Steps to SEO your Professional Brand

As HR professionals working in the social media age, it’s absolutely critical that you at least have the most basic understanding of how your personal brand is showing up to potential candidates. It may or may not surprise you that as high as 77% of candidates are...

Entelo: Source Smart, Better and Faster

I first discovered Entelo way back in 2014 when we implemented it at Target Corporation. I was working with founder Jon Bischke who introduced and demonstrated the product for my sourcing team. Entelo: “Mines the entire internet to bring 100s of millions of...
How to Retain & Hire Skilled Labor

How to Retain & Hire Skilled Labor

There is a very serious, concerning trend happening in the blue-collar workplace: Baby Boomers are retiring, but the younger generations either lack the job skills to replace them or lack the interest to pursue these careers, resulting in a huge decline of...
Google Advanced Search for Recruiters

Google Advanced Search for Recruiters

When sourcing job candidates, we’ve discussed using Instagram, browser extensions, and even specific web tools, such as Hiretual and Sourcible, but let us not forget to also incorporate the most popular “top dog” that’s available to everyone – Google. Yes,...
How to Improve SEO on Your Job Postings

How to Improve SEO on Your Job Postings

Recruiters are extremely busy people constantly wear various hats, and one of them being “marketer.” After all, you are technically marketing job openings to your target audience and then selling them on the position. Part of being a marketer is knowing how to...
Tools for Writing a Non-Bias Job Description

Tools for Writing a Non-Bias Job Description

by Luke Doubler Whether you realize it or not, the words and phrases you choose when writing a job description can affect the type of talent you are attracting. But you don’t have to write your job descriptions alone and just hope for the best. Here are three helpful...
The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: ZAPinfo Review

The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: ZAPinfo Review

Welcome back to The Recruiter Tool Kit Series, where we review the latest and greatest digital tools that will make any recruiter’s life easier. Learn more about the benefits and features of these tools and then store them in your own “toolbox” to build an amazing...
The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: Hiretual Review

The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: Hiretual Review

Welcome to The Recruiter Tool Kit Series, where we review the latest and greatest digital tools that will make any recruiter’s life easier. Learn more about the benefits and features of these tools and then store them in your own “toolbox” to build an amazing resource...
The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: SeekOut Review

The Recruiter Tool Kit Series: SeekOut Review

by Luke Doubler Welcome to The Recruiter Tool Kit Series, where we review the latest and greatest digital tools that will make any recruiter’s life easier. Learn more about the benefits and features of these tools and then store them in your own “toolbox” to build an...
The Importance of Innovation in Recruitment

The Importance of Innovation in Recruitment

By Luke Doubler Where do you look for innovation to stay on top your recruiting game? In the last 15 years, we’ve seen a radical change within the recruitment industry. Now more than ever, we’re witnessing a digital revolution. We’ve become more reliant on technology,...

A Day in the Life of a Recruiter

by Madelon Deming Curious about a day in the life of a recruiter? RecruiterCentral shares a preview of what it’s like, skills sets required and why being a recruiter can be a very rewarding careers. What does a recruiter do all day? What is the workload like?...
OFCCP Sourcing Compliance Best Practices

OFCCP Sourcing Compliance Best Practices

OFCCP Sourcing Compliance Best Practices from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. In 2006, the OFCCP or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs came out with their ruling on additional recordkeeping requirements for internet applicants.  If you were working as a...
4 tools to find anyone’s phone number

4 tools to find anyone’s phone number

As unglamorous and low tech as it may sound, the fact is that you must be excellent on the phone if you hope to be a top recruiter. The best teams I’ve ever worked with are on the phone all the time. However, there are some fairly high tech tools you can use to...
7 tips for getting better referrals

7 tips for getting better referrals

 7 tips for getting better referrals from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)*, employee referrals were the top source of hire in 2016, delivering more than 30 percent of all hires. As recruiters and hiring...
How to find virtually anyone’s email

How to find virtually anyone’s email

 How to find virtually anyone’s email address from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. As recruiters, we’re always trying to find contact information for talented people. There are so many tools out there that help discover candidate contact information, some...
Recruiter FAQs on Google for Jobs

Recruiter FAQs on Google for Jobs

Recruiter FAQs for Google for Jobs from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. In mid-2017, Google announced they are launching a new initiative, Google for Jobs which will change the way candidates view job postings. Google collects and organized tens of...
Developing a talent sourcing strategy

Developing a talent sourcing strategy

Developing a Talent Sourcing Strategy from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. “I need better candidates!” Yup, I think we’ve all heard that at one time. Consistently delivering top talent doesn’t have to be an off chance thing. Maybe you really...
Google’s advanced search function

Google’s advanced search function

Custom Search Engines from RecruiterCentral on Vimeo. Everyday 3.5 BILLION searches are conducted on Google, the world’s most popular search engine. Sure we’ve all used Google but are you aware of the huge difference between the major search engines? Do...

