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The Ever Changing Landscape of Talent Acquisition Will Require Recruiting Pioneers

Well - I find that the end of summer has finally come, and what a memorable one it was.  As I joined my family this Monday for a nice and relaxing movie at our local Library, I ventured upon this statue in the courtyard of that…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 2, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

How to Utilize Google+ As a Recruitment Tool

Social media continues to explode on the internet with a growth rate set to reach almost two billion users in 2015…

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Added by Megan Ritter on October 1, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments

"What is Sourcing?" vs. "What Does a Sourcer Do?"

A term definition works if the majority of practitioners agree to it. It's quite remarkable, that with Sourcing becoming hugely popular and necessary, we still lack a definition.

Back in January Glen Cathey wrote:

"It believe it would certainly be helpful and beneficial to have a universally agreed upon definition…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is it as good as it looks? Work expectations vs reality

Not sure that much has changed over the years when it comes to a recent graduate’s real vs perceived understanding of what a “real job” entails and what it she is entitled to. Not sure anyone…

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Added by Anna Brekka on October 1, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2015 Graduate Schemes: Get Ahead of the Game

Every year university graduates are on the increase; in 2013 there were 12 million graduates in the UK. Cue an intense competition for graduate jobs, schemes and careers for graduate schemes 2014. Now, this years graduates will find that it is now more important than ever to start planning ahead and…

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Added by John Brasington on September 30, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Your Employer Brand Needs Some Attention

There. It’s out in the open. No foul intentions, but sometimes the truth can sting a little. There are tons of articles out there in cyber space covering employer branding with about million statistics in every one of them. Little did you know, your branding falls under the not-so-flattering category of statistics. One of the galling pieces of datum is that 29% of …

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 30, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Knock it Off with These Recruiting Worst Practices

There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Is Mr. Smarty Pants Skewing Your Team Alignment?

Experts and high-profile business leaders everywhere are telling employers “Hire people who are smarter than you are.” It makes a lot of sense, smart people are generally good at what they do, they can be an excellent resource, and your informal training ends up being pretty rock star status.…

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Added by Ryan Mead on September 30, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 30, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Top Recruiting News of the week (and Featured Bloggers!)

When it comes down to it, our writers are our everything. Our sites wouldn't exist without the great content you submit. So this week, we've taken a moment to acknowledge two of those people, not just the words they write for us.…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on September 30, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Why Strategies Fail

Whoever said that “a failure to plan is a plan to fail” didn’t understand planning. Unless mentally impaired, no one actually plans to fail; what really happens is they fail to take into consideration the one element that kills the chances of any plan succeeding—emotion.

Logic makes people think while it’s emotion that makes them act. All variations of planning, be they strategic plans, project plans, or broader business plans are exercises in logic. Done right, they make…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 30, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Here’s another recruitment myth that needs to be punched in the face

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It’s kind of funny that recruiters are often considered to be “too salesy”.

I suspect what people mean when they describe agency recruiters this way is that they act like salespeople. That they display all of the hackneyed stereotypes that are associated with salespeople – or more accurately, bad salespeople.

Great salespeople don’t display these characteristics, because of the very fact that they are great…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on September 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Are You Including the Right Keywords in Your Job Ad?

When preparing your job ad do you think about your intention and strategy? Do you consider whether you want your ad to attract a broad candidate supply with relatable skills or candidates that possess very specific abilities? Do you think about words and phrases your target candidates may be searching for when looking for job openings?

The answers to these questions can determine how your job is listed. If you want your ad to attract a large candidate supply that has related skills,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 30, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Dubai’s Booming Aviation Industry

Continuing from my previous post about the rising ecommerce industry of Dubai, this time we take a look at the UAE’s aviation industry which is forging ahead with its expansion and giving a lift to many allied sectors such as logistics, real estate and tourism in this area.

A 2012 report from Oxford Economics predicted a bright future for Dubai Aviation. As per the report the aviation industry is set to double in value in less than 10 years. The fast-growing Emirates Airline…

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Added by saurabh tyagi on September 30, 2014 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

Upset with New InMail Policy? Learn Eight Ways to Guess and Verify Email Addresses

Suppose you are determined to find someone’s email address. With the new LinkedIn InMail policy, some say, this may happen in their practice more often. The post below outlines eight top ways to…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 29, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The American Government’s Flawed Hiring Approach

Is the American government’s philosophy on hiring fundamentally un-American?

There’s one word that keeps popping up in American government job postings that raises an eyebrow: required.

Just about every government job…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 29, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Top Secretaries Should Not Be Taken for Granted

  A few years ago, secretaries served a basic purpose in a business.

They answered phones and greeted visitors. It was often considered an entry-level position with no experience required.

Times have changed and today's secretaries need more skills and background for the job. In essence, they can make…

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Added by Dave on September 29, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Describe Your Company Culture in Five Words: Can You?

If asked to describe your company culture in five words, you’d probably come up with three extempore before pausing to reach into your mind to find the most accurate and appealing last two adjectives. The most common ways companies describe themselves (and their employees) are:…

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Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

How aggregators are utilized by job boards: survey results

About a month ago, I asked job boards around the world to participate in the 2014 Aggregator Usage survey. This study asked about how job boards really use aggregators,…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3 ways to contact LinkedIn members who are not open to receiving InMail

It's happened to all recruiters and sourcers at some point. You're scouring LinkedIn or LinkedIn Recruiter in the hopes of finding the ideal candidate. You skim the preview, see what you're looking for, and excitedly click to open the profile.

Excitement turns into disappointment when you see the greyed…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 9 Comments

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