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2015 - "The Year of the Recruiter"

2015 will be the year of the Recruiter. There are several factors that are working together to cause this perfect storm for next year and I believe that the Recruitment Industry, both on the Contract-to-Hire/Temporary labor side as well as the Direct Hire/Permanent placement side will see great growth next year.

Our firm, which specializes in both Direct Placements and Contract-to-Hire requisitions has already started to see an uptick in 4th quarter - 2014 job orders, and only see it…

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Added by JP Sutton on November 22, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Software for Agency Recruiters?

Hi All, 

I'm looking for a Recruiting Software/program/app that would help Managers of staffing firms best decide which jobs they should allocate their recruiting manpower towards (as often times, there are too many jobs, and not enough recruiters).

Is there anything out there like this? If not, why not?

Best, 
Krishan

Added by Krishan Arya on November 22, 2014 at 4:52am — No Comments

The Essence of Fit

We have all been there. Stressful recruiting situations demand the quest for finding fit. It is the essence of all we do. Regardless of what fit is defined as, the real truth is there are so many with a different understanding of what it truly means, the reality of the process is that quest for fit really comes down to a few factors quite honestly. And defining "Fit" in your organization is really the backbone of each and every hire, fill, and staffing outcome…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

What two taxi drivers in Asia reinforced about the best worldwide Recruiters

Cherry (my girlfriend) and I jumped in a taxi. It was 3.31pm on a bright and humid Friday, in downtown Hong Kong Island, part-way through our Asian holiday. Have you ever been to Hong Kong? What an experience – such a bustling city, full of contrasts, old and new – it was my first time. Anyhow – we were…

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Added by Andrew Marmont on November 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Build an Army of Candidate Advocates for your Staffing Firm

According to CareerBuilder's 2014 Opportunities in Staffing report, 90% of candidates will encourage others to work with your firm if they had a positive experience, while 72% of candidates…

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Added by Jen Dewar on November 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Due Tomorrow Do Tomorrow: College Education Memes at their Best

It was only a matter of time before the meme craze hit colleges and it has done so in a big way. Well, there is no better way to share fun than through a meme these days but the creativity you observe from college education based memes is just astounding.

College Education Memes Background

Since the 1970s when Richard Dawkins coined the term ‘meme’, it was not really about images and video clips.…

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Added by Jenny Richards on November 21, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Carts and Horses and Google and Search

My friend, a candidate I placed 15 years ago at MicroOptical Corporation (the company Google bought the "Google Glass" patents from) is a former Everest climber, who wrote the book on the search for Mallory and Irvine (first team to summit Everest in 1924, but died on the descent).

He has a client who has developed a search engine that is much better than Google or Bing (much more specific, no extraneous results, searches text perfectly to find results, understands text rather than…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on November 20, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! JobBoarders

How to source on the lesser known sites!! JobBoarders

Jobboarders is a professional community for those working in the online employment industry, however it has a large and robust…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 20, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments

How to handle yourself offshore

The world’s population is expanding on a daily basis - it is estimated that by 2050, there will be 9.7 billion people on our small planet.

That sheer number of people that will exist on the planet by that time means that there will be a larger need for energy and power than at any point in human history to date. As a result, governments around the world will be devoting an increasing amount of time and money towards solving their energy needs. With fuel commanding higher prices than…

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Added by Ann Hoge on November 20, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Best Chrome Extensions for Recruiting

Most fields have evolved and developed to match up to changing times and the recruitment field is no exception. With social media being widely used by employers of different fields on a large scale to source qualified candidates, hence the need for suitable tools that can speed up the process is inevitable.  

Tools like Plug – Ins, Add – Ons or browser extensions, assist recruiters and sourcers alike in capturing right talent at the right time. Therefore you have browser extensions…

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Added by Yusuf Pathan on November 20, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

5 ways recruiters are slipping up on social media

Despite how social recruitment is as an industry, many agencies and consultants are making big mistakes in the ways they share news through social networks.

Some of these mistakes are basic, some are less obvious, but each of them can significantly hold you back from gaining the followers and influence…

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Added by Paul Breton on November 20, 2014 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

The Wellsprings of Life are Love & Work, but in what order?

http://profrecruitersblog.com/Man travelling for Work

When I got my first professional position, I worked a lot of hours in the name of success. I’d moved for that opportunity, far away from my friends and family, but that was fine: I didn’t really have time for a life. My…

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Added by Donald Sonn on November 19, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Selecting the Right Talent Engagement Platform for Your Organization

Recruiting has shifted in a clear direction – one where social recruiting has become the norm.  Being able to connect with potential candidates online has opened up a whole new world of possibilities with expanded networks and reaching passive candidates with much more ease.

Out of this trend, new technologies like talent communities, portals, networks and others have emerged.  There are many versions of these, ranging from engagement as a simple Facebook page to something more…

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Added by Melissa Macfarlane on November 19, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

5 Myths of Recruitment

Myths are common to all fields and recruitment is no exception. These are common misunderstandings that are passed down from the first generation to the next and the next and the one after that. It is a vicious cycle that can do no one any good, unless identified and rectified.

Although you might think that you don’t fall in to the category of individuals who are victims of the vicious cycle, guess again? Do you recognise any of these myths in you?…

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Added by Chinmay Chavan on November 19, 2014 at 7:58am — No Comments

Hire for Cultural Fit Even with a Contingent Workforce

Did you know that from late 2009 to 2012 the number of temporary workers in the workforce increased by 29%? I think we can call that a rapidly growing sector of the workforce, especially when…

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Added by Ryan Mead on November 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

It's Not Over Yet: 9 Recruiting Tricks To Try In 2014

With budgets and headcount pretty much frozen until the new year, if you’re like most recruiting organizations, it’s time to actually take a deep breath – and a step back – while planning for what’s next for you and your recruiting organization in 2015.  

The inevitable end of the year slow down is also a great time to make sure that your professional recruiting skills can…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on November 18, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Electronic Employee Files Streamline HR

Paper can cause a lot of problems for a Human Resources department. Electronic employee files help HR eliminate paper to become more efficient.

Managing employee files can be a true challenge. Paper is easily misfiled, lost or even accidentally…

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Added by Dan Orso on November 18, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Why Smart Businesses Love Hard Times

Halliburton should be hurt by low oil prices. But instead, they are using it to their advantage. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

As you have probably noticed while filling up, gas prices are down. In fact, …

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Added by Paul Petrone on November 18, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

So what about those Indeed TV Ads?

Remember when LinkedIn used to say it wasn't a job board? Oh, wait - I guess they still do. Yet if you ask a room of HR professionals that question, the answer is crystal clear: "Of course LinkedIn is a job board!"

Well, I would argue that Indeed is going through something similar. Launched in 2004, the site for many years defined what a job aggregator was: a site that aggregated the majority of its jobs from job…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 18, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments

Don't Let the Browser Hit You on the Way Out

No one is pushing you out the recruitment door, but if you don’t stay up-to-date on updates… your browser will. Not all browsers were created equal and with that said, it’s time to catch up to modern web development standards. Everything from the desktop browser capability to career page mobile responsiveness has an impact on the quantity and quality of the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on November 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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