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Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere.

CONTACT: chris@rectechmedia.com

RecTech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast Chris Russell

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Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere.

CONTACT: chris@rectechmedia.com

    Do Employer Brands Really Need A Tagline

    Do Employer Brands Really Need A Tagline

    Matthew Gilbert is the Creative Director at New York City based Bayard Advertising….where he directs their strategy, creative, content and web development teams spanning all areas of EVP and Employer Brand (EB) development and activation.
    Recently Matthew wrote an article on linkedin that caught my eye.../it was titled  Do Employer Brands Need A Tagline, Or Just Really Good UX?
    I think it’s time to reinvent, dare I say do away with, the notion that an Employer Brand needs a tagline. I can almost hear the shouts of “Nooooooo” echo across the EB landscape. Allow me to try and explain.
    Article Link

    • 26 min
    This Week in RecTech: Drinks and VC

    This Week in RecTech: Drinks and VC

    Sponsored by Rejobify.com MyWorkChoice Raises $3 Million for Flexible Work Platform https://www.americaninno.com/charlotte/news-charlotte/flexible-shift-scheduling-company-myworkchoice-raises-3m-round/
    Phenom People Raises Massive $30 Million Dollar Round https://hrtechfeed.com/phenom-people-raises-30-million-in-series-c-proving-the-hr-shift-towards-ai-powered-talent-experiences/
    Hiretual Launches Healthcare Specific Sourcing Feature https://hrtechfeed.com/hiretual-launches-healthcare-sourcing-tool/
    Bartender On Demand Platform Raises Seed Round https://hrtechfeed.com/bartender-on-demand-job-site-raises-seed-round/
    ModerHEALTH Raises $30 million
    https://recruitingheadlines.com/mental-health-benefits-platform-for-employers-gets-31-million-in-funding/
    Follow HR Tech Feed on social media:
    @hrtechfeed on Twitter
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    • 8 min
    Announcing HR Lancers

    Announcing HR Lancers

    HR Lancers a new Marketplace for Freelance Recruiters and Human Resources Consultants
    Thats right HR is going gig!
    Employers and freelancers can now create profiles, post gigs and be found in the first and only niche gig platform dedicated to HR.
    “There are thousands of freelance HR consultants and recruiters and now they have a place to call home, HR Lancers was born out of my own frustration with established gig platforms who charge exorbitant fees and lack relevant HR gigs.”
    Members can create a profile for free and be matched to available gigs from categories such as Benefits, Compensation, Payroll, Training, Sourcing, Recruiting and more. 
    The new site which can be found online at hrlancers.com allows industry freelancers to post profiles, search for work, setup email job alerts at no cost to them. Members only pay if they choose to feature themselves in the freelancer directory. Popular freelancers such as Katrina Kibben, Keirsten Greggs and Jim Stroud have already created profiles on the platform.
    Recruiting expert Jim Stroud says HR Lancers is a much needed resource. “Specialists are affordable and amateurs are expensive, when you consider the time and money wasted because of inexperience.  This is why HR Lancers is a premiere worth noting. With the gig economy booming and HR challenges abounding, it only makes sense to have a platform that provides the worker flexibility so many in the labor force are demanding. In light of that, a niche site for the HR industry is all the more logical.”
    HR Lancers allows employers to post projects and gigs that are contract only positions. They can also seamlessly browse the open freelancer directory and connect directly with freelancers through keyword and category search. 
    Current pricing for employers is as follows: 10 Day Gigs are free for a limited time, $29 for a 30 Day Featured Gig or $19 per month for an unlimited subscription. 
    Follow HR Lancers on social media via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
    https://www.facebook.com/HRlancerspro/ https://twitter.com/hrlancers https://www.linkedin.com/company/hr-lancers/ So spread the word far and wide that HR lancers is here and ready to power the HR gig economy.
    https://hrlancers.com/

    • 2 min
    2020 Recruiting Trends

    2020 Recruiting Trends

    Special thanks to WorkHere.com and Emissary.ai for their sponsorship.
    TRENDS: sourcing chatbots, text recruiting, automated pre-screening, resume scoring, automated hiring, digital onboarding, nurturing candidates and flexible work arrangements. 
    Cool tool alert - Typorama lets you create amazing visuals by "automagically" transforming your text and photos into beautiful typographic designs. No design skills needed!
    Just choose a background, type in your words and your creative typography is ready!
    Typorama saves you tons of work by automatically creating complex text layouts with different fonts and typefaces. By just a few taps, you instantly get your text beautifully laid out on a background of your choice. This would take hours if you were using Photoshop or a similar photo editor. (The text designs are not templates and they are generated randomly as you choose different styles).
    The app is free in the app stores. Apple | Google

