Thought Leader Thursday: The Real Purpose Behind Recruitment Marketing

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  If you follow any of the big analyst companies, you may have seen a recruitment marketing funnel that looks like this: The theory behind this funnel is that in the pre-digital days, or in times of high unemployment, candidates pretty much came to recruiters directly via an application, were then screened in various ways, […]

Using Benefits to Make Gen Y Bite

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Let’s face it, sometime between 1980 and 1994 something incredible happened…   The majority of your workforce was born. Often, we are referred to as Generation Y (and depending on who you ask, unfortunately, Millennials). This is also the population of employees that have different wants and needs when it comes to benefits in the […]

The Simple Secrets to Candidate Sourcing

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As talent industry aces, we all know the struggle – you’re looking for the candidate of your dreams, someone who is loyal and punctual, someone who can accomplish the list of necessary job responsibilities and skills for a position. Before you put your headphones on and bolt straight to your favorite job board, we need […]

Diaries Of A New Grad: 7 Ways To Recruit, Retain, And Communicate With Recent Graduates

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As a freshly graduated, 22-year-old still wet behind the ears, I’m more than aware of the struggles of finding a job. Sure, it’s something that people of all ages tussle with, but being a new graduate with minimal experience, millennial stereotypes hanging over your head, and low confidence after weeks or months of probing makes […]

Recruiting 101: How to Score Out-of-State Talent

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As a recruiter, most of the time the jobs you have to fill for clients are often out of state, or not in your area. In the talent industry, it’s not unusual to recruit for multiple clients at the same time, that all operate in different states. So how do you as a recruiter navigate […]

Thought Leader Thursday: Stop Paying Big Money For “Travelers”

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Earlier in my career, I was the marketing lead for a medical staffing company specializing in allied health travel staffing. In plain language, we placed physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists in 13-week contracts with hospitals and assisted living facilities all over the country. In our jargon, these folks were known as “travelers.” Life […]

Why Passive Candidates Are Actually Your Best Prospects

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A recent report from the US Department of Labor claimed that the percentage of workers quitting their jobs reached the highest level since 2001. Wait, what?! If you think that’s surprising, buckle up, because I’ve got another big piece of news for you – for only the second time in the past two decades, the […]

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 […]

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 […]