Recruitment Best Practices

Will Texting Help You Hire or Get You Fired?

 

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“Sorry, it’s just not going to work out. Good luck with your life.”

Breaking up via text isn’t anything new, but it still makes us cringe at a personal level because it feels incredibly impersonal. It’s almost paradoxical, because the texting medium itself represents a connection we have with people we know and trust.

Text messaging has become a powerful piece of communication in our everyday lives. While we all know that person that has steadily refused to participate in the SMS frenzy, research shows that it’s grown to be a core part of how we interact with others. Other than making a call or taking a photo, sending text messages is at the top of the list in terms of how people use their mobile devices.

This is especially pertinent for recruiters who are on the front lines of communication for their organizations. It’s innately personal and incredibly direct--how else can you cut straight through the noise and get a person’s attention right away? Plus, it’s becoming an increasingly acceptable communication tool for work. It makes sense that recruiters will want to leverage this ubiquitous form of communication for reaching and engaging with candidates.

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13 Uncommon Recruitment Metrics You Can't Afford to Ignore (SlideShare)

Have you struggled to find what’s really holding your recruitment efforts back? Knowing there’s an inefficiency is one thing, but feeling completely alone in fixing it is another. These metrics are used by recruiters who know what they’re doing and you can use them in your recruitment processes today!

That’s why we’re here to help! We’ve located the most important recruitment metrics you may not have considered yet. Maximize your recruitment efficiency with these power metrics and learn where and how to calculate them with our SlideShare and bonus content! 


 

 


3 Plays Every Recruiter Needs for Competitive Hiring

We’re coming upon the time of the year where the air is getting a bit crisper, leaves are changing colors and everyone’s scheduling their fantasy football drafts. If you know recruiting, you know the hiring landscape is competitive, both on the football field and in employment.

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Like fantasy football, no matter what number pick you land, there will always be a missed opportunity once the season ends. Thankfully, in the land of talent acquisition, it doesn’t have to be a wait and see situation. With the right competitive hiring approach, you’ll be getting your first draft pick, every time. You don’t need a huge recruitment budget, you just need a winning recruitment strategy.

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Hire Those Job Seekers That Are Doing Creative Things to Get Noticed

Whats-it-like-to-be-a-recruiter-imagine-a-browser-with-2487-tabs-open-all-the-time-ef3a7If you’re looking to make a change in the way your company operates, maybe you need to change your hiring process. Seek out the job seekers that are doing creative things to get noticed. Their fresh ideas likely don’t end once they accept your job offer. They’ll bring innovative, out of the box ideas to the job, so go ahead and respond to that girl who sent over a box of candy bars wrapped in her resume, or call the guy who announced that he’s searching for a job on a billboard. Take the risk and soak in the reward.  

As a recruiter we know you spend countless hours sitting in front of a screen with what seems like a thousand tabs up, scouring the internet for the perfect candidate. But sometimes, you need to do something different. And who knows it could pay off big.

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Job Seeker Said He Put Up a Billboard Because 'Nothing Else Was Working'

IMG_3775 (003)We often hear from job seekers who are frustrated with traditional job search tactics and feel the need to take the road less traveled to stand out. We’ve heard about a lot of interesting gimmicks, like the girl who wanted to work at Airbnb so she built a webpage to highlight her resume to mimic an Airbnb posting, or someone else who created wrappers for chocolate bars with her resume in place of the nutrition label, or Daniel Seibert who just this week put up a billboard to advertise that he is looking for a career.

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How to Focus on Recruiting in a World Gone Mad

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Bad news. It seems to be everywhere these days. At home and abroad, there are no shortage of scary, horrifying, discouraging stories.

With all this negativity swirling around, it’s easy to get distracted and have trouble focusing on everyday things – like your job. Even if you’re the most passionate recruiter around, hiring the right person might seem sort of inconsequential compared with the big, bad problems facing the world.

However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. As the saying goes, if you want things to change, you have to start in your own backyard.

So here are 3 ways to focus on recruiting in a world gone mad, and maybe even make a difference in the process.

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Hello, Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Text2Hire_600x420How many times did you check your phone this morning before you ever sat down at a computer? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is at least once (but probably more). According to a recent Deloitte study, 78% of mobile users check our phones within one hour of waking up, with most saying they look at their phones within five minutes. And what are we most likely to check first? Our text messages.

Even more so than email or social media, text messaging is a form of communication that’s not likely to be missed. So, it’s no surprise that text recruitment is becoming a thing.

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