5 Social Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Social media has had a massive impact on almost every aspect of business — and recruiting is no exception. Today’s candidates use social media to find their future employers, and as a result, recruiters have embraced platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook as valuable recruiting channels. Consider these statistics: 80% of employers say social recruiting…

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Glassdoor for FREE

The big-business methods of finding and hiring talent—paying staffing firms or headhunters—can be way too expensive and time-consuming for small businesses. While the average cost to hire an employee is $4,129, trust us—you don’t have to spend that much to find someone great. The same way maintaining a social media presence can help customers discover your business, using…

The Beginner’s Guide to Candidate Personas

The modern recruiting landscape is more complex and competitive than ever before.  Thanks to recent upticks in the economy, organizations nationwide are now hiring at an unprecedented rate. Coupled with historically low unemployment rates, HR and recruiting professionals are often faced with more open positions than there are viable candidates to fill them. In fact, 65…

How Game-Based Assessments Can Help You Hire

Game-based assessments are gathering significant momentum as next-generation psychometric measures. What are Game-Based Assessments? Despite widespread use of psychometric assessments, a majority of organizations say they’re underwhelmed by existing solutions. Many of the available tools just seem a bit outdated and stale. Game-based assessments offer a powerful, candidate-friendly alternative to traditional assessment testing. Game-based assessments are…

5 Vanity Metrics Recruiters Should Look Beyond

In the past, recruiters relied on their intuition to strategize and hire top talent. But, today’s recruiters find themselves in a highly competitive, fast-paced digital landscape — and, in order to excel, they must track and analyze important metrics to inform their decision-making processes. Most recruiters have begun to embrace a data-driven mindset — but…

How to Hire Collaborative Employees

Being collaborative is an important trait for employees, and when companies write job descriptions, a form of the word often is sprinkled throughout. The reason for this is multifold, but the bottom line is the bottom line. A more collaborative environment often is linked to increases in revenue and profits. Similarly, companies recruit for candidates…