10 Steps to Plan Your 2017 Employer Brand Activation Strategy

10 Steps to Plan Your 2017 Employer Brand Activation Strategy

Regardless of how you feel 2016 went, its time to get ready for 2017. To attract and persuade talent to join your organization, you need to not only invest in your employer brand, you need to establish a smart strategy to maximize that investment. Based on our research, research from other sources, and examples spanning many different companies, here are…
ROI: Return On Interesting

ROI: Return On Interesting

Can you think of anything more boring than a job description? Some things come close, like the title agreement on your house or Major League Baseball’s insistence that you not talk about or share the game in any way. But at least those things, while deeply boring, are discussing important or interesting ideas. A job description is boring and dull…
The Facebook Recruiting Bible

The Facebook Recruiting Bible

12 years after Facebook launched, recruitment marketing still doesn’t quite know how to think about Facebook. I still go to meetings where legacy thinking drives expectations and conversations (“I read that we had to publish once a day” or “I thought social traffic was free or virtually free” and even the dreaded, “Can we make that go viral?”). Everyone seems…
Reinventing Recruitment Marketing

Reinventing Recruitment Marketing

A Manifesto in 20 Theses Bit by bit, little by little, the recruitment marketing world looks less and less like it used to. Your job has changed. The expectations have changed. The tools have changed. Three years ago, you never heard of Snapchat, Tinder, Bumble, Slack, podcasts, programmatic ads, bots, augmented reality, machine learning, big data, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, drones, Alexa,…
Are We Being Blinded by Recruiting ROI?

Are We Being Blinded by Recruiting ROI?

One of the most interesting elements of marketing is how the way we market to others is almost completely different from how we would want to be marketed to. Who among us would choose to place ourselves on unending email lists? Or seen an ad and wondered, “What did I do that made them think I would want to see…
The New Recruitment Marketing Funnel

The New Recruitment Marketing Funnel

Four bajillion years B.C., when marketers roamed the earth trying to extol the values of Thunk-brand clubs (“Don’t go hunting and gathering without it!”), the marketing funnel was born. Surely, by now, in all its shapes and sizes, you are deeply familiar with the funnel, which describes the decision-making process, regardless of whether you are deciding on a breakfast cereal…
Nine Ways to Make Better Job Descriptions Today

Nine Ways to Make Better Job Descriptions Today

It’s almost too easy to make fun of (or simply lament) the state of modern job descriptions. Or rather, how little they’ve changed in the last 40 years while the rest of the world keeps spinning forward. Given how strongly we rely on these legal-documents-turned-recruiting-tools, maybe we should light a match rather than curse the darkness. Rather than demand everyone…
Post it Whenever: Why ‘Best Posting Time’ Rules Are Lies

Post it Whenever: Why ‘Best Posting Time’ Rules Are Lies

When should I post my recruiting posts on social media? It doesn't matter. What’s the best time to post to Facebook? Or Twitter? Or LinkedIn? Or Glassdoor? In our world, we are asked that question once a week at least. Or are expected to provide data as to the best posting times. I’ve never been a big fan of these…
Are You Ready For Siri and Voice-Driven Job Searchers?

Are You Ready For Siri and Voice-Driven Job Searchers?

Two years ago, 41% of adults (not teens) used voice search. Yesterday, Apple announced that it was opening up the Siri platform to third party developers. Google already has made great strides in voice command with Ok Google. And let’s not forget Amazon’s hit Echo/Alexa platform, which will end up under a lot of Christmas trees this year. Voice controls…