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Is AngelList Recruiting a LinkedIn Killer?

October 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM Rob Stevenson

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Everybody calm down for a moment. Yes, we all know AngelList as the go-to place for information on start-ups, whether you're seriously looking to invest or just casually interested. But did you know there's a MASSIVE amount of candidates posting a wealth of information on AngelList, just begging to be recruited? Yes, it's true. AngelList offers a simple, minimalist interface that delivers an impressive database of candidates, many of whom are expressly communicating their interest in a new opportunity. It's not beyond the pale to suggest that AngelList's ease of use and comprehensive coverage is enough to steal away recruiters from the professional social behemoth.

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Holding Off on Hiring? Here’s What Recruiters Can Do Instead

October 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

We’re nearing the end of 2014, and while some teams may be ramping up their hiring with newfound allowance to spend, others are doing just the opposite. 

Hiring freezes happen after a piece of the budget pie’s been cut smaller than expected, or when managers realize they don’t need to hire for certain roles now, but perhaps at the start of the new year.

No matter the reason, putting a hold on your hiring doesn’t mean your talent acquisition strategy needs to be a halt, too. Build out your pipeline in the meantime and focus on these three areas to hit the ground running as soon as you get the go. 

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Don't Be a Creep! Avoid These Social Recruiting Mistakes

October 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM Rob Stevenson

We've all been on the receiving end of severe social media creepery. Someone 'likes' a Facebook photo from 2009. A double tap on a 21 week old Instagram post. Friend requests from people you've never met. It's unnerving and uncomfortable, and if you ever come off this way to a candidate, you can forget about getting them in for an interview. Social recruiting affords a great opportunity, but also bears the ever-present possibility of a tragic misstep in the form of over-research. As a wise old comic book Uncle once said, 'with great power comes great responsibility.' Read on to make sure you're not guilty of any glaring social recruiting mistakes.

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4 Factors Impacting Candidate Engagement

October 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM Kathleen de Lara

Building appeal to your open opportunities takes more than a few good perks highlighted in a well-written email and job description. To get talent hooked on potentially working for your company, recruiters need to focus on driving long-term connections after their first contact with talent and through all stages of the hiring process.

How does your company take into account these four factors when engaging with potential employees? 

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Anti-Recruiting: How to Find the Offer Rejectors

October 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM Rob Stevenson

When it comes to assessing candidates, much emphasis is placed on finding the candidate who exhibits all the right skills, gets along with the team, and is at a stage in his or her career where a move to your organization makes sense. But even in a case where a candidate checks all the boxes, they may not be the right fit. As a recruiter, you must be vigilant enough to suss out which candidates aren’t right despite their qualifications, because as I’m sure many of you have found out the hard way, a perfectly skilled candidates does not automatically equal an engaged employee. When someone seems too good to be true, it’s time to deftly shift into anti-recruiting mode to suss out the hire who might not work out in the end or the one who’s going to back out at the last second. After you've asked them some thoughtful questions to really get to know the candidate, follow up with the following to learn about any hangups they might have as well as nail down the offer rejectors.

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4 Key Takeaways from the 2014 HR Tech Conference

October 10, 2014 at 7:51 AM Kathleen de Lara

This is probably the only time we’ll hope that what happened in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas, and if you were at this year’s HR Tech Conference, you’ll understand why.

Coming on the heels of a week at the world’s biggest conference on HR technology, it’s clear: Data rules.

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Here's How to Make Your Boss Care About Recruitment

October 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM Rob Stevenson

On your CEO’s to-do list, how close to the top is recruiting? I can almost hear your sigh from here! Despite being  one of the most important aspects of building a new company, or taking a large one to the next level, adding talent often falls by the wayside in the minds of most C-level execs. It’s up to you to show them the added benefit of focusing on talent acquisition, and the huge downside in ignoring it.

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How to Engage Candidates Most Likely to Quit

October 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM Kathleen de Lara

Now that you know when employees are most likely to quit, what's your plan for influencing how they stay? Likewise, what's your plan for reaching out to potential hires on your competitors' teams?

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New Entelo Study Shows When Employees are Likely to Leave Their Jobs

October 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM Jon Bischke

Over the last few years we’ve had the privilege of talking to thousands of recruiters about how they do their jobs. 

For the increasing number of them who are trying to source hard-to-fill roles (e.g., engineering, design, data science, highly skilled sales and marketing, etc.), a key question to answer is “When are people most likely to leave their current employer?”

After all, if you know that people were statistically much more likely to leave at a certain point, you could optimize your outreach accordingly.

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The Cleverest Insights and Cheekiest Tweets from #SourceCon Denver

October 3, 2014 at 11:58 AM Rob Stevenson

After a succesful 48 hours of networking, technology demonstration, and, by all accounts, keynote presentations both enlightening and raucous, SourceCon Denver is at an end. If you weren't lucky enough to head to the Mile-High City for the event, we've got you covered. Below are some of the cheekiest, most interesting, and most insightful takeaways from the recruiting and HR conference! 

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