It's a funny old world, recruitment. On the one hand, you have some recruiters talking about social media like it's the second coming. On the other, you have others saying its simply the recruitment equivalent of 'big hair' - a fashion fly by night that has a shorter life than your average cheap firework.
Rarely though, do you find a recruiter that champions social media in one breath, then goes on to snuff out its potential in another. So midly surprised was I, when I picked up the… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on April 2, 2010 at 4:36am —
In a recent post of mine that drew some parallels between David Mimet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and recruiting, I included a section called “Selling to the Nyborgs.” This section addressed the importance of being able to identify candidates that will talk the talk, but won’t walk the walk. In other…
Added by Mindy Slobodkin Fineout on April 1, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Funny thing. When you have actual, honest-to-goodness, freaking wonderful time to read, think, talk, and then digest all that delicious stuff into energy. When you
have time, you get to refuel. When you're as fascinated by every bright
and shiny object as me, that can mean a lot of tanking up.
I've found myself most fascinated - if I can find a… Continue
Added by Martin Burns on April 1, 2010 at 3:30pm —
The Job of finding a Job!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 1, 2010 at 1:27pm —
We all know what it feels like to want to change jobs: work in a job we hate, or have lost our passion for, or simply had enough of the boss!! Sometimes that ideal new job seems elusive. The search may be discouraging and you are tempted to take just any job. However taking just any role may not be the right fit for you or the employer. We… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 1, 2010 at 12:37pm —
Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian… Continue
Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm —
For those who don’t know, I was a recent job seeker. Through hard work and perseverance, I found a great position with an innovative company called SmashFly Technologies. Through this recruiting journey, I learned a lot about both sides of the recruiting spectrum. By experiencing the ins and outs of the job search grind on a daily basis and more importantly actively seeking advice from job seekers and…
Added by Chris Brablc on April 1, 2010 at 11:56am —
I was screening an IT candidate the other night for a developer position with one of our Dallas IT clients and noticed that the resume he had emailed stated that he was a BA on his last 3 positions. I told him thanks for his resume, but my client needed a developer. He said he was a developer and I asked why his resume stated he was a BA. He said that the last Dallas IT Consulting/Recruiting firm he had spoken with had "tweaked" his resume to match a requirement one of their clients had open.… Continue
Added by Mike Hanes on April 1, 2010 at 11:00am —
As a recruiter, I just have a few questions to ask for the sake of those who, like me, are beyond 50 years old. These questions are meant for serious debate, instead of an attempt to conjure argument:…
Added by Steven Coyne on April 1, 2010 at 10:30am —
Now that the debate has moved on, from iphone apps towards a wider embrace of mobile platforms
& of mobile
as another, although important engagement channel, let’s look ahead for a moment to a
future that at first glance might seem contradictory but is ultimately
stable and sound. A future in which, to borrow a phrase of Natasha Saxberg
, the… Continue
Added by Felix Wetzel on April 1, 2010 at 6:06am —
Choosing a yogurt...or choosing his future ?
I am delighted to share with you today research that I have been working for many months on removing pot luck from the selection process...through focusing on yogurt pots.
Put simply, without going into the reams of academic research that our consultancy has undertaken on our behalf, we have managed to establish some… Continue
Added by Alex Snelling on April 1, 2010 at 3:00am —
Every day I go over Putney Bridge on my way to work. This may seem like minutiae of my daily commute in South West London but this weekend Putney Bridge becomes the focus for millions of people all over the world. The reason?...it’s the starting point for the University Boat Race, and has been for 154 years.
Now you may think that two teams of amateur rowers from the UKs top 2 universities battling it out for 20 minutes over 4 ¼ miles is hardly a reason for so many people to be… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 31, 2010 at 6:16pm —
As someone who has worked as a Recruiter I understand how important social media is in finding quality job search candidates. I've used tools like chat rooms, online communities, blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, and even internet dating sites to source and place candidates. As a blogger, I have used Blogging4Jobs
, my blog to develop an online personal and… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 31, 2010 at 4:40pm —
We've been discussing how the Great Recession started out as a massive credit collapse, resulting in a deflationary cascade. With declining wealth, incomes and revenues, people and corporations have had to embrace some extreme cost-cutting measures. As a result, the significant advances in technology over the last couple of decades are now being deployed in ways that are drastically changing the employment landscape.
Employment is not the only aspect of our economy that is being… Continue
Added by Jay Fenello on March 31, 2010 at 4:01pm —
I hope you will agree with me if I define one of the main problems current professional social networking is facing as the following:
People spend too much time connecting, but are not able to use their… Continue
Added by Matej Valuch on March 31, 2010 at 2:12pm —
At V Selective we are noticing that the 'Job Scene' seems to be on the up, with clients confidence raising and jobs being phoned in at a fast rate!
Nowhere is this more relavent than on our Training Sector / FE Sector Recruitment desk! What with the economy, changes in funding and possible changes in government we've seen an influx of NVQ Assessors on the market - recently made redundant!
Confidence is now returning and it seems that the sector is on the up! What does anyone… Continue
Added by Ryan Vidor on March 31, 2010 at 10:13am —
According to Alexa.com, Google (#1) and Facebook (#2) are the two most popular sites on the Internet. For companies actively engaged in recruiting talent via the Internet, it is important to consider, what are the defining qualities of these sites that make them so attractive to Internet users? Once defined, how can companies seeking to hire best-in-class talent leverage this information to better recruit with prospective candidates? Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 31, 2010 at 9:42am —
For the past 7 years, I worked as an HR business partner, both internally and externally, though have never worked directly in an HR department. Within my previous organization, JobsInNH
, I worked closely with HR to develop and deliver training programs, employee surveys, and employee incentive programs in addition to recruiting, interviewing, and hiring. During that time, I worked externally with organizations to help them… Continue
Added by Jason C. Blais on March 31, 2010 at 9:20am —
by Michael G. Brandt - BrightMove Recruiting Software
This is Part 2 in a series of articles I am writing to help companies in their efforts to select recruiting software and applicant tracking systems. In this article, I want to cover how to navigate your pricing options in recruiting software packages and at what point you can negotiate the pricing for your solutions.
Product Pricing Options Continue
There are typically…
Added by Michael Brandt on March 31, 2010 at 1:30am —
One of the most important take-aways from ERE Expo did not have to do with recruiting. It had to do with Corporate Philanthropy, Responsibility, and Volunteer Commitment.
As the host of Compassionate HR
, my role is to feature amazingly generous people doing incredible things. Nothing thrills me more when I hear about a Company engaging in an empathic volunteer project in their… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm —