Talent Acquisition

Topics include: attracting employees, company branding, effective job postings, acquiring job candidates, interviewing, hiring practices, onboarding, employee referral programs, talent sourcing, the engagement cycle, and more.

Featured Talent Acquisition Guides

Keeping your talent pipeline warm during a hiring freeze
When recruiting is your business, a hiring freeze is one of the worst things that can happen. But that doesn’t mean that your recruiting activity should be on hold. In fact, experts say that this is the perfect time to work on building and nurturing your talent pipeline.
Manager welcoming an unretired worker to the team.
How to Hire Unretired Workers
Here are the main benefits of hiring and onboarding unretired workers—those returning to the workforce—and how to recruit them.
How to Recruit Medical Staff
Whether you operate a doctor office or a dental office, learning how to recruit medical staff is key to running a successful practice.
A team creates their employer branding.
How to Create an Employee Referral Program
Your employee referral program will help you reach more candidates and boost your employer brand, strengthening your company.
Manager working out marketing strategies for her staffing agency.
5 Marketing Strategies for Staffing Agencies
Implement these top marketing strategies for staffing agencies to build a loyal client base and find top candidates.
A hiring manager meets with a candidate.
How to Attract Candidates to Your Company
Monster spoke to career advice experts to find out how to attract candidates to your company so you can recruit top talent.

All Talent Acquisition Guides

How to Create a Successful Employee Referral Program
Often the best job candidates are friends or contacts of your current staff. Learn about creating an effective employee referral program (ERP).
5 Ways to Refine Your Talent Acquisition Strategy
If you’re just recruiting when you need to hire, then you’re not doing enough. These tips will help you devise a winning talent acquisition strategy.
Hiring Foreign Workers: H1-B and Other Immigrant Visas
Sponsoring foreign workers and obtaining the proper immigrant visas can help your company address your hard-to-fill employment needs.
How to Find and Recruit Passive Candidates
The best person for the job might not have applied yet. Here’s how to attract passive candidates so you can build the strongest team.
What you need to know about hiring blind and visually impaired workers

At a time when recruiters are facing a hiring shortage, and it’s harder than ever to find qualified workers, you can’t afford to make your jobs inaccessible to anyone.
You’re not only legally mandated to make sure your hiring practices are ADA compliant, but if your website, interview practices, and office itself aren’t accessible and friendly to disabled applicants, you’re doing your company a disservice by essentially eliminating an entire pool of potentially immensely talented candidates – just like that. These strategies can help recruiters and low-vision candidates see each other better:

How the human cloud could shape the future of the staffing industry

In case you haven’t heard, online staffing models, aka “the human cloud,” have begun to permeate the staffing industry. In fact, talk of this tech trend was a recurring theme at the Staffing Industry Association’s SIA Executive Forum in February 2019. So do staffing professionals have a real worry on their hands? Industry leaders don’t seem to think so – at least for the time being – but it’s not a topic that can be ignored.

Military Spouse Jobs and Your Recruitment Strategy
Are military spouse jobs a part of your recruitment strategy? Military spouses often have the adaptability and skills to become your best employees.
Why small businesses should always be hiring—even when they don’t think they need to

Small businesses can’t afford to be caught off guard with a hiring gap or shortage. The smaller a business is, the bigger the impact when you don’t have someone to do key tasks. That’s why it’s important to have a strategy where you’re essentially “always hiring”—or at least in a position where you can do so at a moment’s notice. We asked hiring experts for their advice on how to set this up in the most efficient and effective way.

Need some help recruiting for a small business?

Recruiting in the “new” job market

It’s a weird time in the job market right now. You probably already know about the record low unemployment and the strong labor market if you’re a recruiter, but the bottom line is there are far fewer unemployed people seeking work than roles to fill. Or put another way, most of the top talent is already working for someone else. To help you navigate this “new” job market, we connected with recruiting experts to come up with some best practices for finding quality candidates.

5 Steps to Make Your Business Recession Proof
Want to make your business recession proof? These 5 steps will help you protect your business from the next economic downturn.
How to Close the Job Skills Gap With Your Hiring Process
These five steps can help you close the job skills gap at your organization so you have the right team in place to be successful.
The mythical “right fit” isn’t just possible, but necessary

While culture fit has become a strong focus in recent years, it entails a lot more than finding someone who simply blends into and feeds a company’s existing culture. Due to a variety of factors, we tend to try to fill a role as quickly as possible, sacrificing other intangibles. But we should be holding out for finding a long-term fit—someone who is the right person for the role and the company, and who also feels that the company and job are right for them.

How to Use AI Recruitment in Your Hiring Process
These five AI recruitment strategies can help you streamline your hiring practices and improve the quality of new hires more efficiently.
Tech Recruiter Tips: How to Hire (and Keep) Top Candidates
If you're a tech recruiter, you've probably faced the dilemma of landing candidates who don't stick around. Here's a few tips to find, and keep, top talent.
You don’t have to be a tech giant to recruit like one

Even if you don’t have the recruiting power of an Amazon, Microsoft or Facebook, you can take inspiration from these tech giants when you’re trying to attract the best tech talent. Here are some ways to tailor their winning strategies to your hiring needs, whether you’re a tech firm or just need top tech talent.

How to use text for better recruiting

How much faster could you fill job reqs if all stakeholders responded to your communications in minutes? It would be a game-changer, right?
That’s why texting—especially with candidates—is a revolutionizing the recruiting industry. Here’s advice on the do’s and don’ts of texting with candidates.