Featured Blog Posts – May 2011 Archive (67)

Are You an Inspiring Leader?

Do your employees step up and perform at the highest level?  If so, it is probably due in part to good leadership.  I’ve been writing a lot lately about corporate culture, and started thinking about whether your employees are inspired to work for you, or just have to…

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Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

US Job Market grows only 2.1% in May

It is getting slower out there. Over the past four months, growth rates of US job postings have been on a slide downwards with the latest addition in May of only 2.1%. Employers posted a daily average of 2,600,000 job openings (estimate) during the last 30 days, just 55,000 more than in April. Four of the five largest metro area posted gains. Employers in the New York Metro area added just 1.0% while the Los Angeles job market remained virtually unchanged (down 0.4%).

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Added by Henning Seip on May 31, 2011 at 9:25am — 14 Comments

Recruiters. 8 resons why your client meetings suck!

For most recruiters, the client meeting is key. It is in a face-to-face meeting that the magic happens. This is where your credibility, and the business, is won or lost. It’s here that a recruiter can win exclusivity, secure multiple temp orders, and resolve pricing and service dilemmas.

In fact a great deal of a recruiters time is spent securing the visit. Planning, cold calling, referrals.

Yet, too often, the visit is a wasted opportunity at best, and an unmitigated disaster…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview.

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview

In a sales interview, when asked, "What percentage of budget did you achieve in the last measurable year?" often the answer is, “100%”. Look at the leader-board in any sales organisation and a very small portion of the team is actually…

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Added by Steve Ludlow on May 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

10 warning signals to drop a candidate

 

 

Your most promising candidate drops out at the last moment. The short-listed candidate refuses to go for an interview. you are frustrated that your candidate just does not talk to you.

These and many other such instances are commonplace in the life of a recruiter. Every candidate gives you enough signs to tell you when he has lost interest in the opportunity that you are discussing with him. (male pronoun is being used throughout this post to represent both…

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Added by Subramani B on May 29, 2011 at 6:45am — 13 Comments

Help Our Veterans

On the occasion of a wonderful long weekend dedicated to family, food, and fun it’s imperative to remember what this holiday celebrates. Over the course of generations, Americans have sacrificed their youth, their bodies, and all too often their lives to protect our nation and its citizens. To pay homage to these incredible sacrifices is the very least each of us can offer, but it is even better to try to repay these brave patriots with something more tangible. For those of us involved in…

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Added by Doug Munro on May 27, 2011 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments

Key Challenges Companies Face

Learn more about these three current issues in this interview of Scott Wintrip of the Wintrip Consulting Group /…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on May 27, 2011 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

So you think you’re a “Recruitment Consultant” do you?

 

A few weeks back I started a discussion thread on LinkedIn titled “In-house recruiters rejoice! The cold call is dead. Long live Social Recruitment – Discuss” – It turned out to be a bit of a monster and with 129 comments was the biggest topic in the IOR (Institute of Recruiters) group for approximately 3-4…

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Added by Ben on May 27, 2011 at 8:28am — 13 Comments

Bob Dylan – On Recruiting, Hiring and the Candidate Experience

“The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind”.

-          Bob Dylan

 

In case you missed it, or were just too busy waiting for the rapture, Bob Dylan turned 70 this past Tuesday, May 24th. In honor of that milestone, I decided to go back and listen again to my extensive collection of Dylan albums and CDs. Every time I listen to Dylan I hear something that I didn’t hear before, a subtle phrase, the…

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Added by Nick Tubach on May 26, 2011 at 4:07pm — 10 Comments

You Get The Service You Deserve: What Your Recruiting Process Says About You

Recruitment consultants make a pretty easy target for criticism. Poorly briefed,

lacking insight, superficial assessment of candidates, poor feedback, difficult

to get hold of, won't return calls etc.  These are oft-repeated criticisms of

the industry and this list is neither new nor exhaustive. But is it always fair

to land all the blame at the feet of the consultant?



I don't want to defend the recruitment industry in general because there is genuinely much to… Continue

Added by Ian Harvey on May 26, 2011 at 11:45am — 3 Comments

HR and internal recruiters, YOU need to lift your game too

There has been a great deal of criticism of Agency recruiters lately, quite a bit of it from me.

But a recent theme is emerging where Corporate HR managers and internal recruiters have launched some scathing attacks on the process followed by recruiters. A recent blog, Dear John, from…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 25, 2011 at 7:21pm — 22 Comments

Education Verifications Continued or Better Known as Reality 101

Last week I posted an article. The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification, about the ins and outs of education verification.   I directed it toward recruiters and staffing groups as well as to human resources managers.  Among other things, I wrote about various instances where employment candidates try to fudge on their degrees.   I wrote about the different ways they may stretch the truth. 

Alright, sometimes they just downright lie about having a degree when that…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on May 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Formatted to Fit your Mobile Screen

I admit, I'm addicted to my phone. So, when our CIO mentioned that we were going to make myStaffingPro's candidate experience mobile, I was more than excited, I was thrilled. I was eagerly anticipating the mobile candidate experience, what it could do, how it would look, how much information it would provide, etc.



After much anticipation, the mobile candidate… Continue

Added by Julia on May 25, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Delivering Tremendous Value – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

The simplicity of selling is believing you provide tremendous value to your clients and engaging in conversations to help economic buyers fully understand the value you delivery. One powerful way to deliver value right now is to help prospects and customers anticipate the market and edge-out their competitors through active hiring strategies. Their win will be in having temp and fulltime talent who are ready for the continuing influx of business in this recovery.



The following…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on May 25, 2011 at 8:40am — 9 Comments

Retained Recruitment: What are you scared of?

A couple of weeks ago I had a Twitter discussion with a well known NZ recruitment industry figure Jonathan Rice about selling retained versus contingent recruitment. Jonathan made the point that, “[many recruiters] provide an excellent service but are too scared to ask for some money up front, probably missing a trick somewhere there!”

It was immediately obvious to me then that many recruiters’…

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Added by Aaron Dodd on May 24, 2011 at 10:59pm — 9 Comments

5 Tips on Recruiting or Working with Asian-Americans

1. Ask us how long we have lived in the area. Do not ask us where we are REALLY from. Do not ask us what our nationality is when you mean ethnicity.  Aside from EEO issues in the US, these questions show  that you have already put us in a box as "other" and we are tired of hearing it.  Also, for Asian orphans, this can be a painful question. Some do not know. One woman I met was abandoned in Saigon as a toddler speaking Chinese in 1968. …

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Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments

Do Good, Do It Now (Please)

Experience: It’s a word that can either help or haunt you.  Everyone seems to be looking for experience, yet there are so many people without it.  It’s a catch-22.  You need someone to give you a chance (you having no experience) in the first place to…

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Added by Kirk Baumann on May 24, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments

Body Language in Interviews

Monster.com has a good article called Body Language Can Make or Break a Job Interview by Robert Ordona.  Robert points out in detail how to enter, sit in… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

“I Want to Help People”

My 2 ½ year old granddaughter is fascinated by what Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa and Grandma do when they are at work.  When told “He/she is at work”, she persists, and asks repeatedly “What he/she doing?”  Ultimately we have to simplify the explanation, and it often comes down to… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Hot Girls

“I like hot girls,” shared a four-year-old boy with his Mom. After her initial shock at these words from her son, Suzanne decided to explore the meaning of this statement. “What’s a hot girl,” she asked? “A sweaty girl,” he said nonchalantly. After breathing a sign of relief, Suzanne saw the clear logic in his statement given her son’s normal frame of reference centered around vigorous, age-appropriate, playful activities with both boys and girls.



Context is everything and… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on May 23, 2011 at 9:06am — 9 Comments

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