SEO, Applications and Recruiting: Podcast Interview

SEO, Applications and Recruiting: Podcast Interview

In the latest episode of the Meshworking Podcast, I talk to Patrick Welch, Digital Strategist and Analyst. In an example of looking at the forest instead of the trees, we talk about what he learned looking at more than 300 career sites, including how the number of published jobs has a massive impact on traffic and how different industries should expect very different…
Employer Branding: An Interview with Elizabeth Denson

Employer Branding: An Interview with Elizabeth Denson

In our first Meshworking podcast, we interview employer brand consultant Elizabeth Denson and have an interesting conversation about what an employer brand is and isn’t, uncovering the difference between an employer brand and employer value proposition, and how a well-understood and well-articulated employer brand has a tangible impact on how easily companies recruit the best talent. Show Notes: Elizabeth references…
Carnival of HR – Veteran Recruitment Edition!

Carnival of HR – Veteran Recruitment Edition!

This month we’re pleased to guest host the longstanding Carnival of HR series. Started in 2007 by Suzanne Lucas a.k.a. the Evil HR Lady, the Carnival of HR is dedicated to bringing together the best posts from the HR blogging community. Currently, the Carnival of HR is managed by Shauna Moerke a.k.a. the HR Minion. For July, we’re taking on…

The Recruiter’s Guide to Inbound Marketing

Over at Recruiter.com, Matthew Kosinski interviewed Meshworking's James Ellis about new data and insights surrounding the changing world of recruiting: So it makes sense that job seekers are now taking longer to make decisions about where they apply. They have access to more information, and they’re using that information to make smart career decisions for themselves. “There’s so much content…
Employer Brand: No One Knows You’re Superman, Clark

Employer Brand: No One Knows You’re Superman, Clark

Super hero comics and movies are often predicated on a simple idea: that the super hero has a secret identity no one knows about. While the world may be searching for the masked hero, no one notices the boring lawyer, reporter or coffee barista in plain sight who just happens to have a secret. No one knows that that boring…

Attracting Top Talent: Only A Fool Competes On Price

Over at ZoomForth's blog, we posted about how competing on salary is a fool's errand: Establishing meaningful value for the candidate will trump high salaries more often than not. "Let’s assume you need to hire a team of developers for your company and have an average salary to offer. You might assume you’ll be left hiring fourth-stringers and people who…

Here’s Proof That Content Will Bring You The Most Important Job Applicants

From our post in EREmedia.net: Content is far more effective at encouraging applications for those with the most experience and helps entry-level applicants self-select out of the process. You see, usually when we talk about the power of content in recruitment marketing to attract candidates and drive applications, we have to do so in abstractions. Those of us who think…
Instagram Grows Up: Using Pictures to Recruit

Instagram Grows Up: Using Pictures to Recruit

UPDATE: The wait is over. Earlier this month, Instagram switched on its API for ads, meaning anyone is now able to launch ad campaigns on the Facebook-owned social network. And if you decide to utilize Instagram as a paid social channel, you won’t have to go through a dedicated sales rep (as was formerly the process). Creating ads with Instagram…
5 Steps to Ensuring Your Employer Brand is Consistent

5 Steps to Ensuring Your Employer Brand is Consistent

The way a candidate now researches and learns about jobs has changed. Candidates now research job options the same way in which they would decide on where to eat and where to stay for the weekend. Reviews and ratings allow consumers and candidates to make educated decisions to set both them and any business up for success. So what happens…
Dude, Where’s My 401k? Millennial Talent Acquisition is Not One Size Fits All

Dude, Where’s My 401k? Millennial Talent Acquisition is Not One Size Fits All

You’ve read about them, seen their selfies, or maybe you’ve been called one: The Big M, Millennial. Not that long ago it was believed millennials’ sole motivation was beer and foosball, but evidence to the contrary has been popping up all over the internet. It turns out it’s not all about fun work events, happy hours, or standing desks. Good…