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Guest Blog: Why Sourcing Isn't Recruiting

Posted by Lucy Benton on Aug 14, 2018 12:01:00 PM

In today’s corporate world, there are many practices for finding the best talent. People working in talent acquisition do their best to get in touch with the most qualified candidates because they don’t always post their resumes on popular job boards.

Wait. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Isn’t it the responsibility of the candidate to look for a vacant position when it gets posted on job boards?

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HR Departments of the Future

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative tasks. Historically, the HR department has been perceived to add the same value to businesses as marketing or sales roles, but that sort of thinking is old school.

According to a recent report issued by HR Open Source (a community platform for HR professionals), 68% of current HR professionals have previously worked in fields outside of human resources. This cross-pollination of ideas is creating a new breed of HR folks — they're moving from "human resources" to "people operations."

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4 Exit Interview Questions You MUST Ask

Posted by Artisan on Jul 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Some companies conduct exit interviews immediately upon learning an employee will be leaving. Other companies conduct them on the employee's last day. And still others don't conduct them at all. An exit interview may appear to be a formality, but it's actually a critical part of the employer-employee relationship and it can give you some unique insights into your company and employees.

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The Biggest Interview Red Flags

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Since Artisan Talent works equally well with companies and their potential talent, we thought we'd explore both sides of the coin — from the candidate’s perspective and the employer's perspective — when it comes to interview red flags.

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Hiring Buzzwords Defined

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM



Every culture has its own lingo. In addition to native language, there are buzzwords and lexicons that involve a kind of vernacular shorthand. Industries are ripe with acronyms, slang is rampant across cultures, and popular activities have their own vocabularies. 

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How to Make Your Job Postings Mobile Friendly

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 5, 2018 12:01:00 PM

 

According to Glassdoor, 89% of applicants look for employment on their phone.

It’s a sign of the times — mobile recruiting is one of the best ways to reach applicants in any field. How candidates view your job posting and the ease with which they can apply are important factors to consider when you’re trying to reach an audience via a mobile device. While this phenomenon isn’t new, many HR departments still have an unwieldy application process that isn’t mobile friendly. How can human resource departments adapt their application processes to this “new” venue?

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Copyeditor vs. Copywriter: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Robin Walters on May 22, 2018 12:01:00 PM

All Writers are not created equal. Not only are there differences in skill sets, there are also different kinds of copy that need to be written and edited. It’s true that finding a good writer is hard, but trust us, finding a good editor is also tough. While writing copy is an art (and a science for technical writers), editing is all about the science of grammar, sentence structure, and the weight and meaning of the content.

Copyeditors are both similar to and different from Copywriters. In fact, you can’t have strong copy without both a Copywriter and a Copyeditor. (Also, a Proofreader.)

This article will clear up any confusion you might have about these jobs.

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Guest Blog: How to Write An Effective Freelance Job Post

Posted by Artisan on May 10, 2018 12:01:00 PM

Freelancers are a great resource to tap, because they're skilled in their field and will get the job done without requiring you to hire a full-time employee. However, working with freelancers, whether remote or onsite, can create many recruitment challenges that you’re going to need to overcome.

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Technology and Recruiting in 2018

Posted by Robin Walters on May 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

If you’re a Recruiter, this economy sucks.

That’s because the U.S. unemployed labor market is down to around 4%. To put it another way, just about everyone that’s employable is already working. That means recruiting for talent has gotten a lot harder. It’s a white-knuckle economy for even the most seasoned, well-networked Recruiter.

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Guest Blog: Why Jack Welch's 10% Rule is 100% Ridiculous

Posted by Robin Walters on Apr 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I started my sales career in telecommunications. Each December, for the six years I was in that industry, my telecom employer would lay off the bottom 20% of its underperforming sales team. No discussions, just, boom, you’re not making the numbers — and then you’re on the dole. After a few years of watching this, I stopped learning the names of the new sales reps until I knew they could survive this cutthroat practice.

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