Recruiting For Minnesota Tech Companies & Startups-Checklist

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  • 1. Recruiting For Minnesota Tech Companies & Startups: Checklist v1 - April 2012
  • 2. • 14 years as an IT Recruiter• Author of Minnesota Headhunter blog• Frequent local and national speaker on Recruiting, HR, Career and Social Media topics• Co-Founder and Coordinator of Minnesota Recruiters• Active in the Minneapolis & St Paul technology, marketing and social media community as a sponsor, volunteer & mentor
  • 3. This is a checklist from what are topic, ½ or full day trainings
  • 4. Minnesota IT unemployment is likely < 2%
  • 5. Flashback 4 Years Post n Pray The “War For Talent” Baby Boomers retiring How to recruit Gen YHow are you preparing for the new/old employment market?
  • 6. The War for Talent v2 Myth vs Reality
  • 7. Source of HireCareerXroads 2012 Sources of Hire: Channels that Influence
  • 8. Source Of External Hire55% of all hires: Internal employees, employee referrals and company career sites SilkRoad 2012 External Source of Hire
  • 9. Take off your company hat and be an IT professional…
  • 10. Would you know you are hiring?Would you be intrigued by what you see to apply?
  • 11. Recruiting = Marketing + Sales
  • 12. Web site… you have a jobs page, right?
  • 13. Your job posts (likely) SUCK
  • 14. Sourcing, Recruiting and Closing is like Dating
  • 15. Where To Post JobsColleges, Universities, Tech Schools
  • 16. Post ‘n Pray is one (not the only) tactic
  • 17. Are you passive or aggressive?
  • 18. “You cant stay in your corner of the Forestwaiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
  • 19. Recruiting Is A Contact Sport
  • 20. Go Where IT Folks Hang OutUser Groups, Meet Ups, Events
  • 21. More Tools…Blog & Newsletter RSS & Email Feds Aggregators: Indeed, LinkUp & SimplyHired YouTube & SlideCast
  • 22. Candidate Pipeline: Hunting and Farming
  • 23. Referrals
  • 24. What about…Google+, Pinterest, (fill in the blank)
  • 25. Success in using Social Media as a recruiting tool depends on (in part) candidate: Location Skill Set IndustryAnd the Recruiter’s ability to use the tools
  • 26. Tools In The (My) Recruiter Tool Chest “Traditional”: “Online”: •Phone •LinkedIn •Web site •Facebook •Career Page •Twitter •Big Job Boards •Ning Groups •Niche Job Boards •Blogs •Newsletter •YouTube •Networking Events •RSS/Email Feeds
  • 27. Analytics Visits to your web site Career page Bio Keywords Referrals Articles & LinksUse Google Analytics & URL Shortners
  • 28. -> -> RETENTION <- <-
  • 29. Whew… what did I miss?
  • 30. Paul DeBettignies VP Recruiting HireCast