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Recruiting Perfectionism Is Slow Death

Hard to believe but I wrote this 6 years ago - just when the bad-recruiter-behavior was beginning to really fester online (not that it wasn't around before but as social was taking off, it just seemed to start getting worse.

Considering the recent activity in the "We Really…


Added by Steve Levy on April 15, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

3 Ways Recruiters Can improve Their Applicant Screening Process

Recruiting dates back to military beginnings in early Greece, Rome, and Egypt. While we still continue to use tactics from these ancient worlds, recruiters have found more effective ways to…


Added by Julie Salerno on April 15, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

Why Care About The Candidate? The Power of Touch Points

Candidate experience. It's a term that gets buzz in the talent acquisition/recruiting realm. There are numerous articles talking about the concept: how to identify, measure, and/or showcase what works and what doesn't.

Underneath the umbrella of the candidate experience, there are numerous moments (what I refer to as "touch points") that…


Added by Allan Leung on April 15, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Are you ready for Google’s mobile algorithm change?

Google algorithm change April 2015

With mobile Internet usage exceeding PC usage Google is taking steps to improve users mobile experience online. On April 21st Google will be rolling out a major change to their search algorithm. The use of ‘Mobile-friendliness’ as a ranking signal will be increased impacting search results in all languages worldwide.

The importance of a mobile friendly website in recruitment isn’t a new topic, with more and more candidates using smart devices to find and…


Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Headhunters Vs. In House Recruiting – a Comparison

Which is better, using a headhunter to hire staff, or using in house resources? When it comes to finding and hiring great talent, human resource staff members have two options. They can use in house staff to recruit, interview, and vet out potential employees, or they can rely on the…


Added by John Unger on April 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Free tools to help to you pick the name of your recruitment start-up

Going it alone or setting up a new business with some trusted partners? One of the biggest decisions you will make early on in the recruitment start-up journey is your company's name. In this blog we share with you three free tools to help you pick the right one.


WebCHeck -

Once you have your shortlist of potential company names the first point of call…


Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Become an Expert! Best Practices for Accepting Paper Resumes at Career Fairs

In preparing for this article, I was rather surprised to learn two things:

  • The demise of the paper resume was predicted as far back as 20011. Given the subject matter of this article, its accuracy ranks up there with doomsday prophesies.
  • A Google search on best…

Added by Jenny Murray on April 14, 2015 at 5:52pm — No Comments

We should be optimizing risk, not minimizing it.

Mara Swan makes an excellent point in "Driving Time to Value in the Human Age", which is one of the articles in the book "The Rise of HR", editors Dave Ulrich, William A. Schiemann, GPHR, and Libby Sartain, SPHR.  She says we should shift our mindset to optimizing risk rather than minimizing risk.  I'm sure you've heard the saying, "With great risk comes great reward".   Well, it follows then that if we take more risks (good, calculated risks), then we should obtain greater rewards.  By…


Added by Sue Orr on April 14, 2015 at 11:15am — No Comments

When Marketing and HR Love Each Other Very, Very Much...

Something wonderful can happen – a solid, positive employer branding strategy. The collaboration between marketing and Human Resources leadership can yield some pretty powerful returns. Increased innovation, productivity and quality of execution are just the tip of the iceberg when these traditionally siloed…


Added by Kelly Robinson on April 14, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

How to Humanize Your Job Descriptions

Most job listings are dull and underwhelming. That’s not been an issue in the last few years when it’s been essentially a buyer’s market. But today, when talent is increasingly in demand, what is the response to a ho-hum job ad?  Dead silence. Your candidates are going on to the next job listing. Meanwhile, a good…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 14, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Recruiting is a Drug!

There should be a warning label on all job descriptions for recruiting roles.  Maybe the label should read something like this:  “Warning, recruiting is extremely addictive.  Recruiting may cause anxiety,…


Added by Will Thomson on April 13, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

You’ve Been the Candidate: So Think Like One [in Mobile]

There is a driving similarity between us marketers, HR managers and recruiters: Every single one of us has been a job candidate.

We’ve been the active candidate, constantly pursuing and looking. We’ve also been the passive candidate, researching the companies we like and waiting for the right role to…


Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Turning Your Organization Upside Down

Turning Your Organization Upside Down- excellent blog post by Jim Clemmer about running a successful organization.

Added by Sue Orr on April 13, 2015 at 3:39pm — No Comments

How To Create A Recruiting Meme

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down past the creator to All Memes. Here you can see the most popular memes created recently and also see some of the available images. Another option? Just type a phrase into…

Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting Daily’s Most Excellent Meme Contest

I love a good meme. For the web savvy out there, I’ve been a meme aficionado since the Know Your Meme segment used to play on the Rocketboom. The flood of memories whether we’re talking about Bubb Rubb and his…


Added by Daniel Fogel on April 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 60 Comments

Is Your Career Site Ready for Mobilegeddon?

This post was originally posted on the SmashFly Blog.

In the next week, organizations across the world will experience one of the most impactful search updates in our lifetime (so far). But what does this…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment




AKA - Our stab at being legal and legitimate.


Contest officially begins when we post the blog on RBC and all entries must be submitted by Friday April 17th at 5PM EST. Winners will be announced Monday, April 20th at 4:20ish PM EST.


All of us at…


Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 10:01am — No Comments

Don’t Buy a Tool to Generate More Applications When You Really Want Better Applications

While there is a wide spectrum of people looking for a job and potentially interested in changing their life for you, let’s break them into two camps: people who need to do a lot of research before they apply and people who don’t. Let’s call these groups “shoppers” and “button-clickers.”

Button-clickers believe that a job search is a numbers game: the more jobs they apply to, the more the odds go up of getting an interview and finally an offer. Sure, they believe in…


Added by James Ellis on April 13, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

10 Worst things to say in an interview...

As soon as you drop some words in a job interview a light bulb can spring from nowhere and give a signal to the interviewer that you are already not the right person...every word counts!


If you get the Job, we will decide if you are ninja'd enough, wizardry,guru- tastic, or expertise and warriors status enough for you to work…


Added by Or Hillel on April 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Just For Fun: How To Respond to Scam IRS Tax Fraud Calls

I've gotten three calls in the past two days from people with very thick Indian accents claiming that I have been indicted for tax fraud and that it is a "non-bailable charge" which will result in me being jailed if I do not pay quickly. This is a prevalent scam these days, which the IRS has warned the public about.

Apart from the fact that I my Dad works with the IRS, (he has a special license to practice tax accounting defense in front of the IRS that most accountants don't have), I…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on April 10, 2015 at 11:37pm — No Comments

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