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Inside Recruiting Jan 21, 2021
13 Tips for Attracting Top Candidates When They're Already Employed

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: We've all been there: You find the perfect candidate, but they're already employed at a bigger company paying a higher salary. How do you convince candidates to leave their existing roles and take a chance with you? These answers are provided by Young...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 21, 2021
What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Construction and Development Industry?

The construction and development industry is considered to be essential work under most new government lockdown legislation. Let's take a look at what that means in practice: How Construction and Development Were Affected in 2020 Like the majority of sectors, the construction and development industry has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly by the various...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
Why UK Employers Need to Get SMCR Ready

With the SMCR deadline looming, UK managers need to ensure that their staff members are not caught out. Here's what you need to know: What Is SMCR and Why Is It Important? The SMCR, or Senior Managers and Certification Regime, is a regulatory body in the UK designed to encourage better conduct and increase accountability across financial services firms. It was launched by...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
Gone Virtual: What HR Pros and Recruiters Really Need to Do to Succeed in a Remote Environment

HR and recruiting have changed so much because of the pandemic. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that everything has gone virtual. HR and recruiting, as fields, have always been conducive to virtual work environments, but the COVID-19 pandemic made this virtual work the norm instead of a nice perk. Like professionals across a variety of verticals, many HR and talent acquisition pros...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 20, 2021
The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Onboard New Hires

One of the most searched-for questions on the internet during the pandemic has been "how to onboard new hires remotely?" This is a difficult task to carry out, especially when it comes to giving new hires a sense of belonging. But what if we told you that most of your remote onboarding problems could be solved by simply writing good emails? Well-written employee onboarding emails can shoot...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 19, 2021
It's Quitter's Day! Here's How to Tell Whether Your Candidate Will Actually Stick to Their New Year's Resolutions

It's perfectly natural for candidates to put on their best faces during the recruitment process. People often present themselves how they want to be perceived in the interview — but as you assess talent, it's your job to distinguish each candidate's calculated best impression from their genuine self. This becomes especially relevant in the first quarter of the year, when many...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 18, 2021
3 Ways to Make Your Technical Interviews Work in a Virtual Hiring World

Done well, technical interviews follow a consistent process to identify the most qualified candidates for your team and leave candidates with a positive impression of your company. Done poorly, technical interviews can negatively impact candidate experience, produce inconsistent results, and even raise compliance issues for your company. For companies that have well-established processes...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 18, 2021
Ending the 'Shecession': 3 Ways Businesses Can Attract and Retain Female Professionals

The "shecession" is trending right now, and for good reason. Record numbers of women exited the US workforce throughout 2020 — 617,000 in September alone, compared to 78,000 men.  Largely, this disparity is the result of the fact that women have had to shoulder much of the pandemic's impact on US households, from the lack of daycare options to caring for elderly parents and overseeing...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 15, 2021
These Are the Skills Hiring Managers Need to Look for in 2021

While the past year has uprooted millions of workers and thrown the global economy into disarray, it has also had a catalytic effect on many industries and companies. For example, of all the changes COVID-19 has caused, perhaps the most significant has been a fundamental reconsideration of the way companies find and deploy human capital. From the overnight shift to remote work to the surging...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Intention vs. Action in Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting: Can You Spot the Difference?

So here we are, the year 2021, arguably the most anticipated year in modern history.  Apart from the progress we hope to see in efforts to halt the pandemic, this year will also force us to confront another elephant in the room leftover from 2020: Did everybody really mean what they said about diversity, inclusion, and racial equality?  In early 2020, close to 40 percent of...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
10 Ways to Optimize Your Virtual Hiring Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: Many companies have moved to an online environment. What's the best tip you'd give them on conducting a virtual hiring process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 14, 2021
Outcomes Over Output: What Employees Are Looking for in 2021

The pandemic has forever changed the way employees view work. Once it eventually subsides, many workers will be eager to explore their career options and change jobs. If businesses want to attract and retain the talent they need to move forward, they must understand candidates' mindsets and desires in this new talent market. According to the Citrix Talent Accelerator, a survey of 2,000...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 13, 2021
Having Trouble Hiring Developers? Try These 5 Tips

Hiring great talent is becoming increasingly difficult. Companies are fiercely competing for the best candidates, and everyone is upping their hiring games in different ways, from offering amazing benefits to transforming entire company cultures. Nowhere is this competition more evident than in software development, one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It's also highly...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 12, 2021
How to Overcome 4 Major Hurdles to Successfully Sourcing Cleared Candidates

Imagine if we categorized industries into different track-and-field events based on the roles they recruited for.  Recruiters in the retail, construction, and hospitality industries would participate in sprints, since those roles have the shortest time to hire. On the flip side, recruiters in industries that require security-cleared candidates would participate in long-distance...

