Featured Blog Posts – June 2016 Archive (50)

Our Independence Day!!

The 4th of July is a huge date in the history of our country. It is the day we became a free, new nation, it is the date we adopted the “Declaration of Independence”. IT is a date that we as Americans should hold sacred, because it is the date when we actually became Americans. While we…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 30, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How To Recruit On LinkedIn

How To Recruit On LinkedIn, Fast, Without Breaking The Bank

Recently I discussed the …

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Added by Ninh Tran on June 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 1 “The Afternoon”

This is my account of Day 1 “The Afternoon” of Talent 42 2016.

Right after lunch we were back at it with a QA moderated by John V. and with Lisa Nakashohi of Oculus, Annie Rihn of Zillow and Jennifer Boulanger of Booking.com.

Some good stuff came out of it mostly how each company handles…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 29, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hiring @Hotjar—How constant optimizations result in a genius hiring process

Back in 2014, David Darmanin was frustrated with a lack of an all-in-one, affordable CRO (conversion rate optimization) solution. So he brought a team together to build that dream tool. The result is Hotjar. By now, Hotjar has gained worldwide traction…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on June 29, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

So you want to address the gender thing

It starts at the top!

This is a tough subject for me to wrap my head around because, while I understand that there is a wage gap, and gender diversity is an issue in some companies (especially in the executive ranks and corporate board seats) I…

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on June 28, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why You Need to Stop Hiring with Cookie Cutter Competencies

This post is inspired by a chance meeting with a fellow HR practitioner and the conversation that followed.

 It was a few Tuesdays ago, 10.30am. I was sitting in my favourite coffee shop, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and their not free, but delicious nonetheless, coffee.

 I…

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Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on June 28, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The redesigned LIR (LinkedIn Recruiter) breaks Boolean search syntax - and you need to know how

If you use LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) and have upgraded to the long-awaited new User Interface and Search - have you noticed that previously working searches no longer produce the expected results? The idea behind the redesign was to provide suggestions - for example, for job titles. It's a good idea and should be of help, but...

Let me outline what has happened around the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

DIY Shoestring Resume Archive with Full Boolean Search

There are a lot of small companies and small recruiting firms out there trying to recruit talent, but don’t have the resources or money for expensive applications.  I know that often the challenge is to get by with very little.

However, one of the most valuable assets for a recruiting function is the resumes we have on file (our resume archive).  These resumes might be from applicants to specific jobs or just people who have been sourced by the recruiter. …

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Added by Eric Putkonen on June 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Missing Ingredient in Passive Candidate Recruiting



While every recruiter has their own take on the “recipe for success” when it comes to recruiting passive candidates, the basic ingredients remain the same:

  • clever email subject line
  • personalization
  • concise, informative content
  • persistent follow-ups
  • identifying common connections
  • building value and highlighting benefits

All of the above are great…

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Added by Katelyn Hudson on June 27, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Tools To Accommodate Millennials- Part 1

Among all the other generations, Millennials are the most researched generation till now. According to the 2015 U.S. Census report, there are 83.1 million millennials in the United States alone…

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Added by Satyajeet Thorat on June 27, 2016 at 1:56am — No Comments

Headhunters as Brokers of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Brokerage:  Headhunters (like me) don't sell Intellectual Property, but we do sell introductions and connections with Inventors and Innovators who create valuable IP (Intellectual Property). How does one become a broker of Intellectual Properties (via referrals) and how does…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on June 24, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Is Talent Acquisition Prepared for the Retirement Boom?

The Baby Boomer generation, once the largest age group participating in the workforce, is coming of age.  I don't mean that in a John Hughes movie sort of way.  I do mean that they're approaching their desired retirement age.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,…

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Added by Catherine Hess on June 23, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How Microsoft-LinkedIn Could Reboot Recruiting

What's the big deal?

 

On June 13, 2016, three big brothers got together and spun the roulette. The Microsoft house took the gamble, and the LinkedIn players got their huge payout. Microsoft's CEO …

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Added by Ninh Tran on June 23, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hiring at Rockstart—The benefits of having a good hiring process

Dubbed as “World’s Greatest Startup Machine,” Rockstart is home to more than 78 startups joining its accelerator program. After receiving 1000-day mentorship and funding at Rockstart, many of its alumni have kept rocking their records. Among those are big names like 3D Hubs and…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on June 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Recruit a Developer

The wrong way

I, like many software developers, get messages from recruiters in spurts. A couple of weeks will pass silently and then in one week I’ll get three or four LinkedIn messages, a…

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Added by Isaac Lyman on June 21, 2016 at 2:22pm — No Comments

My Top 5 Reasons why you shouldn't do a Top 5 list!

I have been doing some research recently to look at ways to enhance our communications strategy.  I don't want Greenacre to be THAT type of agency.... You know the one- 50 cold calls a day in order to pick up a job, the one all their clients try to avoid (until they get caught by a bogus name intro or a hidden…

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Added by Barry Forsythe on June 21, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recruitment lessons from Euro 2016...

For us, Euro 2016 means one thing: the opportunity to use football as a rich, radiant analogy for recruitment. (Any excuse, right?)

Football fervour is sweeping through the office, and there’s no better time to unite our joint passions for the beautiful game and the beautiful world…

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Added by Ash Knight on June 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

In 2016, Googling Simpler is Better

The content below, backed up by examples, has immediate practical implications.

Over the last few years, Google has made algorithm advances in the area of semantic search. Last Fall Google told us that…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 20, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Infographic: Take a Trip Through 'Candidate Land' to Improve Your Hiring Process

We all know the popular children’s board game Candy Land, in which players try to avoid a series of pitfalls while moving from start to finish. It’s not unlike the challenges faced by job seekers, many of whom are interested in pursuing new opportunities, and doing so at the same time employers are having difficulty finding qualified employees. So what’s the problem? Companies need to ask themselves this question: Do we have a hiring process that brings strong talent to our door, or have…
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Added by Steve Janack on June 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Smart Ways To Have Effective Impression On The Interviewer

 

 The day when you are supposed to meet an interviewer is similar to the day when you first enter your high school or college – you are anxious, nervous and excited. But at the same time, you are always worried about whether you would be able to make a good impression on the person, who is on the other side of…

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Added by Ben Karter on June 20, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

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