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What the CIA’s Ridiculously Intense Hiring Process Can Teach Us

The Central Intelligence Agency has perhaps the most intense hiring process in America, and for good reason. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Aside from perhaps running for President of the United States, the most intense hiring process in America…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 20, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments

The Powerless Approach to Staffing and Recruitment

We are powerless when it comes to making people do what we want. I believe this is one reason parents are given teenagers, reminding them how powerless they truly are over people, places, and things.

Too many people in our business continue to promote the myth of client and candidate control, insinuating that we can or even should manipulate the choices of others. These dangerous, Repetitive Practices (methods which cause harm) do nothing more than perpetuate the predominant, negative…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 20, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Fall out: the latest online recruiting news, rounded up

Fall is most definitely in the air, as in leaves falling to the ground and making it hard to mow. But fall also means conferences for job board folks and (of course) deals, deals, deals! So without further ado, here is the latest news:

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 20, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments

My career. Multiple screw-ups, and ONE thing I got right.

I have had some major highs in a career that is now deep into its 4th decade. Lots of hard work, lots of luck, and plenty of great people, have helped me to some success, which has been fun and lucrative. And I am proud of many milestones along the…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A Career in Database Administration – A Guide

Database administration is one of the most challenging professions. The safe and sound administration of a database is a big responsibility and those who have the capacity to cope up with an immensely demanding profession can certainly excel in the field of database administration. If you are one of them, a career in this field will be perfect for you. But, before you consider a career as a database administrator, commonly called a DBA, you should assess yourself to know whether you have the…

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Added by Jenny Richards on October 18, 2014 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

Does a Pregnancy Impact the Recruitment?

If your business is in the middle of the hiring process, it's important to know how a candidate who is expecting will impact your workplace in the future.

There are laws that protect pregnant employees from recruitment discrimination, but there are also some factors you have to consider when hiring…

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Added by Dave on October 18, 2014 at 2:04am — No Comments

5 Easy Ways To Strengthen Company Culture

This post was originally published on the CareerPlug Blog

Happy Friday!

This Friday we wanted to share a few ideas for strengthening your company culture.  Over this last year CareerPlug has doubled its team, so communicating our values and implementing them into our daily culture has become a top priority for us.

Here are a few tips from us to you:

Communicate Your Core…

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Added by Natalie Morgan on October 17, 2014 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Three Simple Strategies to Secure the Best Talent

Jim Collins once said that great vision without great people is irrelevant. For your business to thrive, you need to secure candidates with talent, passion and the drive to turn vision into reality.

So, how do you get an exceptional team around you? Not only do your…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

11 Amazing Insights Google’s People Team Discovered About People

Laszlo Bock is the head of Google’s famed People Department. Laszlo Bock is the head of Google’s famed People Department.

Google’s People Department (nicknamed POPS) is like no other Human Resources team on the planet. The group uses data to try to improve just about every aspect of their employees’ happiness, from pay structures and 401K plans to how long the lunch line should be.

Through its research,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 17, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Get Known to the Job Trends in Mumbai and Pune

Learning more about the job trends in Mumbai and Pune, the two most economically stable cities of Maharashtra, will ensure that you carve a unique professional niche for yourself in style. Perfect access to multiple opportunities is possible not just in local firms but also in international companies as well. Choosing a perfect atmosphere of working too is easily possible there due to which you get to organize your personal…

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Added by Avika Shah on October 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Global staffing industry sales top $400 billion

The recent RCSA (Australia and New Zealand) International Conference held in Queenstown, New Zealand had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on…

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Added by Ross Clennett on October 16, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Pinterest

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Pinterest

Pinterest, were pictures, ideas, and interests all come together. Most have heard of Pinterest, few have used it to source.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 16, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Solution to Retirement-Driven Skills Shortages

Just as news about the economy is finally starting to take a more positive slant, companies face another challenge: the loss of experienced and knowledgeable workers due to Baby Boomer retirements.

Of course, this is no surprise. Approximately 76 million people were born between 1946 and 1964, placing them in the Baby Boomer generation. The financial crisis delayed the inevitable as many Americans found their retirement funds depleted and were forced to delay retirement. But Boomers…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2014 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Preparing Candidates for Stressful Interviews

Let’s face it, job interviews are not something that most candidates look forward to but they know they are a necessity for a new job. They can be pretty stressful in any circumstance, but if your candidate is unemployed, or feels that they could be soon, the stress factor just increased 10 fold for them. Some recruiters I have worked with in the past won’t even present a candidate that is presently unemployed. I’m not that strict with my own candidates, but I do make sure that if they are…

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Added by Amy McDonald on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Only 5 Reasons to Ever Use a Search Firm

Companies use search firms for a variety of reasons.  A position is above a certain level.  A role is perceived to be too complex.  A hiring manager is complaining about the lack of candidate flow.  All seemingly valid reasons to plunk down a chuck of cash to your favorite…

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Added by Glenn Fox on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A recruitment technology event.

I attended a recruitment conference / technology event in London today. I didn't stay long, just for the first hour or so. The event organisers started the day with a set of "speed pitches" from the various vendors involved in sponsoring / exhibiting at the event. As someone who is involved in both recruiting and implement inbound marketing strategies for technology companies, this would be interesting exercise. 

And it certainly was for a number of reasons but perhaps not for the…

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Added by Julian Bradder on October 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments

OVERCOMING FAILURE, UNDERACHIEVEMENT

Are you feeling discouraged during your job search? Discouragement can come not only from how potential employers respond to your queries and applications, but also from your own self-assessment of skills. You might be wondering if you'll ever be good enough for the jobs you want.…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on October 16, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Is your recruiting and sourcing technology behind the times?

If you’re still inputting data into Excel or dialing for dollars off a well worn Rolodex, chances are that you’re not only behind the times – you’re also losing out on candidates, clients and the competition, too. 



But if your processes are a blast from the past,…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Are Employers Using BYOD to Attract Talent?

As society has become more technologically mobile, bring your own device policies (BYOD) have become more popular with employees and employers. Professionals appreciate BYOD opportunities because it provides the convenience of using their own familiar device, access to the latest technology, work flexibility and/or work-life balance. Employers can benefit from BYOD's cost savings, potential increased productivity, and employee devices that supply the latest technologies. However, there are…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on October 16, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

The Power of Film - Ten Top Tips for successful Employer Branding films

Bringing brands and the workplace to life using film has been achieved successfully by many organizations, but the way in which it is now used when it is so accessible has created more opportunities for using this powerful medium as part of an employer brand strategy.



I regularly use film as part of…

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Added by Nick Price on October 16, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

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