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March 2010 Blog Posts (281)

Imagine No Recruiters...I Wonder If You Can?

Every day I go over Putney Bridge on my way to work. This may seem like minutiae of my daily commute in South West London but this weekend Putney Bridge becomes the focus for millions of people all over the world. The reason?...it’s the starting point for the University Boat Race, and has been for 154 years.



Now you may think that two teams of amateur rowers from the UKs top 2 universities battling it out for 20 minutes over 4 ¼ miles is hardly a reason for so many people to be… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 31, 2010 at 6:16pm — 6 Comments

How HR Views Personal Branding

As someone who has worked as a Recruiter I understand how important social media is in finding quality job search candidates. I've used tools like chat rooms, online communities, blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, and even internet dating sites to source and place candidates. As a blogger, I have used Blogging4Jobs, my blog to develop an online personal and… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 31, 2010 at 4:40pm — 4 Comments

The Rise of the Micro-Niche in the Great Recession

We've been discussing how the Great Recession started out as a massive credit collapse, resulting in a deflationary cascade. With declining wealth, incomes and revenues, people and corporations have had to embrace some extreme cost-cutting measures. As a result, the significant advances in technology over the last couple of decades are now being deployed in ways that are drastically changing the employment landscape.

Employment is not the only aspect of our economy that is being…

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Added by Jay Fenello on March 31, 2010 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Second wave of social media, Part 2 – Professional social networks and Open networking

I hope you will agree with me if I define one of the main problems current professional social networking is facing as the following:



People spend too much time connecting, but are not able to use their…

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Added by Matej Valuch on March 31, 2010 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

NVQ Assessor Jobs in the UK

At V Selective we are noticing that the 'Job Scene' seems to be on the up, with clients confidence raising and jobs being phoned in at a fast rate!



Nowhere is this more relavent than on our Training Sector / FE Sector Recruitment desk! What with the economy, changes in funding and possible changes in government we've seen an influx of NVQ Assessors on the market - recently made redundant!



Confidence is now returning and it seems that the sector is on the up! What does anyone… Continue

Added by Ryan Vidor on March 31, 2010 at 10:13am — No Comments

Recruiting Google & Facebook Users

According to Alexa.com, Google (#1) and Facebook (#2) are the two most popular sites on the Internet. For companies actively engaged in recruiting talent via the Internet, it is important to consider, what are the defining qualities of these sites that make them so attractive to Internet users? Once defined, how can companies seeking to hire best-in-class talent leverage this information to better recruit with prospective candidates?



Instant, Well-Organized…

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Added by Omowale Casselle on March 31, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

Bring an HR Business Partner!

For the past 7 years, I worked as an HR business partner, both internally and externally, though have never worked directly in an HR department. Within my previous organization, JobsInNH, I worked closely with HR to develop and deliver training programs, employee surveys, and employee incentive programs in addition to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring. During that time, I worked externally with organizations to help them… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on March 31, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

Selecting Recruiting Software: Understand your pricing options, it can save you thousands

by Michael G. Brandt - BrightMove Recruiting Software

This is Part 2 in a series of articles I am writing to help companies in their efforts to select recruiting software and applicant tracking systems. In this article, I want to cover how to navigate your pricing options in recruiting software packages and at what point you can negotiate the pricing for your solutions.

Product Pricing Options

There are typically…

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Added by Michael Brandt on March 31, 2010 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Compassionate and Corporate Responsibility

One of the most important take-aways from ERE Expo did not have to do with recruiting. It had to do with Corporate Philanthropy, Responsibility, and Volunteer Commitment. As the host of Compassionate HR, my role is to feature amazingly generous people doing incredible things. Nothing thrills me more when I hear about a Company engaging in an empathic volunteer project in their… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Lessons For A New Recruiter

I have often heard that a good plan is essential for success, and for the most part I agree. That being said though, a good plan was definitely something that I was lacking when I entered the recruiting industry. I began my career as a recruiter out of necessity. Why necessity? Well I had just lost my job, and it was necessary that I have money to eat, pay bills, and ultimately survive. A new career was not in my game plan by any stretch of the imagination, and recruiting was foreign to me…

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Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 30, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

10m UK Mobile Internet Users

Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many people about mobile recruiting strategy. I believe we still have a number of marketing managers who don't believe that Mobile Internet is popular or

mainstream. I have one thing to say to anyone with that view - WAKE UP!



Not only has Mobile Internet arrived, it is growing - rapidly. Today there is an estimated 10m UK Mobile…

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Added by David Martin on March 30, 2010 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

How Do You Want To Be Treated?

Originally posted on www.letstalkrecruitng.wordpress.com



Recently I responded to a Twitter post and the ensuing replies reminded me that I wanted to write about this topic before now - how do you treat your candidates at the end of the process? Would you want to receive the same treatment if you were in a job search?



The above tweet refers to internal… Continue

Added by Mark Sullivan on March 30, 2010 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

The Anti-Sale

Most people dislike being sold to. Gen Y like salesmen even less than baby-boomers. We’ve been interrupted by ads, annoyed by door-to-door and saturated by cold callers. Our mindset is on auto-response-NO…

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Added by Rob on March 30, 2010 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!!

Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!!

Your resume, think of it as the key…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 30, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Sourcing Candidates from Social Media- What's Missing?

So you’ve got the attention of top quality talent, but they’re not ready to apply to your current openings… now what?

Originally published on My Blog on March 26, 2010.…



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Added by Jason C. Blais on March 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Cloud Computing for Human Capital

Today’s business buzz is all about Cloud Computing. With rapid progress in the technology sector, there are new ways to enhance productivity, while cutting costs substantially for the long term.



Plugging into the Cloud promises to eliminate the need for costly on-site servers, complex installed software, backup worries and disruptive and expensive upgrades.





Cloud Computing is currently the most sought-after technology for many…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 30, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Where it's at - Recruitment in Calgary, YTD

(Cross posted from my blog, www.itmatterscanada.blogspot.com)



Today I thought I'd write a post about what has been happening…
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Added by Laura Vezer on March 30, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

REFUNDS

I recently had a company terminate a placed candidate 7 days after the 60 day guarantee expired. They first asked for a full refund (28K), then have asked to negotiate or no longer work with the company.

I have been on the other end of this situation and they expect the refund without any question.

Any thoughts???

Added by Chris Thomas on March 30, 2010 at 10:22am — 5 Comments

The World of Sourcing, According to a Recruiter

(By iCIMS Blogger, Annie Hartman)



Sourcing can mean a few different things in an organization, depending on your function. For example, some may immediately think of procurement. However, to a corporate recruiter, a sourcer, or sometimes also called a researcher, is a strategic member of the recruitment team who partners with a full life-cycle recruiter and whose job is to proactively find…
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Added by Karen Bucks on March 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Is it time to Redesign your Recruitment Marketing Strategy?

Originally posted on SmashFly's Recruitment Marketing Blog.



I’ve been reading Inbound Marketing by Dharmesh Shah and Brian Halligan (of Hubspot fame), and am currently reading their thoughts on when a Website Redesign is needed. They make 3 points that I think…

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Added by Chris Brablc on March 30, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments

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