How Your Recruiters Can Lead Post-Pandemic Reskilling Initiatives

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By 2030, it is estimated that 107 million workers may need to switch occupations – a trend that was already gaining traction before COVID-19 hit, but has accelerated significantly since the onset of the pandemic. The demand for basic cognitive and manual skills is expected to decrease over the next decade, while the need for technological, social,… Read more »

Why You Should Be Monitoring These 5 Candidate Sourcing Metrics

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No matter how seasoned you are as a recruiter, you can’t rely solely only on your intuition or experience to optimize hiring success. The playing field is leveled when data is leveraged as a basis for effective planning and decision making.    While specific hiring KPIs may vary from company to company, there are some metrics… Read more »

Tips for Recruiting Top Candidates When They’re Already Employed

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Is the job candidate you’re looking for not really a candidate at all?  It’s not a trick question but rather part of reality in the recruitment world. Often, the best talent is the talent that’s not actively on the market at the moment. They’re called passive job seekers – as opposed to being active candidates.   To… Read more »

Make Video Meetings More Inclusive Using These 4 Strategies

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In any meeting, in person or virtual, everyone should – and deserves to be – heard. Otherwise, why are they even there? Unless they have a contribution to make and are equitably allowed to do so, then why waste anyone’s time on a meeting in the first place?  Yup. If a meeting is an opportunity for everyone present… Read more »

How to Utilize Social Media to Find the Right Talent 3 Times Faster

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With Millennials and Generation Z members rapidly emerging as the driving force in the global workplace – and job seekers of all ages and demographics increasingly tapping into it – social media needs to be a significant piece of any recruitment strategy pie.  Social media recruiting differs from other methods. It allows a recruiter to… Read more »

Talent Acquisition Data: Why It’s Essential to Recruiting

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As you advance your talent acquisition career, you’ll quickly fall behind unless you understand the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it enables the right decision-making. The recruitment process is a treasure trove of data. When mined carefully, it reveals critical information on how to hire, when to hire, how much to spend on hiring,… Read more »

7 Browser Extensions that Can Make Every Recruiter’s Job Easier

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Everyone hearts browsers – and more and more, browser extensions as well. These life-saving plug-ins perform various filters and controls to customize your browsing experience and functionality. There are a lot of extensions to choose from, but here are seven that can prove uber-effective for those in the recruiting and talent management industry:    1…. Read more »

6 Soft Skills that will Make You Stand Out to Employers

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You’ve probably heard of both hard and soft skills in relation to your job search. But if you need a refresher, think of hard skills as those that are teachable and easier to identify. Think of degrees, certificates, or proficiency in a second language. Needless to say, they’re really important.  But soft skills are right there with… Read more »

How to Diversify Your Professional Network

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Even though many traditional means of connecting with your fellow professionals – like having lunch, attending a big conference, or meeting for Happy Hour – have been rendered impossible by ongoing pandemic restrictions, you can still network effectively as you continue to grow your career. It’s all about relationship building – and this doesn’t have… Read more »

Transferable Skills: Are They the Key to Landing Your Dream Job?

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“You can’t take it with you … “ Or can you? When it comes to transferable job skills, the answer is a hard “yes.” Strengths that are valuable in many different jobs and career paths are a huge selling point as you vie for your next position. They may be hard skills, like proficiency on… Read more »