The Real Cost of the Recruitment Funnel

Do you know the real cost of the recruitment funnel? It has come as a slight surprise to understand many businesses do not analyse the true cost of recruitment administration. By that, I mean the time and money it takes to analyse Job Board advertising response for example. Or the time you spend searching on […]

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Talent Management Observations #1

Are you really up-to-date with the current changes happening in the Talent Management Industry right now? Before joining Maachu, I spent a number of years running recruitment businesses and working in RPO and HR. I thought I had a pretty good understanding of recruitment and how the industry was changing and where my businesses needed […]

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What To Do When You Have Too Many Candidates

We currently work with a talent acquisition specialist – let’s call him Mark – who works for a large, global corporation. Now, Mark used to work at a boutique headhunting firm before moving to the corporate world. There, he specialized in recruiting senior professionals and filling difficult positions. Now he has deep knowledge of the […]

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How To Attract Candidates When Money Is Tight

It’s a common problem. The business knows who they want to recruit – and they even write a great job description (JD) – but the budget is far below the market price for the role. Sure, you could always send it back, explain that they’re not being realistic, and try for a re-grading. Or, you […]

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Why The Business Should Give Talent Acquisition More Credit

We’ve all heard the complaints: “Recruiting through HR takes too long” “The candidates you give us are not good enough” and “Next time, I might just do the whole thing myself” But when you’re on the inside, you know the real story. Recruiting is hard. And it’s complicated. There are so many things that can […]

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SHHH! Our Top 4 Social Recruiting Secrets

Everyone has their tricks. Whether it’s searching for candidates, getting in touch with them, or convincing them to take an offer, we all have our ways of sourcing which make our contribution valuable. Recently, however, we’ve all been faced with a new challenge – recruiting candidates on social media. At first it seems simple – […]

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Why Attracting Talent Is Getting More Expensive – And What You Can Do About It

You’re doing what you’ve always done – you post the jobs, you field the resumes, and you call the candidates to get them in.  But lately it feels like it’s getting more difficult to get results.  Possibly it’s that the economy is improving, but it’s getting much harder to get high quality candidates to respond, […]

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Get The Req Outta Here! Meet Your Sourcing SLAs With This Simple Trick.

You’re under pressure. You have to find someone to fill the job req – but it can’t just be anyone. The candidate has to be good, has to match the JD.  And you’re under a strict SLA which may even prohibit you from calling out to an agency. You know all about the sourcing sites, […]

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Do You Make These 6 Mistakes When Recruiting on Social Media?

I feel your pain – it’s hard to get anyone to pay attention these days.  But you, who are responsible for hiring for your company, still need people to give you a few moments of their time to apply for your open requirements. But how? Well, one way is to treat the candidate as the […]

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What Does Maachu Do, Anyway?

I normally like to write something that you, the HR person interested in new and better ways to source candidates, finds useful regardless of your ability to hire our company – but today I’m going to break from protocol and write only about what we do. The reason for this is that I want to answer your questions so that you contact us – because, ultimately, that’s what I’d like you to do.

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