How Recruiters Can Overcome Buzzword-itis

Nothing dulls a job description more than an over-indulgence of buzzword phrases such as “enthusiastic and motivated,” “winning attitude” and “willingness to learn.” While there’s no harm in throwing in a buzzword here and there, including them without substantive accompanying requirements leaves applicants hungry for more. Define the Nuances of the Buzzword For example, in…

A Beginner’s Guide to Hiring & Recruiting

Getting a startup off the ground takes a lot of planning, and hiring for your startup is no different. Roles and work arrangements in early-stage startups can be more fluid and can involve ‘wearing many hats,” which can favor employees with general skills who are fast learners. But, as your company progresses to launch and…

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.…

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 Many of the available tools just seem a bit outdated and stale.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

7 HR & Recruiting Articles to Read This October

While the autumn season signals the beginning of cozy weather, pumpkin spice lattes and the holiday season, it can also bring some not-so-great things, like busy schedules and stress. It’s during this time of year that college recruiting kicks into high gear, open enrollment takes place and year-end goals need to be met. Between all…