THE TECHNACIOUS RECRUITER

The following is an archive of The Technacious Recruiter Newsletter and Peter’s previous articles on Next Practices.
What You May Have Missed This Summer

It used to be that summers unfolded at a slower pace as people took holidays with their families and worked shorter weeks to enjoy the good weather. These days, however, there is no respite. New companies continue to be launched, partnerships among existing companies continue to be announced, and innovative products continue to be introduced

Most Innovative Recruitment Sites & Solutions Announced

TAtech’s Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (ReSIs) are unique among the awards programs offered in the HR and talent acquisition fields. And today, the 2017 Finalists in each of the twelve award categories are being announced. What makes the ReSIs so special? First, the ReSIs underscore the importance of recruiters. All of the attention focused on

A Goldilocks Applicant Flow

It happens with some regularity. You post a job on one or more job boards and you get (a) way too many applicants or (b) way too few. You either have to wade through a mountain of resumes – many from unqualified prospects – or you have to run around with your hair on fire

Painting a Talent Acquisition Masterpiece

I’ve long bemoaned the sorry state of company career sites. Despite all the hoopla about “optimizing the candidate experience,” most of these destinations still treat visitors as brainless automatons that can be “acquired” like commodities. Recently, however, I visited Nestle’s new career portal, and it’s given me cause for hope. The site isn’t perfect, but

Getting Past Consideration

NOTE: Peter Weddle is on vacation this week, so we are republishing one of his more popular columns. 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

Real Time Bidding Powers Up Job Postings

Scientists use it to describe resistance bulb thermometers. Special Forces teams use it to signal a return to base. For corporate and staffing firm recruiters, however, the acronym RTB means real time bidding. You’ve probably heard how computers and high speed trading have changed the way Wall Street works. Well, now they’re poised to do

Not Your Grandmother’s Job Board

The myth that job boards are dead or dinosaurs has long since been debunked. Despite the arrival of seemingly endless variations of “the next big thing,” job boards remain among the most effective sources of new hires for small and mid-sized as well as transnational employers. How have they been able to achieve such resiliency?

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.