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 ...

Freebie Friday: Sourcing Tool VibeApp Review

When sourcing, it is important to get as much data as you can. Researching contact information and learning information about candidates takes time.  A lot of time. Any sourcing tool or recruiting tool that can make researching faster and easier is worth looking at.  Here is one sourcing tool that is impressive. Tool:        ...

5 Flipping Brilliant Ways to use Flipboard for Employer Branding

Flipping brilliant! 100 million downloaders can’t be wrong. Yes, there has been over 100 million downloads of Flipboard.  This loved app offers an interesting way to add to your employer branding  and enhance your recruiting tool portfolio. Please, step out of the box with me! Flipboard was created to help users create aggregated content viewable in ...

Is CareerBuilder trying to become a SourcingBuilder?

I guess it was bound to happen eventually. Since there has been a decline in effectiveness of job boards for sure, (Read Death to Job Boards) what is a job board to do? On Wednesday, CareerBuilder kicked off their new recruiting platform. Yet another recruiting tool that promises it is the best thing ever.  Allow ...

RecruitingTools Software Review – JobAdder

This tool is niiiiiiccccceee. That is the best word I can use to describe it. Feature for feature, it exceeded my expectations and offered things I didn’t know I needed. Headquarters: Level 3, 19 – 31 Pitt St, Sydney, Australia 2000 US Location (est. 2014) 1660 Wynkoop St. Suite 900 Denver, CO 80202 What it ...

Put up or Shut up – Why you Need to Offer a Free Trial

Dear Good Intentioned Recruiting Software Company, I saw your software. It looked really interesting. It even looked like it was the ideal product for me. Unfortunately, you do not offer a free trial so I can see it in action. I went to your demo link, but it was a 5-minute youtube video and didn’t ...