Category Recruiting

3 Ways You’re Killing Employee Engagement

By Natalie Pike, Inbound Marketing Coordinator at Hireology Employee engagement is one of the hottest topics being discussed among businesses today. Employers are always looking for ways to boost motivation in the workplace and get the best out of their people. The problem is, many hiring managers still struggle with staff disengagement. Are you one […]

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 […]

Bersin’s New Report — Almost Perfect

by George Blomgren Bersin by Deloitte recently released their newest report, HR Technology for 2015: Ten Big Disruptions Ahead. As always, this report showcases the cutting-edge, strategic perspective Bersin is known for, and the report is almost as comprehensive as it is insightful. Gamification and big data, mobile and the shift in HRMS to usability […]

Career Management for HR (and everyone else)

This is advice for HR professionals in Wisconsin. And every other worker, in any field, anywhere. Over the last several years, I’ve done quite a bit of HR recruiting in Wisconsin. And I’ve heard a number of complaints from employers about the HR talent pool in the dairy state. I’m convinced there is both a […]

The Lost Art of Courting Candidates

by George Blomgren Recruiting for a local electrical contractor, I recently lost a candidate (she withdrew) after she showed up for two one-hour interviews and learned that the employer had tacked on a third. The employer didn’t think it was a big deal — it was the end of the day. In contrast, the candidate […]

3 Reasons You’re Missing The Best Candidates

by George Blomgren This article is inspired by a fantastic article written by Dr. John Sullivan. My version covers some different territory. Employers often talk about the cost of bad hires. But we don’t talk about the cost of missed hires — the great employees we fail to recruit/hire. In a talent shortage market, that […]