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Posted December 05, 2014 by

Use Data to Drive Your Recruiting Decisions

Close-up of a touchscreen with financial data in form of charts and diagrams

Close-up of a touchscreen with financial data in form of charts and diagrams. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You may find this surprising – but 74% of talent acquisition leaders say that their organizations do a poor job of using metrics in their recruiting process.

Why? Some of it is lack of time – but a good portion simply don’t know what numbers are available and what can be done with them.  But sometimes even when you know what numbers you want, you’re charged more money by your ATS or job board “partner” for access to your own numbers.  At College Recruiter, we think that’s wrong.  In fact, we automatically provide detailed reports every month for job postings and every targeted banner ad and targeted email campaign so that our clients know how many candidates saw the ads (branding) and how many of those clicked through to the employer’s web site to apply. (more…)

Posted December 04, 2014 by

Less is More in Recruiting

Recruitment concept on blue background with world map and social icons

Recruitment concept on blue background with world map and social icons. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Have you ever noticed how recruiting ‘experts’ and ‘pundits’ tell you that – more is better?

It isn’t. What’s the use of getting hundreds of applicants if they aren’t high quality? When you’re on the line for filling your organization’s open positions, you need quality applicants that meet your needs – not dozens of ‘poor fits’.  Wouldn’t you rather get 20 applications and have 10 of them be good fits than get 200 applications and have 12 of them be good fits? (more…)