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Recruiters Need to Drive Talent Acquisition Into the Future—Here's How Data Can Help

Cornerstone On Demand

Recruiters: When was the last time you stopped and thought about why you do something the way you do? Often, you don't usually pause to think about the "why" because talent acquisition is often viewed as an administrative function. What's the biggest problem in recruitment today?

Talent Acquisition Tech Is Evolving


“In five years, what we consider to be an ATS [applicant tracking system] now will no longer exist in talent acquisition,” Sackett told attendees at CareerBuilder’s Empower 2017, a conference for recruiting professionals held by the recruiting software company.

Talent Acquisition Is Dead!

The Tim Sackett Project

So, I wrote this little eBook called, “ Talent Acquisition is Dead: Talent Attraction Takes Root “, just click through to read the entire book. It’s built on the concept that for decades, truly the entire history of hiring employees to work for companies, we’ve only ever worried about acquiring talent. The concept of acquiring talent is one-sided. The best talent does not like to be acquired. So, how do you attract talent?

A new operating model for talent acquisition

HR Times

In our previous post , we looked at some of the ways HR can learn from leading practices for customer experience to improve talent acquisition. Enhancing the candidate experiences requires getting smarter about how organizations approach talent acquisition.

Employer Branding Budgets

Nextwave Hire

If you’re asking yourself “How much should I budget for employer brand efforts”? ( And for the record, you should be budgeting for your employer brand efforts.) “What does a good employer branding strategy budget look like”? Or “How will my leadership even approve an employer branding budget”? The takeaway here is to tie your branding efforts to the metrics that define the success of your department.

A new operating model for talent acquisition

HR Times

In our previous post , we looked at some of the ways HR can learn from leading practices for customer experience to improve talent acquisition. Enhancing the candidate experiences requires getting smarter about how organizations approach talent acquisition. That means linking recruitment more closely to overall corporate strategy as well as promoting a smoother ride for candidates through the process. Potential new sources of talent were left untapped.

Entelo’s Must Follow Talent Acquisition Influencers


If you’re a recruiter with your head down working on tough to fill roles, tracking the industry as a whole can seem impossible or a waste of time. Recruiters are competing against one another for the best talent. Sourcing, Branding, and Hiring Gurus.

Candid Chat with Tim Sackett About Your “Talent Acquisition Stack”

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Last Friday I chatted with the always-colorful talent acquisition analyst Tim Sackett. He had sent me a PDF of his “Talent Stack” (software for ATS’s, recruitment marketing and recruitment operations). Talent Acquisition Analyst Tim Sackett.

5 Powerful Talent Acquisition & Recruiting Trends for 2016


It’s crazy the number of conversations I’ve had with HR and recruiting practitioners I’ve spoken to in Q4 are telling me their staffing goals and headcount numbers are on the rise in this quarter and even more so in Q1 of 2016. It’s a good time to be in recruiting and HR. The need and demand for talent is huge if not overwhelming. Our senior business leaders are staffing up and taking advantage of this bull market. Recruiting .

6 Recruiting Activities That Will Help Companies Hire Top Talent

HR Bartender

Really low unemployment means that recruiting is tougher. There’s lots of talk about recruiters needing to get creative when it comes to developing staffing strategies and sourcing talent. Here are some of the most popular recruiting posts on HR Bartender.

Evaluating Your Employer Brand

Cielo HR Leader

Employer brand has grown into much more than how customers and employees view an organization; it has become a business imperative that directly impacts the bottom line. A recent LinkedIn study of 2,250 corporate recruiters in the U.S. Brand awareness studies (36%).

Generational Profiling – The Newest Trend in Recruiting!

The Tim Sackett Project

Well, we get to add something new to our toolbox in recruiting, Generational Profiling! Take a look at the average age of these super popular tech brands: You don’t have to be a genius to understand what’s going on in hiring in these companies.

