OK, so the economy is not looking its best these days. Nonetheless, companies still need to hire – and hire strong!
You may be thinking that recruiting is easier these days. Well, if you are looking for applicant numbers, then yes, the task is easier. You will absolutely receive more responses to job postings than you did in July 2008, but the quality of those responses will likely be lower. Those who are unemployed are responding to as many openings as they can find.
Are you burning precious time reviewing applicants that don’t match your needs?
You have spent a small fortune on recruitment ads, job boards and resume databases. You’ve kept those resumes, notes and feedback in your candidate database. When a position opens up you immediately go to the database and search for candidates who have shown an interest in your company in the past. Regardless of the position they applied for previously, the most qualified candidate is right at your fingertips!
Are you using the information that you’ve paid for in the past – first?
You’ve hired some really talented people lately. Congratulations! Now, if only you could find more just like them. Well, you can – have you asked them for referrals? Have you openly promoted your referral bonus to your new hires? Great people hang out with other great people –start collecting names and numbers.
Wouldn’t you rather pay a bonus to hire great than a job board fee to hire from the cloud?
Fact #1 – Big Job Board candidate participation has decreased 500% in the last 2 years
Fact #2 – Job Search Aggregators will poll your corporate site if you optimize it for search.
Fact #3 – Google is rapidly becoming the job search tool of choice
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