24Mar

The Metrics That Really Matter: Where Do Your Best Candidates Come From?

It’s important to utilize more than one channel for this exact reason. One candidate who is LinkedIn savvy may have the equivalent skill set of another who chooses to job hunt on Indeed instead.

The more channels you utilize, the better range of new candidates you receive.

08Mar

How to Handle the Overheated Job Market

We are now living in an overheated job market. The average number of days it takes to fill a job has risen to 27, and unfilled positions are becoming costly for employers. We are being forced to put our best recruiting skills to work.

What does that really mean for us?

01Mar

Missed Connections: The Trouble with Referral Heavy Hiring

Referrals have always been necessary for recruiters. They are our bread and butter for job lead generation. So, when an employee referral program is in place at your company, it can’t hurt to ask them to hook us up with their connections, right?

It can if that is the main ingredient in our sourcing mix.

We all know the pros of employee referrals; we see them in action every day. We get top-notch people that fit with the job description, fall within the salary range, and have the potential to be a link in a never-ending chain of connections.

13Feb

What's Up With All of the Chatter?

When Talent Rover was starting up, our founders knew they wanted something modern, with cutting edge features that set the software apart. It was no question that they wanted a unique platform for recruiters to bring their data and workspace with them wherever they needed to take it. They wanted a cloud-based platform to serve as a mobile office for top firms all over the country.

Have you ever typed in “cloud based software” or “SaaS”? Well if you did it around 2010, you understand how overwhelming the number of search results were.

09Feb

SOC that SaaS: How to Know if Your Business Software is Secure and Trustworthy

When you’re shopping for business software-as-a-service (SaaS), how do you know if a vendor can keep your data secure? You want to believe the salesperson’s claims about security, but you can’t risk being the next high-profile hacking victim. Rather than take security claims at face value, ask for a Service Organization Control (SOC) Report.

06Feb

Sell a Purpose, Not Just a Product

In July 2016, Talent Rover signed a global deal to power The Adecco Group’s front-office recruitment software. We, a five-year-old company with 110 employees, suddenly became responsible for the largest staffing firm in the world with roughly 5,100 branch offices in 60 countries. The partnership is exciting and changed the dynamic, as well as the future, of my company.

30Jan

The Recruiter's Guide to a Good Follow-up

With LinkedIn’s new desktop redesign and all the buzz it has caused in the recruitment world this week, now is the perfect time to talk about contacting candidates. The new update makes it twice as easy to find what (and who) you need for your priority requisitions. We hear plenty of stories about candidates “ghosting” recruiters, or not responding after messages were previously exchanged, but what about when the recruiter fails to follow up with a candidate?

20Jan

The New Job Pool

2017 is rumored to be a year of change in the job market. There is only one thing for certain that we can do to stay afloat. As a recruiter, you’re aware that you need to cast a very wide net and cultivate your networks to accommodate the shifting new requisitions. Those with the deck stacked in their favor will be the most beneficial in this employment enigma. Thankfully for our industry, technology has come to our rescue. New software is popping up left and right claiming to be the best for sourcing, searching, and analyzing.

12Jan

The Death of the Mundane Job Description

Crafting an effective job description can be challenging, but just like eating your vegetables, it must be done to grow your client’s company big and strong. This description may be a candidate’s first impression of the organization, so you don’t want to blow it. Unfortunately, many companies use this gateway as a professional checklist, prompting applicants to question if they meet the qualifications or embody enough of the listed ambiguous personality traits to make the cut.

27Dec

Stop Self-Sabotaging and Start Problem Solving

We've all heard about the office saboteur. They are the person who slows productivity, creates tension, and never. Returns. Your. Stapler. These interactions are the worst, no question, but what about your internal saboteurs?

Everyone has a little voice in their head that can be a major source of self-doubt and dread, resulting in a less than stellar performance in the workplace. It doesn't have to be this way, though. You can make these pesky detractors work in your favor rather than to your demise.