Category Archives: Employers

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3 Reasons Your Recruitment Process Needs a Revolving Door

How many great candidates have passed through your recruiting process, never to be seen again? If you’re not re-engaging them, chances are you’re losing money and wasting valuable time. Talent acquisition is costly. So don’t shut the door when a candidate is passed over. Install a revolving door, and keep the pipeline filled with more of what you need: great talent. #1: Candidates and Job Read More →

4 Best Talent Sourcing Tips for Current Employees

Why look outside the company for new hires when great talent is so close to home? Current employees already know the company. And you know them, as well. Those are two major steps in the usual recruitment process that you can file away as “done.” It’s not corporate cannibalism if you do it right. Moving bright talent up through the ranks saves time, resources and Read More →

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Middle of Funnel Talent Acquisition Engagement Tools

The middle of the talent acquisition funnel offers so many possibilities, you might even call it the fun part of recruiting. But it’s also where many job candidates abandon the process. With the ever-growing cost of hire, you need as many oars in the recruiting waters as possible to help you and the candidates stay on course. Wheat gets separated from the chaff in the Read More →

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What Talent Acquisition Learns From the Marketing Funnel

Talent acquisition nearly mirrors marketing and the sales journey. It’s taken a while for HR and recruiters to see the parallels, but now the funnel concept is quickly becoming the go-to model that hiring teams monitor, adapt, tweak and use for a stronger, healthier talent pipeline. People go through similar steps, whether making a decision to buy a car or accept a job offer. Examine Read More →

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Top of Funnel Talent Acquisition Engagement Strategies

“Begin at the beginning,” Lewis Carroll famously wrote. That was important advice for the White Rabbit, and it’s sound advice for you. Great hires begin with great candidates in the top of the talent acquisition funnel. The earliest stage isn’t just for acquiring as many people as possible. That’s where some recruiters get it wrong. The more selective the process on the front end, the Read More →

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6 Team Building Lessons Managers Can Learn From This Popular Television Show

Between the years, 1983-1987, there was a popular television show called the “A Team.” Four Vietnam War veterans were charged with robbing the Bank of Hanoi during the War, and were tried, convicted, and sent to a military prison. They actually did rob the bank, but they do so under secret orders from their commander. Angry and skilled, they were able to make their escape Read More →

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Talent Acquisition Metrics Trends to Watch in 2017

“You can’t pick your data, but you must pick your metrics.” – Jeff Bladt, Harvard Business Review Be careful about getting so caught up in data that you lose sight of the talent acquisition goal: great hires. Data is what your metrics are made of; it’s not the metrics, themselves. The difference is comprehensive information versus information that you need. And that’s what drives a Read More →

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How Data-Driven Recruitment Advertising Became the Gold Standard

Data-driven or programmatic recruitment advertising started off as an industry disruptor. Now it’s settling into its groove as a go-to strategy for employers, recruiters, HR, job boards and publishers. It’s defining how each element of the talent acquisition industry does business together. And it’s fast becoming the new standard. Like most technology that shakes up an industry then sticks around for the long haul, there’s Read More →

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How Recruitment Strategies Can Defeat Hiring Bias

You can’t eliminate hiring bias, but you can disrupt its effect. And that matters to the up-and-coming generation of employees who expect an authentically diverse workplace. Diversity is critical to success for many businesses. That’s especially true if the company’s product or service is intended for a diverse population. If you want to speak to the masses, you need a voice that they can relate Read More →

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Is Your Job Posting Optimized for Conversion?

The typical job posting follows a similar pattern. Title, description, requirements, and a yawn for good measure. Job ads have their own job to do, but they have more versatility than you might realize. If they aren’t optimized for multifaceted performance, they’ll miss the target more often than not. And the reasons might surprise you. You need the essential elements. But think of them as Read More →