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Download RecruitAlliance's free eBook - Inbound Recruitment Marketing 2018Are you seeing your cold calling and outbound outreach sourcing efforts results diminish? Is your competition making offers to candidates you've also interviewed--only to accept their offer? Are your recruiters posting their open requisitions on job boards, only to receive numerous unqualified applicants? What is the secret sauce of candidate recruitment in 2018?

The answer is a quality inbound recruitment strategy.

You can download the free eBook, presented by RecruitAlliance, and learn more about the following:

~ What is the Recruitment Marketing Funnel for an Inbound campaign?
~ What are the critical four stages of the Inbound Recruitment Marketing process?
~ How to engage candidates at each stage of your Inbound Marketing plan.
~ What are the most necessary skills for the recruiting team, in 2018?
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Hot Technologies That May Disrupt Recruiting….

Comments Off on Hot Technologies That May Disrupt Recruiting….Written on January 8th, 2018 by
Categories: Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. The good and the bad about hiring an overqualified candidate, 3 Hot technologies that will disrupt recruiting in 2018, How you promote people can make or break a company’s culture, How to hire. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

The good and the bad about hiring an overqualified candidate: Over the years of reading countless LinkedIn posts, which normally make no sense, there are always a few that group together and stand out. The group usually starts with a recruiter complaining that they gave a Hiring Manager the resume of someone that was “fully” but really an overqualified candidate for the job, and they can’t even begin to comprehend why the  …Read More…

 3 Hot technologies that will disrupt recruiting in 2018: It’s that time of year again when we dust off our crystal ball and try to gaze into the future of recruiting. So after making my standard resolution to lose that 15 pounds in the New Year, I’ve given the stars another gander to see what the future of recruiting will hold. …Read More…

How you promote people can make or break a company’s culture: Managing promotions effectively is one of the most powerful ways leaders can drive their company’s success. We surveyed over 400,000 U.S. workers in the past year and found that when people believe promotions are managed effectively, they’re more than twice as likely to give extra effort at work and to plan a long-term future with their company. They are also five times as likely to believe leaders act with integrity …Read More…

How to hire: I really dislike the term “A player.” It implies a grading system that can determine who will be best for a position. HR people always ask how Netflix, where I served as chief talent officer from 1998 to 2012, managed to hire only A players. I say, “There’s an island populated exclusively by A players, but only some of us know where it is.” …Read More…

Attracting Talent…..

Comments Off on Attracting Talent…..Written on December 27th, 2017 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about.  Predictions and Pitfalls In the Workplace: 6 Things to watch for 2018, Attracting top talent, When it comes to recruiting, It’s not about effort, but about value, Reconsidering The Corporate Structure.  If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

 Predictions and Pitfalls In the Workplace: 6 Things to watch for 2018: As the year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on the year that was and the trends reshaping the nature of our work and workplaces heading into 2018. The main driver of this change? It continues to be the increasing scale and use of technological solutions to traditional and modern workplace challenges. …Read More…

 Attracting top talent:HR needs to recruit and develop individuals with the same level of business competence as those in other functions, e.g. marketing, finance.  To do this, salaries must be comparable to those in finance and marketing (not the lower ones that are currently offered).HR tends to have siloed career tracks; that is, individuals simply move up the hierarchy within HR departments, often specializing in one.  …Read More…

When it comes to recruiting, It’s not about effort, but about value: Recruiting isn’t about how hard you work, or how many late night interviews you conduct, or how many weekend networking meetings you attend. Recruiting, like everything in business, isn’t about effort, it is about value. I know some of you reading this have the mantra “I must work harder.” In fact, when judging someone to be a good person one of the first things we say is, “gosh, they were a hard worker.” …Read More…

Reconsidering The Corporate Structure: In the typical corporation today, HR spends a great deal of time on administrative activities, assisting managers throughout the organization with their personnel management activities.  Because it is demanding, this type of work almost always takes precedence over work concerning strategy development and analyzing how talent affects organizational performance. …Read More…

Interviews,Talent and Attracting Best Employees ……….

