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Hiring Secrets: The Rise of Content Recruiting

You know social recruiting and you know employer branding, but there is one thing that employers have ignored in their quest to source both passive candidates and active job seekers. That secret? Content Recruiting: The practice of using content marketing to brand and promote your company, and acquire and retain top talent.

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A Hiring Manager’s Guide to the 2015 Fight for Talent

Starting to notice more vacancies, fewer employees, and more resignation letters? More and more people are changing jobs, and hiring managers are scrambling to keep up. It’s a fight for talent, and the best candidates will not be around for long when they hit the market (if they hit the market at all).

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4 Retention Strategies for Companies Not Named Google

Even the smallest companies have the tools available to them to engage, acquire, and retain employees. Maybe you don’t have a private chef, or a Nordic country level time-off package, or even a ping pong table, but there are ways to keep the best employees from leaving in 2015.

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A Hiring Manager’s Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Page

Employer brand may sound like the clichéd term that’s been shunned by recruiters and human resources managers alike, but without the right presence, you will lose candidates. One of the first steps in getting talent interested in your organization is to develop your face on social media.

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The Undying Quest for Passive Candidates & Tips to Sourcing

We’ve been talking a lot recently about the shift of power from organizations to that of candidates. With the increases in hiring, the demand for the right pieces for organizations is outpacing the supply. This means that job seekers are able to make decisions on their terms, leveraging offers and seeking their own ‘perfect fit.’

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Are You Moving Too Slow for Your Candidates?

Many have said, “Hire slow, fire fast.” This is a great statement, promoting deliberation and in-depth decision making within your organization. However, there is an epidemic among hiring organizations—hiring too slow.

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Job Descriptions: 5 Points to Stop Boring Applicants

Candidates have spent the past years applying for jobs in which the hiring organization has had the most power in recent memory. But this is no longer the case. Now, in something we would like to call the second war for talent, the candidate has been gaining power and is now fighting off multiple offers from multiple organizations.

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Easing Candidate Application Pain Points

The battlefield has shifted, and we are now entering into something the likes of which have been unheard since 1999. Candidates are moving into control, and without the right calculations in the battle for candidates, you will be losing top prospects to competitors.

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Six Reasons The War for Talent is Back in Talent Acquisition

Are you ready to make changes to hit the ground running in 2015, or are you expecting business as usual? If you are considering that everything that worked in the past years is going to work next year, you are misguided and will be actively surrendering candidates to competitors. Why? The battlefield is shifting.

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4 Recruiting Trends in 2015 (And How to Succeed)

For recruiters, it’s always about being on the cutting edge—technology, candidate leads, even psychological selling points—and this will help you get your 2015 recruiting strategies in place before it’s too late.

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