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5 Sourcing Strategies Every Recruiter Should Use

Sourcing continues to change and grow with modern technology. It's important to stay on top of these changes and to implement some of the new strategies into your sourcing repertoire.

But what are these new strategies? And how you can you start to use them? In this article, we'll share 5 sourcing strategies that we think every recruiter should use.

Topics: Talent-Pool sourcing

9 Candidate Sourcing Tips You Can Start Using Today

Today's passive job market means that rather than candidates coming to you, you often have to actively find new candidates. For this reason, candidate sourcing has become a significant portion of the recruiting process. This is not always the easiest process to navigate, so we've come up with 9 tips for candidate sourcing that you can start using today.

Topics: sourcing

Top 22 Sourcing Channels: The Ultimate List

Are you having trouble finding new channels for sourcing candidatesWith the rise of social media and online platforms, the opportunities for sourcing have grown tremendously. Yet it can be difficult to know where to start. But don't worry, we've put together a list of the top 22 sourcing channels that could help you to find more qualified candidates.

Topics: Social Media Recruiting sourcing

What is Sourcing?

The term sourcing is currently appearing everywhere in the recruiting world. Many companies have been doing it for a long time or plan to recruit more proactively in the near future. But what exactly is the definition of sourcing, what does it include and why is it such a hot topic? This article answers these questions and gives you the basics you need to know.

Topics: sourcing

9 Advantages of Using an ATS (Infographic)

An applicant tracking system is essentially a tool for managing applications. It helps to support all aspects of the recruiter administration and decision-making process. This includes receiving and evaluating applications, sending e-mails, ranking candidates, sending reminders, notifications to colleagues and storing candidate information.

Our infographic shows you 9 advantages of an applicant tracking system, which speak for the acquisition of such.

Topics: Applicant Tracking infographic ATS

7 Advantages of Sourcing with a Talent Pool Tool

Sourcing has been an important part of recruiting for many years and, like many aspects of recruiting, has changed with the rise of digitalization. The tools and methods used for sourcing have adapted to our progressively digitalized lives. One tool that has become a key part of sourcing is the talent pool. In this article, we will share with you the 7 advantages of sourcing with a talent pool tool.

Topics: Talent-Pool sourcing

ATS From Two Perspectives: Recruiters vs. Applicants

The applicant tracking process should always be viewed from two perspectives: on one hand from the perspective of recruiters who want to simplify and streamline processes by introducing an applicant tracking system; on the other hand from the perspective of applicants who want an uncomplicated and personal application process (i.e. candidate journey). In this article, we will share the key aspects of an applicant tracking system from both perspectives and how you can utilize them to improve your recruiting process.

Topics: Applicant Tracking application process ATS

Purchasing an ATS: You Don't Have to Break Up With Your Agency

We all know the story. HR department meets recruitment advertising agency - a match made in heaven. But what about when a new character, the applicant tracking system, comes on to the scene? He’s got a lot of attractive qualities that the staffing agency admires, like lean administrative processes, improved team communication, and a comprehensive overview of all applications. But the HR department isn't quite ready to break up with their recruitment ad agency, who they’ve been with for years. So, what should they do?

Topics: Applicant Tracking job boards ATS

ATS Comparison: The 6 Main Differences

Choosing an applicant tracking system is a difficult decision. There are a lot of different software providers that all offer different features. However, when doing an ATS comparison, there are a few key differences you should be looking out for. In this article, we'll share with you the 6 main differences between applicant tracking system features.

Topics: application management ATS

ATS & GDPR: What You Need to Know

With the implementation of the GDPR Data Protection Act in May 2018, data privacy has been an increasingly important topic in the recruiting world. In order to comply with these new laws, it's essential that your applicant tracking system is also GDPR compliant. In this article, we will share with you the key privacy points every applicant tracking system should cover.

Topics: ATS

16 Questions to Consider Before Choosing an ATS

Choosing an applicant tracking system (ATS) is no easy task, especially with so many different solutions available. The application tracking market can be very confusing, as the range of software features varies from provider to provider. That's why its important to think ahead of time about which features are essential for you and your recruiting team. We have put together an overview for you with the most important questions you should ask yourself in order to build up a list of requirements.

Topics: Applicant Tracking application management ATS

10 Advantages of Using an Applicant Tracking System

In today's recruiting world applicant tracking systems do much more than just track applicants. They can be extremely beneficial to your recruiting process. If you've been on the fence about investing in an applicant tracking system (ATS), then this article is for you. We've compiled the 10 major advantages to using an ATS that we think you should know about. 

Topics: Employer branding Applicant Tracking

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

With so much constantly changing in today’s modern recruiting world, it’s hard to keep all of the terminology straight. If you’ve been wondering what exactly an applicant tracking system (ATS) is, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article we will give a brief overview of what an ATS is and what essential components it should consists of.

Topics: Applicant Tracking application management

Learn How the Stifterverband Uses Alumni Networks as a Recruiting Channel

Did you know that alumni networks are used as a recruiting channel and can be a way to deal with the shortage of skilled workers? We are delighted that we had the opportunity to sit down with Marion Langenbach, Head of Personnel Selection and Development at the Stifterverband für Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V., where exactly this approach has proven its worth.

The Stifterverband für Deutsche Wissenschaft e.V. is an institution with a long tradition and almost 100 years of history that goes back to the Weimar Republic and is today at the centre of a complex network of business, science, politics and civil society. Find out more about the daily challenges in recruiting, how Talention is used and about the alumni networks in this article.

Topics: Recruiting Interview

Innovative Recruiting at STAFFXPERTS: How We Remove Application Barriers

It is no longer a secret that the recruiting market is increasingly undergoing changes. But how do personnel service providers feel about these changes and, above all, what consequences do they draw from them? Talention interviewed two recruiters from STAFFXPERTS GmbH about the importance of content marketing in recruiting, their use of the Talention software and their attitude towards the much discussed need for a motivation letter.

Topics: Recruiting Interview

Social Recruiting: How Do Facebook Ads Succeed?

Have you ever tried using Facebook ads as a recruiting tool to reach passive candidates? Because nowadays not only can you publish Google ads, but also Facebook ads. Social media recruiting in general and Facebook recruiting in particular are good channels and measures to address passive candidates with new jobs and job offers.  In this article we want to demonstrate to you what you need to consider when creating Facebook ads so that you can use them to really convince the desired top candidates.

Topics: Social Media Recruiting Social Recruiting