We’re not the only ones though, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to search the web for the 10 top recruiting blogs published in 2016.
With proactive recruiting becoming more and more important to hiring success, we’ve chosen to focus on recruiting blogs that we think will help companies develop that part of their recruiting engine.
So, without further ado, here is our selection of the top recruiting blogs of 2016:
A former magician and Junior Olympic springboard diver, Wharton professor Adam Grant spends his days interviewing “originals”.
Originals are candidates that offer your company something different. They question decisions and aren’t afraid to carve out their own course.
They’re the kind of big picture thinkers that make game changing hires, and Grant’s article serves as a great playbook for the best ways to approach them, (it even includes example interview questions!)
Grant focuses on the benefits of hiring originals for startups, but this piece offers a lot to anyone looking to hire out of the box thinkers.Yes, there are risks of hiring too many originals — but it’s even riskier to hire too few. Click To Tweet
What’s your plan to attract the candidates that aren’t applying?
Greg Savage, argues that the answer is not to throw money at job boards and traditional recruiting tactics. Instead, you need fresh, innovative solutions to attract top talent.
Often these solutions are closer to home than you might think. Savage shares that “recruiters with more than 100,000 candidates on their CRM find that 70% of the candidates they source already exist on their CRM”. This should be where every talent search begins!Throw out your 1990’s candidate playbook. Invest in social and digital and technology. Click To Tweet
Perfect for anyone who aspires to be a leading talent scout, this article breaks down some of the best ways to uncover the very best talent, (we’re talking about the candidates that no one else knows how to find!)
Sourcing master Glen Cathey shares his ideas on how to unearth these people, and walks you through the 5 levels of talent mining.
He asks us to “forget Boolean” (anyone can write a Boolean string), and start thinking about different ways to “retrieve” candidate information and the “science” of searching the internet.Basic searches only return a small % of available talent Click To Tweet
Content is fast becoming an essential part of any successful Employer Branding strategy. Companies are starting to throw resources into
Andy Headworth reminds us though, that often we’re forgetting a simple question. Is your content actually interesting?
With the sheer volume of different online information, it’s hard to attract and keep candidate attention if you’re not producing content that is unique and relevant to your target audience. For anyone wondering how to do this, Headworth has some great ideas on where to start.If you find something boring then so will your audience, so don’t share it with them! Click To Tweet
Snapchat’s latest recruiting campaign (using Snapchat filters to target employees at companies like Uber and Pinterest) shows us just how far some companies will go to poach the very best talent.
It’s not just Silicon Valley giants like Snapchat though, Erica Dhawan breaks down exactly how competitive today’s talent market has become. To connect with great candidates, you need to “reimagine the possibilities of leveraging all kinds of networks.”
Ultimately, Dhawan recommends treating candidates like customers and designing recruiting strategies that fit their behaviour and online habits.Stop going to the usual places and doing the usual things. Click To Tweet
The ability to make people open, read and click your emails has always been a skill that marketers pride themselves on.
When it comes to nurturing passive talent though, recruiters are starting to rely on tactics from the marketing toolbox to get candidates interested in their opportunities.
This can be pretty new to recruiters though, so David Smooke has pulled together great advice from 10 marketers on how to run email marketing campaigns for recruiting. This is a great post for anyone that is starting to think about candidate nurture.Happily employed passive talent generally isn’t paying attention Click To Tweet
Recruiting is never easy, but Matt Charney argues that often recruiters make it harder than it needs to be.
By working in silos and trying to figure out the intricacies of sourcing and screening independently, recruiters often fall foul of the same mistakes.
Charney breaks down 5 big mistakes that you could be making right now, while providing a little snark along the way.The only “best practices” are the ones that work for you in practice. Click To Tweet
The “sourcing hacks” that used to work are no longer effective, the emails that used to flood your inbox with replies are falling on deaf ears, the people that used to apply are no longer listening.
Marvin Smith believes that the digital era has disrupted the way that talent teams used to connect with candidates. If companies want to be successful, they need to make big changes to the way that they try to source and attract talent.
Recruiters need to go back to the drawing board, and must remember that candidates are now in the driving seat.Target talent determines our brand based on how we treat them Click To Tweet
While Aline Lerner‘s excellent blog is targeted at startups, it offers plenty of advice that is relevant to companies of all shapes and sizes.
Lerner breaks down the characteristics that make a great recruiting hire, and makes the point that things like hustle, sales and marketing chops, and writing ability are more important than experience.Don’t get caught up by flashy employment history; hustle trumps brands Click To Tweet
Social Talent pull data from both LinkedIn’s latest Global Recruiting Trends and Global Staffing Trends reports to break down the 5 key trends that you have to be aware of as we move into 2017.
2017 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Employer Brand”. 80% of talent leaders agree that their organisation’s employer brand has a “significant” impact on its ability to attract and hire great talent, so it will be more important than ever before to ensure that your brand is competitive.
This article is great for anyone concerned with staying ahead as we move into 2017.Research suggests that a consumer needs to be exposed to a brand 6x before they recognise it Click To Tweet
These top recruiting articles are a great starting point, but if you’re looking for other tactics and tools to improve your team’s recruiting results, take a look at the Beamery Academy. It’s stuffed full of actionable ebooks, courses and whitepapers that will help you take your team to the next level.