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Determining How Much Time to Dedicate to Innovation

Companies know innovation is critical to long-term survival, but even creative giants like 3M and Google have struggled with policies that give their engineers time to tinker.

While popular creative wisdom suggests leaders must schedule time for innovation to occur, the question becomes how much…

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Added by Drew Marshall on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 3 Must Have Hiring Technologies for 2014

As we move into 2014, it can be tempting to simply carrying on doing things the way we did them in 2013, but the truth is that hiring and talent management is becoming technology led. This means that new hiring technologies are emerging which are empowering hiring functions and allowing them to move into directions…

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Added by Kazim Ladimeji on January 23, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiter Poll Regarding “Active” Applicant Interactions

If an interested and qualified applicant contacted you directly (or was referred to you by a mutual professional connection) for one of your open/posted requisitions would you:

A) Call him/her ASAP to discuss

B) Email him/her ASAP to schedule a phone call when…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

InMail: Include Your Contact and Professional Info

InMails are included in paid LinkedIn accounts, both personal and the LIR (LinkedIn Recruiter). I've recently run into InMails working not in the way we'd expect. I sincerely hope that LinkedIn will fix this soon and will update you when they do.

This is what sending an InMail dialog looks like…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

What is The Market Like for Job Hunting?

One of the most common questions we get asked as executive search consultants is “What is the market like for job hunting?”

It’s a fair question and perfectly valid. As the vast majority of people we speak to come from an IT sales…

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Added by Richard Gibbard on January 22, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Mobility and Recruiting: How the Mobile Revolution Can Help Drive Your Recruiting Processes

The mobile revolution has dramatically changed the way we live and work. With a pace of adoption that far surpasses both the uptake of personal computers and residential Internet connections, the way in which we have embraced mobile has given us numerous opportunities to connect with others in ever…

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Added by Stephen Brown on January 22, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hey Agent! The Real Role of Recruiters

Hey Agent!

Firstly a very Happy 2014 to you. I am not going to chat about New Year resolutions or your bucket list for this year – blah blah blah.

What I would like to discuss is our role in your life. Somewhere, somehow, our purpose and value has been tarnished and this is the time to start owning it. In…

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Added by Samantha-Leigh Harper on January 22, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Lean Staffing: Organizational Improvement

In part 1 you read about using Lean Staffing to improve your process. This time we are going to talk about Lean Staffing to help your organizational structure.  

So in order to…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Stage Might: Public Speaking Tips & Tricks for HR & Recruiting Presentations

Public speaking consistently ranks at or near the top of the list of professional and personal phobias, and truth is, it can be kind of scary. Particularly when that public involves HR and recruiting practitioners – a notoriously tough crowd, considering. But even though it might not be your favorite thing to do, leveraging speaking opportunities can be a key way to establish…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 21, 2014 at 12:03pm — 1 Comment

Digital Leadership: Opportunities for Cities, States, and Regions

Summary: What does it mean for a city (or state or region) to be a digital leader? This post provides ideas to stimulate thinking and discussion by promoting a focus that is broader than the technologies themselves, specific applications like consumer marketing, high-tech start-ups, and the digital sector. Advocating a more strategic and holistic approach, it introduces…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

People Aggregators (a.k.a. “Dream Software”)

In the flood of sourcing tools and (sometimes) cluttered marketing messages around them, one type of tools stands apart and is worth your attention. It's no replacement for LinkedIn or for job boards; it's a new concept,…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Social Media Recruiting & Diversity Hiring: "You Cannot Walk Alone"

My very first business trip ever, I went to Atlanta for the National Black MBA Association annual event, thrilled by the prospect of a transcontinental flight crammed in coach, a non-nondescript high rise hotel room and a 40 dollar a day per diem – a pretty sweet deal, I thought,…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 20, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Best Employers: What Makes Them Work? #TChat Preview

We’ve all heard the bad news about the state of today’s workplace. Years of economic recession,…

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Added by Kevin W. Grossman on January 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

How to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent - Recruitment

There has been a great deal of news surrounding the uplift in recruitment recently, Jobsite stated that in a recent survey 43% of people in a new job, are already…

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Added by Michelle Ansell on January 20, 2014 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

The LinkedIn Message Scandal of 2014

Last week and early this week the world was abuzz with news of various controversies regarding LinkedIn. The hacker lawsuit and …

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Added by Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Esq on January 17, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How Employers Can Avoid the Social Media Minefield - Part One

An interview with EEOC attorney Edward Loughlin on how employers can mitigate risk on social media.

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can be synonymous with discrimination charges, enforcement and litigation. But an…

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Added by Soapboxholland on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting with Rainman: Definitely Time for SourceCon

The first recruiting industry event I attended was the Social Recruiting Summit in New York City in 2009, then only months removed from actually recruiting for the most magical place on earth.  And I remember how excited I was by having finally met a group of people who were just as…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 17, 2014 at 10:16am — 10 Comments

3 Steps to Improving Technical Recruiting in Cutting Edge Industries

At the recently concluded CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Dick Tracy’s wristwatch phones came ever closer to reality.

A plethora of companies introduced new products. Pebble Technology Corporation,…

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Added by Scott Sargis on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

2014: Executive and HR Leadership Focus

A new year. The flip of a few digits on a calendar and somehow that magically allows us to renew ourselves, our goals, and our ambitions (professionally and personally). Some of those goals seem very good and things that everyone should aspire to. But sometimes the object of our focus is just a smaller aspect of a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. Without taking on the bigger…

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Added by Doug Douglas on January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What Does "Candidate Experience" Really Mean?

Picture the scene. It is  another conference/seminar/roundtable/unconference where a bunch of recruiters are sat around debating the latest topics of the day.

The subject of candidate experience comes up and generally everyone nods appreciably that this is an important topic. But what do they really mean by…

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Added by Nick Price on January 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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