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3 of the Best Times to Reach Out to Candidates

August 29, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

Outreach is an art. Timing and targeting your outreach to candidates is just the tip of the iceberg to engaging talent with your opportunity.

As time-sensitive as your hiring reqs may be, there’s comes a point in the sourcing process where, for the most part, talent takes the reigns and recruiters sweat out an antsy waiting period.  

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Build Your Hiring Funnel the Right Way with These Sourcing Techniques

August 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM Rob Stevenson

So you've crafted the perfect job description, updated your careers page, and flipped on your job posts. Cue the influx of resumes, right? Well, as you know, not always. Even with a household brand name, inbound applicants won't fill up your hiring funnel. If you really want to find the right talent who you've got a realistic shot of landing, you're going to need a plan of attack. Here's a few things to get straight before you take to the sourcing trenches.

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Here’s Why You Should Be Recruiting Talent on Google+

August 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

The World Wide Web can be a scary place for recruiters not yet accustomed to the idea of virtually sourcing talent. Mention Google+? Hangouts? +1s? Game over. 

Google’s social network may hold somewhat of an enigmatic aura, if not pose as an improbable fountainhead for candidates, but tune into our latest webinar and we’ll convince you otherwise.

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Employers with Benefits! How to Work Perks into Your Recruitment

August 26, 2014 at 12:31 PM Rob Stevenson

The following is a guest post from Euan McTear of Davidson Asset Management.

Having a winning reward and benefits scheme is a massive part of any organization. Staff retention is so important and the costs involved with high turnover make it vital to offer a benefits package that will make employees want to stick around.

Often overlooked, however, is the importance of employee benefits to your employer branding. Few employers properly use their benefits package as a selling point when looking for staff, even when they have an excellent benefits package that they should be tweeting about from the rooftops!

Here are a few ways through which employers can communicate their benefits packages to attract the best candidates.

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5 Bold Ways to Recruit Candidates

August 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM Kathleen de Lara

Harvey Danger once belted, “If you’re bored, then you’re boring.”

Speaking with candidates may be all part of a recruiter’s job, but hitting the wall of interview fatigue and sticking to the same, run-of-the-mill questions and interview structure is inevitable for many recruiters who’ve been in the game for a while. Is your interview a snoozefest? It could be costing you the hire. 

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3 Cheeky Ways to Research Candidates

August 22, 2014 at 12:11 PM Rob Stevenson

Allow me to make a bold claim: we are currently at the outset of the Golden Age of Recruiting. Candidates are willingly putting all sorts of information about themselves across various social profiles, so much so that what they put on their resume or application pales in comparison to the actual examples of their work and expertise posted to sites like GitHub, Stackoverflow, Dribbble, Quora, and others. For recruiters, this is a dream come true. You're in a position to qualify and assess candidates in a deep fashion that was never before possible.

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Why Recruiters Should Be Using a Multi-Touch Outreach Strategy

August 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM Kathleen de Lara

One of the biggest mistakes recruiters make in their candidate outreach is taking on the “Set it and forget it” mindset – sending out messages, writing off anyone who doesn’t express interest. 

As tempting as it may be to move on to the next batch of qualified candidates who may be the right fit, people need multiple touch points to be encouraged to take action. 

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The 4 Best Channels to Hone Your Recruitment Skills

August 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM Rob Stevenson

As an active recruiter fighting for a scarce amount of top candidates, you're intimately aware of the War for Talent. You may not be aware, however that there is another war being waged, simultaneously, and in a parallel fashion. The War for Content is real, it is ubiquitous, and it is right in your face. Anyone with a wordpress account and more than 500 Twitter followers is a "Thought Leader", and anyone with more than 2 years experience is a "Guru". This creates a sticky situation for recruiters, as you want to ingest the best content to help you grow in your career without the slow and costly lessons of trial and error. So how do you sift through the noise and find only the best recruitment content? Easy, you keep reading this post!

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Recruiting Recruiters? 4 Ways to Boost Your Hunt for Talent

August 19, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

While it may not take a village to build your team of recruiters, it can probably feel that way when you're left to bear the weight of dozens of open reqs. 

Hiring the right team to grow the company? Are you a recruiter recruiting more recruiters? We synced up with Loni Spratt, Entelo’s recruiter evangelist, to share these four ways to get started on building your team from the ground up. 

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5 Chrome Extensions That Will Turbocharge Your Sourcing

August 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM Rob Stevenson

The faster you're flying around your browser, researching, auto-posting, and connecting, the better. Keyboard shortcuts are a good start, but if you really want to soup up your browsing speed you can't afford not to be utilizing the sourcing tools made available by browser extensions. Here's a handful of add-ons you can download to help you source faster than ever before.

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