October 7, 2016

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Gone are the days of sifting through documents and spending hours on organization. Filing cabinets and stacks of loose papers are out and the age of automation is here to stay. Here are the days of one click and you’re there. Here are the days of safer, faster and easier. Job seekers, employees and future retirees are looking for a modern organization that makes the employment experience an automated one.

Pre-Hire Automation

When job seekers apply to jobs, it is an expectation that the apply process is online and accessible from a mobile device. According to ERE Recruiting, over 50% of job seekers are using their mobile devices to search and apply for jobs. Don’t expect to attract great, long-lasting employees if your job postings aren’t accessible from a mobile device, because the perfect, long-lasting employee you want is applying to your competitor’s job posting from their tablet or phone.

September 28, 2016

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Job boards are a great way to drive traffic to your career page and get job openings in front of applicants, but are your openings in front of the right applicants? If the position requires a specialized skill set, not just any candidate will do. Some things to consider before throwing money at a job distribution site is traffic levels, free vs. paid job distribution, niche vs. general job boards and the quality of candidate you need.

You have to be strategic about which job boards you select. Currently Indeed, Career Builder and Monster are driving the highest volume of traffic. Job boards like this would be most effective if you needed to fill many jobs in a short amount of time.

When organizations are considering a free job board, don’t be surprised if your job postings get little to no traffic. Jobseekers like easy, simple and accessible so if your job postings aren’t right in front of them, don’t always expect them to go searching. On the other hand, not all paid job boards get the bang for your buck. It’s important to watch source analytics to control the cost and spend your money where it works for your organization.

September 16, 2016

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It’s no secret that social media can be good for business, but most people don’t know that it can also be invaluable for recruitment. BirdDogHR’s Michelle Stedman wrote an article for HRO Today about using the right hashtag to reach the right talent.

Hashtags are a string of characters behind a pound sign. They mean different things on different platforms but typically hashtags are used for organizing ideas or topics. An example would be a job seeker searches Twitter for #Jobs. In return they’ll see an entire feed of people and companies posting their job openings. Or they could search #HRJobs or #TexasJobs.

In the article, Stedman dives into the different kind of hashtags and two of the platforms that utilize them: Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about using social media for recruiting.