PODCAST: Merry Christmas Eve…Now Get Us An Offer Acceptance By The End Of The Day

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! Sponsored by Canvas and brought to you by the talent pros at Fistful of Talent, this podcast is made for recruiters, by recruiters. Every month, host Tim Sackett will bring on a different recruiter co-host to share: Hiring horror stories The secrets recruiters keep to themselves during the hiring process Silver bullets you can take back …

Is Your Candidate Experience Also Driving Great Candidates Away?

John Hollon candidate experience, John Hollon

We all know that job candidates are getting fed up with how they’re treated when they apply for jobs. That’s why the “candidate experience” — how job seekers perceive and react to employers’ sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding — gets so much attention. The complaints about the terrible state of the candidate experience in many companies seem to come, …

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they …

Word Of The Day: Recruitment Enablement

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, Recruiting

I recently left the recruitment space for a stint back in B2B marketing and what I walked away with was a renewed look of how we should be thinking about recruitment and the way non-recruiters should view their role. The philosophy of the team I recently left was simple – if you’re not in sales, then you’re in sales support. …

Are Your Recruiters Screening 100 Candidates Per Day? They Should Be!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Performance, Tim Sackett

How many candidate screens did your recruiters do last week? How many per recruiter per day? It’s a top of funnel stat, right? In a normal corporate TA shop, I would say it’s probably doable to get your recruiters to do 15-20 screens per day, given they aren’t sourcing all day as well. You have a job, you have resumes, you …

Talking Salary In 2018…What A Candidate Needs To Know

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee

Now really could be the best time to look for a job.  Rumor has it, it’s a candidates’ market.  And, bonus, you could recognize a nice uptick in pay, particularly if you have not changed jobs in years.  And these days, more and more recruiters are not asking your salary history, but focusing on your experience and your salary expectations.  Because, well, …

Text Messaging: Almost Dead or Alive and Kicking?

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

When you think about “text messaging” what comes to mind? Anything? It seems like we’ve taken text messaging for granted, which I believe is a good thing. We now text message each other across all generations. My mother is 72 years old and she would rather text “Happy Birthday” than call me! I’ve got three kids who are GenZ, two in …

Automation and Hiring: Are Robots Coming for Recruiting?

Guest: Rachel Bitte A.I., Jobvite, Rachel Bitte

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the machines are coming. More specifically, that the machines are coming to the workplace. According to a recent survey, those predictions might not be too far off. The study reports that “85% of customer interactions within an enterprise will be with software robots in five years” (that includes hiring …

Bad Things Happen When Companies Take Too Long To Hire

John Hollon John Hollon, Metrics, Recruiting

I have recruited and hired a lot of people over the years, more than I can count, but the one constant throughout the process is a simple question: Are we taking too long to hire? Yes, I’ve been accused of that before, especially when I was recruiting journalists from the U.S. Mainland for a newspaper in Hawaii, a place that people …

3 Tips For Mastering a Quickfire Sourcing Challenge

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

Have you ever taken on a role in your career, because it would “grow” you? Whenever I make that brilliant decision, I cycle up and down on the challenges and the wins.  I’ve done it several times in my career, and when on the other side, I’m always relieved I survived it and chose to do it.  It’s often rigorous. …