July 2011 Blog Posts (192)

Hidden Resumes and Hidden Leads

If you are new to Boolean searches or do not like the Boolean search advanced syntax, please check out my site



http://hiddenresumes.com/



This site allows to search for a variety of resumes without the complexity of the syntax. It's still work in progress.



I'm also building a similar site



http://hiddenleads.com/



that allows to search for lists of people with titles… Continue

Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 31, 2011 at 10:17pm — 3 Comments

Handling redundancies...

Closing and closure- handling redundancies

Have seen someone whose employer closed the organisation two weeks ago, with everyone redundant. And yes, of course she has a job to go to. The really important message for anyone who is doing the same thing to their staff was this... personalise your thanks and farewell. The Board were so fixated on getting through the close down that at the…

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Added by Mary Hope on July 31, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Staffing X Factors - As The Times Change So Do We

X - it's a variable that leads to multiple scenarios.  In math x is the number or goal we are trying to uncover to lead to the balance of the equation, in life x is often the hurdle or problem, solution or scenario that gives life it's most interesting choices, options and sometimes leads us to do more research to look at past variables, and similar scenarios to uncover what may need to be done.  In old pirate films, and The Pirates of The Caribbean or in popular culture, x marks the spot -…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How To Write An Impressive Resume – One Size Does Not Fit Everyone!

resume_writing.jpg Each job seeker can benefit immensely from tips on professional resume writing, even if you elect to use a specialized service to do the job. It still helps to have an idea of what you’d like imprinted on your document.

 

There are many companies online that can help you compose and print your resume using pre-set templates. Be careful when using a template. Resume formatting, presentation and layout have…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 31, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

3 Most Positive and Negative Qualities of a Recruiter:

What are

Added by Jesse Fernandez on July 31, 2011 at 1:59am — 2 Comments

Recruiting for Work Culture Fit - Improve Performance and Reduce Risk

Our job as HR professionals is to maximize employee engagement, enhance leadership, minimize risk and improve workplace process – all of which start with corporate culture and are directly influenced by recruiting strategy.



Please join Heather Kinzie, SPHR, GPHR on Thursday August 4th for an informative discussion on how Recruiting for Culture improves organizational focus, reduces short-term turnover and protects from employee conduct risk.



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Added by Stephanie Weirich on July 29, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Quality Over Quantity in Social Media

Its easy to put numbers ahead of quality in social media. Its natural to add people to your contact lists when its as easy as a click of a button, or a quick e-mail. Many recruitment agencies judge you based on the number of contacts you have on your LinkedIn page. Its understandable. But I believe the recruiter with 50 contacts-- people they have well-established professional and friendly relationships with--is more valuable than the one with 500 loosely affiliated connections. I think the…

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Added by Jesse Fernandez on July 29, 2011 at 1:40pm — 8 Comments

Social Media and Recruiting 101: Overview and Recommendations

There is a lot of confusion and concern over the growing practice of reviewing job candidates’ social media activity during recruitment and selection. Targeted to social recruiting rookies (both individuals and employers), the latest SMinOrgs blog post provides an overview of how people’s digital activity can and should be…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 29, 2011 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.23.11 to 7.29.11

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. This week we’ll be talking about the evolution of recruiting, collaboration in the hiring process, mobile recruiting, employee benefits, Apply with…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Is your company in search of candidates with active Security Clearances?

As the leader in career fairs specifically for SECURITY CLEARED professionals, we offer a first-class experience from start to finish. Whether you are looking for systems administrators, java developers, geospatial satellite imagists, program or project managers, cyber security professionals, intelligence analysts, pre-sales engineers, network engineers, information technology professionals or any other skill set under the sun.... TECHEXPO Top Secret career fairs are your One-Stop Shop to…

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Added by Kenneth Fuller on July 29, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

How to impress at your next job interview V

So you've made it past the initial application stage and you've been successful in gaining an interview! What now? In our series of "How to impress at your next job interview" posts we have some advice to help you make sure you put your best foot forward and nail that interview for your dream job!!

 

We have discussed the preparation that you need to undertake earlier than your interview day (…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Searching LinkedIn profiles with experience in Google



You can search for LinkedIn profiles with experience in a particular domain.



The Google search syntax is as follows:



keyword (site:www.linkedin.com/pub OR site:www.linkedin.com/in) -"pub/dir" <startyear>..<endyear>



For example, if you want to search LinkedIn profiles with RFID experience, the Google search string will be



RFID (site:…

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Added by Umamaheswari.K on July 29, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

 

I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Three Easy Tips to Stay Organized in Retail HR as the Economy Fluctuates

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger

 

Is there still hope for hourly and salaried employment in the retail industry?? Yes….maybe…alright well who knows for sure! But at least one month ago things looked promising. In an article from USA Today,…

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Added by Karen Bucks on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why do we lie about unemployment?

There are things that seriously I do not understand….let me re-phrase, I understand why they are done. What amazes me is that people believe the people the spit the garbage out to us like we a herd of cattle waiting to be fed. Unemployment – what is the situation? It is a total crap shoot. Sectors are rising and falling more than any historical average, we have no known correlation anymore between the economy and jobs due to technical productivity gains, globalization, and of course the debt…

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Added by Jason Monastra on July 28, 2011 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

‘What words spring to mind when you think of a salesperson?’

When you think of a "salesperson", what is the association that springs to mind? Perhaps frustration, thinking of that annoyingly persistent individual at a shop, harassing you to add more products and services to your shopping basket? Maybe it's someone calling round at an inconvenient time to solicit window cleaning? These are better known as "transactional salespeople" and are the opposite of what a good business-to-business salesperson does.



bta wanted to investigate what the…

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Added by Robert on July 28, 2011 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

How to get started with Social Recruiting!

Social Recruiting is the hot (relatively) new recruiting method in the recruiting space.  There are a number of companies that have had success and are doing cool things with social but there are also others that are struggling to make it a part of their recruitment marketing efforts.  This article is…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 28, 2011 at 11:49am — 3 Comments

How difficult is it to find Industrial Engineers?

Industrial Engineers are in high demand these days, with online job ads up 65% nationally since the beginning of 2011. Employers and staffing agencies posted over 21,500 new online job ads in May, the highest ad volume in the past four years. Another 21,250 new ads were posted in June, a slight dip from May but still 52% higher than June 2010.

 

Our …

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Added by Carolyn Menz on July 28, 2011 at 11:26am — No Comments

Dealing with FCRA

Employers and recruiters are aware that hiring an applicant with a criminal or civil background or who has falsified credentials may carry enormous legal thus a large economic loss.  To avoid this, employers and recruiters are relying on pre-employment background screening.  This makes sense because pre-employment background promotes a safe and more profitable workplace by protecting the employer form negligent hiring litigation, incidents of harassment or workplace…

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Added by Sandy on July 28, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

VMS Systems: The Rube Goldbergs of Today

VMS Systems: The Rube Goldbergs of Today

A complicated procedure for a relatively simple process, vendor management systems are the Rube Goldberg machines of today's recruiting industry.  Instead of connecting with a hiring manager via a phone call or email, recruiters work with all of the…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 28, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

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