Featured Blog Posts – April 2014 Archive (109)

Racial Profiling Aggregation: Meet Entelo Diversity

Sure, only 47% of the American workforce over the age of 16 are women (a gender disparity that’s been gradually closing over the past decade), but you wouldn’t know that from the looks of your average HR department. There’s a reason we…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 30, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Sourcing Lesser Known Sites: BeKnown by Monster

This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.

The 4th site we will discuss is BeKnown. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Phil Noelting, CEO of Qwalify - Building Culturally-Fit Talent Pipelines

Back in 2013, I attended Geoff Webb's TRUToronto unconference and there I met a nice young guy named Phil Noelting, the CEO of…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on April 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Hiring Managers vs. HR for Contract Job Orders

A common questions we hear from recruiters who are new to contract staffing is “Where do I go for contract job orders?” Conventional wisdom has been to go to the  hiring manager rather than human resources (HR).

That's because the direct hire and contract hiring processes were often handled…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Craft a Memorable Twitter Bio

What does your Twitter bio say about you? If you’re not completely happy with it and you’re looking to spice it up a bit, check out this…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on April 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

A Reflection on Cancer

Tomorrow is a day of celebration for me...I was declared "cancer free" on May 1, 2012. My battle with cancer has had a profound impact on me personally and has changed me in many ways. Some in my behaviors, but mostly in my motivations and drivers.

To give you a brief history, I was diagnosed with…

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Added by Doug Douglas on April 30, 2014 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Report: HR Takes Less Than 5 Minutes To Review A Resume

There is no more crucial aspect to any organization’s long-term success than hiring. Just one stat: a top-performer at a company, on average, is worth…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

The Impact Of Social Media In Job Search

The way social media has transformed every aspect of our lives is unprecedented. It has not only affected us on a personal front but also on professional front including job search.…

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Added by Jenny ho on April 28, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Want To Win The Talent War? Identify Top Talent Faster. Here’s How.

Imagine 100 stones were dropped on the ground and 40 people were allowed to look through them. Some of the stones were precious gems, others valuable – but not as valuable – quartz and others were worthless fool’s gold; although they all look similar to the untrained eye. In that case, who…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 28, 2014 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Social Media Reality Check: Four Mental Shifts Leaders Need to Make

I have previously written about the 5 Main Barriers to Digital Engagement by organizations, their leaders, and other senior professionals. These barriers include lack of knowledge and understanding of…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 28, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spring is Here! Revisit Your Vacation Policy

Spring has sprung and those request offs are rolling in. There is a happy place somewhere between keeping employees motivated and maintaining a competitive edge in business…the problem is that it’s pretty hard to find. The good news is that other leaders have been there and done that, and they’ve reported back. Workplace leadership expert and …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Top 7 Incentives and Perks Candidates Crave

Who knows job seekers better than GlassDoor? Their research provides regular resources for recruiters looking for insights into the job seeker’s mind. They conducted a 2013 study and revealed the top 7…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 26, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Process Management or Time Management? That Is the Question

I was talking with a friend the other day who, was lamenting that she had too much work and not enough time to get it all done. Her manager contended the reason was that she and her teammate did not understand how to manage their time. This is an age-old argument that I hear often in the workplace.

It is a…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Are You a Recruiter or a Sales Person? You Should Be Both!

I recently read a blog post “Think Recruiting Is Sales? Think Again.“  and then Amy Ala wrote a response …

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Added by Robye Nothnagel on April 25, 2014 at 3:33pm — 3 Comments

The Case Against Having Prerequisites For Jobs

Just about every job description lists a series of prerequisites. Three-to-five years’ experience, a certain college degree, etc.

Why?

Look at it from a 10,000-foot perspective. Let’s say you have a lack of customers and you think it is time to…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.

There's a lot of people out there talking about the skills gap out in my chosen line of work.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, women decided that the necessities of stuff like going through a horrific physical transformation in order to ensure the survival of our…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 24, 2014 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

3 States Recruiters Hate to Place Contractors In

The legal compliance and liability that comes with placing contractors is no treat no matter where you are located, but in some states, employment regulations are getting so complicated that recruiters are turning down contract business in those areas.

Let’s take a look at the three hardest states in…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Questions I Ask Every Applicant (And You Should, Too).



I ask almost every applicant I screen the following questions: One, “What have you personally done in your career that has either saved your…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

5 Steps To Hiring The Right People All The Time

Hiring, as we have argued before, should be treated like a zero-tolerance industry. Making strong hiring decisions is crucial to any organization’s success and wrong hires are incredible expensive mistakes that bring down…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 24, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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