How Job Seekers Feel About Recruiter Text Messaging – Assuming you have received overt permission to send text messages to candidates, many candidates believe that recruiters who use this communication method are professional. However, there are NO scenarios in which candidates prefer text messaging as their first choice of communication. Really interesting research from Software Advice!
Top 10 Reasons to Call a Professional Recruiter – While there are many circumstances and projects where a DIY mindset makes perfect sense, there are other times when it’s best to call an expert. Recruitment is often one of those times. Recruiters can save you time, engage candidates you cannot, and can help reduce time-to-hire, among other things.
15 Sources for Recruiter Training – Occasionally, we get asked if we know anyone who provides recruiter training. We’re happy to provide this list of 15 solid options, some of whom have been paid speakers or have ongoing relationships with NPAworldwide.
Recruitment Forecast 2015 – According to Bob Marshall, there were a number of positive indicators heading into 2015, from an increase in US GDP to stronger hiring among small and medium employers, and very low unemployment rates among degreed candidates.
Better Job Postings, Better Candidates (tie) – If you’re not attracting the right / best candidates for your jobs, perhaps it’s time to take a look at your job postings. Be honest, specific, and and make your ad read more naturally and less stiff, and you should see an improvement in the candidate responses.
LinkedIn Profile Guide for Recruiters (tie) – It seems that virtually every recruiter uses LinkedIn, but not all recruiters have figured out how best to maximize their own profiles. Be sure to craft a compelling summary with appropriate keywords and professional photo, add some recommendations, and let people know how to make contact.
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