Why Flexibility is Important to Your Recruitment Strategy

It is alarming to still hear the challenges that many individuals have once recruited into an organization that describes themselves as providing “flexibility”. In working with professionals of all ages and all organizational levels, it is still evident that many organizations spruik this right during the attraction phase, but once reality hits, clearly do not have an environment that supports flexible work arrangements.

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/flexibility-important-to-recruitment-strategy/

Top Creative Trends to Inspire Recruitment Marketers

Every year, Shutterstock analyzes the data from billions of searches for images, videos, and music, and put together the trends that will likely be emerging in the coming year.

Jorgen Sundberg speaks with Robyn Lange, the Curator for Shutterstock, a global technology company, offering a creative platform for assets, tools, and service with over a 180 million images and 9 million videos from more than 300,000 contributors around the world.

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/creative-trends/

How Sunny Ackerman Reached the Peak of the Staffing Industry

Recruitment has never been a gender-specific industry. It’s not an industry you would say ranks low in terms of equal opportunities for women. Or does it? Yes, we might see a lot of women within recruitment, but are a lot of them taking up leadership roles?

We sit down with Sunny Ackerman, a woman who is often found pioneering the discussion and promotion of women in the workplace. With more than 20 years of staffing experience, she is recognized by the Global Power 100 as one of the most influential women in staffing.

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/sunny-ackerman/

What Questions Not to Ask Entry-Level Employees

Finding entry-level jobs is seemingly the most daunting activity for a fresh graduate. Armed with a degree, mostly theoretical knowledge and measured practical experience that in most real-life situations count for nothing. More to fret about if you took a gap year or more to explore other interests, now you feel like fish in fresh waters who’s lingered in the shallow end for far too long. All the more reason to dive in the deep, dark and frightful waters quickly but you’re unaware.

More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/what-questions-not-to-ask-entry-level-employees

William Almonte – Online Recruitment Versus Traditional Recruitment

Time is rolling faster than ever with the emergence of Internet system. Using online procedure has changed the entire perspective of approach to jobs and people are getting employed every day with its help. The thing is about being at right place at the right, which has been made possible by online recruitment. You can get a job before even knowing at the speed of light.

More information: http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/william-almonte-online-recruitment-versus-traditional-recruitment

Questions to Ask When Setting up a Recruitment Advertising Contract

It has been reported that jobseekers use, on average, a total of 16 different sources when searching for a role. This statistic – from the Candidate Behaviour Survey by Careerbuilder – highlights the importance of for employers to use a range of complementary resources to advertise their jobs to ensure the best level of reach.
More information: http://www.webrecruit.co.uk/employer-blog/in-house-recruiter/questions-to-ask-when-setting-up-a-recruitment-advertising-contract


I was at the bank with my son the other day and it got me thinking. Each day I put any spare change into a jar in the kitchen that we refer to as “The Sam Fund.” Every penny gets put into his savings account, along with any money he earns, finds or receives as a gift. When the jar gets filled (or my 12-year-old can’t restrain himself), we head off to the coin counter at the bank.

More information: http://blog.smashfly.com/2018/02/27/how-to-use-ai-in-recruiting/


I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I attended a recruiting event as a candidate. But I still vividly remember what I hated about those events.

Here’s the short list:

  • Walking into the expo hall and not knowing where the heck to go, who to talk to, or what each employer was looking for. I was a journalism major, so I was rarely high on anyone’s list and the brands everyone knew were always crowded.

More information: http://blog.smashfly.com/2018/02/28/how-to-promote-recruiting-events/


Is it just me, or did February feel especially short this year? Seriously, that month flew by. Between the release of our new Recruitment Marketing Benchmarks Report, SourceCon and a new partnership with Paradox Olivia, it’s been a busy time at SmashFly. With all that, I’m still reading and sharing my favorite recruitment marketing articles. Check them out!

More information: http://blog.smashfly.com/2018/03/02/the-best-recruitment-marketing-articles-of-the-week-march-2/

Why Sourcing Isn’t Recruiting – and its Impact on the Hiring Process

The success of any business or organization, regardless of how big or small, depends on a well-crafted marketing strategy and a robust hiring process.

Employers have to pay special attention to the people they hire and for the most part these days the hiring process involves both sourcing and recruiting.

It’s not uncommon for organizations to identify these two distinctly different processes (sourcing and recruiting) as the same thing. Sourcing and recruiting aren’t simply two words that refer to the same process; understanding (and accepting!) their differences will help organizations find the best match for a certain position.

More information: http://recruitloop.com/blog/sourcing-isnt-recruiting-impact-hiring/