WEEKLY ROUND UP: 500,000 NEW JOBS? RIDICULOUS INTERVIEW ANSWERS AND MORE!

It’s been an eventful week in the world of recruiting and HR. We look at the increasing number of new jobs in the market, a light-hearted analysis of the most ridiculous interview answers and tips to become a top-notch employer. Let’s begin with the statistics confirming the rapid increase of new jobs in the month of February 2017. Almost 500,000 New Jobs Added in Year 2017 That’s not all – unemployment saw a dip to 4.7 percent. Exact figures amount to 473,000 since the beginning of the new year. Comparing the same months to 2016, saw only 236,000 new jobs. As far as recruiters are concerned, results indicate the recruiting difficulty index went to by 8.8 points in the services sector and 8.9 points in the manufacturing sector. You can have a detailed look at some very interesting stats here. The Most Ridiculous Job Interviews Ever? Interviews. They can be
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WEEKLY ROUND UP: FACEBOOK JOBS, RECRUITING TIPS FOR LEAD GEN AND THE BIGGEST INTERVIEW FAILS

It’s been quite an eventful few days for Recruiters and HR professionals. We give you the rundown of what’s been happening over the past week. What ‘Facebook Jobs’ Really Means for Real Recruiters If you haven’t heard about it yet, Facebook has officially announced the rollout of their much-awaited Jobs feature on business pages. Proving to be a potential competitor to recruiting platforms like LinkedIn and the likes, the prospects of Facebook jumping into the recruiting business definitely sounds exciting. Read all about what can we expect from ‘Facebook Jobs’ and if it’s too early to speculate on it’s effectiveness compared to the competition. Top 4 Recruiting Tips for Lead Generation What’s the best way to guarantee a top-quality hire? The insightful article by Dana Roth explains the 4 most useful recruiting tips for sourcing candidates. The article looks the current competitive recruiting environment and how recruiters can distinguish themselves
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4 REASONS WHY RECRUITERS SHOULD USE AN APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM

Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS for short, help recruiters to narrow down their potential talent pool with the minimum resource usage and waste of time. In the end, it’s all about reducing your costs. The Applicant Tracking Systems of 2017 are sophisticated enough to accurately track down potential candidates against very specific job requirements – thereby helping both job seekers and recruiters to connect with each other with minimum of hassle. A considerable number of firms and organizations have seen a positive change in their recruiting systems after a switch to HR based software, CRM’s and Applicant Tracking Systems. Before going for a specific ATS, factors like level of analytics, difficulty of usage, pricing and types of integration have to be taken into consideration. But even with all these aspects, an Applicant Tracking System has a range of benefits for organizations of all sizes. Here, we have a look at
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3 WAYS SOCIAL RECRUITING CAN PUT YOU AHEAD OF YOUR COMPETITION IN 2017

The year 2016 has been an exciting year for social media recruitment. We’ve seen an enthusiastic approach from recruiters towards adapting new and exciting social recruiting trends into their conventional HR functions. The digital world seems to have caught up to the social recruiting craze; from Facebook providing a separate ‘Jobs tab’ on company pages from LinkedIn having to struggle in the face of stiff competition from independent job portals. However, let’s not get carried away. Social recruitment will definitely be playing a huge part in helping recruiters to get the right candidates, but it’s still far from replacing the traditional hiring systems. That being said, it’s imperative for recruiting agencies and HR managers alike, to keep themselves updated and ahead of the competition. The challenges of recruiting effectively through social media Let’s look at the recruiting landscape today and how things are shaping up in 2017. According to research
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WEEKLY ROUND-UP: LINKEDIN’S VALUE FOR HIRING, WORK LOCATIONS, AND KEY RECRUITING TIPS