Comments Off on Interviews,Talent and Attracting Best Employees ……….Written on December 1st, 2017 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Why it’s Important to turn an interview into an unstructured conversation, Congrats!  Amazon Picked Your City for HQ2 Now Get ready for Recruiting Pain, 10 Benefits and Perks for Attracting and Keeping The Best Employee, The Future Workplace: Building A Consumer And Digital HR Organization. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Why it’s Important to turn an interview into an unstructured conversation: I was having a conversation recently with a client who was asking my advice on interviewing for a key position on her staff, and it made me think of an unstructured conversation. She asked me how to know during an interview whether you can truly trust a person to deliver what you need in the role. What I often find is that interviewers will ask a series of questions about all kinds of things to get at skills, behaviors, problem solving, attitude, motivation, but they fail to ask the one most important question. Read More...

Congrats! Amazon Picked Your City for HQ2 Now Get ready for Recruiting Pain:  We’ve all been witness to the bidding frenzy by cities wanting to become Amazon’s second home. Lured by the promise to hire 50,000 workers with salaries at $100,000 annually, and an investment of $5 billion in new construction, 238 cities from around the U.S. and Canada have submitted proposals to entice the retail giant. We have seen offers of impressive incentive packages with multibillion dollar tax incentives Read More...

 10 Benefits and Perks for Attracting and Keeping The Best Employee: It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee choosing your company. Further, 80 percent of employees would prefer add-on benefits over a pay raise. Consider the top five benefits employees check before anything else: healthcare insurance, paid vacation, performance bonus, sick benefits, and 401(k) plans.   Click here…

The Future Workplace: Building A Consumer And Digital HR Organization  Today, almost every company is undergoing a digital transformation. Cloud and mobile computing, artificial intelligence, and increasing automation have created the potential to transform nearly every aspect of a business. A survey of CEOs conducted by Fortune asked whether they thought their company was a “technology company” and 67% of CEOs said yes.  Read More…..

HR Leaders And Talent…

Comments Off on HR Leaders And Talent…Written on November 22nd, 2017 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. 7 Podcasts Smart HR leaders know they should listen to, The right and wrong ways to manage people through technology, The right and wrong ways to manage people through technology, The challenges and opportunities of the 2017 holiday hiring season.  If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

7 Podcasts Smart HR leaders know they should listen to: The rise of self-taught HR practitioners has brought about a wealth of resources for professionals at any career stage. From newsletters to online communities, there’s no shortage of opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the field. As podcasts become increasingly popular, HR professionals have yet another channel to access thought leadership around people management, leadership, and business. …Read More…

A simple Formula for answering “tell me about yourself”  “So, tell me about yourself. ”What seems like such a simple question can really make you sweat, especially in an interview. What, exactly, should you share—not just to build rapport, but to show that you’re the perfect fit for the job? Fear not, job seekers: There’s a super-simple formula that will help you answer this question with ease. Watch this quick video as our CEO Kathryn Minshew gives a simple tip from our career expert Lily Zhang, then try it out for yourself! …Click Here…

 The right and wrong ways to manage people through technology: As we progress further into the Digital Age, many of us fear that the automation of processes through technology and the movement of HR into the cloud may cause us to lose the human relationships that lie at the heart of all good HR practice. What we need to realize, though, is that technology is useless unless there are people around to apply it. The outcome of any technology, good or bad, depends entirely on how we use it.   …Click Here…

The challenges and opportunities of the 2017 holiday hiring season: The holiday hiring season is here! Across industries, employers are gearing up for surging holiday business by hiring temporary workers. No holiday hiring season is without its complexities and obstacles, and 2017 will be no different. Low unemployment rates mean smaller talent pools, which in turn mean more competition between organizations as they scramble to recruit the best ahead of other companies.  …Read More…

Scalable Recruitment: Meet Headcount Requirements Starting NOW

Your talent acquisition department has just been tasked with hiring 350 employees to staff a new location for your growing company. Your internal recruitment staff is already struggling to reach their performance metrics, and their requisition count continues to increase on a weekly basis. Staff morale is quickly plummeting, because the team feels they are on a 'mission impossible'. As a Human Resources (HR) or Talent Acquisition (TA) leader, how do win this challenge?

You've looked in to hiring a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) company, but you're weary of handing over such a large project to an outside vendor. What if the RPO doesn't deliver? How will you explain to the executive leadership and the Board of Directors that you can't reach the headcount goals? You know that your internal recruiting team will scramble to attract and recruit candidates to fill the open requisitions, but will quality be sacrificed? This vicious cycle gets worse, and is perpetuated in the retention issues you'll have down the road.

