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Facing a Shortage of Applicants? — Losing Applicants Explained With 5 Ugly Numbers

It’s an almost universal complaint across both corporations and small businesses around the world. “We aren’t getting enough applicants and it is hurting our business.” This shortage of applications is probably occurring despite the fact that your corporation is well known and that your jobs are exciting. Find out the precise underlying reasons…

Google Is Testing a New Jobs Service

Without any public announcement, Google has begun testing a new jobs product it’s calling Google Hire. Multiple Silicon Valley and technology sites report the product is an applicant tracking system, designed along the lines of the company’s in-house ATS, which handles millions of applications annually. Tech site Axios says, “The service lets employers…

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…

What a New Law Grad Can Teach HR About Disruptive Hiring

In 2007, Sarah Feingold had just graduated from Syracuse University Law School. While in school, she’d petitioned to take a graduate-level metal smithing class around her passion outside of law — jewelry-making. That’s when she discovered Etsy—an eBay-type, startup marketplace for handmade goods. Today, the company has nearly 1000 employees and $2.39 billion in…

A Few Words About Hiring, Managing and Training

Short takes on hiring, managing and training from the Humetrics blog: Cultural fit Want to know what that job applicant’s life philosophy and values are? Try this interview question: “You have just agreed to give the commencement address to your local high school graduating class. What would your message be?” Job posting advice…

Facing a Shortage of Candidates? Discover and Use the Right ‘Attraction Factors’

They call it talent attraction for a reason. Because, obviously, the primary role of the function is to literally “attract” the very best candidates. But when a recruiting function is only guessing about what draws in desirable candidates, it will face a perennial shortage of applicants. In fact, I estimate that the average…

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…

ZipRecruiter Testing an Interesting ‘Check Salary’ Feature on Job Ads, Including Its Own

ZipRecruiter is testing a new feature on its site that it hopes will get more employers to provide salary information about a job. On some job ads on ZipRecruiter, the feature I noticed last week gives job candidates the choices of either applying for a job or pressing a button that says “check salary.”…

CareerBuilder Put in Play By Its Broadcast Owner

When Monster announced a few weeks ago that it was being bought by Randstad, the only surprises were the buyer and the price, $429 million. But this morning’s announcement that CareerBuilder is in play was a surprise. “It’s stunning,” said Peter Zollman, founding principal of AIM Group, a global consulting group to the…

Monster to Shareholders: Sale Opponent is Reckless, Inaccurate

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

Monster Calls Opposition to Company Sale “Reckless”

When Monster’s largest shareholder last week tore into the planned sale of the company calling the price “selling at the bottom,” the response was an official “no comment.” Today, Monster fired back. In an open letter to shareholders, Tim Yates, Monster’s CEO and CFO and a company director, called last week’s detailed challenge…

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

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…

Your Job Postings Aren’t Attracting Top Applicants, and a Simple Test Will Prove It

You simply can’t catch trophy fish with weak bait, and similarly, you can’t attract quality candidates with dull and ineffective job post descriptions. But most corporations simply post their descriptions without design criteria or any pretesting. This is a serious error because a simple side-by-side comparison test approach (borrowed from advertising) can reveal…