Business is quite robust so far in 2014. Record-level business for me, even as a 25-year recruiter, tripling all of last year's revenues within the first 60 days. I was informed that I have a new offer coming out today, for a candidate I have known and had in my network for at least a decade, finally getting a chance to place him, and he is very excited. Another candidate for another position also successfully submitted his resignation today, and set his start…Continue
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A Division of Random House, Inc.
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March 7, 2014
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Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments
If you’re a sceptic of recruitment agencies, chances are it is due to a bad experience where you’ve been shown a complete lack of integrity and candidate care. The recruiter probably expressed little interest about your individual requirements and deemed that your CV had enough keywords in it to send it over to their client. Unfortunately there are many of these agencies who follow similar principles, giving the recruitment industry a bad name.
However, if you turn to agencies that…Continue
Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 7, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Every business owner or hiring manager, at some time or another, will eventually be faced with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee. Down-sizing, outsourcing, job redundancy, whatever the reasons, it’s absolutely critical to your company’s reputation, and hence financial success, that…Continue
Added by Barbara Ashton on March 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
There was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the situation:…Continue
As I shared in many previous writings, the biggest engine for jobs growth is small companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. Research from the Small Business Administration (SBA) proves that these business risk takers created almost 70% of the net new jobs in the U.S. over…Continue
Added by Scott Sargis on March 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments
This is a regular scenario every now and then, most of the candidates are having gaps in employment. If anyone takes break and then decide to return to the workforce, I Don't see a problem there, then why does it matter so much?
What can be the best selling point to place such candidates? Lets do some knowledge sharing :)
Any success stories related to such placements , please share ..
Running a distributed or virtual team is much easier than you think! Perhaps you are thinking about employing a team of freelancers to manage your software development or maybe you need virtual receptionists and administrators to handle the day to day running of your business. When managed well, a distributed team can increase productivity and help you to reduce overheads, but it really does need to be managed exceptionally well. There…Continue
Added by Or Hillel on March 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
I like words. I probably like them too much. I spend a lot of time thinking about words and the meanings they hold. But thinking about words and their impact is not a waste of time for me as a recruiter. So often words, either spoken or written, are all I have in my arsenal as I strive to engage and…Continue
Although the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has effectively been delayed again, there seems to be a renewed "buzz" around the healthcare reform law, often known as Obamacare. Maybe it’s because workers are now required to carry insurance, or maybe companies are just being proactive. But for whatever reason, we are noticing an increase in the number of recruiters asking how Obamacare will affect hiring and recruiting.
Of course, that is…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments
About 6 months ago, I replied to an interesting post on LinkedIn. The thread was started by a recruitment agency director who posted a question asking for suggestions in relation to a new recruitment software provider. The surprising thing was that he was looking to stop using one of the “major brands” in the industry for something else. I’m not…Continue
Added by RecruitmentWorx on March 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Canada is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to information and communications technology. There are constant developments which require companies to improve their pool of IT employees to keep up with the changes and advance in the market. With the high demands…Continue
Companies attempting to keep costs low may consider recruiting independent contractors instead of permanent employees.
While the notion may seem attractive on its face, however, anyone responsible for recruiting talent should understand the critical differences between the two before choosing which…Continue
Now recruiting and staffing firms also have to worry about the growing number of local laws.
And once you have realized that there is a law in a…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
You’re meeting with a recruiter for the first time and don’t really know what to expect. After 30 or so minutes the interview seems to come to a stop. She looks at you and says: “Do you have any questions for me?” Now what? Take heart. Here are a few good questions that will help you feel reconnected…Continue
According to many articles--including this one: LinkedIn and Business-- Tuesday through Thursday are prime online networking days for those…Continue
Added by Katherine Bauer on March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I’ll confess: I’m a troll. And not because I’m so damn short. It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious. …Continue
Working as a freelancer has many perks, allowing you to enjoy a flexible schedule, pick projects that interest you, and work from the comfort of your own home.…Continue
I have had a reoccurring issue with recruiting unemployed candidates for temporary positions because most candidates state that these assignments will interrupt their unemployment benefits. Obviously, they will not collect unemployment for the duration of their temporary assignment; however they should be able to resume their benefits once their temporary assignment is complete. Is there a resource, or any literature that I can refer concerned candidates to in order to assure them they will…Continue