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… Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on April 23, 2014 at 6:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 22, 2014 at 12:04pm —
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… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Ashley Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am —
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 … Continue
Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Robert Stevenson on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 21, 2014 at 1:03pm —
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… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 20, 2014 at 8:00am —
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…
Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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.
Everything from the uniforms, down… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on April 19, 2014 at 8:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 18, 2014 at 7:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 18, 2014 at 12:45pm —
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… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 17, 2014 at 2:29pm —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Ashley Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am —