What Should You Be Looking For When Asking Candidates, “What Do You Know About Our Company?”

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There are some interview questions that come standard, regardless of the position or company that a candidate is interviewing for. What is your past experience? Why are you looking for a new opportunity? What is your biggest strength and weakness? And then, of course, what do you know about the company? This standard question can […]

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

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Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace […]

Want to Know How a Recruiter is *Really* Performing? Check These Metrics

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  Unlike many other white collar jobs, pretty much every single aspect of recruiters’ performances can be broken down into a metric. For recruiters doing a great job, this means it’s easy to see how great of a job they are doing and receive positive performance reviews for that hard work; for struggling recruiters…well, you […]

Why We Aren’t Upfront About the Companies We Recruit For – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Either

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Not including referral candidates, every candidate who comes through your pipeline starts in the same place: your job description. Job descriptions are the very first thing a candidate sees. It’s the hook that pulls them in, gets them to apply, and kickstarts the entire recruiting process. And, as they say, first impressions are everything. With […]

Where’s the Limit on Appeasing Different Personality Types in the Workplace?

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The obvious function of any behavioral assessment during the recruiting process is to see if a candidate fits the soft skills side of the job they are interviewing for. Recruiters or hiring managers can take results from a behavioral assessment and tailor interview questions to dig into any red flags they might see. One often overlooked use […]

5 Easy Things Recruiters Can Do To Spice Up Their LinkedIn Profiles in the Next 20 Minutes

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Despite tales of doom and gloom for everyone’s favorite professional social network, LinkedIn is still kicking. Earlier this year it went through a massive appearance overhaul, and, as recently as this month, it was reported that 3.4 million candidates are signaling to recruiters they’re open for jobs. In the same way it doesn’t seem like anything can touch Facebook’s […]

Asking for Current Salaries Without Putting Candidates Off

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Recruiting is all about talking to people: talking to candidates during the whole process, talking to hiring managers as you move candidates along, talking to your teammates about different strategies for clients, and the list goes on. With all the people recruiters talk to and all the different conversations they engage in each day, perhaps […]

Telling Employer Branding Stories the Right Way

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When it comes to employer branding, there are countless formats to create from, platforms to present in, and stories to tell. With all the options you have when developing an employer brand, it’s important to remain focused and bring the brand to life in an authentic way that tells the real stories of your employees—in other words, tell […]

Gamification In The Workplace

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Gamification is that buzzword that no one knows what to do with. It’s vague, ambiguous, and sounds dangerously close to a crock of BS. Employees turning work into games? Uh, not on my watch. But, if you don’t know by now, everything in the workplace—including buzzwords—is not always as it seems. The word “gamification” can be traced […]

The Four Types of Content Recruiters Should Be Sharing To Build Their Personal Brands

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Recruiting is a busy gig. There’s a lot going on everyday—from intake calls, to phone screens, to offers, not to mention all the note taking and documenting in between. With goals to think about and reqs to fill, who has time for building a personal brand by posting to social media? At least, that’s the typical recruiter mentality. […]