5 Candidate Sourcing Metrics Every Recruiter Needs to Track

In the recent past, there has been a sea change in the way organizations source and recruit candidates. In earlier times, organizations would source candidates as a reaction to job needs. Now, more employers are proactively working to predict future hiring needs, source candidates, and build talent pipelines so that they're ready to hire as soon as a new job opens up.Reaching out to the right...

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The Innovators Dec 24, 2020
Refreshing Your Compensation in 2021: 3 Trends to Consider

It's that time of year again. The weather is getting colder, and many business leaders like you are taking the time to review the past 12 months and determine if any structural and internal changes need to be made. With the broad shift to working from home, stricter budgets due to an unpredictable economy, and political and social issues brought to the forefront of the national conversation,...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 24, 2020
If Your Diversity Hiring Efforts Don't Work, You Probably Need Better Data

While the global pandemic may have captured many of the headlines, 2020 was also a year in which diversity and inclusion (DI) efforts came to a new level of prominence in organizations. The worldwide racial justice protests kick-started a massive response, and companies across industries and countries have been scrutinizing the way members of underrepresented groups are treated in their...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 23, 2020
Recruiting Podcasts: Our Top 10 Favorites

The best recruiters and HR pros stay up to date on the latest trends, tools, and tactics in the field. One way to do that: Listen to the right podcasts. Here are 10 of our favorite recruiting, hiring, and HR podcasts here at Recruiter.com: 1. Recruiting Trailblazers Hosted by seasoned recruiting vet Marcus Edwardes and sponsored by Recruiter.com, Recruiting Trailblazers aims to...

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Smart Tech Dec 23, 2020
Making an Effective Transition to Digital Learning: It's All About Experimentation

Workplace learning, at least in its traditional form, was one of the earliest- and hardest-hit business activities during the pandemic. In mid-March, McKinsey noted that half of all in-person learning and development programs in North America had been canceled or postponed through June 2020.At the same time, organizations can't afford to stop training their employees during a crisis. That's...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 23, 2020
Reimagining Skill Sets: How Recruiters Can Lead Post-Pandemic Reskilling Initiatives

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." — Joseph CampbellHere in Nashville in 2020, we've had to learn lessons in resilience we never could have imagined. Just as we were closing 2019 with one of the nation's hottest economies, 15 tornadoes slammed the region in a 48-hour period in December. Weeks later, the pandemic struck,...

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Success Dec 22, 2020
3 Ways to Turn a Crisis Into a Career Upgrade

Article by Seth CasdenThe COVID-19 crisis has disrupted nearly every single facet of life on this planet in some way. Now, an entire generation of workers is coming to terms with new career trajectories, scrapping old goals and dreaming up new ones.These moments of change offer the unmatched potential for personal growth, but they can also feel paralyzing. Fear and courage are locked in a...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 22, 2020
When Recruiters and Clients Share a Common Goal, Everyone Does a Happy Dance

A successful search for an executive director requires an effective partnership between a search consultant and the client. That's a statement so obviously true it hardly seems worth saying. The problem is that such partnerships seldom work out successfully. I know this from experience. I'm Joe McCormack, founding partner of McCormack+Kristel, the first openly gay-owned retained search firm in...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 21, 2020
Top 5 Interviewing Tips From Successful Startups and Small Businesses

Sourcing candidates from the right channels is the No. 1 challenge for most recruiters worldwide. Interviewing candidates to evaluate their fit for both the role and your organization comes a close second.  Especially if you are recruiting for a startup or a small organization where each role is crucially linked to business functions and delivery, selecting the right candidate can be the...

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The Innovators Dec 21, 2020
Making Mentorship Human: How to Succeed as a Mentor During a Pandemic

During a global pandemic, one thing is certain: Everything has to change. While major companies may be hailing the switch to remote work and the increased productivity of their remote workers, employees themselves are facing more challenges than ever before. Many young professionals are worried about losing their jobs, missing crucial opportunities to progress in their careers, and finding...

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The Innovators Dec 21, 2020
The Compensation Question: 5 Tips for Handling Pay Conversations With Employees This Year

As we approach the end of a very long and very tumultuous year, many employers are bracing for the inevitable: questions from staff about compensation in 2021. While some companies have actually seen huge positive shifts in their businesses since March, others have experienced significant difficulty and uncertainty, which will likely impact annual compensations plans. Regardless of the state...

