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? Recruitment Process & Employment Dashboard Metrics.

Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

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. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In In Manage Your Job Search , I wrote about how to find the right kind of job board for you.).

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Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time


68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile. The key to any recruiting strategy, mobile or not is to do your homework, test the waters and educate yourself on your own candidate audience before implementing a strategy or purchasing any type of software. Recruiters and business leaders should talk to their candidates from past, present and future before adopting any new type of program, pilot or strategy. Job Boards Fail Horribly When It Comes to Mobile.

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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

Does Big Data Matter in Sourcing? #BigDataHR


Senior leaders want to establish very specific metrics for sourcing success, but many times the source data is either not there or suspect at best. These methods provide raw data to help inform sourcing and staffing strategies… but these sources of data are just one piece of the puzzle. One client said to me “how do we say a hire from Job Board A is better than Job Board B just because past applicants from A termed faster?”

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


Yesterday at the Annual SHRM Conference, I attended the session, “A Business Case for Hiring Veterans: Designing and Implementing a Veteran Hiring Strategy.” Look beyond job boards and find ways to engage them. How to Start Creating a Military Hiring Strategy. Citroen further suggests we get started creating a military hiring strategy by looking at the business. Look at business goals, strategy and start to identify what it is you want to accomplish.

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.

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Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

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. you still need a resume: If you’re in confidential job search, your LinkedIn profile may need to be tamed down so much that it doesn’t position you as a good-fit hire.

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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. The first step is to define your strategy. On average, it takes seven job interviews to produce one job offer, and 200-300 targeted opportunities to generate those seven interviews.

2014 87

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. Where Are The Jobs?

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


I went so far as to publish my phone number in online job and newspaper ads because I was desperate for understanding in the type of recruiting ROI I was getting. Add in branding, messaging, storytelling across job boards, career sites, career fairs, social media and every recruiting channel in between. This fact in is part to our candidate’s preferences and habits in how they manage their job search. There was no cohesive strategy.

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


I’ve found in my own personal experience that a technology implementation, building a new recruiting strategy or testing a pilot with a new HR or recruiting technology startup. In my work as a consultant to providers and an advocate for practitioners, I hear of implementation horror stories gone wrong from both sides, pushy salesmen who oversell and practitioners who don’t circle back with metrics, analytics, reporting and feedback.

2016 72

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. 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!) Most of the recruiters I work with are working on that metric (phew), but many more out there are not.

2013 78

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.” Think of your job search as a business.

2017 105

The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?


The dark circles were not brought on by conference parties, as many might suspect, but by late night blogging and creations of the next day’s social media strategies. Perhaps it’s in the subtle shift of job boards and HR technology to add social capabilities to their offerings. and just not applying the old school method of “post and pray” All of these things play into the hiring and job search changes we have seen. Effective Metrics.

2013 115

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

The Undercover Recruiter

Job Board Advertising – A couple of generic sites (Monster & Totaljobs mainly), but I make use of many niche sites dependent on the positions such as Only Marketing Jobs , Marketing Week , Jobserve & Design Week to name a few. This has significantly improved since using the various niche boards as it helped to increase brand awareness in the sector. Overall I’d like our attraction strategy to be more brand and ‘story’ focused.

2013 73

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? Here are eight strategies to consider: 1. Batch activities to streamline your job search workload. 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. Years ago, when job applicants had to actually type a resume, then take them to a printer or copy shop to have them run off, there was more, although not much more understanding of mistakes on a resume. Metrics are king! Certainly never rely on your cover letter to make your case for a job when it should be presented in your resume.

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. There’s no doubt that a well-considered and specialised PSL can be a great asset to your recruitment strategy. We’re a firm believer in always being able to improve what we do and so we have set up solid metrics and feedback forms allowing us to view and evaluate our performance almost daily.

2013 68

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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