Staffing Advisors Blog

Job Ads and Missed Connections

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 30, 2013

Brooke, the HR executive at Venus Sprockets Corporation was rushing to post the new opening. She went to all the usual places, Craigslist, The Washington Post, and a few niche job boards. She’d been a loyal customer of those sites for years, so she no longer put much thought into where to post.

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Where Do You Look for Jobs Online?

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 15, 2013

When you go online to look for a job, where do you go? Well, in January of 2013, 62% of all U.S. job seekers went to Indeed.

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Why job seekers ignore your job advertising

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 8, 2013

I was speaking with a human resources executive a few weeks ago. She told me, "The hiring manager is eager to get his new position posted. He figures if we can post it on Monday, he can be interviewing the following week."
Yeah, we had a good laugh about that.

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Job Posting Strategies for Small Employers

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 8, 2013

I've been surveying the strategies most small employers use to attract new employees. The process looks quite a bit like it did 5 or 10 years ago. Very few employers take into account where the best candidates actually are, and how to best reach them. So when candidate behavior changes, as it has ... most employers miss it because job postings follow tradition. Of course, when you ignore where the best candidates are, you doom your recruiting process from the start.

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One Reason Nobody Great is Answering Your Job Ads

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 18, 2013

Do you want to hire someone who is always finding faster ways to complete tasks? Someone who works efficiently? Someone who is current with technology?

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Small Employer Recruiting Challenges

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 5, 2013

As you might expect, LinkedIn does some research on job seeker behavior. And their findings are pretty interesting.

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Job seekers went mobile, left small employers standing still

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 25, 2013

Where do you think most job seekers begin their search for a new job? Most recruiters will tell you that candidates start by searching on the big job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder.

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Job Seekers Went Mobile, and Left Small Employers Standing Still

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 24, 2013

Where do you think most job seekers begin their search for a new job? Most recruiters will tell you that candidates start by searching on the big job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder.

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How Does Your Recruiting Stack Up Against My Local Turkey Farm?

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving turkey this year will come from a farm ten miles away from my house. (I love local food, but I also like simplicity--I pre-ordered it online). When I first heard about the turkey farm, I did not drive there, I Googled it. Right below their website was a Yelp review.  (Yelp reviews turkey farms ... who knew?) I saw the 5 star ratings and I placed my order in moments. Easy peasy.

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All Recruiting Tactics Eventually Crash and Burn

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 13, 2012

A client calls me and says, "For the past three years our administrative staffing was pretty easy. We'd just hire people to temp. If we liked them we'd hired them." I asked him, "If that's working for you, why change it now?" He told me, "Well, as the economy keeps improving, we're getting a smaller and smaller number of great candidates that way. I just can't count on it any more."

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