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Why Recruiters Should Stay Close To Their Candidates During Their Notice Period

My flight home from San Francisco the other day was delayed by over an hour. It felt like every 10 – 15 minutes the boarding time would be pushed out, resulting in a mass sigh or groan of frustration from the all the passengers waiting in the departure lounge.

I wasn’t paying too much attention to the…

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Added by Paul Slezak on July 28, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

3 Reasons Your Recruitment Process is Failing

You have tried everything in the book, and still it seems as though your recruitment system isn’t working anymore. It turns into a never-ending cycle of too much to process and not enough resources to do so. Well unfortunately, without an Applicant Tracking System, it is easy to let unqualified candidates slip through the cracks of employer decency and not alert them when they didn’t…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Should You Offer Your Employees the Same Referral Fees as Your External Agencies?

In a recent article, John Sullivan  highlighted examples of three ultra-bold recruiting practices, commenting that they are quickly becoming mainstream and that those that don’t adapt will be left behind in the ongoing talent war. Another commentator suggested that these ultra-bold recruiting practices were only practical for an elite tier of hiring…

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Added by Chris South on July 25, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Vizify

Vizify was a website designed around your other social media profiles. It was recently bought by Yahoo, however the profiles still exist and they are searchable. To do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old try and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Tools to Get You Started on Your ATS Quest

Making the decision to buy or rent an ATS (or change your ATS provider) is a big one. Of course, your company has certain needs, some of which are more important than others. However, one size doesn’t fit all. We’ve provided a Comparison Tool to guide you towards the ATS that is the perfect fit for your company. It’s a $4 billion industry and is expected to grow at least 20% in…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 21 Comments

You're Three Questions Away From Quantifying Your Resume

Some people have an advantage when it comes to quantifying their accomplishments on their resume.  Take Deep Roy, the one-and-only Oompa-Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; how many of us can say that we saved our company millions of dollars by doing 165 jobs?

Hiring managers and recruiters want…

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Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What's not OK to ask an LGBT co-worker?

I’ve been having some fun with this topic and some shock value. After I shared my last post on LinkedIn, the scary side of the world reared its ugly head. I saw comments like “you weren’t…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How Yahoo Hires: Recruiter-In-Chief

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

If you gave Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer truth serum and asked her about her hiring practices, she’d probably say she’s trying to put Yahoo on par with her former company, Google.

If you gave Yahoo employees truth…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 24, 2014 at 11:22am — 7 Comments

Practice Makes Perfect: Video Interviewing Gives Candidates an Edge

The benefits of video interviewing greatly outweigh the rather minimal costs. It saves companies roughly 67% on traveling costs over traditional face-to-face interviews. As wonderful as it is for companies to save that extensive amount of money, what…

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Added by Julie Salerno on July 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 ways to find people on LinkedIn (that most people don't Know)

We all know that LinkedIn is one of the most popular sources of candidates for the recruitment industry. Unfortunately for many recruiters, their client have as much or sometimes better access to search LinkedIn than they do. In this video I show 3 alternative ways to search LinkedIn and find people that may otherwise be missed. By understanding how LinkedIn works and the…

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Added by Shane McCusker on July 24, 2014 at 7:12am — 2 Comments

Bad Job Seeker Behavior: 9 Ways To Ensure You DON'T Get The Offer

It’s summertime!  Feeling like I’ll take a lighthearted theme this month.  One of the coolest things about my job is that I get a firsthand recall of the best—and the worst—things that happen during an interview.

The following are actual occurrences – I’m fairly certain that the…

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on July 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Jack be Quick Jack be Nimble

A month ago, many of us were glued to the tube watching the finals of the World Cup from Brazil. It gave us an insight into how in order to win, the players had to be quick and nimble. Every second of the game, the players had to be alert to what was happening on the field. The goalie had to forecast the moves that were required in order to meet the incoming ball to keep out of the net. The player on the field had to judge when was the right moment to kick the ball or to…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Amy Ala on The Recruiting Animal Show

 Amy Ala returned to The Recruiting Animal Show today and I thought it was a really good show.  We got into the nitty gritty of a number of really basic topics such as: What is sales? How do you start a call when the other person answers the phone?…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Which Offers More Job Security: Direct Hire or Contract Staffing?

In the not so distant past, the title question would have been a no-brainer.  Direct hire, right? After all, workers in contract staffing were often referred to as temps.  Certainly a work arrangement that is temporary by it's very nature could not be more secure than traditional…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Managing Digital Era Risks: Social Media Policies and More

Managing risks is part of the cost of doing business, and managing them well can be a competitive differentiator, in both the economic marketplace and the war for talent. A relatively small percentage of organizations have addressed Digital Era risks in a meaningful way, however. This post provides an overview intended to help organizational leaders understand some of the challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 23, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

HP is Trying out New Tech to Attract University Talent

Celinda Appleby Global Digital Media Lead for HP TA team sent over their latest technology too play with! HP Talent Acquisition announced a new augmented reality (AR) media campaign, “HP Careers”, aimed at inspiring and attracting university candidates by showcasing the employee…

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Added by Derdiver on July 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Elusive, Ever Hard To Find Purple Squirrel

Scenario - 1 week to schedule nearly 30 interviews, gain multiple momentum steps on many requirements, and making simultaneously multiple offers, screening more candidates to keep pipelines full, all while getting ready to move your 30-40 requirement desk to the point where manageability might even be realizable.  How can you do it?  How do you find the elusive, hard to find, perpetual purple squirrel time and again, or do you need to - will the candidate with those…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 23, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Workers on the Move

Hiring an employee who seems to relocate on a frequent basis can be a tricky process, especially if they're the right person for the job.

Whether they jump from one job to the next for personal reasons or they move around frequently due to their spouse's career, hiring an employee on the move can…

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Added by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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