Recruiting

3 Easy Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Sales Candidates

I like to think of the beginning of the year as a second holiday for recruiters. The office is buzzing, we’re about to receive budgets, new headcount, and we are eager for a fresh start. To kick off the year in sales recruiting, you’re calibrating with hiring managers, learning about their ideal sales…

The Sourcing Tool You Are NOT Using; News Flash, You Should!

If you have ever read anything that I have written on SourceCon you know, it’s not the conventional how to source or try this Boolean string. I try and help you think outside of the box, and I tell you a #truestory from my personal experiences in this crazy world that we choose…

Job Boards Aren’t Dead, Just Changing

No doubt you have heard doomsayers predicting the death of job boards. You also likely realize that the boards are still an important part of a diversified recruitment strategy. However, while the boards may not be dying, the landscape definitely is changing. If you are responsible for recruitment strategy ROI, it’s important to…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #2 – Randstad To Acquire Monster For $429 Million

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Yes, each time you’ve turned around this year, there has been more big news in the recruiting field. If you didn’t get whiplash from the news we broke in May that SimplyHired was…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #5 – Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall…

Dramatically Improve Your Applicant Quality Using a Simple Side-By-Side Job Post Test

A quick and low-cost approach for improving the attraction power of your job postings The most damaging failure point in recruiting is having a weak job posting! Even if your job is exciting, you will get fewer applications if your post doesn’t come across as the most exciting among the current postings for…

December Is Prime Time for Recruiting … Because the Competition Is so Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day…

Don’t Forget That Job Site Starting Up in Jacksonville

A bit of what I’m hearing from the talent-acquisition startup grapevine: Workey, an Israeli startup, is trying to move into the U.S. market. Its algorithm looks at people’s career history, education, skills, and more, and then suggests jobs that would represent the next career step. Companies “apply to candidates” based on candidates’ anonymous profiles (anonymity in job…

A Speedy Sourcer’s Guide to Conquering The Intake Session

Now that the election is over, we no longer have to listen to donkeys or elephants. However, if you are a sourcing professional, you probably don’t mind purple squirrels and pink elephants and the PETA-approved hunt. Consequently, you will need to do the quintessential intake session and must prove just how valuable you…