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SmartDreamers Partners with Indeed to Boost Recruiting Efficiency

In January 2021 we started a strategic partnership with Indeed, the world’s number one job search engine. The platform includes job listings from major job boards and company career pages. It generates more than 250 million unique job seekers every month and it’s accessible across 60 countries and 28 languages.

  • Feb 09
  • 3 min read

Introducing SmartDreamers Nurture – A Candidate Centric Communication Engine

The context of the global pandemic has sparked innovations in how companies engage with their talent pool remotely. Since casting the widest net is not a viable option, recruiters today tap into strategies that help them focus on quality leads instead. Automated lead nurture platforms have taken center stage. And for a good reason.

  • Nov 12
  • 5 min read

How to Design the Perfect Job Landing Page

At one time or another, we’ve all been there: scrolling through your phone, you come across a job posting or an ad for a position that looks interesting. You click the link, and it takes you to a landing page that loads at glacial speeds. A second before you would have closed on the window and gone on with your day, the page finally loads—and it’s a mess. It’s clearly not optimized for mobile, and it’s got endless dry paragraphs of awkwardly formatted text, all in print too tiny to read.

 

At this point, most of us have given up, but if you soldier on you’re eventually presented with a deeply infuriating application, with no autofill functionality, no way to save, and potentially more than an hour’s worth of redundant forms to fill out.

  • Jul 03
  • 4 min read

How to Track the Entire Talent Acquisition Funnel

Candidate journey, recruitment funnel, applicant funnel, talent acquisition funnel...so many trips and funnels it can be hard to keep them all straight, let alone know which to focus your attention and energy on.

 

While the topic of all these funnels and journeys is more than enough subject matter for a lengthy book, today we’re focusing on one and how to go about tracking your candidates as the make their way from first-time reader to happy new hire.

  • May 13
  • 8 min read

How Automation Makes Life Easier in a Candidate's Market

By now, you’ve heard us talk about the wonders of recruitment marketing automation (RMA) and all the joy it can bring to your recruiting efforts. You’ve also listened to us go on about how it’s a candidate’s market out there.

 

Have you made the connections?

 

Just in case, we want to take this opportunity to dive into the variety of ways RMA can make everyone’s lives a bit easier given the current job market.

  • Apr 08
  • 4 min read

Why (and How) Recruiters Should Segment Their Audience

If you’re a recruiter, a hiring manager, or a recruitment marketer, take a second to think about your existing team. At a medium or large company, you’re likely to see a lot of diversity. People of different ages, different experience levels, and different goals or interests.

  • Feb 20
  • 4 min read

What Makes Recruitment Data-driven?

Data. Is. Everywhere.

  • Feb 12
  • 5 min read

Why Should Recruiters Focus on Passive Job Seekers?

Think back over your last 9-10 hires. Where were they sourced?

  • Feb 04
  • 4 min read

The Top Channels for BPO Recruitment

Business process outsourcing, or BPO, is a dispersed industry by nature. As such, operations need to be agile, lean, and able to scale up to meet demands with little or no notice. When you combine those needs with the fact that the primary demographic of BPO workforce being Generation Z (18-25 years old), you start to see the complications in hiring for this industry.

  • Jan 21
  • 5 min read

How EU Tech Companies Build an Employer Brand in a Market Hungry for Talent

The Star-Trek like future...is happening today.

 

  • Jan 09
  • 9 min read

5 Predictions for Recruitment in 2020

We don’t have to tell you that the HR world is ever-changing and that to keep up recruiters in particular need to be fast on their feet, able to pivot and change course mid-stream. That said, there are some constants, like putting candidates first. Or that personalized communication will always trump bland boilerplate.

  • Dec 17
  • 4 min read

CRM vs ATS: What's the Difference?

A huge transformation is taking place. A shift in the talent acquisition world from being a largely reactive effort to a predominantly proactive one. This is leading to confusion across sectors, as recruiters and talent acquisition leaders struggle to find the candidates for their open positions and build sustainable talent pools for the future.

