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Employment Lawyer on Severance and Larry Lebofsky, Recruiter

Well, we had a very controversial show this week. I don't know why. I didn't expect it to be.

My friend's son got an offer from a company. He saw that they put all new employees on a 3 month probation period so he wondered if he was let go what his severance package would be. I think he was due 7…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 23, 2014 at 4:23pm — No Comments

4 Key Strategies for Improving College Recruiting

As they look for creative ways to improve their approach to , many HR offices opt to focus their efforts on the college ranks. Today, colleges and universities represent a ripe area to pluck talent cheaply and efficiently, and countless businesses are taking advantage.

It’s an ideal situation for them. When…


Added by Cali Yakaback on April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Why "Who's Viewed Your Profile" on LinkedIn Doesn't Matter

There could be any number of reasons why someone looks at your LinkedIn profile and why your profile shows up in a search. 

A few possibilities include:

1) Nosy lookie-loos just curious about what you have going on.

2) You’ve changed…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why Do Companies Hire?

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

So why does a company hire a person?

It isn’t to have more people around. The goal…


Added by Paul Petrone on April 23, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why HR Is The Most Underrated Aspect Of Your Company

Having a great human resources team is crucial to any successful company. The problem is, they aren’t always seen that way to outsiders or even to fellow employees.

Why? Any longtime business owner understands the importance of having a great human resources team and yet it is hard to quantify their value in real dollars. But the truth is, they provide tremendous value, with much of their worth coming from the dollars you don’t have to…


Added by Paul Petrone on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dressing for Success in Cyberspace: Give Yourself a Digital Make-Over

I continue to be amazed by the number of anemic profiles there are on LinkedIn, how easy it is to access Facebook activity that’s not intended for the public, how many people have no filter and/or no sense of time and place when they post on Twitter, and how uncivil people can be when commenting on news articles and blog posts. Not much surprises me…


Added by Courtney Hunt on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The 25 Things Every Recruiter Should Know

Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.

The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin…


Added by Greg Savage on April 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Dumbing Down of Staffing

That’s right; I said it, “The dumbing down of Staffing”. As much as we all love technology, and tools, I mean one of my monikers is “the Tool Guy”, technology and tools are dumbing us down. What I mean by that is we have a breed of staffing professional, that all they know is checking their ATS, checking the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Jeff Taylor, Recruiter, Trainer

@Jeff_recruiting --- LinkedIn -- Skywalk Group - Blog…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Commonalities of Generations

Do you ever catch yourself doing or saying something that your parents used to do or say that drove you crazy? My dad used to used whistle while he was driving...all the time...non-stop. It would drive me insane! Now, I often find myself driving down the road, listening to some tunes, whistling…


Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 22, 2014 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Todd Schecter, Technical Recruiter

 Todd Schecter volunteered to be on the show via Twitter. I didn't have to go running after the guy begging him to be a guest. I didn't even know him before he just showed up and raised his hand.

And I thought he was a good guest and so…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Candidate Dispositioning - What does it mean and why does it matter?

When we started out with Mystery Applicant, we set the goal that every job applicant would be given the opportunity to give their feedback on the process. Every single one. Every minute of the day.

This is a key part of our offering as we wanted to hear from…


Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking…


Added by Ashley Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Let’s Talk CTAs in Your Recruiting Process

Candidate emails, social media posts, the company blog and job listings are just a few of the points in your recruiting initiatives that should always, always, always include a call-to-action of some sort. Candidates, customers and clients need to know the next steps, what is expected of them and what they can expect from you.

Lucky for us, Dan Zarrella at HubSpot (…


Added by Julie Salerno on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching …


Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

How to Build an Emergency Fund: Top Money Tips to Begin Your New Year

So you’ve landed your first job. What now? Build an emergency fund. 

What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund as its name suggest, is used for emergencies. It is liquid, and can be converted to cold hard cash easily to help you out in difficult times. This fund does not magically appear, but is built from your own hard earned money for the sole purpose of financing yourself or family through emergencies. A good rule to follow is that you shouldn’t…


Added by Dharmender Kumar on April 22, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Top 5 Leadership Skills Every Recruiter Needs To Survive (And Thrive)

1 Possibility PRO- Taking cue from @AlliPolin, here’s what she said; Answers are over-rated. If you're so sure you're right, you stop looking for new possibilities. Leaders always hunt down and epitomize possibilities. They are known for this…


Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Imagining RecruitHub, Github for Recruiters!

Programmers are on GitHub, Designers are on Dribbble, and everyone is on LinkedIn. Yet we brave sourcers are without a home of our own.

Wouldn't it be swell if there were a place where recruiters could not only collaborate and compare notes, but also be evaluated on their skillset? 

GitHub is…


Added by Robert Stevenson on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What to Expect at the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo

Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…


Added by Courtney Byrd on April 21, 2014 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Should Hiring Be Considered A Zero-Tolerance Industry?

Here’s the question of the day – what if we treated hiring like a zero-tolerance industry?

A zero-tolerance industry is an industry where mistakes are not tolerated. Nuclear engineers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Air traffic controllers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Police officers work in a zero-tolerance industry.

Those jobs are zero-tolerance industries because they are literally matters of life and death. Hiring isn’t.…


Added by Paul Petrone on April 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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