Recruiting

Sourcing — Measuring What Works

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Unless you’ve been practicing your best Rip Van Winkle impression for the last few years, it’s impossible not to have noticed companies adding talent sourcing to their talent acquisition efforts. There’s a good reason for it: a lot of hiring managers are wondering when their candidates will be showing up. There’s little doubt…

A Recruiting-technology Company Is Testing Unusual ‘Early Admittance’ Job Posts

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In searching for its own employees, SmashFly is dabbling in “early admittance” — something many of us have seen done similarly in the college-admission process, but not in recruiting. Michael Hennessy, SmashFly CEO, and Tracey Parsons, director of the recruitment marketing practice, came up with the idea a couple of months ago. The two wanted…

What to Look for When Hiring Remote Workers

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Due to a lack of accountability, maintaining tabs on off-site workers is necessary, but difficult. If your company is hiring a large number of these employees, you’ll want to look out for specific traits that can key you in to how much success they’ll have in an often challenging environment. The issue at…

A Contrarian Perspective on Hiring for ‘Fit’

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Many industries today are accelerating their focus on innovation to capture opportunities in ever-changing markets. CHROs and recruitment leaders are being tasked, as recently noted in a Deloitte study on innovation in the fast moving consumer goods, to “figure out new ways to incorporate non-traditional employees into their resource model to import the…

Peer-To-Peer Recruiting Really Works — Just Ask Kevin Durant

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In case you missed it, earlier this month one of the top recruiting accomplishments of the last decade occurred when the Golden State Warriors successfully recruited superstar Kevin Durant. And even though it occurred in professional sports, corporate recruiters in any industry can learn valuable lessons from this amazing recruiting accomplishment. The most…

What Pokemon Go Taught Me About Talent Management

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This past week, I joined the 7.5 million people who downloaded the Pokémon Go mobile game and began my journey to catch all 151 original Pokémon monsters. Pokémon Go has more downloads in its first week of existence than popular dating app Tinder has had in its entire four-year existence, and is expected…

In the World of Brand Ambassadors, These 3 Things Motivate Them the Most

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Brand ambassadors are vital to representing your company in an accurate, favorable way. Not only can they improve your consumer brand, but they can also positively impact your employer brand, enabling you to hire top talent.  How can brand ambassadors impact recruiting? Think of them as your best resource for your employee referral…