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What is your "Key to Happiness"

This past week I watched Disney/Pixar’s movie - UP. If you have not seen it then you are missing a telling tale of what it means to come to what you think is the apex of your life, only to find out you have more life to live and more life to give.

It made me think to a few years back when I came across a short video called “The Key to Happiness.” It is only a 2 1/2 minute animation but it tells so much of the work of… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on February 9, 2010 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

Mobile Job Seekers

mobilejobseekers So let's talk mobile applications for employment. Why? Well quite simply because I'm tired of hearing people say that job seekers aren't ready to apply for jobs via their mobile. And I think I'm to the point where I just have to call it out and say, "that's crap." If done right, I can't think of a single reason a job seeker wouldn't want to submit interest for a job via… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is your job site positioned to grow?

Doostang just announced that they’ve landed $1.25 million in new funding. That’s not a huge investment compared to the boom years, but it is a signal that our industry may have reached bottom and is beginning to rebound.

So you’ve survived the worst. Now what are you going to do?

Do you have a plan for growth? If not, now is a good time to start – because if you don’t, your competitors will. The job board industry is like any other; you can grow, or you can fade away.… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 9, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

A Recruitment technology Puddle

Next week I will be at TruLondon and have the pleasure of leading two tracks, The Talent Puddle and Technology Shopping List.


Added by Shane McCusker on February 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

ABC's of Market Research: Tools of the Trade

On this trip, Cate and I will be visiting a variety of cities--from Beijing to Bangkok, Cairo to Dubai, London to Mumbai--to do market research for a top global brand.

We’ll be talking to people with a variety of different jobs to understand what they think about work and working, what’s differentiating about what our client offers, and how this varies from place to place and job to…

Added by David Kippen on February 9, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

Healthcare Recruiting Strategies

A recent survey by a professional recruitment society found that many hospitals continue to use strategies that they say don’t work well in healthcare recruitment and fail to use to their full potential those strategies that they say do work. The survey, done by the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR)

proved that advertising strategies that were most popular among hospitals were help-wanted ads in local newspapers, used by 97% of respondents; job fairs, used by 94%; and…


Added by IBW Recruiters on February 8, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

DIY Market Research Part One: Field Observation

Field observation is an essential component of any serious market research project, particularly in emerging markets, but it’s usually overlooked by agencies. Now, you may not have a budget for field work but if you can squeak in a trip to an emerging market I want to give you a DIY tool set you can use to get some basic understandings of the market you're interested in.

Why do market research at all? Because you don’t…


Added by David Kippen on February 8, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

To Process or Produce, That is the Question

I have tried to start this post no less than seven times already so instead of trying to come up with some round about catchy way of presenting my thoughts I am just going to lay it out there and see if it sticks.…


Added by Randy Levinson on February 8, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

From job boards, where do you have the greatest success?

Job posting or resume searching?

Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 8, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Is there a universal definition for "quality recruiting"?

Recruiting, as an industry, might be one of the largest “perception businesses” I have ever seen. Through my travels in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing industry I have been invited into a number of corporations (6 Fortune 500 clients, 8 privately held businesses & a handful of mid-sized companies) and regardless of the…


Added by Travis Furlow on February 8, 2010 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Are you ready for the new normal that is social recruiting?

The missing piece

Over the course of the next week, I am meeting with many different companies - all with the same question wanting to be answered - does my business need to be using social media to recruit - social recruiting?

One of the first questions I shall be asking is whether their company is ready… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on February 8, 2010 at 1:39pm — 5 Comments

Did you attend USC?

I was having lunch with my good friend, and former business partner, Rex Kurzius* the other day. During lunch, he informed me that he is only looking to hire people from USC. I let the statement pass for a few moments because Rex has a tendency to throw out statements for shock value and sometimes it’s best to let it go; however, this time I had to ask him why he would only hire people from the University of Southern California. As it turns out he wasn’t referring to the University of…


Added by Kevin Womack on February 8, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

7 Signs of a Good Niche Job Board

Recently I was on the Recruiting Animal show when the topic of how to spot a good job board came up. As a staunch defender of niche job sites, here are my top ten signs of a good job board. Look for these when considering posting your jobs...

1. They advertise: any good job board worth its salt will do some advertising to attract traffic. Make sure you see some google ads or ads on related content sites. Also be sure…

Added by Chris Russell on February 8, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

I am not a brand. I am me...

I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. …


Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

Time to add Social Media to attract the 'right' candidates

In the old days your recruitment marketing should have enabled you to attract the 'right' person. The tone and style of your advertising would sell the opportunity and your organisation's culture to attract the perfect fit. As well as helping to de-select the wrong type of

candidates from applying, if used correctly - it saved your time,

effort and budget by avoiding the need to sift through hundreds of

'wrong' applications. It was surely better to interview from list of…


Added by mark rice on February 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

It is you and it’s not meant to be

"It's not you. It's note me. Its just not meant to be" is the title of the featured post on Recruiting by Jose Ruiz, a Principal at Heidrick & Struggles' Monterrey, California office. Jose offers insight into corporate hiring trends resulting from the realities of today’s marketplace. In the past companies defined job qualifications and considered candidates on a…


Added by Tom Cairns on February 6, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Village People Unite, but Please NO Chaps at Work!

It has been way too long since my last post on RBC, I miss my village! Village? Let me explain.

This week my company kicked off our annual meeting, discussing 2009 successes and 2010+ plans. One of our main issues (like so many other recruiting firms) is everyone working towards common "team" goals. We are in an individual rewards environment (for the most part), but always chant the mantra of "go team".

Being the prolific and… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on February 6, 2010 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

Job Search Stalled? Increase Your “Impressions” With A Networking Journal

How many marketing impressions (regardless of the medium) does it take before an individual will recognize the message and/or brand?…


Added by Matthew Levy on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Stretch a Day Keeps the Sneezes at Bay

Stress. One just can't avoid it. Whether it's time to close the deal between two parties, whether it's (in my case) finding time to make my calls (which would be in between the baby's nap and picking up my 6-year-old daughter from school), finding time to coordinate an interview, finding time to visit a client, finding time to keep up with the books & ledgers (if you're a contractor). I've had days where no one is satisfied or get rejection call after rejection call, and even the best…


Added by Lalaine Tate Whitefield on February 6, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

Beijing to Bangkok

What's that line about the best laid plans?

I knew China might block Gmail, but who knew it would block RecruitingBlogs?

Guess Jason's a more dangerous guy than we thought--or maybe it's Animal they're worried about. Whatever the case, I'm in Bangkok now so I'll be putting up posts from the last few days over the next few days.

Thanks for your patience. They'll be worth the wait.

Added by David Kippen on February 6, 2010 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

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