Too Many Recruiting Tools Are Killing Your Recruiting Efforts

The Tim Sackett Project

This happens in recruiting too many organizations. We start out with a bunch of recruiters and some phones. That’s not enough we need to add some other stuff, these recruiters need tools! CRM, branding technology, data analytics, SMS messaging, etc. What happens to your recruiting team as you add more tools? Core recruiting skills diminish, or at the very least don’t increase. Great recruiting starts with your people. Your recruiters.

Your (Possibly) Forgotten Employer Brand Ambassadors


Previously on the exaqueo blog, we talked about the five types of employees who will activate your employer brand, whether you want them to or not. The idea being that — while you want employees to be brand advocates, share your company’s story, and post photos — you need to provide them with training and resources, first. Now, we want to share with you some additional insight and ideas for empowering yet another cohort of employer brand ambassadors.

Rebooting Recruiting

HRO Today

HGV is always focused on what is next and how we can continue to evolve based on today’s competitive environment and the candidate’s expected experience,” says Laura Schmidt, vice president of talent acquisition. The Recruiter Experience.

Everyone Wants a Talent Brand That Candidates Love, But…

The Tim Sackett Project

Everyone wants a talent brand that candidates will love, but almost no Talent Acquisition function is actually willing to love those same candidates back! Do you know why you love certain brands? It’s usually a combination of an experience you had with that brand. The brand made you feel like you were apart of it. This is the single biggest struggle most organizations have with establishing a real Talent Brand.

You Are What They Think

HRO Today

New research provides insight into how companies invest and measure the impact of employer branding. How do organizations measure the impact of their employer branding activities and how are they investing in those brands? Is employer brand a priority?

12 Employer Brand Experts Tell Us Why They Love Their Jobs, #EBLove


After a few lackluster interviews, I soon found myself working as a recruiter at a staffing agency. And there I’ve stayed in recruiting, talent acquisition and, finally, employer branding for the past 17 years. However, over the course of the summer, I found myself drawn like a powerful magnet to the latest employer brand research, insight and conversations, and eventually to exaqueo. Employer branding isn’t just what I do.

What Does Talent Taste Like? When Recruitment Marketing Keeps it Real…

The Tim Sackett Project

So, have a Coke and a Smile wasn’t good enough, the college recruiting folks in Coca-Cola’s Italian team had to get ‘creative’ and go off script. “Hey, we need a great theme for our next university recruitment event! “Taste the Talent!”

The Marketing of Hiring

HRO Today

Recruiting well-informed candidates can be a challenge, but by closely managing their online presence, organizations can get the upper hand. Marketing is, and always has been, a highly consumer-focused business function, but talent acquisition hasn’t kept up—until now.

Better Recruiting Results Through Geo-Targeting

HRO Today

Social media is not just changing the way people communicate—it’s changing the way organizations recruit. According to CareerArc’s 2017 Future of Recruitment Study , social media is now the most popular recruiting platform among employers and job seekers alike.

Recruiter Roundtable with Loxo CEO Matt Chambers and I!

The Tim Sackett Project

In this discussion, Loxo CEO, Matt Chambers, and I discuss trends in recruiting that is here to stay, and how modern recruiters will need to evolve to address these changes. Question 1: What do you see as the most impactful changes you’ve seen in the recruiting industry?

Transform Recruitment Marketing Conference is Back for June 2019!!! @Smashfly

The Tim Sackett Project

Smashfly Transform is the bold community that’s impressively grown from 200 at the first-ever Recruitment Marketing Conference in Boston in 2016 to more than 10,000 strong across the globe today. Transform is Back!!!

Career Confessions of Gen Z | The Power of Seeing – B-roll!

The Tim Sackett Project

In the last episode, I talked about what verbal and spoken content can do for your recruiting methods, but I think it’s just one side of things to simply hear what a job is like. Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me on this Gen Z journey.