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The Innovators Dec 18, 2020
Celebrating the Worker Bees in Nature and Our Own Organizations

As a living system, nature holds many lessons we can apply to our organizations. Ants and bees, for example, both provide excellent models of problem-solving and teamwork. While serving as a worker bee might not seem as glamorous as being queen, it is the worker bee collective, operating as a single organism, that ensures a successful hive. Bees represent highly efficient cross-training at its...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 18, 2020
Attract the Best Candidates and Build Killer Teams: Lessons From India's Fastest-Growing Self-Publishing Firm

Naveen and his two friends borrowed roughly $67 (INR 3,000) from his then girlfriend to set up the domain for their newly founded venture, which aimed to help authors self-publish their books. That was all the investment that went into setting up Notion Press, India's fastest-growing self-publishing platform, in the early stages.The launch of its self-publishing platform product in April 2019...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 18, 2020
If Your Job Applications Aren't Accessible, Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Is Incomplete

COVID-19 has forced companies to move at warp speed to prepare for the workforce of tomorrow under challenging circumstances and without the luxury of planning. According to Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, it is likely that more than half of business travel and 30 percent of days in the office will disappear for good after the pandemic. Gates predicts there will be a "very high threshold" for...

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The Innovators Dec 17, 2020
Work Perks and Working From Home: What Employees Want in a Remote Workplace

From 30-hour workweeks to surprise days off, companies are rethinking work perks in the remote-first workplace. But are employer instincts and worker wants aligned? To find out, we at HotelsByDay surveyed 1,109 remote workers based in the US. As a service provider newly serving remote workers, we were curious to explore the differences between office life and working from home. We wanted to...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 17, 2020
8 Employee Turnover Metrics Every Recruiter Should Track

Employee turnover metrics matter to your senior management. These numbers show recruiters and HR professionals how employees have been feeling toward the organization by illustrating why, when, and how they leave. These metrics can become the foundation for organization-wide employee engagement and experience initiatives, from improved perks and benefits packages to rock-solid career paths....

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Inside Recruiting Dec 16, 2020
5 Onboarding Lessons from Fortune's Best Companies to Work For!

Becoming an officially recognized great place to work is a dream come true for employers. It means your employees love you, and more and more people want to be part of your company's growth. Recruiters don't have to worry much about sourcing candidates: Your ideal candidate is just waiting for a chance to join the team. Your organizational culture becomes the talk of the town — for all the...

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Success Dec 16, 2020
Is Asking for Equity-Based Compensation a Good Idea? Here's What You Should Know.

As a job seeker, you'll find yourself negotiating compensation and benefits at some point during the interview process. While most zero in on things like salary, vacation time, and health insurance (with good reason!), there's another important piece to think about during contract negotiations: equity compensation.It may not help you afford rent in the present moment, but it could end up...

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Success Dec 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Help You Pivot Gracefully

Article by Simon T. BaileyThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every industry in the world. As many of us seek to realign ourselves and our businesses, we'll need to utilize a crucial skill: being able to pivot with grace.What do you value? What do you prioritize? What is the biggest dream you have for your life? Answering these questions — and then taking note of what your answers...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 15, 2020
Banish Candidate Ghosts from Your Hiring Process

The term "ghosting" refers to an abrupt end to correspondence for no rhyme or reason — that you know of, at least. And while ghosting first arose as a dating phenomenon, it has snuck into the hiring process. Candidate ghosting occurs when a candidate suddenly ends communication midway through the hiring process. One second you're talking to them, and the next, they're gone. It's not...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 14, 2020
What Does Good Candidate Experience Have to Do With Good Customer Service? 

As a recruiter, you think your primary focus is on finding the right talent to do the job. Indeed it is. But while talent greatly matters, so does the person behind the talent. In other words: When choosing a candidate, culture fit matters as much as requirement fit. How? Great culture means great employee experience, which means great customer service. A great culture isn't created by...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 14, 2020
Student Loan Assistance Programs: Key to Post-COVID Recruitment and Retention? 

The global public health crisis and resulting period of ongoing remote work should be making employers rethink their approaches to recruitment and retention. Moving forward, workers' geographic locations will be much less of a barrier to employment in comparison to pre-pandemic days, affording them more choice among prospective employers. One of the ways employers can distinguish...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 14, 2020
Want to Streamline Corporate Immigration? Get Your Hiring Managers More Involved.

For a foreign national who has accepted a role at an organization based in the United States, members of the HR or talent acquisition team are often their first point of contact at their new employer — but they shouldn't be the only points of contact. Hiring managers who understand the immigration process — and especially the challenges that foreign nationals can face during it — can...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 11, 2020
The Pandemic Sparked a Wave of Relocations and Delocations. Here's What That Means for Talent Acquisition in 2021.

The global economic crisis caused by COVID-19 has been well documented. Reduced workforces, closed offices, and a seismic shift of people leaving cities for more affordable suburban areas are just a few of the outcomes driven by the pandemic. Additionally, we've seen a growing number of companies shifting to long-term remote work models or closing their offices entirely. The good news is...

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Smart Tech Dec 11, 2020
Will Prerecorded Video Interviews Be a Go-To Recruitment Tech Tool in 2021?

