I recently participated in an annual conference where the usual suspects attended. What became apparent early on was the lack of enthusiasm from both the members and the business partners. Granted, Continue
this is an event where you see the very same people each year and the
very same format for the conference is followed. Sure, people signed up
to be there … but they didn’t “show up.” They simply were not
attentive. Unfortunately, some were not even dressed appropriately.…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 13, 2007 at 8:42pm —
“Capture” Quality Candidates Continue
“People who go to an employer’s web site tend to be a higher quality candidate,” says Kent Kirch, global director of recruiting for Deloitte & Touche. Does your web site capture top talent by presenting compelling reasons why they should work for you?
A recent study indicated that 51% of all hires made in 2005 were sourced through corporate career sites. Large corporations have…
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:46pm —
Candidates Shop Employers! Prospective employees are increasingly behaving like consumers when selecting an employer. Candidates research, compare, and shop prospective employers via the Internet in their search for employment. Knowledge has made them very savvy consumers/candidates.
What do candidates learn about your company on the web? Do you have a compelling message in the employment marketplace?
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:45pm —
Remarkable People Continue
Remarkable people have the "juice." They are the "go to" folks who can fit in a variety of slots and come out hyper-productive. They multiply team effectiveness. They adapt and change rapidly. They view their early learning experiences (college) as the days when learning was slow. They consistently outperform and out-think their peers. And they are hard to identify unless you have seen many of them.…
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:43pm —
Attract the Best . . . Forget the Rest Continue
Tired of talking to mediocre candidates? To attract higher quality candidates . . . offer a better opportunity! More than a new title or higher compensation, a better job opportunity includes aspects such as increased responsibility, creativity, and ownership of results. Top performers seek challenges while average performers prefer safe havens.
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:42pm —
Job Boards: Monster vs Niche
When job boards first emerged there were only a few industry giants. Now, the market has exploded with new players! With over 4,000 job boards, it is easy to get confused on where to spend your advertising dollars.…
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:41pm —
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Your Candidates! Continue
Treat candidates with respect. It costs nothing, yet has big returns. Openly demonstrate that you value their time. Provide relevant, timely information to candidates about the hiring process and their status. Even if they are not hired, they will maintain a positive impression of your company which they may share with others. …
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:38pm —
What is one of the most important aspects of attracting and retaining employees?
C. Hiring Manager
D. Company Policies
Added by Safari Solutions on August 13, 2007 at 3:37pm —
Added by roundpegs on August 13, 2007 at 2:50pm —
Quote for the Day: Monday, August 13th, 2007
"Social networks work for cause-driven organizations because they focus on friendraising before fundraising. They create the necessary social capital that makes raising budgetary capital more efficient,
eliminating the need for street teams, cold-calling or mass-market
Friendraising before fundraising creates better friends who will lend you their time, their… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 13, 2007 at 1:26pm —
I wanted to send a quick note to let everyone know that we have a winner to the 3rd Sourcing Challenge. Please stay tuned for more details shortly.
Congratulations to each and everyone of you that participated in all the challenges and the final challenge was the closest finish of the three.
We look forward to seeing you all at …
Added by SourceCon Dude on August 13, 2007 at 8:41am —
Are you properly insured? If you are a sole proprietor or small LLC your opportunities to do business are about to shrink unless you are covering your business in a blanket of insurance.…
Added by JR Fent on August 11, 2007 at 1:44pm —
- too many results that aren’t a good fit
- keyword searching provides inaccurate, irrelevant matches
- finding a match is too time consuming
- limited ability to pre-screen online
Anyone have any more ideas why job boards aren’t working online right… Continue
Added by roundpegs on August 10, 2007 at 9:09pm —
It is Friday afternoon and I am feeing good. So I am going to drop a few more clues that will keep you up into the small hours this weekend.
- Sarah loves photography
- Go admire her handiwork
- She is actually quite popular both professionally and personally
- Could you solve the…
Added by SourceCon Dude on August 10, 2007 at 5:30pm —
I put google analytics on RecruitingBlogs.com at the beginning of this week. The following are stats from the last 4 days.
Added by Slouch on August 10, 2007 at 3:06pm —
Added by Chris Russell on August 10, 2007 at 10:34am —
Quote for the Day: Friday, August 10th, 2007
"Recruiting has a fairly bad reputation. It is often spoken of as a profession where people stretch the truth, promise what they cannot deliver, and act only in self-interest with candidates.
Candidates tell stories about recruiters who were initially friendly and helpful, promising them assistance in negotiating for a position, and who then quickly ignored them when the client did not express interest. Some… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 10, 2007 at 7:00am —
Added by SourceCon Dude on August 9, 2007 at 7:53pm —
I’ve been engaging in something this week that a lot of people find to
be, well, let’s see… vile. Yeah. That’s a good word - a lot of people
look at what I’ve been up to as vile. I don’t think it is, though. I
think I’m actually providing a service. I am giving people an
opportunity to do something that they might not be able to do
otherwise… I’m trying to help them find a new, different, exciting,
COOL job.… Continue
Added by Katie Tierney on August 9, 2007 at 4:15pm —
I am amazed at how many Recruiting Related Ning Sites have popped up lately. If you have one, please let me know. I would like to do two things.
1. Get a listing here on RecruitingBlogs.com of them
2. Pick up the feed from them and mash them all together so I can offer up one feed.
Added by Slouch on August 9, 2007 at 1:44pm —