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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on July 24, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on July 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Kimberly Lucas on July 23, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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?…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on July 23, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Derdiver on July 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Dave on July 22, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Super cheesy title, right? I know. But hold on to your rotten tomato, okay? Don't pelt me with it just yet. I've been thinking about recruiting in general and my business in particular, and now more than even I understand that the business we do is a reflection of who we are. I often say, "All business - but recruiting in particular - is a contact sport." As I've gained experience, that phrase means different things. Sometimes a contact sport is bloody conquest, a war of egos and control…Continue
For many years, I’ve often pondered what separates good recruiters from great recruiters. As a staffing leader, you’re always tasked with things like employee development and building recruiter capability. We routinely set aside budget for investments into sourcing training, ATS systems & process…Continue
Added by Chris Bell on July 21, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Diversity in the workplace is important for a number of reasons. Some of those include having a workforce that understands and reflects your customer base or an atmosphere of different perspectives that can create innovative ideas. Diversity is also looked at by some as …Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
As a marketer, I’ve always been fascinated by the customer service experiences that I have as a consumer and the different methods used by companies to communicate with customers. I’ve had bad experiences and great ones and it was a very good experience yesterday that I would like to share as it provides some insight…Continue
Last Thursday Linkedin announced that they are making changes to their InMail policy.
In short they are trying to reduce the amount of ineffective bulk InMails that are sent, hopefully improving the overall candidate experience which in turn should result in improved response rates for recruiters.
Linkedin is doing this by targeting the two percent of Recruiter users…Continue