50+ Candidate Sourcing Statistics for Recruiters

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In 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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Find Your Next Passive Candidate [Infographic]

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In 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.  This concept applies to passive candidates too!

Hiding behind office doors and computer screens, the passive candidate is hard to find and tougher to catch. Yet with the right tools and mindset, it’s possible to track down this elusive prospect. Continue reading “Find Your Next Passive Candidate [Infographic]”

May 2019 B2B Blog Post Round-Up

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Welcome to the May edition of the ZoomInfo B2B Blog Post Round-Up series. For those of you who are new to this series, we use each monthly round-up to feature content created by the ZoomInfo writers for outside publications. These blog posts typically explore topics related to B2B marketing, B2B sales, recruiting, or business growth.

Today’s installment features content about getting ahead in your career, personalized marketing, lead generation roadblocks, brand trust, and more! So, without further hesitation, let’s take a look at our favorite B2B content from the month of May.

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7 Ways to Run More Efficient Business Meetings

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If you’ve worked in business for any length of time, you’ve attended two very different types of meetings. First, there are effective business meetings, where employees share necessary information, collaborate efficiently, and develop next steps to solve their shared problems.

And then there are the meetings where to put it simply, nothing gets done. You sit in a room with your colleagues and collectively spin your wheels for an hour, and by the time you leave you’re in the same place you were before you started the meeting— except now you’re frustrated about the time you just wasted.

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4 Ways to Recruit Like a Marketer

recruitment marketingIn today’s chaotic hiring market, recruitment marketing has emerged as a widely adopted practice among recruiters and HR professionals. By definition, recruitment marketing is a tactic used by an organization to source, manage, and nurture passive talent — before they apply for an open position.

Pursuing passive candidates may seem counter-intuitive at first, but recruitment marketing works. Check out these statistics: Continue reading “4 Ways to Recruit Like a Marketer”

9 Proven Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

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Think back to the last time you applied and interviewed for jobs. What was that experience like for you? If you’re like most of us, your job search wasn’t easy sailing and you may have even walked away holding a grudge or two.

These resentful feelings, which most of us experience at some point in our professional lives, stem from a negative candidate experience. Before the time of online job boards and company review websites, a negative candidate experience was far less harmful to a company’s reputation as an employer. But today, it’s the employers, not the candidates, who suffer most when their candidate experience is lacking.

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8 Important Recruiting Metrics for the Modern Staffer

recruiting metricsThe modern recruiting landscape is increasingly competitive. Thanks to technological advances and the widespread use of social networking,  job applicants have a wide variety of channels and platforms at their disposal.  This means recruiters must spread their efforts across each of these channels in order to execute a successful candidate sourcing strategy.

The responsibilities of a successful recruiter have changed. It’s no longer good enough to post job listings and hope for the best. In today’s day and age, all aspects of business are data-driven—including recruitment. Modern recruiters must measure and analyze every part of their strategy. To do that, they must have access to key recruiting metrics. Continue reading “8 Important Recruiting Metrics for the Modern Staffer”

6 Tips For Better Career Page Content

career page contentIn today’s digital world, recruiters use a variety of platforms for candidate sourcing. But, there’s one place that nearly all applicants will end up: The career page on your company website. In fact, recent studies show that 77% of job seekers visit company websites to look for jobs, and career sites are the top source of hires at 27.35% (source).

But, with the rise of social media and other recruiting platforms, many companies neglect their career page. If you haven’t looked at your career page recently, today’s blog post is for you! Continue reading “6 Tips For Better Career Page Content”

The Beginner’s Guide to Recruiter Analytics

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Recruiters and candidates have more ways to connect than ever before, all thanks to the growth of online recruiting platforms and social media. But, these technological advancements also mean that candidate sourcing has grown more competitive.

Candidates are spread out across many platforms making them difficult to pinpoint. And many recruiters on LinkedIn, for example, have found the leading platforms to be oversaturated.

In this new recruiting landscape, you must be strategic in your efforts to find candidates. It’s not enough to post job listings on the usual platforms and hope for success. You must inform your online strategy with highly-specific data– and that’s where web analytics come in. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Recruiter Analytics”

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?”