Tag Archives: recruiting

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Ways To Supercharge Success With Recruiting

POW! The infographic below is jam-packed with SUPER tips to take your recruiting strategy from average to heroic! Also, be sure to check out the corresponding webinar: 5 Ways To Supercharge Success With Recruiting for more in-depth analysis and discussion.                         Click the image […]

Your Newest Employees Are Your Most Vulnerable

by George Blomgren I used to know a headhunter who specialized in recruiting candidates away from new jobs. His success reflected his belief that employees in their first 30 days in a new job were the easiest to recruit. If this is true, a lot of employers are sitting on a significant risk, one that […]