Category Recruiting

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 […]

Why a Millennial Chooses Milwaukee: Communication and Culture

by Hannah Leigh Thompson, The Good Jobs intern I have lived in Milwaukee most of my life, and I consider this city my home. Milwaukee is a beautiful city, an entrepreneurial city, with a fantastic food and music culture – uniquely suited for my millennial demographic. But I’m fairly sure that my demographic doesn’t know […]

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 […]

LinkedIn Making an About Face on InMail Policy

If you use LinkedIn’s inmail feature for recruiting, you are probably aware that they are changing their policy about unanswered messages. (The new policy was originally scheduled to take effect on January 1, but LinkedIn announced a delay — now end of January) In fact, the policy is not just changing … it’s doing an […]

Recruiting: If You Keep On Doing What You’ve Always Done…

The recruiting tactics that worked when employers held all the cards are losing their effectiveness as the Talent War intensifies. Unfortunately, as recruiting gets harder, most employers are operating under the misconception that they simply need to invest more time and energy and finesse in yesterday’s tactics. There are at least three reasons that turning […]

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 […]

Green Recruiting Practices – Does HR Need to Go Green? (Part 1)

We’ve all heard that green is the new black. Just like organizational culture was touted in the ‘90s as essential for business success, social responsibility seems to have taken its place during this decade. It’s good to be green — that’s what a lot of companies are finding, as they integrate environmentalism and sustainability into […]

Open Enrollment and Company Culture

We don’t need to remind you … I’m sure you organization is neck deep in benefits plans and open enrollment. As we head into open enrollment season, and you are talking about traditional health and welfare insurance benefits, it’s a perfect opportunity to paint the bigger picture and share all the ways you invest in your […]

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. […]