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?”

February 2019 B2B Blog Post Round-Up

blog post round-upWelcome back to our B2B Blog Post Round-Up series. We took two months off to plan for the upcoming year. But, we’re back and better than ever with our February 2019 installment. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this series, let us explain. We use this monthly post to highlight the great work the ZoomInfo team has contributed to outside publications.

The February edition features content about recruiting nightmares, inadequate buyer personas, key considerations for technology buying, and so much more. Let’s get into it!

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10 Illuminating Questions To Ask During Phone Interviews

phone interviewsIf you’ve worked in recruiting for any length of time, you’ll know that just because a job candidate looks like a good fit on paper,  doesn’t mean they’ll wow you in person. For this reason, a quick phone interview is the best way to familiarize yourself with a candidate’s qualifications and personality without wasting your time or their time.

But, in order to get the most out of a brief phone screening, you must ask the right questions. Today’s blog post will help you do just that! Keep reading to find out what questions you must ask during phone interviews to better identify high-quality job candidates.

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#ChatZoomInfo: 2019 ZoomInfo Twitter Chat Schedule

#ChatZoomInfoIn 2019, ZoomInfo is taking to Twitter to host a series of 12 Q&A-type discussions. Discussions will dive into topics related to sales, marketing, recruiting, business growth, and of course, data.  The ultimate goal of #ChatZoomInfo is to engage with the diverse group of professionals, customers, and partners who follow ZoomInfo on Twitter.

Whether you’re looking for a daily dose of inspiration or simply want to network with the best in the business, #ChatZoomInfo is for you. Keep reading for important details!

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10 Most Popular Recruiting Articles in 2018

popular recruiting articlesIt’s common knowledge: We learn from our mistakes. And while this age-old phrase certainly rings true, we would like to point out that we also learn from our successes. So, before we blink and find ourselves halfway through 2019, we’re taking a look back at our content successes in 2018.

Earlier this week, we published a list of our top-performing articles for sales professionals. And, today, we’re doing the same for our HR and recruiting audiences. So whether you’re new to the ZoomInfo blog or simply ready to revisit our most-visited content, this blog post is for you. Let’s get started!

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5 Must-Know Best Practices for Employee Development

employee developmentWhen it comes to maintaining a company’s success, it’s not only essential to hire great employees—but it’s also essential to help your current employees grow and develop over time. And, in today’s hyper-competitive business landscape, the need for an ongoing commitment to employee development is even more pressing.

But, maintaining high performance isn’t the only reason to invest in employee development—it will also keep employees satisfied and fulfilled with their careers. In fact, 86% of employees consider opportunities for professional and career development important to overall job satisfaction (source). It should come as no surprise that a lack of growth opportunities is one of the leading causes of employee turnover (source). Continue reading “5 Must-Know Best Practices for Employee Development”

A Guide to Recruiting Financial Advisors

recruiting financial advisorsDid you know that the average financial advisor in the United States is older than 50 years old? Or that only 5 percent of advisors are younger than 30 (source)?

In fact, research group Cerulli Associates has found that the number of financial advisors in the U.S. has fallen every year since 2010 (source). Advising firms have been plagued by a decreasing workforce, which will only get worse, as Cerulli claims that approximately 100,000 more advisors will retire over the next decade. Continue reading “A Guide to Recruiting Financial Advisors”

Source of Hire: The Key to Successful Recruiting

keys to successful recruitingSource of hire—its arguably the most important recruiting metric, yet often the least understood. In fact, 96% of recruiters say source of hire is an important metric, but 60% of them rated the metric as less than 90% accurate (source).

So that begs the question, why is source of hire so important– and why do so many recruiters get it wrong? And, how can we improve the accuracy of our source of hire data? Continue reading “Source of Hire: The Key to Successful Recruiting”

November 2018 B2B Blog Post Round-Up

b2b blog post round-upWelcome back to our monthly B2B Blog Post Round-Up. We publish this series to recognize our favorite pieces of B2B content published each month. Similar to the content published here on the ZoomInfo blog, these pieces are intended to help sales, marketing, and recruiting professionals with their day-to-day job responsibilities.

Today’s round-up covers the world of corporate social media policy, vanity metrics, candidate personas, and more! We hope you stick around and find inspiration in our November blog post picks. Let’s get into it! Continue reading “November 2018 B2B Blog Post Round-Up”

Job Candidate Personas: A Guide for Recruiters

career personasEvery job opening comes with a specific set of candidate requirements and characteristics. But beyond your basic job description, how do you make sure you’re targeting and attracting the right type of candidate? And even more importantly, how can you guarantee a quality hire if you don’t know what your ideal candidate looks like?

Fortunately, with the help of job candidate personas, you can find, target, and recruit the best candidates in the workforce.  Ready to learn more about candidate personas? Keep reading. Continue reading “Job Candidate Personas: A Guide for Recruiters”