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Building a Kick-Ass Recruitment Strategy

Ever heard the saying “the only constant in life is change”? This is also true for talent acquisition.

Talent acquisition is changing constantly and a kick-ass recruitment strategy is always aligned with that change.

In such a talent-tight market, your recruiting strategy has to be far more powerful than slapping up a job post and waiting for those awesome candidates to come rolling through.

The best way to create a talent attraction strategy is to include a combination of initiatives including employer branding, cleaning up your recruitment process, ensuring recruiters (and all those involved in the hiring process) are trained, making candidate experience a priority and much, much more.

Start by reading these…

Three Vital Ways Recruiters Should Prepare For a Recession

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

Three Vital Ways Recruiters Should Prepare For a Recession2020-03-23T18:45:55+00:00

Want to Conduct a Phone Interview Like a Pro? Ask This Crucial Question [Downloadable Template]

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

Want to Conduct a Phone Interview Like a Pro? Ask This Crucial Question [Downloadable Template]2020-02-13T17:17:47+00:00

Five Ridiculously Simple Steps To Be a Better Recruiter

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

Five Ridiculously Simple Steps To Be a Better Recruiter2020-02-14T17:17:42+00:00

Recruiters, Please Stop Acting Like Order Takers!

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

Recruiters, Please Stop Acting Like Order Takers!2020-02-14T17:19:47+00:00

Including Salary Ranges on Job Postings – Everything You Need To Know

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

Including Salary Ranges on Job Postings – Everything You Need To Know2020-02-14T17:20:51+00:00

SEO for Recruitment – Why it Matters (a lot)

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

SEO for Recruitment – Why it Matters (a lot)2020-02-14T17:59:07+00:00

The Key Difference Between Job Descriptions and Job Postings

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

The Key Difference Between Job Descriptions and Job Postings2019-02-08T17:13:15+00:00

Creating a Positive Candidate Experience is About Three Simple Things

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),

Creating a Positive Candidate Experience is About Three Simple Things2020-01-15T16:08:38+00:00