8 recruiting tools reviewed

Can any company here help your recruiting engine roar?

We’ve shared below third party reviews of 8 different HR technology products spanning applicant tracking systems, social media tools, and talent search solutions. Let us know if you find these reviews useful. We’ll include more posts like this going forward if they’re helping you find and vet new technologies for your recruiting practice. Here’s the Inspector Jones review of applicant tracking system iCMS. […]

Two alternatives to traditional job postings

Are you prepared to rock the job posting boat?

If I told you that one of the best ways to hire good employees was to eliminate or replace traditional job postings all together, would you believe me? Here are a couple of examples that may convince you to consider alternate job posting strategies. Zappos lets candidates fall in love with them Zappos has eliminated job postings. That’s right. Instead of […]

How Etsy pulls back the curtain to attract software engineering talent

Take a peek inside Etsy's hiring practices

Standing out from competition is a challenge for hiring companies. The best technical talent is inundated with job offers, so how do you separate from the pack? Try showcasing your team’s engineering chops on a separate blog aimed at a developer audience. What Etsy Does Best As we’ve outlined in our free eBook, “Building a passive candidate recruiting machine” (which you […]

5 Employee Referral Software Packages


Software makes everything easier — especially employee referrals. Here are some software packages that can help you make that referral process more effective. And check out the stats (on the left) from the folks at HerdWisdom if you’re not convinced you should be investing in your employee referral program! Gooodjob provides a referral experience optimized for mobile devices. I really like the […]

What should your employee referral goal be?

Set goals, attack them like you're Lionel Messi

It’s hard to know what percentage of your hires should be coming from employee referrals. So, what’s the right number? Here’s a couple of datapoints to help you determine the right employee referral goal for your company. Dr. John Sullivan outlines the stats behind employee referrals based on research conducted between 2008 and 2012.  He writes, “46% of all hires at top performing […]

8 Problems with Employee Referral Programs


Employee referral programs are incredibly powerful. We strive to find ways for you to improve your recruiting engine, but sometimes it pays to look at what you shouldn’t be doing. Here are eight posts on employee referral programs gone wrong. Harpaul Sambhi, founder and CEO of Careerify, writes about the pitfalls of global referral programs. The Talent Retriever posts about why […]

(Lucky) 7 resources to help you build an Employee Referral Program


Yaniv Masjedi, vice president of marketing at Nextiva, offers 5 tips for building an Employee Referral Program. Kathleen de Lara, content coordinator for People Search tool Entelo, provides quick tips on building an Employee Referral Program. Harpaul Sambhi, founder and CEO of Careerify, writes about building an Employee Referral Program. Take the Interview posts about developing an “Awesome” employee referral program. Here’s the OpenView report that shares best practices for building […]