Talent Sourcing

Social Media Recruitment: Hiring For The Right Fit

When it comes to your talent acquisition strategy, recruiting the best should be your top priority. Using social media recruitment as a key aspect of your recruitment and talent acquisition strategy is a great way to quickly and cost-effectively reach top talent. This might explain why 91 percent of recruiters use social media to source and screen prospective employees. The digital information available from social media can be the difference between recruiting a great candidate and an applicant who may not be a good fit at your company. So, when using social media recruitment as a strategic sourcing method for Read more

Social Recruitment: Redefining Talent Sourcing and Candidate Management

With high unemployment and a wealth of talent flooding into the candidate pool, employers need a social media recruitment system that can help them effectively source and communicate with the right candidates and then efficiently take them through a screening and interviewing workflow. Simplicant’s next-gen recruitment platform embraces the newest capabilities and brings a new kind of social relevance to the process of hiring as well as job seeking. Hiring managers and recruiters now have the opportunity to embrace new talent sourcing paradigms while extending their recruitment reach and broadening their hiring capabilities beyond that of a traditional applicant tracking Read more

Social Recruiting Strategies: Finding Talent With LinkedIn

This year companies are expected to use social recruiting strategies for an impressive 80 percent of all job openings. Social media outlets are changing the way recruiters source, engage, and hire great candidates. One of the bigger social networks is LinkedIn, where nearly 98 percent of recruiters turn to look for talent. Realizing the power of its social network, LinkedIn has opened the doors to recruiters looking to use the platform more strategically. But can you really replace a good recruitment platform with LinkedIn’s solutions alone? Or does it make more sense for your social recruiting strategies to utilize both Read more

Social Media Sourcing Tips To Find Great Candidates

Social recruiting is making it easier than ever for recruiters and hiring managers to find and hire great candidates. Considering companies are now using social media sourcing to fill 80 percent of all openings, social media sourcing and recruitment tools are here to stay. The social media profiles for talented job seekers now tell employers more than ever before about a candidate’s personality, qualifications, and ambition. This added information assists during social media sourcing in making better and faster hiring decisions. Once you have determined exactly what kind of candidate you need for your open positions, you can then evaluate Read more

Simplicant Solutions: How To Tap A Talent Community?

Birds Of A Feather Here at Simplicant, we want to help you find the best candidates for your open positions. We also want the process to be a fun, collaborative and useful exercise for you. We often get a lot of questions from readers about how to combine the Simplicant social networking and recruiting platform with best hiring practices. This column addresses some of these questions about all things hiring! We often receive questions about talent communities. Our readers want to know what a talent community is, how to find one, and how to best utilize these talent communities in Read more

Writing Job Descriptions To Fit Your Hiring Needs

If you’re experiencing a pattern of finding the wrong candidates, whether they aren’t meeting minimum qualifications or don’t seem to “fit” within your culture, how you are writing job descriptions might be the culprit. Often overlooked, writing job descriptions properly plays a crucial role in attracting talent to a company’s open positions and hence deserve special attention. They help to build a talent pipeline that suits the needs and goals of an organization. A common problem while writing job descriptions is that they fail to properly articulate the requirements and the specific characteristics of the job that would make it Read more

Online Recruitment System – Tips For Collaborative Hiring

Attracting and acquiring the right talent is a critical and strenuous task that involves many people who contribute, via an online recruitment system, in the various aspects of the hiring process. These could be internal employees, hiring managers, executive management, contract recruiters, social media contacts and many other internal/external stakeholders. Most of them will need to review the status of candidate applications, in the recruitment system, at various points in the process. In addition, many of these stakeholders will have valuable input and information that will need to be recorded in the online recruitment system and shared with others at Read more

How to proactively manage the recruitment process in a volatile job market

More people than ever before, in the currently recruited workforce, are considering leaving their jobs for better employment opportunities. Recruitment process surveys and research results from various sources estimate that the number of people looking to switch their jobs is upwards of 60%. Under normal circumstances, people wait for their annual bonuses before starting a new job search. However, the slow economic activity has made it unnecessary for many to wait, as people are less optimistic about bonuses getting paid on time – or paid at all. As a result, the number of potentially available candidates, active and passive, is Read more

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