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

Social Recruiting Survey 2014 [Infographic]

Last week we published the first half of our 2014 Online Recruiting Survey which asked just over 1200 participants their opinions on E-recruiting. This week we’re revealing part two of our survey where we find out what candidates had to say about our favourite 2013 buzzword, social recruiting. As the most rapidly developing method of 21st century recruitment, social recruiting is rapidly changing how we and our candidates treat the…

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softgarden Online Recruiting Survey 2014 [Infographic]

Last month softgarden teamed up with Heilbronn University in Southern Germany to find out what people really think about online recruiting. The questionnaire, which was completed by just under 1200 participants, was given to online job applicants as well as the students at the university of Heilbronn. The results were mixed bag, when asked about their thoughts on the online application process here’s what some participants had to say: “Often…

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The softgarden Online Application Process Wins Again!

We’re overjoyed to announce that the softgarden online application process has been rated first place by over 1,400 recent graduates! Following an APOLLO survey by online recruiting experts Potentialpark, our clients Fresenius were awarded first prize (for the second year in a row!) After comparing almost 150 companies, the candidates voted the Fresenius online application process as the best. Isn’t it great when hard work pays off? Searching for Jobs,…

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A Work-Life Balance, What Side Are You On?

These days a work life balance is considered pretty standard for many in the job industry. The term, which initially appeared in the 70’s, is nowadays highly regarded as a main job perk for most young professionals. First of all, thanks to the widespread use of technology and ever-more affordable gadgets it’s far easier for us to work remotely. For many remote employees the only difference to the day lies…

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Did You Know These 10 Shocking Employee Engagements Facts? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Employee engagement is a subject we bandy about a lot here at softgarden HQ, primarily because it’s a topic close to our hearts – we’re one of those typical startups who appreciate free coffee and snacks to keep us happy at work. However, asides from the fact that we like to indulge in certain employee engagement tactics, it’s a subject we often discuss here because it’s so vital to staff…

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Social Recruiting – What You Need to Know before Taking the Plunge.

Dipping your toes into the pool of social recruiting for the first time can feel akin to stepping out of the sauna and into the plunge pool – it’s scary but it’s worth it! Thanks to a steady rise of social networking (and therefore social recruiting) it’s basically a given that you’re going to have to take the plunge sooner or later, so here’s a few top tips to ease…

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Social Recruiting? Use this simple trick to get more exposure.

When was the last time you checked your watch before hitting post on a vacancy? If the answer’s never, read on (you’re not alone). Little known to some, timing is crucial to the exposure your post will receive (and I don’t mean the difference between posting at midday or midnight). Whether you’re social recruiting via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram (or all 5) it’s worth considering what time of…

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What Everyone Should Know About Social Recruiting in 2014

Social recruiting was the buzzword for 2013; The year that recruiters worldwide began to truly discover the immense power of social networking and mobile technology for the first time. Everything from Facebook to Instagram, Twitter to Pinterest was poked with a stick to see what potential goodies would come falling out. As far as social networking goes there wasn’t a stone (or App) left unturned by recruiters keen to dig…

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How to Generate Employee Referrals And Find Top Talent

It’s no big secret that in business it’s all about who you know. Effective networking lies at the heart of every successful company and crucially, it lies at the heart of recruitment. Amongst the many and varied ways employers can source the top talent, employee referrals are rapidly becoming one of the most favoured tools in the recruitment industry. Thanks to the boom in social networking it’s never been easier…

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5 Incredible Staff Perks That Save You Money

Being a small company doesn’t mean you need to scrimp when it comes to staff perks. You might not be able to offer your employees an in-house gym or childcare (e.g.Google) but there are plenty of affordable staff perks out there that work just as well. Just to clarify, by work we mean they actively improve engagement and staff retention. Staff perks are there to support and improve a well…

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