In the collections of the British Museum, there is a decree signed by Julius Caesar in 55 B.C., promising a reward of 300 sestertii to any soldier who brought another to join the Roman army. This could very well be the first official recruiting program that history can relate to.
In the post AD era, a recruiter began to be defined as a person whose job is to enlist or enrol people as employees, in the armed forces, or as members of an organization per Oxford Dictionary. The importance and prominence of recruiters today often goes unnoticed – they very well have the ability to change people’s career graphs, touch lives and impact how organizations perform and scale. A quick look at Google Books Ngram Viewer shows the number of times the word recruiter has been mentioned in books right from 1800 all the way up to 2008.
With no dearth of choices, the best candidates today are no different from your best customers. They discover new opportunities through personal and social networks, expect personalized experiences and respond to brands whose values resonate with them.
That’s why leading HR and business leaders have recently looked to their marketing team to understand how to scale and deliver experiences that delight candidates. From employer branding and the power of personalization, to using social media and email as channels to engage with their audience, some of the most powerful recruitment tactics have been borrowed from marketing.Read More
The rapid rise of social media, big data analytics, talent branding, and a candidate-driven focus to hiring has transformed Talent Acquisition into a strategic, data-driven function. Ineffective and high-cost inbound methods of hiring are giving way to more targeted and intelligent ways of hiring that are transforming how companies engage and recruit talent.
So how should Talent Acquisition teams equip themselves to ride this change?Read More
Literature has given us many scientists, detectives and heroes. But none as memorable as Sherlock Holmes because he is a delectable combination of all three. What makes him lovable is that he isn’t a man of magic or superpowers - but someone who relies on science and the power of a superb, analytical mind. In other words, he’d have made a great recruiter.
So we did a webinar to help recruiters hire like Sherlock, discussing the following topics: