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When I talk with talent leaders at different companies, one of the hottest topics on their minds is social recruiting. While most leaders know that social needs to be a critical part of their recruiting efforts, many are struggling with how to optimize the strategy and select tools that will help them meet their goals.

Somewhere along the line, recruiting technology became ‘self-aware’, allowing organizations to mindlessly post all of their jobs to job boards globally, big and small.  It was in the late 90’s and it was pegged as the solution to our sourcing challenges.  For the first time ever, candidates could ‘easily’ and quickly apply online for just

By Ben Gotkin For over 3 years now, the Talent Board has brought considerable attention to the Candidate Experience and its impact on an organization’s recruiting success.  As experts on recruiting process, technology, interviewing and selection, candidate engagement, we at Recruiting Toolbox certainly have had a very keen interest in this issue as we work

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8am PT/11am ET Location: Webinar The experience that your candidates have with your process can have a direct impact on not only your employment brand, but even your company’s bottom line. Historically, organizations have built their employment processes to meet their own needs rather than the needs of their candidates.

Focus on the big stuff in 2014

Monday, 06 January 2014 by

The New Year is here and so is the deep freeze! I’m writing from Chicago (or Chiberia as we are calling it today) where it is 14 below zero with a wind chill of a “freeze your face off in no time” 37 below. Seriously, we are colder today than Antarctica and Siberia. There is

By Ben Gotkin Candidates hate your hiring experience.  Well, maybe not yours specifically, but overall, candidates are not happy campers.  Online applications are lengthy and cumbersome, interviews can be as well.  And the ‘resume black hole’… Don’t get me started… The truth is that while active job seekers who need your job will jump through

R U Mobile?  Your candidates certainly are.  In fact, 20-30% of your candidates are trying to access your career website through their mobile device TODAY.  Mobile is quickly becoming the biggest and most impactful technological disrupter to the recruiting industry since the emergence of job boards.  That’s right, even more disruptive than social media.  So

Today on ERE, Recruiting Toolbox Principal Consultant, Ben Gotkin, takes a critical look at the identity crisis that exists among today’s corporate recruiters.  The corporate recruiting function is often very misunderstood, which can impact the effectiveness of the function as well as the ability to draw new talent with relevant skills and motivations into the

Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ben Gotkin to the team as a Principal Consultant, based in Washington, DC. Ben Gotkin has been helping companies develop and deploy recruiting strategies for over 15 years. He’s been a recruiting leader at companies like McGladrey, MITRE, BAE Systems, and – most recently – as a Recruiting

Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chris Havrilla to the team as a Principal Consultant, based in Atlanta. Chris Havrilla started her career as a software engineer and IT consultant, so yes, she’s a bit of a geek…in a good way!  She quickly found her passion in recruitment and sourcing, and worked her way

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