Top 10 Job Titles That Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago

LinkedIn Talent Solutions posted an awesome infographic on their blog to highlight some fascinating job title, and workplace, changes since 2008.

“We examined the data of over 259 million members’ profiles to determine the top 10 most popular job titles that were nowhere to be found in 2008.”

This evolution of the workplace is fueled by the growth of new expertise roles in domains like technology and fitness. What do we find interesting about the changes? Growth in technology job titles presents both opportunities and challenges for tech recruiters.

What LinkedIn InMail Changes Mean for You

Get ready for a change to your LinkedIn Recruiter account. Starting tomorrow, January 14th, LinkedIn will begin charging users for sending mass mailings to group members.

Numerous sourcing and recruiting surveys have demonstrated time and again that LinkedIn is still the most popular site for vetting and messaging candidates.

A 2013 study by the Society for Human Resources Management found that 77% of employers use social networks to recruit, with the majority of them seeking to attract passive candidates. As of today nearly 90% of these companies utilize LinkedIn for their recruitment process.

If you’re a LinkedIn Recruiter subscriber you may have received this email:

Want to Hire Great Engineers? Take a Walk in Their Shoes.

Recruiters—or should I say good recruiters—your job is hard. We know that your role is devalued because of actions taken by bad recruiters out there.

There are times when recruiting anyone, in any field, is challenging. But let’s be honest: engineers are a special breed. If your job is to recruit one, you need to walk in their shoes.

State of Sourcing 2013

The people at SourceCon were curious. They were curious about things like what sourcers and recruiters make, how they hired, how many hours they work a week, and their education level. So they kicked off a State of Sourcing survey that was distributed online during August & September of 2013.

The data came from recruiters and sourcers working in talent acquisition departments of sizable companies, third party staffing firms, and other outsourcing providers.

Entelo Search: Easier, Better, Faster, Stronger

We recently rolled out some search updates we think you'll love:

  • Search results now show both current and previous positions and education history

Twitter Reacts to #sfbeta: The Future of HR

#sfbeta, a startup mixer launched in September 2006 by Christian Perry, is steadily growing—bringing together thought leaders, founders, tech talent, and investors to focus on emerging themes in the tech industry.

Last night SmartRecruiters hosted a jam-packed event on “The Future of HR” at their headquarters in San Francisco. Entelo had a great setup for the event, and we enjoyed the lively discussions on the informative panel.

6 Awesome Company Culture Videos

Your company culture is the lifeblood of your business and brand. Talent is attracted to a great culture, and a great culture lets your talent thrive.Incredibly resourceful companies understand this. They put in the extra effort necessary to create a prosperous culture they’ll love so each person within the company sees the purpose and value of their hard work.Attracting top-notch talent, and creating universal core values, requires an imaginative approach that’s less ritualistic and more organic.

Google’s Hiring Process: A Peek Under the Hood with Laszlo Bock

Between his interview with the New York Times’ Adam Bryant, and a talk at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum, Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations at Google, revealed some game-changing ideas about Google’s hiring process.

The insights and solutions he offers are off-kilter and exciting.


5 Predictions for HR Technology in 2014

While we certainly don't pretend to have a crystal ball, there's enough information available for us to make this solid claim: 2014 is going to be the year of Social HR.

John Naisbitt made this futurist statement in his 1982 text Megatrends: “We are drowning in information, but we are starved for knowledge.”

From our perspective at Entelo, we created our SaaS Company to do exactly that—furnish knowledge about tech candidates from a sea of information.

Recruiting with Google+

After looking at "Fascinating Social Media Statistics of 2013" something stood out: Google+ is adding ~25,000 users every day. We’re sure you've heard of recruiting techniques for Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin—but what about Google+?

As with everything Google does, Google+ is in constant flux. After launching on June 28, 2011 it has rapidly become the second-largest social networking site in the world.

Here are some persuasive details for why recruiters should be using Google+:

Spotting Resume Fraud & Fake CV Claims

Has the thought of embellishing your CV, resume, or portfolio crossed your mind before? Perhaps someone close to you recommended it, passing off the act as merely an outdated taboo?

Think twice about using even seemingly inconsequential white lies—no matter how tough the job market is.

Here are a few examples of terrible fraudulent tactics that now haunt the culprits:

How Does HR Use Social Media?

After covering how recruiters use social media in their sourcing efforts, here's an infographic from BLR highlighting social media uses for HR.

Top 5 Social Recruiting Tips for LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook

Social Talent is an Irish company that provides online and social media training for the recruitment and staffing industry.

5 Personality Traits: Using Twitter to Evaluate Candidates

Each year the traditional resume comes a little closer to becoming a historical relic. It may never fade away entirely, but it will be predominately replaced by the modern resume." For some background reading, see our post, "You are More than Your Resume."

A resume won’t mean what we’re all familiar with: a brief written account of your personal, educational, and professional experience that’s prepared by you, the applicant. Instead, recruiters are quickly adapting to social recruiting practices—thereby acquiring information about you by examining your social footprints.

Where is this going to take us?

Jobvite’s 2013 Social Recruiting Survey Takeaways

On October 23 rd of this year we formally announced—with untold glee—our partnership with Jobvite. Here’s the full blog article: “ Announcing Integration with Jobvite!

To ease the challenges of finding and networking with top talent, customers of Jobvite and Entelo now have access to both tools without leaving their Jobvite screen. This exciting integration arrives at a critical time in history as companies continually look to increase their investment in candidate recruiting through social networking—dramatically turning social recruiting into ubiquitous hiring practice.

This evolutionary trend of social recruiting is deeply reflected in Jobvite’s “2013 Social Recruiting Survey.” Here are some pertinent takeaways: