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Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

Posted by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Have You Ever Been Disregarded By A Recruiter?

Posted by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

Every candidate who's ever worked with an Agency Recruiter will tell you that Recruiters are very busy people. There's no doubt about it.

There are daily demands and urgent deadlines to meet. Client presentations to be made and positions to fill. Candidates to contact and interviews to be…

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Debunking Recruiting Secrets: The Match Game

Posted by Amy McDonald on April 16, 2014 at 11:08am 0 Comments

This is the final post in the series I've been working on for the last few weeks. To start from the beginning you'll want to go HERE. We've talked about  …

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How did we lose our way?

Posted by Daniel T. Bloom on April 16, 2014 at 11:00am 1 Comment

On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done.

A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow…

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The Anatomy of the Counter Offer

Posted by Chadd Balbi on April 16, 2014 at 8:52am 2 Comments



The subject of the counter offer is a very highly debated topic. If you are in a job search while currently employed and in fact entertain a new offer, it is a safe assumption that your current employer will do what it takes to keep you. And while having two companies fighting over your professional services can feel flattering, it is incumbent on you to fully understand the situation and not just take the highest offer.

This article is not written to persuade…

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How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You

Posted by Ken Forrester on April 16, 2014 at 6:30am 2 Comments

So, I was surfing the Internet when a title of an article caught my attention.  And I just couldn't resist clicking through the link to read what it was all about.  The title of the article was: …

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8 Sales Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

Posted by Keith Stone on April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

Representing only 5-10% of the total sales population, consistently producing top performing sales people are extremely rare. As a result, smart companies aggressively pursue these 'diamonds in the ruff' and are consistently looking for an edge to attract the best sales people. The thing about top performing sales…

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3 EASY Steps to Determining Contract Bill Rates

Posted by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that keeps recruiters from pursuing contract placement opportunities is confusion over determining the rates, particularly the hourly bill rate that is charged to the client company. But once recruiters understand the formula, establishing bill rates can be quite…

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#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience

Posted by Anna Brekka on April 15, 2014 at 10:08am 9 Comments

#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience 

I recently went down to the Bayou, joining 1,100 HR practitioners and leaders in downtown New Orleans for the 11th Annual Great Places to Work Conference.  It made sense that this super event was held in the Super Dome, because, in my opinion at least,…

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Using Hiring Data to Compete with Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Posted by Ashley Rowe on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Recently, ComputerWorld featured an article that…

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 Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly ineffective and, in some cases, illegal way to screen candidates, if done incorrectly. People have sued and won settlements against organizations for not hiring them after the organization found information…See More
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