Recruiting Hacks

With so many ways to get recruiting wrong, how do you get it right? The growing influence of talent acquisition suggests that investing in recruiter training is one way for organizations to set themselves up for success. Josh Bersin listed “Cherish your recruiters” among his top trends for 2023.  He wrote, Stop seeing them as
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Companies have always been hiring for skills. But why has the topic become so hot in recent times? In a tight talent marketplace, companies need to reach further to attract more candidates, tap into diverse talent pools, and keep up their hiring velocity – and hiring for skills is one way to do that. And
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Today, less than 10% of job advertising is managed programmatically, while well over 80% of brand advertising is managed through programmatic means. Brands’ shift to programmatic advertising over the last decade has been for one simple reason: it saves money. If programmatic advertising help advertisers reach more of the right eyeballs for less, why have
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The journey to Hiring Success is not always straightforward. The ability to attract, select, and hire the best talent for any role, on-demand and within budget requires an alignment across people, processes, and technology. Companies looking to improve their hiring practices often make the choice to implement a new ATS (applicant tracking system), but success
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Across the world there are thousands of college campuses full of soon-to-graduate students eager to enter the workforce. Recruiters can enrich their candidate pipeline by forging relations with this demographic. University or campus recruiting refers to the strategies for sourcing, connecting with and hiring college students and recent graduates for internships and entry-level positions. While
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A well-crafted career page has the power to win over and convert qualified candidates. However, in order for that to be the case, it requires careful oversight and to be recognized for what it truly is—a valuable tool in the recruiting tool belt. Today there’s no shortage of creative and engaging ways for companies to
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Looking to hire top talent at scale? With the right tactics and technology in place, the process can be streamlined without compromising quality. High-volume recruiting refers to the process of hiring large numbers of candidates in a short amount of time. The job of a high-volume recruiter, in other words, is to identify high-quality candidates
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The job market is governed by one constant—change. Sometimes that change can be anticipated, like seasonal recruitment cycles. Other times, it’s the result of unforeseen circumstances, such as the recent global health crisis and the corresponding economic downturn.  In many countries across the world, lockdown restrictions are slowly being relaxed and economies are beginning to
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What Is Employer Branding? Employer branding is the act of cultivating an employer brand, which is essentially an identity or persona cultivated by an organization that is presented to the public. Typically, an employer brand embodies an organization’s mission, values, and culture. A positive employer brand signals to prospective job candidates that the company is
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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous companies handled some elements of their recruitment process virtually. The lockdown of many states forced just about every business to shift its recruiting online. Even as the economy begins to reopen, many organizations  are interested in shifting a larger share of their recruiting remotely and assessing how to do
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With an unemployment rate in excess of 13%, the overwhelming majority of industries find themselves unable to maintain their pre-COVID employment numbers. Yet, while many companies have experienced a considerable contraction in their workforce over the past few months, a number of large corporations–Amazon, CVS, Albertsons, and others–actually expanded their hiring efforts in order to
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So you’re the head of your organization’s talent acquisition team and your CEO just implemented a hiring freeze. What’s next? First, don’t panic. While companies typically implement a hiring freeze in response to a downturn, this doesn’t mean that a freeze doesn’t present opportunities to improve. They enable the best organizations to streamline their corporate
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Hiring quality candidates requires a highly effective interview process. External circumstances can force companies to move their interviews online, creating new obstacles to best practices. In this article we cover how to best conduct an interview, focusing particularly on how to do so virtually.  The Purpose of a Job Interview A job interview is when
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When it comes to cost savings, few software applications can compete with a modern, sophisticated applicant tracking system. Demonstrating those savings in the form of a sound business case is half the battle. Economic downturns pose unique challenges to Talent Acquisition. Recent research from the Fosway Group, Europe’s pre-eminent HR Analyst Group, makes clear that
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