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In today’s competitive market, candidates need the help of recruiters now more than ever. In order for candidates and recruiters to work cohesively in matching candidates with employers, a strong relationship built on trust needs to be established early.
Relationship building may seem like an obvious component in the recruiting world, however, recruiters who struggle with successfully building relationships could improve if they had some direction on how they can build stronger relationships with candidates – directly impacting their effectiveness as recruiters.
Recruiters must embody certain characteristics and embrace certain practices for the relationship to work and gain the cooperation of candidates. The recommendations for relationship building that are provided below are intended to help recruiters earn the cooperation of candidates, and be seen as trusted advisors to them as they work together to find the right job for candidates.... read more
Very much like the standard version of Facebook which has over a billion users, the enterprise version called Facebook at Work will also be a success and enjoy similar popularity, believe experts. Facebook at Work is meant to foster collaboration within a business. It serves as a means for co-workers to communicate with one another at the same company.
This is not Facebook's first attempt to reach out to professionals. In 2010, the company introduced Branchout, an app which was aimed at creating a professional network inside Facebook. In 2014, Hearst Corporation announced that it had acquired the Branchout team.
Speaking to IBTimes UK, Sara Jane Jones, Senior Manager, Sourcing Operations at Seven Step RPO, a global recruitment process outsourcing company that works with large organisations, said: "Enterprise social networking has grown into an industry, so it would make sense to see the continued growth of these companies as well as new ones popping up in the not so distant future."... read more
As resourceful as talent acquisition (TA) is to a company, you have to prove your value and that of TA before you can even consider fraternizing with the big wigs. You can no longer think of yourself and your team as just doers, but as leaders. In environments where TA is a supplier of updates on tasks or executing on initiatives that others create, you have to understand the larger picture and ask yourself these questions:
How does talent acquisition fit into the company’s strategy? How will decisions made by other lines of business affect talent acquisition? What can we do to impact other business units’ success? What are the risks associated with not voicing concerns in a quantifiable and impactful way?
In order to get to the root of this and start setting your place among your peers or higher ranking business leaders, you need to start by acknowledging why Talent Acquisition has not been at the table in the past. If you are in an environment where you have been with a company for a while and TA is an afterthought or only called upon as needed, getting included in these conversations now will take more time but it can be done. Here is how:... read more
As diversity comes under the microscope in the tech industry, Pinterest has become the latest company to appoint a head of diversity to help redress hiring and retention of women and underrepresented minorities.
But as tight competition in tech hiring persists, many companies are applying pressure to diversity initiatives that will intensify in 2016. Especially for well-established companies, changing the culture can take more than installing a diversity head. ... read more
There’s something therapeutic about empathizing with others over shared awful experiences while recruiting for talent – especially if you can also share solutions to prevent those experiences from recurring.
Below, you will find some of the major recruitment mistakes that are often committed out in the field, along with some approaches to fixing the mistakes. If you’re experiencing a turbulent recruiting operation – or you just want to take a few minutes to learn about the solutions to costly and common recruitment mistakes – then read on.... read more