Recruitment Best Practices

Making the Most of Your Job Boards

 

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[Excerpted from recruitingtrends]

New tools and features may help mid-sized companies build a stronger talent pipeline.

Job boards are the second-most popular means of recruiting behind employee referrals, and many companies still find the best talent through this channel. However, as the talent base accessed through these platforms widens, it's sometimes difficult for a recruiter to find the right candidates. Mid-sized businesses spend as much as 30 percent of their recruitment budgets on job-search sites, so it's important that they see returns on their listings.

In order to maximize their investment, companies can take steps to make better use of these platforms. Talent-acquisition departments can perform an audit of their current vendors, look to platforms that segment their users into "communities" for a more targeted approach to selecting candidates, utilize mobile recruiting tools, and tell a strong brand story through their job listings and online advertisements.

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Technology Is Killing The Art Of Communication In The Workplace

 

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be bilingual, I still wish I was but lucky for me there’s an app for that. Traveling to a foreign country doesn’t seem as intimidating anymore. In theory I could simply speak into an app and my words could be translated to the cab driver in Spain or the train conductor in Italy or the street vendor in Vietnam. It’s amazing what these mobile devices in our pockets have given us, but it’s also sad to think about what they have also taken away.

No longer do you need to talk to a person to make plans—you send a text. You don’t have to call to make a reservation—you click a button. And you don’t have to even call to order a pizza anymore—you send a pizza emoji. Communicating is completely different now, thanks to technology, and while so many things are better because of it, the art of communication is dying—especially when it comes to the world of work.

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3 Key Findings Small Businesses Need to Know About Today’s Employees

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At one point in time, success for the US worker was synonymous with climbing the corporate ladder and paying one’s dues. The common career path included a lifelong commitment with one organization, with sights set on a series of promotions over several decades. Today’s workers, Millennials now the majority, have different ideals about success and many don’t march to the same beat as the generations before them. A recent study asked more than 11,000 job seekers how they define career success and it found that the modern day worker’s notions have evolved.

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Your Secret Weapon for Starting a Conversation with In-Demand Candidates


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More than 70% of people use mobile devices to search for jobs. And while smartphone use can be a touchy issue with
some potential downsides, there’s no denying the value that this wave of technology has brought into our lives for connecting us with friends, family and the workplace.

So, what does this mean for organizations seeking new talent? The reality is, today’s top-tier recruiters are leveraging mobile, and especially text-based solutions, to reach the in-demand candidates faster than the competition. Let’s take a look at why that matters and how it can get you in front of the right candidates at the right time.

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Modern Workers Redefine Success and What You Need To Know To Hire Them

According to a recent survey of more than 11,000 active and passive job seekers, the definition of success has changed.

No longer are we tied to one company that will take care of us in our retirement or guarantees us a salary increase for being loyal.

Today, modern workers rely on themselves to provide for their futures and with that comes something that might sound irresponsible to those who came before them, but they want to be happy.

Beyond asked these thousand of job seekers how they define a career and what they are looking to get out of their current or next job.

So as a recruiter these things are good to know.

Check out the [INFOGRAPHIC] here

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Candidate Career Journeys - Michele Gonzalez

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Army veteran. West Point grad. Ironman. Marathon runner. When a candidate like this comes across your desk, you can’t help but be impressed.

But what if the same candidate also has a 5-year career gap from her time as a stay-at-home mom? One year ago, Michele Gonzalez, of the popular blog NYC Running Mama, was exactly this candidate. And it wasn't as easy as you might think for her to find her new career niche. Now she’s back to work full-time, running full steam ahead with her career.

In the final installment of our Career Journeys series on The Confident Career, Michele shares the challenges of returning to work after multi-year hiatus and finding a way to transfer her military skills to a civilian career. (By the way, wouldn’t you hate to have been one of the companies who passed on a candidate like this?)

Read about Michele’s career journey through the military, marathons, motherhood and more.


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Career Journeys – Lance Baird

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Today we’re continuing our look at professionals who – either by choice or by chance – have taken unconventional paths to career success.

We’ve all seen those resumes, the ones that have more plot twists than a New York Times bestseller. And while it's tempting to pass them over in favor of a more predictable option, there’s something to be said for a candidate with the confidence to take the road less traveled.

That’s just the kind of person we’re featuring in our latest profile. Lance Baird is an MBA grad and marketing professional turned principal in his own company whose career has consisted of some major leaps of faith.

Read about Lance’s career journey.