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FREE WEBINAR: Lead The Charge In Facebook Recruiting at

January 24, 2013 from 1pm to 1:45pm
Date: January 24thTime: 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM ESTFacebook reaching 1 Billion users in October 2012, it's no surprise that the social network is a popular destination for recruiters. While some have been using the tool to their advantage for years, many aren't sure where to begin and how to build their strategy. This session will cover:How to setup and optimize your pageThe importance of defining your target audienceThree categories of content that can be used on FacebookSome basic ways to recruit…See More
Jan 21, 2013
Amber replied to Amy's discussion 'How do you scale your recruiting department?'
"Tiffany's advice is great. If you do consider hiring someone on a permanent basis, try and look at the future hiring needs anticipated AND what other skills the person might bring. For example, during the peak hiring times it might be someone…"
Oct 9, 2012
Tiffany Branch replied to Amy's discussion 'How do you scale your recruiting department?'
"A contract recruiter or contingent may be able to help you right now. That way, when the recruiting slows down, you have no commitment. If you go the contract/contingent route, make sure you use a firm/contractor that specializes in .net engineers.…"
Oct 9, 2012
Kaurik Raj replied to Amy's discussion 'How do you scale your recruiting department?'
"LinkedIn is a good tool to use as would be existing relationships with candidates. Usually, companies specialize in a technology (or grouping) and maintain their relationships accordingly. Like in our case, resources are spread equally between…"
Oct 4, 2012
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How do you scale your recruiting department?

I work for a consulting company that has gone from 30 employees to 90, and 1 location to 3 in the last 2.5 years (been in business for 13). Despite this rapid rate of growth, we've frequently had positions that go unfilled because we are unable to find the right people fast enough. Our positions are difficult to fill- we're looking for the very best .Net Software Engineers, which are in high demand right now.It takes a very personalized, long term relationship building approach to hire the…See More
Sep 13, 2012
Amy replied to Erin Passmore's discussion 'Recruitment Tracking Systems - What do you love, what do you hate?'
"I would like to see usability improved on core functions-- streamline the tasks that recruiters spend the most time on - adding resumes, updating records, logging activities. Ability to create better custom reports- pipeline of candidates across job…"
Sep 13, 2012
Amy replied to Amy Smith's discussion 'Whats the best ATS software for small to mid size companies?'
"We use CATS ( and find it to be flexible, robust, and cost effective."
Jul 9, 2012
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Jun 1, 2012
Amy commented on Megan Bell's blog post 'How do I cut down my interviewing and screening times?'
"This is a concerning question-- It sounds like there is pressure from the business/hiring managers to seriously limit the time you spend talking to candidates. As a recruiter, that's your job! If you can't take the time to get to know your…"
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Jun 15, 2011
Amy replied to Sandra McCartt's discussion 'READY, SET...SMACK! IT'S A NEW YEAR.'
"I enjoyed the article, Sandra! Stick with what's comfortable for you.. Shoot, as long as it works, who cares!"
Jan 4, 2011
Amy replied to Jasen Morisaki's discussion 'Selecting a new ATS and need some feedback'
"Hi Jasen,   I went through the same review several months back and ended up choosing CATS because it is cost effective, user friendly, and simplifies many tasks.   I found that it offered many of the same features as the larger ATS'…"
Dec 20, 2010
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Drowning in job applications...

Posted on November 2, 2010 at 12:04am 0 Comments

How do you manage your (unqualified) job applicants in a time-effective, courteous manner?

In my current position there are just far too many applicants to be able to personally respond to each of them, even if it's just sending out template email. So many are unqualified or have limited work permit approval in the US.. so we don't want them all going into our ATS.

But as someone who's applied for a job and received no response, I know that…

I want to give candidates specific feedback... but...

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 1:57pm 6 Comments

Feedback is such a difficult task.

I would love to give exact feedback to every candidate, but unfortunately it seems like anything somewhat specific opens you up to discrimination lawsuits or candidate backlash. I try to be as specific as possible but ultimately it's my job to protect the company.

Candidates who were declined have a tendency to interpret feedback as unfair, "fixable" or something that is up for debate, irrelevant, or…


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At 5:03am on March 26, 2010, Rowena Simpson said…
Thanks for your comment Amy. I will look at putting together an article addressing the particular needs of those without much experience.

Thanks for the feedback.



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