My First Clixerlife Mixer: Talent Acquisition, Great Conversation, and Winning at Leftovers

Throughout the year, the HireClix team hosts a variety of local, intimate gatherings across the country.  Some cities you’ll find happy hours or lunches, others you might find yourself conversing over a bountiful dinner. In every experience, you’ll find yourself engaging with like-minded talent acquisition professionals who are eager to share their challenges and successes. […]

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You Are Killing Your Own Employee Referral Program

For many companies, employee referral hires prove to be top quality hires.  Research shows that referral hires assimilate more quickly, have greater engagement, and stay at the company longer than non-referral hires.  In general, referral hires tend to be among the best hires a company can make. Thus, you want more of them. According to […]

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3 Ways to Measure Your Talent Branding Activities

You know you need to have a strategy and plan to promote your talent/employment brand.  You know that some of these activities are free and other cost money.  You know that building a strong talent brand will actually improve your recruiting efficiency and effectiveness.  However, you are having a hard time measuring your brand activities […]

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Build An Informal External Advisory Team to Gain Internal Credibility

Many corporate talent acquisition leaders strive to move their company into the top tier of innovative recruitment practices.  Often, however, they struggle to get executive leadership buy-in for new (often perceived as ‘risky’) strategies, technologies or approaches to employment branding, sourcing and candidate engagement. The most effective way to gain that buy-in is to become […]

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6 Keys to a Kick-A$$ Internship Program

In order to build your employment brand with the current generation, you have an internship program.  You bring college students into your company for several weeks in the summer to give them exposure to your workplace.  You want them to go back to campus and talk about how your company is the best place to […]

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The Case for the Active Candidate

When did it become a bad idea to consider active candidates for your open positions?  What makes hiring managers and recruiters think that those individuals who are not directly applying to your positions are somehow a better fit for the open position? In 2014, Zappos famously stopped posting jobs and moved to their Zappos Insider […]

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