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Build Healthy Pipelines of Passive Candidates with Greenhouse CRM Prospect Posts

Right now, companies are losing out on interested and qualified candidates because they don’t have a great way to collect their information when current roles don’t align. That means when a new role opens, recruiters are often starting from scratch and doing a ton of manual outreach to build a prospect pipeline. Discover better candidate sourcing, with Greenhouse CRM's new feature!

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Bookmark This Template for Job Descriptions

For today’s job seeker, a job description is often the first contact they have with your company. How you present yourself in your job descriptions can make or break their decision to apply. Looking for a template for job descriptions that will help you make a good first impression? Here’s our advice.

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What Makes $100K+ Candidates Tick?

In theory, recruiting candidates is a pretty simple job: you find someone with the appropriate skills, offer them an appropriate salary, and everyone is happy. In reality, the picture is significantly more complex. Here are a few things the Ladders team learned about what makes $100K+ professionals tick, which will be useful to any recruiter thinking about how to craft approaches for candidates in this bracket.

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Presenting the Structured Sourcing Framework

Attracting qualified candidates is harder than ever, especially for certain positions (e.g., software engineering) and in certain geographic areas (e.g., Silicon Valley). Large companies, or those with well-known brands, have an advantage over smaller companies: They get many incoming résumés. But we all know that the best candidates rarely come knocking on the front door. Recruiters, even at the largest companies, have to become adept at sourcing if they want to find and hire the very best.

How can you improve your sourcing efforts? Read on for some actionable ideas!

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Is Boolean Search Dead for Recruiters?

Most recruiters are familiar with Boolean search in the context of looking for candidates, but how have you ever wondered how this technique has been used in other industries? 

Guest writer Dr. Yihua Liao of Brilent shares a brief tale of Boolean search and what he believes it signals for the fate of this method.

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3 Sourcing Metrics to Optimize Your Sourcing Strategy

Successful sourcing is easy to define—it’s finding candidates that fit the requirements of your open roles, right?

It sounds like a simple concept, but it takes a lot of work and planning to create a sourcing operation that’s humming with efficiency and helps you pinpoint the right people to fulfill your open roles. The key to shaping an effective sourcing strategy is to work on constant improvement by carefully monitoring your team’s performance.

To optimize your sourcing strategy and process, be sure to track the following 3 sourcing metrics:

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