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Posted September 18, 2016 by

It’s time to think more about diversity recruiting

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer is a contributing author to College Recruiter

We tend to think of diversity in very specific ways, using even more specific terms…but there’s oftentimes layers and layers of nuance we’re missing. Have you ever considered narcissism in hiring, for example? Cue this study:

“A job interview is one of the few social situations where narcissistic behaviors such as boasting actually create a positive impression,” said Del Paulhus, Psychology Professor at the University of British Columbia and the study’s lead author. “Normally, people are put off by such behavior, especially over repeated exposure.” The research noted that “narcissists tended to talk about themselves, make eye contact, joke around and ask the interviewers more questions. As a result, the study found that people rated narcissists as more attractive candidates for the position.”

That’s not good. You need to be thinking more and more about your diversity recruiting efforts, on a variety of spectrums.

One of the most effective operational ways to do that is by diversifying your recruitment funnel. You do that through shifting methods — move away from on-campus and more to online, for example. There’s a concern that online candidates aren’t as “vetted” as face-to-face candidates, but that can be overcome.

 

Posted August 06, 2014 by

Trending: #JobAggregation for Job Boards

RealMatch logoWith all the publicity job aggregation has been getting this year, I’m surprised the term doesn’t yet have its own hashtag. Particularly over the past few months, “job aggregation” has been a hot topic in the world of HR & Recruitment. It all began with Simply Hired and Indeed. Now with Monster and LinkedIn introducing job aggregation products and services, what does that mean for job board operators and recruitment sites? (more…)

Posted April 16, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Looking for the Best Talent for Recent Graduate Jobs? Create the Best Job Advertisements

Employers have a better chance to find the best talent for recent graduate jobs if they create the best job advertisements.  Learn how they can do so in the following post.

Guess what? Your job ad is terrible. Don’t feel bad; most job ads are. Of course, it would probably be nice if the ad attracted perfect candidates. If it conveyed your culture and spoke directly to the perfect person and compelled them to apply. And it can happen. You just need to figure out

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Posted October 05, 2011 by

How to Write an Effective Job Posting Ad

By David Smooke

The importance of a well written job ad cannot be underestimated. The job ad is your direct medium of communication with a candidate. In reading, a potential candidate quickly forms a lasting impression of your company culture and how that potential candidate envisions daily life at your workplace.

Writing an good job ad optimizes your sourcing investments. I cannot emphasis enough that time spent on writing a good job ad is money saved in your short and long term recruiting budget. A good job ad will reduce time to hire and increase duration of employment. In writing your job ad, I have four broad strokes of advice (followed by a guide on how to optimize each section of a job ad): (more…)