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Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night

Sending Out An SMS: Recruiting Texts From Last Night

This article originally appeared on Recruiting Daily.

In recruiting we spend a whole lot of time talking about striking the balance between automation and personalization, and how best to blend high tech with high touch. But for all the talk about email blasts, talent communities and employer branding, for some reason it seems like we’re all ignoring what seems to be a pretty obvious solution to what’s become a fairly endemic problem in talent acquisition today.

Imagine if a new SaaS product came out today that could guarantee a 90% open rate within three minutes of being sent. You’d probably pay whatever it takes to get your hands on what sounds to be a silver bullet for sourcing and candidate development.

 
 
 

How to resign from a job

How to resign from a job

Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers—and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide for when and how to resign.

BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR RESIGNATION LETTER

Be 100% sure you’re ready to resign
If you’re unhappy at work and it’s starting to affect your productivity and attitude, it may be time to reflect on whether it’s time to move on. But resigning is not something you should undertake hastily or impulsively.

 
 
 

Attributes that Make Star Performers Bad Team Leaders

Attributes that Make Star Performers Bad Team Leaders

Have you ever worked for a “bulldozer” boss? Someone so focused on results that they leave a path of anxiety and intimidation in their wake? Or how about a “micro-manager” who leaves their imprint on every office matter while still complaining they have too much work to do?

If you can relate, you have probably seen a leader who is running off the rails. We all know pressure can sometimes bring out the worst in people, but when leaders of organizations lack the self-awareness to manage their negative tendencies, the consequences can be profound.

 
 
 

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

4 Keys to a Great Leadership Strategy

“90 percent of my job is to fail.”

Speaking at an event recently, that’s how the head of a digital company described her job. She was tasked with taking risks on an ongoing basis, with the understanding that only a handful of her initiatives would work, and that this was acceptable. Only this way could her company stay on the leading edge of innovation.

Imagine the head of a big bank telling shareholders the same thing. It would never happen, and neither should it.

 
 
 

Does your team need an injection of fresh ideas? Look outside your industry for talent

Does your team need an injection of fresh ideas? Look outside your industry for talent

Anyone who’s ever had to hire knows that you need to cast a wide net to attract and retain the best talent. But there’s something else you should know: a single-minded focus on skills and industry experience alone can often lead employers to ignore the ripe pickings available just over the fence – professionals from other industries with the qualities and potential to be star performers in their business.

It may come as a surprise to discover that the vast majority of job seekers are open to moving into a new sector. A recent Hudson report found that 86% of professionals would change industries for the right job. Ambitious professionals are always looking for new opportunities – to broaden their skills, increase their options, and pursue raises and growth – especially when opportunities in their current industry are limited.

 
 
 
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