Free vs Paid LinkedIn Search

Besides unlimited InMails, are you finding better candidates with the hefty price tag that LinkedIn recruiter brings? Did you know that LinkedIn Recruiter is a different search platform than a free LinkedIn account? This week we break down the very...
Tools to automate the sourcing process

Tools to automate the sourcing process

There are many tools available that can help automate the recruiting process to save you time which allows you to focus on the things that truly add value to the recruiting process.  

This week we take a look at 2 free tools that will save you time and energy when scheduling candidates and sourcing for top talent.

Posting and Advertising on Facebook

Posting and Advertising on Facebook

With 1.6 Billion accounts as of 2016, Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform. Facebook is a great way to spread the message about your company’s employment brand and current job openings for little or no cost. In this video, we take a look at 7 things you can do to greatly improve the exposure of your Facebook posts.

Components of a great email solicitation

Components of a great email solicitation

The email solicitation can be a large component of your talent sourcing strategy. This video will focus on how to market both your job opening and company employment brand using both art and science when creating an effective email solicitation. We’ve compiled an easy 6 step process that will ensure the best response rates from the best candidates. 

SEO your LinkedIn profile

SEO your LinkedIn profile

Our job as recruiters is not only to find the best talent but also have the best talent find us. LinkedIn is one of the best platforms available to present a professional image of both you and your company. This video will give you the best tips to make your profile stand out from your competitors and ensure your profile consistently shows high on search results by your targeted audience.

Sourcing Candidates without LinkedIn

Sourcing Candidates without LinkedIn

Is your sourcing strategy one-dimensional? If LinkedIn is always your one-stop shop for finding candidates, you will be missing a considerable talent pool.

  • How to source Google + and Twitter
  • Stats and usage reports of the largest social media platforms
  • How to think strategically when developing a sourcing strategy
Tips for getting the highest candidate response rate

Tips for getting the highest candidate response rate

According to one of Mail Chiimp, one of the largest email marketing companies in the US, the average email open rate is around 20% and the average response rate is less than 10%. What’s your response rate from candidates? Do candidates see your message as a well designed, potentially great next career opportunity or more spam clogging up their inbox?

We’ll review the following:

  • What to say in an email outreach
  • How to personalize your message
  • When to send your message
Best free browser extensions for recruiters

Best free browser extensions for recruiters

We’re all pressed for time to get the best results so we have gathered our 5 must-have Chrome browser extensions

These browser extensions will:

  • Help locate candidates emails and/or other contact information
  • Find relationships or other commonalities to help increase response rates
  • Assist in writing a professional outreach message
  • Save you time when accessing various social media accounts
The best competitive intelligence tools for recruiters

How recruiters search Google

As recruiters, it’s our job to find people and information. Having a mastery of search tools is an absolute requirement. Google is the #1 search platform owning 64% of the entire world wide web’s searches. There’s a good chance we use Google every day, but do you know how to search Google like a recruiter?

We’ll review the following:

  • Advanced Search
  • Google search tools
  • Verbatim Search
Diving Into LinkedIn Search

Diving Into LinkedIn Search

If you’re like us, you’re always curious and learning. We’ve collected the most valuable tips and tricks we’ve accumulated over the past 15 years searching LinkedIn and condensed it into a half hour of everything you need to know. Get all the information you need to find the best candidates on LinkedIn.

Get all the information you need to find the best candidates on LinkedIn. This 4 part series takes a deep dive into all aspects of LinkedIn search

With this video series you’ll learn:

  • Basic Boolean Logic and search commands used in LinkedIn
  • How to develop a technical search string and keyword identification
  • Search string progression
  • Identifing all keywords, word associations and semantic search
  • Tools to help build better search strings
  • Implied search and finding candidates without keywords
  • Understand how LinkedIn search works, search relevance and finding all candidates on LinkedIn

We review and update these videos once a quarter. We guarantee that our videos are relevant and current as possible.

How to Source Facebook for Tech Talent

Looking for a couple useful tips on sourcing the world’s largest social network for talent? Facebook has well over a billion active daily users as of August 2017.

Learn the top 3 things you need to know to find the candidates you’re seeking on Facebook.

  • How search quiries are different on Facebook than resume databases
  • Which search fields are most useful for recruiters
  • Outside tools that are very helpful for sourcing Facebook