How to Maximize Your Recruiting Efforts Using Songs From the 90s: Volume 1


With the start to the summer season just around the corner and sunshine on our minds, what better way to kick things off for a great summer than with a playlist of jams to get us in the mood? We’ve put our own spin on things with an Alaant playlist to inspire hiring managers to make the most of their recruiting efforts. Crank it up!

“Waterfalls” - TLC: Please don’t go chasing waterfalls when you create job descriptions for posting.  While it’s important to be specific in your job postings, it’s equally important to not fill them with technical or industry jargon as this deters good candidates from applying. Read our blog to make your job description pitch perfect.

“One Week” - Barenaked Ladies and “I Don’t Want to Wait” - Paula Cole: Make sure your interview process is short. With the labor market tighter than it has been in a decade, if your process is lengthy and overly complicated, good candidates will move to other opportunities quickly. Some tips to avoid falling into the death by hiring black hole can be found here.

“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day: Get rid of toxic employees. They ruin your culture. Please don’t include them as part of the interview process for new candidates because no matter how good they are, they’re spoiling your organization’s brand reputation for the rest of your current and potential hires.

“You Get What You Give” - New Radicals: Treat your current employees like gold. Listen to their concerns and address them quickly. Happy employees don’t leave and then refer their friends to go work for their former employer. With 85% of people finding their jobs through referrals and networking, you don’t want to miss out on this valuable channel to attract top talent.

“Only Want to Be With You” - Hootie & The Blowfish: When you have a candidate interviewing, make them feel like the most important person in the room. Ask your employees to stop by and say hello while they are waiting. First impressions matter: Be prepared to make a great one with any potential candidate.

Want more inspiration? Check out our Volume 2 Playlist.

About the Author

Jamie Toolan

Jaime Toolan, Senior Talent Resource Manager, Alaant Workforce Solutions

Jaime is passionate about building Tech Valley’s technical workforce. Jaime values integrity as a recruiter and believes being honest and ultimately doing what is best for the client builds successful relationships. In his downtime, he enjoys watching the New York Yankees and plays softball and golf when he can.

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