What the social recruiting gurus aren’t telling you

what social media gurus arent telling youDo you remember back when job boards first came onto the scene? If you were in recruiting back then, I bet you can recall how people said this would be the end of recruitment agencies. Why would any company hire via a third party when they could choose instead to go direct? Of course we all know how that story unfolded.
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5 ways to reduce your cost per hire

5 ways to reduce your cost per hireHappily the economy is perking up, but cash-stretched employers are still keeping a tight rein on recruitment budgets. As employment starts to recover, they are increasingly seeking the services of expert recruiters who can secure talented workers to take their business forward. However, they also expect these great results at a cost-effective price. As a recruiter, you need to make.
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Social recruiting: Act now or forever play catch-up

social recruitingIn this series I’ve walked you through how to get recruiting results faster on social media. We’ve also looked at what you can do to attract candidate interest far more effectively on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. But there’s one thing I’ve omitted – and that’s the urgency with which you must now act… You could.
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Top 5 recruiter mistakes

recruiter mistakesThere is a lot of pressure on candidates to always put their best foot forward. Just do a quick search and you’ll find lots of tips aimed at jobseekers explaining how to succeed in interviews and giving advice for dealing with those silly mistakes that hurt employment prospects. But recruiters have just as much responsibility when it comes to interviews. But.
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The benefits of applicant tracking systems

ATSWe all know how expensive it can be to recruit the right candidate, as it’s both resource-heavy and time-consuming. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), while far from new, are getting more sophisticated and becoming an increasingly important tool in the move towards simplifying the recruitment process and is useful for both recruiter and jobseeker. How does an ATS help the recruitment process? From.
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Is social recruiting like online dating?

is online recruitment like online datingOnline interaction is a relatively new concept that has started to bleed into all aspects of life. When it comes to recruitment, searching around for the perfect match can start to feel like online dating. At least some parts of it anyway – for example the endless trawling through prospective candidates in order to find a match. Here are some words.
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How to find and engage with influencers in your recruiting niche

Whenever I’m helping a client who’s new to social media, I’m always careful to ensure that expectations are properly managed. The truth is it takes time to build up a sizeable and engaged following on social media. Having said this, finding and engaging with influencers in your recruiting niche is one of the most proven methods of accelerating the results you.
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Top 10 recruiter tips

recruiter tipsAs an ambitious, successful recruiter you know what you need to do to find that ace candidate and keep your clients coming back for more. But as we emerge from the dark years of recession, it’s becoming clear that the recruitment world has changed. So, what do hot recruiters need to know about the employment scene at the moment? To help.
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How to deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidates

how to deal with demanding clients and unreliable candidatesAs a recruiter you are often the go-between for clients and candidates and as such you are reliant on both parties. Being reliant on both sides being in agreement with each other can mean there’s double the risk, especially if negotiations need to be made. Essentially your fate is in the hands of others so you have to take every precaution.
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The importance of candidate experience

the importance of good candidate experienceRecruiting has always been, and will no doubt always continue to be, a relationships business. That is why recruiters that are able to develop the best pool of talent will always have a good supply of business. The overall landscape in the battle for the best talent has unquestionably shifted, thanks to the arrival of social media. Today’s candidates are gradually.
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