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The Top 10 Hiring Trends of 2014

2014 is about to end, here’s what changed from a hiring perspective.

The end of 2014 is near, and overall it has been a good year for the business world. While we still haven’t completely recovered from the “Great Recession”…

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Added by Paul Petrone on December 19, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Five key considerations for your employee engagement strategy

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Added by Capita Resourcing on December 19, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

5 Out of the Box Sourcing Tips

Sourcing and recruiting go hand in hand, because both are dependent on the other in an important way. For recruiters to make a hire they need the talents of a Sourcer.

But when all else fails, it is good to know…

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Added by Chinmay Chavan on December 19, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why Should Your Kids Have Language Lessons?

Even before a child can receive formal education at school, he/she initially gets to learn to speak at least one language. But aside from your native language, experts suggest the introduction of another dialect like German lessons or French lessons. Here are some of the best reasons why your kids should have…

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Added by Merry Gomes on December 19, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

Four Worst Office Worker: How to Handle Them Professionally

You have probably met some of the worst co-workers, but, there are times you cannot handle them. These annoying co-workers make you cringe in your chair and probably be out of focus from time time. Heck, you may even have some awkward…

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Added by Ellen Summerhills on December 19, 2014 at 2:36am — No Comments

Uncertainty, Indeterminacy and Salary Negotiations

I'm trying to understand the principles of "Information Asymmetry and Salary Negotiation".  Has anyone read any new research on this topic which can prove one way or another whether the 'first person to name a number' loses?  I don't believe that entirely, although in some situations I do.  My client was upset that I told a candidate the top of the salary range, although the candidate was $100K per year above the salary range, but still interested in the job, even after I tried to…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on December 19, 2014 at 1:52am — No Comments

5 IT Resume Tips from an IT Manager

I caught up with Trent Devers - IT Manager at Dynamiq, to find out which aspect of an IT resume are the most important to him. Like most IT businesses, they get a huge response when hiring and have to scan through an abundance of applicants, where many of them don't even make it passed the initial…

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Added by Robert Taylor on December 19, 2014 at 12:29am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week

Most likely I’ve shared before that I consume A LOT of content (daily) on various business topics – a hefty chunk of it being HR and recruiting related articles, blogs and social media conversations. Earlier today I came across this post describing…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF TECH: VOLUNTEER FOR A GIRL-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING ORGANIZATION

Women may make up only a small percentage of coders now, but that will change in the years to come with the concentrated efforts to increase young ladies’ interest in and accessibility to science, technology, engineering and math fields.

There are numerous…

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Added by Recruiter Raya on December 18, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments

5 Keys to Pursuing Your True Life's Passion



There are several aspects of a person must consider when trying to find their ideal professional calling. Their overall goal in terms of making an impact on society must be taken into consideration. The length of time that they are willing to dedicate to the educational process must…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on December 18, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Lockheed Martin: Research Comes First

I have always preached research comes first with regards to staffing, and sourcing in particular. You have to know what you are looking for and know what companies have what you are looking for. You need to be able to find and contact those people, know trends, perform talent mapping and basically find what…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

How XO Group Got to 600 Employees with Just Two Recruiters

As a public company with over 600 employees, XO Group has done an amazing job scaling quickly while maintaining a very open, collaborative, and innovative culture.

As with most great companies, the people behind XO Group drive its competitive advantage. And, what’s really interesting about The XO Group’s approach to recruiting, is how lean its Talent team is - only two! How is it possible for a 600+ person company to have only two recruiters?…

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Added by Casey Marshall on December 18, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

7 Surprisingly in Demand Careers for 2015



Some jobs are more profitable than others. If you're thinking about going back to school or earning any post-secondary job certifications, here are seven fields that would welcome you with open arms.



1. Physical Therapist



According to the U.S.…

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Added by Karleia Steiner on December 18, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Dress for Success: What You Should Wear to An HR or Recruiting Interview

When you really get down to it, not much about the ‘good old days’ was truly very good - but you did at least know you’d be expected to wear a suit to an interview.

Formality may have been stifling, but it took the agony out of the interview wardrobe…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on December 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

What are Online ACs and Pre-recorded Video Interviews?

Which selection tool should I use to identify the best suited candidate for my vacancy? This is not a trivial question, since you certainly want to make a good decision and know you cannot rely on your gut feeling, right? That’s why we will have a closer look at two selection tools which have proven to be very useful in everyday recruiting: online assessment center andpre-recorded video interviews. Just to remind you, in the last post, we presented two other smart selection…

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Added by Corinna Litera on December 18, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

A Better Workplace: Boosting Employee Morale

It’s no secret; in fact, it is one of the most well-known maxims in the world of business. A happy employee is a productive employee.

Creating a good work environment where your staff feels welcomed, appreciated and valued is one of…

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Added by Manuel Angel on December 17, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

How Airbnb Used Storyboarding To Revamp Its Candidate Experience

How Airbnb hires is closely tied to its brand. “Belong Anywhere” is the company tagline, representing its mission to build a trusted community of people and places to stay. So, imagine if a candidate applied to the community-based brand, only to hear nothing back? The contradiction would be a disappointment, and…

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Added by Casey Marshall on December 17, 2014 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Let's Avoid the Cheese Factor in Team Alignment

You have got to Google images for “team building”. The only way it could get cheesier is if…

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Added by Ryan Mead on December 17, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

10 Reasons Reference Checks Need a Makeover

Over the last several months, we have spoken with dozens of recruiters and HR managers about the onboarding process. Through all the conversations, one thing always stood out when it when it came to discussing the recruiting and the onboarding process. As one HR manager so eloquently put it, “reference and background checks suck! I hate them!”

This got us thinking, what makes references “suck” so much? What are the ways we could help recruiters and…

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Added by Dor Rubin on December 17, 2014 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hiring in Smaller Cities Outpaces Largest Metros

As we approach the end of 2014, I wanted to share with you an interesting trend in hiring demand this year. While many times we think that the competition for talent is in populous areas - like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Silicon Valley - we found that hiring grew significantly more in smaller, less…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on December 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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