Talent Sourcing

Why a Long-Term Recruiting Perspective is Necessary

In order to support a growing company, a strong business plan should include a long-term recruiting perspective, as well as a long term perspective on the process of hiring in general. The way that companies hire today is drastically different from the way it was done in 2005 or 1995. So, why is it so important for a business to have a long-term recruiting perspective today? The chain of positive reactions begins to snowball including a system for long-term recruiting in your business plan, bringing ongoing value to the growth of your business, year after year. Taking Control Creating an employer 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

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

Build A Great Career Site – Elevate Your Employer Brand

Are you one of those companies that say that it’s your people that make your business? Are you determined to beat your competitors when it comes to attracting top talent? Then you need to make sure you have a great career site that demonstrates that your business is indeed the best place to be. In today’s recruitment world, the landscape has changed dramatically from a few years ago. Your business, like any other with a website, has the option and ability to use the internet to target and attract the best candidates for your business – from all over the world. With access to a talent Read more

How effective is your talent sourcing strategy?

How do you find talented new recruits to fill job openings in your company? Do you have a preferred sourcing strategy that you use above all else? The most effective way to find new talent is to have an employee sourcing strategy that leverages several channels at once. In particular, employee referrals and social media are seen by HR managers as the talent sourcing tools that lead to the best results. Here are a few sourcing strategy tips and methods to help you identify the best talent sources for your business. Effective Sourcing Strategy Tools 1. Employee Referrals Employee sourcing strategies have Read more

Good Hiring Practices – The Secret To Employee Retention

As more companies focus on employee retention and engagement, it is important to note that a new employee’s complete experience with a company starts at the very beginning, that is, the recruitment stage. Without a doubt and as current trends in the talent space clearly indicate, the unprecedented need for growth after recession is now turning into a challenge for talent acquisition teams. In most cases, this means that meeting hiring goals and deadlines while identifying and attracting the best talent are now the most dominant human resource activities in growing organizations. How does this impact employee retention? A recent article Read more

Great Talent – How To Find And Recognize Fast

Most growing businesses will have stories to tell about hiring decisions that went wrong in one way or another.  Hiring mistakes can range from not targeting the right audience or lack of proper recruiting tools to bringing the wrong person on board for a critical position. One of the more common and often overlooked recruiting mistakes, however, is to let great talent slip away without truly realizing the cost of such a mistake. In fact, in many cases, employers and recruiters may not recognize this until it is too late. Being aware of these risks is crucial to implementing an Read more

Finding Talent: The Best, Simple Ways to Attract Quality Hires

Finding talent doesn’t have to be a mystery. With a few simple and well-executed practices, you can optimize your talent sourcing and recruiting process to attract the best candidates to your company.  Recent shifts in the job market have created a situation where a higher number of people are looking to enter the job market than there are people retiring or new vacancies being created.  For companies focused on finding talent for their growing teams, it is becoming increasingly important to source from this pool of potential employees. The following are just a few tips on some of the best Read more

Social Media Recruiting – Beyond Sourcing

While social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter have become some of the key social places where talent-seeking companies and recruiters look for sourcing top talent, HR teams and recruitment professionals also understand that the recruiting process is far from completed by simply going to a source such as LinkedIn and doing a search or posting a job. In this article we will highlight why an enterprise level recruitment software platform and applicant tracking system are critical enterprise solutions with social media recruiting capabilities that any growing organization must have to get their recruitment organized and managed in Read more

Facebook Recruiting: 4 Do’s and Don’ts

As of December 2012, Facebook, the largest social media network, passed the billion mark with 1.06 billion monthly active users. This includes 618 million daily active users and 680 million users of Facebook’s mobile service. With a potential candidate pool this large, it is obvious you cannot ignore Facebook recruiting in your overall social recruitment strategy. Great candidates are taking to Facebook every day to find out more about equally great companies and connect with top employers. Ignoring this space in your social recruitment plans is clearly not an option. But how do you ensure you are using your recruitment Read more

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