Monday Mar 09, 2015

Recruitment Marketing 101: What Recruiters Can Learn from Marketers

By Mike Vilimek

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In 1997, Steven Hankin of McKinsey & Company coined the phrase “the war for talent.” Ever since then it’s been used extensively to describe the challenges organizations face finding and attracting top talent. There are no shortage of studies and statistics to prove the existence of these challenges. Fast forward to 2014 where Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte updates Mr. Hankin’s phrase with, “the war for talent is over, the talent won.

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Wednesday Nov 19, 2014

Recruiting via Social Sourcing and Viral Job Sharing

By Jim Lein - Originally posted on Oracle Midsize

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What’s the First Thing You’d Do If You Were Looking for a Job? A conversation about modern talent sourcing with Richard Atkins, EVP of Certus Solutions Not that I’m looking for a new job…but if I were, I’d do two things. First, I’d tell everyone I know. Second, I’d make sure all my social profiles are putting my best foot forward. I came to those conclusions after my recent conversation with Richard Atkins, EVP of Oracle Cloud Applications at Certus Solutions.

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Friday Oct 24, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Need to Reinvent Your Recruitment Process

By Gessica Chies

wowLooking at the new waves of change in the way people are approaching the job marketplace, let’s summarize here the reasons why you should re-consider your Recruitment process and make it evolve, using the new challenges as opportunities.

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Wednesday Oct 15, 2014

People Shopping: Social HR and Recruiting

By Mike Stiles - Originally posted on Oracle Social Spotlight

wow“We have an opening.  I’d better start looking for somebody.” If those words ever ran through your head, you confirmed you’re already behind the 8-ball when it comes to social HR and social recruitingToday, you should ALWAYS be scouting and courting talent. It’s a perpetual process, and because it is, social is at the forefront of it.

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Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

Social Sourcing: Dive Into New Talent Pools

By Janie Smith - Originally posted on HC Online

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As an HR professional, it’s one thing to promote your organisation to an existing “customer base” of potential job candidates – but how do you go about attracting a whole new base? Social sourcing is the key, according to Oracle vice president of human capital management, Aaron Green.

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Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

12 Steps to Building an Effective Talent Pipeline

By Niraj Kaushik - Originally posted on people matters

wowOrganizations need to define, attract, and develop the right mix of critical talent to support and grow their businesses. To ensure a flow of the right talent for these roles over time, the best practice is for organizations to build critical-talent pipelines.

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Monday Jul 28, 2014

Which Sourcing Channel is Increasing in Popularity?

By Richard Doherty

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If the following recent article is anything to go by - Startup Ups the Ante for Employee Referrals – an incredible $20K referral bonus for employees - employee referral programs are certainly increasing in popularity! Given that referred employees typically perform better and are 15% less likely to quit than other types of new hires and referral programs can open up difficult to access talent pools, this makes perfect business sense.

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Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying an ATS

By Erik Lee

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It is no surprise that the workforce landscape is constantly shifting. According to the Hay Group’s 2013 study and reports from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 37 million people, approximately 23.2% of the workplace, will be in transition within the next 4 years. In addition, millennials will make up half the workplace by 2020. With countless other statistic and reports confirming the evolution of the workforce, companies will have to adapt to the transforming face of working America.

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Monday May 05, 2014

Should Recruiters Have Marketing Experience?

By Mike Vilimek

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The term ‘Recruitment Marketing’ has been generating a lot of buzz in recruitment circles for quite some time now. Contrary to what many recruitment technology vendors may say, Recruitment Marketing is not a product or feature, but rather an increasingly critical competency of a successful recruiting organization. 

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Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

Applying for a Job the Modern HR Way

By Steve Viarengo

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Remember the days of walking into a business and seeing a sign that said “We are hiring, see us for an application”? The fact that your loyal customers are people who know and enjoy your product or service and have the potential to be your best employees is not new and will likely never change.

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Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

The Art of Conducting Job Interviews

By Anadi Upadhyaya 

wowI have always enjoyed the process of identifying, attracting and selecting the best talent. Hiring is one of those processes which uses both science (i.e. data science) and art. There are tools and techniques which help you to attract and shortlist candidates worthy for a job interview. Recruiting tools embedded with insightful analytics and various forms of preliminary tests help you to understand candidates better, but final selection is mostly a human driven process and it’s not yet a science.

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Monday Mar 17, 2014

What Does Kevin Bacon have to do with Recruiting?

By Mike Vilimek

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Most of you have probably heard of it. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game invented in 1994 where players challenge each other to find the shortest path of connections between a given actor and Kevin Bacon, where two actors are connected if they have appeared in a movie or commercial together. The game was based on the Six Degrees of Separation concept.

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Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Hitachi Transforms Human Capital Management Practices to Embrace Social Sourcing

By Alison Weiss - Originally posted on Profit

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Talent sourcing and recruiting have always focused on connecting employers with skilled candidates, but today more organizations are taking advantage of social media to improve the chances of making a good match. In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management reported that 77 percent of organizations used social networking sites to recruit potential job candidates in 2012 compared to just 56 percent in 2011. 

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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Can Your Candidates Apply for Jobs on Mobile Devices? Marriott’s Can.

By Mike Vilimek

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Recently, Oracle HCM customer Marriot International garnered some press for rolling out a new mobile website allowing their job seekers to easily apply for positions via their mobile devices. A Washington Post article had this say:

“With its new offering, Marriott is hoping to position itself at the leading edge of what it expects will be a major transformation in the way talent acquisition takes place."

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Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

7 Steps To Cut Recruiting Costs & Drive Exceptional Business Results

By Steve Viarengo - Originally posted on Oracle for Midsize Companies

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In good times, trimming operational costs is an ongoing goal. In tough times, it’s a necessity. In both good times and bad, however, recruiting occurs. Growth increases headcount in good times, and opportunistic or replacement hiring occurs in slow business cycles. By employing creative recruiting strategies in tandem with the latest technology developments, you can reduce recruiting costs while driving exceptional business results.

Here are some critical areas to focus on.

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