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The VMS Test

Not all VMS opportunities are bad; they’re just not all created equal.

Next time you have a prospect you are pursuing using a VMS system to manage the process, apply the VMS Test. Your results will guide you in learning if it is worth your time, energy, and effort to accept this business.

Answer each question “yes” or “no.”

  1. Have you been provided with detailed job descriptions, required and desired skills, details on cultural fit, and specifics on…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Where are you on the Recruitment Technology Curve?

Recruiting Technology

Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition.

If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve above.

So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Are ‘Ban-The-Box’ Hiring Laws A Good Idea?

Ban-the-Box laws seek to give convicts a better chance of getting hired. Credit: Pixbay

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act …

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps

I teach and mentor others in a tongue in cheek manner on the topic of: How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps.

1. Hire the wrong people
2. Dont train them
3. Dont pay or reward them effectively
4. Dont hold them accountable
5. Keep them employed too long

The…

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Added by Wendy Matyjevich, SPHR on August 19, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

Advanced Tips to Help PHP Programmers Improve Their Program Code

Ever since it made humble beginnings around two decades ago, PHP programming has witnessed a rapid climb, going on to become the most popular programming language for all Web applications. Numerous websites are powered by PHP programming code while an overwhelming majority of Web projects and scripts rely on this popular language for their development.

Owing to the huge popularity of this development language, it is seemingly impossible any PHP programmer to…

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Added by James on August 19, 2014 at 7:34am — No Comments

Ecommerce Website: A Shop That Stays Open Round The Clock

It seems as if the importance of having an eCommerce website for an online promotion of their products is a message that has been received well and truly by most of the businesses around the world. Nowadays, it is simply not enough to have a brick-and-mortar establishment somewhere on the high streets of your local town; with eCommerce websites businesses have an extra setup from which they can conduct business and sell products.

The best part of it all: the…

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Added by James on August 19, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Four Prominent Views On America’s Minimum Wage

At this year’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama made headlines by asking Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.

It was a bold move by the president, as minimum wage has always been a political hornets’ nest. Liberals have argued that workers need to earn a living wage, whereas hardcore conservatives question the need for minimum wage laws at all.

As…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 18, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

5 Things My Vacation Can Teach You About the Candidate Experience

 

I recently took a cruise on Royal Caribbean with my girlfriend. It got me thinking about the services we provide as HR

and agency recruiters. Some of these may not be a total surprise to you, but realize just how effective these five points can be if you truly invest time and energy into accomplishing…

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Added by Justin Miller on August 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

I’m Just a Bill, Here on Capitol Hill…

After strong bipartisan support from Congress, President Obama passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to reauthorize the Federal Workforce Development laws. It has been over a decade since they have been revisited, and the American workforce has long needed the federal workforce development system…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites: Odesk

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Odesk

Odesk is simply a place were freelancers make themselves available for you to hire. The skills range from; developers, SEO. PM, and so much more. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Great Article on the Virtues of Fencing as Preparation for Business

This is a terrific article which reinforces some of the points I have tried to make previously. Not really a recruiting article, per se, but the principles have definitely proven true in my life: 25 years as a fencer and 25 years as a recruiter.  Learning to cultivate "fighting spirit" is only one of the many lessons I've learned.  Let me reiterate that I am not the author of this article, but it resonates so deeply with me that I must share it.…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on August 15, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Recruit Candidates

You always hear how recruiters can’t find the right candidates, or candidates at all for that matter. They blame it on a plethora of causes from poor candidate quality to a changing workforce. But that is the problem: you can’t blame it on the candidates. With a changing candidate pool, recruiters have to adapt to trending techniques. The game of recruiting has changed, and you need to…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

The Trauma of Hiring the Wrong Sales Executive - New Elements to Look at...

Besides the regular recruitment processes with all of your staff, someone you want to be on your side, at the best and worst of times, is the Sales Executive.

Their role in your company is vital to stepping up on a spectrum of the business world. However, these are a few things to take a step back if you happen to see them in front of you...

  • Looking at a lot of numbers on a screen and making too general decisions on this new…
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Added by Or Hillel on August 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Lack of employee response directly related to management's empty words

Driving by the local church which has provided a great number of inspirations for past blog posts, they had on their billboard the statement “if our prayers are empty words so is G-d’s response” As many of you know I never talk religion in this space, and will not begin now, but it did bring up an interesting…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Why I Don’t Rule Out Failures While Hiring

Credit: geralt, pixbay.com

By Paul Petrone and Bill Palifka

Hey recruiters and hiring managers – the right failure is okay.

In hiring, everyone is looking for that superstar,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 14, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Will Thomson on The Animal Show

Remember the movie, Tell Them Willy Boy Is Here? (It's about a big chase). Well, Willy Boy Will Thomson Jr was on The Recruiting Animal Show for the second time on August 13, 2014 and we had a big chase of our own and I had hard time…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on August 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Improving Employability by Enhancing your Networking Technique

 

The Power of Networking

The transition from studying to full time employment can be difficult. Everybody moves at a different pace and some people are ready sooner than others. Regardless of what pace you’re moving at, one of the most important things you can do to enhance the likelihood of becoming employed is to network.

It may seem daunting at first and you may be asking yourself ‘How do I network?’ but rest assured it’s not as terrifying as it may…

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Added by Hayley Spring on August 14, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

10 Steps For Leveraging Your ATS to Impact Recruiting Results

WARNING: Do not read this article unless you want to increase:

  1. Your online shares and referrals
  2. Job distribution and visibility to passive candidates
  3. Candidate response rates
  4. Recruiter productivity when requisition loads are heavy and inbox recruiting is the…
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Added by Tracey Friend on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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