The short answer to the title question is yes. With the advent of startups, new businesses emerging, and technology ever-changing the classic job description is not appealing or compelling for the average job seeker today. Who wants to work at a company whose job description is from the time of typewriters?
Unless you’re a hipster who’s hoping to write on an authentic typewriter at their alternative new… Continue
Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 23, 2014 at 9:30am —
It's happened again - I've let the better part of a year pass since I took a look at some of the new and interesting sites and services out there. … Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 23, 2014 at 8:30am —
News flash –word of mouth marketing about HR isn’t so good. Most people don’t know what you do or why you do it, especially your marketing team. They have no idea just how much your jobs align. (Lucky for you, we won’t tell them if you didn’t know either).
Think about it. Your… Continue
Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 22, 2014 at 4:00pm —
I have trained thousands of recruiters in my time. So I would like to think that I know what works and what doesn’t.
Recruiting is sales.
There. I said it.
Sure it’s about helping candidates get jobs; or finding the best talent for employers. But when all is said and… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on September 22, 2014 at 2:30am —
Something Interesting Happened Today.
Another recruiter focused on something stupid and quietly eroded his corporate recruiting department. Unfortunately, the only person who noticed was me.
So, I thought I'd tell you about it. Do what you will with the information, but I know one thing. There is never one person doing something. If it happens in our office, it's happening to…
Added by Barbara Goldman on September 20, 2014 at 12:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Lynn Knight on September 16, 2014 at 12:14pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sian Taylor on September 17, 2014 at 4:00am —
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,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 18, 2014 at 3:15pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jed Hamilton on September 18, 2014 at 4:57pm —
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.…
Added by Recruiting Animal on September 17, 2014 at 3:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 17, 2014 at 5:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 18, 2014 at 9:30am —
Most Required Technical Recruiting Skills
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 18, 2014 at 10:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Ryan Mead on September 15, 2014 at 3:20pm —
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…
Added by Rebecca Baines on September 16, 2014 at 9:00am —
Last month, the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Hiring Report stated that 26% of Canadian employers surveyed plan to expand their workforce… Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am —
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… Continue
Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 16, 2014 at 12:01pm —
Ever think "There just aren't any more candidates out there!"? Sooner or later, we all have been in that situation. Continue
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…
Added by Nathan Vance on September 16, 2014 at 11:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on September 15, 2014 at 7:00am —
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.…
Added by Anna Brekka on September 12, 2014 at 1:43pm —