3 Reasons Why the Power is in the Talent’s Hands

Time-to-fill rates have reached a 13-year high, yet hiring managers still have the same expectations and wonder why talent isn't rushing through the doors. The joys of recruiting, right? If you’re feeling like you’re being asked to find purple squirrels, you’re not alone. In fact, any savvy recruiter is probably experiencing this. Why? We’re facing...

The Week In Recruiting – March 15

We’re bringing you the best recruiting and sourcing content on a weekly basis. Not seeing something from your favorite site? Suggest a site in the comments, and we’ll check it out! Fixing The Black Hole: What You Can Do To Improve Your Candidate Experience Right Now (via RecruitingTrends) Don’t Ask Me How I Know: Life...

A Quick Reminder: Hiring Is Hard

By Ian Jones The NFL held its’ annual Combine event a few weeks ago, where top college football players gathered to be measured, tested, interviewed and put through a myriad of drills to gauge their strength and abilities. The combine is a multi-day event yielding mountains of data, which when combined with endless hours of...

5 Reasons The Cover Letter Is NOT Dead

By Will Thomson Truthfully, I am sick of hearing about it. I talk to recruiters all of the time and a large majority of them say, “I never read cover letters”. I have heard, “I just don’t have time”. Maybe I am old fashioned, but let me say this, I have found some pretty darn...

Countdown To recruitDC: Mark Batenchuk On Candidate Engagement

Ed Note: The fall 2014 recruitDC event is just days away. The schedule is packed with great interactive content and I am honored to moderate the engaging talent panel. We’re sharing a final sneak peek with you, from Mark Batenchuk of Scope Group. How do you define candidate engagement? Successful candidate engagement is the epitome of effective...

We Do We Do It?

By Doug Munro Spoiler alert – you’ve read this piece before. It’s been written by many great recruiters, but frankly the story never gets old for me. I hope others feel the same way. Most of us run a constant risk of becoming bitter and jaded. More than likely all of us have slipped away...

5 Things Recruiters Don’t Normally Share With Job Seekers

By Susan LaMotte As a talent strategy consultant and career coach, I tell clients all the time: “I get the other side of the equation.” Companies like that I coach job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with talent acquisition teams at companies.  Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget...

How To Find Direct Contact Info On Websites

By Mike Chuidian The World Wide Web is a beautiful thing. We as sourcers and recruiters don’t even begin to scratch the surface when it comes to mining data/information on the great WWW. But we have some hope for getting a lot of that data, right? You know the saying….The one with the most information...

Tapping The Veteran IT Pool

By Bob Wheeler The hiring process can be painful for both organizations seeking talent, and individual job seekers. Gaps in common skills and language are typically cited as reasons for veteran hiring initiatives. It’s also agreed by most experts that, of the military skill set, Information Technology and cyber skills are some of the most...

Resume Reviews: Quantity vs. Quality

By Pete Radloff “We are overstretched and understaffed as a recruiting team.” Does this sound familiar? Likely. It’s a common feeling across many teams. Many times this has a direct impact on the “resume black hole” that candidates and “thought leaders” so often reference. But here’s a question to ponder: why are we so inundated...
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