How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent

How to Use Social Media to Attract Top Talent

When you’re a human resources manager or a business owner, you want to have access to the best, talented candidates possible for the success of your business. Talented individuals don’t stay on the market long, so it’s important to be accessible and engaged with the candidates where they spend most time.

Social media is a fantastic way to connect with an audience, and that audience is likely full of candidates who would make great employees. Almost all professional recruiters network, so why not attract talent using social media.
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Candidate Calls - 7 Actionable Tips for the Reluctant Recruiter

Candidate Calls – 7 Actionable Tips for the Reluctant Recruiter

You will know that one of the quickest and easiest methods to identify the right candidates and attract them onto the market is to pick up the phone and speak to them directly. You will get a much quicker response – even if it’s not the response you wanted. However, a bit of courage is needed to make those extra headhunt calls that can help you turn that tough-to-fill role into a deal in no time.

This is easier said than done. When faced with the option of firing over a quick email or staying behind and making a few phone calls. It can be very tempting to just click ‘send’ and head home. There are a number of reasons why people may be hesitant: fear of failure and procrastination are popular excuses.

A headhunt call is really no different to any other kind of cold call that you do. With a plan and bit of practice they get easier and you can become better at them. Follow these seven tips to set yourself up for success with your next call.

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9 Tips to Help You Recruit the Best Millennial Talent Online

9 Tips to Help You Recruit the Best Millennial Talent Online

Millennials have a deep understanding of the Internet, so what better place to recruit them than online? Through social media, it’s easier than ever to reach professional millennials that can provide great insight for your company. Locating new employees online is becoming increasingly popular, too – in fact, 86% of people currently in their first decade of employment use social media to search for jobs and research potential employers.

With this in mind, these 9 tips can help you locate your next millennial employee using a number of social media platforms.

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5 mistakes recruiters make (and how to avoid them)

5 Mistakes Recruiters Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Recruitment is a fast-paced environment. Targets, deadlines and pressure can all lead to sloppy practice, even for the most experienced recruiter, and inevitably the same mistakes rear their ugly heads.

Here are five common mistakes made by recruiters and how to avoid making them yourself.

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How To Get Your Message Across

How To Get Your Message Across

Today, we are going to be talking about how to make an extra special connection; how to communicate more effectively – that’s whether you’re selling, or leading, or presenting, or just in your life.

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Recite After Me, "Pricing Is About Value. Period."

Recite After Me, “Pricing Is About Value. Period.”

The other day on LinkedIn, I noticed a question in my news stream — it was from someone I did not know and it was asking about pricing for sales. Maybe it was the way it was worded, or maybe it was because pricing and beliefs about money cut to the core of what I talk about, but I decided to have a look at the comments and replies that the person had received.

Ouch!

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The mistake MOST recruiters make when it comes to social media

The mistake MOST recruiters make when it comes to social media

The important place that social media has within recruitment is now pretty well documented. Social media has proven itself to be highly effective in generating leads and attracting talent, particularly passive candidates. And, of course, those candidates — wherever they might be — now have an expectation that recruiters will use social media.

But despite all this, many recruiters are left frustrated with the results they get from social media. In simple terms, the mistake that MOST recruiters make when it comes to social media is that they expect too much of a return for too little effort.

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Recruitment and big data – match made in heaven?

Recruitment and Big Data – Match Made in Heaven?

Recruitment was never an industry to shy away from new technological advancements and tools that would help people do a better job. In fact, you might say that as far as the business world goes, recruiters and other people from the industry have traditionally been among the first to adopt new technologies and aids that made them more efficient and successful.

It is therefore no surprise that a number of recruitment companies and other people who work in the industry have started including big data in their conversations. Some people have already started tapping into the immeasurable pool of information that is big data, while others are still thinking of ways to put it to good use. The important thing is that it is becoming more than just a buzzword of the day.

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Rejection in sales: it’s not me… it’s you!

Rejection in sales isn’t new. The search for the miracle “get past the gatekeepers, talk to decision makers rather than chat to their answer phone, and not be fobbed off in the first minute of the conversation” wonder drug is still being hunted by millions of recruiters and their managers.

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