now


Topics: TheLadders Announcements

8 ways recruiters can make their emails more enticing

Posted by Guest Contributor

August 12, 2014

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

Get to know this year's JobMobile Summit keynote speakers!

Posted by TheLadders

July 24, 2014

Meet the keynote speakers for TheLadders Second Annual JobMobile Summit!

Alex Douzet, Phil Hansen and Diana Nyad will inspire you to push yourself personally and professionally as we move forward in this digital and mobile world.


Topics: TheLadders Events, TheLadders Announcements