13Apr

5 Essentials of Recruiting Analytics

Data allows businesses to analyze past success and failure, guide current efforts and formulate future strategies. Analytics are important in every industry to effectively measure performance and make necessary adjustments. In recruiting, analytics help us make informed decisions about recruitment marketing spend. Analytics tools should be helpful and quickly provide important data; they should not be a source of frustration. Consider the following elements to ensure your analytics platform isn’t slowing you down.

25Mar

Mobile Recruiting: A Win-Win for Job Seekers and Recruiters

Think about the last time someone asked you a specific question or asked you to give a precise definition. What’d you do? It’s safe to bet you pulled out your phone and Googled it.

Mobile means to be “capable of moving or being moved readily.” In today’s society, we’re usually referring to digital technology when we use the word mobile. We live in a mobile world where immediacy is the expectation. Job-hunting is no different.

19Feb

What if Facebook Acted Like a Staffing Firm?

What if you had to call Facebook to open an account? The service representative would ask personal questions and then invite you to sign the final paperwork at your local Facebook office.

What if you had to email Google search terms to a Google representative who would enter them into search and email back results?

02Feb

Are You Sure It Ain’t Broke?

Most people think that if a process can be completed – if you can ultimately place a candidate – then nothing is broken. I disagree. Something is broken when talent and time, your most precious resources, are unnecessarily wasted.

Let me give you an example. During the seven years I worked in the staffing industry, this is what it took to handle a single job order for some of the world’s largest companies:

03Jan

2016 Resume Resolution Checklist

Whether or not you’re searching for a new job in the New Year, it’s a great time to update your resume. Keeping your resume updated regularly will save you a lot of time and frustration when the job-hunting time comes, so go ahead and work on it now. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a Resume Resolution Checklist:

07Dec

Talent Rover for Enterprise: A New Yardstick of Quality in Staffing and Recruitment Software

A few weeks back at an advance screening of Steve Jobs, I had 122 minutes to reflect on the man who disrupted not just one industry but all of human society. The movie brought to mind a well-known Steve Jobs-ism: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” 

24Apr

The Dawn of Communities: Why Social Hubs are the New Competitive Edge

Seven years ago, when I was at CVPartners, I taught a class about a little-known social network called LinkedIn. I thought that my co-workers should understand how to use this tool; some of them thought I was crazy.

“LinkedIn is never going to work.”

“Metcalf, no one is going to use this.”

11Feb

Is Your Recruitment Software Making You Less Competitive?

Until recently, recruitment software was the enemy of top recruiters. They all worked around databases because there was little point in using them. Why waste time manually entering candidates and data when you can’t ever find it later? For many recruiters, software is still just a barrier to making placements – but it doesn’t need to be this way.

So is your software slowing you down? Is it eating up time you could spend connecting with candidates and clients?

I would say there are seven sure signs your software is making you less competitive:

24Jul

How Your Social Media Footprint Can Get You Hired

If your Facebook timeline is full of half-naked photos, lewd memes and drunken selfies, you’re not going to get hired. However, if your timeline honestly represents yourself with insightful comments and photos from cool hobbies, recruiters might move you to the top of the list.