10 ways to optimize your job postings online

10 ways to optimize your job postings online
Every day, your job posts become harder to find online. And it is not just because employers post millions of job posts daily, drowning yours out in the noise. When over 90% job-seekers start their search on sites like Google, and job-post aggregators like Indeed.com hijack your targeted audience, diverting candidates away from your requirements, ...

Zero to Hero: Its a process, not an event

 Zero to Hero: Its a process, not an event
Here is a slide deck from the last Zero to Hero series of webinars: An overview of the Zero to Hero series of workshops with a preamble on why pay-as-you-go training fails more often than not.

Whole-Brain Recruiting: Thinking your way to Recruiting Advantage

Whole-Brain Recruiting: Thinking your way to Recruiting Advantage
One of the challenges many organizations face is translating sourcing data into actionable intelligence. Recruiters who are able to relate from the get-go to candidates’ personal circumstances and motivations have a considerable edge over recruiters who call rote. The divergence in competencies for sourcers and recruiters has created a problem that can seriously impair the ...

Still a work in progress…

Still a work in progress...
TIME FOR A CHANGE IN DIRECTION Over the last seven years the BROWN BAG RECRUITER site has generated many friends and new clients. I am grateful for both. In the process I have learned a lot. If you have been involved in the project in any way I hope you’ve learned a thing or two ...

Glenn Gutmacher: Bookmarklets

Glenn Gutmacher: Bookmarklets
Glenn Gutmacher introduced me to bookmarklets in 2005. I’ve been using them ever since. Bookmarklets are a handy light weight browser utility that launch and execute basic commands without the need for a full-blown add-on or extension. Following up on a recent SourceCon hangout Glenn posted a set of bookmarklets. With a few exceptions, they ...

Does Reply.io Warm up Your Cold Call?

For the purposes of this review while I say “cold call”, I am also referring to cold emails. The concept is simple.  You need to contact someone.  You send an email.  They don’t reply, so you send another email. Then send another, and another and another until you get a response (or a restraining order.) ...

21 Sourcing and Recruiting Tools in my Toolbox

I am going to make it easy for you all. I decided it’s time to ‘open-source’ my tool belt when it comes to recruiting. So you guys can stop googling ‘best recruiting tools’ and get frustrated because the top 10 Google results won’t bring you any further. I have divided this up into four sections: sourcing, information ...

The Best Applicant Tracking System of 2015? Could Be! : Software Review Recruitee

To cut to the chase, Recruitee is the best Applicant Tracking System I have tested this year so far. You ever try a product and think, “They made this for me!” You know like you look at something and say, “Finally, I have needed something like this for years!” That is how I felt when ...

The Recruiters Toolkit: A collection of 46 Chrome Extensions for Sourcing

You may want to sit down for this one – it will change_your_life.  There is a brand new world of tools for us that increases productivity, decreases time-to-hire, and increase quality-of-hire. These mysterious tools are called Google Chrome Extensions.  Chrome extensions can prove to be a wonderful addition to any recruiters toolkit, if integrated properly. Unfortunately, chrome ...

10 Free Job Posting Sites for #Recruiters and #Employers

  A great deal has changed since we first posted our five free job posting site article. What has not changed is the desire to find free recruiting tools and/or free sourcing tools.  Below you will find an updated list of  free job posting sites, plus a reminder of the classics.       “PostJobFree, ...