Recruiterbox Blog / Sourcing


Don't Be a Bad Recruiter: Common Hiring Mistakes to Avoid

Many professionals have a love-hate relationship with recruiters. The few people you end up hiring will hold you in a high regard. They’ll appreciate that you were impressed enough with their background to connect them with the hiring team and give them a chance to make their case for the job. But the large amount…
15 February 2018

Poaching Employees: Is it Ethical to be Recruiting From Your Competitors?

Recruiting from Competitors… aka “Poaching” In recruiting terms, “poaching” is a dramatic way to say hiring current or former employees from a competitor or similar company. You have open roles that call for certain experience and knowledge and a person who already works in your industry likely has the attributes you’re looking for. However, many…
02 November 2017

Common Candidate Prospecting Mistakes to Avoid

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when hiring is sitting back and waiting for candidates to come to you. You can post open roles on your company website and popular job boards but that doesn’t always mean the right person for the job will apply. If you hope to make a slam dunk…
14 September 2017

The Best Job Prospecting Sources for Finding Candidates

Instead of going through a mishmash of resumes when hiring, your time can be better spent prospecting. That means exploring online – and to some extent the real world – so you can connect with great candidates and convince them you have their next career opportunity. Job prospecting isn’t easy but the payoff is huge.…
30 June 2017

4 Reasons Your Job Description Could Make or Break Your Hiring Process

The hiring process is one of the most important parts of owning a business. Employees are essential to completing day-to-day tasks that have long-term impact on your company.   During the hiring process, you sort through candidate applications and conduct interviews, testing, and background checks before eventually placing an offer on the table for one…
16 February 2017

Why Use a Recruitment Agency? Benefits, Fees and Everything You Need to Know When Using These Companies

When you’re looking to put workers in chairs, you might consider using a recruitment agency or service to get the job done. There are a variety of services available, but should you use them, and how do you get the most for your money? The cost of hiring can exceed $40,000 per employee. Some of…
08 March 2016

5 Keys to Writing a Seriously Effective Job Description

One of the biggest mistakes an HR department can make is underestimating the power of their job descriptions. While a hiring cycle can sometimes feel like everyone is merely going through the motions, neglecting important aspects of a job description can actually make everyone’s jobs more complicated. If you don’t write the job description and…
03 March 2016

Sourcing Candidates in Overlooked Pools: The Moneyball Approach

In 2002, the Oakland Athletics, the team with the third lowest payroll in Major League Baseball, won as many games as the New York Yankees – the team with the highest payroll. The A’s won more games than they lost in every season from 1999 through 2006. What separated them from the other 29 teams…
18 February 2016

A Killer Talent Acquisition Strategy. With Zombies.

You have just been delegated the critical duty of building a new business unit. If I have one piece of advice for you, it is to build a team that has the will and the skill to survive the zombie apocalypse. While the occasional one-man army can wander the post-apocalyptic landscape and survive, most mortals…
29 October 2015

The Rise of the Remote Worker

The Recruiterbox team is distributed throughout the globe. Everyone on our U.S.-based team is a remote worker. I’m one of two employees in a hybrid role combining sales and support. Even though I live right outside Chicago, my efforts are concentrated in the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia). Though I have been with…
23 October 2015