Human Resources and Hiring

Human Resources, and more Human Resources! HR, in the broadest sense, focuses on activities relating to employees. The recruitment, hiring and on boarding of new employees is the most important aspect of the job because human capital is the most valuable business asset.

Want to be a Better Recruiter? Take Some Cues from your Favorite Bartender.

This is a guest post from our Job Board Partner Ladders

You know that neighborhood bar you always go to? Ever think stop to think why it’s your favorite? I’m going to guess it has everything to do with the bartender. A great bartender sweats the details, actively listens, and makes lots of friends. Interestingly enough, the same could be said for a great recruiter! read more…

3 Essential Metrics to Run a Data Driven Recruiting Process

HR has made great strides in getting a “seat at the table”. Why? One reason is that CEOs consistently rank finding top talent as critical to the future of their businesses. They need a strong business partner “at the table” to drive the company recruiting agenda. But having a seat at the table means knowing your success numbers in the same way sales, marketing, and finance leaders do.

While more sophisticated talent acquisition departments may have hundreds of reports around recruiting – along with the business intelligence tools and analysts to support them – they tend to be the minority. So to help the rest of you get that coveted “seat at the table”, here are three key metrics that will link your recruiting work to the bottom line, and give CEOs a stronger reason to invest in your TA department. read more…

How to Hire Superconnectors to Boost Your Innovation

This is a guest post from our partner marketplace partner Saberr

In a strongly bonded team, good ideas grow without force and bad ideas die without remorse. From Pixar to SpaceX, cultivating ideas is what makes today’s most innovative teams succeed.

It’s no wonder that innovation and strong teams have become the top strategic goal for most companies. Unstable markets, fickle customers, disruption by nimble startups and exponential change in technology all call for companies to be innovative in how they operate and serve customers.

But why innovate? read more…

3 Ways to Get Results from Social Recruiting

Using social media in recruiting isn’t new — 84 percent of organizations surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) currently use social recruiting. But social recruiting is no longer limited to screening candidates’ social profiles or connecting with talent on LinkedIn.

As technology and social platforms evolve, new opportunities and trends emerge, and employers need to stay on top of them to find the best talent. Here are some of the latest social recruiting trends to know to get the most from the strategy: read more…

3 Ways to Attract the Talent You Actually Want

Guest Post from our Marketplace Partner “The Muse”

Recruiting top-quality talent isn’t as easy as many people like to think. Yes, it involves a lot more than simply posting a job description, kicking up your feet, and just waiting for the applications to roll in.

Sure, maybe your inbox will immediately be flooded with submissions. But, weeding through all of those entries in order to find a candidate who has the right skills and expertise and also seems like a great cultural fit for your company? Well, it’s the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack—except that haystack is the size of a regulation football field.

Luckily, there are a few tips and strategies you can put into play in order to cut through all of that noise and attract more candidates who are a true fit for both the position and your organization. read more…