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Crowd HR, Can it Be Far Behind?

By: Jerry Thurber Tuesday October 7, 2014 comments

Business (and working for a business) is basically akin to a dictatorship: sometimes a benevolent dictator (we call these employee centric companies; they win awards such as the Best Place to Work) and sometimes they are full blown autocratic dictatorships (we call these companies shareholder driven and they win accolades for returning good shareholder value). Though they may not admit it, HR works well within this structure. Face it: HR has always been about control. HR likes things neat and tidy. HR likes rules, consistency, playbooks. They... Read More


Company Branding to Attract Talent

By: Casey Siewert Friday August 15, 2014 comments

Do you recruit based on job qualifications alone, or is the best person for the job one that would fit into your company culture? Can your most sought after talent identify with your brand? Are your emplHere are some great ideas on how to sell, and the benefits of selling your brand to attract future employees . And, because its Friday: here are some hilarious horrible recruiting videos: ... 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


Boost Your Passive Recruiting Game

By: Casey Siewert Thursday July 17, 2014 comments Tags: passive recruiting

Boost Your Passive Recruiting Game

Are you an order-filler, or are you a recruiter ? Sometimes even if your title says "recruiter," you don't have time to do what you know you should be doing: finding the best people for the job and getting them to join the company. Depending on your company, you may be getting some good people in your applicant pool, but they might not be the best people for the job. This is where passive recruiting should come into play. "Who has time for passive recruiting?" you're thinking... "I'm just trying to keep up with these open requisitions... 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


Do you post "I'm Hiring!" on LinkedIn?

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday April 15, 2014 comments Tags: Hiring, Human Resources, Networking, Recruiting, Sourcing

Do you post

Are you a recruiter that tries to get great candidates from posting a generic "I'm Hiring for a [job title]" on LinkedIn? Okay, we heard you. Is that all you have to say? Am I supposed to just send over anyone I know that might qualify for the job? Why would I do that? Just because I'm your friend or because I'm connected to you? Probably not. If I see your "I'm Hiring" post on LinkedIn, I breeze right by and move down to someone who is posting some interesting, relevant content that I want to read. Am I the only person that... Read More


What Is A Recruiter's Favorite Board Game?

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday April 1, 2014 comments Tags: Connecting, Human Resources, Networking, Recruiting, Sourcing

What Is A Recruiter's Favorite Board Game?

No, this isn't a joke... Recruiters have many different styles and approaches, but I find that the truly successful ones approach their life (not just their workday) as a big game of Connect Four .  For those of you that remember that game, it's a 2-person game that is played with colored disks in a suspended grid. Each player alternates turns, and the first one to "connect four" of their disks in a row (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) wins. I didn't know this when I was a kid, but there's a mathematical formula whereby... 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