Recruitment marketing perennials that still get results

Topics: recruitment strategy, traditional media, employee referral programs

Posted by Tracy O'Neal on Aug 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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From programmatic, PPC and social media to the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI), the job search has come a long way. Yet there are many aspects of recruitment which haven’t changed over the years, and for good reason: because they still work. Here, we take a look at 5 tried-and-true perennial strategies that our clients continue to successfully use in their recruitment efforts.

Print
Print media, such as newspaper, can still be effective for companies with a small number of job openings, as well as those looking to launch a massive hiring initiative (for example, a new Call Center needing to hire hundreds of people). Some audiences still prefer print, and candidates for certain job types (entry-level manufacturing, service industries) may be more easily reached through local newspapers. And for some industries, trade publications are still a good way to promote an employer brand. Additional advantages include:

  • Laundry-listing. Whereas online job search is generally restricted to defined search parameters, print facilitates the opportunity to advertise positions across disciplines. For example, if your company has openings across several job disciplines, you can run one print ad for openings in all areas. In the online job posting format, advertised jobs are generally tied to individual job requisitions in an ATS.
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When old school works: traditional media and its role in recruitment

Topics: recruitment marketing, recruitment strategies, traditional media

Posted by Chris Bacon on Jul 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Although online media tends to dominate the recruitment landscape today, there are situations where conventional media, such as print, direct mail and radio, are viable, effective options. These channels can also serve as a conduit to your digital media and online presence – all designed to drive candidates to take specific action. Here are a few examples of traditional media, and why they still work:

Print is not dead.

Print media is an effective option for organizations with a small number of job openings, as well as those looking to launch a massive hiring initiative (for example, a new Call Center needing to hire hundreds of people). Some audiences still prefer print. Candidates for some job types (manufacturing, service industries) may be more easily reached through local newspapers. And some hard-to-reach candidates (scientific disciplines) may read industry-specific journals.

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