Four Steps to a Successful TA Program - Relationship Hiring

KC Donovan

If you've had hiring as part of your job, who were your best hires?

Weren’t they the ones from your little black book or Rolodex that you were waiting for just the “right” opportunity to hire? Certainly not the ones that had already fallen from the tree! Obviously, the people we already know, or those referred to us by people we absolutely trust, are the very best. We know what to expect from them and what they will do once they get on board. 

Then the time comes when you've crossed all the names off in your black book and you have to hire your first employee that is a total stranger. 

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Topics: talent engagement, talent network, relationship hiring

A Talent Network for Angels

KC Donovan

One of the most beloved movies of all time, It’s A Wonderful Life, is a favorite of every cable station during the holidays.  This heartwarming story of a Guardian Angel earning its wings is also one of the greatest movies about careers in the history of Hollywood. The story revolves around George Bailey, who has dreams of doing big things in his career, with hopes of “lassoing the moon.”  He reaches his goal eventually, but not in the way he dreamt it would happen. No, George never leaves his home town of Bedford Falls, but over the years he builds a talent network that helps him overcome career hurdles and results in him becoming at the climax of the film, “The richest man in town!” 

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Topics: talent network

Supercharge your sourcing efforts with a better career site

Shane Gray

You probably see the career site as an inbound recruitment component that’s in contrast to the outbound nature of your sourcing efforts. However, the reality is that the two are linked — whether you like it or not.

The following scenario will be familiar to many of you:

You’ve just spent the last day crafting and launching 50 highly personalized emails at target candidates. You’ve just had the best response rate ever and you’re feeling pretty happy that the campaign has been a success.

But did you ever stop and wonder what happened to those candidates who didn’t respond?

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Topics: Careers Website, Inbound Recruiting, Sourcing, career site, outbound recruiting

The best talent engagement is the simplest...really!

KC Donovan

We’re just about at the tipping point where the majority of our adult working population will be under the age of 35.

Let that sink in for a second. 

These are people who grew up post Internet, where surfing the web was akin to changing a TV channel. They saw their parents spend a lifetime climbing the career ladder where either a promotion or a pink slip waited regardless of ability — and they want no part of that. A common thread for them is their negative view of the concept of “career.”

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Topics: recruiting content, candidate nurture, talent engagement

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