Technology has enabled a nonstop job search. According to the 2015 Jobvite Job Seeker Nation Study, 45 percent of employees surveyed would switch jobs, even though they are satisfied with their current one.
Recruiting is always a challenge—but when you’re trying to fill jobs in a rapidly growing organization, the challenge can feel overwhelming. Not only do you need to staff key positions quickly without compromising on applicant quality or overreaching your budget, but you need the right technology to make it possible.
The world of marketing, more specifically the dynamics of the typical marketing department, has become increasingly complex, which has made it increasingly complicated to attract and recruit marketers who fit in well with the rest of your team. The skills required to effectively run a successful marketing department have evolved and, as such, the best candidates are quickly snapped up.
That’s right—it’s once again time for Jobvite’s annual user conference! But heads up: Summit’15 is now a regional event! We are hosting three one-day events in San Francisco, Chicago, AND New York, so more users will have an opportunity to join us.
Yesterday we announced two important silver Stevie wins for the entire Jobvite Customer Success organization—but today, we’re especially excited to brag about our own Jennifer Fray, who won an individual Gold Stevie award for Customer Service Manager of the Year.
We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that for the second year in a row, Jobvite has won two Silver Stevie Awards: one for Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year, and one for Customer Service Department of the Year. Although we were up against fierce competition in the technology and software categories, our outstanding Customer Success organization ultimately prevailed. To say we’re humbled by this honor would be an understatement; we’re kind of in awe. Not just because we placed so highly, but because our Customer Success team is really that good. These folks are the living, breathing embodiment of the word “dedication.” They work tirelessly on behalf of our customers, bringing to life our number one motto here at Jobvite: Customers Matter Most.
If you’re in the recruiting industry, you’ve no doubt heard someone suggest that it’s to your advantage to implement a full HR suite rather than specialized, best-of-breed applications. Suite proponents advocate purchasing an entire software set—even if you don’t need everything that it claims to do—because it’s supposed to be an easier way to connect business systems. And you, as a recruiter or hiring manager, just want things to be easy. Right?
There may be no one more versed in the practice of recruitment than a sports coach. Each year, NFL coaches enter a season of changing contracts, trade offers, and draft pick considerations. If anyone knows the ins and outs, dos and don’ts, tips and tricks of finding and securing the right talent, it’s probably these guys.
Heads up, Job Seekers: Data from our Social Recruiting Survey makes it clear that recruiters are inspecting your profiles, posts, and tweets. Are you broadcasting something that turns employers off?
Take a look at our new infographic below to learn what types of posts recruiters consider to be red flags. You’ll also see where they’re most likely to look you up, and what profile details matter most. And remember, it’s never too late to examine—or improve—your online presence.
Jobvite’s eBook, “Smartphone, Dumb Recruiting: Why Mobile is a Must,” takes a look at common errors that might hinder your success, while offering critical tips to help you close the chasm that separates you from today’s young, skilled, and mobile workforce.
The economy is reviving, the job market continues to grow, and job seekers are on the prowl. Our 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study, now in its sixth year, once again uncovers the most important facts about what motivates today’s workforce to leave, look for, and land jobs.
The days of post and pray are over. Today’s top candidates are in demand, and they know it. These candidates have trained themselves to tune out the noise—so simply finding them isn’t good enough. To be competitive, you need to provide an interactive experience that highlights why working for your company is a truly unique experience. The Jobvite Engage Strategic Services package is designed to equip you with the innovative tools and proven best practices you need to truly win the war for talent.
We’re unbelievably proud of our Customer Success group and the hard work they accomplish every day. Their dedication to our Jobvite Cares program—combined with the support and satisfaction of our customers—has earned us this distinction two years in a row. We’re truly honored, and we pledge to keep the momentum going!
Recruiting is a fine art. You’re part PR, part private investigator, and part psychic. There is a formula involved, but then there are times when you just have to go with your gut. Everyone collects unlikely success stories — big gambles gone so right, and unfortunate mistake stories — little oversights that taught a big lesson.
We’ve just embarked on a New Year—and that usually compels us to do two things. First, naturally, we look ahead to plan our strategies and actions for the upcoming 12 months. But we also like to look back at where we’ve been, what we’ve seen, and how it influenced us.
As we head into the New Year, the Jobvite team is giving 2014 a thorough evaluation: What worked? What did we accomplish? What did we see the recruiting industry respond to best? What are our customers (and their candidates) asking for? As you might expect, we’re using this insight to map our plans for next year. We want to ensure that what we’ve got in store—and we have a lot in store, believe me—effectively aligns with the needs we’ve seen. And we want to share the actions we think will have the greatest positive impact for recruiters and their companies.
We have some more good news to share: Jobvite Engage recently won a Brandon Hall award for Best Advance in Unique Talent Acquisition Technology! Now entering its 19th year, the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Awards Program recognizes winners in five different categories, as judged by a panel of independent industry subject matter experts and practitioners. Last year, we took home a Silver for Jobvite Hire, and this year we’re thrilled to earn a Gold award!
The Jobvite Customer Success team is, as most of you know well, of tremendous importance to our company. This dedicated group provides the service and support our valued customers deserve, through just about every channel possible. The recent growth and success of this group is owed in large part to David Lahey, who has for the past four years provided his insight and leadership without hesitation.