Are you ready to find a solution that provides your company with a flexible, cost-effective option to put you in control of scalable recruitment?

Leveraging a Vendor Management System is the smartest way to accomplish your staffing goals, quickly and efficiently. Here are just some of the benefits of using a VMS:
  • Simple registration process.  Upon account activation, your internal recruiters can post jobs on the platform, and begin receiving candidates to review.

  • An easy way to work with your current recruiting and staffing vendors, or accept candidates from other members of the network.  Competition ensures recruiters submit only the best candidates, with urgency.

  • You control the terms of the relationship.  You stipulate the fee you'll pay upon hire.  You identify the guarantee period for the candidate.

  • Risk is mitigated.  Vendor Management Systems ensure you OFCCP compliant, and tracks all Vendor activity for reporting purposes.
  • Receive more understanding of Recruitment Partner performance through enhanced data and analytics.  See who's performing, and who your 'go-to' agencies are.

  • Enhance your diversity partnerships.  Some VMS's, like RecruitAlliance, enable employers to see which partners are certified Diversity entities.

  • Receive candidates for International job openings.  Make sure the Vendor Management System you use has the ability to handle a global talent pool, and assist you in filling those roles.

  • Scalable recruitment, without handing over the process to an RPO.  You remain in control of the hiring process.  Your internal recruiters view candidates and move them through the process, just as they normally would.  Pay the fee you set, only upon hire.

  • Centralized vendor payment system.  No more setting up multiple Vendors with Accounts Payable, or going through multiple credit checks with a variety of agencies.

  • Post unlimited jobs on the platform, and make unlimited hires.  Have recruiting support, on-demand.  Gain the flexibility to scale as needed.  There is no cost to use a VMS, like RecruitAlliance.  They only take a small portion of the fee paid to the Vendor.

If you're internal recruiting team cannot meet its hiring objectives, it's time to implement a viable solution that will save your organization time, money, mitigate risk, and improve your recruiting process.  Vendor Management Systems have been helping employers solve hiring problems, effectively and efficiently.  To learn more about a VMS you can implement today, click here.

RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System with an employer referred network of staffing agencies and recruiting firms, waiting to fill your most urgent hiring needs. Employers may sign up for their free* account and immediately begin posting jobs to the recruiting vendor network. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay, the terms of the contract, and drive the hiring process. Recruiter members agree to all terms before a candidate is ever submitted through the platform. To learn more or get started today, go to www.RecruitAlliance.com.

Sourcing for Jobs with Candidate Shortages: 4 Tips to Find “Purple Squirrels”

Comments Off on Sourcing for Jobs with Candidate Shortages: 4 Tips to Find “Purple Squirrels”Written on November 7th, 2017 by
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RecruitAlliance empowers you to uncover purple squirrels.Sourcing for Jobs with Candidate Shortages: 4 Tips to Find "Purple Squirrels"

You've just been assigned a new requisition that has gone unfilled for the past 18 months. It's a straight-forward position, but you know there is a highly limited pool of candidates who even meet the minimum qualifications. Worse yet, your executive leadership is looking to you to fill the job at a lower salary than what is being offered in your area. From a corporate talent acquisition perspective, purple squirrel requisitions hurt a recruiter's metrics. You can be a recruiting super-star, and never fill this position—under these circumstances. From the search firm's perspective, you have two options; you can either meet with your client and discuss changing the parameters of the search (backed with supporting data), or politely decline a losing TA battle.

Have you ever received a "Purple Squirrel" assignment from your company? Have your "success metrics" been clouded by factoring in the negative results from your "Purple Squirrel" search?

Here are 4 Tips to help any company or recruitment firm attract and acquire top talent, regardless of the difficulty of the search.

1. Leverage the power of a Vendor Management System. VMSs allow you to post your requirements, include the fee you're willing to pay, all on your contract terms. Recruiting Vendors compete to fill your open requisitions. They are required to agree to your terms, or cannot submit their candidates. Vendor Management Systems can be the best way to get your "purple squirrel" job in front of the maximum number of Recruiters' eyes. When you're dealing with the law of large numbers, this provides better assurance that a Vendor will locate and submit a matching candidate.

