recruitment

This tag is associated with 59 posts

Social Media – Recruiters and Job Seekers Usage (Infographic)

While social recruiting is by no means a new trend (we are living in the year 2015 after all), it’s processes and it’s nuances are evolving all the time, and it’s importance in recruiting continues to grow. Back in 2010, 78% of recruiters were using LinkedIn to find candidates. 5 years later that percentage has risen to 95%. … Continue reading

US – It is taking longer and longer to fill a job

With the size of the labor force shrinking, it’s no wonder that it is taking longer and longer to fill a job. Now Wanted Technologies, which analyzes online job postings from corporate sites, job boards, and elsewhere, found that for the most in-demand jobs, as determined by the number of ads posted online, job posting time … Continue reading

Labor Shortages in Japan – 32.1% of compagnies had not been able to meet their April–June recruitment targets

In July 2014, Recruit Works Institute, the research division of the HR services giant Recruit Holdings, released a report on companies’ response to the tight labor market. The report was based on 1,000 responses to a June 20–24 nationwide Internet survey targeting people directly or indirectly involved in hiring at private businesses with 30 or … Continue reading

3 Reasons Employers Create Ridiculous Postings

[L]et me give you three reasons why some employers write these unrealistic job descriptions: 1. The employer is inexperienced at hiring (and/or incompetent, but I’m trying to be nice). Not every firm, agency or nonprofit has a crackerjack HR team. At many places, particularly smaller ones, the hiring is handed off to people with little … Continue reading

Recruiting with Social Media – Eight out of 10 HR teams

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy, according to research by online recruitment specialists Konetic. The survey of HR professionals suggests that despite so many using social media, 78% still see its use as a “major challenge” in their recruitment process. Figures released … Continue reading

LinkedIn – The New Recruiting Firm’s Field Guide

We’re excited to introduce you to The Recruiting Firm’s LinkedIn Field Guide, a step-by-step playbook for putting these strategies into practice on LinkedIn. Download this free ebook for best practices to: Build your personal brand and your firm’s brand Engage key talent pools and potential clients Recruit candidates (external and internal) and new clients The … Continue reading

Credential Inflation – An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree

An increasing number of job seekers face being shut out of middle-skill, middle-class occupations by employers’ rising demand for a bachelor’s degree. This credential inflation, or “upcredentialing” is affecting a wide range of jobs from executive assistants to construction supervisors and has serious implications both for workers not seeking a college degree and for employers … Continue reading

US – Headcount additions remain highly targeted in the face of ongoing skills gaps and rising wage pressure says PwC

In the first quarter of this year, 63% of Trendsetter companies told us they’d add staff in the next quarter, the highest level we’ve seen in several years. So we weren’t particularly surprised when the US Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that June’s unemployment rate had dropped to 6.1%. In fact, average unemployment in 2Q14 … Continue reading

Hiring – Employee referrals and internal employees (with 42% of jobs) are the two main source

Employee referrals is still a dominant source of new hires: 25% of new hires results from these referrals. One out of 10 referred candidates gets hired The really interesting new finding is that the lion’s share of jobs is now filled by internal employees! Fully 42% of jobs are filled this way. You can understand … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Employer and Job Seekers

(Guess Posts by by Rebecca Gray) If you happen to be unemployed and have been seeking a position for some time, but have met with little success, you might find yourself confused by recent statistics that indicate a steady decrease in unemployment claims, not to mention the frequently published projections of a rosy employment picture … Continue reading

IT – Jobs being matched with job seekers less efficiently than in the past

Expanding use of technology that uses ultra-specific criteria to screen and winnow candidates may be perpetuating one of the most unusual features of the slow rebound in the U.S. labor market: Despite a steady increase in openings since the recession ended in 2009, these positions are being matched with job seekers less efficiently than in … Continue reading

Screening with Social Media -Tips to make the right hire

Small businesses who don’t have resources to waste, it’s imperative that you make the right hire the first time. One way to help you in the process is to leverage social media to determine if a candidate is being truthful on their resume. You’ll also be able to analyze his or her online identity by … Continue reading

Social Media and Recruiting Tools

Social media is a great way for recruiters to engage passive candidates. There are some great new tools that integrate social media into your talent acquisition efforts. Here are my favorites. Before I start, let me say that this isn’t an exhaustive list meant to exclude; it’s merely meant as some good examples! Zartis and … Continue reading

Mobile Recruitment in the Netherlands

From the perspective of the job seeker it seems that mobile is not hype, as the mobile traffic on career websites is increasing significantly. Since 2011, the amount of mobile traffic has doubled every year. To this date, 22 percent of the total amount of visits is made by a mobile device. The mobile visitor reads … Continue reading

Social Media – 6 Rules for engaging passive candidates

 While there are literally hundreds of social networking tools available, using them to craft a solid strategy to precisely pinpoint and truly engage passive candidates requires persistence, patience, and an understanding of six classic rules of engagement, described in more detail below: First and foremost, think like the passive job candidate Don’t ever stalk community … Continue reading

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives