At one time or another, many of us will need to recruit new employees. It is a part of doing business.
Good recruitment strategies will unquestionably come in handy.
Knowing the best practices of recruitment help employers as well as both new and existing employees. Effective recruitment is a win-win for everyone; new hires benefit by being on the right track from the start, management wins by obtaining the best talent and potential for growth.
Effective recruitment practices are more than glancing at resumes and choosing the best candidate by gut feelings. Specific hiring procedures are the key to your company’s success.
With effective recruitment practices, you will find that the overall quality of your pool of candidates will advance. Better talent will also result in improved leadership as these new hires go up the corporate ladder.
Develop better recruitment strategies immediately with these four steps: Continue reading
Six key metrics indicate social media recruitment is here to stay
The wave of the future? Clearly it is social media recruitment!
As the economy improves, passive job-seekers start becoming active. Everyone will be searching for the next great opportunity. In the past, executives needed only a well-qualified recruiter as the best way to reach the next phase of their career.
What does this mean for those in the field—those hard working people responsible for recruitment and hiring?
Social media recruitment continues to grow as individual platforms put more effort into helping businesses eliminate candidates using false credentials and posting inappropriate content. This makes social media recruitment a particularly intriguing trend. Recruiters, hiring and human resources managers are turning to social media to the best talent.
Six key metrics that indicate social media recruitment is here to stay: Continue reading
A few employers are signaling the paper resume is dead! They look at social media, Facebook and Klout scores. Some even go as far as asking for resumes through Twitter.
Klout, Kred, Twitter and others may be the death of the paper resume.
Get ready for the moment you see a job post saying, “no paper resumes.” Companies will identify qualified candidates by social media influence on Klout and Twitter, using hashtags for job seekers to apply for jobs.
The paper resume is dying.
In the (very) near future, recruiters, human resources departments and hiring managers will use the Web for a candidate’s record of qualifications and social networks will be mass references.
Employers that are not social will lag behind. Continue reading
We all want human resources departments to improve, becoming indispensable to an organization’s success.
Things will never get better for HR, however, unless they stop acting in ill-advised, ridiculous and downright asinine ways.
Below is the first in a list of things common to many HR departments worldwide. These five things should stop immediately: