Top Job Search Channels: The Disconnect Between Employers and Job Seekers

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Employer Branding Study Job Search Cover

There’s a big disconnect between what candidates and employers think is important, according to the Hinge Research Institute’s Employer Branding Study, a survey of 800+ professionals. They split up the audience into 2 camps: Talent-Evaluators (aka Employers): Professionals involved in their firm’s recruiting and hiring process. This group responded to questions about how they search for and… Read more »

7 Eye-Catching Recruiting Stats from Silkroad’s 2017 “Sourcing Report”

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There are many valuable sourcing stats and insights in the “Sources of Hire 2017 Report” from applicant tracking system company Silkroad. Here are the top 7 that caught my eye: 46% of employers had difficulty filling jobs in 2016 (up from 32% in 2015) 92% of employers expect an increase in competition for talent this year Employee referrals… Read more »

A Killer Physician Recruitment Strategy: “Meet the Recruiters”

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If you’re recruiting physicians, or any experienced/tough to fill positions, you might want to borrow a page from the playbook of SSM Health, the St. Louis-based network of 20 hospitals. They have a recruitment strategy they call “Concierge Service” in which they encourage physicians to reach out to them. Doctors can simply click one of the 5… Read more »

Kimberly-Clark Launches Personality Quiz to Attract Millennials

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How do you attract millennials and tech talent to Neenah-Appleton, Wisconsin? Manufacturing giant Kimberly-Clark launched a new BuzzFeed-style career personality test and dedicated a new company career site called Welcome Original Thinkers. The test begins by challenging the candidate on what type of “Original Thinker” they think they are (with 8 potential choices (dreamer, analyzer, disruptor, etc.). This… Read more »

Boomerang Employees: A Free Source of Qualified Candidates

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Software Advice, an applicant tracking software consultancy, recently released an infographic (preview below) on why boomerang employees are booming. Here are some highlights:     Over 3 million workers left their jobs by choice in July 2016. 40% of employees say they would consider returning to a company where they previously worked. 76% of HR professionals say they… Read more »

What Do Millennials Really Want In a Job?

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If you are like every other Talent Acquisition leader I’m talking to these days, a top 5 priority is recruiting millennials. Jobs for quality millennial workers are abundant these days, so this is no easy task. Only 44% of executives say that they are happy with how they’re reaching candidates. I came across some useful research on… Read more »

The Top 5 Reasons Millennials Reject Your Jobs

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My team and I get paid to study how to recruit millennials, so we are constantly testing and analyzing how these vital candidates size up you and your job descriptions. Here are 5 reasons I’ve found that millennials are turned off by your career/job pages. 1) You Forgot to Put Your Logo/Brand on Your Job Description… Read more »

12 Tips For Companies That Recruit in India

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I recently met with Indian futurist Arjun Khanna — he’s had an interesting background representing the Indian presence of multi-nationals such as CBRE, A.T. Kearney, Hewit Associates and Mercer.   Heck, he was even Chief Happiness Officer of Bennetton Group in India. I asked him for recruiting tips for businesses choosing to launch a new presence in… Read more »

Pandora/Rdio Layoffs Are a Hiring Jackpot If You’re on “Speed Dial”

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Lithium and other employers recruited from rdio after pandora layoffs

The Pandora acquisition of Rdio for $75 million turned out to be a good day for Lithium Technologies. Note: Technically, Pandora is acquiring the assets of Rdio and Rdio is laying off 100+ people — many of the Rdio product/engineering people are getting employment offers from Pandora.  Lithium’s talent acquisition head Britt Ryan was one of… Read more »

How to Recruit Job Candidates Through “Retargeting” Ads

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You may have heard of retargeting advertising technology as a hot tool for attracting customers, but one retargeting startup (ReTargeter here in SF) has a person dedicated to helping companies retarget just candidates. This retargeting-candidate specialist is Armando Gallegos and we decided to pick his brain on using retargeting ads for hiring.