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…Continue
Added by Ryan Mead on September 15, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 15, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on September 15, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on September 15, 2014 at 10:22am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Anna Brekka on September 12, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
The two men are among the most successful entrepreneurs of the past fifty years. Gates grew richer, becoming…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jen Picard on September 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
Here's what happened. Sometimes Skype calls or even cell phone calls create distortions on the line and I have…Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on September 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Shweta Srivastava on September 11, 2014 at 4:48pm — No Comments
So you have heard of Hiring Solved, you have all read my previous blog…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 11, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 11, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Glenn Fox on September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 11, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ava Collins on September 11, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on September 11, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Kimberly Lucas on September 10, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments