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Posted September 12, 2016 by

Jobs posted to College Recruiter programmatically distributed to 27 other high quality, high traffic, niche career sites

Minneapolis, MN (September 12, 2016) — Interactive recruitment media company College Recruiter announced today that it has further enhanced its programmatic job distribution system to drive significant, added value to the small, medium, and large corporate, non-profit, and government employers who advertise their internships, seasonal work, part-time jobs, and full-time career opportunities by posting those jobs to the college and university students and recent graduates who search the job board, CollegeRecruiter.com.

College Recruiter founder Steven Rothberg

College Recruiter founder Steven Rothberg

“According to chief executive officer Peter Weddle of the Association of Talent Acquisition Solutions — our industry’s trade association — there are now some 150,000 job boards primarily targeting candidates in the U.S.,” said College Recruiter president and founder Steven Rothberg. “But the vast majority of those are pretty much cookie cutter sites without any direct, employer clients. The jobs advertised on those sites were originally posted to another site which then distributed the jobs to lesser job boards. When candidates click to apply to a job on those lesser sites, they’re typically taken to the originating job board and from there they’re often taken to the employer’s site so candidates click, click, click, and sometimes click some more.”

“College Recruiter is different,” continued Rothberg. “We’re passionate about the candidate experience and never want a candidate to click from our site to another to another or from another site to our site to another and perhaps another. That’s awful for the candidate experience and poisons the relationship between them and the employer before it even really starts, so it is also awful for the recruiter experience. When candidates see a job posted to College Recruiter, we send that candidate straight to the application page on College Recruiter or, more commonly, straight to the employer’s website to apply. And if our fully automated, programmatic systems see that we’re not driving enough candidates to apply to a job, we will distribute that job to some of the highest quality, highest traffic, niche career sites on the web. Unlike the terrible candidate experience adopted by our competitors, our passion for the candidate and recruiter experience extends to the other job boards with which we partner. Candidates that see the job on our partner sites and click to apply go straight to the application page on College Recruiter or, more commonly, straight to the employer’s website to apply.” (more…)

Posted February 19, 2016 by

Employers benefit from career services offices

As employers focus on best practices in college recruiting, one of the ways they can create a quality candidate experience is to partner with career services offices. These offices serve as resources that can connect recruiters and hiring managers to college students and recent graduates. Orvil Savery, HR Generalist and Diversity Recruiter at Veterans United Home Loans, shares different ways employers benefit from working with career services offices.

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Orvil Savery, HR Generalist and Diversity Recruiter at Veterans United Home Loans

“Employers can benefit most working with career services offices at colleges or universities by challenging, working with, and lastly, advocating for not the needs of just now but the needs of students and employers five, 10, or 15 years down the road. The future isn’t something we don’t see coming, so simply doing what’s always been done isn’t going to benefit long-term interest. Allowing recruiters and hiring managers more say in what gets built and implemented, all while doing so under the umbrella of a reciprocal, collaborative, and diversified understanding is beneficial to both sides.

Employers benefit from these relationships by having a great pool of applicants, short lead times, heavy brand awareness, needs and wants based programming, and increasing diversity in the workplace.”

At College Recruiter, we believe every student and recent graduate deserves a great career, and we are committed to creating a quality candidate and recruiter experience. Our interactive media solutions connect students and graduates to great careers. Let College Recruiter assist you in the recruiting process. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for more information about the best practices in college recruiting.

Orvil Savery is a University of Missouri graduate and lover of all things involving talent management. He serves as a HR Generalist and Diversity Recruiter at Veterans United Home Loans. He is dedicated to nurturing, cultivating, and recruiting an inclusive and diverse workforce in which all employees can deliver results through their own unique skill sets, backgrounds, and perspectives to enhance the lives of our colleagues, clients, and community.

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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Posted July 18, 2012 by

Better Recruiting Technique: Alchemy or Algorithms?

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group

Alchemy attempts to take common materials and transform them into something rare and valuable. I don’t think anyone has succeeded in this endeavor to date.

Algorithms Can Be Derived from HR Analytics

Algorithms Can Be Derived from HR Analytics

Unlike alchemy, algorithms can turn raw goods into gold.   The raw goods can be candidate evaluation data and the gold is on-the-job performance.  However, many recruiters have not invested in the data collection and analysis required to create an algorithm.  As such, they make decisions based upon anecdote and conjecture.

Stock traders want to predict future prices and values of individual companies and broader indices.  Recruiters want to predict future behaviors and on-the-job results of candidates. Algorithms are used by the best-in-class of both of these disciplines. And the results they achieve are documented by superior outcomes.

The reason both of these professions use algorithms is to identify meaningful relationships among complex data sets. (more…)