Creative Recruiting Techniques Gone Bad

Creative Recruiting Techniques

For years now, companies have decided to create videos as a tool to lure potential candidates. And why wouldn’t you? Heather R. Huhman, contributor on Entreprenuer.com, said:

“Video-job posting platform Ongig‘s new study shows candidates spend on average 55 seconds viewing a text-only ads, whereas job seekers spend 5 minutes and 23 seconds watching a video advertisement (when they choose to play the ad.)”

I don’t doubt that you can get better feedback from creating video job advertisements.  I just think you should use it to the professionals.

Some of the videos you have made to recruit new candidates are just weird.

I love new inventive and creative recruiting techniques, but you have to draw the line somewhere.  Watch this video and see the weird, the rude and the ugly creative recruiting techniques along with my recruiting video pick of the day.  Some of the selections will shock you – and not all in a good way…

Should You Try Video Recruiting Campaigns?

In a word yes. Creative recruiting techniques such as including images in and links in job posts and  have always gotten a greater response rate than those that do not. With more and more candidates using their phones to look for jobs, this is especially true.  In order for this to be effective, however, make sure to emphasise your company’s brand and give the viewer a reason to want to work with you.

Jackye Clayton
About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more.

Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.


About the Author: Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has travelled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching. She offers various dynamic presentations on numerous topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness. Follow Jackye on Twitter @JackyeClayton or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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