Statistics are Dead, Not Job Boards


When I worked in-house as a corporate recruiter, I rarely used direct recruitment or cold calling. 85% of all my hires were a result of posting to a job board. As a matter of fact, in all my years in the recruiting industry, I have never been polled. If you have ever been asked how you are filling your open positions or how you are looking for a job, please tell me about it. Savvy recruiters do not throw resumes away.

Lower Recruitment Costs and Time to Hire with Broadbean


Saving Money and Less Recruiting Time to Hire. Responsible for the recruiting function of our sales division as well as the human resources and employee relations side of the business, myself and my team had a lot to do. I really didn’t have a moment to waste which is why I really love the ease of Broadbean’s job distribution platform. Social Media Recruiting and Job Distribution. Quality of Hire and Cost Per Hire Metrics.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper.

Developing & Executing a Recruitment Strategy with SmashFly


How to Develop a Recruitment Marketing Strategy. The problem is finding qualified job seekers and candidates to apply for positions. We have so many options from job boards, to social networks, referral relationships, and other networking activities. When it comes to developing a recruitment marketing strategy, where does one begin? This leaves you more time to ponder the problem instead of crafting a recruitment solution.

Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time


Join our interactive webinar talking mobile recruiting this Thursday. Hear from our experts about mobile recruiting in our 5/22/14 webinar at 11 AM EST. Click here to learn more. Last week during our mobile recruiting week I received a number emails from a number of individuals who have told me that they believe that mobile recruiting is a complete waste of time and money. Mobile Recruitment is a Vendor Play. 68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile.

2014 119

4 Ways Sourcers & Recruiters Can Show Recruitment ROI


Recruitment and Sourcing ROI. If you look at the trends within recruiting on sites like that are offering recruiter free job boards it shows that people find recruiters and sourcers less lovable than stockbrokers. Even though we are still more lovable then used car salesman its important that sourcers and recruiters put a little extra effort in communicating their value to their organization. I am not referring to metrics reports.

Recruiters are Looking, What Do You Need To Do To Be Found?

Career Alley

Recruiters are getting savvier each day with social media. We all know that the job market is difficult at the moment and so people are branching out to new ways of connecting so it is vital that you have a social media profile that is up to date and up to scratch. Linkedin for recruiters. A recent US survey stated that around 94% of recruiters are using social media platforms to recruit for vacancies and the majority of them are using Linkedin.

2012 235

Ditch your Crystal Ball. Try Hiring Trends Instead …


What’s happening in the Job Market? You don’t need a crystal ball these days to know what’s happening in the job market. Are there more jobs for Project. job boards job Web 2.0 career job search Subject Matter Expertise employment metrics career coach recession research recruiter Tags: job search 2.0 Employment Trends knows all. Is the market for Controllers better than for Finance Managers? Continued at [link].

2010 55

Recruiters: Don’t Expect a Return on Investment from LinkedIn!

The Undercover Recruiter

I am a massive fan of Return of Investment (ROI) when using social media, and I’m not talking about silly “like”, “follower”, ”share” metrics. I get why marketers think these are important (I know they are), but the majority of my agency recruitment clients want £$€ stats. Now if you are a good boy / girl, you’ll know that what you find on social media in terms of leads needs to be recorded on your lovely CRM (no excuses, it’s your job!)

2013 78

Hot Healthcare Recruiting Trends: Trend #1 – Capitalizing on Technology


To that end, we are releasing a blog series over the next ten days to assist healthcare HR Professionals, Recruiters, and Healthcare-Specific Staffing Agencies and search firms in recognizing the current trends as well as new, but sustainable ideas. Those in charge of recruiting efficiencies are consistently looking for ways to update the process. Improvements in technology have created a number of opportunities for recruiters to do their work more efficiently and effectively.

Measuring Recruiting’s Impact Beyond Source of Hire


Armed with numbers and percentages, you allocate dollars to job boards, social media, employee referral bonuses, agencies, and maybe even radio and billboards. Susan LaMotte, CEO and founder of exaqueo, doesn’t hang her hat on a source of hire metric either, but instead looks at “source of influence.” So, why no love for the source of hire metric? For example, you can’t look at employer branding metrics in a vacuum. HR analytics ATS recruiting

How LinkedIn Has Changed Recruitment in the UK

The Undercover Recruiter

UK employers from online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter to builders’ merchant Travis Perkins all use LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions products to identify and recruit great talent. Well, for one it gives companies access to ‘passive’ candidates , or those not actively looking for a new job but who make up the vast majority of professionals. This reduces the time and cost involved in recruiting the best talent. How is LinkedIn used by UK companies to identify and recruiting talent?

