The candidate questions you're not asking, but should be

Maura McElhone

The most effective content doesn't speak to the most people; it speaks to the best, most relevant people for you and your business — people who you would value greatly as customers, or, indeed, as candidates.

In order to create content that resonates with those people and drives conversions, you need to know who they are.

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Topics: Recruitment Marketing, recruiting content, candidate experience, candidate persona

Convert more candidates with targeted content

Maura McElhone

In this age of inbound recruiting, content is the primary means by which you engage and build a relationship with your candidates. From social media posts and landing pages to email marketing and blogs, each one of these content elements provides a valuable opportunity to connect and communicate with prospective hires. 

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Topics: Recruitment Marketing, recruiting content, candidate experience, targeted content, collaboration

Making Your Employment Brand - Human

KC Donovan

As more and more companies begin to realize that promoting their businesses effectively means engaging and interacting with customers as opposed to simply broadcasting marketing messages, this presents a very real opportunity that didn’t exist previously for recruitment to involve themselves.  

As most in corporate HR know, marketing folks look at employment branding as a practice that is beneath them. Rarely is the marketing team interested in providing any support for this endeavor.  Sure, in the proactive and forward-thinking companies this is not the case, but throughout the far majority of US businesses, this is prevalent.

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Topics: Employer Branding, employment brand

How to activate your candidates for faster, more effective sourcing

Maura McElhone

“Sourcing and finding people is the most important. You can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found.”

This quote from Glen Cathey, SVP, Global Digital Strategy and Innovation, Randstad, might be a few years old, but for many in talent acquisition, the statement is still taken as gospel.

I agree with Glen, particularly when it comes to hard-to-fill roles which require a recruiter to source and engage highly skilled and highly sought-after talent. 

But what about all those other open positions? With 90-odd percent of roles not reliant on intensive sourcing efforts, does Glen's statement still ring true? And is it really the case that “you can’t recruit, message, or network with someone you haven’t found?”

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Topics: recruiting content, candidate experience, Sourcing

How to Win the Majority of Multi-Offer Candidates

KC Donovan

Let’s face it, we’re all hiring more employees and competition for the best talent might be the greatest it’s ever been (that’s right you dot commers – ever!). If you track the offers you’re making, you’ll see that most talented candidates have multiple offers to choose from. For certain industries and roles, it’s been this way for quite a while regardless of talent ability.

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Topics: Employer Branding, recruiting content, candidate experience, competition for talent, EVP