Top Tips for Letting a Job Seeker Down Respectfully

When you’ve got a desirable job opening in your organization, you can expect dozens of people to apply for that position. It’s never easy to tell people who have taken time to come in and interview that they didn’t end up getting the job. And while it may feel easier to disappear and hope that the candidates end up losing your e-mail address, the respectful thing to do is to be upfront when you’ve filled the position. Here are some easy tips for doing this: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh Continue reading

How to Optimize LinkedIn to Attract Desirable Job Candidates

Job seekers are constantly inundated with reminders to put their best foot forward on the Internet—to ensure that their social media accounts reflect their desirability as potential employees, and no social media account more than LinkedIn. There is a flipside to this, though: Companies need to ensure positive online reputations so that they can attract top-shelf talents. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Recruitment in the Digital Age: 3 Ways to Use Blogs

When it comes to online recruiting and talent acquisition, blogging may not seem like the obvious choice for attracting top talent. However, if the digital age has revealed anything to us, it’s that tech-savvy users want more — more social media, more access and more content. Recruiter.com references research from Ask Your Target Market, which found that 50% of people read blogs and half of those are reading content related to their industry. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Recruitment Via Social Media: 4 Ways to Make It Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re limiting your social media usage to personal status updates, retweets and instant photos, you’re doing it all wrong. Social media isn’t just for our personal lives anymore; it’s for the professional side of us too. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Is Salary Information Like Catnip For Job Seekers?

In this tough job market, salary information can be a welcome sight. It makes a job feel more “real.” A concrete number also lets job seekers know whether they can afford to apply for the job, or not. This can save everyone some time… but there are certainly also cons to divulging salary information in a job posting, especially if the salary is substantial. The chart below illustrates just such a predicament: Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Google Em’

Sometimes the simplest way to weed through job seekers isn’t with reading a long-winded resume and cover letter, but by just going to Google. Job seekers have carefully crafted a vision for themselves that they want you to see. Google is the key to unlock the door behind that potential candidate and see a less carefully crafted version. Looking to Google is a successful tool in the hiring process. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

LinkedIn Makes Major Updates for Recruiters, Job Seekers

Over the past few weeks, LinkedIn has made headlines by announcing new features to the job search social network. The new updates will help recruiters and job seekers alike and will make the platform more engaging for every type of feature. With the added features, recruiters and job seekers will be spending more time on LinkedIn. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How Do I Video Interview…Candidates With a Negative Digital Footprint?

Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of job seekers with this how to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to connect with job seekers with a less than ideal digital footprint. Who hasn’t Googled themselves from time to time? Doing a quick Google search of a top candidate’s name is just second nature in today’s digitally-connected world. The online presence of your top talent can certainly tell you something about the individual’s personality and responsibility level. In today’s world, leaving your Google results to Continue reading

Hiring Like a Super Bowl Winning Team in the Video Interview

Are you ready for some football? Last weekend was Super Bowl XLVII, which pitted brother against brother and Baltimore Ravens fans against the fans of the San Francisco 49ers. You don’t get into the Super Bowl unless you recruit the best players for your team. Like hiring for your company, recruiting a great football team takes time, effort and smarts. After all, the Ravens couldn’t have clinched the win at Super Bowl XLVII without a talented team of players and coaches leading the way. Getting the big W on game day comes down to recruiting the right talent and trusting Continue reading