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3 Strategies for Executive Recruiting Managers

The process of recruiting a C-level executive requires certain tactics and strategies that, in many ways, differ markedly from the procedures used to locate lower-level employees. As with so many things, though, this is a concept that few people deny but so many fail to use as a guide to action. Executive recruiting requires a unique approach—but what might this be? While we don’t have a step-by-step guide, we do have some suggestions that you should keep in mind as you hunt for top-flight executive talent. Understand Executive Compensation – For most jobs out there, compensation is a fairly simple [...]

October 9th, 2017|New Features|

Reasons Why Executive Recruiters Often Fail

The success of any company is heavily reliant on the competence of its C-level staff—the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and, depending on the structure of the organization, possibly a few other titles in the same tier. For executive recruiters, the task of finding the right talent, therefore, assumes a special urgency. A bad hire in the executive ranks will likely lead to rippling effects that could cause irreparable harm to the client. Recruiters definitely need to bring their A-game when it comes to landing C-suite talent—but often this just doesn’t [...]

September 25th, 2017|New Features|

Tips for Growing Your Healthcare Recruiting Agency

There is no doubt that the healthcare sector will remain an important part of the U.S. economy for years to come. It’s not just that health care is, for obvious reasons, indispensable to society. The march of time is another factor. Due to the aging of the Boomer generation, as well as the general increase in the national population, the need for trained medical personnel will only rise in the coming years. That’s certainly good news for persons employed in this industry. For healthcare recruiters, however, the news is mixed. Finding the right talent for a given position can be [...]

August 25th, 2017|New Features|

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|

4 Things to Look for When Shopping for Recruiting Software

Searching for software to help you with your duties as a recruiter? That’s a wise decision: It’s difficult if not impossible to be a really first-rate recruiter nowadays without the right high-tech tools in the office. However, when hunting for recruiting software, you can’t just grab the first deal you see. You have to make sure that the software you’re purchasing can get the job done. Having said that, here are some important features to look for as you browse through recruiting software packages. Scalability – If you’re looking for software because you’re new to the recruiting biz, then you [...]

April 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

Best Times to Upload a Job Ad

Crafting a job ad is an art that you should master if you expect to maximize your chances of attracting prime talent, but there’s more to this particular art than just thinking of colorful adjectives. As with so many business endeavors, timing is important here—that is, figuring out exactly when to “go live” with the job description you so lovingly wrote with your ATS software. In the morning or at night? Early in the week or later? Believe it or not, some people have done research into this topic, and they have arrived at conclusions that may surprise you. Let’s [...]

March 25th, 2017|News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|

How to Prevent Discrimination When Searching for Candidates

As a recruiter, your goal is to locate and develop professional relationships with talent. Any experienced recruiter knows that qualified individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds, but, in practice, some people run into prejudices and discriminatory practices that deny them a chance to realize their career aspirations. It’s important to do what you can to ensure that your candidate search is as fair and free of bias as possible—this is not only the right thing to do but a matter of law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can and will impose serious penalties on organizations, including recruitment [...]

March 11th, 2017|News & Announcements, Webinars & Training|

Why It’s Time to Dump Your Old Applicant Tracking System

Most people use a fairly wide variety of hardware and software on a daily basis, both on the job and during the off-hours. Whether you’re talking about a laptop or a word processing program, there’s one question that is sure to crop up eventually: When is it time to get a new one? What if you can obtain a newer model that does the job better than the old one you’ve been using for years? Applicant tracking software is no exception to this rule. Here are a few indicators that your old ATS is past its expiration date. It’s not [...]

February 1st, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|