Employee Referrals

Indeed Crowd Adds the Option to Get Paid ‘per Match’ with Amazon Gift Cards

Indeed Crowd launched August of last year, promising to reignite the pay-per-referral model that has seen so many crash and burn before it. For the world’s most popular job search site, the move seems like a natural progression to the existing business. Indeed Crowd helps employers fill positions by offering rewards to people…

Do You Work At a Dinosaur Recruiting Function? A Quick Assessment Checklist

I read an excellent think piece the other day by Kaela Wax. On her blog she stated that as an outsider, after closely studying the recruiting industry, she concluded that “My biggest takeaway: The industry is about 65 million years behind, and it’s a total mess.” Of course, her description made me initially…

Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create a Recruiting Culture

How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to learn…

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…

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…

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…

You Created an Employer Brand. Now Activate It

Sneak peeks, blooper reels, How it’s Made … who doesn’t love going behind the scenes? Employer branding is the very deliberate process of identifying an organization’s distinct and differentiated reputation as an employer. Its well-documented value is as much about talent acquisition as it is about employee engagement, and in total, contributes heavily to…

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

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…

The Key Operational Components of an Effective Talent Pipeline

Let’s face reality: most sourcing efforts are extremely rushed. As a result, there is a high probability that in key jobs, your sourcing effort will completely miss a significant number of high-quality external prospects. If you instead want to avoid missing a single top prospect, a superior approach is to stretch out the…

The 2nd Biggest Mistake in Employer Branding — Failing to Measure Employer Brand Strength

In a related article published last week on ERE.net, entitled “The Biggest Mistake In Employer Branding — Failing To Measure The Business Impacts of Employer Branding” I highlighted the importance of measuring and reporting the business impacts of employer branding . This first step is critical because all too many employer branding leaders…

Pinterest Produces Amazing Diversity Results … Using Proactive Targeted Referrals

By focusing on one type of diversity referral program, within six weeks a firm can dramatically turn around its diversity recruiting … to the point of, for engineering jobs, “a 55-fold increase in the percentage of candidates from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds” and a “24 percent increase in women applicants.” Well, these dramatic results were recently…

The Simplest, Cheapest Sourcing Tool? It’s Referrals From Job References

Almost everyone in recruiting agrees that employee referrals produce the highest quality of hire (i.e. superior on-the-job performance). But, few are aware that the references provided by new hires, with little work, can also provide outstanding referrals. I call them “reference referrals” and both the concept and the execution are easy and straightforward….

Referrals From Job References — The Simplest and Cheapest Sourcing Tool

Almost everyone in recruiting agrees that employee referrals produce the highest quality of hire (i.e. superior on-the-job performance). But few are aware that the references provided by new hires, with little work, can also provide outstanding referrals. I call them “reference referrals” and both the concept and the execution are easy and straightforward….

Tech Insights: Yes, We Really Need That App Too (The Endless World of HR Tech)

I often hear about new HR software and I always secretly hope it will turn out to be tedious or irrelevant so I can safely ignore it. However, it is surprisingly common that someone has discovered a real need that is not adequately addressed by existing tools. One recent call came from Rolepoint…