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Sourcing = Trick or Treating

By: Casey Siewert Friday October 31, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Referrals, Sourcing

Sourcing = Trick or Treating

When you were younger, likely you joined the rest of the neighborhood kids by trick-or-treating on Halloween. Once you got a bit older, you knew which houses had the best candy, and which ones handed out FULL-SIZED CANDY BARS , and then those that handed out toothbrushes in lieu of candy. However, in all my memories of trick-or-treating, I still went to every housebecause, even though I knew that certain houses were known to hand out toothbrushes, I loved looking at the great mixture that I had accumulated at the end of the night. ... Read More


Skills Path is the New Career Path

By: Jerry Thurber Wednesday October 22, 2014 comments

Stop worrying about a candidates career path. For certain types of positions (and that number is growing) there really is no need to be overly concerned about where a candidate worked and how long he/she worked there. In the new employee economy it is all about Skill Path, not Career Path. What is Skill Path? Skill Path is the development of an increasing set of capabilities and/or a deepening level of expertise: regardless of where you worked. How have you advanced as a software developer, a health care provider, a manager or leader? Are... Read More


News flash: Top Talent Isn’t Looking at Your Job Postings

By: James Dix Thursday August 7, 2014 comments

News flash: Top Talent Isn’t Looking at Your Job Postings

As the battle for top-talent gets more intense every day, there's one simple fact that recruiters need to keep in mind: the most talented people don't look for jobs - they get offered jobs. When do you suppose the last time Pearl Jam had to demo an album before it went on sale? When do you suppose the last time Kevin Spacey had to audition for a role? At a certain point, talented people are sought out and have the luxury of being choosey, and this applies to every job in every industry. If you're not one of the recruiters actively... Read More


In Case You Missed It: 2.3 Million Employees Quit in a Month!

By: James Dix Friday August 1, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Turnover

In Case You Missed It: 2.3 Million Employees Quit in a Month!

In case you missed our post by James Dix from April: According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics  (BLS), over the last 18 months, more and more employees have been willing to voluntarily quit their jobs. On the other side, fewer and fewer employees are being laid off or discharged. While this trend could be related to  employee dissatisfaction ,  more confidence in the US job market , or less  reliance on employer healthcare , the fact remains that nearly 2.3 million employees quit their jobs each month. The BLS measures... Read More


Referral Program Design: Communication

By: James Dix Friday June 27, 2014 comments

Referral Program Design: Communication

One of the more important aspects to a fruitful employee referral program is communication. It is crucial to have communication between recruiters, employees, executives, and management. Not only do employees need to know about the referral program, but the employees need to know how the program fits into the overall strategic goals of the company. Further, employees need to be kept in the loop on how their referrals are doing in the hiring pipeline and be encouraged to make referring a priority. Employee referral programs have... Read More


Continuous Recruitment is for Smart Recruiters

By: Casey Siewert Thursday June 5, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Referrals, Recruiting

Continuous Recruitment is for Smart Recruiters

Are you a busy recruiter? Of course you are. All recruiters are busy! If you're thinking, "why would I be busy when I've filled all of my open requisitions?" it might be time to examine your processes. Do you have one (or two, or three) job(s) that take a long time to fill, or are really difficult to find candidates? Maybe it's time to build out a continuous recruitment plan. In a Career Builder Study of more than 2,600 hiring managers nationwide, it was shown that: 72% of U.S. employers that actively market to candidates say... Read More


ATTN: Recruiters -- 2.3 Million Employees Quit in a Month

By: James Dix Thursday April 24, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Turnover

ATTN: Recruiters -- 2.3 Million Employees Quit in a Month

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over the last 18 months, more and more employees have been willing to voluntarily quit their jobs. On the other side, fewer and fewer employees are being laid off or discharged. While this trend could be related to employee dissatisfaction , more confidence in the US job market , or less reliance on employer healthcare , the fact remains that nearly 2.3 million employees quit their jobs each month. The BLS measures turnover (or "separations") in several different categories.... Read More


Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

By: James Dix Thursday March 20, 2014 comments Tags: HR, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Sourcing

Referral Program Design: Recognition versus Recall

The human brain is a highly complex organ, and two ways to retrieve information tucked away in memory are recognition and recall. To put it simply, the difference between recognition and recall is whether or not stimulus is present; recall lacks stimulus. A fill-in-the-blank test requires recalling the correct answer whereas a multiple choice test requires recognizing the correct answer from a list. Recall tends to be harder because it lacks hints to point the brain in the right direction. The concept of recognition being superior to... Read More


Referral Link: In Pictures

By: Casey Siewert Friday March 14, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Referrals, Recruiting, Referral Link, Sourcing

Referral Link: In Pictures

When people ask us, "What is Referral Link?" we usually tell them that it's a quick way to get employee referrals for your company's open jobs, with minimal impact on your employees' work day. When they ask, "How do you do that?" we schedule a demo for them and show them the science behind what we're doing here at Innotrieve. Recently, our friends at Jet Marketing  created this very helpful info-graphic explaining 'in-a-nutshell' how Referral Link works: If you want to learn more, or you'd like to test out Referral Link at... Read More