How Social Recruiting Gets the Next Big Job Placement Won

Posted 04/21/2014 | By Kimberley Kasper  

Social media has affected every area of life, including the job market. When it comes to companies recruiting and hiring new employees, social media opens up many opportunities to find the right person with the right skills. From micro-applications to built-in portfolios, social media makes it easy for savvy recruiters to test an applicant’s creativity, ...

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Lessons from the Trenches: Cover Letters

Posted 04/10/2014 | By Lucinda Foss  

I’ve been on the fence for a while now about cover letters. Do they really add value or are they just a check item that gives a candidate a small bump?  Are they the equivalent of the college essay… you only read it if you are on the fence? Well, in the last couple weeks ...

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The Undervalued Resource of Employee Referrals and How to Get More of Them

Posted 04/07/2014 | By Kimberley Kasper  

Many hiring managers and HR teams may not realize this, but often you have access to a better qualified pool of potential employees through your current employees than you do in the general job seeker market. Your current employees may be networked and associated with people who would make outstanding candidates for your future staff, ...

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How to Find Your First Employees

Posted 04/04/2014 | By Adam Hyder  

It’s a common misconception that you have to offer higher salaries to entice people to leave their current jobs or hire less-experienced people with the intention of training them. I am here to tell you that this is not the case. The hiring process should begin before the company is founded. Before coming to Jobvite, ...

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R(evolutionary) Keynotes for Jobvite Summit’14

Posted 03/31/2014 | By Kimberley Kasper  

Are you getting ready for Summit’14? We are! There are only a few short weeks before we convene in San Francisco again for our 6th annual Jobvite user conference, so if you haven’t registered yet, you better do it soon! We’ve already provided you with information on our planned learning tracks—and now it’s time to ...

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How to Keep an Inventory of Qualified Job Candidates on the Ready

Posted 03/28/2014 | By Kimberley Kasper  

In our current entrepreneurial atmosphere, a successful start-up’s demand can grow by leaps and bounds, and as such, staffing is always a top priority. Managing by crisis, especially in a fast paced environment against stiff competition, seldom produces good results. It’s unsustainable for a business to scramble wildly to find new employees every time the ...

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Posted 03/27/2014 | By Dan Finnigan  

As you’ve probably heard, Jobvite has officially moved. We are now happily, proudly, and comfortably settled in the new office space that we designed and built here in beautiful San Mateo, CA. Physically, we’re not too far from our old building. Mentally, however, we are worlds away. Our new work environment has been thoughtfully and ...

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Recruiting CRM – Jobseekers Are Your Customers

Posted 03/25/2014 | By Carlos Teran  

Earlier this week I was talking to a sales CRM industry expert about Jobvite Engage, Jobvite’s recruiting CRM. In showing him our product and discussing our customers’ use cases, he quickly began to understand our viewpoint on recruiting; in the hunt for the best talent, all organizations need to view jobseekers as “customers” of their ...

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OFCCP Strengthens Commitments to Protected Veterans and Individuals With Disabilities

Posted 03/20/2014 | By Lucinda Foss  

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two new rules related to the enforcement of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503).  The changes require government contractors to take affirmative action to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities (IWDs) ...

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Check Out Our New Digs!

Posted 03/18/2014 | By Kimberley Kasper  

This morning we said a long-awaited and much-anticipated hello to the new Jobvite headquarters in San Mateo. The last time I wrote about this, we were in the beginning stages of construction. Today, I sat down in a great new chair and listened to the buzz of contented co-workers as they unpacked. I watched them ...

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