Featured Blog Posts – November 2012 Archive (49)

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout

Let’s face it; the job searching process can be long, frustrating and discouraging.  In the tough job market we have today, the time it takes to research, apply for jobs, interview and eventually land one takes even longer than it has in the past. In a…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Could using big data for recruiting hide your purple squirrels?

Last night, I attended Moneyball for Talent Acquisition, a great presentation by LinkedIn’s James Raybould on how to use data to drive your talent search. Raybould pointed out some of the ways in which LinkedIn can help you narrow down your candidate pool, identifying the supply of qualified candidates for a given position based on particular characteristics. And where there’s lots of competition for qualified…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.24.12 to 11.30.12

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 candidate experience, Twitter for recruiting, employment branding and end of year recruiting checklists.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 30, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Speak to me of forbearance. Seriously?

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on November 29, 2012 at 2:59pm — 12 Comments

3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow

According to social media 3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow expert Amber Mac, LinkedIn is the social network where small, thoughtless mistakes can directly impact your professional reputation.  Be sure to avoid these LinkedIn faux pas that can work against you when recruiting and building your professional network.

1. Stop using LinkedIn's…

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Added by Meghan Doherty on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Get Promoted

  I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.

Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…

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Added by pam claughton on November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Maximise the Return on Every Candidate Interview

 

With the war for quality talent as fierce as it is right now, if you are lucky enough to have identified a star candidate, you need to ensure that you make the most of the interview and not waste your valuable time.

There’s no denying the value of asking candidates a series of behavioural or competency based interview…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Dreaded MIA Candidate

All of us Recruiters have been through it-the dreaded MIA candidate. We speak with them, feel we develop a great relationship with them, get an interview set up with them and the client and then *POOF* they disappear. I have never had such an issue until I changed markets. I guess the hustle and bustle of a larger city seems to make people think that Recruiters are evil or not human. I tend to pride myself with finding great candidates and developing relationships with them. But when I do…

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Added by Ashley Barker on November 28, 2012 at 8:27am — 49 Comments

Whiskey, Wine & Root Beer

On Friday morning my family once again made the drive to Carrizo Springs, Texas.  The weather was perfect.  Late November in most of America is at or above freezing, but not in Texas.  Highs were around 75-80 degrees, and that made it feel like early spring, not winter.  

At around 4:00 P.M.,…

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Added by Will Thomson on November 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — 12 Comments

Enhance The Candidate Experience By Improving Your Careers Website

The relationship between corporate recruiters and candidates has witnessed a shift in the information available to the two parties. The widening use of the Internet, particularly social media, has opened up access to data on both sides, ushering in an age of transparency and a heightened potential of mutual communication. In other words, candidates are now in a better position to take the initiative and interact with organizations. This means that corporate recruiters have to step up…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on November 27, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Top 10 tips for a successful Telephone Interview

 By Jez Styles, AdMore Recruitment- Specialists in Retail and Hospitality Search

While we have seen an increase in the use of Skype and other video based technology it would…

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Added by AdMore Recruitment on November 27, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

What YOU say when your client says “send me the resume”

The fact is you make a placement only if your candidate gets an interview.

So your job as a recruiter is so much more than sourcing the talent and making the match. As important as they are, it’s all a waste of time if you don’t get your candidate sitting opposite your client.

And so you find yourself enthusiastically…

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Added by Greg Savage on November 26, 2012 at 6:29pm — 6 Comments

5 Things That Will Change Recruiting

When people talk about HR trends they tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. Problem is – these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.

Another way to look at HR trends is to look at the way business is changing.

The changes in technology, employee motivation, globalism, and resource mobility, just to name a…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 13 Comments

Got time to type? You've got time to talk.

How many times have you phoned a client only to be told they’re busy? You then send a quick email, and they reply immediately? Not that busy ay? And how many times have you sent an email ‘without even trying’ to speak to your contact, or sent an email when really you could have spoke to your contact instead?

If you have the time to type, you have the time to talk. Pick up the phone. 

OK, I appreciate we are living in a world that is becoming forevermore…

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Added by Thomas Timperley on November 26, 2012 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Are You Embracing Recruitment's Black Hole?

Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...

Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about…

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Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

7 reasons successful organizations continually recruit

 

 

 

 

How do some organizations continually separate themselves from the pack?  Why do some teams always win, while others continue to lose?  Why do some companies struggle with day- to- day operations, while others make it look so easy?  The simple answer is the people.…

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Added by Will Thomson on November 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What experience are your candidates getting?

Nine years recruitment experience has made me sensitive to the struggles of a Jobseeker. All too often I hear about the very lengthy and daunting recruitment processes that follow.

Unfortunately for Jobseekers, clicking the ‘apply’ button for that perfect job can mean being redirected to a site and an application process of 6+ pages to complete; an arguably ‘necessary’ requirement for gaining candidate information.

But are the words ‘lengthy’ and ‘daunting’ really the words an…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on November 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

My 2 cents on Linked In and its impact on recruitment industry

Before I start I should establish that this post is purely based on my personal experience and I am not trying to pass it as factual information. I am solely sharing my experience and will hopefully be able to hear from others who have the same or perhaps a different opinion.

 

I have spent the good part of the past 6 years in building a decent network on Linked In. A network that has a large number of executives and decision makers in it but is also wide enough to span across…

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Added by Navid Sabetian on November 22, 2012 at 1:32am — 8 Comments

An Inside Look at How Gen Y Views the Workplace

Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…

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Added by Erica Bell on November 20, 2012 at 2:19pm — 14 Comments

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