Sajjad Masud

About the Author

Sajjad Masud is co-founder & CEO of Simplicant, a cloud-based social recruiting platform transforming talent acquisition and making enterprise-level recruiting technology accessible to companies of all sizes. Connect with him and the Simplicant team on Twitter and Facebook.

A Checklist When You’re Focused on Hiring the Very Best Talent


When your business is rapidly scaling and company operations are in full swing, it’s easy to get caught in the daily routine and lose sight of some of the fundamentals affecting your company’s performance. Bringing the right people on board and filling your open positions fast are perhaps the most important things your…

Six Ways to Make Your Employee Referrals Really Work

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In the rush to find top talent for their open positions, organizations often get caught in the traditional recruiting cycle. Trying to do more of the same, however, doesn’t always bring in better results — and the effort put into the talent acquisition process has a low return. Many companies either completely overlook…

5 Ways to Revamp Recruitment to Deal With Realities of a Shaky Job Market

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The recent jobs report doesn’t quite offer enough to cheer about. Payrolls expanded by a mere 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained steady at 8.2 percent. What does this mean for the world of recruitment? For one thing, it means the previous methods of hiring just do not apply to…

What to Consider Before Jumping on the Pinterest Bandwagon

As with other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest was not designed with hiring in mind. After all, it’s not your typical recruiting site. So, using a traffic magnet such as Pinterest for this particular function requires some improvisation. According to Dr. John Sullivan, Pinterest should be a strong contender when…

Yes, Times Have Changed and You Need to Rethink Your Hiring Strategy


Although the April unemployment rate remains hovering above 8 percent nationally, 30 percent of U.S. employers reported in 2011 that they couldn’t fill their open positions for more than six months because it was so hard to find the right people. There is no doubt that every organization strives to find candidates with…