How To Make The Recruiter Nice List

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It’s no secret that this festive time of year is BIG for talent acquisition pros. Candidates are using this holiday break downtime to scour job boards, reassess yearly goals and agree to new opportunities. You might be asking: How can recruiters get in on this seasonal spike in candidate activity? With a little help from […]

A Better Way to Track Your Source Effectiveness

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Candidate sources. Job boards. Postings. Just a few words that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions across your talent acquisition team. With the recent acquisitions of major job boards and Google’s entry into the job posting space, these platforms are at the top of mind in the HR space right now. As a talent acquisition professional […]

Data Mining: How To Acquire Accurate Contact Info for Candidates

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Hopefully as a power sourcing recruiter or talent acquisition pro, you have a few tools in your arsenal that allow you to scrape contact data from a candidate’s LinkedIn or other social profiles. Products such as Hunter, Prophet, ReachOut, ContactOut, and Hiretual have entered the market over the past couple of years and have been billed […]

#Hashtag Your Way To A Bigger Candidate Pool

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As employer branding gurus, we know the importance of leaving our organization’s fingerprint on every piece of content we put out there. It’s pretty easy to do when you have a blog post (like this one), or a video full of branded images and messages to help get your company flavor across. But what about […]

The Koi Pond: How to Engage You Candidates on Cold Calls

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If you are a Netflix binge watcher like me, chances are you have come across and watched episodes of The Office.  If this is one show you haven’t watched, it is about a crew that follows the lives of employees at a mediocre paper company — this mockumentary offers humorous insight into office life and […]

How to Spice Up Your LinkedIn Messages to Candidates

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A well-crafted, spicy LinkedIn message is the first step in engaging top talent. Initial communication between you and candidate is the first impression you will make on them. Let’s make them remember you –  just like they remember eating jalapeños. Your first message to them sets the stage for more to come. Creating a positive […]

Why LinkedIn and Indeed Can’t Agree on the Definition of a Passive Candidate

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One of my core duties here at Kinetix is to evaluate new sourcing and recruiting platforms and maintain relationships with current vendors in that space. Not a week goes by that I don’t receive an email or phone call from an intrepid account manager asking me to demo his or her solution that will change […]

Time to Ramp It Up Recruiters

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“The biggest problem facing job-seekers today is the abysmal state of the recruiting process in many or most medium-sized and large employers. The broken recruiting apparatus makes it even harder than usual for a talented job-seeker to get a great job.” As a recruiter, these two quotes should scare you. In your role, your ultimate […]

Recruiting: The Race to the Finish – Part Two

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If you are just tuning in, this is the second installment of Recruiting: The Race to the Finish. To read the 1st installment click here. In the standard recruiting process, you discover, research and apply. We already talked about step 1 and you are ready for step 2: Because we aren’t a standard recruiting firm we […]

Recruiting: The Race To The Finish

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In the recruiting industry you can break down the process of attracting candidates to your open position into three simple steps: 1.       Discovery 2.       Research 3.       Apply Discovery is the first step: the step where candidates find that your position is available.  This is also when you have to discover how you’re going to find […]