This week's Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup features a primer for the modern recruiter and includes articles that cover tips to rethink your role as a recruiter. It's easy to fall into a pattern of doing things the way you always have. Face it, today's recruiting challenges are different from yesterday's challenges, and hopefully these tips will highlight some new approaches.

1) 5 Ways To Reinvent Your Recruiting Strategy from Forbes.com

"I’ve seen this happen before: even the very best in-your-face, cult-like workforce culture can’t survive a profits meltdown.  What drew employees to the thriving company – bragging rights, benefits, big salaries and big personalities – will push them away when the shine is off the company, salaries and benefits are frozen, and career advancement is slowed. And forget about trying to fill those empty seats when business picks up – news of a shaky workplace and broken culture travels fast."

2) The Modern Recruiter from Career Advisor Daily

"What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, personable sixth, and resilient seventh – of course these are equally valid in other arrangements. Too many people who call themselves recruiters don’t take pride in their craft; aren’t continuously learning; believe they have ESP-like abilities to read a person’s body language during an interview or read between the lines of a resume; assume the job down on paper describes the real job; and recoil when asked questions about how they do their jobs."

3) Top Tips for Recruiting from BusinessWorks

"During the past three years that I've been CTO at Affectv, we have grown from three to 40 people, more than doubling our Engineering team in the last eight months alone, says Pravin (Prav) Paratey. In the next six months, we are looking to double this number again. We've made mistakes and avoided some ... here are the things I wish I'd known three years ago!"

4) Top Tips for the Socially Saavy Recruiter from Work4Blog

"It’s no secret that Spring is a peak hiring time for many recruiters. Recent grads and job seekers in any industry significantly affected by the change in weather (think: construction, tourism, hospitality, etc.) will be looking for new opportunities. This week we’ve rounded up the best recruiter tips from the web to help with your quest to find new talent in the busy months ahead."

5) 5 Recruiting Strategies that Don't Work Anymore for Staffing Agencies from Linkedin Talent Blog

"When was the last time you read a “help wanted” section in the newspaper? If you were born after the year 1980, chances are it was never. As technology continues to revolutionize the way recruiters do business, more and more recruiting strategies that used to work in years past have fallen by the wayside. Paula Todd, president of Innovations, a professional placement firm that specializes in the financial services sector and has been in business since 1985, has witnessed the evolution firsthand. Here’s her list of best practice recruiting strategies from the past that just won’t close a candidate any longer."

6) Great Recruiting is Not a Supply Chain from exaqueo

"Most job seekers don’t brag about the application process.  They hate it–the black hole of recruiting, the time it takes to hear back from recruiters and the length and complication of the process. But they don’t always have insight into recruiters’ woes either: heavy requisition loads, corporate processes and rules, and inappropriate candidate behaviors."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps startups and high-growth companies build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about how we can help you build a workforce that’s aligned with your company culture and develop an employer brand that will allow your business to scale the right way.

 

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