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Michigan Recruiter’s Conference 2016 Takeaways

The Tim Sackett Project

Last week the 3rd annual Michigan Recruiter’s Conference took place in Grand Rapids, MI onsite at our corporate host Amway World Headquarters. 150 Corporate Talent Acquisition Leaders and Pros participated and heard from an outstanding lineup of speakers including Gerry Crispin, Laurie Ruettimann, Chris Bailey, Kerri Mills and Katie Born. I leave each time amazed at the talent we are able to bring into Michigan!

7 Recruiting Competencies to Guide the 21st Century Recruiter


I used to think that recruiters were just the same as human resources professionals. Great not just good recruiters require a different set of skills, abilities, and competencies altogether to engage, qualify and recruit talent to our organization(s).

Midwest Recruiter’s Bootcamp! Minneapolis July 31st-Aug 1 (LAST CALL!)

The Tim Sackett Project

My good friend and recruiting guru, Paul DeBettignies, is hosting the Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp in Minneapolis next week, and he asked me to come and speak at it. He also asked some of the top recruiting minds in the business as well! REGISTER FOR MIDWEST RECRUITING BOOTCAMP!

7+ High Volume, Low Unemployment Recruitment Strategies!

The Tim Sackett Project

Gather ‘round talent buffs and let me tell you a story – of a time not so long ago in a land not so far away. This information is great for the domestic economy, but not so great for employers who are using outdated tactics to build their teams. But have no fear – Fistful of Talent and Canvas have put me on the case to help organizations refresh their TA approaches during our WEBINAR, Help! I’ll be dropping the following silver bullets of recruiting wisdom.

How Long Should It Take a Candidate to Make a Decision on a Job Offer?

The Tim Sackett Project

For two decades I’ve been in the camp of a candidate should be able to tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ immediately, or you (the recruiter and hiring manager) did something wrong in closing! Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals Candidate Experience Career Advice Culture Employment Brand Hiring Job Seeker Advice Leadership Motivation Retention Staffing strategy Talent Acquisition The Recruiting Rules Trench HR Turnover

Why Am I Being Ghosted After I Interviewed?

The Tim Sackett Project

A recruiter from the company contacted me and scheduled me for an interview with the manager. I immediately followed up with an email to the recruiter and the manager thanking them, but since then I’ve heard nothing and it’s been weeks. I’ve sent follow-up emails to both the recruiter and the manager and I’ve gotten no reply. Dear Ghost, There are a number of reasons that recruiters and hiring managers ghost candidates and none of them are good!

Cybersecurity is Teaching Organizations How To Fix Their Talent Shortages

The Tim Sackett Project

Every single organization I speak with have needs for Cybersecurity talent, or they are in denial of their needs for Cybersecurity talent! Cybersecurity is bringing back the modern day equivalent of solving a talent shortage by having organizations actually solve their own problem, and not wait for higher education to catch up and fix the problem. Steps you should be taking to build your own talent: Step 1 – Reexamine your workforce strategy.

Social Status

HRO Today

New research provides key insight into social media’s effectiveness in building employer brand. An employer brand represents who an organization is and what it stands for. For many companies, social media is a key element in building the employer brand.


HRO Today

Aligning employer branding and a positive candidate experience is critical to attracting the best talent. But nowadays, that philosophy is equally important for organizations seeking the best talent. to raise our brand awareness with candidates.

7 Ways to Increase Your Hourly Hiring!

The Tim Sackett Project

In 2017 there will be over a thousand webinars on how to hire more IT talent, 15,285 blog posts on how to hire more IT talent, 100s of new technologies will be released on how to hire more IT talent. Those recruiters and talent leaders who are responsible for hiring the masses! . Smashfly, the world’s best recruitment marketing platform, is the sponsor for this FOT webinar.

Quality of Hire Means Something, Here’s Why


Quality of Hire didn’t use to be a recruiting measurement. Even just ten years ago, the goal for recruiters and even their emerging brethren was to make sure that people met the job requirements. There are a lot of advertising options out there for the hungry recruiter.