"Our firm's growth was twenty percent last year, and I'm still frustrated," he said. He was a new client, running a $30 Million a year fee-based professional services firm in San Francisco. His frustration wasn't based on a monetary or a revenue issue. It was a performance issue. To his competitors, at least those who were still in business at the end of 2003, his growth was enviable. But he knew his staff wasn't performing at their peak levels. In fact, they were underperforming. "How can I…Continue
Added by Scott Love on May 28, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
This is a re-post of an article I published in October 2011 "Hiring Former Military is a Smart Move." It seems fitting on a day designated as Memorial Day that we not only remember those who have served but also the special needs of returning heroes and their families in a challenging employment environment.
Every civilized country has given deference to…
Added by Thomas Bolt on May 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Have any Recruiting Blogs members heard of or dealt with Power Applications? (www.powerapplications.com)
I was contacted by a friend last night looking for a referral.
I wrote a Blog Post about it on my new "Recruiting Is...." blog: http://recruitingis.com/?p=25
Please leave a comment if you have heard of Power…Continue
Added by Harvey Clay on May 26, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments
Have you experienced a situation like this at an early-stage interview--you're excited to be there, a bit nervous expecting the difficult questions to be fired at you, but the interviewer is doing 100% the talking?
Then toward the end of the interview, you ask if he wants to ask you any questions, to which…Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on May 25, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Despite one or more interviews, despite thorough questioning and background checks, some soon-to-be bad employees slip through the cracks, leading both the employer and those that…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on May 25, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments
So.cl, which is still in development, makes searches social. This allows people to see other that have searched for the same thing, and engage in conversation about the topic.…Continue
Added by Jen Picard on May 25, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Completing the final classes to earn your online degree is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking as you prepare for job interviews. You may feel unprepared, especially if you are moving into a new industry. Luckily, there are common job interview tips that apply across a variety of fields, even if you’re trying to change industries after earning a business degree online or an online criminal justice degree.
1. Dress the Part. Flip flops on the beach are…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we'll be talking about the perfect ATS, Talent Networks, Talent Communities, authenticity and not needing to apologize.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 25, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments
Only a handful of my friends work for themselves. The rest are employed.
Some of the employed folks are taking today off - getting a jump on the weekend. At times I envy that. Being able to remove yourself from the job for the day or week. It sure would be nice I guess.
I could take today off though....if I wanted to....if only to prove "I can do whatever I want cuz I'm my own boss!"
But I can't. Thank the good Lord…Continue
Hopefully everyone is having a good week so far and are looking forward to the 3 day weekend. Now on to the meat of my blog..I have a challenge for all of you corporate or business recruiters. My field is legal and I was referred to an Attorney with an IP background. After listening to and reviewing the resume I realized that this Attorney is actually much more than “just” an Attorney. His business skills are exemplary and are where his strength really lies. …Continue
A Facebook Career Page allows you to tap into the largest human database of all time. With 901 million users, Facebook's reach can't be matched by any other social, or recruitment, tool. A Facebook Career Page also allows you to engage your fan base.
So, how should you engage your consumer base?
Added by Jen Picard on May 24, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Summer is nearly upon us, and with it comes a whole new crop of college graduates. That means that many of your clients may be considering offering internships. In fact, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning to…Continue
When building out your Career Site, it’s important to think about how candidates will navigate all the great content that you’ve created. The strategy of “publish and pray” will do little to inspire candidates to apply to your organization and make the decision that they want to work for your company.
Just like any website, the Career Site can often become an albatross that can become unwieldy and unmanageable. With much of the thought into information flow and site design…Continue
Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company, one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?
The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:
Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
(reposted from Make HR Happen5/23/2012)
In case you missed the first installment in this series (No, Part 1 is NOT the first installment) then you need to understand the logic of presenting the candidate experience in this manner. Using my Star Wars damaged brain I started the story with the…Continue
Added by Thomas Bolt on May 24, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments
Did you know that in as little as 10 minutes of browsing through your Facebook profile that an interested person can predict how you’ll perform in the workplace? Yes, this concept was recently presented in a new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Therefore, it’s a fact of life today as Facebook gains more importance in the recruitment process that more and more employers are…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 24, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
Social media and social recruiting are very busy words and phrases as many try to tame the savage beast. However, social recruiting has an appendage that is growing in strength and on the horizon. In 2011, Potentialpark surveyed more than 30,000 job seekers and 350 employers worldwide. 19% of job seekers used their mobile devices (phones, pads) with a complementing but low 7% of employers having a mobile version of their career website and 3% with a mobile job…Continue
How does YouTube fit into a world in which every individual attempts to brand themselves and their organizations? How can we make ourselves known? How can companies show job candidates why they should work for that organization? Social recruitment is a way for you to do all of this. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are great places to do this, but what about YouTube?
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on May 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I'm a no excuses kind of guy, I really am. I love sports (die-hard Celtics fan, born and raised in So Cal), and I'm just not the kind of fan to blame losses on officiating or injuries as some fans do. Bad call at the end of the game cost you the W? Maybe you should've built up a bigger lead before the end of the 4th quarter. Your starting center goes down with a knee injury in Game 6 of the Finals (a la Kendrick…Continue
This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/ofccp-are-you-current-compliance
Sometimes, the recruiting and HR industry can get so caught up in our love-affair with social recruiting and new technologies for finding candidates, it's easy to overlook some of…
Added by Jen Watkiss on May 23, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments