It's happening folks, our economy is taking a huge slump and for many recruiters, it will be their first time recruiting in a recession. As COVID-19 takes the global economy for a serious loop, the recruiting industry will be hit hard. A recession means less jobs, which translates into less demand for recruiters. It's now
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You could conduct a kick-ass recruitment intake meeting asking the hiring manager all the right questions and source candidates like a beast, but if you don't conduct a phone interview like a pro, everything after that point in the recruitment process will fall apart. Everyone knows that interviews are usually hard for candidates, but conducting
If you're reading this, I know you're already a good recruiter. In fact, when I look at my web analytics, most of you have landed here searching "how to be a better recruiter". So I won't waste your time talking about basic stuff that all good recruiters already know. I also know you're probably busy
If you've been in recruitment long enough, you've seen the constant state of fear that a lot of recruiters live in. Fear that they'll piss off hiring managers, fear of not being able to deliver the kind of candidates the hiring managers expect, fear of asking hiring managers for feedback. Rather than focusing on how
Should you include salary ranges on job postings? The answer is an enthusiastic YES! As recruiters, most of us have been trained to withhold salary information from candidates at the start of the recruitment process. At best, some recruiters will give a cryptic response about the salary range. At worst, they will flat out refuse
Finding talent is hard work and sourcing passive candidates is even harder. The good news is that there are some pretty good (and free) Chrome extensions for recruiters who source to make our lives easier... at least from a candidate sourcing perspective. I've written quite a bit here and here about how we
Is SEO for recruitment a part of your strategy? If the answer is 'no', you're not alone. Most companies have SEO (search engine optimization) in mind for marketing, but it's not even on the radar from a recruitment strategy perspective. A few recruitment agencies (and honestly, not that many) have tapped into why SEO for
When did the difference between job descriptions and job postings become blurred? It's time to settle the difference between the two once and for all. Especially for my recruiter folks out there using the two interchangeably ;) Job postings that are actually put out there that include: "The Incumbent Will"... I
Starting a recruiting business is exciting and terrifying at the same time. Before I moved into corporate recruiting, I was starting a recruiting agency that went strong for 7 years. I had a very, very limited budget and if there was one thing I was sure of, it was that I didn't want to get
I went to a conference a few weeks ago where one of the questions asked by an experienced recruiter was "what's your favorite interview question to catch candidates off-guard". It seriously surprised me that in this day and age (where we're constantly talking about creating a positive candidate experience and its impacts on employer brand),