A Better Way to Track Your Source Effectiveness

Patrick Ward Patrick Ward, Sourcing

Candidate sources. Job boards. Postings. Just a few words that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions across your talent acquisition team. With the recent acquisitions of major job boards and Google’s entry into the job posting space, these platforms are at the top of mind in the HR space right now. As a talent acquisition professional or leader, one of the …

How To Optimize Your Job Postings for Inclusion on Google’s New Job Search Function

Patrick Ward Job Boards, job postings, Patrick Ward

The search engine giant Google recently announced and debuted their foray into the job posting/aggregation space. Google for Jobs is a new platform for job seekers and employers utilizing Google’s existing search features in combination with feeds pulled from company’s career sites and third-party sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. Free to use and with a fairly automated process, now is the …

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Rude, Late, and Unprepared: How To Manage Up The Soft Skills of Your Team

Patrick Ward Coaching, Patrick Ward

Soft skills are defined as the “personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.” In the workplace, this translates to an employee’s ability to communicate effectively, prioritize efficiently, deal with their teammates positively, and so much more. Let’s face it. We expect our employees to come into the workforce with all the necessary soft skills learned …

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How To Navigate Glassdoor Like A Boss

Patrick Ward Employment Branding and Culture, Patrick Ward

Glassdoor. The talent acquisition site all HR professionals and leaders love to hate. It’s been talked about over and over again in the industry, but I’m a big believer in looking at all sides of recruiting and HR tech, and Glassdoor is one site we need to turn our attention to (especially since they just underwent a rebrand.) Not only is …

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How To Optimize Your Spend On Indeed To Attract Quality Applicants

Patrick Ward Job Boards, Patrick Ward

I talk a lot about Indeed, but with good reason. With almost 60% of all careers-related traffic online passing through Indeed, it’s important for employers to turn their focus there and consider spending money on sponsored jobs if it’s in the recruiting budget. In my role at Kinetix, I not only manage our own spend, I also manage campaigns for many of …

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How To Talk About Compensation During the Interview Process

Patrick Ward Compensation/Cash Money, Patrick Ward

“Mo Money, Mo Problems.” “Take the Money and Run.” “Money for Nothing.” We sing a lot about money in our lives. But what happens when we get down to business and attempt to discuss it in a job search or interview process? Recently, this topic was in the news as a candidate was disqualified from the interview process for asking …

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Title Fight: A Showdown Between LinkedIn and Indeed

Patrick Ward job postings, Patrick Ward

LinkedIn v. Indeed. The ultimate showdown between the two most prolific resume and candidate search platforms on the web today. As a recruiter or talent acquisition leader, these two sites should be a large part of your strategy in looking to attract the best talent possible. Whether or not you have a large advertising budget dedicated to these sources is …

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Why LinkedIn and Indeed Can’t Agree on the Definition of a Passive Candidate

Patrick Ward Passive Candidates, Patrick Ward

One of my core duties at Kinetix is to evaluate new sourcing and recruiting platforms and maintain relationships with current vendors in that space. Not a week goes by that I don’t receive an email or phone call from an intrepid account manager asking me to demo his or her solution that will change the way we find candidates! Recently, …

Using Indeed Trends to Optimize Your Job Postings

Patrick Ward job postings, Patrick Ward

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be pretty familiar with the job aggregation site Indeed. A favorite of ours here at Kinetix, Indeed accounts for 58% of all job-related traffic across the internet according to Silk Road. Apart from job postings, sponsored listings, featured employer profiles, and a candidate-friendly resume database, Indeed …

Please “Like” Us: The New Facebook Jobs

Patrick Ward Patrick Ward, Social Recruiting

You may or may not have heard about Facebook’s recent entry into the job posting market. If you haven’t, that’s perfectly okay. Here at Kinetix, we’re always in the know and would love to break down what this means for your company or job hunting behavior. TechCrunch has a good write-up here on the new platform and how Facebook sees …