2014 81

How In-House Recruiting Saved Epsilon £430,000 & Improved Staff Retention

The Undercover Recruiter

Based in London I have been managing Epsilon’s direct recruitment on the international side (EMEA & APAC) for less than two years, and in that time we have seen some fantastic results. Like many in-house recruiters, my remit was to implement direct recruiting to save costs and improve the quality of hires (so nothing too demanding then!). Implementing a Direct Recruitment Model. Recruitment Technology, Process & Talent Pooling.

2013 73

How Jagex Games Studio Saved £1 Million in Recruitment Fees

The Undercover Recruiter

This achievement requires a state of the art recruitment strategy and a recruitment team ‘hard-wired’ in to the global talent pool. We believe that our world-class online representation through social media channels, a comprehensive global events calendar, our refined and personable careers site and our highly trained industry specific recruitment team have made us one of the pioneers of truly successfully direct talent sourcing.

2013 68

The Most Engaged UK Recruitment Women on LinkedIn

The Undercover Recruiter

LinkedIn UK have compiled a top 10 ‘power user’ list of the most engaged UK women in the recruiting industry on the world’s largest professional network. The power user list, which includes professionals from across the UK and from a mixture of large and small recruiting agencies as well as large organisations such as the BBC and Harrods, is a snapshot of the wide range of talent acquisition professionals using LinkedIn in their career. Dont just be a jobs feed!

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ResumeBear Launches New Resources, Surpasses 100,000 Daily Visitors to Premier Job Site

Resume Bear

ResumeBear launches new job board features, new College & University Program, and new Success Center, attracting over 100,000 daily visitors. Less than a year after its official launch, ResumeBear has become a force in the online job board marketplace. To continue to augment their user experience, ResumeBear has added more robust job board functionality for both the job seeker and the employer.

2012 214

Human Work in a Digital World


Do In-House or Corporate Recruiters or HR Professionals rely on current employee incentives or employee referral programs to drive interest or garner candidates? Do you utilize job boards, your own career site or otherwise? Should you engage with search firms or third-party recruiters? Do you tweet jobs out to a community? Or do you manage an Executive Search Firm or are a Third-Party of Contract Recruiter? Do you post on job boards?

2013 100

Does Big Data Matter in Sourcing? #BigDataHR


Jibe provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions that enable talent acquisition teams to strategically identify, attract and engage candidates. Join us April 10th 2014 at 3pm to talk Big Data on Twitter using the hashtag #BigDataHR and join our webinar , “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data in HR & Recruiting” on April 17th at 11a EST. Follow the week by bookmarking us ! Defining (and revising) Success Metrics.

Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside. Be specific with examples and metrics. What’s wrong with job boards?

2017 157

The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?


I, personally, loved being on executive, contingency, and corporate recruiter working with and in HR departments. The fact of the matter is that Social Media is benefiting HR and Recruiting – we are seeing levels of communication like never before. A recent Jobvite survey reported that of 1600 respondents, 60% had saved an average of $20,000 annually by using social recruiting tools – and 20% saved an average of more than $90,000. Effective Metrics.

2013 115

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search. It’s really no different for job seekers. Every resume needs clear evidence that you are qualified to do the job you are applying for.

2011 188

The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. It’s targeted, contains value-driven metrics and relevant keywords, and positions the job seeker as a good-fit candidate for the kinds of jobs he’s seeking. Yet the job seeker complains to me that he’s gotten ZERO RESPONSE to it. When I ask him how he’s using his resume, he says he’s responded to hundreds of job postings on the job boards.

2013 182

Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

Social recruiting has become the norm for executive recruiters. The cost of social recruiting is minimal (compared to posting on job boards) and opens them to a much larger pool of potential candidates. Obviously, you can’t customize your LinkedIn profile for each target company, but you can indicate your job-type and industry preference. Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

2014 188

How to Make a Business Case for Hiring Military Veterans #SHRM16


” The session was led by Lida Citroen , a personal branding expert who is one of the leading experts on military recruiting and transitioning. She urges session attendees understand both military veterans and recruiters in order to develop a narrative and help allow both communities of professionals work, grow and develop together. Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. Measure at periodic intervals like quarterly metrics.

Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

Resumes have morphed over time from being a career history document often leading with an objective statement – to a career marketing communication showcasing relevant achievements, branding and metrics, to link good fit with value proposition. A traditional “paper&# resume seems to have less value in job search today. For most job seekers, emailing a digital version of their resume has replaced snail mailing a hard copy. probably much fewer for senior and c-level jobs.