It’s been a happening week in the world of online recruiting. To make sure you don’t a miss a thing, we’ve compiled the most trending articles over the past week – for your Recruitment news fix! What If LinkedIn Went Away? Scary question, right? 3 out of 5 recruiters responded to a quick survey with ‘their industry would quit if LinkedIn disappeared one fine day”. That’s quite an alarming result. The same was said of Job Boards in the early 2000’s, right? But it’s good to have a backup plan, just in case. Read all about what life could be like – after LinkedIn! The Importance of Work Locations in Hiring As companies and employees both are slowly and gradually giving in to the possibility of remote (or work from home jobs), the question of its effectiveness has risen considerably. There’s a lot of extremely interesting conclusions on the topic
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IMPORTANT RECRUITING TRENDS TO KEEP IN MIND FOR 2017

Progressive and flexible companies are always on the lookout for factors that help them stay ahead of their competition. Be it in the field of marketing, production, technology or the company’s own workforce. Recruiting software trends in 2017 Heading into 2017, many companies are expecting hiring volumes to increase considerably – which means they need to up their recruiting game in order to attract and keep the top industry talent. LinkedIn recently published a report focusing on the recruiting trends in 2017 (particularly for small and medium sized businesses) and how the recruiting landscape is set to change in the future. Here are some of the key takeaways from the LinkedIn report: Top talent is top priority No surprises here. Hiring the right people is always going to be a priority for HR – even more so in 2017 with the number of hiring expected to increase. The need to
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4 RECRUITING CHALLENGES IN 2017 – AND HOW RECRUITBPM CAN SOLVE THEM

A recruiter’s job can be quite tough. Sometimes, it can even look purely like a sales job – and, in some ways, it is. You are selling your client on the candidate and your candidate on the job. Just about everyone who’s adept at selling would tell you – it’s pretty hard to sell something that you don’t completely understand. That’s why it’s important for a recruiter to understand their client, the job, and the candidate. It’s a pretty tall order, and mastering this skill is what separates good recruiters from great ones. That’s one challenge, recruiters face on a day to day basis. Let’s have a quick look at a few other challenges faced by today’s recruiters. 1) Shortage of talented (and qualified) workforce Probably the most problematic of all challenges faced by recruiters today is the lack of skilled employees in the market. Trying to find a talented and qualified
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3 WAYS AN ATS & CRM CAN IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF SMALL STAFFING AGENCIES

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably got more things on your plate than you have time to accomplish them. The staffing industry is fast-paced, and that means that sometimes time is literally money. The more time your team spends selling and recruiting, the more ROI your staffing firm will see. So why are you still using a system that slows your team down? Sales and Recruiting Efficiency and Automation Odds are, if you’re just starting out or getting close to establishing your firm as a player in the industry, you only have a limited amount of internal resources. You may be acting as a full-desk sales and recruiting agent on your own, or you might have a small team behind you. Either way, it’s likely that your firm has more goals than means to actually achieve them. A comprehensive Applicant Tracking System and CRM software is likely the simplest solution
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ROUND UP: OFF-PUTTING RECRUITING, WHAT’S TRENDING, AND ATS & CRM TIPS

 This was a recruiting-filled week! Below is a short list of the most important articles we shared on social media lately, and don’t forget to sign up for a demo of RecruitBPM if you haven’t yet!


3 WAYS YOUR ATS & CRM TECHNOLOGY IS PREVENTING SUCCESS

It’s 2017, but your Applicant Tracking System & CRM didn’t get the memo. Many ATS & CRM products in the market are stuck in the past because of its limited functionality and slow adoption of industry technology standards. It’s time for you to move on from outdated software, and switch to an Applicant Tracking System that is constantly evolving with the latest technology as it progresses. Cloud Based vs. Server Based ATS When it comes to practical functionality for a software as a service (SaaS), there may not be anything more important than being cloud-based. Server based systems limit how you can use your solution. If everything is hosted onsite, that means you won’t have access to your system or your information from anywhere except your office. This severely limits what you’re able to do as an organization. Instead, any SaaS that you choose to implement should be cloud-based so
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