Recruiters - Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

Recruiters – Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

A few years ago when I was running a recruitment business in Hong Kong the server went down unexpectedly one morning. I remember watching as many of my team immediately began packing up their stuff and heading for the door like it was the end of the day.

Where’s everyone going?”, I asked casually as the stampede gathered around me as if there had been a fire evacuation.

There’s no connection so we can’t work”, one of them replied.

There’s absolutely no point just sitting around without Internet access”, somebody else chimed in, rallying the troops to all bail out with her.

If I’d had a whistle I would have blown it like a coach summoning the team back in off the field.

But I didn’t have a whistle so I just asked everyone to head straight back to their desks.

I suddenly realised that I had a team of supposedly experienced recruiters who actually believed they couldn’t work just because we’d temporarily lost our access to the Internet.

It was time for some basic Recruitment Training 101.

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9 Simple Steps to Writing a Compelling Job Advertisement

9 Simple Steps to Writing a Compelling Job Advertisement

There are various ways of writing a job advert that will attract the right candidate

Job advertisement is crucial when it comes to filling a vacancy in an organization or business. However, getting the right candidates to apply can be tricky. How you frame the advert will determine who responds with an application, if any job seekers do. Below are 9 steps to creating a compelling job advert.

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How to Save Time When Writing Your Recruiting Messages

How to Save Time When Writing Your Recruiting Messages

The process of recruiting can be long and tedious. The time spent crafting and initiating formal conversations with potential candidates takes more than usual for most recruiters. This causes an inefficiency of the whole process. However, recruiters can reduce their workload by using sophisticated systems that are tuned to give efficient solutions. This helps them avoid wasting useful time that would have been utilized in productive activities. About 75% of recruiters attest to using software to ease and save time on recruiting messages.

If you are a recruiter and are seeking to make your work more efficient, here’s a consideration of how you can save time when writing your recruiting messages.

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Social media trends for recruiters to watch out for in 2018

Social media trends for recruiters to watch out for in 2018

As with anything technology-related, nothing stays the same for long these days. Social media is no exception. Social has always been a moveable feast. Over the years it has morphed into a much different animal than it was in its humble beginnings. In fact, it is now a beast – everybody and their dog are now glued to their social channels. Brands are getting savvier and smarter at producing content and messages that target us more precisely. So, what’s next for the phenomenon that is social media?

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How to make a Wordpress Blog SEO Friendly

How to make a WordPress Blog SEO Friendly

If you’ve created a blog, odds are that you want someone to read it. Whether you’re posting a job or discussing politics, business, or fashion, there’s an audience out there you want to reach.

One of the best ways to start reaching your audience is by optimizing your blog so that it’s more search engine friendly. Focusing on search engine optimization can help you reach a larger audience than just word of mouth alone. Here’s how you can do that.

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For Recruiting, Choose Text over Email

For Recruiting, Choose Text over Email

The older generation often complains that youth of today spend a lot of their time on their phones. That should be a clue to you. If younger generations are spending time on their phones, then your efforts should go towards getting yourself and your company onto that platform whenever possible. If your company is looking to hire fresh, young talent, then you need to start recruiting with text messages.

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How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

No matter the size or stage your recruitment business is currently at, having recruiters, especially your top performers leave you, is just bad for business. If you want to improve the sale value of your recruitment business, retaining your top performing staff is essential. 

Research shows that a high staff turnover rate can cost you at least “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, but losing your best performers can also lower the knowledge base in your company as well as decrease team performance and morale, including your own.

Retaining good employees is crucial to the success of any recruitment business.

Sure, but how do you actually do that?

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How to Write a LinkedIn Profile for Outreach Success

LinkedIn is currently ranked among the top most popular and most used social media channels. The number of LinkedIn registered accounts has already surpassed the 460 million users mark and continues to grow with each passing day. Its popularity can almost be compared to that of Facebook but a point to note is that their objectives are quite different, thus making them not compete for the same market.

LinkedIn is mostly used in the world of professional networking and is the most popular platform for helping in the building of brands or even to showcase your skills in a particular field. In addition to this, LinkedIn has found a role to play when you are in the business of job searching or establishing partnerships with a wide array of companies. Not only is LinkedIn vital for business use, it also has a great role to play for individuals. The simple act of writing your profile in an outstanding manner could be responsible for your success in personal development and also in finding new opportunities in your career path. For recruiters, LinkedIn is a gold mine for both potential clients and potential candidates, you just need to know how to mine it!

However, despite all these advantages that are attached to having a great LinkedIn profile, it does not exactly come that easy. The optimization of your profile is something that you have to work for and some of the strategies which you can use have been expounded on in this article.

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5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today

5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today

The potential that social offers recruiters is now well understood. The benefits are many and as a result social media has now become not just accepted – but expected – in recruitment. But nothing is ever perfect.

And, just like anything, it’s easy to fall into bad habits. As everybody knows, habits can be harder to break than they are to make. Here are 5 bad social media habits recruiters should stop today.

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5 reasons to use virtual reality in recruiting

5 reasons to use virtual reality in recruiting

When you think about virtual reality, you may think about how it has been used in the entertainment industry, such as by enhancing the gaming experience and improving graphics in sci-fi movies.

However, virtual reality has more practical applications in everyday life and many company owners are starting to realize this. For example, companies that use Skype and similar tools to communicate regularly with remote workers could use advanced virtual reality technology for collaboration, making remote workers feel like they’re actually in the office and thus, more like a part of the team.

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