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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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social_media

6 Little Known Uses of Social Media in HR

It’s no secret that social media is widely used in modern recruitment but it may mean we’re overlooking other areas of HR where it could be equally as beneficial. Researchers over at BLR examined how human resource professionals are using social media and discovered some interesting results, for example do you give your staff public praise for their achievements via Facebook? We’re going to take a closer look at some…

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How to Bring Your Career Portal into the 21st Century

How to Bring Your Career Portal into the 21st Century

In a recent report from Aberdeen Group, researcher Madeline Laurano highlights the surprising shift between career portal’s of the past and present. The report, titled ‘Is Your Career Portal Stuck in the 80s?’ examines how the economic shift has affected the recruitment industry and more specifically how modern career portals heavily contribute to modern talent acquisition. In an era where job boards are losing their clout at an alarmingly fast…

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free recruitment software

What’s Better than Recruitment Software? Free Recruitment Software!

Contrary to belief sometimes you can get something for nothing. In this case, you get to use softgarden for nothing! We’re one of the few companies who offer free recruitment software, not least of all because we know the importance of trying before you buy. Experience the entire system, post as many jobs as you like an hire as many people as you wish with our 14 day free trial,…

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the benefits of application tracking software

The Benefits of an Application Tracking System [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thinking about using an application tracking system? Not all systems are the same but here at softgarden we aim to provide more than just an ATS. The benefits of using the softgarden application tracking system softgarden recruitment software takes care of everything from designing your job ads to social recruiting, building talent pools to in-house communication. Take a look at our handy INFOGRAPHIC for a bite-size breakdown of the benefits…

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