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Rapportive Lives! New Chrome Extension Resurrects Research Tool

August 1, 2014 at 11:09 AM Rob Stevenson

For the past few years, no Recruiter's toolbelt was full without Rapportive. A lightweight gmail add-on, Rapportive would consider the email of your recipient and provide you links to their social profiles, personal websites, and display a personal avatar. When you needed to do a quick refresher or a bit of research on a contact, Rapportive was there for you.

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Recruiting Top Talent on Twitter? Don't Forget These 3 Key Components

August 1, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

How many tweets would a Twitter bird tweet if a Twitter bird could tweet tweets? You have 140 characters to leave an impression on a potential hire.

Should you tag a fellow user, add a picture or video, include a, or use a hashtag? As with recruiting on other social networks, the promise of finding top talent is unrelenting if recruiters know how to play their virtual cards right. 

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Ask Candidates About Their Next Job, Advises Bischke on NYT

July 31, 2014 at 11:56 AM Rob Stevenson

Once a week, The New York Times' Adam Bryant sits down with leadership from exciting companies in every Screen_Shot_2014-07-31_at_11.33.50_AMindustry to discuss growth, management, and their own leadership style. Top Execs from Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, Bitly, and HubSpot have recently featured in the Corner Office column, and this morning, our fearless leader Jon Bischke had the honor to be included!

Jon and Adam chatted about Jon's entrepreneurial history, his tips for growing networks, and quite a bit about team building and hiring, appropriate given his success at both as well as the focus of Entelo's tools. I've pulled out some insightful tidbits below, and you can head over to NYT's site to read the interview in full.

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Access the Free Webinar! How to Recruit Candidates Using Facebook

July 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM Kathleen de Lara

Facebook recruiting is more than cleaning up your profile, hitting ‘Add Friend’ a million times, then crossing your fingers that candidates respond to the message that landed in their Other inbox. (“What’s that?” Read on.)

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Is Twitter's Executive Shuffle a Revolving Door, or an Escalator?

July 29, 2014 at 1:34 PM Rob Stevenson

Ahead of Twitter's announcement of Q2 performance later today, specifics about the micro blogging tool's performance is the topic of much speculation. In addition to questions about user growth, engagement, and ad revenue, many are looking critically at the high level personnel changes, and whether this signals trouble or promise. Earlier this morning, BloombergTV invited our fearless leader, Jon Bischke, to discuss.

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3 Technologies to Hire & Retain Top Talent

July 29, 2014 at 10:57 AM Rob Stevenson

You searched high, low and everywhere in between, and finally, you found the one. The dependable, innovative and driven individual that will take your business to the next level—provided you can keep him or her for the long haul.

The average employee turnover rate over the next five years is predicted to rise to 23.4 percent from 20.6 percent. Globally, 161.7 million workers are expected to depart from companies in 2014, a 12.9 percent increase from the number of departing workers in 2012.

Don't let your recruiting efforts go to waste. If you've used Entelo to secure your star employee, you know you've found the talent worth holding on to. Employ a retention strategy with collaborative technologies to enhance communication, feedback and training so that you can increase employee satisfaction, long-term retention and your bottom line.

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Here's What Top Coders Are Saying About Hiring Practices

July 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM Rob Stevenson

Are your ears burning, recruiters? Because some of the best coders on the internet are talking about you, possibly right at this very moment. YCombinator's news aggregator, Hacker News, is chock full of some extremely articulate, talented, and overtly harsh professionals. Most of the content concerns technical developments in the engineering field, but the nature of the users (entrepreneurial spirits, many of them tasked with team building) means that they commonly discuss interview tactics and experiences with recruiters.

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Why Recruiters Experience Candidate Dropoff

July 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

Sourcing top talent and finding a hireable candidate isn’t easy, which can make it all the more difficult to stomach when talent rejects your offer.

Misaligned career and company goals. Bad timing. A better offer. No matter the reason, your hopes of onboarding a star candidate are crushed. The resume goes into filing and the team pockets another potential hire for future reference, whenever that time may come.

Any hitch in the company’s hiring process is a step back in onboarding a new employee, and if your team’s recruiting timeline isn’t clear with everyone involved, candidates are undoubtedly falling through the cracks. 

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These Key Social Stats are Under-Utilized in Talent Assessment

July 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM Rob Stevenson

Every day candidates are divulging more and more information about themselves online across various social networks. Luckily for you, in between the Buzzfeed quiz results and cat memes, there's a considerable amount of relevant stats you can use to help you assess their professional chops. Here's a handful of metrics that sometimes go overlooked but if considered appropriately can be recrutorially illuminating.

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13 Tactics for Setting Team Expectations on Candidate Onboarding

July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM Kathleen de Lara

If you’ve ever played the telephone game, you know that, as expected, somewhere along the line, one person fudges the message for everyone after. Tracing the steps back to the root of the mishap is easy, but in the world of recruiting, it could be the difference between a candidate who decides to join the team and a candidate who’s left with a bad impression of your company.

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