Apr 20
 
How to Build Award-Winning Team Culture

Creating and maintaining a successful team culture is one of the most effective ways to retain staff, keep them engaged, and ensure your company is meeting its targets. Today, workers place a higher importance on the culture of an organization – if they don’t feel valued, appreciated and that they are a good “fit” they are more likely to move on. Equally, hiring managers seek to fill roles with staff that enhance the company’s image, …

Apr 15
Social Recruiting With Instagram, Video Recruitment With Your Smart Phone, and Sourcing With Twitter

Quality over quantity is the key to pretty much everything. Happiness, healthy eating, and, of course, social recruiting! You do not have to incorporate every social network or type of content into your social recruitment strategy in order to be successful. You do have to use the tools that you select well. This week’s top 5 HR and recruiting blog posts will help you do just that! We’ve put together a selection of articles to help …

Apr 13
8 Social Recruiting Myths That Have to Go!

Social recruiting is no longer just a trend. The vast majority of recruiters (about 94 percent) use social media as a part of their recruitment strategy. Unfortunately, social recruitment myths are going just as strong! Even the sharpest of HR managers fall victim to many of these myths because of their limited experience with social media. Social media is a confusing beast even to the experts and at times it can be near impossible to …

Apr 8
Recruiting Trends, Social Media, and How Coffee Makes You Work Better!

There are few elements so essential to the workday as a cup of coffee. This magical beverage helps us survive boring meetings, early morning shifts, and email overload. And, according to a collaboration by CareerBuilder and Dunkin’ Doughnuts, coffee can even help us build relationships with our coworkers. Coffee Lovers Rejoice: It Could Be Making You Better at Your Job – Lily Herman This infographic provides some excellent excuses for indulging in a coffee break, …

Apr 1
HR, April Fools’ Day, and Some Awesome Office Pranks!

Happy April Fools’ Day, if you are lucky enough to live in a country that celebrates it! Unfortunately, the Dutch do not do April Fools’ Day, so I have to indulge vicariously through my Canadian friends and the geniuses at Google. April Fools’ Day is an age-old tradition that can be extremely entertaining, but also somewhat tricky for human resources to navigate! Like Scotland’s version of the holiday, which revolves around pinning fake tails, and …

Mar 30
How to Tell Your Employer Brand Story

Communicating your employer brand is crucial to attracting candidates. Being authentic in this communication and honest about your company’s culture is essential to ensuring that the candidates you attract are a good fit. Telling your company’s story in a cohesive, transparent and engaging way throughout the entire recruitment process is the best way to accomplish both of these goals. 73% of recruiters said that to compete against other employers they highlight company culture. (Source: Jobvite) Employer brand …

Mar 25
7 Informative Infographics for Social Media Recruiting

Visual content gets more engagement on social media than any other type! Attach a video, photo, or illustration to your Tweet and you’ll up your chances of getting retweeted by 150%. Images also help us absorb information. In fact, our brain processes visuals 60 000 times faster than text. Perhaps this explains the rise of the infographic. Infographics have come to dominate online content marketing and social media. If you want an effective, engaging, and …

Mar 23
7 Social Recruitment Stats & How to Apply Them

We are very lucky to be living in an age where we have access to such a wealth of information. Big data is all around us and, when used wisely, it can enrich our lives and our work. When it comes to social recruitment, the information at our fingertips can help you navigate the vast world of social media in order to build effective strategies by better understanding the candidates that you wish to attract. We’ve …

Mar 18
Human Resources Gone Weird: Quirky Interview Questions & Trolling for Talent!

I have never been asked a quirky interview question. Not a single one! I’d like to think that if I was I would be able to fire back with a witty answer, but after reading through Glass Door’s list of the strange questions job seekers get asked… I’m not sure how I would fair when faced with the quirkier side of human resources. The questions, gathered from companies in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, …

Mar 16
5 Innovative Ways to Build Employer Brand

In today’s complex job market, employer branding is essential for all companies that want to attract and hire top talent. Convincing potential candidates in the value of working at your company is the core of every employer branding strategy, especially on social media. Studies show that companies with strong employer brands attract at least 3.5 times more applicants per job. (Source) Here are five innovative ways to build your employer brand and communicate it through …