Most of us hope 2021 will see the easing of lockdown restrictions and the return of some degree of normalcy. Regardless of how the next year plays out, however, one thing is for sure: The pandemic-driven integration of technology into workplace processes is here to stay. In the HR world, COVID19 fast-tracked the inevitable shift toward virtual recruitment as a preferred choice over...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 11, 2020
Recruiter Index®: After a Colder November, Recruiters Expect Growth in the Coming Months

Since April, Recruiter.com has been tracking recruiter sentiment and hiring activity through the Recruiter Index®, an ongoing survey of recruiters and hiring professionals on the front lines of the job market today. November's survey saw overall sentiment largely unchanged from October — but that doesn't tell the full story. For the first time since July, recruiters were feeling less...

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Inside Recruiting Dec 10, 2020
Sending the Right Message to the Right Audience: Key Strategies for Ramping Up Diversity Hiring in 2021

With the events of this year prompting many Americans to reflect on what is important to them and what their values are, it is fitting that people are bringing their beliefs and priorities into their job searches. Organizations' diversity and inclusion (DI) initiatives have taken on increased importance in recent months, with 33 percent of recruiters reporting that job seekers today...

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Success Dec 10, 2020
Baby, There's COVID Outside! Tips for Workplace Holiday Celebrations: The 2020 Pandemic Edition

Let's face it: 2020 has been hard. We'd all like the year to be done. Good riddance. The US workforce has seen furloughs, layoffs, and pay cuts — plus the challenges to working parents posed by the lack of childcare and the stress of managing remote learning. It's the end of the year, we all hope we'll never have to do 2020 again, and employers are looking to celebrate with their...

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The Innovators Dec 10, 2020
Navigating the Search for the Right Insurance Broker This Open Enrollment Season

This open enrollment season is unlike any previous season. The coronavirus pandemic has managed to upend the US healthcare benefits market in the most unexpected ways. Over the last 9 months, it became abundantly clear that employees have not been using their healthcare at the same rate as they did in 2019. Due to the pandemic, elective surgeries have been postponed, fewer in-person...

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The Innovators Dec 9, 2020
People, Planning, and Platforms: How to Build an Effective Upskilling Strategy in the New Normal

Skills, knowledge, and expertise are essential elements of any organization's success, and they require constant training, development, and refinement. That's why so many organizations have been reviewing their internal skill availability amid the upheavals of the pandemic. With the economy on shaky ground, the firms that thrive most are those willing to embrace upskilling as a key business...

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A Year of Trust: 3 Industry Professionals Share Their Predictions for 2021 

This year was an especially challenging one for organizations around the world. The massive shift to remote work, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, put stress on hiring managers, increased reliance on the cloud, and created demand for new technologies. As we look toward 2021, many hiring professionals and business leaders are wondering how the economic effects of the pandemic may linger...

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Success Dec 8, 2020
Keep an Open Mind: 5 Tips to Stay Receptive to New Possibilities in a Tumultuous World

Article by Cecilia Meis  In the wake of an economic recession, our natural response is to tighten the belt and wait for the worst to pass. However, open-mindedness — our ability to remain receptive to new ideas, perspectives, and solutions — is truly crucial at a time like this. The world is never riper for innovation than in times of uncertainty. Plus, those who see an abundance...

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COVID-19 Changed the Workforce Forever. Is Your Business Ready?

The COVID-19 pandemic created a workforce crisis on the same scale as the Great Depression. Within a matter of months, 17.75 million Americans were out of work, and businesses were scrambling to cope with financial and productivity losses. Recent months have seen a decline in unemployment numbers, but business leaders still have their work cut out for them as they navigate an uncertain...

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The Innovators Dec 7, 2020
The Power of Belonging: The How and Why of Building Community Across a Modern Remote Workforce

When the pandemic forced a sudden shift to remote work, many companies feared productivity would decline. Instead, more than 90 percent of employers now say productivity has stayed the same or even increased compared to before the pandemic. While this lays aside the biggest concern most companies had about remote work, another problem is brewing, and it may be just as harmful as a drop in...

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The Key to Better Hiring Is Better Listening: 4 Ways to Get the Most From an Interview

As we near the end of 2020 and inch closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, business leaders are starting to looking ahead. As companies begin to rebuild, they'll face a daunting decision: choosing whom they'll rebuild with. Hundreds of thousands of candidates whose careers were upended by the pandemic are now active in a highly competitive job market, a much different landscape compared to the...

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Success Dec 4, 2020
Humor Is Fundamental to a Healthy Workplace — But Not Without Its Risks

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States It's not easy to define "humor." It has many facets. It can be a play on words, a joke, a story, or funny behavior. It can be lighthearted, ironic, good-natured, sarcastic, satirical, or cynical. For me, humor is much more than...

