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How to Build Your Brand Ambassador Team

Brand ambassadors are great for business, morale and branding. Every company can benefit from brand ambassadors, but leaders aren’t always so sure where to start in identifying and developing them. Some will be hard to miss with their enthusiasm, while others will need some fostering.

Use Social Media

Social media strategist Jay…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Culture Interview 101

You’ve heard it enough times, “Hire for cultural fit, train for skills.” It makes sense, it creates cohesive workforces and reduces retention rates –but how exactly do companies assess a cultural fit? Companies like Zappos that are known for their focus on…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What We Can Learn from Military Recruiting Tactics

They’re just plain good at what they do. Consider asking your candidates to sign on for four years; each position might be a tougher sale. It’s a battle for military recruiters, but they have always seemed to have the resources and tactics to get the job done. Here’s what we can learn from military recruiters.

Branding

Everything from the uniforms, down…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 19, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mommy, the teacher just told me I have a show and tell project due!!!!

 

Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to class to tell his/her fellow students about something that was important to them. The presentation was made and that was the end of the process. On rare occasions,…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 18, 2014 at 7:44pm — 1 Comment

How New HR Technologies Will Change The Way We Hire

A quick story.

I knew a woman who worked at a finance company. While working at the company, she went to school at night and eventually earned her MBA. After she graduated and earned her degree, she walked into her boss’s office and asked for a raise based on her new degree.

Yet the boss instead focused on the money she brought into the company. He pointed out that her output was essentially the same as last year. He declined the…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting Process

We’re cleaning out our garages, homes and probably Dropboxes; so why not the recruiting process? Recruiters can add all the great new recruiting tech to their processes, but maintenance and upkeep are just a fact of life. Don’t let your recruiting process get cluttered with old practices, redundancies and inefficient ways of getting to your goals.

Are your canned…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 18, 2014 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Embrace Flex Work

As the 9-5 slowly becomes another archaic piece of corporate traditions passed, employers are seeing a steady rise in the both the benefits of and demand for flex workers. Hourly.com, a professional networking and recruiting site, recently produced an infographic, “The Top 5 Reasons Flex Workers…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 18, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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

4 Ways 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…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 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…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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 — 10 Comments

Have You Ever Been Disregarded By A Recruiter?

Every candidate who's ever worked with an Agency or Corporate 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…

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Added by Jeanna Zivalich on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

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 — 3 Comments

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

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