Raj Sheth

Raj Sheth is the CEO and cofounder of Recruiterbox, an online recruitment software and applicant tracking system designed especially for growing companies. Prior to Recruiterbox, Raj had founded two other web start-ups, namely a classifieds portal and an ecommerce site. He is a graduate of Babson College, M.A., and spent the first three years of his career as a financial analyst with EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) in Boston.

Inside Recruiting March 24, 2015
What to Look for When Hiring Your First Recruiter

Your company is growing, and that means more business. More business means it's harder to handle everything yourself -- including hiring new team members to share some of the burden. You don't have the time to search for talent yourself, so you'll need a recruiter. You can't just choose any old person to be your recruiter. No, there are certain skills and traits you need to look for. Here...

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Smart Tech January 9, 2015
Modernizing Recruiting: Automation and Other Tools 

Automation: the core of the modern recruiter's processes. Without it, recruiters would not be able to handle the sheer number of candidates and resumes that cross their desks. Modern recruiting tools -- such as applicant tracking systems -- work by taking candidate information and parsing it before the recruiter sees it, thinning the candidate pool by up to 70 percent. Aside from...

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Inside Recruiting January 7, 2015
3 Hiring Headaches: Too Many, Too Few, and Poor Quality

Technology advancements and the evolution of best practices make the hiring process much more efficient than it once was. Even though these developments have brought the hiring process light-years past where it used to be, recruitment and hiring still cause all sorts of pain for HR professionals. The number of applicants, determining a cultural fit, and the balancing act of speed and agility in...

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Get Hired January 2, 2015
How to Get Hired: an Insider's Perspective

Applying for jobs can be a long process -- filling out the pages of personality questions and other candidate information isn't easy, not to mention the applicant tracking system (ATS) you must contend with. Don't fret: there are tips and tricks you can use to help you through it! There are certain things you need to know about the job search in order to land that great new...

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Is a College Degree Really Required?

The hype over college education has reached its peak and is now on a downhill slide. Only 20 percent of students graduate in the standard four years, and fewer than half graduate in six. University enrollment rates have fallen – by 1.5 percent since 2012 – and subsequently so has the number of graduates. All of this suggests that companies must begin looking to employ talent other...

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Six Changes Coming to the Workforce

No one knows for sure what the future holds. However, we can make some educated cases about what the workforce will look like in the next 10-20 years. Change is coming to the workforce -- in fact, change is already here, and has been developing for the past few years. Where does your company stand? Take a look at these statistics. You might be surprised at what is in store. 1. By the...

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3 Ways an ATS Keeps You Legally Compliant

If there is one thing more frustrating than the time it takes to find and hire someone, it's ensuring legal compliance. However, with the right applicant tracking system, your company doesn't have to worry about paper trails leading to no man's land. Instead, they go to the right place and the right people. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulations and the Office of...

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Befriending the Big Fish: Do or Don't?

It's nice to be friendly with coworkers, and even candidates. But what happens when they want to take things to the next level? Facebook Official... What do you do? Making a first impression is critical in developing a professional relationship. While gestalts are important, you can't fall privy to failing the relationship. Posting something negative or obscene is a quick way to poison that...

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Hey Graduates, Did You Choose Wisely? Today's Hot Jobs

It's graduation season and young graduates across the nation are being asked, "So what are you going to do now?" That daunting question might be a little harder for those who chose a field that might not be as in-demand right now. Careerbuilder set out to discover the hot jobs of 2013, and found that bachelor's degrees are all but guaranteeing graduates a career in several high-growth...

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6 Ways to #Fail at Social Recruiting

We've all seen the studies and blog posts –almost all recruiters are using some sort of social media in their recruiting efforts. Each source and study is slightly different, but the number that Reppler has reported at 91 percent seems to be right around what everyone else is revealing in their studies. Social recruiting is a relatively new tool, and there isn't exactly a playbook for...

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How is Your Resolve Doing? Carbs and the Candidate Experience

It's still the start of the year, and resolutions are little more than dust in the wind for most of us. Of the 45 percent of Americans who made resolutions, 75 percent made it through the first week, and that number will drop to around 46 percent by June. Whether the vow was to cut carbs, or to improve business, the majority of us did not, or will not follow through. If getting better at...

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5 Hiring Practices to Knock Off

There is always room for improvement in hiring practices. With new hiring metrics, stats, tools and information pulling us in different directions, it's hard to know what exactly we should be doing and how. Everyone will tell you what you should be doing to step up your hiring game and nail down the perfect fit, but how about what you should stop doing to get that best end result? Having...

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