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Simplicant is the leading social recruiting platform and applicant tracking system built from the ground up to harness the power of the newest and most effective paradigms in talent acquisition, recruitment marketing, employee referrals and applicant tracking combined in one complete and integrated social recruitment management system.

7 Things that Really Matter on a Great Careers Page

Does your company’s careers page have what it takes? Is it both attractive and efficient? Or are you turning off potential job applicants with a clunky design and process? The importance of a great careers page cannot be overlooked. It’s the first interaction a potential candidate has with your company and its internal administration. A positive candidate user-experience adds to your reputation, while a negative one may stop the candidate from completing the application process. In fact, you are quite likely to turn away some of the best talent with a poorly designed careers page. Here are 7 things you Read more

Keeping Track of Your Recruiting Performance

When you are hiring to fill critical positions for your company, you want easy access to basic stats that can indicate your campaign’s progress and your recruiting performance. Keeping an eye on the performance of your operational activities such as the impact of job posts, social sharing and employee referrals – is an important part of keeping the process on track. With the help of a modern SaaS recruiting platform with advanced analytics, accurate measurements of that progress can be at your fingertips. Here are five things to look for when measuring your day to day recruiting performance. 1. Number of Views Do the Read more

How to Hire Top Talent with an Exceptional Recruiting Brand

There is an interdependent network of components reacting with one another that establishes your company’s recruiting brand . This determines how your business is perceived by current employees and potential recruits alike. Building this identity in a positive way requires proactive efforts on several fronts that eventually come together as the collective personality of your business as an employer. These building blocks include your digital presence, online engagement, employee involvement, internal resources and general public relations. The Power of Perception An up-to-date digital presence and a compelling career site are essential if you are to be taken seriously by top industry talent. It is Read more

How to Simplify Working With External Recruitment Agency Partners

As a growing business, you may have already worked with certain recruiting agency partners in bringing new talent on board. When you partner with agencies to help onboard new employees, you are looking to leverage their expertise, screening skills as well as networks to sample a wider pool of both active and passive applicants. In addition, you may have relationships with certain recruiting agencies or external recruiters where you prefer to have them work with you as full-time or part-time consultants, instead of hiring them as permanent staff in your HR organization. In all such cases, you want the flexibility and a robust Read more

Candidate Sourcing Tips: 10 Ways to Find Top Talent

Hiring and retaining top talent is as tough as it’s always been. Cultivating a company culture that attracts top talent is a practice the top 10 percent of US companies have in common and certainly one of the top candidate sourcing tips to keep in mind. Consider Southwest Airlines, which has recently received more than 50,000 applications for 500 available positions. Unfortunately, small businesses do not have much luck with traditional recruiting, thus they are required to use other recruitment means, such as trusted networks or job boards. Finding top talent can be a simple recruiting process as long as you Read more

Candidate Rejection Emails: How To Get Them Right

Taking the time to compose and send rejection emails to job candidates is a sound business practice for hiring managers. A timely, personalized letter allows you to extend professional courtesy while building goodwill and vetting candidates for future positions. Establishing this as an integral part of the hiring process can actually make future hiring easier and more efficient by keeping qualified candidates in the loop while discouraging re-application from unqualified job seekers. A Matter of Respect Although no one likes rejection, the uncertainty of not knowing if you got the job is much worse. Good candidate communication is critical. By Read more

7 Habits of Highly Effective Recruiting Teams

To be successful at recruiting new talent, your recruiting team must do more than simply collect candidate profiles or resumes for the positions in question. Here, recruiting success is not necessarily a measure of the volume of candidates obtained. Rather, successful recruiting teams are able to utilize the most effective methods that help them quickly narrow their search to a selection of potential hires and then identify the candidates that are most likely to make a positive impact to your growing organization. This is easier said than done – for instance, it requires looking beyond a candidate’s credentials and having both the mindset and the tools Read more

A Simple Hiring Process is a Better Hiring Process

Through experience, research and the ever increasing availability of data – along with the ability to process it – hiring has become a bit of a science. With the right platform and a properly trained recruitment team, your likelihood of successful hires becomes infinitely greater. However, be wary of platform developers that attempt to dazzle you with highly complex software and processes. While your hiring process should always be well designed, the most effective results invariably come from those that are also simple and straightforward. Unnecessary and outdated functionality may make for an impressive feature list, but will disrupt the Read more

Mobile Recruiting Strategy Best Practices

There’s no question that the way job seekers now look for and explore new opportunities has gone through a sea change and is continuing to evolve. There is also no doubt that mobility plays an increasingly important role in how information is accessed and exchanged between different stakeholders in the hiring process. In the past, job seekers sourced and applied for jobs via a limited number of channels, whereas, modern job seekers find themselves blessed with a wealth of platforms on which to advertise their skills and connect with suitable organizations and roles. Does your organization need a mobile recruiting strategy? Or does it Read more

Managing Recruitment At Your Fast Growing Company

Fast growing companies are known to invest large amounts of capital and resources into marketing, production and business administration. But most skimp on one of the most important elements of a successful company: Managing recruitment. Managing the process of hiring qualified talent can prove challenging during periods of unprecedented growth. So, what are the best practices—the key needs and requirements to recruit successfully in a fast growing company? Each company has its own unique recruiting challenges and requirements – regardless of whether it is a fast growing company or not. The challenges for hiring talent with good ROI are clearly different for a Read more

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