Forget summer vacation. For recruiters, the several months following graduation are often the busiest of the entire year. And it’s no wonder. With about 2.8 million new college graduates expected to enter the workforce this season, recruiters have their work cut out for them when it comes to finding the best of the bunch. But grabbing the attention of today’s innovative, tech-savvy grads is no easy feat—recruiters have to put in an extra effort to attract, hire, and retain this talented crew. Learn how your brand can go beyond the career fair to bring in top-tier candidates with our latest infographic.
Have you registered for Jobvite Summit ‘16 yet? This is a can’t-miss event for those of you in the talent acquisition industry. There are so many ways to maximize your time—and your return—at Summit this year. Whether you’re interested in growing your professional network, seeking an in-depth education on the latest recruiting techniques, taking a deep dive into Jobvite technology, or re-connecting with your peers in the talent industry, Summit has something for everyone. And what’s more, you can even earn HRCI credit for attending Summit sessions.
Once upon a time, job satisfaction was a reliable indicator of how long employees could be expected to stick around. Today, however, the correlation isn’t so clear-cut. More than half of happily employed workers say they’re open to a new opportunity, while 35% of all job seekers say that they change positions every 1-5 years. To win the affection of today’s job-hopping generation, companies need to stay up-to-date on where job seekers are finding work, how they’re researching company culture, and what they value most when assessing new opportunities. Read our 2016 Job Seeker Nation Study infographic to get the scoop.
Many people think that the terms recruitment and talent acquisition are synonymous, but companies who keep an eye on the big picture know there’s an important difference between the two. Recruitment and talent acquisition are comparable to short-term and long-term—quick fixes versus long-term planning. Both approaches may be used depending on the circumstances, but one tends to be tactical in nature and the other, strategic.
According to Jobvite’s Job Seeker Nation Study, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates. Are you utilizing LinkedIn to its full recruiting potential? Here we’ll look at 10 ways you could use LinkedIn better to attract, source and approach your ideal target candidates.
You just opened a new requisition and now you need a job posting. Many people don’t give the job posting the thought and time it deserves—it’s too easy during our busy workday to just cut and paste an old job posting and tune it for the new role. But this is your time to make a great first impression with the right candidates. You have only a few seconds and a few hundred words—but that can make all the difference in attracting the candidate of your dreams and helping them decide your position is a must-have.
Jobvite Summit ’16 kicks off in less than one month and this is one awesome event you can’t afford to miss! Our theme this year is “Recruiting Reimagined” and our goal is to inspire you to reimagine your recruiting strategy. At Summit ‘16, we’ll provide you with the tools to do just that. Nowhere else will you be able to hobnob with industry influencers and thought leaders, connect with your peers, and dive deep into the hottest topics in talent acquisition today. No question Jobvite Summit ’16 provides a unique learning opportunity you just can’t find anywhere else.
Applicant tracking systems are here to stay: some surveys put the number of companies using them at 75% or higher. Applicant tracking systems provide an immense help in all aspects of talent acquisition and recruiting. The first step, where job applicants will encounter them, is in the entry-level task of reading resumes.
Mobile devices have displaced the desktop as the primary means to access the web and interact with the world at large. As early as 2012, 80% of people didn’t leave home without their mobile device according to a research report from Google. Mobility—in all its various forms—has transformed how we interact with each other and the digital world. For those of us in the talent acquisition space the rise of mobile is driving the need for a mobile-friendly candidate experience. According to Kelton Research, an astounding 86% of active candidates begin their job search from a smartphone. That means that the vast majority of candidates will have their first interaction with your company over a mobile device. The question is: are you putting your best mobile foot forward?
Imagine you are in charge of global online toaster sales at Amazon.com. Your job is to sell as many toasters as possible. Do you sell more toasters when customers can buy with one click of a button, or when they have to fill out a long payment form?
In the fast paced, competitive world of B2B software, it’s very easy to focus on… well, the business. We might tend to act as if a business isn’t a group of actual humans that have come together to create a product and provide customer service for other humans. It is sometimes too easy to spend lot of time contemplating ROI, budgets and strategic plans, which definitely are important, but definitely aren’t the only important factors.
Jobvite Summit ’16 is only six weeks away and we are gearing up for our annual user conference gathering May 17-18 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in beautiful downtown San Francisco. This year’s theme is all about “Recruiting Reimagined.” In today’s fiercely competitive talent market, the companies that recruit successfully are the ones that constantly find ways to innovate, optimize, and stand out from the crowd. At this year’s Summit, we’ll inspire you to reimagine every stage of the recruiting funnel—from hello to hire.
Recently, I had the good fortune of attending SourceCon in Orlando. The conference was all about how to optimize your sourcing strategies and technology. As the distinction between recruiting and marketing has steadily blurred, many talent acquisition organizations are struggling to figure out how to strike the right balance. There’s no question relationship-centric recruiting has become a critical component of attracting top talent today. More and more companies are recognizing that recruitment starts well before the application process and goes far beyond job postings and simple job alerts. But how to do that effectively? That’s where technology comes in.
Every day, thousands of customers in 160 countries use Jobvite to source the best talent on the market, grow employee referrals, create amazing candidate experiences, and lower recruiting marketing costs for their organizations. Innovation in recruiting technology is a two-way street. It doesn’t happen without our customers! Our customers expect the highest standards in talent and technology, and we are driven to meet and exceed their expectations by creating innovative recruiting technology that serves their unique sourcing strategies.
It’s a job seekers market and top talent is in high demand. In today’s hot market, attracting the right candidates is more difficult than ever. So how do you stand out and turn your best candidates into new hires? Providing a great candidate experience throughout the interview and offer process is the key to closing the deal with top talent. Follow these no-fail five steps to deliver a killer candidate experience and watch your close rates soar.
We’re excited to debut the 2016 Job Seeker Nation report, Jobvite’s annual study that is chock full of insights about the behaviors, views, and anxieties of the modern American workforce. Now in its seventh year, this year’s report finds the state of work in flux as today’s job seekers adjust to a new reality where job tenure is shorter and the hunt for new opportunities is constant.
Recruiters are no strangers to social media. In the realm of candidate sourcing, it’s now seen by many as indispensable. For candidate attraction, social media has become an essential channel. But what of employer branding? How crucial is it that your company invests in strengthening its employer brand on social media? My experiences suggest it’s absolutely essential – and here I’ll share why.
A company is the sum of its employees. It’s the employees that create the excitement, culture, and the spirit of the organization. At Jobvite, we are fortunate to have an amazing team of smart, motivated employees who work hard everyday and who enjoy working together. To show our appreciation for all you do, we are launching the Employee Spotlight, a regular blog series in which we’ll highlight a different employee and their role on a quarterly basis. This quarter we are recognizing Candace Deanes, our outgoing, multitasking Executive Assistant extraordinaire.
It’s the nightmare that keeps us all up at night. Your cloud-based software vendor goes down for an extended period of time and your mission-critical business applications are unavailable. Your business grinds to an abrupt halt. It’s like when your Internet goes down and everyone takes a long lunch—nothing gets done. Worse than the impact of a Software as a Service (SaaS) outage internally, is when it affects your brand externally.
Today is International Women’s Day, a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to recognize and appreciate the contributions of the women at Jobvite–all incredibly talented and wicked smart.