The Cost of a Bad Hire [Infographic]

bad hireA key component of organizational growth is hiring—but, if you hire the wrong candidate you can do more harm than good. Although it’s a drain on resources to replace a bad hire, that’s the least of your worries. In fact, before you even realize you’ve made a bad hiring decision, the wrong person can wreak havoc on your department’s productivity, reputation, results, and even your revenue.

Although a bad hire is an obvious annoyance, it goes beyond that. A bad hire can do real damage.  Today we use our most recent infographic to explain just how drastically the wrong person can impact your success as a company. Continue reading “The Cost of a Bad Hire [Infographic]”

Study Shows LinkedIn Is Oversaturated with Recruiters

linkedinNow boasting 530 million users, LinkedIn has become the go-to platform for recruiters. And this makes sense—after all, the modern workforce uses LinkedIn to publicly display every piece of information a recruiter would need to make an informed hiring decision.  It should be every recruiter’s dream, right? However, new research shows this might not be the case.

52% of hiring managers claim that passive candidate recruitment has been less effective because recruiters on LinkedIn are all competing for the same candidates (source).  Continue reading “Study Shows LinkedIn Is Oversaturated with Recruiters”

Can Former Employees Help You Find Job Candidates?

job candidatesCandidate sourcing is difficult – and according to recruiters, it’s only become more of a challenge in recent years. In fact, 65% of recruiters claim talent shortage is the biggest difficulty they face in the hiring process (source).

With social media platforms and job boards taking over the recruitment industry, there are more ways than ever to reach job candidates. But there’s one valuable resource you may be ignoring: former employees. Continue reading “Can Former Employees Help You Find Job Candidates?”

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

blog postsIn the last week or so, we’ve published lists of our best business infographics and our most popular company profiles. Today, we give you a list of this year’s best blog posts. As previously mentioned, we published 186 blog posts this past year—and while we’re proud of that number, we’re always working to improve and grow our content library.

Stick with us in 2018 for more content to improve your sales, marketing, and recruiting initiatives. Here’s a little sample of the content you can expect to see. Continue reading “Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017”

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your B2B Organization [Infographic]

new years marketing resolutionsThe holidays are over and 2018 has begun. If you’re anything like 41% of Americans, you’ve already set some New Year’s Resolutions (source). Maybe you want to be healthier, read more books, or spend more time with your family. Whatever your resolution may be, New Year’s always seems like the natural time to make big life changes.

Fortunately, this sentiment isn’t just reserved for your personal life. When the New Year rolls around, businesses and their employees should consider making some improvements of their own. Continue reading “4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your B2B Organization [Infographic]”

The 16 Best Business Infographics of 2017

business infographicAs the year comes to a close, we look back at all we’ve accomplished in 2017. As our avid readers know, the ZoomInfo team published a ton of content this year—including 186 blog posts to be exact—but who’s counting?

After careful analysis, our business infographics came out on top. They garner the most readership, the most engagement, and tend to be shared more often than our other posts.  And, we’re not alone—businesses across the globe have seen tremendous success with infographics. Consider these statistics: Continue reading “The 16 Best Business Infographics of 2017”

52 Candidate Sourcing Statistics for Recruiters

passive candidate sourcingIn a recent blog post we declared that strategic candidate sourcing was not, in fact, dead. Instead, we proposed that technological advances have simply changed the way recruiters do it. Today, we dive a little deeper and explore 52 statistics about modern candidate sourcing. Our hope is that you can use these statistics to inform and evolve your current candidate sourcing strategy.

Passive Candidate Sourcing: A Quick Primer

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4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring

diversity hiringDiversity initiatives are rarely the number one concern of businesses, and LinkedIn’s 2015 Global Recruiting Trends report demonstrates this perfectly. In fact, only 9% of small companies prioritize diversity recruiting. Large companies fare slightly better with 15% of them making diversity a priority. However, it’s also worth noting that diversity was not mentioned at all in LinkedIn’s 2016 Global Recruiting Trends report. Continue reading “4 Ways Technology Can Improve Diversity Hiring”