What HR Can Learn From Snapchat’s Demise

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In case you haven’t heard, Snapchat is dead. The once-golden child of social media has fallen hard over the last few months, and it looks like we’re now witnessing its last dying breaths. While it would be nice to be able to point to one nail in the coffin that really signed the death note […]

How To Avoid Making Your Employer Brand A Cheap Cover Song

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If you ask any of my friends they will tell you that I LOVE a good classic song cover –key word being “good”. I emphasize that adjective not because I’m picky, but because I’ve been let down by a lot of terrible tribute bands in the past. From Britney Spears to Billy Joel, I’ve seen […]

Knock, Knock, Knock: The Millennials are here.

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“Soon Millennials will dominate the workforce, and it is time to embrace the advantages they bring.”- Forbes Magazine In the recruiting world, specifically as a recruiter, you are hit with reqs left and right and the pressure to perform and hire top talent is on. As you are shuffling through resumes do you often throw […]

Your Company’s Values Are NOT Your Company’s Employer Value Propositions

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It’s an easy misconception, really. After all, the word “value” is part of the phrase “employer value proposition”. But, just as having the word “strawberry” in “strawberry ice cream” doesn’t make those two things the same, having the word “value” in “employer value proposition” does not mean those two things are the same. The major difference […]

The Five Must-Haves of an Amazing Careers Site

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Creating, or even just revamping, a careers site can seem like a daunting task. In all fairness, it doesn’t just seem like a daunting task—it is a daunting task. In order to create a careers site the right way (because there are right and wrong ways), there are many factors that you have to consider. While […]

Here Are A Few Steps You Can Take to Rank Higher in Google Jobs Results

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It’s been a mere seven months since Google Jobs launched. The supposed downfall of recruiting never happened. Seven months on and recruiting still stands. As with every development that comes recruiting’s way, navigating the world with Google Jobs is more about learning how to work with Google Jobs and less about working against it. The main […]

How Many Photos Do You Need to Kickstart Your Employer Brand?

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When you first get your employer brand going, there are a few things that are top of mind: social media accounts, careers site, content for said careers site, employer brand ambassadors, etc. One thing that might not be on that list? Photos. Photos easily fall to the bottom of the list of needs for your […]

The Three Questions You Should Ask In Every Phone Screen

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Earlier this year I talked about asking a candidate about their commute on the blog. It was a point of discussion, because there were some dissenting agreements over whether or not commute was important to discuss during a phone screen with a candidate. Here I am writing about it, thinking how I argued “for” asking […]

3 Compromise Strategies You Can Use to Make Candidates and Hiring Managers Happy

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“It’s not always rainbows and butterflies It’s compromise that moves us along…” -Maroon 5 To be more precise, it’s compromise that moves recruiting along. Recruiting is all about selling, and on both sides of the sale the recruiter is working to facilitate (hiring managers and candidates) is a laundry list of needs for the position. Candidates have […]

What’s In A Candidate’s Commute?

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One of the perks of working on a recruiting floor is hearing various stories about candidates, hiring managers, and all the hiccups and successes in the hiring process. It’s also a great opportunity to ask for advice from coworkers when I have the chance to dip my own toes into the recruiting process. As a […]