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How to source on the lesser known sites!! About.me

This is the 4th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 4th site we will discuss is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

How To Effectively Use Social Media To Screen Candidates

 

Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.

The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly ineffective and, in some cases, illegal way to screen candidates, if done incorrectly. People have sued and won settlements…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Knowing Does Not Mean Doing – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Next time someone someone tells you he already knows all about what you’re saying, say the following:

That’s great! How much are you doing that?

Chances are there is a gap between what someone says they know and what they’re doing with that knowledge.

The divide between knowing and doing is plaguing companies across the globe. The dangerous assumption that just because someone knows something automatically means she’s doing it keeps her from…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 17, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Is there a standard security guideline which staffing agencies follow regarding the sensitive information obtained from job seekers??

Hi folks,

As recruiters, we obtain SSN and other sensitive information from the job seekers we place.  Is there an industry standard protocol to comply with privacy acts?  We want to make sure we're not breaching security guidelines during the record keeping and sharing of hired candidates' personal information.

Added by Derek Cornelius on April 17, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

How Do You Replace a Retiring Hydroengineer Workforce with a Specialized Skill Set?

It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years. The government will need to replace about 40 workers, mostly in specialist roles, including Hydroengineers and Electricians. The skill set required for these positions is considered to be uncommon and not taught in…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Social and Digital Technology Trends: 9 Take-Aways for YOU

Here are some of my thoughts about what never-ending social and digital technology trends mean for professionals in all functional areas, at all career stages, and in organizations of all types and sizes (in other words, everyone!). Armed with this knowledge and insight, I hope folks will give serious consideration to how they will bridge the “digital divides” in their professional lives…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Have You Ever Been Disregarded By A Recruiter?

Every candidate who's ever worked with an Agency Recruiter will tell you that Recruiters are very busy people. There's no doubt about it.

There are daily demands and urgent deadlines to meet. Client presentations to be made and positions to fill. Candidates to contact and interviews to be…

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Added by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Why use an Internet Resume Search Tool to find resumes?

Boolean search is pretty big in the recruiting industry; however, just as there are an infinite number of possible ways of using complex Boolean search using Google in the browser, it might get you a lot of results at times, but can be pretty complex.  You might find that many of the results that you find using this…

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Added by Jason Moore on April 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Top Gun 2 And Why People Still Matter

Credit: Alan Light

Jerry Bruckheimer, producer extraordinaire and the man behind the original Top Gun, is looking to…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: The Match Game

This is the final post in the series I've been working on for the last few weeks. To start from the beginning you'll want to go HERE. We've talked about  …

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 16, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

How did we lose our way?

On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done.

A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 16, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

LOSING YOUR OWN BAGGAGE – Using Baggage Claim to Grow Your Business and Enhance Your Life

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

Baggage claim at the airport is a losing experience for some people as they wait, without…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 16, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

The Anatomy of the Counter Offer



The subject of the counter offer is a very highly debated topic. If you are in a job search while currently employed and in fact entertain a new offer, it is a safe assumption that your current employer will do what it takes to keep you. And while having two companies fighting over your professional services can feel flattering, it is incumbent on you to fully understand the situation and not just take the highest offer.

This article is not written to persuade…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on April 16, 2014 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You

So, I was surfing the Internet when a title of an article caught my attention.  And I just couldn't resist clicking through the link to read what it was all about.  The title of the article was: …

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Added by Ken Forrester on April 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

HOW TO: Find Recruiters on LinkedIn

You might find this infographic, updated from a 2013 version featured on AvidCareerist, helpful in finding potential clients. It can also be a terrific resource to bookmark and share with job seekers when you want to give a helping hand.

Enjoy!

About Donna

I’m an executive resume and LinkedIn profile writer, retained search consultant, and blogger at …

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Added by Donna Svei on April 16, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Go Padres!!!

"People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."

- Rogers Hornsby



I can't be more excited about the start of baseball season! I truly love the game and can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be on a Sunday afternoon other than the ballpark. Hope springs eternal this time of year as well, and despite a less-than-stellar start, I'm still holding out hope that my Padres might make…

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Added by Josh Hale on April 15, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

8 Sales Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

Representing only 5-10% of the total sales population, consistently producing top performing sales people are extremely rare. As a result, smart companies aggressively pursue these 'diamonds in the ruff' and are consistently looking for an edge to attract the best sales people. The thing about top performing sales…

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Added by Keith Stone on April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

The Genius Of Amazon’s $5,000-To-Quit Plan

Paying an employee to quit. Does it make any sense at all? Big time, and not just because Amazon says so.

Amazon offers employees at their fulfillment centers after their first year of work $2,000 if they wish to quit. That payoff climbs by $1,000 each year until it caps out at $5,000. Of course, the headline of the money-to-quit contract offered to employees is “Please Don’t Take…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 15, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

3 EASY Steps to Determining Contract Bill Rates

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that keeps recruiters from pursuing contract placement opportunities is confusion over determining the rates, particularly the hourly bill rate that is charged to the client company. But once recruiters understand the formula, establishing bill rates can be quite…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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