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Dressing for Success in Cyberspace: Give Yourself a Digital Make-Over

I continue to be amazed by the number of anemic profiles there are on LinkedIn, how easy it is to access Facebook activity that’s not intended for the public, how many people have no filter and/or no sense of time and place when they post on Twitter, and how uncivil people can be when commenting on news articles and blog posts. Not much surprises me…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The 25 Things Every Recruiter Should Know

Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.

The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Dumbing Down of Staffing

That’s right; I said it, “The dumbing down of Staffing”. As much as we all love technology, and tools, I mean one of my monikers is “the Tool Guy”, technology and tools are dumbing us down. What I mean by that is we have a breed of staffing professional, that all they know is checking their ATS, checking the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Commonalities of Generations

Do you ever catch yourself doing or saying something that your parents used to do or say that drove you crazy? My dad used to used whistle while he was driving...all the time...non-stop. It would drive me insane! Now, I often find myself driving down the road, listening to some tunes, whistling…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 22, 2014 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Todd Schecter, Technical Recruiter

 Todd Schecter volunteered to be on the show via Twitter. I didn't have to go running after the guy begging him to be a guest. I didn't even know him before he just showed up and raised his hand.

And I thought he was a good guest and so…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Candidate Dispositioning - What does it mean and why does it matter?

When we started out with Mystery Applicant, we set the goal that every job applicant would be given the opportunity to give their feedback on the process. Every single one. Every minute of the day.

This is a key part of our offering as we wanted to hear from…

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Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching …

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Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

The Top 5 Leadership Skills Every Recruiter Needs To Survive (And Thrive)

1 Possibility PRO- Taking cue from @AlliPolin, here’s what she said; Answers are over-rated. If you're so sure you're right, you stop looking for new possibilities. Leaders always hunt down and epitomize possibilities. They are known for this…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Imagining RecruitHub, Github for Recruiters!

Programmers are on GitHub, Designers are on Dribbble, and everyone is on LinkedIn. Yet we brave sourcers are without a home of our own.

Wouldn't it be swell if there were a place where recruiters could not only collaborate and compare notes, but also be evaluated on their skillset? 

GitHub is…

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Added by Robert Stevenson on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Inefficiencies Of The Hiring Process – And How To Fix Them

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

What does the second law of thermodynamics have to do with hiring?

A lot, really.

For those of you who have not been brushing up on your physics lately, one of the takeaways of the second law of thermodynamics is that no system can…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 21, 2014 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Expert Advice on Employee Retention

Retention is quickly becoming a major concern for organizations of every size and in every industry. According to PayScale’s 2014 Compensation Best Practices Report, in 2009, only 28% of companies considered employee retention a main…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 20, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How to Build Your Brand Ambassador Team

Brand ambassadors are great for business, morale and branding. Every company can benefit from brand ambassadors, but leaders aren’t always so sure where to start in identifying and developing them. Some will be hard to miss with their enthusiasm, while others will need some fostering.

Use Social Media

Social media strategist Jay…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Culture Interview 101

You’ve heard it enough times, “Hire for cultural fit, train for skills.” It makes sense, it creates cohesive workforces and reduces retention rates –but how exactly do companies assess a cultural fit? Companies like Zappos that are known for their focus on…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

What We Can Learn from Military Recruiting Tactics

They’re just plain good at what they do. Consider asking your candidates to sign on for four years; each position might be a tougher sale. It’s a battle for military recruiters, but they have always seemed to have the resources and tactics to get the job done. Here’s what we can learn from military recruiters.

Branding

Everything from the uniforms, down…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

All Grown Up: Corporate Show & Tell

Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Embrace Flex Work

As the 9-5 slowly becomes another archaic piece of corporate traditions passed, employers are seeing a steady rise in the both the benefits of and demand for flex workers. Hourly.com, a professional networking and recruiting site, recently produced an infographic, “The Top 5 Reasons Flex Workers…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 18, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! About.me

This is the 4th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 4th site we will discuss is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

4 Ways To Effectively Use Social Media To Screen Candidates

Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.

The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

How Do You Replace a Retiring Hydroengineer Workforce with a Specialized Skill Set?

It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.

The government will need to…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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