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”

7 Ways to Improve Your B2B Job Descriptions

b2b job descriptionsAs important as it is for job candidates to make a good first impression, it’s equally important for the hiring company to do so, too. To help you impress job applicants and attract top talent, we give you seven ways to improve your B2B job descriptions.

With just a few small changes to your job descriptions, you can improve the quality of your candidates and the efficiency of the hiring process. Keep reading. Continue reading “7 Ways to Improve Your B2B Job Descriptions”

15+ Helpful YouTube Channels for HR and Recruiting Professionals

youtube channels for recruitersWith the abundance of information available online, modern professionals are able to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge with a simple Google search. Think about it, how many times have you found yourself stuck on a task at work and turned to the internet for assistance? If you’re like most of us, the answer is a lot.

Now that YouTube has become as ubiquitous as Google—business professionals have an additional resource to prime themselves for success and development. If you have yet to use YouTube in your professional life, this blog post is for you! Continue reading “15+ Helpful YouTube Channels for HR and Recruiting Professionals”

15+ HR Podcasts for Recruiters and HR Professionals

recruiting podcastsIn recent months, we’ve featured the subject of podcasting throughout several blog posts—from podcasting best practices to lists of our top podcasts to listen to. To round out this series, we’re shifting away from sales and marketing and moving on to recruiters and HR professionals.

We’ve established that podcasts are great tools for professional development and workplace inspiration—and they help pass the time on your long commutes. So, if you work in human resources or recruiting, this post is for you! Continue reading “15+ HR Podcasts for Recruiters and HR Professionals”