In a crowded job market with high demand for employees, especially employees with specialized skills, sourcing candidates can be extremely difficult. A 2018 Recruiter Nation Survey from Jobvite demonstrates the difficulties of attracting and hiring talent in a candidate-driven job market. Of the 800 recruiters responding to the survey, 74 percent of them believe hiring will … [Read more...] about How to Recruit and Source on Sites Like Reddit
I started in HR as a Recruiting Coordinator in the days before ATS, smart phones, and any of the tools we think we needed to be effective in talent acquisition. Back then, I scored most of my gigs through staffing agencies, including my first job in HR. I worked with (and sometimes for) various staffing agencies and headhunters for several years. I started as a Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about The Recruitment Process is Broken: Where Do We Go From Here?
I'm the master sauce maker whether it's ketchup, barbecue or a nice hollandaise I can make a sauce like nobody's business. Your sauce is the secret to elevating your meal or dish because without it your chicken would be just chicken, boring and flavorless and your eggs benedict would just be poached eggs with a biscuit. Add in the sauce and you've changed the game. I feel that … [Read more...] about Social Geo-Targeting Is Your New Recruiting Secret Sauce
One of the most effective ways to source for talent online is using what is called Boolean search. Boolean allows you to combine words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT (known as Boolean operators) to limit, broaden, or define your search. It is an effective way of sourcing and searching for very specific skills, traits and qualifications of candidates you want to find … [Read more...] about Using Google X-Ray Search to Find Candidate
Sourcing. It’s probably one of the most overlooked parts of the hiring and recruiting process. In fact last week I referred to it as the red-headed step child of recruiting. I believe it is one of the most important pieces of our talent acquisition puzzle. It’s targeted. It’s specific and it’s one of the most nebulous of all recruiting. Episode 91: Understanding Sourcing's … [Read more...] about Ep 91 – Understanding Sourcing’s Role in Recruitment and Hiring