Lisa B. Radloff

Since joining NAS in 1998, Lisa has used her strong conceptual skills, sharp ear for dialogue and keen understanding of candidate behavior to produce concepts and copy for print, radio, television and online media for a vast range of clients across many industries.

Recent Posts

How to Optimize the Job Search Process on your Career Site

Topics: career sites, recruitment marketing, job search

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Aug 7, 2019 10:11:50 AM

Optimizing your job search

Forward-thinking organizations understand that the candidate experience is of paramount importance. It begins with creative, targeted career site content and ends – ideally – with the online application process. When job seekers reach your career site, their end goal is to search and apply for open jobs—and you need to have as intuitive and seamless a job search process as possible. So, how do you know if you’re following best practices in engaging with candidates at this level of interaction?

Do this: go to your company’s career site and view the experience through the eyes of a candidate; namely, ask yourself:

“Where is the job search button?”
You would be amazed how many career sites almost seem like they are deliberately trying to hide their Search Jobs functionality. It is crucial that a quick call-to-action is always visible. Anchor the Search Jobs feature in the main navigation of your career site and also place prominent buttons at the top and bottom of the page, particularly the job description page—the last step before candidates click on Apply Now.

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IT’S WHAT’S INSIDE THAT COUNTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNAL BRANDING

Topics: employment branding, recruitment strategy, employee retention, internal branding

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Jul 1, 2019 2:47:16 PM

The importance of internal branding

In the recruitment world, we’re often so externally focused that we overlook an equally important component of company identity: internal branding. Smart organizations realize that a company brand is only as strong as its alignment with internal branding. Building and maintaining a strong internal brand will resonate with outside audiences – your potential future hires – only when it mirrors external messaging and lives up to the promises being made to the public. So, how do you build an authentic internal brand?

Internal branding is a continuous process in place by which you ensure your employees understand the ‘who’ and ‘why’ behind your business proposition. Bloomberg

Your business doesn’t have “values;” the people within it do.
Like its namesake, internal branding cannot exist without employee advocacy, but don’t expect buy-in if corporate behavior and policy indicate otherwise. Are your company values merely a list of hollow buzzwords or phrases that no one believes in or cares about? If you want to create true values that define your business, the first place to start is with the very people you expect to promote and uphold them – your employees.

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Winning the internship wars: key components of a successful internship program

Topics: college recruiting, internships

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on May 30, 2019 2:37:37 PM

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The competition for interns is fierce, and today’s college graduates are a new breed. As Millennials (the youngest being 25) and Gen Z (the oldest being 23) make their way into the workforce, they present unique advantages for employers. Technically savvy and achievement oriented, this highly functioning demographic grew up in the age of transparency—and they expect the same honesty and candor from their employers.

So, how do you reach interns? How do you establish an application process that works for them?
Here are a few tips that have proven successful for our clients:

  1. Set up an Events page on your career site to promote college visits.
  2. Staff your events with recruiters who can answer the questions potential interns may have (pay rate, schedule, current openings, application requirements, etc.).
  3. Initiate a social media drip campaign to continuously communicate both your employer brand and available internships. Popular examples include Facebook sponsored posts and Google pay-per-click campaigns. You may also wish to create a specific landing page for intern response and include tracking code to gauge traffic.
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Candidate recruitment: the 411 on txt

Topics: text message recruiting, recruitment strategy

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Feb 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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In a recent Deloitte study, 89% of mobile users reported that they check their phones within the first hour of waking up, with 62% claiming to look at their phones within 15 minutes. And what are they most likely to check first? Text messages. Of course it follows that text message campaigns can also be leveraged as a powerful recruiting tool.

Numbers tell the story.

According to TextRecruit, recruiters using text messaging are achieving 99% open rates and 28% response rates, with average response time under 15 minutes. So, how do you craft your messaging and manage a text campaign? What are key rules and best practices associated with text message recruiting?

Optimal length. The Global System for Mobile Communications, which sets the standards
for the global mobile market, standardized 160 characters for the length of a text message across all carriers. However the ideal, industry-standard length for a recruitment text message is 100 characters or less. Here is a sample text recruiting message:

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Brevity. In text recruiting, concise content is king. This is not an online job posting or an email communication; your goal is to craft a brief message with basic facts, and always include a link for candidates to follow up. Text message links typically direct candidates to a landing page promoting an event, an RSVP portal or directly to your ATS to apply.

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Don’t Lose Them At Your Career Site

Topics: career sites, candidate experience

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Your career site is the first place candidates go when their interest is piqued, and it’s the hub for getting candidates into your recruitment pipeline. And yet, many organizations still take a “set it and forget it” approach to their career site.

Is your career site working to keep candidates engaged while moving them into your recruitment process? While there are many ways to make your career site a great candidate attraction platform, there are also key best practices to follow. If you are experiencing candidate drop-off, consider the following tried-and-true tactics:

1. Promote your culture front and center
Culture, mission and values resonate with candidates, particularly those who are not yet fully active in their job search. Passive candidates who are just beginning to look around will be swayed to another organization if they feel a better culture fit.

Your own employees are your greatest ambassadors. Let them shine on your career site and allow them to “tell your story” in a unique and compelling way. Create a bank of testimonials and refresh them on a regular basis. Develop videos as your budget allows and give them a prominent place on the page.

2. Make your jobs easily searchable
Most candidates want to see what jobs are available before they do anything else on your site. Readily available, easy-to-navigate job search functionality is a core component of high-performing career sites. It allows candidates to quickly find jobs that are most relevant to them, based on search criteria of their choosing. 

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