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Recruitment after the Social Media Apocalypse: What happens when everyone can find anyone

There is talk lately about social media revolutionizing how companies recruit, with some concluding that we’re witnessing the end of the recruiting profession as we know it.

The arguments go like this:

Social media tools (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc.) will change the way companies find prospective employees. Search will be faster and more targeted.

Companies will use these tools to build relationships with pools of highly qualified individuals (who… Continue

Added by Kristina McDougall on December 1, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Project HIRE - OHIO

I just returned from a meeting concerning a state initiative called Project HIRE (Hometown Investment in Regional Economies), to hire and train displaced workers. Obviously this is for the State of Ohio, but I imagine there are similar programs in other states as well.

There is funding available for displaced (layed off) workers to receive additional training up to $6,000 per person. Also for employers there are tax credits, training funds and OTJ Training funds. For Ohio you need to… Continue

Added by Tracey Cress on December 1, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

How job seeker behavior affects job boards

As anyone who has tried to lose weight or exercise regularly will attest, changing your behavior is hard. You’re fighting years of mental and physical conditioning – and (unfortunately) many times the old habits win out.

That was the challenge that job boards faced in the mid-90s – how to change the ingrained behaviors of job seekers, to move them from searching want ads in the newspapers…to searching want ads online. It took many years, but eventually job seekers did change their… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 1, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Tips, Tricks & Tools - How to find missing Email Id's of your Potential Candidates or Business Contacts in Minutes?

Must Have for Recruiting Professionals

LeadResearcher is an automated research tool that allows recruiting professionals to instantly find the missing contact information they need to reach their prospective candidates. For example, With Just name & Company, LeadResearcher searches the Internet, blogs, social networking sites, profiles, groups and finds the email ID, phone, address, resume, web profiles & more.

LeadResearcher enables recruiting professionals to… Continue

Added by Joel John Fernandes on December 1, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

Using Google Analytics to Improve Recruiting and Sales Conversions on Your Website

If you have Google Analytics already installed on your website, congratulations! You picked a great tool to help analyze your website traffic. Google analytics is a very robust free service that provides detailed statistics about your website visitors. (If you don't have Google Analytics installed, get it!)

When first logging into your account you may seem somewhat overwhelmed with the amount of data available–don’t be!

Here is an overview of some key Google Analytics… Continue

Added by Brad Smith on December 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Integrating the LinkedIn API with your Job Board/Recruitment database

Last week, I wrote a blog post about how LinkedIn has released a public API for developers to build 3rd party applications using the database. Today, I thought I would show you how easy it was to create a application utilising the LinkedIn API. I want you to forget that LinkedIn is a social networking site, and think about it as a massive information database. A database you can now… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 1, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

Those days that are sent to try us... Suck it UP!

You ever had one of THOSE days? I know you have.

One of those days where nothing worked, where everything you tried failed, your ideas were crap (or so it was explained to you), your star candidate declined or worse, disappeared, and because of a decision you made an urgent meeting has been planned tomorrow which includes every C level executive in your… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on December 1, 2009 at 5:59am — 2 Comments

Holographic recruitment

I look forward to attending the holographic recruiting summit in 2012.

Check out this video:

Cisco On-Stage Holographic TelePresence Experience from Musion Systems on Vimeo.

It's like Second Life, but not. Now apply this to a recruitment context. Candidate beams in to meet with recruiter, candidate beams in to meet with hiring manager. And…


Added by Paul Jacobs on December 1, 2009 at 4:20am — No Comments

Talent Management Merits Your Board's Full Attention

Most boards focus on annual budgets and financial outcomes, often limiting their involvement in talent management to recruiting and hiring a CEO and managing his or her performance. Successful organizations know that's not enough. Talent is typically the largest single line item in an annual financial plan and the chief factor in achieving strategic objectives. Managing your talent is another critical aspect of asset management and merits the full attention of your board.

Eight… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on November 30, 2009 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

I Added Over $600,000 In New Business To KeenHire In 2009 - Wanna Know How?

About the Program

With a rocky economy, emerging industries on the rise, three generations in the workforce, Sr. level leaders on the verge of retirement/re alignment and a sea of recruiting alternatives knocking at our clients’ doors, it is time to start thinking about how we as an industry are going to align ourselves as strategic business partners rather than as transactional service providers. As the economy begins to recover it is imperative that you brand your firm as the human… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on November 30, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Don't Get Scrooged This Season

I wrote this poem last night for my blog and wanted to share with all my friends on RecruitingBlogs, I hope you enjoy!

