How To Optimize Your Job Descriptions

Jim Stroud interviews Kevin Walker, Director of Employer Insights at Indeed. Among the topics discussed are a) how employers can optimize their job descriptions for more views and applicants, b) how employer brand affects jobseeker applies, c) why its important to go mobile, d) how relevant search engines are to the applicant process and so much more! Tune in to learn! // Related links: http://goo.gl/5BgPyx

This is why you hate recruiters!

What happens when a group of HIGHLY sought after candidates confront a room full of recruiters about their despicable recruiting practices? What else, but hilarity! (Umm… no, not really.) In this episode of “Its all recruiting,” Jim Stroud shares his observations of a controversial panel discussion held at a recent Sourcecon conference. Among the questions answered are: Do you favor corporate recruiters more than agency recruiters? What can recruiters do to improve our response rates from you? How do you feel about the way sourcers find your information online? And what is the single biggest problem you have with recruiters? All of this PLUS, music by Blue Dali! Listen to this podcast now. You don’t want to miss it. // Links discussed in this podcast: http://goo.gl/zlQfxj

How To Recruit in a Tight Labor Market

If you ever wondered what its like to recruit in an environment where the unemployment rate is 6.3%, be sure to tune into this podcast. Jim Stroud interviews Justin Babbet and Tim Mullen of Job Advisor to discuss recruiting in Australia’s tight labor market, the paramount importance of a strong company culture and how retention is the new recruiting. | Links mentioned in the podcast (and more): http://goo.gl/HWyOtx

Why are there no personalized careersites?


Why aren’t candidates completing the application process? What’s up with Zappos and its “no more more job descriptions” program? How can LinkedIn get any better? (I have an idea.) Some truly innovative recruiting technology companies. I talk about all that with Steven Rothberg of CollegeRecruiter in this 32-minute podcast. / Books by Jim Stroud can be found here: http://buff.ly/1bn43R7 / Visit CollegeRecruiter.com

How To Recruit with Live Chat

In this episode of “Its all recruiting,” Jim Stroud speaks with Karl Pawlewicz of Olark to discuss case studies of how companies have used live chat to recruit passive candidates. | Related links can be found here: http://goo.gl/ySAlAk

In this podcast:

01:34 | I am the voice of Olark
03:39 | You might want to write something that says, “hey, we’re hiring…”
05:49 | I spoke with someone recently who is using it heavily in their recruitment process
08:20 | How many people would I need to answer all the questions…
11:47 | If you get too busy or if you reach your limit on the number of chats…
13:37 | …chat will pop open if someone spends more than a minute on a page
15:00 | You’ll have a running list of all the transcripts…
17:40 | …with the express purpose of being aggravating or being a nuisance
18:50 | …23% of their placements in 2013 were started with live chat
20:38 | …based on their IP address you could block that person…