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3 Ways to Create Compelling Job Titles that Attract the Best Candidates

3 Ways to Create Compelling Job Titles that Attract the Best Candidates

June 28th, 2016

Kevin Walker, Director of Employee Insights at Indeed.com shared a great example of just that. He explains, “A company was advertising a position using the title ‘Marketing Coordinator 3’”, a vague title that could really mean anything. “By changing the title to ‘Marketing Event Coordinator’, the number of candidates that looked at the full job posting increased 300% for the organic listing, and 1000% on the sponsored listing”, said Walker.

Meet the Headhunter: Mark Rouse, Toronto Marketing Recruiter

Meet the Headhunter: Mark Rouse, Toronto Marketing Recruiter

June 24th, 2016

There’s a story about Pablo Picasso that speaks well to the enormous time investment that recruiters make (to know the candidate market, to really understand the industry we serve) well in advance of actually being engaged in a search. It goes; a woman sees Pablo Picasso sitting on a park bench, idly sketching. She approaches and asks for sketch. He says yes, does it and as he hands it to her says “that will be $5000.” The woman is outraged and says “that only took you 15 minutes!” to which Picasso replies, “No Madam, that took me 40 years.”

3 Ways to Avoid Losing New Hires to Counter Offers

3 Ways to Avoid Losing New Hires to Counter Offers

June 23rd, 2016

“So you’ve found the perfect candidate. You offer them the job and they accept! Everything is going swimmingly, recruiter life is good. But then in a couple of days…maybe a week or two, you get a phone call or email from that perfect candidate saying that they’ve decided to stay with their current company because they’ve been given an offer that they can’t refuse.”

Recruiting Trends: Happy Employees Are Considering Leaving

Recruiting Trends: Happy Employees Are Considering Leaving

June 21st, 2016

While most of the attention in the recruiting industry is focused on finding and hiring top candidates, this is just one part of the equation. Many companies relax once they make a big acquisition – something that could be a big mistake.

8 Benefits of Maintaining Your Marketing Talent Pool

8 Benefits of Maintaining Your Marketing Talent Pool

June 17th, 2016

With candidates more willing to make career changes and with so much change in the marketing industry, your organization needs to have a constant flow of talent to maintain flexibility, fill talent shortages, and achieve your performance targets consistently.

How to Avoid the Hassle and Costs of a Bad Hire

How to Avoid the Hassle and Costs of a Bad Hire

June 16th, 2016

Hiring the wrong person for the job can have a big impact on your company. Whether they lack the necessary skills or are a poor culture fit for your company, a bad hire can cost your company in many ways

3 Tips to Recruit the Millennial Generation

3 Tips to Recruit the Millennial Generation

June 14th, 2016

The need to better understand and attract millennials is only going to become more important to your company’s success as more and more baby boomers retire in the next decade.

Group Interview? 5 Great Tips for Finance Candidates to Follow

Group Interview? 5 Great Tips for Finance Candidates to Follow

June 10th, 2016

If you have a group interview coming up, here are a number of tips to put the best foot forward and get a call back to the next round of interviews…

Do You Have the Top Skills Companies Want in Future Candidates?

Do You Have the Top Skills Companies Want in Future Candidates?

June 9th, 2016

The skills employers seek are ever-evolving. While core skills such as effective communication, project management, people skills, and skills that are specific to your career specialization will always be a requirement, there is an ongoing change in other skills that companies want from job candidates.