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

Recruiters, meet our JobMobile Seattle panelists

Posted by Amanda Augustine

July 11, 2014

What is JobMobile?

JobMobile is TheLadders’ nationwide event series where recruiters, HR 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, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. PT for TheLadders' first-ever panel discussion and networking event in Seattle at The Westin Seattle! The event is free of charge but you must register in advance.

RSVP today

Topics: TheLadders Events, Social & Mobile Trends

What you need to know about performing background screens

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 10, 2014

Make sure a background check doesn’t get in the way of a great hire. 

By P. Johnston


You’ve interviewed ten candidates and think you’ve finally found the perfect match for a job in your company.  You make the offer, she accepts, and the only remaining step is a background screen. But what if the screening company you’ve hired tells you she has a criminal record?

Uh oh. If handled incorrectly, the candidate could sue. Or you could end up screening out someone who would be a great fit. It’s a mistake for an employer to just fob off the screening process on a third party and not take responsibility for it. Here are some tips on dealing with background screens in the digital world:

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing, HR & Benefits

Key advice for recruiting leadership roles

Posted by Guest Contributor

July 3, 2014

By Ken Sundheim 


Leaders get things done. They command the attention and respect of those under them and consistently upgrade subordinate performance via clear goal setting, positive reinforcement and frequent feedback.

Moreover, their direct reports genuinely like them. While they exhibit great strength and resolve, top managers also display compassion, patience and tolerance for mistakes.

The importance of recruiting leaders

A firm lives and dies by its ability to recruit leaders. Staffing effective managers can dramatically increase productivity, heighten employee morale and grow a firm’s competitive advantage.

While recruiting superior managers can prove arduous, it is nothing short of crucial. To assist, our recruiters have laid out a platform which should help your organization in hiring the most effective leader for any open position.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

How to set your candidates up for interview success

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 25, 2014

Make more placements by properly preparing your candidates for interviews.

Interview_DeskWhen it comes to the interview process, many argue that the onus is on the job candidate to do all the preparation. “If they don’t know how to prepare for an interview, I don’t want them on my team.” I’ve heard more than one hiring manager say these very words. However, I beg to differ with this sentiment.

You’re not hiring the person to be a professional interviewer; you’re hiring them to code your site, manage your budget or sell your product. While you want them to demonstrate their interest in the position by doing their homework, not everyone is a natural in the interview room. It never hurts to provide some helpful guidelines to ease the nerves and allow your candidates’ true talents and personality to shine.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Maximize your time online with these top recruiting tips

Posted by TheLadders

June 25, 2014

Learn how to get better candidate results and make more hires on TheLadders.

You are a recruiter; you match candidates to jobs. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. In an industry where everyone is searching for that perfect “purple squirrel” of a candidate, recruiting is neither simple, nor for the faint of heart. After putting in long hours and wishing you could squeeze a few more in somehow, it often leaves you wondering, “How do I find the time to locate these candidates?”

Don’t fret! TheLadders is here to help. We’ve compiled a few of the common oversights recruiters make when searching and posting on TheLadders, along with suggestions to help maximize your efficiency and time spent onsite.

5 common hiring mistakes that prevent firms from recruiting top candidates

Posted by Guest Contributor

June 17, 2014

By Ken Sundheim 


Hiring great employees is as is crucial as it is complex. Organizations around the world spend countless amounts of money, time and energy pursuing top candidates. While some consistently land the candidates possessing passion, audacity and intelligence, others continually fall short of their staffing goals. 

The main reason for their shortcomings is not an external factor such as availability of applicants, but rather, it stems from common hiring mistakes that can easily be avoided. Firms can make alterations in their processes to increase the odds of staffing dedicated, competitive and engaged employees.

Below, you’ll find five common mistakes that prevent many organizations from hiring top candidates.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Recruit top talent by channeling your inner marketer

Posted by Amanda Augustine

June 10, 2014

Ask yourself these questions to improve your recruitment marketing strategy.


Today’s job market requires recruiters to become marketers and brand ambassadors for their employers in order to successfully find and attract the right candidates to fill their positions. Here’s how to define and market your company’s employer brand.

What exactly is an employer brand?

In its simplest terms, an employer brand is the way an organization is perceived by its prospective applicants, candidates, and employees. While company culture plays a major role in defining an organization’s employer brand, it’s not the only contributing factor. Your company’s reputation on and off-line and the candidate experience also influence this perception.

Topics: Recruiting & Sourcing

Will we see you at JobMobile next Wednesday?

Posted by TheLadders

June 5, 2014

We hope to see you at JobMobile Dallas this coming Wednesday, June 18 at the Westin Galleria Dallas.

At the JobMobile Dallas, you'll have the chance to connect other local talent acquisition professionals and learn how to transform your recruitment strategies to match the way top talent finds new roles in our digital era.

Click on the following link to learn more about JobMobile and meet our panelists.


Topics: TheLadders Events