Category: Talent sourcing

Talent Pipelining 101: What You Need to Know and Why You Need to Know it Now

In the daily whirl of scarce talent, stretched resources, efficiency drives and information overload, switched-on recruiters are realising the benefits of playing the long game.

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Do employers really care about employer branding?

Do employers really care about employer branding?

If talent professionals are truly committed to employer branding, why do they spend so little money on it?

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Goodbye Job Description. Hello Success Profile.

Follow our example and rewrite your job descriptions to work harder, say more with less and diversify your candidate pool.

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Is Your Talent Shortage Actually Talent Shortsightedness?

We’ve got some positive news for far-sighted recruiters in sectors with systemic skill gaps. A new report suggests most workers globally are interested in working in a different country.

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Is Automated Hiring Making It Too Easy for Candidates to Dislike You?

With every human interaction you remove from the hiring process, you’re creating a new potential pitfall for your candidate experience.

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Employee referrals

Are You Taking Employee Referral Seriously Yet?

If quality of hire is your top recruiting priority, you need to start giving employee referrals the respect and attention they deserve.

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Why Your Job Descriptions Could Be Harming Your Hiring Prospects

If you want to engage candidates motivated to excel in a role, not just do the job, it’s time to rethink the way you approach your job descriptions.

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Are Video CVs a Good Thing for Employers?

For many large employers, candidate videos are already an integral part of the hiring process. Video interviews are relatively commonplace (and set to become more so with the advent of predictive analytics offering automated screening). But is there a role for video at the first stage of selection?

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5 Employers who are Winning at Candidate Experience

This summer, we wrote about the most common mistakes made by recruiting teams when engaging candidates. That was the downside. Now it’s time to even things up by revealing the employers getting their candidate experience absolutely right.

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5 Ways to Have the Career You Really Want

Where do your professional ambitions lie? If they’re more or less ahead of you, not veering wildly off at a career-change tangent, we’ve got five practical tips to help you pursue them.

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quality of hire

How Early is Too Early to Start Measuring Quality of Hire?

If you’re only measuring quality of hire after they’ve joined, you’re leaving it too late. Finding a genuinely effective way to measure hire quality is the recruiter’s holy grail.

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Crowdsourced recruiting

4 Reasons Why Crowdsourced Recruiting Isn’t The Future

Crowdsourced recruiting is an idea that’s been around for a while. But the last couple of years have seen more and more players emerge offering employers their version of the concept. Can these platforms deliver on their promise of cheaper, faster talent sourcing? Here’s the EWS verdict…

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes You’re Making in Your Candidate Experience

Recruiters, we know you’re stretched. With more ways than ever to source, attract, engage, evaluate, select and onboard candidates, you’re juggling more balls than a circus-trained octopus. But there is one ball you absolutely cannot afford to take your eye off, and that’s your candidate experience.

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Why Sourcing Passive Candidates Is Smarter Than Settling For Active Job Seekers

Like most savvy recruiters, you’re probably well aware of the raw numbers on passive vs. active candidates.

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7 Simple Ways to Improve Passive Candidate Response Rates

If you’re a hard-pressed recruiter, there are some less-than-sunny statistics out there about passive candidate engagement.

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