May 6, 2015

How to Decide if Texting Candidates is Right for Your Company

Millennials… Glued to their phones, posting everything to social media and spending more time on the internet than their preceding generations. Yes, these are quasi-negative stereotypes, but that doesn’t mean you should engage them any less than other workforce generations; nor are they the only generation to use their mobile device frequently. Use this stereotype to your advantage in recruiting.

Some companies use interviews as an opportunity to reach out to candidates, others use surveys during the recruiting process. Other organizations, take candidate engagement to a whole new level. They use the impact emerging technology on workers’ tendencies toward mobile engagement and reach out to them via text messaging.

Keep Reading

Recruiting, Employment, Hiring, Business Trends, Mobile Recruiting, HR, Mobile Interview

April 30, 2015

Treat Your Candidates Like Customers for a Better Candidate Experience

Job seekers essentially “shop” around for the right job. They look through job ad after job ad to find the position that sounds just right. Candidates are the customers of your recruitment department; recruiters have to fundamentally sell the role to acquire their desired talent pool… their target market. In order to build a better candidate experience, think about the candidates as customers. Look for yourself at some stats that indicate how important calculated recruitment efforts are.

Keep Reading

Recruiting, Interviews, Employment, Employer Branding, Workplace, Candidate Experience, HR

December 19, 2014

Recruiting in a Winter Wonderland

 

The following article discusses end-of-the-year recruiting, and was originally published in December of 2014. It has since been updated to reflect new statistics on candidate recruiting as of December 2016. Need more insight? Here are some related articles to get you by:

Not everyone sees winter as the beautiful transformation of nature that it can be. For recruiters, the winter season can throw up some roadblocks, but you have a choice. Are you going to let the storm outside hold you down, or are you going to recruit in a winter wonderland? You decide.

Keep Reading

Recruiting, Paperless Onboarding

October 28, 2014

A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Recruiting and Tools [Part 2]

In part one we covered talent forecasting and the employer brand, along with the tools to support both. The final piece of the recruiting puzzle, is crafting a positive and lasting candidate experience. Any recruiter’s tool of choice in this endeavor is going to be a strong ATS.

Keep Reading

Recruiting, Applicant Tracking, Recruitment, Talent Lifecycle

October 22, 2014

A Clear View of the Talent Lifecycle: Recruiting and Tools [Part 1]

This article has been updated to reflect newer information as of February 2017. For more articles on recruiting, check these out:

Recruiting and talent acquisition— is where the whole talent lifecycle begins. It’s the first—and depending on whom you ask—the most vital step in the lifecycle to really nail.

According to a survey of 4,288 HR and non-HR managers by the Boston Consulting Group, talent acquisition is the single most important driver for revenue growth and profit. That’s probably something you’re going to want a strategy behind. So let’s talk shop.

Talent acquisition is the single most important driver for revenue growth and profit.

Talent acquisition, as a function, is broken down into three major parts:

  • Talent Forecasting
  • Crafting and Maintaining a Strong Employer Brand
  • Candidate Experience

Keep Reading

Recruiting, Talent Lifecycle

Featured Resource

Learn how FirstLight went from a manual process to a methodical one with ClearCompany! View the case study by entering your email below. 

Receive Articles in your Inbox

Subscribe to Email Updates