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Inside Recruiting Jan 11, 2021
How to Get Developers to Respond to Your Cold Emails

I've noticed that most of my IT recruiting colleagues rely on the funnel approach to attracting candidates, which involves collecting a number of candidates and then reaching out to them about vacancies via a mailing list.Generally the task is completed, people are found, and the HR lead is happy. But there are two significant problems with this approach. First, template-based email outreach...

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The Two Halves of 2021: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between

The beginning of 2021 will include a new presidential administration and a focus on vaccine availability and the timing of additional federal aid. The second half of the year, we will all be busy rebuilding our battered economy and creating a new normal.If we rebound as anticipated, a hiring bonanza is likely. LaborIQ by ThinkWhy estimates approximately 76 million hires will occur in 2021,...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Must-Know Tech Lingo for Recruiters

As a high-level tech recruiter, your job is to find the perfect fit for the available roles in your company. It's not an easy task for an obvious reason: you're a recruiter, not a developer. Yet you must screen candidates and discuss detailed job requirements for positions outside your personal area of expertise.Whether you're just embarking on your path as a tech recruiter or simply need a...

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Do You Know Who's in Your Systems? The Costs and Risks of Non-Employees

The digitalization of the workforce and rise of the gig economy have significantly altered the structure of many organizations, which in turn has posed new challenges for HR teams. In addition to traditional full-time employees (FTEs), many HR teams and their colleagues in IT and cybersecurity must now manage increasing numbers of contractors, vendors, partners, affiliates, and freelancers,...

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Checklist: How to Host a Successful Virtual Recruiting Event

Hosting a recruiting event is one of the best ways to engage talent and set your employer brand apart from the competition. But in today's work-from-home world, talent acquisition is changing, and many recruiters are feeling the pressure. In fact, 48 percent of HR professionals reported feeling unprepared to adapt their recruitment and onboarding processes digitally in a survey conducted in...

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The Virtual Work World Is Here to Stay: What 2020 Means for Hiring in 2021

Ask any recruiter, HR professional, or job seeker about the future of hiring, and they will tell you the game will never be the same again. Recruitment practices were totally transformed as companies transitioned from in-person work to a completely remote model practically overnight.These dramatic changes to both hiring practices and professional mindset came to the fore in Talview's latest...

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The 6 Qualities to Look for in Entry-Level Candidates

There are several challenges that work against hiring managers who choose to rely on resumes as a means of hiring their next employee. Resumes are wrought with inaccuracies; they're inherently biased, backward-looking, and essentially blank in the case of early-career candidates. Given resumes' limited value, hiring managers are best served assessing early-career candidates in a different...

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How to Use Social Media to Find the Right Talent 3 Times Faster

The current job market is filled with millennials and, soon, Generation Z. These demographic groups tend to consume social media as often as they eat food or drink water. If you are still using only old-school recruiting methods like posting on career sites or advertising in newspapers, you have to seriously up your game. How do you reach Gen. Z and millennial candidates? You cannot pull them...

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Shadow HR: The Risks of a Patchwork Approach to Contractor Management

If you're losing sleep over finding top talent for your organization, you should know you're not alone. The world has changed more in the past several months than many of us have seen in our entire lifetimes. With huge portions of the workforce furloughed, laid off, or working from home, companies now find themselves in uncharted waters.Before the COVID-19 crisis hit, executives and HR leaders...

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Retention? I Drive a 2006 Honda Civic. How's That for Retention!

In this day of cars with myriad flashy options, I drive one with a stock radio, no Bluetooth, and no back-up camera. But it gets the job done and gets me where I want to go. I keep it well maintained with regular oil changes, and it has never let me down in my 15 years of driving it. There are flashier, more sophisticated cars I could purchase, cars with all the bells and whistles, but...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Inside Recruiting Nov 25, 2020
How to Hire Exceptional Candidates for Your Startup in Just 5 Steps

Most established companies have elaborate recruitment strategies with tried and tested methods. Recruitment is a well-oiled machine that can often work on its own for these mature organizations. But what about startups and companies that are fairly new to hiring? How do they approach hiring? Where can they post their job openings? What questions should they ask candidates? Luckily for you,...

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Inside Recruiting Nov 25, 2020
Hiring and Being Hired During the Pandemic: Clarity and Resilience Are Key

With so many people having lost their jobs or been furloughed this year, it's no surprise we have seen an increase in job hunting in impacted industries, with the spherical range of these industries gradually increasing as the pandemic wears on. Many recruiters have also found themselves adjusting to a new talent landscape as the pandemic's disruptions resulted in an increased need to find...

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