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[Rakuna Customer Success Story] A Fortune 100 Insurance Company & The Freedom to Do Great Work

151521 December 05 2017 - Trong Dong
#Recruiting #University #HR

As a Fortune 100 insurance company with 2,000 offices worldwide and more than $500 billion in assets under management, the client is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Each year, the company hires more than 80 interns and entry-level staff for their development programs, many from universities in the U.S. Campus recruiting is a critical part of their human resources strategy....


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[Press Release] Rakuna Recruit App Now Available for Android and New Features Unveiled

151521 August 11 2017 - Trong Dong
#HR #College recruiting #Press Release

Rakuna, a groundbreaking campus and event recruiting solution that helps HR companies streamlining their hiring processes, announced the release of its mobile app on Android. Following the successful launch of our iOS app, we are delighted that our product now finally comes to Android users. ...


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Best Practice for Accepting Paper Resumes at Career Fairs

151521 April 18 2017 - Trong Dong
#Recruiting #University #Career Fair

The hiring process today is a minefield of laws, regulations and ever-changing legal challenges. Failing to comply can have a wide range of consequences; none of them desirable, and many very expensive. This is why employers need their recruiting and hiring vendors to help protect, rather than expose, them. A common practice like accepting paper resumes at career fairs and offline recruiting events seem to be straightforward and simple in the past suddenly becomes questionable ...


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[Press Release] Rakuna Announces Official Launch

151521 January 17 2017 - Ngan
#HR #College recruiting #Press Release

Groundbreaking Campus Recruiting App Opens up Platform to the Public ...


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Hackathon events in attracting computer science students on campus

151521 December 22 2016 - Fiona Hansen

With top university students so sought after, it’s important to make your company known on campuses. Follow these tips to take advantage of hackathons, events typically lasting several days in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming, and other major events on campus. ...


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How Can Employers Help Students Develop Professional Skills for the Workplace?

151521 December 07 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #Millenials #HR

Students don’t inherently perform their jobs in a professional manner—they learn it through trial and error. However, a question raised here is, how can employers effectively contribute to the growth of professional skills of students in the workplace? Read our interview with Mr. Michael True, Senior Associate for Talent Development at Messiah College to find out the answers!...


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5 Ways to Attract and Retain Millennials with a Better Employee Wellness Program

151521 November 23 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #Millenials #Perks #Culture

Employee satisfaction in workplace is consistently one of the top millennial recruiting problems. Nowadays, it’s not just about the salary—money is not enough to hold feet of millennials. More and more youngsters are considering companies that offer incredible perks and benefits, aside from salary. This is when employee wellness programs (EWP) come into effect....


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Giving Millennials a Purpose

151521 November 10 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #Perks #Culture #Millennials

For employers that have trouble retaining Millennial employees, it’s easy to say that young workers are nothing more than a liability. As the thinking goes, they’re entitled brats who expect the world to be handed to them on a silver platter. The fact is, the attitude above comes from a huge misinterpretation of Millennial attitudes. You can only guarantee younger workers will stay if you make it absolutely clear one thing: they're working for a purpose....


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Recruiters and Career Coaches: When Two Worlds Align

151521 October 26 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #University #Millennials #College recruiting

When people talk about career coaches, many still hold the perception that career coaches are campus recruiters, or these people simply belong together to the same category of campus recruiting and training students. In fact, recruiters can be career coaches and vice versa due to similar or overlapping roles in many cases. However, recruiters and career coaches are separate jobs with different responsibilities and purposes for their work....


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Why Should a Recruiter Think Like a Marketer?

151521 October 13 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #Millenials #Vidcast #College recruiting

Podcast Transcript:Welcome to In and outs of Recruiting Millennials, a monthly video podcast interviewing innovators in talent acquisition with the focus on hiring millennials and early-career talents. This podcast is the production of Rakuna. We help organizations to enhance, and optimize their campus & event recruiting process. T...


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Employers’ Role in Workforce Readiness Preparation

151521 October 13 2016 - Fiona Hansen
#Recruiting #Millenials #University

Following my first article on Big Data in Campus Recruiting as part of the series What I Learned From #NACE16, I want to dedicate this article to the biggest theme of this year conference—Employers’ role in workforce readiness preparation. It is undeniable that employers play a crucial role in addressing workforce readiness nowadays. Especially, in this ever-changing landscape where old jobs disappear and new jobs & skills emerge in a matter of a decade, students need to be...


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What do students want from a career fair?

151521 September 01 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Candidates' Voice #Career Fair #College recruiting

Fall recruiting season is around the corner - and we know what that means. Endless career fairs, information sessions, networking events, and club presentations are here to come. As campus recruiting teams are gearing up for the grinding season, it would be wise to revisit the best practice to maximize employers’ success at career fairs. Adding to the best practice that has been shared, here are some insights from the students’ side on what they expect from attending a career fair....


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Big Data in Campus Recruiting – Utilize Campus Recruiting Software to Your Advantage

151521 August 03 2016 - Trong Dong
#Recruiting #College recruiting #NACE

The Rakuna team had an incredible week at this year’s NACE 2016 Conference & Expo in Chicago in June. From one-on-one chats with university recruiting professionals during our ride with CEO to attending interactive sessions and thought-provoking keynote addresses, I am excited to share my key learning in What I Learned From #NACE16 series....