 

A good size piece of this confusion is fueled by a common misunderstanding of the tools available and where they fit into a strong talent acquisition strategy. Topping that list are the ATS and CRM, and working out how they work together is what this article is all about. Let’s dive in.

  • Nov 21
  • 7 min read

What is Inbound Recruitment Marketing?

Inbound methodologies have taken the marketing world by storm over the last few years. And with RM already borrowing pages from the marketing playbook left and right, it was only a matter of time before these techniques made their way across the marketing/HR divide.

 

Inbound recruitment marketing is the practice of engaging with passive job seekers so that when they’re ready, and you have an appropriate opening, they jump at the opportunity to change companies. 

  • Nov 19
  • 7 min read

The Top 5 Metrics for Measuring Candidate Experience

Candidate experience has always been a primary concern for HR and recruitment marketing. That said, the current candidate-centered job market has pushed it even further into the spotlight. If a candidate doesn’t have a good experience working with you, or if your online presence doesn’t resonate with them, they’ll just walk next door to your competitor.

  • Oct 29
  • 5 min read

Mobile Recruitment: Why It Matters

Recruitment marketing has one primary goal, to reach the right potential candidates, at the right time, and in the right place. Increasingly, that means on their mobile devices. To wit, candidates now spend more than five hours a day on their smartphones, and up to 70% of web traffic happens on a mobile device (CIODive, 2018). Yet, for some reason, fewer than 1 in 10 companies say they have a mobile-friendly application process. How many awesome candidates are those other 9 missing out on? And how much would you love to have them in your applicant funnel instead?

  • Oct 08
  • 4 min read

Why Candidate Experience affects your Recruitment Marketing

Recruitment marketing is about attracting passive job seekers and making them want to search for openings at your company. What role does candidate experience (CX) play in that? Well, since CX refers to each and every touchpoint a potential applicant encounters on their way from audience member to employee, and those touchpoints are created by your recruitment marketing efforts, we’d say quite a bit, wouldn’t you? After all, 80–90% of talent say a positive or negative candidate experience can change their minds about a role or company (https://talentadore.com).

  • Sep 17
  • 5 min read

Why the Future of Recruitment Is Inbound

In 2006, HubSpot coined the phrase “Inbound Marketing” as a key part of its larger "inbound" methodology. The term refers to a proactive method of attracting, engaging, and delighting potential customers through carefully targeted and crafted web content. The idea is that by offering up educational blog posts, whitepapers, and emails that help your audience identify their pain points and understand potential solutions, you can gain the trust of your ideal buyers. Eventually, this leads to boosted sales, business growth, and happy, repeat customers.

  • Aug 29
  • 5 min read

How Auchan Recruits Retail Talent in a Difficult Labor Market

Over the past 55 years, Auchan has spread its chain of supermarkets and hypermarkets to 17 countries across three continents (Europe, Africa, and Asia). They have 10,000 employees spread across 50 stores in Romania alone, and their hiring needs are as robust as you would expect for a company of its size and scope. Though Auchan has a long history of success as an organization, it still has to face the same challenges that other employers in the retail space regularly encounter: high hiring volumes, high turnover, and high competition for the best candidates.

  • Jul 19
  • 4 min read

How to Optimize Your Talent Pipeline

Whether you’re a well-established business or a burgeoning startup, your talent pipeline is one of your most valuable assets. If you have an existing flow of interested, qualified applicants into your hiring process at all times you can be virtually assured of quicker time to fill, quicker time to hire, and, as a result, lower cost per hire than you would if you had to start your talent search from scratch every time there was a vacancy. Of course, a talent pipeline can be somewhat of a nebulous concept: you might think that yours is fairly robust, but when it comes time to source some candidates you find that it’s still difficult to get the right person.

  • Jul 11
  • 3 min read
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