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Scott Weiss

Scott Weiss is the founder of Referagig and president at Makena Partners, an IT recruiting/consulting firm. He is based in Seattle.

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Enhance Your Employee Referral Program Marketing Approach

by Nov 4, 2014, 5:35 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-10-22 at 1.34.47 PMEmployees will refer talent into an organization when it’s easy and convenient for them — push and prod them too much and you risk disengagement. Effective, targeted marketing of your program is a key driver to adoption and success.

In an effort to increase engagement, we encourage our clients to focus their efforts on customized messaging and marketing of their referral programs delivered broadly, the message may appeal to everyone at the company, but will likely only engage a few).

Here are five techniques for enhancing your referral program marketing approach: keep reading…

Avoiding Offer Rejection

by Jun 7, 2013, 6:34 am ET

Enough years in the recruiting business and enough missed placement opportunities by mishandling the offer scenario has taught me to be patient making job offers.

In a tight market for talent, companies want to move top candidates through the hiring process quickly and try to lock the candidate down before competitors do. But first in this race is often times a losing position, as candidates use a hybrid practical/emotional decision-making process when selecting a new job opportunity.

Psychology plays a major factor when it comes to choosing a job, and we as recruiters need to first be aware of it, understand it, then master it to achieve high closing rates on the most promising candidates. We can start down this path by exploring the different job seeker profiles we as recruiters come across.

Job Seeker Profiles keep reading…

4 Ways to Get Hiring Managers Involved in Recruiting — Quickly

by May 7, 2013, 6:30 am ET

Here are some ideas you can immediately implement in your organization to help get hiring managers on board with your recruiting efforts, quickly: keep reading…

Creative Ways to Distribute Your Job Postings

by Apr 4, 2013, 5:10 am ET

ongigNot everyone can afford (or wants to pay) $300 or more to post a job on one of the premier job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, or CareerBuilder, and few recruiters (outside of agencies) have the time to proactively mine resume databases for talent. Given this, let’s look at some creative and unique ways to distribute your job postings to increase the flow of candidates into your applicant tracking system. keep reading…