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A move to broaden the scope of the Gangmaster licencing Authority

Anyone heard of the recent bid to increase the power and scope of the GLA?Here are my thoughts...

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Added by Dan Midwinter on March 2, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

It’s only logical: 5 lessons recruiters can learn from Spock

Any Star Trek fan will know just how much wisdom is packed within each episode of the show. The exploits of the starship Enterprise crew are not only the stuff that sci-fi fans dream of, they also provide a strong business model to learn from and an abundance of sound strategy advice. Although…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 2, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Faking It On LinkedIn For The Week

I'm going to continue the LinkedIn Lovefest from last week by detailing here the fake connection requests I receive for the week as well as the subsequent research I conduct to determine how deep the cancerous root is growing. Your comments are always appreciated.

~Steve

MONDAY…

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Added by Steve Levy on March 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Quantity vs. Quality: The Group and the Panel Interview

Looking ahead for what the "Next Big Thing" in hiring will be, we should consider what this year’s recruiters have at their disposal. More specifically, 63% of recruiters will have a higher hiring volume in 2015 (up from 43%…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 2, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Social Recruiting

What should you write here? Here’s a hint: think what you can do for your audience, not what your audience can do for you. Credit: Twitter

Today, I spent time looking for companies that have social…

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Added by Paul Petrone on March 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ways to Build an Online Presence

You’ve heard this once, you’ve heard this a thousand times but are you wondering why, well that’s not the first, I’ve heard of. Most individuals share this same thought, isn’t that a relief. You’re not the only one. Besides you can never have enough of information that will come handy.

In an age when internet is used in almost every aspect of life, it’s only natural that recruiting too will be done via social networking sites. If you are of the opinion that you have a better chance of…

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Added by Jasmine Joseph on March 2, 2015 at 1:58am — No Comments

Retired and Enjoying Life (except on LinkedIn)

As part of my never-ending battle with fake LinkedIn profiles, I noticed that during the overnight, "Eng.Yusif Ibrahim" reached out to connect. Fabulous.

According to his profile, Mr. Ibrahim is "Retired" and in Libya, having worked in "Government Administration."

Since this profile smelled like a pile of rotting fish, I image searched this fellow; nothing of note came up on the first page,…

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Added by Steve Levy on March 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Great Career as a Chief Risk Officer in a Debt Relief Company

Debt relief companies come to the aid of people who are experiencing financial crisis. They assist individuals in getting rid of the burdensome debts. They act as credit advocates who work in the interest of the debtors and try to improve their financial status. Their chief task is to conduct financial consultations primarily to educate the consumer and recommend suitable remedies. Debt relief companies help to renegotiate or settle or alter the terms of an individual’s debt to a debt…

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Added by Jenny Richards on February 28, 2015 at 7:14am — No Comments

Career Counseling – Do you know what you are in for?

Counseling can play a crucial role in the career choices of a student. It is a process that helps a student determine the right career option through evaluation of the student’s aptitude, general interest and other relevant qualities. Hence, it is advisable to have regular counseling sessions, which will help identify the right career choice for an individual student.
Identifying the right …
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Added by Avika Shah on February 28, 2015 at 12:47am — No Comments

How To Search Outside of a Geo-Area on LinkedIn

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I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area.

There are at least two good reasons to search outside of an area:

1. If you search by keywords, with no location specified, you are likely to see the top results from your own area - LinkedIn thinks that finding people who live nearby is a high priority.

To illustrate, here's an example search from an account, whose owner resides in the San…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 27, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Interviewing is a Two Way Street

Recruitment like the housing market has changed over the years. It’s no longer a sellers’ market, or in this case, an employers’ market and sometimes our best selling point is the perception others have of us. It comes as no surprise that there is…

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Added by Tara de Jonge on February 27, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Technology-Focused Career Options for Women: Virtually Limitless

In Women in Technology: Promoting a Broader Perspective, I argued that women can make strong contributions in technology-focused areas without being employed by technology firms or educated…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 27, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

Three Reasons Why Your Company Should Consider Free Staff Lunches

A lot of research is going into understanding ways to motivate staff to boost productivity more so in academia and business. And as good economic news continue to come out of the blocks and companies under increasing pressure to raise pay packs for their staff, is not a good time to consider free lunch arrangements for your staff? This can be one sure way to boost staff morale and hence productivity.…

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Added by Joas on February 27, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments

The Power of Semantics in Recruitment

Recruiters who scan each and every resume that reaches their inbox may find it hard to work efficiently. Firstly, resumes are received freely by their mailboxes, and they are arranged simply according to the date and time when they were received. Next, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of resume…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on February 27, 2015 at 12:46am — No Comments

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.

I know, #NerdAlert right? 

Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. 

I clicked on a…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: BrandYourself

 

BrandYourself is the first product that empowers you to control what people find when they Google your name. BrandYourself  is known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further  than into your bag…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Succession Planning

I attended an seminar on succession planning today.  They made an excellent point that the company's strategies are only one part of the equation for success.  The best strategies in the world will not lead to success without proper execution.  The company's talent handles the execution.  Good strategies + good execution (talent) -> success.

Added by Sue Orr on February 26, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

In-Demand Jobs with Talent Shortages

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) stated that December had the highest level of job openings since January 2001. This is a sign that the economy is improving, but also that recruiting is getting more difficult. As demand increases overall, so does the competition for talent. Throughout the US, there are 17 qualified candidates in the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 26, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

How to Launch a Career in the Green Energy Industry

There is no doubt about it. The global green movement is growing in leaps and bounds and we can expect the trend to carry on over the next many years. The interest in green energy is massive, with governments around the world injecting more and more funds into various programs and initiatives. Having bubbled under the surface for a few years, the green industry has finally come full circle, making it a great place for anyone looking to launch a business or career.…

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Added by Jenny Richards on February 26, 2015 at 1:45am — No Comments

What Are The Qualities of Best Recruiters?

 

We all want to get a good job that suits us completely. The recruiters play really very important part in all the organizations and fields. They gives a company an opportunity to find best and most eligible staff and also, they allow deserving candidates to get right opportunity and career along with a dream job. The efficiency of recruiter actually effects positively on the organization and candidate’s future.

If the recruiter is right then it will allow…

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Added by Patty on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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