    • 16 min
    This Week in RecTech: Bullhorn, SuccessFinder, vFairs, ERIN

    This Week in RecTech: Bullhorn, SuccessFinder, vFairs, ERIN

    Sponsored by Rejobify.com SuccessFinder Gets Funding Canada-based SuccessFinder has raised USD $2.23 million to join a crowded field of North America-based assessment providers. Positioning for recruitment, talent management, and analytics and stressing the validity of their psychometric science, Source: BDC Capital Invests $1.5M in SuccessFinder 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/canada-based-successfinder-raises-usd-2-23-million-for-its-psychometric-assessments/
    Bullhorn Acquires Automated Solutions Provider Herefish https://hrtechfeed.com/bullhorn-acquires-automated-solutions-provider-herefish/
    ERIN Employee Referral Software Releases Text Message Referrals https://hrtechfeed.com/erin-employee-referral-software-releases-text-message-referrals/
    vFairs Launches Feature-Rich JOB BOARD https://hrtechfeed.com/vfairs-launches-feature-rich-job-board/
    New announcement coming Tuesday Jan 14th. If you are an HR freelancer or a company that hires them RecTech Media is launching a new resource around that niche. Look for the special episode and and press release that day.
    Follow HR Tech Feed on social media:
    @hrtechfeed on Twitter
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    • 6 min
    One ATS Apply to Rule Them All?

    One ATS Apply to Rule Them All?

    Happy new year everyone this is the first episode of the new year and I have a special opinion episode to start us off.
    But let me start with some housekeeping items namely events I need to tell you about.
    I’ve got some discounts for you. Talent Acquisition Week is coming up at the end of January 28-30 in san francisco and you can use the code RECTECH to save 15% off a ticket...its 3 conferences in one week SOCIAL RECRUITING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE, EMPLOYER BRANDING STRATEGIES CONFERENCE and TALENT SOURCING STRATEGIES SUMMIT - learn more at talentacquisitionweek.com IAMPHENOM - the Phenom People conference will be held in Philadelphia on March 3-5 so if you want to save 25% use code RUSSELL - register at iamphenom.com I will be attending both events and conducting a number of interviews while attending RecTech Live Webinars
    Jan 16th at 1pm come see a demo of CandidateID a talent nurturing tool that also offers a free recruitment crm. CEO Adam Gordon will give us a preview of their software suite Jan 23rdt at 1pm come see a demo of Talenya - sourcing chatbot...very cool tool for employers...CEO Gal Amog will demo, they are targeting corporate TA professionals so if that you then tune in Register at rectechlive.com Cool tool alert - Tiny Scanner Plus is a 5 dollar app that will make your life easier if you do a lot of scanning. Your smartphone is an extension of your office. One of the most useful apps we found recently is Tiny Scanner Plus. Take a picture os a document and convert an image to a PDF that you can email or export.
    Contracts, agendas, letters, mark-ups, articles, receipts, kids' schedules or tournament brackets—scan it and send it in a snap. Name, organize and search your scans on the go from your phone. The app costs $4.99 in the app stores. Apple | Google
    Before we get started let me mention my other sponsor...WorkHere, the hyperlocal candidate delivery tool. Through their geofencing ad platform ….They help employers reach people through online ads with pinpoint precision where they live, work, and shop. Workhere will advertise your jobs on the screens candidates use the most: their mobile phone. That messaging is then delivered into the social and mobile apps they use the most often. From there, a human chat team will then qualify and engage those folks and send them back to your ATS via sms, email or redirect. So, head over to workhere.com and tell them you heard it on the RecTech podcast ------------------------------------------
    ONE ATS APPLY TO RULE THEM ALL
    Now that 2020 is here and the candidate experience is top of mind for many talent acquisition teams, lets talk about the ATS experience for job seekers. To get more specific, lets focus on the apply experience.
    For too long, the average job seeker has had to navigate a myriad of logins from disparate systems of record, forced to create and remember passwords and usernames in order to apply. But jumping through these hoops has made job search a painful one for candidates. It's time to start reversing that trend.
    The 'login to apply' feature prominent on most applicant tracking software is an element of days gone by. It is a relic of software past, and if I had a choice I would ban this barrier to apply.
    The modern job seeker has zero interest in creating another user account to apply to your company. They simply want to upload their resume quickly and move on.
    Appcast, the programmatic ad platform says that only about 6.6% of candidate traffic converts into an actual apply on desktop. And its even lower on mobile at 4.7%. Though there are a variety of factors as to why someone doesn't apply, making them login is certainly a big reason they don't.
    There is a use case for having to create a login. But only if its a seamless process. The ideal solution would require adopting an industry wide single sign-on process shared by all

    • 13 min

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