Jobvite Blog: The Place Where Recruiters Gather

2017 Recruiter Nation Report: Evaluating the Perfect Hire with Deal-Breakers, Biases and Best Practice

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: people are the lifeblood of any company, big or small. Without talented, dedicated employees, any business ceases to function as it needs to.

For recruiters, that means the stakes are high. Bringing in talent — quality, enthusiastic, skilled, great talent, no less — has never been more difficult. It’s a job seeker’s market, as you know, meaning that recruiters are at the whim of what their candidates decide. As renowned author Flannery O'Connor once said, “A good man [or, in this case, employee] is hard to find.”

At the end of the day, though, “good” talent is simply a reflection of a recruiter’s judgment — whether they believe this person will be able to get the job done, get along with the rest of the company, and grow alongside it. So what goes into that judgment? A whole lot, from biases implicit and explicit to hands-down deal-breakers to key traits that have proven to make a solid employee.

Read More

What Recruiting and Baseball Have in CommonRecruiting gets compared to many disciplines: sales, for one; college admissions; gatekeepers; the faces of a company. While recruiting is actually a very nuanced industry, it touches many different kinds of tasks. But one comparison I...Read More
Jobvite & IDC: Jumpstart Your Talent AnalyticsThe world is rapidly changing, and nowhere is that more obvious than in Talent Acquisition, which is evolving from a cost center to highly impactful business driver. How can your organization make the switch? The answer:...Read More
Boost Your Brand with a Magnetic Career SiteYour career site is a candidate’s first introduction to your employment brand. Is your site creating the best possible first impression? If you answered no, then it may be time for a career site overhaul. But...Read More
Millennial Men and Women: The Way They WorkIntroduction The differences between men and women have long been made into major hype — and now, a new generation is being subjected to comparisons and contrasts: millennials. If men are from Mars and women are...Read More
Four Famous Movie Scenes That Showed Us What Not to Do in a Job InterviewRecruiters need jobs too — and sometimes, we need new ones. And while we’ve gotten tons of practice helping other people find jobs, when it comes to asking for advice, we sometimes don’t know where to...Read More
Prepping For The Big Interview, Recruiter EditionWhen you have a candidate you really want to hire, you’ll likely go to pretty great lengths to make sure him or her comes on board. Maybe she’s the most in-demand engineer on the market, or...Read More
How AI and Automation Will Change RecruitingOver the last decade or so, one major pattern has emerged across businesses and workforces in America: every company is a tech company. I’ve been saying this phrase for a few years now (much to the...Read More
How Important is Recruiting in Healthcare?Apple is among the largest corporations in the world. It has approximately 66,000 employees and most recently had 1900 open positions. Mass General Hospital is one of the top hospitals in the nation with approximately 26,000...Read More
5 Ways to Expedite the Hiring ProcessHow long does it take your company to hire a new employee? More importantly, how long are new employees likely to stay aboard? With today’s unemployment rates skirting an all-time low, and employees demanding more fulfilling...Read More
Want More?
See the entire Jobvite Recruiting Platform.

Recruit, source, and onboard great talent
all within a single platform.

Watch PLATFORM PRODUCT TOUR