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Hire Slow and Fire Fast -- Are You Kidding?

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Hire Slow?

I have an idea for you. If you have the luxury of hiring slow, don't fill the job at all. Eliminate the position all together, you'll save your company money and be hailed as the next corporate genius. If it doesn't affect the corporation when the position is vacant, then forget it. Why fill it at all?…
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Added by Barbara Goldman on October 2, 2014 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

The Hire Right Assessment

Are you hiring right? “Of course we are,” answered Dan, a CEO who is a new advisory client from the West Coast of the United States. Then, he took the Hire Right Assessmentand was shocked to learn how much better other companies were doing at hiring for internal staff.

Getting hiring consistently right is difficult for most companies, which is one reason why the staffing and recruitment industry has grown and flourished over the years. However, most executives in…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 2, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Why Capital One’s Approach Is The Future Of Hiring

While Capital One’s commercials reflect an earlier time, their hiring process is exceptionally 21st-century. Credit: Capital One

If you are searching for a company that best exemplifies the future of hiring, look no further than…

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Added by Paul Petrone on October 2, 2014 at 9:15am — No Comments

Bringing Back The Human Side Of Recruiting

As a follower of Liz Ryan, I've read multiple articles on how to make the workplace more human. Thankfully I have a supportive manager who empowers me to try out new ideas. Here's a story of what happened when I tried a more human-centric recruiting approach.

I received an application from an individual for one of our open positions. To protect his identity, let's call him "Bob". After going…

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Added by Allan Leung on October 2, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Most recruiters are losing money

This blog is blunt. It’s about the commercial reality of making money in recruitment. If you run a business, and are making no money, this will probably explain why.

Or if you are a recruiter, it could explain why you can hardly scrape by on your income, or why you will get fired.

And the data suggests lots of recruiters, companies and individuals, are losing money. Many of them are managing to do that in an improving economy!

Want proof?

The latest…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

The Most Annoying Things HR & Recruiters Do to Job Candidates: A List

  1. Forgetting or neglecting to email a candidate when the position he or she has applied for has been filled.

  2. Telling a job candidate you will get back to him or her about a position that is a better fit for him or her, and then never getting back to them and/or having no intention to do so.…

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Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on October 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

4 Tips to Surviving the First Year at Business School

Starting university is one of the memorable milestones in one’s life. Although it is exciting to know what the future holds, it is also important to be prepared with what uni life has to offer. If you have decided to get a diploma of business administration, then you better be ready for challenges and competition because the world of business can be hard nosed.

The first year is always the most challenging. This is the time when students work hard to adjust and balance their school…

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Added by Gina Walter on October 2, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

The Ever Changing Landscape of Talent Acquisition Will Require Recruiting Pioneers

Well - I find that the end of summer has finally come, and what a memorable one it was.  As I joined my family this Monday for a nice and relaxing movie at our local Library, I ventured upon this statue in the courtyard of that…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 2, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

How to Utilize Google+ As a Recruitment Tool

Social media continues to explode on the internet with a growth rate set to reach almost two billion users in 2015…

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Added by Megan Ritter on October 1, 2014 at 7:29pm — No Comments

"What is Sourcing?" vs. "What Does a Sourcer Do?"

A term definition works if the majority of practitioners agree to it. It's quite remarkable, that with Sourcing becoming hugely popular and necessary, we still lack a definition.

Back in January Glen Cathey wrote:

"It believe it would certainly be helpful and beneficial to have a universally agreed upon definition…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is it as good as it looks? Work expectations vs reality

Not sure that much has changed over the years when it comes to a recent graduate’s real vs perceived understanding of what a “real job” entails and what it she is entitled to. Not sure anyone…

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Added by Anna Brekka on October 1, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

2015 Graduate Schemes: Get Ahead of the Game

Every year university graduates are on the increase; in 2013 there were 12 million graduates in the UK. Cue an intense competition for graduate jobs, schemes and careers for graduate schemes 2014. Now, this years graduates will find that it is now more important than ever to start planning ahead and…

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Added by John Brasington on September 30, 2014 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Your Employer Brand Needs Some Attention

There. It’s out in the open. No foul intentions, but sometimes the truth can sting a little. There are tons of articles out there in cyber space covering employer branding with about million statistics in every one of them. Little did you know, your branding falls under the not-so-flattering category of statistics. One of the galling pieces of datum is that 29% of …

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 30, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Knock it Off with These Recruiting Worst Practices

There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 30, 2014 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Is Mr. Smarty Pants Skewing Your Team Alignment?

Experts and high-profile business leaders everywhere are telling employers “Hire people who are smarter than you are.” It makes a lot of sense, smart people are generally good at what they do, they can be an excellent resource, and your informal training ends up being pretty rock star status.…

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Added by Ryan Mead on September 30, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 30, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Top Recruiting News of the week (and Featured Bloggers!)

When it comes down to it, our writers are our everything. Our sites wouldn't exist without the great content you submit. So this week, we've taken a moment to acknowledge two of those people, not just the words they write for us.…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on September 30, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Why Strategies Fail

Whoever said that “a failure to plan is a plan to fail” didn’t understand planning. Unless mentally impaired, no one actually plans to fail; what really happens is they fail to take into consideration the one element that kills the chances of any plan succeeding—emotion.

Logic makes people think while it’s emotion that makes them act. All variations of planning, be they strategic plans, project plans, or broader business plans are exercises in logic. Done right, they make…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 30, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Here’s another recruitment myth that needs to be punched in the face

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It’s kind of funny that recruiters are often considered to be “too salesy”.

I suspect what people mean when they describe agency recruiters this way is that they act like salespeople. That they display all of the hackneyed stereotypes that are associated with salespeople – or more accurately, bad salespeople.

Great salespeople don’t display these characteristics, because of the very fact that they are great…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on September 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Are You Including the Right Keywords in Your Job Ad?

When preparing your job ad do you think about your intention and strategy? Do you consider whether you want your ad to attract a broad candidate supply with relatable skills or candidates that possess very specific abilities? Do you think about words and phrases your target candidates may be searching for when looking for job openings?

The answers to these questions can determine how your job is listed. If you want your ad to attract a large candidate supply that has related skills,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 30, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

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