Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (82)

Three Ways to Get Your Small Business Noticed with Minimal Costs

In an extremely competitive market, it’s often difficult to get your business to stand out from the crowd. Advertising can get expensive, so it’s…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How Recruiters Can Pay It Forward

Ask a recruiter why they do what they do, and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Among them may be:

  • "I sort of just fell into recruitment"
  • "I'm an extrovert, this was a good fit"
  • "I didn't want to do sales"
  • "I like helping people"

The fact is, most of us got into this business because deep down we love helping people, just as much if not more than making money. Yes this is true. Fortunately, we've…

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Added by Pete Radloff on February 28, 2014 at 11:51am — 10 Comments

Top 10 Qualities to have in Your Dream Job

1 Unlimited passion in doing your work - Life without passion is said to be fatal. So instead of whining about life, work, situations or any particular person, do jobs that makes you happy and moreover you enjoy doing it keeping the economics intact.

2 Aligns with your monetary…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on February 28, 2014 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Building the Architecture: The Magic of Staffing

It takes a number of different systems, tools, and programs to create a complete staffing function. In this post we are going to discuss what most of them are and at…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

OFCCP changes are going to affect government contractors and recruiting Part 2

In my first post on this subject I brought up the new rules that affect sourcing and recruiting.  In this follow up post I will talk about a few more things you should know.  Some of this is, well, a little dry but as I said before this is not really funny stuff. 

We all follow EEOC rules and…

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Added by Derdiver on February 27, 2014 at 3:10pm — 8 Comments

Best Tech Jobs and the Best Places to Recruit Them

US News recently released their Best Jobs of 2014 which are based on employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance, and job security.

For the first time ever, an IT job ranked #1, as tech and healthcare jobs…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Digital Hubs A Good Start; More Lean Manufacturing Investment Needed!

President Obama officially announced two new advanced manufacturing labs in Chicago and Detroit. These public-private sector partnerships are geared towards helping revitalize U.S. manufacturing prowess. Added to the two existing ones in Youngstown, Ohio and Raleigh, N.C. doubles the total to four throughout the United States. The goals are to help suppliers better collaborate with customers in real time, test their parts…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 27, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

OFCCP changes are going to affect government contractors and recruiting Part 1

I am now going on my 11th year of recruiting within the GOV space and within that time I have seen quite a few changes, albeit nothing like the changes that I am seeing now.  Usually I write with a little humor in my posts. but what is coming is no laughing matter and something recruiters…

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Added by Derdiver on February 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Why Candidate Experience Is Damaging Your Employer Brand

Recently I have been considering whether freelance work is for me or if I would be better to have the security of a permanent role and I thought I would share my experiences.

Having now sat both sides of the fence as a recruiter and now as a candidate I have been shocked that many companies are not making any…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Tips for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers

Everyone has experienced a tense coworker relationship at some point in their career. Challenging colleagues can make work unbearable for everyone in the…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on February 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

IT Staffing and Recruiting – The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Many so called “experts” swoon at the thought that there are “paradigm shifts” in the techniques and trends of the IT staffing and recruiting industry.

Over time, headhunters and recruiters have learned to use new tools to identify and…

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Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on February 25, 2014 at 11:00am — 15 Comments

Social Media Engagement: 7 Rules for Working Smart, not Just Hard

Summary:Written for both individuals and organizations, this post provides high-level guidance for rookies who are just getting started with social media, as well as those who are looking to add more structure, focus and discipline to existing initiatives. Maximizing social media engagement requires setting goals, assessing the operating environment, conducting a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process

By the time you've created a compelling job…

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Added by Jen Dewar on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Innovation or disruption? - the job board changes

Big change is so sudden. Right? Remember how LinkedIn came out of nowhere and revolutionized the recruiting industry? Oh right – they started in 2004. Well, how about Indeed and…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Two tips I learned from 30 years of business warfare.

This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here.

Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain.

  • When things are going well, when then results are good, when it seem you can do no wrong, be sure you don’t get taken in by your own bullshit. We are never as good as we think we are. And be careful too, not…
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Added by Greg Savage on February 24, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Tips for Better Performance Reviews

Performance reviews have a bad reputation: employees usually dread them, and managers often see them as an obligation. If done right, performance reviews can…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on February 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Monster Shopping Spree: Big Board Swallows Social Recruiting Startups

A little over a year ago, Monster Worldwide saw its shares plummet after CEO Sal Ianuzzi admitted that he wasn't certain when - or if - the once venerable company would find a buyer,…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 24, 2014 at 2:05pm — 3 Comments

Applications - Just Do It!

There are fewer things in this world that irritate me more than when someone can’t follow simple directions. For example, fill out the application (at the time after we’ve scheduled an interview of course – I wouldn’t want to enrage any of the candidate experience gods by asking for legal paperwork too early on when I should be offering a Frappa Mocha Someshit so that I can make…

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Added by Pete Radloff on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Sourcers/Recruiters Checklist: 13 Steps to Staffing Success

So I have been asked a lot about how I keep things straight, and do what I do. I always refer them to my PM and words to recruiting by posts. So this post is additional to those, consisting of a simple…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting to Lose

"I think you need to have a program that funnels the right people to the top." — Rick Patzke

That quote sounds like it comes from a recruiting professional, no? Well, it doesn’t. Rick Patzke is actually chief operating officer of USA Curling, but he is speaking about recruiting, in a roundabout way. And yes, this is your obligatory Winter Olympics-themed post... just in time for the closing ceremony. Phew.

USA Curling takes …

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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