In the expanse of the Hotel Irvine grand ballroom—nestled in the heart of sunny Southern California—recruiters move from booth to booth like tourists along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’re laughing and shaking hands and telling stories; formalities and rituals before business begins.
It isn’t long before the conversations shift from small talk to real talk. The, “how have you been’s?” and “so great to see you’s,” become, “I need to enrich my pipeline and reach more candidates…show me your applicant tracking system…can you parse resumes with it?”
One thing you deduce at a staffing and recruiting conference is the air of excitement when recruiters talk about their career field. They want to stay current and understand how software solutions benefit them. They want to go home better than when they arrived.
And it is here where our journey ends. Not California like some Steinbeck-cliche or Manifest Destiny creed of the American West, but realizing that when recruiters gather together, their ambition is contagious.
For over 13 years, the reality singing competition has captivated, dare I say hypnotized, American television audiences. It started in 2002 with American Idol, and—as far as TV networks are concerned—won’t stop until they’ve forced every last person with any ounce of talent into our car stereos and Spotify playlists.
So when NBC introduced The Voice in 2011 I was…skeptical to say the least. Why did we need another prime time karaoke competition?
But The Voice was different. Not only did the celebrity judges “draft” singers to their respective teams instead of judging their performances alone, but they also had to pick singers with their backs turned to them. They couldn’t pick on appearance, hair color or gender. They had to choose based on what the name of the show suggests. The person’s voice.
So what does this have to do with recruiting? Until a few days ago…I assumed nothing. As I’ve alluded to in recent posts, human nature wants us to make poor hiring decisions. It wants us to choose people like ourselves and wants us to make judgments early in the interview process—like 10 seconds into the interview early.
The new year is officially underway and the signs are everywhere.
There’s a signup sheet for treadmills at the gym, the produce aisle at your supermarket is bustling with people buying kale and other vegetables and your friends have all informed you they are quitting Facebook – “like for real,” this time.
Whether or not you are still committed to your New Year’s resolutions (hopefully you are), Zoho Recruit wants you to know it’s never too late to set and work toward achieving your professional goals in 2015.
So with that in mind, lets look at a few ways you can up your recruiting game in the coming year!
Remember the days of writing a letter to Santa Claus? When you’d sit down with your computer or pen and paper and make a list of everything you wanted for Christmas.
Kids all over the world send letters to Santa ever year. In 2013, the Universal Postal Union expected to receive more than seven million letters from 192 countries addressed to Santa (or his cultural equivalents). That’s a lot of mail for one man.
As an adult the days of writing to Santa but that doesn’t mean you stop wishing. It just means those wish lists are more…practical.
An average day in the life of a recruiter is not an easy game. With candidates scheduled to be interviewed, resumes ready to be filtered, and potential hires to be sourced, time becomes a holy grail. Not to mention that scouting for candidates through a number of job boards, websites and multiple other sources most often can seem like a herculean task.
But now with Resume Extractor, the extension from Zoho Recruit, you can keep those worries shelved. No more downloading, converting or manual entering of candidate information. You can parse resume from any web page at a click. To those who are wondering what an extension is, its an add-on, a button on the address bar that provides a shortcut to the application you are using.
We are delighted to announce that Zoho Recruit will be exhibiting at the Recruiting Trends Conference, held at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas from 22-25 October 2013. We will be there on Thursday and Friday, the 24th & 25th of October 2013.
We will be available at Booth no.415; so feel free to drop by for a demo and to chat about how Zoho Recruit can fit your recruitment needs and give you a strategic advantage in today’s challenging economic environment.
The Recruiting Trends Conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with industry leaders. Please visit Recruiting Trends Conference website here to know all about the conference and register your details.
We look forward to seeing you there!