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Hiring Trends: How “Access to Information” Is Changing Candidate Behavior

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on July 12, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Access to information gives rise to two big issues (and how employers can combat them)

Sixteen. Sixteen.

That’s how many resources job seekers use, on average, when they’re applying to jobs. This stat from CareerBuilder highlights one of the most fascinating hiring trends facing recruiters today: From social media and blogs to paid ads and video marketing, candidates have more access to information about employers than ever before. And that means that employers have more opportunities to woo the right candidates through captivating employer brand storytelling — and to do it on their own terms. Here are three big ways that access-related hiring trends are influencing candidate behavior — and providing employers with the opportunity to upgrade their content marketing game:   

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Topics: Recruiting Buzz, Talent Acquisition Strategy

5 Reasons to Check Out #TalentNet Interactive | THIS Friday 3.10.2017

Posted by Jess Von Bank on March 8, 2017 at 1:41 PM
This Friday, March 10th, I’m participating in the latest and greatest # TalentNet Interactive.  This might be one of my favorite events – Craig Fisher doesn’t mess around with his speaker line-up, and attendees are there for serious networking and learning. If that’s not enough, here are 5 good tantalizing reasons you should check it out:
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Topics: TalentNet, Recruiting Buzz, Recruitment Marketing, Events

Recruiting Ideas: Putting Dollars Toward Results

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on December 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

With candidates sitting in the driver seat, it becomes imperative to invest in fresh thinking to stand out. There are a lot of recruiting ideas out there that sound good in theory but don’t lead to results. In the world of talent acquisition, results means finding the right candidates to fill positions quickly and efficiently at low cost and with little to no friction for the candidate and for recruitment teams.

Here are a few smart recruiting ideas, strategies, and real-life scenarios to help you put dollars toward results:

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Topics: Recruiting Buzz, Recruiting Best Practices

Recruiting Trends: The Value of Combining Paid & Earned Media

Posted by Sheridan Gaenger on September 23, 2016 at 2:35 PM

 Undeniably, the Internet is the primary driver of sourcing for today’s recruiting departments. Yet, how companies use the Web to find job candidates still varies, especially in the way job seekers learn about openings, companies, and, perhaps most importantly, your brand. Some recruiting trends point to earned media as the key to attracting and connecting with the best talent—let your content, postings, and online presence speak for the brand. Alternatively, some recruiting departments believe that paid media is the way to go.

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Topics: Recruiting Buzz, Recruiting Best Practices

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