The temporary workforce in the U.S. increased by 7.46 percent last month, continuing the steady growth it has been experiencing since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In May, the economy added 25,600 jobs in the temporary employment services industry, bringing the total number of…Continue
Added by Jill on June 13, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Top 3 Reasons Why Recruiters (both corporate and external) Love Linkedin:
1) LinkedIn has become the best hunting ground for recruiters.
2) As more companies are asking their employees to become participants in “social media” candidate referral programs, more employees are using sites…
As the number of wage-and-hour lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hits an all time high, recruiters can help clients avoid what one attorney calls "one of the top threats to U.S. employers."
Human Resource Executive Online recently reported that…Continue
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Social recruiting is a rapidly-growing trend in HR and recruiting space. Some argue that it is dead and that beyond sourcing more candidates, it really doesn’t help recruiters scale their practice. We, however, don’t think it is dead...we believe it is just beginning!
Added by Tim Burke on June 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
“Without a remedy for this mismatch of demand and supply, we forecast that by 2020 there will be a global shortfall of 85m high and middle skills workers for the labour market.”
Added by Laura Purt on June 13, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
Watch how selling is typically done and what you see often defies common sense and logic. For example, in a conversation with a new sales manager on Wednesday, he informed me that he was told by the more tenured sales guys to share a success story when a prospect says they are working with other vendors. When I asked if that would convince him to change his mind if he were the buyer, he snorted and said in an incredulous tone, “Of course not.” “Then why would you do that,” I asked. To which,…Continue
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In the current shaky but recovering Middle East job market, freelancing can open up a host of opportunities for professionals to earn supplementary income, or even as a primary source of income. But how lucrative is this option perceived to be for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa?
Bayt.com’s latest infographic is created from data obtained on the Bayt.com “State of the Freelance Market in…Continue
Added by Apeksha on June 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Freelancing is a great option whether you are a stay-at-home parent, a high school student, or even if you have a full-time day job.
Freelancing can help you make more money instead of waiting for the usual end-of-year appraisal time to bring up the subject of a salary raise. In fact, seven in 10 professionals in the Middle East and North Africa believe freelancing is a good option for someone working in the region.
Here are a few handy steps to give you a leg-up on…Continue
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Have you taken any calls recently from software providers? Calls where you’re promised the world if only you would switch from your existing software provider? The chances are that you’ve taken a few of these, and that’s a conservative estimate. For those of you who haven’t it begs the question, what exactly is cloud-based recruitment software, and how can it help SMEs?
Habits of the small recruitment agency
In order to understand what the future holds it’s…Continue
Added by Stephen Smith on June 13, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments
I want to draw a parallel and analogy that may confuse some people. I have a total attitude today and I think I figured out why a lot of people have attitudes about Recruiters (headhunters).
I hate it here (sometimes). I live in the most dangerous city on Earth. Exaggeration? I think not. Since I consider myself eternally out of shape, I fired up my jogging program a couple months ago. I'm up to six miles a day now. And I live in a city.
When I chose this place, I…Continue
Have you seen the new changes to you LinkedIn contacts page? There are some feature changes that are both good and bad depending on your needs and how you use the tool. As LinkedIn moves towards increasing it's…Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on June 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
As of late I seem to get the inspiration for our blog posts from the local signs on churches of all denominations. The other day I passed one that said “Don’t be too open minded, your brain might fall out.” Really is that what they meant to say?
Take a moment and consider your organization. I am…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 12, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Wouldn’t you want the X-men working for you?
Professor Charles Francis Xavier, the X-men’s founder, wanted people with that something “extra,” people whose special skills were manifest yet misunderstood. He built a tool to find these unique men and women. He broke down their skills, categorized them, and finally brought them together to maximize their potential.
Professor X was in…Continue
In this quick presentation, Jim Stroud shares a strategy for how to use big data to target colleges to recruit from. If you do a lot of college recruiting, review this presentation and position yourself for longterm success.…
Being too good looking can get you fired, really?
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 11, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments
So maybe I'm the only one, but I've noticed this site is a little stagnant as of late and as such I'm recommending a good old "craziest thing to happen to me recruiting wise" in 2013. So let's all bring our best, funniest, craziest thing that has happened to us as recruiters. I know we all have great stories, let's share em....it's laughing time.
My doozy for the day.
I get this guy's resume and "detaile oriented" is misspelled. Always enjoying a good laugh, I…Continue
Being prepared for an interview is one of the most important aspects of the job hunt. If for no other reason than not wasting time, you should take the interviewing process seriously. You have spent time and energy on the job hunt and the HR side has spent time and money setting this interview up. Taking steps to ensure a smooth interview is just another bullet in your…Continue
Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog piece on the current state of graduate recruitment and who was in a position to help. A year on the situation for inexperienced graduates, and young people in general, is still difficult:…Continue
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