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Diet & Exercise to Optimize Talent Acquisition

Much like consistent diet and exercise is a process we follow to help us stay fit, so too is the talent acquisition optimization process. When we set out to optimize our talent acquisition technology and process, we must implement consistent procedures to make certain the system and activities function as…

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Added by Lynn Knight on September 16, 2014 at 12:14pm — No Comments

After Resignation

As a recruiter I get very close to my candidates during their job selection and application process to the point of perhaps considering them as 'friends'. I will sometimes call my candidates three times in a day - firstly to wish them luck, secondly to gain feedback and thirdly to pass on feedback. I complete reference checks and am very excited when my 'friend' accept a position and give the start date for a month later.

Occasionally I will assist with resignation tactics and of…

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Added by Sian Taylor on September 17, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Toptal

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Toptal

All right after a 2 week hiatus here we go…. Toptal is a marketplace for developers. It is a place where you can find, and hire developers,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 18, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Mobile Generation Is Waiting

By the level of noise and chatter focused on the mobile recruiting trend over the past several years one would think that corporate talent acquisition teams have made great strides in adopting and deploying these solutions. But the results of our recently released 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tells another story. 

In our survey, our independent research partner Kelton Global asked more than 300 in-house recruiting…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 18, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Recruiting Animal Round Table - featuring The Animal Panel

I couldn't get a guest today. (Two recruiters volunteered but neither could get permission from their managers). So, we just went with a round table discussion featuring the Recruiting Animal Panel and I think it went pretty well. It reminded me of the first show.…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on September 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Take a Chill-Pill: The Benefits of Organizing Your Hiring Process

So many emails with resumes attached? Lost track of candidates you thought would be good for a different position, other than the one they applied to? Still using excel and email for hiring? I’m sorry about that. Welcome to the future of…

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Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 17, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Will Obamacare Be a Windfall or Downfall for Your Recruiting Firm?

It looks like the highly debated employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) may really go into effect. Barring any last minute changes, the mandate will be effective on January 1, 2015, for certain employers. 

Employers have been preparing…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Recruiting Is Becoming More Technical

Most Required Technical Recruiting Skills



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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song

Leading a team can be hard work; leading a virtual team can be even harder. We all get it, telecommuting is great for the environment, it can lower stress levels in workers, increase productivity and drastically reduce costs for the organization. That being said, virtually managing a team comes with its own hardships. In order to truly reap all of the benefits of…

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Added by Ryan Mead on September 15, 2014 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Innovative Engineering Recruitment



Engineers are constantly innovating and creating new products and services, changing our world and our lives. So it is fitting that some engineering firms and recruitment specialists, are stepping up to meet the innovative levels that their…

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Added by Rebecca Baines on September 16, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Manufacturing and Services Expected to Lead Hiring Growth in Canada

Last month, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Hiring Report stated that 26% of Canadian employers surveyed plan to expand their workforce…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why You Suck At Interviewing

 When you do something a million times every year, it becomes second nature. We get comfortable. We use the same 3 questions to qualify. We get in a routine.

It works for now. But if you ask the candidate, which you probably haven’t, they’d tell you that you suck at…

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Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 16, 2014 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

3 "Crazy" Ideas For Sourcing Talent (Not Using LinkedIn)

Ever think "There just aren't any more candidates out there!"? Sooner or later, we all have been in that situation.



But how exactly do you determine it's the end of the line and there is no more talent in the pool? Is it when your job postings don't pull? Is it when résumé databases…

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Added by Nathan Vance on September 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Candidates are the future of recruitment. And you won't have any.

For as long as I remember (and in recruitment, that is a very, very long time) getting good candidates has always been about getting their attention.

Way back in the day, all newspapers were bulging with job-classified sections. Seriously, I remember the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age job sections were way thicker than the rest of the paper combined! It was the same across the world. And…

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Added by Greg Savage on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Brand Respect Is Earned by Being Respectful to…Well, Everyone! It’s as Simple as That

A good employer brand is earned through good behavior, and it starts from the moment the first hire is made and continues with every hire thereafter. It’s a simple process really: be kind, be mindful, and follow through. But, as with all things straightforward, most of us have a tendency to overcomplicate the process as the business grows and we somehow “forget” to keep the process real and simple.…

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Added by Anna Brekka on September 12, 2014 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Hiring Solved has even more now!!

Hiring Solved has even more now!!

So you have heard of Hiring Solved, you have all read my previous blog…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 11, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Mike Chuidian, @TheRadRecruiter -- on The Recruiting Animal Show

This was a pretty funny show. There was some good info, too. Unfortunately, about half way through we started getting an echo on everything we said and that pretty well wrecked it for 20 minutes.

Here's what happened. Sometimes Skype calls or even cell phone calls create distortions on the line and I have…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on September 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The $1 Billion Problem in the Staffing Industry

Every recruiter knows it's bound to happen. At some point, one of your clients will hire one of your candidates without paying you. It's an age old problem in the staffing industry and many recruiters just consider it a cost of doing business.

But you may not realize just how big this problem really is. In case the title didn't give it away, these unidentified hires account for $1 billion dollars in missed placement fees…

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Added by Jen Picard on September 12, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Recruiters Working with Talent Sourcers: 5 Things NOT to Do

The bad news is, your manager said "no" to engaging an agency for that tough-to-fill role that's killing you. The good news? You are now working with a talent sourcer to identify and drive leads for you.



For those of you who don’t have the luxury of working with an in-house Sourcing Team that has established processes and SLAs in place, (and even those who do!) here's a short list of what NOT to do when engaging with a sourcing resource:



1) Don’t lob it the over the fence.… Continue

Added by Nathan Vance on September 11, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

7 Core Characteristics of a Sourcer

Last week, a good friend asked me, "What exactly do you do as a Sourcer? Is it the same thing you did as a Recruiter? How exactly does it work?"…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 10, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

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