Attract Top Talent with Social Media Recruitment

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on February 9 2015

This article is part of a series teaching you how to Get the Hire You Desire.

To learn the top recruiting trends for 2015, LinkedIn surveyed one of the largest groups of talent acquisition leaders in the world. According to LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Report, “the accessibility and connectedness of professionals online has made talent more accessible than ever,” and over the last four years, the use of social professional networks to recruit quality hires has risen 73%. The vast opportunities to network and engage with your target audience and potential candidates online increases the effectiveness of social media as a recruiting tool. Here are three tips which when utilized will help you get the hire you desire with social media recruitment:

Ease Your Recruitment Process with Strategic Recruitment

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on February 5 2015

This article is part of a series teaching you how to Get the Hire You Desire.

The ability to attract and retain top talent is an on-going task of the HR Professional. Social media networks, career pages, and marketing/promotional content are venues from which your employer brand and job openings should be shared, but with the potential of hundreds of visitors to each it is easy to become inundated with potential candidates. Numerous applications sound great until you quickly realize the majority of those candidates are unqualified. It’s also possible for those venues to be utilized in what you believe is the proper way, and still lack a response or interest from your target audience. To improve the recruitment process and to increase candidate interest in your company, set in place a strategic recruitment process to get the hire you desire!

Improve Your Recruitment Process with Mobile Optimization

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on January 30 2015

One of the most important elements of the recruitment process is the ability to attract top talent. Attracting the best talent can be made easier by showing potential candidates your organization is innovative and pays attention to trends. One of the most prevalent Top HR Trends for 2015 is mobile optimization. According to a 2014 survey conducted by Glassdoor, by May of 2015, nine in ten job seekers said they will use their mobile device during the job search process. Due to job seekers growing use of mobile devices, it is imperative for organizations to keep up with this trend and ensure the development of mobile-optimized content.

The Top HR Trends for 2015

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on January 22 2015

With the start of a new year, it is important to not only continue proven methods of success, but to take a look at new trends in HR and determine how to properly implement them throughout the year. Below are some of the top HR trends for 2015:

Pizza Hut’s New Brand: What HR Can Learn about Employer Branding

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on December 19 2014

Following two years of declining sales, Pizza Hut has recently launched a new brand. Pizza Hut hopes re-branding will assist them in retaining current customers and attracting new business. While your organization may not need to think of a creative way to make pizza, all organizations experience the need to build, or re-build, an employer brand—specifically for the purpose of retaining and attracting top talent. When building a new employer brand, Pizza Hut used three important steps which all organizations can learn from.

3 Things Every HR Professional Should be Thankful For

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on November 26 2014

It’s time for Thanksgiving, which for many of us means taking the time to reflect on things we are thankful for. So that got me thinking, when it comes to HR professionals, what are some of the top things they should be thankful for? Yes, there’s the obvious—coffee, happy hour, vacation days, chocolate…but what else?

Recruitment Tip: Take Your Recruitment Process to the Next Level with Video

Posted by Lauren Morency, HR Consultant on October 21 2014

If you’re looking to make your company stand out and take your job postings to the next level, consider adding videos to your recruitment process. According to HireRabbit, job postings with video icons are viewed 12% more than job postings without video and have a 34% greater application rate. Whether you attach a video to each of your job postings, or just add a few to your company career page, videos are a great way to grab job seekers’ attention and share more about your company than you can in writing.

Recruitment Tip: Job Postings, Think Outside of the Box!

Posted by Lauren Morency, HR Consultant on September 12 2014

If you have recently started to have trouble filling your open jobs with well-qualified candidates, or you're not attracting a diverse pool of applicants, it may be time to start posting your openings in other places. You have most likely considered posting your jobs on your company website or major job search sites such as Monster and CareerBuilder, but you may need to start thinking outside of the box. Here are some places that will expand your job posting horizon:

How Effective Employer Branding Can Attract Your Right-fit Candidates

Posted by Mary Madden on August 13 2014

Today’s employment culture is vastly different from just a few years ago, yet many employers are still using the “corporate speak” approach developed for that former mindset in recruitment. As the economy continues to improve, candidates have more job choices. This is why it’s each organization’s responsibility to keep up with the issues that concern their potential employees the most. The market for talent is becoming very competitive, and getting ahead means management must hunt for the best ways to attract top talent. Job candidates are not just looking for a pay check—they want work with meaning in their lives, a comfortable workplace, and job satisfaction.

Six Ways to Get the Most out of Your Social Media Recruitment Efforts

Posted by Lauren Morency, HR Consultant on July 25 2014

In today’s recruitment environment, many employers are turning to social recruiting to help find qualified candidates to fill their job openings. Social media sites are a great option—they allow you to reach a wide audience, giving you the opportunity to use current employees to connect you with future employees—for free! So how do you get the most out of these sites? Here are some tips: