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Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song

Leading a team can be hard work; leading a virtual team can be even harder. We all get it, telecommuting is great for the environment, it can lower stress levels in workers, increase productivity and drastically reduce costs for the organization. That being said, virtually managing a team comes with its own hardships. In order to truly reap all of the benefits of…

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Added by Ryan Mead on September 15, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Habits of the Most Skilled Recruiters: Part Two – The Bad

Has your company seen a decrease in the number of qualified candidates recently? Having a career page and posting open positions to social media isn’t enough. Did  you know that on average 46% of candidates rate their experience poor or very poor? Why…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Cerberus and the Keepers of Employment

The three-headed watchdog for the afterlife, Cerberus, guarded the entrance to Hades. The mythical creature ensured no one entered who wasn’t qualified to do so. He assisted the god of the underworld, not the poor souls who passed by. Just the same, recruiters serve as…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 15, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Why Hiring The Best Isn’t A Good Idea

It is about developing the best, not hiring the best. Credit: Paramount Pictures

When hiring, it is sensible to hire the absolute best people, right? No matter what the cost, if you can get a star in the industry, it is worth it,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 15, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Who’s the Next Contestant?

Like a game show where it’s anyone’s guess who’s going to win, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to predict which companies are going to buy next. At any moment in time, only 3% of companies are buying from a staffing or recruitment firm. During that same moment, another 6% are shopping, comparing candidates, prices, or contracts.

Unless you have only one customer, no one is smart enough to accurately predict, all of the time, who’s going to give the next “yes.” That’s why achieving…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 15, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments

Candidates are the future of recruitment. And you won't have any.

For as long as I remember (and in recruitment, that is a very, very long time) getting good candidates has always been about getting their attention.

Way back in the day, all newspapers were bulging with job-classified sections. Seriously, I remember the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age job sections were way thicker than the rest of the paper combined! It was the same across the world. And…

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Added by Greg Savage on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Brand Respect Is Earned by Being Respectful to…Well, Everyone! It’s as Simple as That

A good employer brand is earned through good behavior, and it starts from the moment the first hire is made and continues with every hire thereafter. It’s a simple process really: be kind, be mindful, and follow through. But, as with all things straightforward, most of us have a tendency to overcomplicate the process as the business grows and we somehow “forget” to keep the process real and simple.…

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Added by Anna Brekka on September 12, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Gates Vs. Jobs: Who Hired Better?

Two giant successes, two different hiring processes. Credit: Magnus Manske, Wikipedia Commons

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. Gates grew richer, becoming…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The $1 Billion Problem in the Staffing Industry

Every recruiter knows it's bound to happen. At some point, one of your clients will hire one of your candidates without paying you. It's an age old problem in the staffing industry and many recruiters just consider it a cost of doing business.

But you may not realize just how big this problem really is. In case the title didn't give it away, these unidentified hires account for $1 billion dollars in missed placement fees…

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Added by Jen Picard on September 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mike Chuidian, @TheRadRecruiter -- on The Recruiting Animal Show

This was a pretty funny show. There was some good info, too. Unfortunately, about half way through we started getting an echo on everything we said and that pretty well wrecked it for 20 minutes.

Here's what happened. Sometimes Skype calls or even cell phone calls create distortions on the line and I have…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on September 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

One-Page Résumé - is it still important?

A fundamental question that concerns all those who are set out to prepare résumé is - “what should be the perfect résumé length?”. The answer to this is consequential in deciding the content, design & impact of your résumé!



The case for a classic one-page résumé exists since ever & our experience of the recruitment industry…

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Added by Shweta Srivastava on September 11, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Hiring Solved has even more now!!

Hiring Solved has even more now!!

So you have heard of Hiring Solved, you have all read my previous blog…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 11, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Contract Staffing No Longer Last Resort for Candidates

Once upon a time, workers typically took contract staffing positions when they couldn't find a direct hire position. Those days are gone. Now, many workers WANT to be contractors. Contracting is not a last resort. It's a conscious choice.

Currently, 17.7 million Americans are identified as "independent workers (contractors, temps, freelancers, business owners, etc.), according to the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 11, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

My Dinner with Apple’s Tim Cook

Persistence is a key attribute for not just recruiters but for nearly every ambitious professional. My persistence led to a dinner with Apple’s Tim Cook! Read the full article Here.…

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Added by Glenn Fox on September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruiters Working with Talent Sourcers: 5 Things NOT to Do

The bad news is, your manager said "no" to engaging an agency for that tough-to-fill role that's killing you. The good news? You are now working with a talent sourcer to identify and drive leads for you.



For those of you who don’t have the luxury of working with an in-house Sourcing Team that has established processes and SLAs in place, (and even those who do!) here's a short list of what NOT to do when engaging with a sourcing resource:



1) Don’t lob it the over the fence.… Continue

Added by Nathan Vance on September 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Hiring in Oil and Gas Keeps Flowing

The oil and gas industry is considered to be booming and it's reflected in hiring trends. When comparing the past 90 days to the same 90-day period last year, the number of job ads posted online in the US grew 17%, according to data from WANTED Analytics. Over the long term, the growth is even more apparent. Oil and gas demand…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

Hiring Veterans – Skills they bring to the Private Sector

Veterans, back from active duty, looking to build their lives in a civilian world have been known to face some unique challenges. While some in the veteran community have been able to transition quickly into well-paying jobs in the private sector, some have had to wait out a long period before landing a job and…

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Added by Ava Collins on September 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Social Media Screening: Guidance for Individuals and Organizations

Social media screening (aka social screening) has become an almost commonplace recruiting and hiring practice. Employers are “googling” job candidates and searching social networking sites as part of their pre-employment background checks, and admissions counselors and coaches are using similar practices to make acceptance decisions about prospective students and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 11, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Making the Most of your Fall Hiring Season

Think about it – you have 90 days to get your 2014 hiring done before we enter the holiday season.  Average time to hire is 60 days – the bottom line – you don’t have a lot of time!  Let’s talk about how to make the most of it.

1) Refresh your role descriptions – At Goldstone Partners we use a fully integrated recruiting strategy.  That means we work hard to draw candidates to us as well as reach out to candidates directly.  When we launch a search,…

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on September 10, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

7 Core Characteristics of a Sourcer

Last week, a good friend asked me, "What exactly do you do as a Sourcer? Is it the same thing you did as a Recruiter? How exactly does it work?"…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 10, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

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