2011 207

Analytics & Execution is Key to Be Taken Seriously in Employer Branding


Long before employer branding was even invented, recruiters struggled with justifying their hiring efforts especially when it came to source and quality of hire. In 2007 not unlike in 2015, I was working to build a dashboard to make sense of my recruiting and hiring efforts. I was struggling with justifying my recruiting actions and activity with my senior leadership team. Employment branding helps make sense of our recruiting and branding efforts both offline and online.

2015 103

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

This month my Career Collective colleagues are discussing tactics for giving your job search strategy a mid-year checkup. In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. Below are five strategies for crafting a more powerful presentation of your qualifications to get noticed faster and accelerate your job search. It’s really no different for job seekers.

2011 75

16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

2010 208

The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan

Career Realism

Begin preparing now to limit the length of your unemployment and maximize your job search success. This 3-step “beat unemployment” plan works for job seekers at all levels of the spectrum, from entry-level workers to senior executives. Define Your Job Search Strategy. Before you can structure your job search, you have to define what kinds of positions you will search for – the titles, levels of roles, industries, and types of companies you will pursue.

2014 87

Ep 96 – How to Build Relationships Between HR Practitioners and Providers #hrtechconf


It’s a community that is helping to facilitate conversations and collaborations among talent acquisition technology and service providers and recruiting and talent acquisition leaders. Vendor and service providers need recruiters just as recruiters need service providers in order to do their best work. Tim talks us through the types of metrics he uses to determine success. Recruiting Secret #4. How to Successfully Sell to HR and Recruiting.

2016 72

Have No Fear About Scary Big Data #BigDataHR


Jibe provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions that enable talent acquisition teams to strategically identify, attract and engage candidates. Join us April 10th 2014 at 3pm to talk Big Data on Twitter using the hashtag #BigDataHR and join our webinar , “What’s the Big Deal with Big Data in HR & Recruiting” on April 17th at 11a EST. Follow the week by bookmarking us ! . Are you still only seeing site traffic and job board performance data?

2014 98

Best Steps For Getting A Job In 2009

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. Yet the days of putting your resume up on one of the big job boards and waiting for the phone to ring are over.

2009 109

Want a Successful Executive Job Search? Run It Like a Small Business

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a job search for a while, and not much is happening, you’d be wise to re-jig your strategy, and start thinking of running your job search like it’s a business. That’s what wise job seekers do. They know that, when you’re job hunting, you’re essentially a solopreneur. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” ” His advice perfectly applies to job search and career management.

2017 105

What Do All These #HRTech Acquisitions Really Mean?


What Do All These Changes in HR, Recruiting and Technology Really Mean? Businesses operate the same inside as well as outside HR and recruitment. As for LinkedIn, their core product might be “Recruiter,” but the real opportunity for Microsoft lies in the the host of other product offerings especially their data and social ad targeting. This data comes from Jobvite’s 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey. Recruitment is marketing.

2016 57

4 Ways to Make Your Resume a Perfect Match for a Job Opening

Career Realism

That person sounds like the perfect fit for the job!” Remember, you always want to tweak your resume when you apply for a job. You’ll know what these requirements are by reviewing the job advertisement and noting special keywords throughout; or, in most cases, the employer will state required skills or preferred qualifications. When reviewing the description for a job opening, be careful to note exactly what the employer lists as required and preferred.

2012 88

8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Batch activities to streamline your job search workload. How many recruiters should you contact? Job Search

2014 87

Job Search: Then and Now

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked what changes I’ve seen in effective job search strategies from several years ago versus now. These days most any Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or means for a recruiter to search for someone is based on key words they use for the search. If your resume doesn’t include the words that the recruiter uses to find someone like you, you won’t be found. Metrics are king! Is today’s job market different?

5 Reasons Job Seekers Will Use Instagram Stories Not Snapchat for their Job Search

Competitive Resumes

In today’s day and age, social proof and timeliness are critical to standing out in the job market. To make the most of your job search, you want to put your skills and career acumen where they will be viewed by your network, potential new connections, recruiters, hiring managers, and companies. I know you’re tired of waiting for responses from job boards or referrals from friends. Read: Five Ways to Subtly Catch The Eyes of Employers During Your Job Search.

2016 122

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Anyone can go to a place like Payscale and find out what other people in a similar geographic location are getting paid for a similar job. And many companies are taking advantage of the job market to pay as little as possible and get bargain priced talent. Is this your first time here?

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