With a colossal user base and uniquely advanced search features, LinkedIn provides a range of useful tools perfectly suited to the recruiters of the digital age. The platform offers a great range of functionalities for recruiters of all types – whether they’re a major multinational or a small, local business – meaning that whatever your budget, LinkedIn has the right tools to help you get results.
Contributed by Sophia Conti
Small businesses are used to running on the bare essentials – and too often, those essentials do not include streamlined and well-planned human resources functions. Even larger businesses fail to establish HR protocols and standard operating procedures, believing it to be too expensive to implement for the minimal purpose it will serve. This often stems from a limited understanding of what human resources can accomplish and the benefits it yields for employer and employee alike.
Contributed by Micheal Gilmore
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been evolving steadily over the last few decades, causing significant changes in our personal and professional lives. Today, it is almost impossible to think of a business that doesn’t use AI at least to some extent. In terms of recruiting, AI recently emerged in the form of chatbots.
According to a recent study, as much as 80% of companies claim that they already used or planned to use chatbots by 2020. It’s the future of HR business and you should be ready to embrace it soon. In this article, we will show you how chatbots are changing recruitment.
Contributed by Eva Wislow
When you’re evaluating potential employees, you’re probably checking out their social media profiles. That’s a smart thing to do. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all other social media profiles give you an impression of a candidate’s character. But that’s not all social media can offer a hiring manager.
Social media not only helps you evaluate a potential candidate, it also enables you to act as a recruiter.
Like many small businesses, we don’t have an HR department and we’ve never hired a headhunter to do our hiring. Over the years, I have written our job postings myself when our company needs to hire. I always felt like this was a little outside my expertise but we have had amazing luck finding and hiring the right people over the last 13 years anyway. This always seemed strange to me until I started thinking about it.
A marketing pro is actually a great person to sketch up recruiting copy. After all, marketers know how to use language to target the right crowd and incite interest. And that’s exactly what you want to do when you’re looking for a candidate: Find the right person and get them to like you. Here is what I do when it’s time to hire.