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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…

How to Get Into Recruitment With No Experience

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

How to Get Into Recruitment With No Experience2020-07-15T20:47:47+00:00

The REAL difference between Recruiters and Sourcers

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

The REAL difference between Recruiters and Sourcers2020-02-14T17:29:08+00:00

What to Ask at a Recruitment Intake Meeting (Downloadable Template)

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

What to Ask at a Recruitment Intake Meeting (Downloadable Template)2020-01-10T19:20:10+00:00

What is Agile Recruiting and Three Simple Steps to Implement It

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

What is Agile Recruiting and Three Simple Steps to Implement It2020-02-14T17:15:28+00:00

AI in Recruitment – Will It Replace Recruiters? Maybe!

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

AI in Recruitment – Will It Replace Recruiters? Maybe!2018-07-03T04:42:43+00:00

Five Characteristics of a Strong Employer Branding Strategy

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.

Five Characteristics of a Strong Employer Branding Strategy2020-02-27T19:07:56+00:00

The Best Way to Use Instagram For Recruiting

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

The Best Way to Use Instagram For Recruiting2019-02-08T17:17:10+00:00

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 3 (How To Prepare)

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

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 3 (How To Prepare)2019-02-08T17:17:47+00:00

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 2 (The Advantages)

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

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 2 (The Advantages)2017-10-27T13:15:23+00:00

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 1 (The Surprises)

Thinking of making the transition from agency recruitment into in-house recruitment? I was in this position myself a few years ago and remember searching for information to help me make that transition but found more about how to work with recruiters than the truth about moving into corporate recruitment -- the good and not-so-good. I

Moving From Agency to In-house Recruitment – Part 1 (The Surprises)2019-12-18T19:58:41+00:00