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Don’t Let Flashy Tools Eclipse Your Hiring Goals

Don’t Let Flashy Tools Eclipse Your Hiring Goals

See what we did there? By now you’ve heard that today, the United States will experience the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in 99 years. What does that have to do with talent acquisition? Science-wise, not much. But metaphorically, we’ve all been blinded by the latest and greatest new tools, only to have them stand in the way of our actual…
Competing for Talent? Check Your Benefits

Competing for Talent? Check Your Benefits

With the national unemployment rate at 4.4 percent, the competition for talent is on a high boil. One of the best ways to attract top talent is to design a competitive benefits package and then market those benefits in way that compels candidates to apply. It’s not enough to put a list on a job description page. Candidates want to…
Google for Jobs: The New SEO in Recruitment Marketing?

Google for Jobs: The New SEO in Recruitment Marketing?

Over the past few months, Google has entered the talent management space in a big way and they are not showing signs of slowing down. The first major announcement was their Cloud Jobs API, which uses machine learning and relies on a hierarchy of job categories, job titles, and skills to provide better job search results within websites for job…
Five Things to Think About When Choosing Your Recruitment Marketing Partner

Five Things to Think About When Choosing Your Recruitment Marketing Partner

The right recruitment marketing partner understands the importance of a CRM that easily allows your talent acquisition team to manage and communicate with your prospective candidates. However, a CRM is only one of many components necessary to implement an effective strategy. A strong ally is paramount to driving the right talent into that CRM, and will work with you to…
5 Steps to Plan Your 2017 Employer Brand Activation Strategy

5 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…
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…
Solving the Ten Biggest Hiring Problems

Solving the Ten Biggest Hiring Problems

Here are two true things: You only get answers to the questions you ask and to a person with a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. What does this mean? The recruiting world is changing and you need to keep up. If you have a recruiting problem, you probably don't have a wide frame of reference on the situation,…
Help Me, Wanda! #6: How Do I Outrank Indeed?

Help Me, Wanda! #6: How Do I Outrank Indeed?

Dear Wanda, I’m looking for ways to get our career site ranked higher on search engines. My number one goal is to outrank Indeed. If we can be the top search result, we’ll be the first thing candidates click on. What are some ways we can work towards achieving that number one spot? Sincerely, Rising in the Ranks Dear Ranks,…