2. Analyze the job requirements with the hiring manager, and re-examine the minimum requirements. Are there areas they will take a little less on education and more on practical experience? Would they consider a candidate who is short on experience, but has more education? Will they consider training an internal candidate who can be groomed for the position? Have a deep conversation with the hiring manager, and see where small changes in the requirements will be acceptable.

3. Cold-call, cold-call, and then do more cold-calling. The general rule of thumb is "purple squirrels" do not have to apply for jobs. They are almost always recruited by a firm. Therefore, their resumes are not in databases, and you're often lucky if you find them on social media. These types of searches require intense names' sourcing through a variety of methods and picking up the phone to chat with the candidate. For this reason, most corporate recruiting departments leverage recruiting firms to receive prompt results.

4. When you connect with a "Purple Squirrel"--do something different than your competition. If your candidate is local, offer to take him or her to lunch. Take the steps to create a business relationship that will result in hiring the candidate or receiving referrals. Send these people out a birthday card each year. Find simple and special ways to keep the doors of communication open. For recruiters, these relationships are worth their weight in gold.

Remember, when the talent pool numbers are low for a specific search, there is no quick fix. These are unique assignments that require thought, time, and dedication....all before you even start calling the candidates! Set practical expectations for "purple squirrel" searches, and don't waste your time using typical sourcing strategies, like job boards, career fairs, and Google Ads. Focus more on identifying the pool, getting their contact information, and connecting.

RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System with an employer referred network of staffing agencies and recruiting firms, waiting to fill your most urgent hiring needs. Employers may sign up for their free* account and immediately begin posting jobs to the recruiting vendor network. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay, the terms of the contract, and drive the hiring process. Recruiter members agree to all terms before a candidate is ever submitted through the platform. Learn more.

Ways To Communicate With Confidence….

Comments Off on Ways To Communicate With Confidence….Written on November 6th, 2017 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Having trouble hiring the right employee? Maybe is your techs fault, 5 ways to communicate with confidence, 6 ways to create better candidate experience:, 10 benefits and perks for attracting  and keeping the best employee.  If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Having trouble hiring the right employee? Maybe is your techs fault?: Are you having trouble hiring employees? Well, it’s probably your fault. In today’s world, with the help of technology, it’s become easier than ever to get business done through email or over the internet. While technology has helped make processes more efficient, depending on it too much can have its downsides. Especially when it comes to the hiring process. …Read More…

     
5 ways to communicate with confidence: Communicating with confidence is the difference between telling your boss that you need the day off and asking if it would be possible to take the day off. While you shouldn’t act self-righteous or disrespect your superiors, it is important to take charge and act on what you need.  It can be a hard to communicate with confidence, especially if you aren’t used to actively telling people how you feel and what you need. However, once you learn how to communicate confidently, you’ll notice an immediate difference in how others treat you – for the better.  …Read More…

6 ways to create better candidate experience:  Why do some staffing firms struggle while others keep their candidate pipelines consistently filled with qualified talent? The answer lies in the candidate experience.  Fostering a positive candidate experience is critical, as it translates to a positive working relationship and an improved reputation. If you want to improve the candidate experience, you need to assess every aspect of your process from before you even speak with a candidate to long after you’ve placed them in a role.  …Read More…

10 benefits and perks for attracting  and keeping the best employee: It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee choosing your company. Further, 80 percent of employees would prefer add-on benefits over a pay raise. Consider the top five benefits employees check before anything else: healthcare insurance, paid vacation, performance bonus, sick benefits, and 401(k) plans.  …Read More …

How to Get A Candidate Engage….

Comments Off on How to Get A Candidate Engage….Written on October 23rd, 2017 by
Categories: Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about.  How to ask for an informational interview without looking desperate, 7 Signs a candidate will be an engaged employee, How to create a sense of ownership on your team without employee stock options.If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

How to ask for an informational interview without looking desperate: Anyone looking for new a job knows how much a strong network can help. Among the many benefits of a strong network is the ability to land informational interviews. Informational interviews give job seekers the opportunity to meet with hiring managers at target companies, learn about the work environment, and get the inside scoop on what makes for a great candidate. Informational interviews can produce incredible results, turning conversations into opportunities – but only if you know how to properly approach your contacts without looking desperate.  …Read More…

7 Signs a candidate will be an engaged employee: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A!Today’s Question: What signs do you look for in candidates to determine whether or not they will be engagedon the job?  …Read More…

