Don't Get Git? Make Github Work for You

If you’re on the hunt for software engineers (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) odds are you’ve happened upon Github.  On Github, developers commit actual code and collaborate with their peers on both private and public open-source projects (called repositories). Essentially, these perennially difficult to recruit candidates are building public portfolios for themselves, jam-packed with the exact information you need to determine whether they could be a good fit with your organization. Unfortunately, as we all know, these types are rather particular about how they are approached, and lest Github become merely another channel where top talent feel inundated by mass outreach, we’re going to need to be careful about our messaging.

You Don't Want to Miss These Recruitment Twitter Chats

What if I told you it was possible to learn from established, veteran recruiters, while simultaneously engaging directly with them and building your own network? Thanks to the phenomenon that is twitter chats, you can! As a candidate's social footprint factors more and more into recruitment, 

Best of the Week: 5 Must-Read Recruitment Articles

We’ve finally breached March, but as you know, the hustle doesn’t stop here. Check out these articles covering the latest, top news in recruiting. This week’s roundup is interesting to say the least. See for yourself:

4 Recruiters About to Get Blocked on LinkedIn

In a blog post late last week, LinkedIN announced an overhaul of privacy settings, including the introduction of the option for users to block specific members. In the wake of the mass-InMail messaging epidemic, this development should be especially concerning to recruiters. Although there are some tried and true methods of optimal messaging, it can be easy to give in to the temptation of options which pair quick fire with massive reach.

To date, we haven’t spent much time focusing on how NOT to recruit. Until now.

Best of the Week: 5 Must-Read Recruitment Articles

Happy Saturday, recruiting pros! Over the week, we've kept tabs on the most insightful recruiting pieces and most pressing breaking news. For your convenience, we've compiled them into a post so you don't have to worry about missing a thing. Read on for your Weekly Recruiting Digest!

Four Ways Tech is Getting Creative with Recruiting

Needle in a haystack. Four-leaf clover. Hen’s teeth. Waldo.

These are all words and phrases that do not describe engineers, data scientists, designers, and anyone else who works in tech. In fact, these candidates are pretty abundant, but there’s a high chance they’re probably not looking for you. Whether they’re already settled in a job they enjoy or if they’re just ignoring you along with the other 20 recruiters who sent them emails this weekend, the point is, many qualified tech candidates just aren’t biting.

Is your sourcing strategy helping you get noticed from all the other recruiters’ noise?

Announcing Hiring For Good: Entelo and CodeEd Partner to Sponsor Female Engineers

After chatting with a number of our customers over the course of the last few years, it’s become apparent that finding and attracting female technical talent is one of the toughest challenges that companies face today. With that, we’re excited to announce a new initiative here at Entelo to do our part to encourage and enable the next generation of female engineers.

Twitter Round Up: Best Recruiting Tweets Jan 20-24

We're back with the best recruitment-based tweets of the week! Read on for some unmissable links, thought-provoking LinkedIn stats, and friendly reminders about recruitment etiquette from the other side of the interview table!

4 Recruitment Software Domains Under The Microscope

Jessica Miller-Merrell, president and CEO of Xceptional HR, made an insightful point concerning the nature of recruiting in “Innovative Staffing Practices: A Look Back at Recruiting & Our Love Affair with Technology.”

“Recruiting has its roots in processes and workflow management…Technology has been revolutionary in increasing the effectiveness of processing, particularly the recruiting industry. Technology and recruitment is a match made in heaven. They are soul mates, and I really can’t imagine an effective recruitment department driven by hiring and workplace analytics without the technology to justify our success and business needs.”

Jessica, in the end of the article, emphasizes the valuable role traditional practices like collaboration and relationship recruiting will play in the future of recruiting—regardless of technological developments.

Recruitment technology is here to stay (and so is the love affair). The tools now available are becoming more specialized, and there are plenty of choices in different domains: Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS); Video-based Job Boards; Neurocognitive Testers; and Hiring Marketplaces.

While reviewing companies within these distinct categories, we’ll keep one question in mind: How will these tech solutions influence or augment essential, and long-established, recruitment strategies and methods?

Top Recruiting Influencers: Entelo’s 10 Picks

Recruiting professionals have much to be thankful for. In addition to the wealth of information now available about the candidates they research, talent acquisition pros are a breed who are highly engaged across the blogosphere and many social media outlets. Because of this activity, it is easier than ever to keep a beat on key developments and the bold new ideas of the most influential personas. In order to help recruiters sift through the noise and keep track of the most interesting and innovative voices in the space, we've compiled this list of the top 10 most influential recruiters.

Our list isn’t ranked; it’s more about highlighting novel perspectives and noteworthy approaches.

For more information, and to really see just how many active professionals there are to learn from in our space, take a look at these two excellent resources: “The 50 Most Popular Recruiting Influencers on Twitter,” and “THE 10 to Follow in Social Media Recruiting.”

Weekly Recruiting Twitter Round-Up

Beginning this week and continuing each subsequent Friday, Entelo will bring you a round-up of the week's most compelling recruitment-related tweets. Not just limited to top recruiting influencers, we will look to include generic commentary and reactions from all sorts of folks as they discuss their experiences with the recruiting industry.

#OMCchat: Twitter Recruiting Dialogue in Review

OpenMicCareerChat covered “No Excuses & No Excusing in the Job Search” last night.

In case you’re not familiar with @OMCchat, it’s a rambunctious weekly Q&A focused on providing blunt truths, atypical perspectives, and practical answers to knowledge-hungry job-seekers (you can catch it each Thursday at 7-8PM ET).

Here are the players: Cyndy Trivella @CyndyTrivella; Tom Bolt @TomBolt; & Steve Levy @LevyRecruits.

Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets:

Video Recruiting Surges Onward with Launch of HelloMyNameIs

Whichever side of the recruitment process you’re on, it’s probable that you have at one point felt frustrated by the limitations of a written resume. For recruiters, sifting through piles of resumes can be dull, and the contents of resumes may not be entirely telling of what a candidate truly has to offer. That’s the issue the founders of UK-based Executive Search Firm Flint Hyde mean to tackle with, a purely video-based job board where candidates post 3 minute videos of themselves in place of a standard written resume.

Best of Both Worlds: Grow Your Recruiting Funnel and Humanize the Process

Skillful recruiters are like great sales professionals—they’re animated and proactive. If you want them to electrify your organization’s talent pipeline in 2014, allow them to craft a hiring strategy with hiring managers that’s proactive rather than reactive.

Why does this matter? Proactive recruiting makes the hiring process easier, intuitive, and personal.

Here at Entelo we have some pretty ambitious goals: provide recruiters, sourcers, and hiring managers a means to make smarter decisions while improving their interactions with candidates.

How is this done? It starts with the augmentation of sourcing.

5 Best HR Blogs: Entelo’s Required Reading List

The recruiting landscape is a wonderfully off-kilter world. Its peaks and valleys are shaped by both predictive—and utterly surprising—changes.

If you want to keep up with both dynamics, effectively navigating this gripping cosmos, you’ll need to follow trusted sources for news, information, communities, and metrics.

We want recruiters, sourcers, and hiring managers to keep their knowledge up-to-date by embracing forums with rich dialogues, and blogs teaming with informative articles.