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Using SMS Text Messaging in Recruiting

In this day and age, it seems everyone has a smart phone surgically attached to them. That alone means they likely use text messaging in their daily lives. The fact that text messaging is not only simple to use, but also much more discreet than an actual phone call makes it an ideal tool to add to your recruiting arsenal. As a recruiter, you already use the phone and email to keep in touch with your candidates and the best candidates are going to already be employed. It can be awkward and sometimes annoying for a candidate to have their [...]

June 21st, 2018|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Reasons Why Recruiters Hire the Wrong Person

Recruiting is an art—and like all artistic endeavors, it can easily result in failure. Even the most diligent recruiters have horror stories about disastrously poor employees who somehow got through the screening process. One survey found that a staggering 95% of companies make bad hires every year.1 It can happen to any recruiter, but when it does, you should take the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong—that’s the best way to minimize the likelihood that you’ll make the same mistake in the future. Many bad hires often result from a few common yet suboptimal recruiting habits; let’s take this [...]

August 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Tips for High-Volume Recruiting

It’s a familiar scenario for recruiters everywhere: too much to do and too little time to explore too few options. In the world of high-volume recruiting, however, the pressures exerted by deadlines and uncompleted tasks are exponentially worse. By “high-volume recruiting,” we’re simply referring to the practice of filling a large number of positions. In the public mind this practice is most frequently associated with seasonal retail employment, when companies must temporarily increase their staff to address a surge in consumer demand (e.g., the Christmas shopping season), but it occurs as well with corporations that are rapidly expanding the scope [...]

August 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Organize Yourself as a Recruiter

We all want to be organized—to have all the papers arranged in a neat stack, the appointments commence exactly at the top of the hour, and that annoying “Unread Emails” counter go back to zero. This is, of course, much easier said than done. Most recruiters never seem to have enough time to complete all their tasks in a timely manner, and that often leads to mess, disorder, confusion. While we can’t clear your schedule for you, we can suggest a few helpful tips for getting organized in a fast-paced environment. Settle on an Email Strategy – Figuring out what [...]

July 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

How to Get People to Open and Respond to Your Emails/Messages

Like so many professionals, recruiters spend a major portion of their day reaching out to others through a variety of communication platforms: email, texts, voicemail, and anything else that might work. The only problem with this approach is that the average person is flooded on a daily basis by messages like this. They get email newsletters from long-forgotten websites, spam from mysterious businesses that want to sell weird products, calls from employment agencies last heard from years ago, and incomprehensible texts that were apparently sent by space aliens. It’s all too easy to hit the delete button. So, how do [...]

July 9th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Infographic – Mastering the Recruitment Funnel

Mastering the recruitment funnel can be a challenging experience until you understand the components that go into it. Candidate sourcing is all about proactively finding candidates through multiple tools and then presenting them to the client. The first step is finding candidates through listings, whether it is on the company’s career site or other job boards. Also, social media is an enormous tool that is quickly growing. LinkedIn is one of the most professional and user-friendly tools when it comes to the job market. Facebook and Twitter can also be used. Using the correct applicant software is important as well. [...]

July 6th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Increasing Your Recruiting Team’s Productivity

We never seem to have enough time—that holds true for virtually everybody in the professional world, recruiters included. For recruiters, their time deficits often stem from fast-approaching deadlines, as clients frequently need to fill a position ASAP, and preferably yesterday. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet when it comes to boosting productivity and making the most of one’s working hours, but you can take advantage of some basic strategies that can help your team reach its recruiting goals. Remember to Take a Break – Paradoxically, you can increase productivity by giving your team regular opportunities to be unproductive for a [...]

June 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

The Guide to Candidate Engagement & Experience

For job seekers, it’s a seller’s market these days. That means many businesses have serious problems when it comes to finding qualified talent—it seems as if everyone is already happily employed or can’t be lured away by the kinds of benefits packages that rival organizations are willing to offer. The pain is particularly acute for recruiters who have to fill highly specialized positions where the candidate pool is quite small even in the most ideal conditions. What can recruiters do to improve the odds of finding talent? Among other things, recruiters need to engage candidates properly. They need to ensure [...]

June 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

5 Things Your Recruiting Business Should Invest In

What is the secret to success? This is the kind of question that tends to be answered by a lot of well-worn clichés: work hard, stay positive, don’t give up, etc., but as a recruiting professional, you need to do more than just hang a few motivational posters around the office. You need to figure out how to allocate your resources—time and money—to the right places. In that spirit, let’s look at five aspects of recruiting to which you should devote special attention. Candidate sourcing – You need to be proactive in finding suitable candidates for your clients. Among other [...]

June 8th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Keeping Your Staffing Company on Top of Best Practices

Make sure you stay the cutting edge of your field—that tends to be sound advice pretty much everywhere. At least it can be said that you seldom hear vocational counselors advise anyone to fall behind prevailing trends. Yet, as with so much advice of this nature, the devil is in the details. What can you do, exactly, to stay at the front of the recruiting pack? Here are a few simple suggestions for today’s enterprising recruiter. Watch Webinars – Web seminars and conferences are becoming increasingly popular as technological advances make these events more easily accessible (and less prone to [...]

June 1st, 2017|News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|