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Birds of a Feather Flock Together But…

By: Doug Hay Tuesday August 12, 2014 comments

Birds of a Feather Flock Together But…

We have learned a number of valuable lessons since beginning our research to develop Referral Link and its underlying patent pending HR Smart Match Technology. We've learned there are active recruiters and uh..not so active recruiters. We've learned that writing a great job description is a talent that not all those who are tasked with writing them, possess. We've also learned that birds of a feather flock together but they also know other, different-feathered, but equally talented birds. For example,... Read More


Throwback Thursday- Yes That Open Position Is Costing You...

By: Doug Hay Thursday July 10, 2014 comments

Throwback Thursday- Yes That Open Position Is Costing You...

In honor of Throwback Thursday I am reposting an earlier blog about the true cost of an open position. Look for a whitepaper on this subject coming soon. Yes That Open Position Is Costing You... Not just money but time, employee morale, and customer loyalty are all "expenses" that continue to accrue when you have an open position. We all know it, but I am here to remind us all,  filling those open positions is urgent!   It  does  impact the bottom line and so much more. Using available technology to reduce time to fill and ... Read More


Just like Ice Cream Parlors: Have a “Taste” of Referral Link

By: Doug Hay Wednesday June 11, 2014 comments

Just like Ice Cream Parlors: Have a “Taste” of Referral Link

Ice cream parlors have the right idea.  They offer "tastes" of the funky new flavor of the day. Just in case the jalapeno chocolate pecan doesn't taste as good as it sounds, you can have a free taste and then decide if you want to buy a full double dip cone. Advancements in recruiting technology are hitting the market every day.  As a recruiting leader, you are   reviewing new technology options daily. You may be worried about implementing a new tool and how it will affect your current recruiting process.  Should you go all in with a... Read More


Summer: Time for A Dip In The Recruitment Technology Pool

By: Doug Hay Monday June 2, 2014 comments

Summer: Time for A Dip In The Recruitment Technology Pool

We've been telling you for months now that the reliance on job boards and other traditional means of recruiting will decrease as new technologies make their way on to the market.  As the hot summer days approach, more companies are dipping their toes into the recruitment technology pool, searching out new tools that will make the recruitment process more efficient.  A recent Wall Street Journal article gives tangible evidence of this by highlighting a company that has not only dipped their toe in the pool but taken a full body plunge. ... Read More


Fast Food, Frequent Flier Programs and 3rd Party Referral Tools

By: Doug Hay Friday May 2, 2014 comments

Fast Food, Frequent Flier Programs and 3rd Party Referral Tools

Fast food restaurants, day care centers and frequent flyer programs are all part of the landscape of today's world.  That was not always the case but each came to be due to a confluence of market forces.  McDonald's was the answer to a growing middle class that was earning higher wages, and thanks to the love affair with the automobile, more mobile. Day care centers became a necessity when women began entering the work force en masse in the early 1970's.  Thanks to the advancement in air travel, businesses looked for global partnerships... Read More


Yes, that open position is costing you….

By: Doug Hay Thursday April 17, 2014 comments

Yes, that open position is costing you….

Not just money but time, employee morale, and customer loyalty are all "expenses" that continue to accrue when you have an open position. We all know it, but I am here to remind us all, filling those open positions is urgent!  It does impact the bottom line and so much more. Using available technology to reduce time to fill and increase sourcing efficiency is no longer a "nice to have" but a "must have." An account executive at a Fortune 500 company has, at a minimum, a $250,000 annual new business revenue goal. If one of those... Read More


Referral Link: The Sourcing Efficiency Tool

By: Doug Hay Friday April 4, 2014 comments

As a recruiter you are always sourcing- looking for qualified candidates for open positions and for those positions that come open frequently. This task can be time consuming - one recruiter I spoke with called it a "time sucker".  Yet it is an integral part of finding the best candidate for the job. Sourcing is also a barrier to meeting the always important "time to fill "metric. In an effort to be meet or exceed your "time to fill" metric and be as quick and efficient as possible, your sourcing efforts are often focused on a group of... Read More


Hire a Recruiter for $2.98/hour

By: Doug Hay Tuesday March 25, 2014 comments

Hire a Recruiter for $2.98/hour

What would you pay a full-time, in-house recruiter who would: Sift through each of your employees' networks. Identify every person in each employee's network who is qualified for your company's open jobs. Meet with each employee and ask them if they would recommend those qualified candidates for those open jobs. $30/hour, $20/hour, maybe $15/hour? How about $2.98/hour? With Referral Link that is possible. Referral Link uses advanced artificial intelligence search and match techniques to comb an employee's social and... Read More


Referral Link: Results on Employee Participation Are In

By: Doug Hay Thursday February 27, 2014 comments

We have been live with our first product, Referral Link for three months and have gathered some great data about how employees are engaging with our quick and simple employee referral tool. If you're not sure it will enhance your current recruiting efforts, here's some data that might change your mind. The average number of referrals passed on to the recruiter per participating employee was 3.65. So in a year's time that would mean each participating employee would send you 15 qualified referrals.   The fact that these are... Read More


Bring Home the Recruiting Gold For Your Team

By: Doug Hay Wednesday February 19, 2014 comments

Bob Costas is a hero of mine.  I love baseball and Bob is all about baseball history so his infected eye that has kept him from continuing his Ripkenesque streak of hosting the Olympics, has me a bit bummed.  But I have still watched my share of the Sochi games the last few weeks. I am always amazed at the way in which athletes from smaller, less well subsidized countries find a way to compete against the superpowers.  Malta, the Cayman Islands and the Philippines all have athletes in the Winter Games! I'd love to be able to see what... Read More