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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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Are You a Culture Fit? There's an App for That

July 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM Rob Stevenson

Looking at a candidate's work history, skills and qualifications, and getting references from previous employers are all lay-ups when it comes to evaluating them for a role. Where things can really get tricky is when you start thinking about what it will be like to have that person in the office 5 days a week. It can be slippery to figure out exactly how someone's personality will effect the status quo, especially when they're on their best interview behavior. Likewise, it's equally difficult for a candidate to know for certain what your company culture is like and how they'll fit in. Enter Good.co.

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Q&A: Social Recruiting Pro on Why the Talent Hunt is Going (and Staying) Digital

July 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

If recruiters aren’t taking a dip in online talent pools, they’re merely treading water in an oversaturated marsh of underqualified candidates.  

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How to Do Your Job During a Hiring Freeze

July 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM Rob Stevenson

Car salesmen have hail storms. Baseball players have hitting droughts. Recruiters have hiring freezes. There's several reasons why a company might decide to pump the brakes on hiring, or even bring it to a screeching halt,  but it doesn't mean you get to take a vacation. Here's a handful of ways you can keep recruiting even when your company isn't sending out offer letters.

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3 Tips for a Seamless Interview Process

July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM Greenhouse

The following is a guest blog post from Greenhouse. Want to learn more about how Entelo's integration with Greenhouse can work for your recruiting and hiring teams? Check it out at the Entelo Blog.

Recently, Entelo and Greenhouse announced a partnership that will bring more powerful sourcing and recruitment tools to our customers. Through the integration, you can use Entelo to find and qualify talent based on your specific requirements, then easily import them into the Greenhouse platform to create a seamless interview process from the start.

Here are three tips to keep in mind as you plan your recruitment and interview strategy.

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Four Mobile and Online Productivity Tools for Recruiters

July 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

Within the next hour, you’ll encounter at least 50 disruptions that’ll keep you from crossing off those 10 items from your to-do list.

Candidate interviews, resume reviews, team meetings, talent scouting and networking. A recruiter’s duties are never-ending, or to sum up in four words: Can’t stop, won’t stop.

In an age of brevity, instant gratification, and convenience, “there’s an app for that” quickly becomes the solution for any sort of obstacle getting in the way of your work day.

Try out these tools to streamline the way you source talent and to better organize your recruiting resources.

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Recruiter Radiology! Here's how to X-Ray LinkedIn, G+, and Github

July 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM Rob Stevenson

LinkedIn, GitHub, G+. A sourcer's searching is never done. But if you're relying only on these site's native search boxes, you're missing out on top candidates. A far more comprehensive and specific way to scour for talent is to build boolean strings and use them to X-Ray sites, meaning, search every page Google has scraped from any site you choose, based on filters like location, title, skills, and more. Here, I'll break down what goes in to a proper X-Ray search, and how you can bend the knowledge of Google to your will.

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5 Tips for Successfully Pitching Candidates

July 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

You’ve only got a few minutes to impress and snag candidates’ attention, but what makes your pitch different from other recruiters’?

Talent is an investment; learn how to stand out from the noise, hire slowly, and you could land an employee who’ll be able to help the company thrive alongside their own professional growth.

Working on your delivery and need some pointers? Try out these tips to improve your candidate outreach.

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Here's What the New LinkedIn Inmail Rules Mean For You

July 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM Rob Stevenson

One of LinkedIn's most popular features, InMails, is a blessing and a curse. For recruiters, it's a great way to contact talent via an appropriate medium, as presumably they've agreed to discuss opportunities and network when they opted in to the site. However, it's unfortunately been misused by many and as a result has led to many prospective candidates being rubbed the wrong way. Well, LinkedIn listened to the complaints, and as of late last week they've introduced some changes to the Inmailing process that will serve to help both recruiters and candidates get the most out of the tool. Read on to see what's new and what it means for your recruitment efforts!

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Enter to Win a Free Recruiter Survival Kit!

July 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM Rob Stevenson

A recruiter's job is never done. Whether you're at a conference, in the office, or even off the clock, you're always forming new relationships and learning about people's long term goals and ambitions. As such, you've got to have all the tools on hand to make sure you never miss an opportunity to land candidates their dream job. That's why we're giving away a FREE Recruiter Survival Kit!

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