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Why Your Talent Community Should Be More Than Just a List

Talent communities have reached a level of market maturity such that most companies no longer need to be sold on the idea. In fact, most of the employers I speak with believe they need (or already have) an accumulation of online social…
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Added by Craig Fisher on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

3 Ways Wearable Devices Will Impact HR and Recruiting

Wearable devices are taking the world by storm. I caught the craze over the summer and purchased a pair of Google Glass for the team. We have probably utilized the device for no more than 40 hours total. It is not that it is not cool, its just not meaningful at the moment. And people give you…

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Added by Alex King on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Social Media Management: From Novelty to Utility

Summary: Social media is still a novelty to many professionals, especially those in leadership positions. Rather than viewing social and digital technologies as a radical departure from traditional communication approaches, however, it’s better to think of them as “new tools for doing old things” and to remember they are facilitators and enablers, not an end unto themselves.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 9, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Recruiters: Own The Silence In Your Conversations

This morning I relished in a few moments of  that sweet silence that those of you who are parents will relate to. It’s that time before the children are awake when I can sip my coffee and consider my agenda. Sometimes I do some non-essential reading. Before I was a parent, it was the time in the morning when I arrived before the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Postcards from the Edge: The Dark Side of Global Recruiting

Featured Guest Post by Gerry Crispin

The hiring process has no minimum acceptable (or unacceptable) standard of practice. Anything goes and many recruiters prefer it that way. Perhaps intuitively we know that people who think of themselves as recruiters (or enjoy being seen as successful recruiters by others), are highly individualistic and, if occasionally…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 8, 2014 at 9:27am — 5 Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

If This Then That

As I watched the news the past couple of days, the newest hot debate is over extending unemployment benefits. The previous extension has expired, and the politicians - as always - are looking for a "winning" argument to score political points for the next election. It seems like the easiest thing to do for a politician is go around saying that the pursuit of happiness includes a free…

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Added by Doug Douglas on January 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

LinkedIn: Top 3 Trends Impacting Recruiting in 2014

If there’s one recruiting trend you can count on in 2014, its that LinkedIn will continue its dominance – and ubiquity – within the talent acquisition conversation. With over 90% of recruiters reporting to using the “professional network” for sourcing and screening candidates in 2013, LinkedIn enjoys a market…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 7, 2014 at 2:19pm — 4 Comments

6 Tips for Sending Better Recruiting E-Mails

As we wind down our three part look at recruiting contact campaigns, you’ve learned how to build, deliver and measure a successful recruitment contact campaign.  We’ve taken a look at what recruiting contact campaigns are…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting with Creative Content

We aren’t the first to link recruiting to marketing. There are a lot of parallels, and using creative content to attract the right audience is a big one. Content marketing has become huge in the last decade. No matter who you’re trying to reach, bite-sized, visually appealing content is…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

How To Get More Bang For Your HR Tech Buck

Every year in the US alone employers spend $72 billion — that’s billion, with a B — on recruiting services, staff and technology. For some perspective: $70 billion will…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Baby Steps in HR Tech: Social and Your ATS

We all know how important it is in recruiting to embrace social media as an effective medium in your recruiting process, but many of us don’t know how to integrate social media recruiting initiatives with an ATS optimally. Social media has changed the way we recruit. Knowing how to use your ATS in a manner that facilitates social recruiting is important. If the occasion should…

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Added by Raj Sheth on January 6, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

The Mastery of Recruiting?

Last week, my wife and I watched a fine documentary on TV called…

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Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 6, 2014 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Welcome Back! Where's our Intern?

By now, your holiday slowdown should be over. It’s been replaced with a mountain of email that needs to be reviewed; calendar invites that need to be accepted or declined, and the feeling of “Holy Smokes I got to get back up to speed quickly aka why did I take 2 weeks off?”



This is also your last chance to get a summer intern.

OK, today’s not really your last chance, but I wouldn’t wait until the end of the month to get started. You’ve got to the end of this…

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Added by John on January 6, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

How "Saving Mr Banks" Can Help Recruiting

This week I took my youngest daughter to see Disney's latest, "Saving Mr. Banks."  Truth be told, she wanted to see it far more than I did; I didn't expect to glean much from it at all.  I'm pleased to report I was wrong.  You might not think that a movie about the making of another movie, Mary Poppins,…

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Added by Crystal Miller on January 6, 2014 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

Why Sourcing Isn't Dead...Yet.

My immersion into the world of recruiting and HR started in sourcing, and the ability to find people and information on the internet has continued to be one of the most valuable professional skills I possess, even if I'm years removed from actually filling reqs.  …

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Added by Matt Charney on January 3, 2014 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

Don't Be an Intimidated Recruiter

You are overwhelmed at the facet of the recruiting business and you absolutely fear rejection. Most of all you fear the possibility of failure. Could you be in the wrong profession? Now, that’s a question only YOU can provide the answer to.

Although some doubts are natural, it takes a daring…

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Added by Jeanna Zivalich on January 1, 2014 at 10:02pm — 7 Comments

How To Execute Recruiting Contact Campaigns

In my last post, I discussed types of recruiting contact campaign approaches; this week, I’ll discuss turning that initial approach into real recruiting action, along with some tips and tricks for turning contacts into candidates.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Guide Toward Contributing/Commenting on Recruiting Blogs (and Other Forums)

A very wise philosopher named Bertrand Russell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell) came up with this, and I just found it. I think it makes a lot of sense for here and elsewhere:…

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Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

High Five: @RecruitingBlogs Top Posts of 2013

This year’s top five blog posts (at least, according to Google Analytics) not only generated the most traffic, but also represents something of a microcosm for RecruitingBlogs. 

Each of these posts was bylined by a working HR or…

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Added by Matt Charney on December 30, 2013 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

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