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The Innovators Dec 4, 2020
Why You Need to Understand the Difference Between Praise and Employee Recognition

If, after investing a good amount of time and effort in a project, you got to choose either a generic "Well done!" ore more insightful feedback, what would you go for? Both types of comments can boost employee motivation, engagement, and performance. Based on my 20+ years of experience in HR, however, I feel confident predicting the vast majority of us would go for the second...

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The Innovators Dec 3, 2020
As the Pandemic Continues, We Must Keep Our Core Values Front and Center

The Japanese business philosophy of kaizen promotes the continuous growth of all employees no matter where they are in the org chart. Consciously or not, many company leaders subscribe to this concept on some level when it comes to company culture. When you are intentional about creating strong growth and an adaptable culture, you position your company to attract top talent from all over...

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The Innovators Dec 3, 2020
Reimagining the Corporate Work Experience: 3 Employee Engagement Trends to Watch for in 2021

Inarguably, 2020 has been a year of reckoning for corporate America. The compounded impact of COVID-19, political divides, social unrest, and constant economic uncertainty has forced company leaders to take a hard look at their priorities, people, and policies. As a result, the corporate landscape has shifted irrevocably. In particular, three employee engagement trends are beginning to...

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Success Dec 2, 2020
Leadership vs. Management: Trust Makes All the Difference

Look online, and you'll find an abundance of memes comparing the traits of managers and leaders. Many show the manager sitting behind a desk with the whip to his people, while the leader is in front of the pack and leading the charge. But is it really that simple in our day-to-day work lives? I don't own a whip; am I automatically a leader? How must we act to distinguish ourselves as...

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The Innovators Dec 2, 2020
Managing Hybrid Teams: How to Keep Culture Strong and Productivity High When Employees Are Working From Home and the Office

The pandemic-driven shift to mass remote work has had its fair share of challenges, like a disrupted work/life balance and widening communication gaps. Despite that, many employees have come to prefer the flexibility of working from home over the rigidity of working from a shared office. At the same time, some roles will require a return to the office once doing so becomes feasible, and...

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Smart Tech Dec 1, 2020
Your 2020 Virtual Interview Strategy Can Drive Long-Term Hiring Success. Here's How.

Organizations that adopted remote hiring as a result of the pandemic are realizing the trend is here to stay. Video interviews are a core part of virtual recruitment, and 82 percent of hiring managers are planning to continue leveraging them in the long term. However, there's a difference between simply chatting with a candidate via Zoom and conducting a carefully crafted video-interview...

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The Innovators Dec 1, 2020
Resilient Employees Create Resilient Organizations

"Resilience" is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties" — and there has never been a time in the modern era when organizations have had to be more resilient than right now. The foundation of that resilience is built by a company's employees. Yet the same pandemic that demands organizational resilience also makes cultivating that resilience increasingly difficult....

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The Innovators Nov 30, 2020
Traumatized by Your COVID Job Search? I Know the Feeling.

Hi, my name is Sarah — — and I suffer from COVID job-search PTSD. I do understand how challenging it has been for HR over this tumultuous period, but recruitment has broken somewhere and candidates are feeling the pain. So settle in for a spicy vent about my recent recruitment trauma. A Little About Myself I was recently unemployed for nine months. Feeling jaded by my job loss,...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 30, 2020
Recruiting Is Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack — and Now the Haystack Keeps Growing

As a recruiter, you know someone out there is the ideal person for the position you're trying to fill. The hard part is finding them in a pool of candidates that grows larger by the day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw US unemployment peak at 14.7 percent in April. That's to say nothing of the many currently employed people — as much...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 30, 2020
3 Ways to Optimize Your Talent ROI

Talent expenses account for an average of 25-40 percent of a company's operating budget, but what you do with this budget determines your ROI across every single business department. It's no wonder, then, that solving recruitment and talent challenges is becoming increasingly important for companies. In a 2019 survey conducted by The Predictive Index, CEOs agreed that four out of their...

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The Innovators Nov 27, 2020
How's Your Team Really Doing? 5 Ways to Support Employee Mental Health

For many people, the pandemic is not only a threat to physical health, but also a mental health risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three times more people are struggling with anxiety disorders this year than last year; when it comes to depression, the numbers this year are four times greater than they were in 2019. Earlier this summer, we at CHG Healthcare...

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The Innovators Nov 27, 2020
Remote Work Is Here to Stay. This Is How You Can Protect Your Company Culture.

When remote workplace technology came on the scene, some predicted it would quickly catch on and make the daily commute obsolete. It didn't. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, only about 7 percent of the US workforce had the option to work remotely in 2019. The pandemic changed that overnight. In an interview published in July 2020, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom said 42...

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