March 2017 Blog Posts (67)

Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

So many tools, so many options… my recruitment marketer head might explode!

The world of recruitment and marketing software is massive and girl do I love a bit of software.

Many a time over my five years working in recruitment marketing I have felt like a new tool would fix everything. That we'd be more efficient, more successful…

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Added by FMC Global Talent on March 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

AviationCV.com blog was named as one of the best in the world

 

AviationCV.com has some major news from around the world this week. The company’s blog is honored to be named as one of the best from thousands of top aviation blogs in the world! AviationCV.com managed to end up in third place among top 50 aviation blogs and websites for aviation professionals. Following their visitors needs, recently the company…

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Added by AviationCV.com on March 31, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

RECRUITMENT MARKETING : HOW TO WRITE GREAT JOB DESCRIPTIONS

What’s the secret to a great job description? Simplicity is key, as is clarity. Showing your company’s human side helps too.

The economy is rising again, and some companies are starting to hire for more roles . Finding good talent is one of the most common challenges companies face. When looking for the right person, a good job description is the first step you should take.

The bad news for job seekers is that the majority of job descriptions are long, rigid and…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 31, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Making Recruiting Relevant Again

Recruiting needs to be relevant. In this picture you can see the sun shining through the waterfall - it creates instant beauty, a different perspective, the perception adds a nice view which makes the picture relevant in your mind's eye.  Just like perception, recruiting must become relevant again. And I hope like…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 31, 2017 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Slam Dunk: How To Source Like An Athlete

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” said hockey star Wayne Gretsky.

Those words couldn't be more relevant to Jenn Hall.

Hall has been in recruiting for a decade, sourcing for The Walt Disney Company, being a technical recruiter for Google, the…

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Added by Megan Flamer on March 30, 2017 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Put Me In, Coach: Why You Should Use Training to Attract Top Talent

In today’s business world, an employer looking to hire must start thinking like the coach of a sports team — a coach like Mike Babcock, famous for coaching the Detroit Red Wings, two Canadian Gold Medal Winning Olympic Hockey teams, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, selects players not only…

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Added by Chris Lennon on March 30, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

SEEK Joins Bullhorn Marketplace with Cutting-Edge Integration to Enable Customers to Post and Update Job Ads Directly from Bullhorn

Bullhorn Among First Companies to Leverage Latest SEEK APIs; Integration Empowers Recruitment Agencies to Increase Web Traffic and Parse Applications Automatically …

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Added by Jackye Clayton on March 30, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

Three Important Questions to Ask When Hiring for A Digital Marketing Role

Three Important Questions to Ask When Hiring for A Digital Marketing Role

Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world right now, the days of old outbound marketing methods such as cold calling and radio advertisements are coming to an end and it’s vital companies are now adapting digitally.

When hiring for a digital marketing role its crucial you hire…

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Added by Recruitment Tech on March 30, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Staffing After the Apocalypse: Recruiting Without LinkedIn

Recruiting without LinkedIn just isn’t possible.

We don’t need a website. Our company is on LinkedIn.

I don’t need an applicant tracking system. I source my candidates on LinkedIn.

You are a smart, savvy and successful recruiter. And…

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Added by Adam Appleton on March 29, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Jiu Jitsu and Recruiting: Arm Bar Your Way To Success

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. In the month I’ve been MIA, I hit a milestone in my life that I’m damn proud of: after years of training, I earned my purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Just one more belt closer to black.…

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Added by Rick Girard on March 29, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments

How Millennials Are Changing The Workplace

Millennials are on track to surpass baby boomers as the largest group. When this happens, millennials will be the dominant force in the workplace and in various other spheres of life. But even now, millennials are changing the workplace for the better. The great thing about this is that most of the changes will make life easier for employers.

More Democracy

Businesses are adopting a more democratic approach.…

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Added by Craig Middleton on March 29, 2017 at 11:55am — No Comments

Are Your Companies Vacancies In Candidates Checkout Baskets ?

In today’s world job searching has become pretty much like shopping online. In order to allure a person to your company you must showcase your employer brand. Potential candidates are no longer just attracted to jobs, they want to be associated with companies that have more desirable workplaces and ones…

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Added by Joanne McDonagh on March 29, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments

How to harness the power of your team by treating it as a family?

Every organisation follows a hierarchy. But it has a team too. Doesn't a hierarchy also emphasize the relations we have in our team as a family ?

“Is our team any different from a family?”

Sketching a team tree we establish a rapport…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on March 29, 2017 at 7:51am — No Comments

Sometimes"Confidential Searches" Aren't Really Confidential

Last week's article (which you can find here https://lnkd.in/dDTEXfP) got a great response and I'm glad so many people found it helpful. I know sometimes my advice seems contrary to what other recruiters may have told you in the past, but that is because I always put the candidate's best interests first...not mine or my agency's. I feel bad when I have someone tell me a story about previous recruiters because even…

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Added by Adam Karpiak on March 28, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2017!! Day 1 Morning Sessions

The morning session of day1 consisted of Intro to Machine Learning by Summer Husband, AI in Search by Glen Cathey.

 

First, up Summer Husband, the first thing I would like to say is Summer is one of the smartest people I have ever heard. She is scary smart and yet knows how to make so us mere…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 27, 2017 at 5:13pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 80: Don't Ask. Don't Tell

This blog post does not refer to the former government policy regarding sexual orientation in the military. Rather this refers to a vital part of the TLS Continuum and the voice of the customer. We can’t improve our processes without the input from our customers. However it does no good for you to ask the customer what keeps them up at night if you are not going to follow through on resolving those concerns.

Let me give you an example. We recently had a problem with our 43inch TV and…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 24, 2017 at 10:11pm — No Comments

5 Starter Jobs with Excellent Growth Potential

In today's job market, it seems as if the competition has become fiercer than ever -- even for those minimum wage jobs. If you've recently graduated college, or if you're preparing to graduate and enter the workforce, you may be wondering if you'll find employment that's truly worth…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on March 24, 2017 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Conclave (#TASCON17)

The most awaited and exciting event of the year Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Conclave (#TASCON17) for Sourcing ADDA is back in action with preparations on and rolling. Having completed, two consecutive years of success with #TASCON15 & #TASCON16 now Sourcing ADDA proudly presents #TASCON17. Then again it seems like only yesterday we had conducted our first ever, one of its kind Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Conclave (#TASCON15)…

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Added by Sourcing Adda on March 24, 2017 at 5:56am — No Comments

The Difference Between RPO, Contingent, CPR (Customized Project Recruiting) and Executive Search: Which Search Firm is Right for You?

Is your company looking to add employees this year and do you have questions about the many different options within the search firm market?

CHROs and human resource professionals taxed with consistently maintaining, optimizing and expanding their talent supply chain may find themselves…

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Added by Tri-Search on March 23, 2017 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

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