The Social Media Recruiting Myths It’s Time to Put to Rest #socialrecruiting

First, we don’t blame you for believing the myths. They were probably handed down to you by whoever held your position last, maybe someone you look up to and respect. But just because a belief has been held for years doesn’t mean that belief is correct and shouldn’t be challenged. Myths, the well from which best practices spring from, are…
The Two Ways Content Drives Recruiting (and How to Measure its Value)

The Two Ways Content Drives Recruiting (and How to Measure its Value)

If you haven’t already read how content drives awareness and engagement, take a look at some of our previous articles on the subject, including the proof that content compels applications for some of your most selective and hardest-to-hire roles. But what isn’t always obvious is that content has two very specific ways in which it drives your recruiting efforts. This…
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…
Recruiting in India: A World Beyond Job Sites

Recruiting in India: A World Beyond Job Sites

When it comes to recruiting in India, there seem to be limited choices. Every single conversation starts with job sites and ends with job sites. However, if we start from the notion that prospective applicants are digital consumers in their daily lives, consume a lot of content on web and social, and more importantly, react the same way you and…
How Google Reads Your ATS

How Google Reads Your ATS

An examination of six major career sites to see if Google really is punishing ATS-based sites It’s always great when people within the recruiting business share information, as I believe it helps us all serve our clients better in the long run. An article entitled Applicationgeddon – Google Thinks Recruiting Systems are Spammy? caught my eye recently. It’s worth a…
What Matters Most: Millennials Discuss Job Must-Haves

What Matters Most: Millennials Discuss Job Must-Haves

For this newest episode of Strategist’s Chalkboard we spoke to a diverse group of millennials, each wanting different things out of a job. Our interviewees span the entire range of the millennial generation: College Students (18-22), College Graduates (22-25), Young Professionals (25-30), and Established Professionals (30-35). Watch the video to learn what's most important to them in a job search, where…
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…