How to create a sense of ownership on your team without employee stock options: A business thrives when all employees feel a sense of ownership over its success. Some companies foster this sense through employee stock options, but even in offices without the financial incentive, managers can take certain steps to ensure each employee has a personal stake in team-wide endeavors. 1. Value Your EmployeesA workplace thrives when each team member feels valued. Managers can achieve this by first creating a …Read More…

What science says about identifying high- potential employee:   How inclusive or exclusive should organizations be when developing their employees’ talents? In a world of unlimited resources, organizations would surely invest in everyone. After all, as Henry Ford is credited as saying, “the only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” In the real world, however, limited budgets force organizations to be much more selective, which explains the growing interest in high potential (HiPo) identification. An employee’s potential sets the upper limits of his or her development range — the more potential they have, the quicker and cheaper it is to develop them.  …Read More…

Five Tips to Write an Amazing Job Description and Attract Top Talent

Comments Off on Five Tips to Write an Amazing Job Description and Attract Top TalentWritten on October 20th, 2017 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
You just posted a 'stock' job description on your corporate career page, and you're waiting for applicants. Have you read your job description? Did it leave you feeling excited to join your company? Instead, did you read the same mundane duties and day to day job requirements you read in every other job description?

Stop the insanity! There is a better way to attract top talent, and it all begins with a well written job description. In order to recruit, you have to sell the value of working for your company. It's an 'easy sell' to an active candidate who's currently unemployed—but that's not who we're targeting. You want your job description to make a connection with the right candidate, who can become a part of your team and who is a good fit for the organizational culture.

How do you create a job description that really connects with the right people? How do you go about changing HR's encyclopedia of descriptions and craft a job marketing piece that will 'wow' your intended audience?

Here are five tips to help you create a stellar job description—every time!

1. Start with the attention-getting introduction. This is where you give a brief introduction to the position. Spell out who your ideal candidate is, and why they are going to love this job. Explain everything from the candidate's perspective—what's in it for them. Avoid writing a commercial about how great your company is. Keep the intro brief; preferably one paragraph. Stop saying "the ideal candidate," and say--"you." Make it about your reader.

2. Describe a day in the life. The right candidate will want to know about their day to day activities in this role. Use bullet points, and spell it out in a brief and even entertaining way. Connect with the hiring manager to get a better understanding of the position before writing this part. Help the candidate create a mental image of themselves in the role, by offering a descriptive story of what they will be doing in their new job. Help your candidates self-select and weed themselves out if, if it's not their area of expertise.

3. Include the problems they will be solving. Are you looking for a Project Manager who will handle disgruntled clients daily? Use wording to your advantage, and connect with candidates who have the skills, and love the challenge. After all, that's the type of individual you need to round out your team. "Do you love turning angry customers in to loyal and happy people? You'll use your PM prowess to create solutions and strong relationships, daily." Always use positive imagery in your verbiage to engage problem solving candidates.

4. Cut the company bio. The right candidate is going to conduct a ton of research on your company before they even apply. Don't waste valuable space in your job description with information about your organization. You can include links to your corporate website, and your company's social media profiles. Give your applicants the opportunity to learn more about you, on their own.

5. Include instructions for a simple application process. Don't ask a candidate to complete a 45-minute test before you speak with them. Antiquated recruiting processes rule out the best candidates. Instead, allow them to apply using social media, or to quickly upload their resume. Have your internal recruiters review the candidate's information, and set up a quick call with some basic questions to further qualify the candidate. Only if they are qualified, set up your testing process. As companies, do we expect candidates to waste their time, just so we don't have to engage them? It makes zero sense in today's competitive candidate-driven market.

The job description is an integral way to initially attract quality candidates. Optimize your job description, and you're maximizing your talent pool. Don't forget to include an introduction with sizzle, a brief description of what they'll be doing daily, what problems they will solve, and the instructions to apply for the job.

Is your company still using the outdated job description? It's time for a change!

RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System with an employer referred network of staffing agencies and recruiting firms, waiting to fill your most urgent hiring needs. Employers may sign up for their free* account and immediately begin posting jobs to the recruiting vendor network. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay, the terms of the contract, and drive the hiring process. Recruiter members agree to all terms before a candidate is ever submitted through the platform. To learn more or get started today, go to www.RecruitAlliance.com.
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