All posts in Top Talent

5 Ways for Recruiters to Attract Passive Candidates and New Clients

5 Ways for Recruiters to Attract Passive Candidates and New Clients

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by digital strategist and blogger, Tanya Williams. Her opinions are her own.  

People haven’t changed but the way we communicate with them has. In our fast paced, ‘want it now’ society technology new digital tools and platforms are making it easier than ever to access information.

The same applies to the world of recruitment. The rules have changed and how we find clients and talent today relies on much more than just knowing a few people in our network. Your potential clients and candidates are starting the ‘people finding’ process online and if they cannot find you, then you are missing out on business.

Clients and candidates are mobile, social and want personal relevant information given to them on their communication channel of choice delivered on their favourite device. With this in mind, you need to take the time to listen to and understand your audience about how digital technology is impacting their everyday life. Read More…

What recruiters want 12 ways to have them gagging for your business

12 Ways to Get Recruiters Gagging For Your Business

Picture it: Your business has reached the stage where you need to employ someone new into the team. But you’re far too busy to recruit the position yourself so you’ve decided to engage the services of a recruitment consultant.

Regardless of whether you’ve decided to go with a generalist or a specialist recruiter, the recruiter you choose could well be just as busy as you.

How can you become their top priority? Read More…

5 Secrets to Hiring the Right People

5 Secrets to Hiring the Right People

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Leonie Barnett from Media Vision. Her opinions are her own.

One of the keys to achieving business success is by hiring quality employees. The right people can make or break any profit-making enterprise, as they are the foundation upon which a company’s profitability depend.

It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch, so much so that a single bad hire could potentially ruin the whole team’s motivation. This will negatively affect productivity, and ultimately, impact the bottom line.

However, bringing in the perfect candidate to fill a role in your company is not an easy task. Potential hires that look good on paper do not always guarantee the right fit.

Someone who doesn’t shine during the interview might prove to be a better performer, even when compared to someone else who passes it with flying colors. Finding candidates for the right role goes beyond technical skills or the perfect CV. Other factors must be considered as well.

Here are five ways to help improve your team recruitment efforts moving forward.  Read More…

How to Stand Out to Passive Candidates

7 Ways to Stand Out to Passive Candidates

Ever heard the adage “It’s easier to find a job when you have a job?”

From the employee’s side that’s probably true. But what do you do if you’re the employer looking to hire someone who already has a job and is not actively looking for work?

This type of candidate is referred to as a passive candidate – someone who is not necessarily looking for a new job, but would be open to taking a new job if the right offer comes along.

Getting someone in this situation to be excited about your company can be a tough task. Read More…

6 Ways to Tweak Your Job Descriptions to Attract Better Talent

6 Ways to Tweak Your Job Descriptions to Attract Better Talent

Editors Note: This is a guest post by Monique Craig from Oneflare. Her opinions are her own.

If you’re struggling to find the right talent and your business goes through endless hiring cycles, this post is for you. Unfortunately, many organizations tend to sabotage their hiring strategy by publishing job descriptions which only prevent them from reaching critical recruitment goals. Ensure that you’re attracting the right type of talent by writing clear and relevant job descriptions.

Here are 6 tips to help you do that and boost the retention rate at your organization. Read More…

Top 50 C-Level Sales Professionals in Boston

Top 50 C-Level Sales Professionals in Boston

Boston. One of my absolute favourite cities in the USA.

What comes to mind when you think of Beantown? Is it The Red Sox? The Boston Tea Party? Faneuil Hall? Harvard? Good Will Hunting? Or perhaps it’s “Cheers” … where everybody knows your name!

Over the last few months we’ve shone the spotlight on several US cities. Not to promote them as a tourist destination but to highlight some of the country’s best talent.

For example, maybe you’ve got your eye set on one of the Top 50 C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle, the Top 50 Female Full Stack Developers in New York City, the Top 50 Female Front-End Engineers in San Francisco, the Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers in Austin, Texas, or the Top 50 Hadoop Developers in the Bay Area.

Today it’s Boston. One of the oldest cities in the USA, the largest in New England, and home to some very talented C-Level Sales Professionals.

Wherever you believe your ideal candidate might be ‘hiding’, at RecruitLoop, we’ve created a very specific sourcing algorithm and process to help you find them, anywhere in the world. We call it Sourcing as a Service. Sourcing is the process of identifying the specific characteristics of your ideal candidate, then finding as many people who meet that criteria as possible.

