Category Careers

3 minute rant: We are hiring! (who cares)

It’s 2016, and lots of employers are hiring. Lots. Every time I pop onto LinkedIn or Twitter, it’s filled to the brim with posts about open jobs. 99% say “We are hiring!”. It’s interesting that employers still believe that by simply posting a virtual HELP WANTED sign, that talent will respond. Is ‘HELP WANTED’ compelling […]

How To Lower Costs & Enhance Culture with Direct Recruiting

Having trouble attracting the right kind of applicants at a reasonable cost? Recruiters are convenient but expensive, and sometimes push applicants that don’t quite fit the culture or needs of your organization. On the other hand, the direct recruitment model can be tricky – but it’s a great way to communicate your needs to the […]

How Zappos Engages Candidates with Social Recruiting

Have you heard of the Zappos Insider program? It had quite the buzz when we first rolled it out in May of 2014, and since then it has continued to attract the attention of recruiters, bloggers, people who want to work at Zappos one day, and of course, the people who just love the Zappos […]

Email Marketing Tips For Recruiters

HR managers are becoming increasingly aware of a growing body of potential employees known as passive job seekers. One recent study found that 74% of working Americans would leave their current job if a better opportunity arose. What constitutes a “better opportunity” varies from person to person, of course, but the three most commonly cited […]

The Ball’s In Your Court: Choosing the Right Employer

If you haven’t experienced the phenomenon of waking up and actually looking forward to your job, perhaps you need to take a closer look at how you value company culture. As a Millennial, I understand the shift in mindset – gone are the days where a simple “Now Hiring” sign could attract the best talent. […]

How to Hire Jake Gyllenhaal

In the new release, Nightcrawler, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is at a desperate point to find a job. Lou: “I’m looking for a job. In fact, I’ve made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I’m a hard worker. I set high goals and I’ve […]

It’s Not a War for Talent. It’s More Like Match.com

The problem with thinking about the current talent market as a war, is that it implies all the wrong tactics. Shock and awe, superior fire power and blitzkrieg tactics won’t win this game. Instead, the right tactics are far more in line with those used on online dating websites. First, make no mistake, job seekers […]

How Social Are You?

by Lizz Pellet (@Lizzpellet) Jobvite polled more than 1,000 human resources and recruiting professionals in a recent social recruitment survey on their social recruiting activities and intentions. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said that they had successfully hired through social media – up from 58% in 2010. Other interesting findings from the 2012 Social Recruiting Survey from […]

Attract Top Talent: Look Beyond Benefits

By Natalie Pike, Inbound Marketing Coordinator at Hireology Paid vacation, sick time off, and health insurance are pretty much a given when it comes to benefit packages these days. It’s time to think outside the box. Say you give your top prospects a flexible schedule on Thursday afternoons to make a yoga class they signed […]

“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Bad Advice

by George Blomgren I recently read an article promoting this advice, here on LinkedIn in fact. It’s the worst type of advice — the kind that sounds pithy and wise, but is really quite destructive. Underlying this advice is the idea that hiring decisions have a huge impact — financially, and on your company’s culture […]