Talking the Talk: Finding Candidates

August 7, 2020 at 11:52 AM — Post

The Appcast Guide to Recruitment and Programmatic Terminology will help you understand and speak the language specific to recruitment and recruitment marketing. In addition to definitions, it includes synonyms and acronyms,

The Guide has been organized by category, rather than alphabetically, and grouped by subcategory, to provide context for the terms and related definitions.

What does it include? Everything from general HR and recruiting terms to more specific concepts.

Take a look at these terms related to Finding Candidates from the Recruiting Industry section.

TermDefinitionSynonym
SourcingProactively searching for candidates for a job opening 
Boolean SearchStructured search process that combines keywords with operators, such as AND, NOT, and OR, to hone results
SourcesPlaces to find potential candidates for jobs
Resume DatabaseSearchable database of job seeker resumes
Employee ReferralWhen an employee refers someone they know for a job at the company
Employee Referral ProgramCompany program that encourages employees to refer people for jobs through incentives or monetary rewards
Referral BonusFinancial reward paid to an employee for referring a person the company hired
Boomerang HiringRehiring a former employee
Targeted RecruitmentProcess of narrowing recruitment advertising efforts to focus on a specific audience
Career FairEvent at which recruiters and employers meet with potential employeesJob Fair
Virtual Career FairCareer fair that is held online
Diversity RecruitingActively seeking candidates who are from diverse backgrounds
College RecruitingActively seeking college graduates or soon-to-be graduates as potential employees
Recruiting Military VeteransActively seeking former members of the military as potential employees
Lateral Job TransferDifferent job within an organization that has essentially the same title, level of responsibility, and pay
Hidden Job MarketJobs that aren’t publicly advertised by employers
PoachingHiring employees from competitors
Clickbait JobsUsing job titles or keywords that may not be accurate to attract job seekers

If you’re new to recruiting or have a staff member who is, this kind of information will prove helpful. If you’re a seasoned professional, we’re sure you’ll find other sections of the Appcast Guide useful.

Download it here and keep a copy handy for future reference.

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