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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


Why Does Employee Engagement Matter?

By: Casey Siewert Wednesday March 5, 2014 comments Tags: Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Recruiting

What is Employee Engagement, and why does it matter to my organization? It is the heartbeat of your organization. It's ensuring your employees care about the outcome of their work. Not just for the bottom-line, but to contribute to something bigger, and to have a purpose in their work. It's making sure your top talent doesn't leave and go to your competition. It's the reason your top talent wants to refer their top-talent friends to work with them. Think it's not a big deal? You might be right. Then again, you might not... Read More


Free Publicity. Chopping Superfluous Job Descriptions. Internal Branding. Job Fairs. University Contacts.

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday January 21, 2014 comments Tags: Job Descriptions, Networking, Recruiting, Referral Link

Free Publicity. Chopping Superfluous Job Descriptions. Internal Branding. Job Fairs. University Contacts.

These are some of the key points from last Thursday's " Where Oh Where Have All the Candidates Gone ?" workshop, sponsored by the Larimer County Workforce Center and presented by Carrie Pinsky . In attendance were a handful of HR Professionals and Recruiters from local companies, who were all faced with their own unique sourcing challenges. From how to handle employee referrals without giving too much preferential treatment, to building candidate pipelines and even where to find entry-level candidates. Carrie presented a few ideas... Read More


Best Responses to the "Tell Me a Joke..." Interview Question:

By: Casey Siewert Tuesday January 7, 2014 comments Tags: Hiring, job interviews, Recruiting

Best Responses to the

Have you ever been asked in an interview to tell a joke? This could pose to be a real problem if you don't have a clean, non-offensive joke in your back pocket. In fact, whether you've been asked this in an interview or not, its always a good idea to have a clean, non-offensive joke in your back pocket. Here are some great ones that we found: " Two antennas met on a roof . They fell in love and got married. The wedding wasn't much, but the reception was great." "A woman proudly told her friend, 'I'm responsible for making my... Read More


Will you Find Your Next Hire Using "Social Evidence"?

By: Jerry Thurber Thursday December 19, 2013 comments Tags: Big Data, Hiring, Human Resources, Recruiting, Referral Link, Social Evidence

Do really talented people spend time on the internet? There is evidence that they do. So if these really smart people are out there leaving an electronic footprint - can you use it to find them when you need them? Can this information be used to find contractors, consultants and your next great new-hire? Linked In is betting you can. So is Facebook and... That is the idea behind Social Evidence based recruiting. Jamey Jeff the co-founder of  Remarkable Hire  wrote in a blog post entitled  What is Social Evidence? How it will... Read More