Assess Your Needs and Review Your Culture to Write a Job Description that Lands Top Talent

By Steven Dashiell Thu, May 25,2017 @ AM

A well written job description can engage the exact candidates your business wants, not just in terms of skill set, but in culture and purpose. Conversely, a poorly written job description can drive candidates away before they’ve even begun to understand the nature of your company and its goals.

What goes into an effective job description can differ from company to company. But there are a few best practices that can that can put your job description at the top of the heap and ensure that the right candidates are reading and responding to your ad.

Topics: job description, recruiting best practices


RPOA Weekly: Ways to Sculpt Your Company Culture

Company culture is displayed in many ways, such as the opportunities afforded to employees, a fun and breezy atmosphere, or the level of independence given to an individual working on a project. However, not all believe employee happiness leads to the most effective business results. In this week’s #RPOAWeekly, we look at some of the decisions that must be made when formulating a company culture.

Learn more about creating company culture by joining us for Hueman’s June 7 webinar “Culture Fit Disrupted.” Hueman CEO Dwight Cooper and Vice President of Marketing Sarah Palmer will explain what HR means by company culture and how to hire for it, netting you a larger bottom line.

Topics: company culture


Move Your Recruiting Efforts From ‘Post and Pray’ to Targeted Engagement

Corporate branding has grown as an area of importance for businesses and the way hiring takes place is evolving to match. Rather than a "post-and-pray" or “fire-and-forget” method of recruiting, where generic job descriptions are cast like a wide net, many businesses are beginning to understand the value of more specific recruiting efforts. Instead of pulling in dozens of different varieties of candidates, they catch a few select prize winners.

Topics: recruiting best practices


RPOA Weekly: Tech Trends for Boosting Your Employer Brand

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, May 16,2017 @ AM

Strong marketing will always prove a boon for building and promoting your employer brand, but as technology changes – and the way that candidates interact with that technology – your marketing efforts will also have to evolve in order to remain effective. In this week’s #RPOAWeekly, we look at the intersection of technology and employer brand, and how your business can use the latest in social media best practices to intrigue and engage potential candidates.

Topics: employment brand


RPOA Weekly: State of the Recruiting Environment - April Issue

By Lamees Abourahma Tue, May 09,2017 @ AM

Employers competed to recruit top talent and hired more employees last month according to April jobs report. In this week’s RPOA Weekly we present a roundup of reports and analysis of the current job market to give you an understanding of the recruiting and hiring environment employers currently work with.  

Topics: rpoa weekly, Job Market


How to Write a Job Description That Hooks Candidates

By Guest Thu, Apr 27,2017 @ AM

Picture this:

200 million people search Google for job postings daily. 34% of the U.S. workforce are Millennials who will have occupied 75% of the workplace by 2025. As a professional recruiter taking the Gen Y worldview peculiarities into consideration, you realize that worn-out templates and prosing job descriptions will hardly attract great talents today. Despite more than $2 billion plunged into HR techs, recruiting multi-generation applicants remains challenging. In the battle for talent, employers approach to job posting formats other than texts – it might be videos or infographics, for example – but they still need one essential element to stand out from the crowd of generic job advertisements.


How to write a job description that hooks the right audience? What words to choose that provide accurate yet compelling details about a job offer? How you articulate your employer brand from the job posting to the in-person interview can make a big difference.

Topics: recruiting millennials


RPOA Weekly: Recruiting In a Millennial World

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Apr 25,2017 @ PM

The advent of the millennial workforce has caused discussion, debate, and even some dismay. Millennials respond to and demand different things from employers than previous generations, and savvy recruiters will take note and adjust their strategies accordingly. In this week’s RPOA Weekly, we take a look at best practices for recruiting millennials, with articles on millennial recruiting strategies, need-to-know information, and how your millennial employees can be the canary in the coalmine for your employee engagement.

Topics: recruiting millennials


Need-To-Know Facts About Recruiting Millennial Candidates

By Guest Thu, Apr 20,2017 @ AM

It's been a long time coming.

Seventeen years to be precise but it's finally here. Over the next coming years, millennials have, and will in mass, began their journey in the average workforce populations.

This process has already begun all over the world, in all sized businesses and by 2030, The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted millennials will hold up to 75% of the overall workforce population. This may sound like a long way off but this process will start to take hold, fast.  

But what does this mean for recruiters?

Topics: recruiting millennials


RPOA Weekly: Latest HR Technology Gadgets

By Carrie Kolar Tue, Apr 18,2017 @ AM

Keeping up with the HR technology space can be challenging. It seems like everyday there is a new company who is introducing a new app or software to help you solve another hiring or recruiting challenge. That is why in this week’s episode of RPOA Weekly, we take a look at some new developments in the world of HR technology, from Google’s foray into the recruiting world to LinkedIn’s new features. The RPOA Weekly closes with a reflection on the ethical role of HR in a tech-heavy future.

Topics: technology and recruiting, tech recruiting


Why Your Employee Referral Program is Broken

By Guest Thu, Apr 13,2017 @ AM

Most companies have an employee referral program. Roughly two-thirds, or 63 percent, of organizations have a documented referral program, and on average 23% of hires originate from a referral. Linkedin even cited referrals as the best source of talent for companies in their 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report. However, companies are systematically under-investing in the success of their referral program. 

Topics: employee referrals

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