HR Check In: A Recruiter’s (Quick) Guide to Success In 2016

HR Check In: A Recruiter’s (Quick) Guide to Success In 2016

Emily Check

Recruiting has changed drastically over the last 15 years with the rise of the digital age. Strategies and methods for finding talent will continue to change as companies innovate and expand, however recruiters still have the same job to do—fill open roles with the best available talent. These four articles share useful ways to successfully attract, recruit, hire, and retain the right employees for your organization.

The #1 Reason People Leave Their Job Might Surprise You (Talent Culture)

In the workplace, employees don’t leave a job most often because of their title, salary, or workload; they leave because of their managers. A variety of surveys have confirmed the theory that a manager can either make or break an employees perception of their job. Unfortunately, many managers miss the warning signs that an employee is a flight risk. One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to get to know the person, not just the worker, throughout the hiring process. Focusing on good recruiting, where recruiters are finding the right employees to fit a company’s corporate culture and leadership is key to retaining happy employees long term.

The Guide to Social Employer Branding (Undercover Recruiter)

How do employers know which types of social media updates they should be posting? How can employers know what their audience thinks of these updates? What are the world’s most impressive employer brands doing on social? The answers to all of these questions are revealed in this Undercover Recruiter article. The key is to create “thumb stoppers,” which translates to content that is consumed on mobile and is engaging enough to convince viewers (or potential candidates in this case) to stop swiping and consume the information presented.

CEOs Need to Pay Attention to Employer Branding (Harvard Business Review)

Various surveys report that in 2014, 36% of global employers reported having talent shortages, which is the highest percentage since 2007. And then in a more recent survey, 74% of CEOs said they were concerned about the availability of key skills. So how can talent acquisition leaders that are struggling with filling key positions effectively avoid the talent shortage? The first step is to focus on strengthening employer brand. However, given the digitally transparent world we live in, organizations can’t afford to rely solely on recruitment advertising to build a positive employer brand. This article suggests that whether HR or marketing takes the lead in communicating employer brand, accountability will ultimately fall on the CEO.

How to Recruit on LinkedIn: Fast & Without Breaking the Bank (Blogging4Jobs)

LinkedIn is the unique professional network designed for individuals to connect, exchange ideas, and look for new opportunities. However, recruiting on LinkedIn creates two essential problems for talent acquisition teams. The first one is the amount of time it takes to reach the right candidate, and the second is the extremely low response rate. This article shares strategies on using LinkedIn as a sourcing and recruiting tool without spending a fortune. It also shares valuable information on how to decrease the response time, and drastically increase the number of responses received.

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