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Optimizing Email Communication in an Applicant Tracking System

Posted by Kerrie McCarthy

Mar 7, 2013 11:09:00 AM

One of the most repetitive elements of recruiting are the emails. Out of your pool of candidates, you’ll always have one offs, but then there are the emails you find yourself sending over and over and over again. Word processors brought seeming salvation with their templates and mail merges, but that still involved a lot of manual work each time you wanted to actually send out those communications. Miss one field and you end up calling your ideal candidate by the wrong name or informing them verbatim that “PositionTitle at CompanyName is currently on hold.”

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Topics: Recruiting, Tips, HRTech, Applicant Tracking

5 Tips to Prepare for Large Group Hiring

Posted by HRM Direct

Feb 27, 2013 10:50:00 AM

The resources and time that it takes to hire even just one quality employee can be sky-high; imagine what it would look like if you were trying to hire twenty (or more) excellent, talented candidates all at once? Although the prospect can seem intimidating, there will likely be a time in your company’s existence that this potential nightmare may become a reality. Why sit and wait anxiously when you could be preparing to facilitate a successful, mind-blowingly awesome hiring event? Here are some tips to help guide you along your way:

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Topics: Recruiting, Applicant Tracking, Attracting Talent

6 Rules To Write A Great Job Description

Posted by HRM Direct

Feb 19, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Developing the skills to write a great job description can be an extremely slow process. Take a look at some of these tips to get a quick refresher if you haven’t had the luxury of years of practice: 

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Topics: Recruiting, Tips, Attracting Talent, Job Descriptions

Top 7 Questions to Help Plan Your 2013 Talent Management Strategy

Posted by HRM Direct

Feb 14, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Even if you’ve already hired all of the great employees that you think you will ever need, it is important to have a strategy planned to help manage and develop that talent that you have already acquired. Even more important is thinking about what you’re going to do if you need to hire more! Here is a list of a few questions you (or your HR team) can ask yourself to help plan how your year is going to look:

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Topics: Recruiting, Culture, Strategy

Tips For Using Social Media in Your Recruiting Strategy

Posted by HRM Direct

Feb 13, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Your potential candidates most likely spend a fair amount of their time making use of and perusing social media on the web. With networks like Facebook and LinkedIn growing larger and larger by the day, it is important for up-and-coming companies to know how to brand themselves and take advantage of the captive audience of talented, potential future hires. To help, we’ve put together a list of the top social networks online currently, and tips for how you and your company can put them to the best use:

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Topics: Recruiting, Social Recruiting