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Gamification in Hiring: 5 Creative Ways to Make Recruitment Fun and Engaging

Gamification in Hiring

Attracting the brightest minds and best talent has become a fierce competition for organizations across all industries. However, conventional recruitment methods often fail to captivate potential candidates, leaving them disengaged and unmotivated. It's time to shake things up and inject some excitement into the hiring process.

Enter gamification—the art of blending game-like elements into the recruitment experience. By incorporating interactive challenges, immersive simulations, and creative quests, organizations can pique the interest of top talent while making the journey of finding the perfect fit an exhilarating adventure.

Gamification transforms the once-dull task of recruitment into an engaging and enjoyable experience that resonates with today's candidates.

Topics: hiring salespeople recruitment

6 Steps to Improve Your Employer Brand and Boost Recruitment

6 Steps to Improve Your Employer Brand and Boost Recruitment

In the travel industry, you want to be a “destination of choice,” meaning you are highly preferred or sought after by travelers for your attractions, amenities, and experiences. As an employer, you want the exact same thing.

But what does that mean for you? How can you be a destination of choice?

Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While one person might seek the rich history and cultural landmarks of London rather than the commercialization and street vendors of New York’s Times Square, another might be looking for a bustling, exciting experience and jump on a trip to New York. London and New York have very different brands.

Topics: branding recruitment

Building Relationships, Not Just Resumes: The Human Side of Recruitment

Building Relationships, Not Just Resumes

There’s a whole lot more to recruiting the right person for your team than just matching resumes to job descriptions. It’s about cultivating experiences and creating an impression that goes beyond a mere transaction.

In today’s candidate-led job market, your company's reputation matters—a lot. Many of the people who have the power to influence your reputation are those you’re recruiting. It's not just about the role you’re filling anymore; it's also about building relationships.

But why should you really care?

Topics: recruitment

Remote Recruitment: Navigating the New Normal

Remote Recruitment

In the “old days” (5 years ago), hiring a new employee meant meeting them in person, shaking their hand, and conducting a live interview.

Today, that’s not always possible.

For many, remote and hybrid models are becoming the norm, which means leaders must adapt their recruitment strategies to meet the unique challenges and opportunities these environments present.

Here’s how leaders can fine-tune their approach to attract and assess top talent effectively.

Topics: onboarding recruitment Remote Team

Innovative Recruitment Strategies: Thinking Beyond Traditional Approaches

Innovative Recruitment Strategies

We can all agree that finding top talent is a daunting task.

It's essential for organizations to adopt innovative recruitment strategies to attract candidates. Leaders who create a recruitment strategy and think beyond the traditional approaches have been able to attract more top performers and build stronger talent banks.

Topics: recruitment

Unleashing the Superstar Potential: Bridging the Gap in Sales Teams

Unleashing the Superstar Potential

The word “superstar” has a wide range of meanings for all of us. It might bring to mind a famous athlete or celebrity or someone we consider at the top of their game and well-known for their track record of success. 

But if there is one common thing every organization needs for success, it’s to have at least one sales superstar on their team. These are the sales stars who not only meet targets but also exceed them.  Their clients love working with them, and they retain and grow their clients year after year, all while finding new prospects and closing new business.

Topics: recruitment

The Quest for 100% Superstars: Rethinking Recruitment and Training

The Quest for 100 Superstars

Every sales organization dreams of having a team composed entirely of superstars. Imagine a workforce where each member consistently exceeds targets, possesses exceptional communication skills, and demonstrates unwavering dedication.

While building an entire team of superstars may seem ambitious, it's a goal worth pursuing.

Topics: sales training recruitment

Where is Your Talent? The Newest Trends and Tools to Find Top Talent

Where is Your Talent

Across markets and industries, one consistent hiring theme. It’s hard to find strong candidates. Big cities, rural communities, and everyone in between are struggling to find talented candidates or, sometimes, any candidates at all.

We know the talent is out there. But where? Where can you find your next great seller?

Topics: recruitment sales talent

Help! My Top Performer Just Quit!

Help! My Top Performer Just Quit!

Have you ever felt like being a manager is a lot like juggling? And right when you think you’ve got all the balls in the air… whoops!

When it’s the sudden departure of a top performer, it can make you literally drop everything!  

So, what can you do?

Topics: recruitment talent bank

5 Important Lessons Every Hiring Manager Needs to Learn

5 Important Lessons Every Hiring Manager Needs to Learn

Have you ever hired someone who seemed perfect on paper, but ended up being a terrible fit for your team? What about someone who blew you away during the interview process, but then turned out to be a totally different person once you brought them on board?

If we each had a crystal ball to gaze into, the hiring process would be so much easier. Instead, hiring the wrong person is oftentimes a tough learning experience.

Here are five important lessons every hiring manager needs to learn. Keep reading to avoid learning them the hard way!

Topics: recruitment