Featured Blog Posts – February 2016 Archive (76)

Solve Hiring Challenges with Contingent Workers

According to a 2013 Addecco Staffing survey, 92% of executives believe there is a very real "skills gap" that prevents employers from finding and hiring top talent.  Many thought leaders in the recruiting and staffing industry have weighed in on whether…

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Added by Catherine Hess on February 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Evolution of the Job Posting

It might be folklore, but it’s still a great story. 

The most successful job ad ever written was Shackleton’s broadside advertising for the crew of the Endurance.  Printed with hand-set type on cheap paper and glued to piers and posts around the harbor, it read:

A reported 5,000 men lined up…

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Added by Maury Hanigan on February 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Tinder & HR... It's not a match

Lunchtimes may never be the same again in FMC Towers. Around the dinner table in our kitchen the topic of Tinder is a regular theme. A significant number of 20 somethings are embracing technology in the search for love, however short term that maybe! Recently the older and more settled members of the team have been…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on February 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

4 Points to Make on Your New Hire's First Day

Being the new person isn’t easy, slowly and efficiently easing new talent into your workforce is a crucial part of actually keeping your shiny new edition. Be thoughtful, actively…

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Added by Christine Marino on February 29, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

Start Your Unusually Creative Journey to HR’s Edge



Journey to the edge of HR.

It is not a hysteria-inducing, stomach-churning helter-skelter ride.

It is not Woooooahhhh! But more of a…

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Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on February 26, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Need to Find an Email Address? You Got New Options

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For starters, Prophet is not new any longer, but has gained much-deserved popularity since it was introduced and is absolutely…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 26, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Magnet to Purple Squirrel Candidates

We’ve all read best practices about attracting top talent; there are about 4,987 blog posts dedicated to finding these coveted few. A recent Jobvite study has highlighted one major element…

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Added by Maren Hogan on February 26, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

The Passive Candidate Problem

As a caveat, I've worked in retained search and now in-house and I see the value in understanding, identifying and recruiting passive candidates. This post is by no means a diatribe against including proactive recruitment efforts into your overall sourcing…

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Added by Sam Fletcher on February 26, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Who Would Make the Worst Fictional Management Team?

This latest post from national recruiter, Pertemps, is a take on a popular thought of ‘who would make the worst boss?’. However, this has been taken up a notch with them creating 3x fictional management teams made up of TV and films most famous…

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Added by Will Haden on February 26, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

4 Quick and Easy Ways to Increase Employee Volunteering

Volunteerism has been …

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Added by Hesha Patel, MBA on February 25, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments

5 Onboarding Tricks You Definitely Can't Skip

You just got through your final stages of deliberation. You found your new employee and you are ready to incorporate them into your workplace. You have all of your regular …

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Added by Christine Marino on February 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social Recruiting: Don't give up. Build a better strategy.

For almost a decade, recruiters have been trying to figure out how to use social media for recruiting.

Although LinkedIn has virtually eliminated the relevance of the resume database, and companies everywhere now post jobs to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, social media accounts for a slim share of hires overall (as I’ve written before though, you can’t…

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Added by Joel McLean on February 23, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Only Content Matters

A product that works well is not enough for it to be good. It needs to look good as well. A working mobile application is not enough for it to be used. It also needs to have a beautiful design that will make it appealing for users to want to download and use it (for the sake of the example,…

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Added by Alexandra Macías Abitbol on February 23, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Managing the Structure-Thirsty Employee

Do you have Structure as one of your top rated …

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Added by Ryan Mead on February 23, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

Keep the Human in Human Resources – An Interview with the Evil HR Lady

The Evil HR Lady is Actually Very Polite

We contacted Suzanne Lucas, also known as the Evil HR Lady, and asked if we could interview her about the topic of technology in the HR world. She agreed, and during the very first question, we mentioned…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on February 23, 2016 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

How sustainable is your recruitment strategy?

Recruitment process sustainability is becoming a key focus for many companies, but this topic has only started to take hold in the last few months. In the past, the recruitment industry has focused on simply filling current positions as quickly as possible, without paying much attention to…

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Added by Iain Hamilton on February 23, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

The 4 P's of Employee Generated Content.

Employee generated content creates a powerful direct communications channel for companies to cut through the corporate copy and careers speak to tell a direct and intermediate story that cuts through the marketing BS and buzzwords to establish a direct, credible perspective on a role, location or business unit within a larger company or brand.

The…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 22, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Worst practices in Employer Branding

We don’t want to call any specific companies out because that’s not how we roll. But, we did want to point out a few worst practices in employer branding that we believe are hurting companies and, in some cases, costing them millions of dollars.

The goal here is not to…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 22, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Corporate Recruiting Interview Advice

Hi everyone, 

For those of you who read my previous blog post, I asked for advice on how to interview for a corporate job. I am an agency recruiter who wants to transition into corporate recruiting. For a recent job opportunity, I passed the phone interview but I guess I did not do too…

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Added by Cristina Lewis on February 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Tight Budget? No Problem! Tips For Budget Friendly Recruiting

The cost of hiring the right employee can be hefty. A recent report by The US Bureau Of Labor Statistics shows that the cost of hiring has increased by 0.7% in Dec 2015 and Unit labor costs have increased by 2.8 percent…

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Added by Satyajeet Thorat on February 22, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

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