How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

With today’s unemployment rate at the lowest level since 1969, recruiters need to pull out all the stops in order to attract and hire the top talent that they need. But this doesn’t have to mean doubling the headcount of your talent acquisition team, or investing half of your budget into a fancy AI chatbot.…

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…

How to Follow Up with Candidates After the Interview

Here at Glassdoor, we preach that following up with every candidate who applies to your company – whether you’re going to hire them or not – is a crucial part of your recruitment process. But why? Is it really that important? We dug deeper into this best practice to see what following up with candidates…

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 Many of the available tools just seem a bit outdated and stale.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…

5 Signs a Candidate Is Lying or Exaggerating

For most recruiters, taking candidates at face value is second nature. With multiple, urgent roles to fill, tons of resumes to go through and dozens of interviews to schedule, you don’t always have the time to dig into a candidate’s background as thoroughly as you would like. Most of the time, this isn’t a problem…