The softgarden Blog

Here you find the latest recruiting trends, recommendations about HR knowledge and exciting guest contributions.

5 Women HR Bloggers You Should Be Reading

Everyone has their favourite food, fashion or lifestyle blog but what about Human Resources? The Web is full of excellent HR blogs and believe it or not, they’re far from the boring depths of legal issues and employee stratagy. We’ve rounded up the top 5 best women HR bloggers who aren’t just experts in their fields, but entertaining to boot. So grab a coffee, have a browse and (hopefully!) learn…

Mobile Recruiting Studie

The 2014 Mobile Recruiting Statistics That Everyone Should Know

Mobile recruiting has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past year and it’s set to grow; a reported 84% of people say that mobile will be the main job search method come 2019. With over 90% of today’s job seekers expecting to at least view jobs on mobile, it’s clearly worth the investment. However, according to a recent study by LinkedIn, only 13% of employers say that they’ve invested enough into…

Zappos: Proving The Power Employer Branding

Zappos: Proving The Power Employer Branding

Zappos, the online shoe and clothing shop, recently made waves in the recruitment world by announcing that they’re not going to post job ads anymore. According to Zappos, they don’t need to advertise positions because they already have a pipeline of talent sitting on their doorstep. From now on, Zappos plan to use strategic talent acquisition as opposed to direct recruiting in order to hire their new employees; Essentially a…


Life Careerism, Are You Offering It to Your Candidates Yet? [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a recent report from Universum, a global leader in employer branding, the company highlights the rising value of life careerism for our emerging professionals. Apparently today’s younger generations are looking for meaning in their work, not just a paycheck, and according to Universum, it’s up to employers to deliver the goods. But how do they do it? Well according the to report, employers need to provide the following: Optimized…

How to Attract Talent to Your Small Company in 5 Steps

How to Attract Talent to Your Small Company in 5 Steps

What happens when you want to hire top talent, without the bait that larger companies have on offer? Trying to chase professionals without the perks of your competitors can be tricky but it’s certainly not impossible. Today we’re going to take a look at the top 5 things any small business can offer to woo top talent and win against big competitors. 1. Less Is More There’s a lot of…


Employer Branding Statistics That You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Employer branding, we all know it’s vital but did you know that over half of today’s job seekers use Glassdoor.com during their job search? According to a survey by Software Advice  52% of  respondees admitted to using the site which, amongst other things, allows users to read anonymous reviews of companies written by current employees. If the thought of it makes you shudder, have no fear, the survey also revealed…

Women & Work

Women & Work 2014 – Professional Opportunities in an Informal Atmosphere

On Saturday 24th of May 2014, the largest German trade fair for women, Women & Work, took place in Bonn for the fourth time. Around 100 top employers turned up to answer questions on the topic of women and careers and offered visitors an excellent opportunity to network and acquire new contacts. For women, it was a great occasion to learn more about careers and to discover opportunities in the…


E-Recruiting – the Tools of the Trade

In today’s war for talent its more important than ever for companies to take initiative. Former employees would have applied directly to a company, these days the trend is heading in the reverse direction. The win over a generation of digital natives more creative solutions are needed, hence the use of e-recruiting. Unfortunately with so many different forms it can get a bit complicated. Today we’re going to take a…


Hire the best candidates with fast recruiting processes

Collaborative recruiting thanks to mobile app for hiring managers


Inspire candidates with authentic employer reviews

Create a convincing career page in no time at all

Employer Branding

Attract candidates from the network of your employees

Active sourcing in a pool of actively searching candidates

Work together with external agencies and headhunters and evaluate success rates