T’was the month of Christmas and all across the land,

clients and competitors were seeking the upper hand.

When all of the sudden to ACME Inc’s delight,

their big push for 2009 came into the light.

Recession, layoffs and hiring freezes they faced;

all were behind them, they picked up the pace.

But 18 days in December,… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on November 30, 2009 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment


There is a slight breeze today and a sky full of blue and sunshine. The temperature is somewhere between long sleeve shirt and hooded jacket. I choose the hooded sweatshirt that I had conveniently ‘hung up’ on the floor in the back bedroom. It was lying there in a little box of sunshine. When I put it on I reveled in the warm toasty feeling. I decided to make a turkey bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.…


Added by Brian Meeks on November 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Social Networks Impact on Job-Searches and Recruiting

Recently a few reports have surfaced with some interesting facts on social networks. These stats depict the importance of social media and how it will and is changing the world of job-hunting and recruiting:

* Average ages of social media users Twitter 31, Facebook 33, LinkedIn 39, MySpace 26

* 226 million job related searches on Google EACH MONTH

* 2/3 of the global internet population use social networks today (just recently eclipsed email as the top activity… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on November 30, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

Be Thankful for your Problems

In my “book” the holidays (and not simply the one we most recently celebrated) are a time for reflection and giving thanks in more ways than one. I try every year to take time alone and with my family (especially with my children) to reflect on how blessed we are. This can be challenging during the rush of the season and the many “priorities” imposed as a result of expectations we generally put on ourselves. Add to that my children, who… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on November 30, 2009 at 9:27am — 5 Comments

Competitive Analysis: How to Spy on Other Recruiters

In order to stay one step ahead of the competition you need to periodically do some competitive analysis. Luckily for you there are some great online tools available to help:

Google Alerts

Allows you to create a custom alert that notifies everytime Google indexes something new about your competitors.

Yahoo! Alerts

Allows you to create a custom alert that… Continue

Added by Brad Smith on November 30, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Recruiting Matrix

Recruiting is all about relationships. It is all about building enduring relationships with companies and with applicants. But often there is an unhealthy focus on filling the vacancy.

A major part of the reason is the recruitment sales model, which is sadly broken. Most recruiters are focused to get vacancies, then to get candidates, and then to close the deal. During this transactional approach, there is insufficient focus on developing meaningful relationships. And because of the… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on November 30, 2009 at 3:27am — 5 Comments

Question for Recruiters--should a background firm contact an applicant directly if there is information that needs to be obtained or clarified?

There is an ongoing debate in the background screening industry whether a background screening firm should ever contact an applicant directly if an a issue arises where information is needed from the applicant to conclude the background report. The question is whose professional obligation it should be to obtain or clarify additional information from an applicant, the recruiter or the background firm

This issue can come up in a number of ways.

First, if a recruiter is… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 30, 2009 at 1:19am — No Comments

India: If you were me what would you want to know? (-6 Days and Counting)

India. 1.2 billion people. 600,000 are “unorganized”! Ok, I’ll start there. What does “unorganized” mean? Can that many people actually be off the grid? How do you get “organized” when you start off “unorganized”?

Preparing for my ten-day adventure in India (beginning next Sunday) means collecting information from lots of sources. Too much, too early and my learning will color my senses when I’m on the ground. I’ll have too much baggage to be an effective observer. I want as few… Continue

Added by Gerry Crispin on November 30, 2009 at 1:18am — 20 Comments

Jobspiration-When the Going Gets Tough ...

You know the old expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” Well, these days it might mean you should run! We are in the midst of tough times, no doubt about that. We also need all of the inspiration we can get and we are not likely to find it from our immediate surroundings. It’s times like these we are in need of a little inspiration, or in this case it might be a little “jobspiration.”

The idea that we can be our own source of inspiration might be enough to make… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on November 29, 2009 at 11:04pm — No Comments

From Recruiter to Job Hunter…

So my second blog entry was going to be about Google Wave (don’t worry folks – it’s already written and you’ll get it soon enough!) but I read a great post last week on Twitter and decided to change tack.

@grahamsalisbury wrote:

“I am beginning to regard online job boards with the same degree of suspicion that I normally reserve for Wikipedia”

I couldn’t help but smile! I’ve been in the same… Continue

Added by Wendy Jacob on November 29, 2009 at 5:21pm — 1 Comment

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