College Recruiting

The Competition Starts in College – Why Recruiters Need to Start Recruiting Early

Talent is a long-term play. To build a brand and recruit for the future it’s important to invest in the talent pool of the future. While most Fortune 500 companies have a presence at career fairs across the nation, most of them have no idea what they’re doing. Big companies have small recruiting…

Talent Acquisition’s Biggest Challenges In 2017: Tangie Pettis

Over the last couple weeks we got to hear from Jeremy Eskenazi, Riviera Advisors, and Jennifer McClure, from Unbridled Talent. This week we had the privilege of talking to Tangie Pettis. Throughout her career she has been identified as a coach and mentor by her peers and serves as an internal subject matter expert…

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…

What to Look Out For When You Start Hiring Gen Z

Generation Z (ages 17-26) is catching the attention of marketers, media and the entertainment industry. But what makes this new generation different? As this new generation begins to enter the workforce, it’s time to evaluate how they stack up to previous generations, and how recruiters can help employers prepare for the changing capabilities…

This Could Be the Most Impactful Recruiting Article of the Year — Timing Is Everything in Recruiting

This “think piece” is designed to get you to use timing to recruit when the competition is low. If you are not one of the few who understand the tremendous value of recruiting when the competition is low, this may be the most impactful article that you read all year. Yes, despite all that…

Student Loan Help: A Benefit That Will Get You Noticed

There will be roughly 1.8 million graduates in the class of 2016, adding to the most educated generation in U.S. history. But a pool of educated candidates does not necessarily equate to jobs filled. So how to attract this next generation of talent? A recent survey by Indeed shows that one employee benefit…

4 Steps to Make Campus Recruitment a More Data-driven Program

Let’s move beyond the “two-years experience required” for entry-level jobs generation of job ads, and talk about how to actually insert valuable numbers into your campus recruiting program. As we gear up for summer hiring, there’s been a lot of movement in the campus recruiting space: career centers continue to scour solutions to…

When Does Your Company’s Recruiting Cross the Line?

The University of Louisville’s basketball program is under fire because of allegations by former recruits and players who claim that Louisville paid for strippers to entertain them on recruiting visits that included paid sex. From ESPN.com: Five former University of Louisville basketball players and recruits told Outside the Lines that they attended parties at…

Let’s Do These 5 Things Differently During College Recruiting Season

The competition for strong collegiate talent — especially technical talent — has intensified greatly in recent years. Here are five ways to adapt your recruiting techniques to help you compete for top technical talent in this hyper-competitive marketplace. Start recruiting now. Just a few years ago companies could begin recruiting in December or…

See How Your Recruitment Marketing Compares to the Fortune 500

We studied 13 modern recruitment marketing practices that give employers an edge in finding and attracting their target candidate personas, engaging passive talent on social and mobile, and nurturing leads and converting them into qualified applicants. Here’s what we found; how does your organization compare? Key Findings The report found that 27 percent…

How Google Has Now Brainwashed Us All About Hiring

It was just a matter of time before the company that vows to do know evil would eventually take over the function that is the most hated in the world. Don’t get me wrong; Google didn’t come into your organization and start giving your employees performance reviews, yet.  What Google does is much…

Cognizant Begins Series of Twitter Chats

Fast-growing, Fortune 500 IT services firm Cognizant is trying something new in recruiting: Twitter chats. Cognizant (which has two talent-acquisition leaders speaking at ERE’s October conference in Atlanta) just held the first of what will likely be many more conversations with job seekers on Twitter. This first one was mainly for a college audience. Kendall…

Moderate Practices That Can Improve Your University Recruiting

As college recruiting heats up, it’s an ideal time to re-examine your strategy, processes, and recruiting methods. First update all of your existing approaches. But when you’re ready, add some brand-new tools to your mix. If your firm is not ready for bold and aggressive university recruiting approaches, this article provides an array…

Bold Best Practices That You Should Add to Your University Recruiting Process

Corporate college recruiting budgets and processes have been mostly stagnant for years. But now the economy has turned around and the competition for grads is soaring. However, during this slack hiring period, many other important factors have been changing, including the expectations of graduating students and how they look for jobs. University recruiting…

What’s Wrong With College Recruiting? Identifying Your Out-of-Date Program Features

What’s wrong with college recruiting? Well as a result of years of underfunding, the answer may, unfortunately, be “almost everything.” Nearly every organization is currently struggling to recruit its needed college talent, because after years of reduced hiring, the demand for college hires is up almost 10 percent this year. The other major…