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Top Practitioners Solve For Diversity in Campus Recruiting

151521 July 20 2016 - Trong Dong
#Diversity #Recruiting #College recruiting

At this point we’d like to think that the value of diversity is a given. Not only is creating a diverse workforce in your company the right thing to do, it’s also a proven benefit to business overall. Making diverse hires is both socially valuable and profitable - a more diverse workforce means a more adaptable company, a more diverse marketing department means you can get your message into a vast array of communities much easier, and employing folks of all colors, creeds, genders, sexual orient...


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Leading trends in employability for recent graduates from the NACE Conference 2016

151521 June 29 2016 - David Smooke
#Recruiting #College recruiting #NACE

Employers, universities and the leading recruitment technology vendors gathered in Chicago’s Hilton Hotel for NACE’s (National Association of Colleges and Employers) annual conference. In walking the floor, attending the breakout sessions and speaking with the speakers, it became clear that the industry of millennial recruitment is shifting toward comprehensive data informed employers, more college student to employer relationship building by the university, and less clerical work for everyone ...


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Attracting Millennials & Gen Z with Mobile Recruiting

151521 June 16 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Recruiting #Candidates' Voice #Millennials

Over the last decade, smartphones have become an ever more important part of people’s lives. According to Pew's research in 2015, 68% of Americans owned a smartphone, with that number rising to 86% among those ages 18 - 29. And digital-savvy Millennials & Gen Z now seek the convenience of completing most tasks on their mobile devices that more than a few would feel naked without one. ...


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The Benefits of Recruiting at Small Schools

151521 June 09 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Recruiting #University #College recruiting

Every spring, internet forums are filled with anxious high school seniors asking about college choices. One of the more common questions is something along the lines of “Will it hurt my future prospects to go to the University of Forgottonia?” There are plenty of reasons for students to end up choosing small schools: the lower costs, the smaller classes, the tightly-knit communities, etc. ...


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4 Steps To Make Campus Recruitment A More Data-Driven Program

151521 June 01 2016 - Trong Dong
#Recruiting #University #College recruiting

Let’s move beyond the “two-years experience required” for entry-level jobs generation of job ads, and talk about how to actually insert valuable numbers into your campus recruiting program. As we gear up for summer hiring, there’s been a lot of movement in the campus recruiting space: career centers continue to scour solutions to get their students into top roles, The Muse continues to grow its content empire, LinkedIn continues to try to onboard more university students ...


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A Field Guide to NACE 2016

151521 May 24 2016 - Trong Dong
#Recruiting #Millennials #NACE

We’re gearing up for NACE 2016 here at Rakuna, and we whipped up this quick guide to some of the highlights from what’s sure to be a great conference. Don’t forget to come visit us at Booth #810! Mingle, Connect, and Network (aka get your network on!)...


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Recruiting with Authenticity

151521 May 20 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Recruiting #Culture #Millennials

Any employer hoping to have an effective recruiting operation needs to stand out from their peers. It’s not enough to be a great workplace with engaged employees — you need to know what makes you different. Your candidates need a reason to choose you in particular....


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5 Talent Acquisition Leaders Explain How to Modernize Campus Recruiting

151521 May 11 2016 - David Smooke
#University #Millennials #College recruiting

To recruit millennials, you must lean heavily on early adoption of technology. Not only will new technologies make recruiting departments more efficient, but company representatives need to understand the technologies used by the generation/s they are trying to recruit. What does this mean for how we hire from universities? What practices should universities eliminate? What practices should employers adopt? How can campus recruiters modernize their practices?...


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4 Steps to Put your University Recruiting Efforts On Track

151521 May 04 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Recruiting #University #Millennials #College recruiting

For some reasons, your college recruiting initiatives are not working out. You might be hiring the right people, only to see them leave the second they find another job. You might be meeting the right candidates, only to have them slip through your fingers and go to your competitors. Or you might not be finding good people at all. No matter where things are going wrong, you’ve got a big problem that you need to fix sooner rather than later....


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Increase the Diversity in Your Campus Recruiting Program

151521 April 25 2016 - Trong Dong
#Diversity #Recruiting #University #Vidcast

Diversity recruiting continues to be a core element of overall college recruiting programs. Nearly 71 percent of employers responding to NACE's 2015 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey. How can your campus recruiting team contributes to your organization's diversity recruiting efforts and expand the diversity efforts within your current campus recruiting program? In this video, you are going to learn from the expert what you can do to increase the diversity in your campus recruiting program....


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The Future of Career Fair

151521 April 21 2016 - Andrew Stockburger
#Recruiting #University #Career Fair #College recruiting

The labor market is always changing and the recruiting strategies that worked in the past are not going to work forever. Luckily this shift in the labor force is happening at the same time as the advent of innovative tools for employers to find new talent and refine their recruitment strategies....


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5 Questions With a Top Campus Recruiter

151521 April 13 2016 - David Smooke
#Recruiting #University #Millennials

The campus recruiter is in charge of building a pipeline of talented up and coming candidates. The job spans many departments, walks the line between online and offline recruiting, as well as being driven by key seasonal booms (mostly commonly occurring during late spring and early fall) as students transition into the next phase of their budding careers. ...