Published by : Peter Weddle

Chatbots Raise the Level of Conversation

Is your company thinking about investing in a recruiting chatbot? If so, remember this: all chatbots are not created equal. The trick to maximizing the return on your investment is to get the bot that best fits within your budget while upgrading your candidate experience. Chatbots are already familiar features in the online commercial marketplace.

The Next Mobile Era

Let’s begin by reviewing the history of mobile applications in online sourcing and job search. The first stage, of course, was to make job boards and other employment sites (your corporate career page, for example) accessible from smartphones. The use of those devices in the U.S. lagged the experience in other parts of the world,

Getting Past Consideration

The news couldn’t have been better. A recent LinkedIn survey found that 90 percent of all workers would now consider a new job. Impressive as that figure is, a 2010 Spherion Staffing Services survey reported an even higher result, with 95 percent of its respondents saying they were willing to look at alternative employment opportunities.

The Machines Are Coming (and that’s a good thing)

Have you ever asked yourself: • Which job boards should you use to get the best candidates for each of your open jobs? • How can you avoid overspending for applicants when you have enough for an opening? • When should you invest more in order to attract more candidates for a critical vacancy? Well,

The Rise of Fake Applicants

The Web is teeming with fake applicants. According to a report this month by DeviceAtlas, a software company, almost half of all Internet traffic (a whopping 48 percent) is now generated by bots and crawlers. A bot or Web robot is a piece of software designed to visit online sites and perform a specific activity

Two Dynamics for Job Board Growth

Like all industries, the job board business is powered by the ebb and flow of dynamics.  The dictionary defines that term as “the forces or properties that stimulate growth, development, or change within a system or process.”  Dynamics are organizing principles that gain the power to shape the present (and often the future) by becoming

Capitalize on the Barbie Effect

It didn’t exactly set the recruiting blogosphere on fire, but there was big news from Mattel recently that offered an important lesson for job boards.  The company reported that Barbie sales surged 23 percent in the second quarter of this year thanks to its introduction of a more diverse and distinctive set of figures.  In

The TAtech Conference & Expo

The State-of-the-Art in Talent Acquisition Technology & Strategy Hotel Room Offer Ends on July 31st – Don’t Miss Out! The TAtech Conference & Expo has a single and unique goal.  It is 100% dedicated to Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™. To be held September 19-21, 2016 at The Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, this

The TAtech Conference & Expo

The State-of-the-Art in Talent Acquisition Technology & Strategy Hotel Room Offer Ends on July 31st – Don’t Miss Out! The TAtech Conference & Expo has a single and unique goal.  It is 100% dedicated to Optimizing the RECRUITER Experience™.  With that kind of focus, you can be sure it will attract talent acquisition and HR

Tech Insights for the Savvy Recruiter

Next Practice: Add Employee Reflections to Employee Referrals Done well, employee referral programs leverage the social media and other contacts of an organization’s workers to connect with high caliber, passive prospects.  In most cases, however, the resulting outreach is narrowcast to the specific subset of individuals appropriate for a particular opening.  While this approach does