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Join the revolution! Don’t support the Master Vendors.

It seems to me that most recruiters would agree that Master Vendors and Managed Agency Services are not the best example of how an agency service should be delivered.

Master Vendors gain business based on price and price alone.  They may succeed in convincing their customers that service will not be affected, but in my experience of feedback from returning customers, this is not the case.  Managed agency services dilute customer service, and by utilising online booking systems and…

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Added by Dan Midwinter on July 22, 2014 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Where Are STEM Gender Gaps?

Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

3 Important Lessons on the Candidate Experience from American Express

As a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the customer service experiences that I have as a consumer and the different methods used by companies to communicate with customers.  I’ve had bad experiences and great ones and it was a very good experience yesterday that I would like to share as it provides some insight…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Are In-Demand Candidates Still Reading InMails?

Last Thursday Linkedin announced that they are making changes to their InMail policy

In short they are trying to reduce the amount of ineffective bulk InMails that are sent, hopefully improving the overall candidate experience which in turn should result in improved response rates for recruiters.

Linkedin is doing this by targeting the two percent of Recruiter users…

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Added by Chris South on July 21, 2014 at 10:08pm — 5 Comments

What Companies Are Consistently Getting Wrong About Hiring

Credit: Vo Minh Thong

Forbes reports that the average customer satisfaction ranking for companies in America is around 86…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Storytelling, It’s a Recruiters Job

For many years, I’ve often pondered what separates good recruiters from great recruiters. As a staffing leader, you’re always tasked with things like employee development and building recruiter capability. We routinely set aside budget for investments into sourcing training, ATS systems & process…

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Added by Chris Bell on July 21, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

(WEBINAR) 4 reasons not to miss Improving Candidate Experience With Digital Interviews

We’ve all been job seekers at one point or another. And we’ve likely had a shitty experience for one reason or another.

We’ve all been in a situation like that at one point or another. You can’t connect on skype, the video interviewing platform doesn’t work or even something as simple as not knowing if you’re calling the hiring manager or they’re calling you. The company…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

What You Can Learn From What Google Learned About Hiring

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were both high-achieving students, as both earned master’s degrees from Stanford before they co-founded Google.

Understandably, when they started hiring at Google, they focused in on hiring people like them, namely people from great schools with high…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Prepare for the Face-to-Face Interview

The #1 mistake I see people make is to believe the Face-to-Face interview is about their specific qualifications and how they meet the requirements for the position being discussed.

In my experience, the “in-person” interview is only marginally focused in this area, and thus largely focused on your soft skills such as having a pleasing personality, ability to build relationships, strong time management and organizational skills, and of course,…

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Added by Angela Roberts on July 18, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

How to Prepare for an Effective Phone Interview

Hiring Managers have high expectations from you once you get to the interview stage. Unfortunately, all too often, Job Seekers fail to do the research necessary to be fully prepared for an effective interview performance. The following clinical trial staffing tips will assist you in better preparing for that coveted interview.

Knowledge of the Company

The most important clinical trial staffing tip I can ever give you…

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Added by Angela Roberts on July 18, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

How to Prepare for a Successful Background Check

I recommend my clients do both a background check and reference check of their new team member candidates. Why?

As it relates to reference checks, you would be amazed at the number of candidates who select inappropriate references such as their Aunt, girlfriend, or college roommate. Additionally, about 25% of the time my candidates give me references who provide a poor endorsement, or who never respond to the reference inquiry (a delay in…

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Added by Angela Roberts on July 18, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Recruiting Tips: How to Write an Effective Resume

A resume is your opportunity to be on the center stage, under the spotlight, in front of a captivated audience. Turn that spotlight into a highlight by shining yourself in the BEST light! Writing a resume can be a daunting task, but it is one of the best investments you can make in finding your next job opportunity. It’s your calling card – make sure you are heard! Here are some clinical trial staffing tips that are easy and simple enough to get you on your way to writing an…

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Added by Angela Roberts on July 18, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

Recruiting Tips: How to Find the Right Job for You

Being able to find a job that will make you feel satisfied and content starts with knowing exactly what you are looking for. The first step you must take when you find yourself in the Job Seeker realm should be to make a detailed list of the job attributes you are seeking and break that list into “have to have” and “like to have” characteristics. You should have this list in mind as you search, apply, interview, and consider your offer packages for job…

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Added by Angela Roberts on July 18, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

I was for using big data in recruiting before I was against it

How to use big data in HR and recruiting

I was very fortunate to speak at the 2014 LinkedIn SourceIn event in New York last month. My topic was "I was for big data before I was against it." Everyone was awake when I was done, so I added it to my "win" column. These are the points I addressed.

# Why are recruiters doing more posting and praying than ever before?

# Who are some masters of big data?

# How…

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Added by Jim Stroud on July 18, 2014 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

How to Convince a Combative Hiring Manager to Change

We all have routines. These daily and weekly routines can be hard to break or even change. Recruiters love the concept of video interviewing replacing traditional interviews, but it can be tough to get the hiring manager on board. While video interviewing saves more than time, money, and effort, hiring managers may balk at having to change their routine. What…

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Added by Julie Salerno on July 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Your Staffing Resiliency

It happened in a weak moment, I looked at everything in front of me, the emails, the open requisitions, the Instant Messenger, the weight of perceived change, the choice to pursue a home after renting for so many years, the shifts of staffing momentum and the shifts of personal choices in my friends, church, home life, et al.  I pushed back and told myself I need to take a walk.  For 10 minutes I just took a walk and took everything in.  It was a moment where I was overwhelmed.  It was a…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Dribbble

Dribbble is a site that is designed to be a community of designers, developers and such answer questions. People on this site might be; developers, web designers, graphic designers, Icon Artists, Typographers and much more. The people you might find here will also…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What The Normal HR Team Looks Like

62 percent of HR professionals are women. Credit: Pixbay

So what does the normal human resource department look like?

Well, according to a survey by the Society for Human…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Lessons from the Wolf Pack #11 Keeping Hold of Candidates

Fractal fish on a wavy blue background - groovy!

Lessons from the Wolf Pack is an ongoing series of recruitment advice articles taken from, or inspired by, situations and events observed during our phone coaching sessions with recruitment consultants making real, live calls to win business and find candidates. This is advice directly from the recruitment front lines!…

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Added by Stephen Hart on July 17, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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