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Corporate Government Research Trends

Corporate Governance Recruitment Trends

 

An extensive study conducted by Barclay Simpson Recruitment analyses and assesses the growing…

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Added by Recruitment News on July 24, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments

Bad Job Seeker Behavior

9 ways to ensure that you DON’T get the offer

It’s summertime!  Feeling like I’ll take a lighthearted theme this month.  One of the coolest things about my job is that I get a firsthand recall of the best—and the worst—things that happen during an interview.

The following are actual occurrences – I’m fairly certain that the individuals who were subjects here do not read my blog – so I think we’re safe. …

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on July 23, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Jack be Quick Jack be Nimble

A month ago, many of us were glued to the tube watching the finals of the World Cup from Brazil. It gave us an insight into how in order to win, the players had to be quick and nimble. Every second of the game, the players had to be alert to what was happening on the field. The goalie had to forecast the moves that…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 23, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Amy Ala on The Recruiting Animal Show

 Amy Ala returned to The Recruiting Animal Show today and I thought it was a really good show.  We got into the nitty gritty of a number of really basic topics such as: What is sales? How do you start a call when the other person answers the phone?…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Which Offers More Job Security: Direct Hire or Contract Staffing?

In the not so distant past, the title question would have been a no-brainer.  Direct hire, right? After all, workers in contract staffing were often referred to as temps.  Certainly a work arrangement that is temporary by it's very nature could not be more secure than traditional…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Amazon Hires: No Mistakes Allowed

The E-commerce site’s hiring practice takes after its intense CEO, Jeff Bezos. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Amazon’s theory on hiring can be tied to something its CEO, Jeff Bezos, …

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Managing Digital Era Risks: Social Media Policies and More

Managing risks is part of the cost of doing business, and managing them well can be a competitive differentiator, in both the economic marketplace and the war for talent. A relatively small percentage of organizations have addressed Digital Era risks in a meaningful way, however. This post provides an overview intended to help organizational leaders understand some of the challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 23, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

HP is Trying out New Tech to Attract University Talent

Celinda Appleby Global Digital Media Lead for HP TA team sent over their latest technology too play with! HP Talent Acquisition announced a new augmented reality (AR) media campaign, “HP Careers”, aimed at inspiring and attracting university candidates by showcasing the employee…

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Added by Derdiver on July 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Elusive, Ever Hard To Find Purple Squirrel

Scenario - 1 week to schedule nearly 30 interviews, gain multiple momentum steps on many requirements, and making simultaneously multiple offers, screening more candidates to keep pipelines full, all while getting ready to move your 30-40 requirement desk to the point where manageability might even be realizable.  How can you do it?  How do you find the elusive, hard to find, perpetual purple squirrel time and again, or do you need to - will the candidate with those…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 23, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Workers on the Move

Hiring an employee who seems to relocate on a frequent basis can be a tricky process, especially if they're the right person for the job.

Whether they jump from one job to the next for personal reasons or they move around frequently due to their spouse's career, hiring an employee on the move can…

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Added by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Be the Recruiter You wish to See...

Super cheesy title, right? I know. But hold on to your rotten tomato, okay? Don't pelt me with it just yet. I've been thinking about recruiting in general and my business in particular, and now more than even I understand that the business we do is a reflection of who we are. I often say, "All business - but recruiting in particular - is a contact sport." As I've gained experience, that phrase means different things. Sometimes a contact sport is bloody conquest, a war of egos and control…

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Added by lisa rokusek on July 22, 2014 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Why Your Lowest-Paid Hires Can Matter The Most

Credit: Ethan

There are two coffee shops in my neighborhood: a Tim Hortons and a Dunkin’ Donuts.

The prices at both are pretty much the same. The food is different - if anything I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts. And yet, I got to the Tim Hortons every…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 22, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Follow the Process...Even in an Ocean of Candidates

While having an email exchange with my friend Lisa Amorao (@leese), she mentioned to me a certain req that she needed filled.  As we talked, I figured out that this was a req unlike most.  As we went…
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Added by Mark Tortorici on July 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Join the revolution! Don’t support the Master Vendors.

It seems to me that most recruiters would agree that Master Vendors and Managed Agency Services are not the best example of how an agency service should be delivered.

Master Vendors gain business based on price and price alone.  They may succeed in convincing their customers that service will not be affected, but in my experience of feedback from returning customers, this is not the case.  Managed agency services dilute customer service, and by utilising online booking systems and…

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Added by Dan Midwinter on July 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Where Are STEM Gender Gaps?

Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …

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

3 Important Lessons on the Candidate Experience from American Express

As a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the customer service experiences that I have as a consumer and the different methods used by companies to communicate with customers.  I’ve had bad experiences and great ones and it was a very good experience yesterday that I would like to share as it provides some insight…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Are In-Demand Candidates Still Reading InMails?

Last Thursday Linkedin announced that they are making changes to their InMail policy

In short they are trying to reduce the amount of ineffective bulk InMails that are sent, hopefully improving the overall candidate experience which in turn should result in improved response rates for recruiters.

Linkedin is doing this by targeting the two percent of Recruiter users…

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Added by Chris South on July 21, 2014 at 10:08pm — 5 Comments

What Companies Are Consistently Getting Wrong About Hiring

Credit: Vo Minh Thong

Forbes reports that the average customer satisfaction ranking for companies in America is around 86…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Storytelling, It’s a Recruiters Job

For many years, I’ve often pondered what separates good recruiters from great recruiters. As a staffing leader, you’re always tasked with things like employee development and building recruiter capability. We routinely set aside budget for investments into sourcing training, ATS systems & process…

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Added by Chris Bell on July 21, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

(WEBINAR) 4 reasons not to miss Improving Candidate Experience With Digital Interviews

We’ve all been job seekers at one point or another. And we’ve likely had a shitty experience for one reason or another.

We’ve all been in a situation like that at one point or another. You can’t connect on skype, the video interviewing platform doesn’t work or even something as simple as not knowing if you’re calling the hiring manager or they’re calling you. The company…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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