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),
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When I tell people I'm a recruiter, one of the first questions they ask is usually about how to get into recruitment... and for those who are interesting in changing careers - becoming a recruiter with no experience is most certainly possible. How to get into recruitment The truth is that very few recruiters actually
With more and more companies hiring sourcers as part of their recruitment teams, there's been quite a bit of talk about the difference between recruiters and sourcers. Along with all this talk comes confusion around the responsibilities of each in the recruitment process. The difference between recruiters and sourcers Before we talk about the real
One of the biggest advantages internal recruiters have to agency recruiters is access to the hiring manager, and with that, an ability to conduct a recruitment intake meeting to kick-off every search. When I was transitioning from agency to in-house recruitment, I was really excited about this easy access to hiring managers because I was
Imagine if recruiting was more efficient? If, as corporate recruiters, you were able to get quick feedback from hiring managers? If, as agency recruiters, you were able to source and place your candidates in a reasonable length of time? Creating an Agile recruiting process is the answer. If you've been around here a while, you
Artificial intelligence (AI) isn't a new phenomenon. When you talk to Siri on your iPhone and Netflix suggests movies you may like, you're using AI. What is relatively new however, is AI in recruitment and boy am I excited about this! As an early adapter of technology, I'll happily embrace technology that makes my life
We can all agree there is clearly a war for talent. Skill shortages are what keeps most leaders awake at night and it's getting harder and harder to attract the type of talent most organizations need. More than ever before, employers are competing for top talent using their employer brand to differentiate themselves.
If you're not using Instagram for recruiting, you're missing out on an excellent opportunity to promote your employer brand. Like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, Instagram should be a part of your social recruiting strategy, but you have to think of Instagram a bit differently than the other platforms. I was part of a
Moving to in-house recruitment from the staffing agency world is a big decision. There is so much to consider that I broke this post into 3 parts. I talked about my own transition from agency to in-house recruitment - things that surprised me in part 1 and in part 2, the awesome advantages of moving to
Making the decision to move from agency to in-house recruitment is a big one. To be honest, it's not the right decision for every agency recruiter. I was in the agency world for 10 years before crossing over to the other side. Boy was it a different world! I shared my surprises in Part 1