Jan 28
Snapchat Recruiting, Employees on Facebook, and The Best of HR on Twitter

If the midweek doldrums have set in and you just can’t brig yourself to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, then it’s probably time for a reading break. No, I am not advising you to slack on the job, not at all! This list of articles will help take your mind off the Wednesday hump and provide you with some motivating recruitment insights. This week’s top recruitment blog posts are: Are We Ready …

Jan 26
HR Tech Game Changers: Employee Referral Systems

Number two on our list of HR tech game changers is the employee referral system. Employee referrals have stood the test of time as the most effective source for quality hires. – Click to Tweet Employee referrals are the number one source for volume of hire and the top source for quality of hire, even beating out social recruiting! According to HR thought leader Dr. John Sullivan, if 50% of your company’s hires aren’t coming …

Jan 21
Hiring Humans Not Cyborgs, Choosing an ATS, and Fighting Turnover

Time for another round up of the best recruitment, HR, and workplace themed blog posts of the week!  Here are our top 5 picks: Combating the Modern Recruiter’s Unrealistic Expectations – By Matthew Kosinski Despite the much-bemoaned skills gap and it being a job seekers market, according to a recent Career Advisory Board study, recruiters have unrealistic expectations of candidates. Matthew’s article explains the negative consequences of waiting too long for the ideal candidate and …

Jan 19
5 HR Tech Game Changers

Out of sheer curiosity (read, nerdiness) I spent my Sunday morning clicking through a Ceridian Slideshare presentation on the history of HR technology. Yes, my life really is that exciting! Comparing tech from the 1960’s to that used by HR professionals today made me feel an overwhelming sense of sympathy for the human resources departments of the past. Completely manual payroll systems, no ATS, no Excel… Oh the humanity! Access to personal computers and the …

Jan 14
The Risks of Social Recruiting, Reaching Passive Candidates, and HR Trends

This week’s link love has some excellent articles to satisfy your thirst for recruitment knowledge. You’ll learn tricks for sourcing in demand passive candidates, what recruiting tech talent in 2015 is all about, and another way to assess the risk vs reward of using social media to reach job seekers! Here’s our list of the top 5 HR and recruitment articles this week:  The 7 Steps for Recruiting Hard-to-find Passive Candidates – Lou Adler Lou …

Jan 12
Top 7 Benefits of Social Recruiting

Recruiting with social media is the new normal. For years we’ve written (and read) about how social recruitment is the next big trend in HR, how it’s just about to take off, and we’ve worked pretty hard to show employers and recruiters the effectiveness of using social media to hire… Despite the positive statistics and encouraging research, social recruitment remained just a trend. Something people talked about but didn’t necessarily practice. I’m not sure exactly …

Jan 7
2015 Social Recruiting Resolutions, Tips, and Sizing Up Your Competition

Happy New Year, I would insert a party emoji if I knew how to do so on WordPress without destroying the internet and ruining our tech team’s day. I have about 30 resolutions, most of them already broken, but my goal to spend the first 15 minutes of my day reading interesting new blog posts is going strong. So far I have learned a lot about the importance of drinking lemon water first thing in …

Jan 5
Social-Hire Expert Interview

Ryan St. Germaine on the benefit of social recruitment

Jobcast’s CEO Ryan St. Germaine was recently interviewed by Cheryl Morgan for Social-Hire. In his interview, Ryan talks about the reasons why he founded Jobcast, how social recruiting has changed since, and what not to do when using social media to hire! If you haven’t already checked out the interview, then head over to the Social-Hire website and read the Expert Interview with Ryan St. Germaine on the Benefits of Social Recruiting. And, make sure …

Dec 31
Top 7 Social Recruitment Articles of 2014

I love New Year’s. I love making resolutions (whether I keep them or not!), I love the whole fresh start thing, and most of all, I LOVE ‘best of’ posts. With New Year’s Eve falling on Link Love Wednesday, I thought it best to wrap up the year with a list of our favorite social recruiting blog posts of 2014. #Social Recruiting and the Hashtag – Maren Hogen Maren explains hashtags, what they are, why …

Dec 29
Recruiting in 2015: Are You Ready?

Hiring in 2015 is going to be more competitive than ever, here are the 7 recruitment trends that you need to pay attention to! Recruiters Want Gen Z As a millennial, I am sad to report that Gen Y’s time in the sun has gone dark. We’ve already staked our claim in the workplace, we’re even taking over leadership positions, and so recruiting us is old hat and not the shiny prospect it once was. …