RPO and Rolling with the Tide

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I was working for a $500 million-dollar publicly traded company in the industrial construction and maintenance sector running, as most mid-market companies do, a successful, but bootstrapped version of talent acquisition. We were limited in terms of resources and budget – and as proactive as we tried to make our sourcing, we always found ourselves struggling […]

Building A New Careers Site? Here Are The First Steps You Need To Take

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Let’s face it – your careers site could probably use some revamping. Heck, you may not even have a careers site to begin with; just a sad ATS page for candidates to land on when they click “Careers” or “Jobs” on your corporate website. No matter where you’re at with your current careers site, if […]

Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?

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It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]

The Top 3 Soft Skills to Look for in Candidates

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When looking at candidates for a role, typically the first thing you’ll screen is if they hit each of the job requirements. These requirements are skills, experiences, education levels, etc. that are the minimum of what the next team member in this role needs to have. These are your hard skills, the ones you earn and learn throughout a […]

How To Recruit The Freshest Entry-Level Talent This Spring

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The book has closed on Puxatawny Phil’s cruel curse and we can say hello to a blooming new chapter in 2018. You know what else we can say hello to? A new crop of entry-level candidates. That’s right, commencement ceremonies are around the corner, so if you want to snag the best new talent you […]

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

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I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have […]

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 […]