Twitter takeaways from Inbound 2017 for Recruiters

September 28, 2017
Kristjan Kristjansson

The 50skills Team just wrapped up at Inbound in Boston! In case you weren’t able to make it to Beantown for the event, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our top #InboundRecruiting takeaways, captured via Twitter:

Candidate experience is key

A lot more effort is going into making people informed candidates. More than 97% of candidates want to be informed on most company aspects before making a hiring decision. Once hired, those individuals will get onboard faster and exchibit greater productivity than others. Better candidate experience is key here. The average candidate in the US is using 16 resources in their job search effort, scanning every bits of company websites before deciding to apply. Also, most candidates are spending less than 50 seconds before dismissing a job as a poor fit.

Simple Messaging

600-700 words in descriptions

In one presentation it was claimed that @textio found that 600-700 words were optimal for job listings towards candidates.

Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing

How did Hubspot grow from 19 people to 1900? Culture. Dharmesh Shah, CTO and Co-founder at Hubspot, explained how every employee is pushed into the same direction by having a common goal and set of guiding rules to get there.

Want even more? Check out the all the highlights by viewing hashtag #INBOUND17 on Twitter! You can alsoview the recorded highlights here.