Here are the Top 50 C-Level Sales Professionals in Boston for your perusal based on their experience, qualifications and digital footprint. Read More…

10 Ways Having Happy Employees Can Increase Productivity

10 Ways Having Happy Employees Can Increase Profit

We all know that we seem to have more energy, are less stressed, more creative, more helpful to others and achieve more when we are happy. Yet when it comes to workplaces, the same ‘formula’ often doesn’t appear to apply. While keeping customers and clients happy has been a focus of business success for years, ensuring employee happiness has not always been such a priority.

But if we are more energised, more creative and get more stuff done when we are happy and companies want to be more productive and profitable, it follows that having happy and engaged employees is something every employer should strive for.

The growing body of research around employee engagement and the link to profitability is irrefutable – happy employees mean improved productivity and increased profits. Whether we look at entrepreneurial startups or large, established enterprises, the same holds true: People are more productive and creative when they have more positive emotions.

Positive and happy people are not only more likely to come up with a new idea or solve a complex problem that same day, but also do so the next day.

Creating a workplace filled with happy people isn’t as difficult as you might think. And it isn’t about salary increases.

In fact, research confirms that salary is never the primary reason people leave jobs – they leave jobs first and foremost because they feel under-valued or unappreciated. They feel their contribution is not valued.

This is not to say that an appropriate salary is not an important component of recognition – it is. It’s just not the most important component.

Here are 10 things you can do immediately to change the happiness level in your employees and improve your bottom line. Read More…

Top 50 Hadoop Developers In The Bay Area

Top 50 Hadoop Developers In The Bay Area

Here’s a spot quiz for anyone reading this post. What is Hadoop?

Actually let’s make it a bit easier for you. We’ll make it multiple choice!

Is Hadoop …

  1. A character in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book?
  2. A newly discovered superfood related to the acai berry?
  3. An open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware? or
  4. Can I please phone a friend?

To be honest, when I first heard one of our clients refer to Hadoop several months ago, I had to ask for clarification too.

When a company has a very specific type of candidate in mind, it influences every step of their hiring process. One of the most important steps happens at the very beginning, and it’s called sourcing – an area we know quite a bit about.

Sourcing is the process of identifying the specific characteristics of your ideal candidate, then finding as many people who meet that criteria as possible.

For example, maybe you’ve got your eye set on one of the Top 50 C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle, the Top 50 Female Full Stack Developers in New York City, the Top 50 Female Front-End Engineers in San Francisco or the Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers in Austin, Texas.

Wherever you truly believe your ideal candidate might be ‘hiding’, at RecruitLoop, we’ve created a very specific sourcing algorithm and process to help you find them, anywhere in the world. We call it Sourcing as a Service.

Now let’s say hypothetically you were looking for one of the Top 50 Hadoop Developers in the Bay Area.

Well it just so happens that you’ve come to the right place. Here are they for your perusal based on their experience, qualifications and digital footprint.

Learn more about our Sourcing as a Service and candidate ranking system. 

Read More…

Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle

Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals in Seattle

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women all over the world.

Over the last few months, we’ve shone the spotlight on several groups of awesome women for their amazing contribution to ‘all things tech’. We set out to do this intentionally given that the low representation of women in the tech sector was one of the biggest issues of 2015.

We’ve shared the Top 50 Female Front-End Engineers in San Francisco, the Top 50 Female Full Stack Developers in New York City, and most recently the Top 50 Female UI/UX Designers in Austin, Texas.

In today’s post we’re heading to the Pacific Northwest, to one of my personal favourite cities in the USA – Seattle Washington – to showcase the city’s Top 50 Female C-Level Marketing Professionals.

When you think of Seattle, you probably think of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Grey’s Anatomy, and Starbucks.

What you may not know is that despite its reputation for being a rainy city, Seattle actually receives less rainfall than New York and Chicago!

There are also some incredibly talented and highly successful female marketing professionals working in the city overlooking the spectacular Puget Sound. Check out the list below. Read More…

6 Ways to Ensure Your Candidate Turns Down Your Job Offer

6 Ways to Ensure Your Candidate Turns Down Your Job Offer

Sometimes getting your candidate across the line (and then to sign on the dotted line) isn’t as easy as you might think or hope.

After all, just because you believe you have identified the perfect candidate, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the candidate feels they have found the perfect employer. Read More…