Work is the curse of the drinking classes

Paddy O'Grady

Oscar Wilde, in a play on Karl Marx’s words, remarked that “work is the curse of the drinking classes”. In doing so, Wilde captured the contrast between the workplace as a place of boredom and stress, and the convivial atmosphere of the pub wherein friends gather to socialize and have fun. Yet the nature of work has changed since the 19th century; the modern manager takes a holistic approach to the individual employee, aligning work with the employee’s requirements. The same can be said of the recruiter.   

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Topics: Content Marketing for Recruiters, Company Culture, Careers Website, Employer Branding, job descriptions, EVP, targeted content, candidate persona

How recruitment marketing can help drive internal mobility in your organization

Maura McElhone

Internal mobility is the process of moving employees from one position to another within an organization. 

And for many companies —77%, in fact— having a culture that promotes internal mobility and facilitates recruiting from within, is critical.

The benefits are obvious, and include faster time to hire, positions filled by individuals who have already proven to be a good fit culturally and whose working style you know to be effective. 

It's easy to see why the companies surveyed by CareerXroads in its 2014 Source of Hire Report opted to fill "more than 41% of their openings from current employees.”

So what can your company do to improve internal mobility and recruit more from within?

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Topics: Recruitment Marketing, Company Culture, Employer Branding, recruiting

Turn Your Website Visitors into Candidates: Tips for a Better Careers Page

Maura McElhone

The competition for top talent is fierce. In reality, the candidate your company wants is already gainfully employed elsewhere, perhaps with little intention of leaving that employer anytime soon.

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Topics: Recruitment Marketing, Company Culture, Careers Website, Employer Branding

5 Tips for Creating a Careers Page that Converts

Maura McElhone

Did you know that 85% of job seekers rely on career websites to aid them in their search for information on a company?

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Topics: Company Culture, Careers Website

2015: The Year to Focus On Culture

Maura McElhone

Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder at Bersin by Deloitte, recently released Predictions for 2015: Redesigning the Organization for a Rapidly Changing World."

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Topics: Company Culture, Employer Branding