How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract Millennials

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Recruiting millennials is critical. Millennials (born 1982-2003) will make up 1 of 3 adults in America by 2020 and 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, according to the Brookings Report (see “How Millennials Could Upend Wall Street And Corporate America”). Veronica Wright, a CEO at ResumesCentre talked about hiring millennials recently: “The energy and… Read more »

The Top 10 Problems TA Leaders Tell Me About

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My job is awesome. I chat with talent acquisition leaders most of the day, and then I work with the Ongig team to create software to (hopefully) solve those problems! About a year ago, I started a spreadsheet of the problems TA leaders shared with me. I decided to now share them with you —… Read more »

22 Ideas to Make You a More Proactive Recruiter

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Many of you gave a ton of love to our 5 Ways to Be a More Proactive Recruiter article. It was written by my good friend Jason Webster, an expert on proactive recruiting strategy. I decided you might want a sequel! And congrats! Since you’re reading this I know you are already a more proactive recruiter… Read more »

5 Tips for Creating a Company Career Blog That Recruits For You

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Content has become a proven channel for lead generation and can easily be applied to your recruiting efforts. If your company is thinking about starting a career blog or just creating recruiting content in general, here are some tips you might find helpful:   1. Stay Consistent A key characteristic of any successful blog is… Read more »

5 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your “Work from Home” Jobs

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Do you have work-from-home job openings? Did you know that last month there were at least 478,424 people who Googled words or phrases related to “work from home jobs”. Almost every candidate at some point in their life would love to work at home. Here are 5 ways to get more candidate traffic to your… Read more »

How to Recruit Developers & More with Hung Lee

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If you want to get better at recruiting developers (especially in London!), or master content and marketing, you might check out Hung Lee. I first learned about Hung through Ongig’s Google Analytics — I saw that 500+ people had visited Ongig over just a few hours and that they had come from a recruiting blog… Read more »

3 Free Ways To Treat Your LinkedIn Profile Like a “Recruiting Billboard”

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Every one of you has a free recruiting ad at your disposal: your LinkedIn profile. The best candidates are looking for every extra piece of info about your recruiters, managers and company they can get their hands on! Here are 3 easy ways to treat your LinkedIn profile like a recruiting billboard. 1) Experience Section… Read more »

Mark Zuckerberg’s 7 Recruiting Tips

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If you want to be the best at recruiting it helps to look at what the best companies in the world do. I believe Facebook is one of those companies and their recruiting starts at the top…with Co-founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Here are 7 recruiting strategies I’ve observed from Zuckerberg: 1) “You should never… Read more »

Applying The 6 Principles of Persuasion To Recruiting

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One of my very favorite business books is Influence by Dr. Robert Cialdini. He outlines 6 driving factors to persuade people to say “yes”. If you can recruit using these 6 persuasion shortcuts, you’ll get more “yes’s” and you’ll get them sooner. 1) Reciprocity The more you give someone, the more obliged they want to… Read more »

17 “Touches” for Recruiting Passive Candidates

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Some candidates are worth the time. A Talent Acquisition leader at a Fortune 500 company told me the other day that their team has to make 17 touches to recruit passive candidates.  What a great stat to track! By “touches” she is referring to 17 outreach activities (she was excluding screening calls and interviews) it takes to… Read more »

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

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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 »

LinkedIn Recruitment Strategy: 7 Referral Candidates Through One Status Update

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I was chatting with a head of HR friend of mine this week and she needed some help. She was recently named head of HR for a public company and doesn’t have a recruiting manager to help grow the team. She also can’t make a big public push on the opening yet because of some corporate… 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 »

The $15 Mil. Super Bowl Recruitment Ad Rejected by Fox

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The Super Bowl was historic, not only for the Patriots, but also for recruiting! That’s because we saw the first pure-play recruiting ad — and one that came with controversy. In case you missed it, there was a 90-second Super Bowl recruiting ad featuring an employer named 84 Lumber. Who is 84 Lumber ? They are a… Read more »