Don’t make your employer brand the next Fyre Festival

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By now most of us have streamed the Fyre Festival documentaries and experienced the music event that will forever live in infamy from the comfort of our couches. But while millions were relishing the unavoidable fate of privileged festival-goers, I couldn’t help but think about how many companies use marketing tools and spend to mislead […]

Fighting Fall-Offs: The ABCs of Taking Candidates from Offer to Onboarding

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In the recruiting world, nobody likes fall-offs. What is a fall-off? Glad you asked. A fall-off is when a candidate who has received an offer either changes their mind or quits within a short time after they start. For recruiters and hiring managers, fall-offs are a big deal. For the recruiter, fall-offs affect their pay. […]

New Year, New Recruiting Tactics

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The year is winding down enough that we can all admit that we’re just holding out for 2019 at this point. 2018 is more or less over, so… what did we learn? Our amazing recruiters at Kinetix have regular powwows to trade strategies, meet the new faces, and (more importantly) air grievances that lead to […]

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 […]

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 […]