Category Archives: The Buzz

HERE’S WHY YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY TRUST EMPLOYEE REFERRALS!

Employee referrals have been around forever – arguably since ancient Rome, when Julius Caesar offered money to any soldier who recruited another soldier into the Roman army. Over the last decade, employee referrals have been the go-to source for recruiters searching for the “best” candidates. Data shows that candidates who have been recommended by existing employees have high applicant-to-hire conversion rates. And once they come on board, referral candidates tend to stay longer: 46% stay over 1 year, 45% over 2 years and 47% over 3 years.Image result for employee referrals

However, as sourcing tools and recruitment management platforms get more sophisticated, do employee referrals still carry the same weight? Julius Caesar was definitely on to something. But, are employee referrals going the way of the toga now that new tools are changing the way recruiters work?

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Most job descriptions that are written make companies look like robots. We need to stop doing this, it’s an embarrassment to the HR industry.

Job seekers will spend an average of 11 hours a week looking for a new job. That’s a lot of time spent reading job descriptions, and eventually, the endless lists of preferred qualifications and responsibilities start to look the same.

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Just to get an interview, applicants need to submit a resume that caters to the open listing; personalize a cover letter; provide references; and more. However, many companies don’t go the distance to give their job descriptions the same level of attention they ask of a job seeker.

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How Employer Branding Improves Recruiting

For most businesses, recruitment proves to be a real challenge. With so many companies out there vying for the same jobseekers, what strategies can a business can implement to establish itself as the organization that everyone is dying to work for?

Hiring managers nowadays are increasingly turning to inbound hiring to automate processes that once ate up their schedules, but this innovation is just the first step in a larger trend toward enhancing your company’s recruiting efforts.

Offering the best salaries and ample opportunity for advancement simply isn’t enough to win the attention of today’s workers. Since people spend a significant percentage of their lives on the job, they want to work somewhere they can be proud of. That’s where employer branding — which focuses on a company’s values and culture — comes into play.

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CREATE EYE-CATCHING FORMS: via Jotform Cards

In my previous post, I’ve written about how Jotform Cards could make your forms look much more fun and  interactive than the normal classic google forms. Jotforms come with the best graphical user interface and a web-based top notch design compatible across all devices.

Here I’m going to show how easy it is to create such forms with minimum efforts and maximum creativity. Did you know? Through Jotform you can create a brand new interactive form in just these 5 simple steps.

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Jotform Cards: Innovative-Fun-Interactive Forms

When was the last time someone asked you to fill a form for them and you were filled with this massive motivation to get done with it ASAP? Truth be told, whenever I’ve been asked to fill a form, I try to come up with the best excuse possible and would procrastinate until I receive a few reminders. Why is that?  Because, let’s face it, form filling can get dull and boring.

Yet, time and time again, here at Parkar Buzz, I’ve always written and advocated the use of Jotform. Why? Because they’re unquestionably different and they always strive to create a better user experience for their users. In one of my previous posts, I’ve listed huge differences between Jotform and the  regular Google forms.

Now, they’ve come up with an innovative product in their field of expertise. Yes, I’m talking innovation with respect to online forms. Introducing Jotform Cards. Who would’ve thought form filling could be a fun-interactive thing? Honestly, Jotform Cards has entirely changed the mindset that’s prevailed around form creation as well as form submission.

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