LINKEDIN RANT: The Folly of Accepting 90% of the Connection Requests I Get

Kris Dunn Communication, Job Boards, Job Market, job postings, Passive Candidates, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.  It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest database of active and passive candidates …

Great Job Descriptions Matter

Laurie Ruettimann Employee Development, Employment Law, HR, HR & Marketing, job postings, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

I black out with rage whenever someone tells me they want TA or recruiting to report to marketing. While recruiting has both a marketing and sales component, the backbone of hiring is the job description—a compensation, compliance, and technical tool meant to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the role. Job descriptions are the infrastructure of a …

Job Descriptions Are the New Landing Page.

Guest: Rachel Bitte Candidate Pool, Influence, Innovation, job postings, Mobile, Mobile Recruiting, Rachel Bitte, Recruitment Marketing, Retention, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Talent Acquisition, Video

From the technology we use, to how we approach candidate engagement, so much around the recruiting and hiring process has evolved and improved over the years. But one thing sure hasn’t changed and–in today’s “candidate-driven” labor market–continues to stick out like a sore thumb. I’m talking about job descriptions. Most job ads are still dry, boring, and lack any semblance …

Google for Jobs Is Incredible, but Your Jobs Aren’t on It!

Dawn Burke ATS, Dawn Burke, Google for Jobs, HR, Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Remember that time someone threw an incredible party. A party people talked about for months. It was THE event that included people you knew, people you wanted to know, and that one special person you had a crush on for years. Of course you remember that party. Why? Because you weren’t invited. Later you find out you actually were invited, …

Crappy Job Postings Don’t Click with Candidates.

Katrina Kibben Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition

How you tell a story matters. Don’t believe me? Keep reading. It’s within the intricacies of navigating the details and following the hints that we find a connection. The cliffhangers. The next page. Stories are where we start to imagine instead of merely reading. They push us to connect, create, and conspire instead of just digesting a simple plot line. …

Is it Time to Fail, OR is it Time to Fill?

Ben Martinez Always Be Closing, Communication, Hiring Managers, job postings, Making Offers, Metrics, Negotiation, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Working With Recruiters

More often than not, work takes longer than we think… In recruiting, “time to fill” is the number of days between when a job posting is approved, and the day the offer is accepted by the candidate. I’ve seen average time to fill rates range anywhere from 41 days to 62 days. Sometimes waaay longer. The problem with focusing too …

The Trick to Getting Candidates to Respond!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Canvas, Career Advice, Communication, Email, HR, HR & Marketing, job postings, Networking, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Networking

Okay, I get it, we don’t really want to ‘trick’ candidates into responding, but it’s critical to our success in recruiting that we get candidates to respond to our messages. It doesn’t matter if it’s email, phone messages, or text messages, we need a response! Now, some will say that you really only care about positive response rates, but I …

“Post and Pray” Actually Takes More Work Than Recruitment Marketing!

Tim Sackett job postings, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

I read a great post over at Social Talent recently, written by Manna Shah, titled “Why You Should Stop Posting on Job Boards, Now!” Shah laid out the workflow between going out on job boards and posting jobs, versus going out and specifically sourcing for the candidates you actually know will fit the opening you are recruiting for. Here’s the …

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Kate Weimer job postings, Kate Weimer

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace that they’re beginning to read …

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 …