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

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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Recruitment marketing perennials that still get results

Topics: employee referral programs, traditional media, recruitment strategy

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff 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 Employment Brands Go Astray

Topics: employment branding

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Your employment brand is key to communicating what it is like to work for your company – and why candidates should join you. However, we often find that organizations let their brands stray from the original purpose. Here, we explore a few scenarios where employment brands can become disconnected from the reality of your employment proposition.

1. Not Telling Your Story
If you find that when you interview candidates they don’t really know who you are, what you do or what your organization is like as an employer, you need to create an employment brand to tell them.

Many companies use bland phrases, stock photos and clichéd copy on their career sites and marketing communications, failing to set themselves apart from competitors. Your employment brand should be personal to your organization, focusing on what sets you apart and why people would enjoy building an ongoing career with you.

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Five ways to re-energize your Employee Referral Program

Topics: employee referral programs

Posted by Lisa B. Radloff on Nov 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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It has long been established that employee referral programs are one of the most successful and cost-effective methods of recruiting employees. Who better than your own employees understand your culture and know others who might be a perfect fit for your organization? For those reasons alone, it’s important to keep your employee referral program robust. How?

Create a constant presence
Is your employee referral program tucked away somewhere in your intranet? Do you promote your program frequently? Do you use multiple media to get the message out? If not, consider:

  • Having regular touchpoints with employees, including emails that encourage participation, thank employees for referrals, and announce successful efforts by congratulating employees for directing you to a new hire.
  • Using traditional methods, such as posters, table tents and referral cards.
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