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 […]

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 […]

The Szechuan Sauce Gap: What Happens When Branding Doesn’t Meet Operations

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At the beginning of last month, McDonald’s created what started as a brilliant marketing campaign, and what ended as a “scandal” with some very angry customers. The campaign was in reaction to an episode of cult fan favorite cartoon Rick and Morty, where character Rick begs McDonald’s to bring back a sauce that was around in the […]

Recruiting Is All About AI These Days…But What About VR?

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While the recruiting world continues to freak out over how AI will affect the hiring process, there are two other letters synonymous with another new technology that’s creeping up in the world that many have yet to pay attention to: VR, or virtual reality. Even if you’re familiar with the functionality of VR, you’re probably […]

How To Kill Your Candidate’s Interest During The Interview

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Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly. To improve our interview processes we must first make a few hiring mistakes of our own so that we can learn from them. After being on both sides of the hiring process, our team has learned a thing or two about best-interviewing practices. So, luckily […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crafting A Killer Candidate Experience With UX Principles

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“True user experience goes far beyond giving customers what they say they want, or providing checklist features. “ –Nielsen Norman Group User Experience (UX) is the practice of creating experiences for users to enhance their interactions with a company, idea, or product. In other words, it’s what makes consumers love the things they consume. It’s […]

How Talent DNA Helps You Hire Better People

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If there’s one thing recruiters have no time for, it’s tools that are put in place, not because they add any value, but because everyone thinks they should be there. It’s expected that you have this tool or that tool. One of the most common tools you’ll find in this category? Talent Assessments.  Talent assessments are […]

There’s an EVP in Them Thar Hills

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“There’s gold in them thar hills!” – unknown The original speaker of the above quote may be unknown (with a few suspects), but its background is not. Whoever spoke it first was referring to the gold rushes in Georgia and California, insisting upon the riches any brave miners might find. This context makes it an ideal quote to plug […]