Category: Community

Through the Looking Glass(door)

For recruiters and companies, logging on to Glassdoor and reading current or former employee reviews can be as frightening as a Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees movie. However, unlike the movies, these reviews don’t end after two hours, they aren’t predominately fiction, and worst of all – you’re not going to enjoy a tub of popcorn while seeing what’s on the screen. The good news is that you don’t need to go to the land of Oz in order for your to company to reap the benefits of Glassdoor. If Chief Brody can kill Jaws, then you can make Glassdoor beneficial to your employment brand. On, Business Development Manager James Holt uses some of his favorite movie quotes for how companies can deal with negative Glassoor reviews/box office bombs, and how to turn them into positives/Oscar winning pictures. If you’re like most HR executives, logging into Glassdoor can be like one of those vanity mirrors with the bright lights: even the tiniest imperfection is magnified beyond belief, leaving you gasping in horror at what you see.

Many of these executives who read the entries on Glassdoor are shocked to find that those reviews completely contradict how they think their employment brand is perceived. Negative feedback by hires who turned out to be a bad fit or disgruntled past employees can drive a wedge between your recruitment marketing efforts and savvy candidates that use every available avenue to vet an opportunity. Prospective employees are no different than consumers today: they check online reviews and will trust them more than any marketing collateral, believing it to be more authentic because it comes from “real people,” not a “faceless company.”...  read more

Talent Communities

In certain industries, it’s a fact of life that there are people who stay within the field their entire career. In every industry, managing expenses and costs is one of the top priorities no matter what your position is or what department you are in. So how does this impact HR managers who are looking for talent within different communities? Social Media Manager Erin Bazinet has identified three ‘R’s to apply to talent communities in order to connect with candidates and to improve hiring searches, including reducing costs, reusing talent, and recycling prior applicants. 

HRO Today: Talent communities are an essential component of today’s social recruiter’s game plan. Not only do they provide‚Ä®a warm, inviting place for recruiters to connect and communicate with candidates, but they also facilitate crowd sourcing high-quality candidates. Just so we are all on the same page: Talent communities differ from career sites in their dynamic interactivity and their focus on building relationships between the recruiter and candidate.

You can think of it this way: Career sites are an entry point for people to be introduced to your employment brand, get to know the basics about your company, apply to a job, and be invited to join your talent community. Your talent community is where you build relationships with community members, share valuable content, and engage people to stay involved with your brand. Career sites and talent communities are both necessary and valuable in the recruitment process....  read more

How to Win the Regional Talent War


The fight for top talent throughout the country has never been tougher, and companies are struggling to recruit, hire, and retain the regional talent they need in order to succeed. To make things even more difficult, competition is no longer just limited to other companies in the direct line of business since ”Shared Services” positions such as IT, Finance, Marketing, and Customer Service constitute the majority of common positions that all companies must fill.

So what does a TA leader do when there is a substantial amount of regional competition for the same types of candidates?  ...  read more

Seven Step Cares: MitoWalk a Big Success!

On Sunday, September 16, a team of Seven Step volunteers helped staff the 2012 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K. MitoAction works to improve quality of life for patients and caregivers affected by mitochondrial disease. MitoAction makes strides in awareness and support through education, outreach and advocacy initiatives. The annual Energy Walk & 5K is an important (and fun!) facilitator of the organization's important work.

This year's walk was a great success. It was beautiful day in South Boston, and the turnout was great. Over 1,150 runners and walkers participated, and $130,000 was raised to support MitoAction's support, advocacy, and outreach programs! If you'd like to check out the full race results, please go here

Also, MitoAction is keeping donations and team pages open for another few weeks in honor of Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week. If you'd like to contribute to MitoAction's important work, you can do so here.

Thanks again to the crew from Seven Step Cares, along with all the other volunteers, the organizers, the walkers, the runners, and the many supporting team members for being part of a great, important day!

Decked Out and Ready to Go for MitoAction!

The t-shirts have arrived, so it must be official. Seven Step Cares, our new community action program, kicks into gear this Sunday by volunteering at the 2012 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K at Castle Island in South Boston. Check out this stylin' team of volunteers, modeling the latest in community-action street wear.

Seven Step RPO is part of the Motion Recruitment Partners LLC family of innovative recruitment companies