• Best Practices - Recruiting

  • Onboarding Done Right: New Hire Engagement Is the Key


    Onboarding isn’t about completing paperwork or a checklist. It is a six- to 12-month process that integrates new hires into the organization in a way that is designed to decrease turnover by increasing engagement.


    Building Training and Outreach to Achieve Large-Scale Hiring Goals

    For Ingalls Shipbuilding’s talent acquisition team, the task assigned in 2012—hiring 7,500 experienced craft workers over a three-year period—seemed daunting. The results have been very favorable as the talent acquisition team exceeded its goal and hired more than 7,500 craft workers. Beyond the numbers, Ingalls Shipbuilding has improved the diversity of its work force, including doubling its veteran hiring and maintaining a new-hire percentage that Howell says doubles the national average.

    Key Steps to Ensure a Diverse Pool of STEM Candidates

    In 2013, the George Washington University (GW) Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan that cited the institution’s ongoing commitment to reflecting the nation’s diversity, focusing on the quality of education in the STEM disciplines, and enhancing the post-graduation opportunities for its students.

    Key Considerations for a Low-Cost Recruiting Program

    To create a recruiting strategy that fits your organization’s budget, it’s important to understand your recruiting objectives. Then, find recruiting activities that are both effective and budget-friendly.

    Tips for Attracting Military Veterans to Your Organization

    There are many benefits to recruiting military veterans. How can you tap into this segment, and attract and retain military veterans to your organization?

    Using Predictive Modeling to Get Big Results From “Big Data”

    Predictive modeling—conducting statistical analysis to predict the consequences of hiring and probability of hiring success—can help you use data to effectively forecast intern hiring outcomes.

    Best Practices for Recruiting Students With Disabilities

    New regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) require federal contractors to set a target of having 7 percent of their work force be comprised of employees with disabilities.

    Strategies for Effective Branding: Part 2

    Here are several tips from Sue Keever Watts, founder and president of the Keever Group, to help bolster your organization’s marketing and branding efforts.

    Key Steps for Successful Veteran Hiring and Retention

    The military, regardless of branch, is built on a system of education that teaches and trains its employees in leadership and negotiating skills, how an organization works, and more.

    Essentials for New Recruiters: Partnering With Key Schools

    The career centers at your organization’s key schools expect a partnership built on consistency, communication, and mutual consideration. Here are tips for new recruiters on how to build that partnership.

    Recruiter Development: Learning, Experiences, Coaching

    Learn how one firm is developing and nurturing its recruiters by offering professional development opportunities through a variety of methods and venues.

    Best Practices: Recruiting Students With Disabilities

    How can your organization better connect with, recruit, and develop an inclusive culture for students with disabilities? Here are tips.

    Connecting With College Recruits on Social Media

    Discover how Intel Corporation uses various social media tools successfully in the college recruiting space. Find out what students want from employers via social media and how employers can best adopt social media.

    The Heart of Recruiting: Motivate Your Team, Now!

    The best way to motivate your recruiting team is to be very intentional in your communication. Offer words of inspiration and gratitude, and remind the team where you’re headed.

    Tips for Maximizing Your Career Fair Success

    Career fairs provide an excellent opportunity for employers to build relationships with students and future employees. This article offers several strategies to use in career fair planning and approach.

    Developing and Managing a Diverse Early Talent Strategy

    Employers can get a head start on their college hiring by developing early identification programs to feed their internship programs.

    Effectively Engaging Students Through Visual Media


    Video is the best tool for employers to tell their organization’s story in a way that brings it to life because it engages the senses and can put the visual communication in context for the student, explains Kasey Sixt, vice president at CKR Interactive.


    Tips for Developing an Effective Social Media Strategy


    While social media is a fluid communication vehicle, it’s best to be strategic in your approach when using it as a tool for professional pursuits—such as college recruiting. Following are some tips for creating an effective social media strategy.


    Creating a Strong Employer Brand


    An employer brand is an organization’s reputation as an employer and the image of the company as a great place to work. When an organization undertakes employer branding, the ‘product’ it is selling is the employment experience it offers.


    The Heart of Recruiting: Branding Circa 1870


    Today’s employer brand must appeal to the spirit of its intended viewer. A successful brand appeals to a deep-seeded need or a long-held value.


    Building a Successful University Relations Program on a Dime


    A common mistake many companies make when building a university recruiting (UR) program is to focus on identifying core schools first. While this is a critical task, it’s not one of the first steps to tackle, especially if you need to build a university recruiting program when funds are low. Many companies have tightened their belts in recent years, so UR professionals must be creative with limited resources and human capital; it’s all about delivering more with less. As such, your first order of business should be to look inside instead of outward.


    Prepare for the Fair: Eight Best Practices for Career Fair Success


    Following are eight best practices to use in your career fair planning.


    Best Practices for College Recruiting

    The successful college recruiting program looks at the long haul, not just short-term results, and is built on strong relationships. Here are best practices for college recruiting.