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Posted September 09, 2015 by

Honest Diversity Conversations Webinar: Race Relations & HR

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Diversity conversations are going on in the workplace, but the question is: Are they honest? From racially-charged news headlines to employees going on bias tirades, there is no evading the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the workplace- yet we all do our best to evade it. In fact, a 2014 Deloitte report on Global Human Capital Trends cites ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ as a trend that companies are least concerned about. Contrary to this report, diversity is an important topic in business.

College Recruiter is hosting a series of three webinars this month to dive into these issues in an entertaining yet informative manner. Our guests are Steve Levy and Janine Truitt.

Steve is the director of sourcing for Indeed, owner of Recruiting Inferno Consulting, and a talent acquisition leader, workforce planner, hands-on recruiter, talent community builder & pipeline sourcing and populating magician in ANY technology-laden sector. He is an “Old School”/”New Cool” practitioner who recruits to retain; who mentors recruiters & hiring managers to think & perform better; and trains employees at all levels to become talent scouts. Steve is one of the top 100 most social HR folks & influential recruiters on Twitter and ERE’s first blogger & group leader. Steve can be followed on Twitter @LevyRecruits.

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a talent management consulting firm. Her career spans ten years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing business savvy to the discipline of HR. Visit her blog “The Aristocracy of HR” or follow her tweets on Twitter @CzarinaofHR.

Today was the first of the three-part webinar series. Steve and Janine discussed why it is so difficult for HR to have the difficult discussion of race relations and what should be the role of human resources when it comes to race relations in the organization.  (more…)

Posted July 29, 2015 by

The Best Way to Write Effective Job Posting Ads

Job postings ads have existed for hundreds of years. We called them help wanted classified ads when newspapers were the primary media used by job seekers to research what employers were hiring. If you went into any college or university’s career service office or state unemployment office as recently as the 1990’s you almost certainly would have seen job openings written on index cards and tacked to a corkboard. These were the original job posting ads. Whether a job was advertised in a newspaper or tacked to a corkboard, space was extremely limited and so employers were forced to be very, very brief in their description of a job opening.

The birth of job boards in the 1990’s should have radically changed how employers advertised their job openings. Unfortunately, few have made any substantial changes other than just adding more information about their requirements. Very few employers paint a picture for a candidate about the organization’s industry, what the organization does, the work environment, the culture, and the people. Yet talk to any highly qualified candidate about why they choose to work for one employer versus another with a similar employment opportunity and it always comes down to the intangibles the candidate expects to get from the job and not whether they meet the employer’s requirements and perhaps preferences. To properly engage with and hire these candidates, employers need to do a better job of marketing their employment opportunities.

In today’s webinar, Andrea McEwen Henderson, National Account Manager for College Recruiter hosts College Recruiter President Steven Rothberg, who will discuss the best way to write effective job posting ads.

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Posted July 29, 2015 by

The Importance of Having the Best Possible Recruiter Experience

A large part of the buzz amongst talent acquisition and recruiting leaders these days is around the candidate experience. Making the process of applying, being hired, and trained friendlier to the candidate creates measurable improvements in time-to-hire, cost-per-hire, and quality-of-hire. However, what about the recruiter experience? Isn’t it just as important that the process work well for the recruiter too?

In today’s webinar, Andrea McEwen Henderson, National Account Manager for College Recruiter hosts College Recruiter President Steven Rothberg, who will discuss the importance of the recruiter experience to College Recruiter.

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Posted July 18, 2015 by

Email Marketing is Still the Most Effective Way to Reach Qualified Leads

Email still trumps social media for customer acquisition—nearly 40 times more effective than Facebook and Twitter combined, according to McKinsey & Co. Meanwhile, Forrester Research states that for every dollar spent on email marketing, the average return is over $44. The return is measurable but email is also the most abused medium by marketers.

In this webinar, Andrea McEwen Henderson, hosts Nicolette Jackson-Pownall, National Account Managers for College Recruiter. Discuss the relevance of email marketing and how effective it is in reaching qualified candidates.

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

Beyond Nine to Five – Acquiring and Retaining Talent in the Digital Age

Acquiring and retaining talent in the digital age is a very important skill to know. In recent years the way recruiting works has drastically changed. The way that students and graduates are looking for jobs has changed as well. Learning these new strategies can help increase the speed and ease of recruiting new talent.

In this webinar, you’ll learn some key points on how to acquire and retain talent in the digital age. College Recruiter is the leading niche job board used by college and university recent graduates searching for entry-level jobs and students hunting for internships.

For job seekers, College Recruiter features hundreds of thousands of entry-level and internship job postings from thousands of large and small employers. College Recruiter also has tens of thousands of employment-related articles; ask the Experts questions and answers, blogs, videos, and more.

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 2 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion. Our discussion was broken up into three parts. This is the second of the three parts.

 

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 1 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion.

Judith Rudge, Senior Manager from Verizon started off the discussion with a statement explaining the need for change. Judith said that it is important to learn the power of habits and be able to change them to incorporate a more diverse population in their organization. After a while, your habits turn into automatic functions. You see problems with the diversity of organizations that are unwilling to change the way they contact future employees. According to Judith, there are less women, African Americans, and Hispanics graduating with technical careers and so we have to change our habits in order to reach the next level of recruiting.

 

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Hire and Retain Diverse, STEM, Recent College Graduates and Students — Part 3 of 3

The College Recruiting Bootcamp, hosted by Verizon and organized by College Recruiter took place on May 18th at the Verizon headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Moderator Andrea McEwen-Henderson, National Account Manager from College Recruiter, introduced the conference and led the discussion. Our discussion was broken up into three parts. This is the second of the three parts.

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Posted July 07, 2015 by

How to Build and Enhance an Innovative Global University Relations Program

The world is becoming a smaller place. More and more organizations are global in nature, with thousands, tens of thousands, and even hundreds of thousands of employees spread around the world. How do the world’s leading organizations manage their hiring of college and university students and recent graduates? Some create silos where the recruiting for each country is separate from the others, but the trend is to integrate. Integration creates its own challenges as each country has its own legal requirements, cultural norms, and other challenges.

This video is an excerpt of a one-hour panel discussion at the National Association of Colleges and Employers 2015 annual conference in Anaheim, California.

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Posted April 29, 2015 by

Why the Candidate and Recruiter Experiences Are So Important

Employers of recent college graduates and students long ago invested in providing their recruiters with a positive experience. Many of those organizations continue to make those investments.

More and more corporate, non-profit, and government employers are paying more attention to providing their candidates with a positive experience and we should all be thankful for that.

In this conversation, College Recruiter national account manager Andrea-McEwen Henderson and president Steven Rothberg discuss what it means to provide positive recruiter and candidate experiences by answering the following questions:

1. How do candidates prefer to apply for a job?

2. Why don’t candidates complete the application process?

3. What exactly is the recruiter experience?

 

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