The holiday season is in full swing, which means the sidewalks and malls of America are packed to the gills with shoppers looking for that perfect gift. If you survived getting trampled at Best Buy on Black Friday, you’re likely amongst the throng yourself.
But this year, as has become increasingly the case, the crowds at the malls are probably a little thinner than usual as online shopping… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on December 12, 2014 at 4:01pm —
Anyone who has lived through a job loss or has struggled to keep their position, have experienced the emotional roller coaster filled with anxiety and stress that challenges their ability to have a positive outlook, enjoy everyday life and function normally.
Today's work environment introduces even greater challenges and hurtles, and in order to compete you must be mentally prepared and demonstrate unique abilities to meet and exceed employers' expectations.…
Added by Russ Kovar on December 12, 2014 at 11:53am —
The advent of social media has brought with it unique ways for employers to reach out for recruiting purposes. Social media websites are full of talented individuals who may fit the bill for an open position, and utilizing hashtags is a newer development that makes this method of recruiting even more… Continue
Added by Jonathan Hulet on December 12, 2014 at 11:30am —
Hand’s up who gives the recruitment industry a bad name? No takers? Well let me name some right here.
You. That’s right; the outrageously smarmy Agency Recruiter who floated in three candidates to my senior hiring manager behind my back, then when I went to give you a reprimand, you casually reflected that… Continue
Added by Andrew Marmont on December 12, 2014 at 5:30am —
As we approach this holiday time, let keep in our payers, minds and hearts all of those who have served. Let’s go out of our way to help, acknowledge, and appreciate those who proved the liberties that we live under. If you know of any who are looking for work, direct… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 11, 2014 at 4:30pm —
You've checked the websites, you've researched companies, and you've turned in your resume for a job you really want. But your resume is only one paper in a stack on the desk of the hiring manager. How do you get yours to stand out? Well, how about trying an interactive resume in addition to (or… Continue
Added by Recruiter Raya on December 11, 2014 at 2:56pm —
OK, let's see how it usually looks: first your departmental head riddled out the candidate with all sorts of "tell me about you and your career path" questions. Then the CV was forwarded to your HR responsible who further squeezed out the same person in hiring process like a sponge, interrogating every single detail from biography, plus a couple of standard questions like "Are you a team player?", "Why did you leave your previous job?", "What is your career objective?" or even some direct… Continue
Added by Maya Nicole on December 11, 2014 at 1:20pm —
Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” seem to all have their workers work – a lot. Credit: dumblittleman.com
Glassdoor recently released its annual “Best Places to Work” list, based off of 800,000 anonymous evaluations completed in the past… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on December 11, 2014 at 11:39am —
Many fields are experiencing shortages of talent as demand continues to rise. One way to address a limited candidate supply is by on-campus recruiting. Hiring recent college graduates helps employers gain an edge among the competition for talent since it enables them to capitalize on candidates entering the workforce and broaden their candidate supply. According to the … Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on December 11, 2014 at 9:56am —
First things first; searching for a job is not an easy affair is you do not know how to do it. In an economy still suffering the aftershocks of the 2008 economic meltdown, you need to have perfect job searching skills. Whether you are looking for a part time job or a permanent one, you need to know where to start or else you will get stuck.…
Added by Jenny Richards on December 11, 2014 at 8:34am —
Should employers hire a HR-specialist without any special experience is an issue that every head should decide for himself. And this decision can be influenced by numerous factors for and against. Here are some of them.
- Not in every company a HR-manager does a lot of work. There are companies where this…
Added by Jana Rookard on December 11, 2014 at 5:00am —
A lot has happened this year in the recruiting world. Getting the right candidates through the door has remained the number one objective, but the… Continue
Added by Casey Marshall on December 10, 2014 at 3:57pm —
There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance. Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57. We could make the… Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm —
If you’re considering joining the over 80% of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. currently using psychometric testing, you probably have a few questions like, “What the heck is psychometric testing?”… Continue
Added by Ryan Mead on December 10, 2014 at 12:27pm —
I have had the opportunity to recruit for some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. Some of the roles I have headhunted for were very complex in nature requiring both a PhD in Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis or Physics and the ability to relate to and engage with customers. It was this exposure that makes me unimpressed completely and utterly unimpressed with your degree.
Now don’t get your feathers in a ruffle I do… Continue
Added by Andrea Clarkson on December 10, 2014 at 11:30am —
This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am —
The recruitment field, like most fields have made certain changes to keep up with the changing times. Gone are the days when recruiting relied on the ‘walk in’ principle that was traditionally followed? Nowadays, the entire process that was time consuming is rather simple and fast too.
If you’re… Continue
Added by Chinmay Chavan on December 10, 2014 at 4:30am —
I think Executive Search is a field of study with somewhat contradictory parts to it -- for instance, that there is an emphasis on thoroughness, diligence, exhaustiveness, finding ALL possible solutions, etc.; but, there is also a high emphasis on intuitionistic processes, like deciding which candidate to call, guessing who might be most interested, anticipating what objections a client might have to a specific candidate, etc.
So, I see it as both an Art and a Science. Nonetheless,… Continue
Added by Nicholas Meyler on December 10, 2014 at 2:49am —
I love the fact that you have produced the Boolean bar, however my computer will not allow me to download it because my protective software detects a virus on the software. Is there any way you can help? I have tried several times and my software just gives me a failure sign. Is there any way to clean the software that is on the web? I sure there are hundreds of others that are having this same problems. Let me know what I can do. I desperately need this software. I am a recruiter! … Continue
Added by Leslie Ameel on December 9, 2014 at 6:28pm —
One of the main challenges for companies in today's climate is competing for talent. It’s interesting that the pain is not limited to technology recruiting. We are talking about a very strong economy and not enough people to fill the open roles across functions.
I read another piece last week that talked… Continue
Added by Kimberly Lucas on December 9, 2014 at 5:30pm —