Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

The New School Podcast: Personal Branding for Recruiters

Tim Sackett Jennifer McClure, Personal Brand, Podcast, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

On the latest edition of The New School Podcast, we ask, “What are the new recruiters today missing when it comes to branding themselves?” Host Tim Sackett and guest Jennifer McClure dig into this topic of personal branding within the HR/recruiting space. They pinpoint ways to help you elevate your own personal brand—and explain why it’s so important. It’s a …

The New School Podcast: How Recruiters Can Build Relationships With Tough Candidates

Kris Dunn Influence, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett

Welcome to the latest episode of The New School Podcast, featuring host, Tim Sackett! In this episode, Tim talks to Paul DeBettignies, aka The Minnesota Headhunter, a Minnesota IT Recruiter with 17 years of experience building IT teams with startups & tech companies, and author of Minnesota Headhunter, the longest running regional recruiter blog (2005). The conversation is all about how the best …

Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

RJ Morris Bad HR, Influence, Labor, Leadership, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Uncategorized

Up front disclaimers: Job hopping articles get people wound the heck up. This one shouldn’t—I tried to stick to logic and some well-reasoned opinions. This post isn’t about you. Don’t get wound the heck up. Like any job category, talent acquisition pros come in all sizes, but there is one thing that’s easy to see after looking at a slew …

The Resume Wasteland

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

“Man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”  Wall Street, 1987 “Candidate sends a resume into the abyss, there’s no response coming back to him. At that moment, candidate gets more frustrated. And that is what keeps candidates in the abyss.”  …

Forms, Forms, Forms—Can They Pay the Bills, Bills, Bills?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

The sourcing team at my employer has been on fire lately if I do say so myself. We are locking and loading on candidates faster and faster. I was asked on Friday just how that was happening. I don’t know… good processes? Awesome sourcing? But really, it boils down to a form and an attitude. The form is a search …