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Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Total volume added in the past 60 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis: StaffingU…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on March 23, 2011 at 8:53am — 2 Comments

A tour of new, unusual, and interesting job sites (that may or may not be job boards)

The times they are a-changin’ – and Mr. Zimmerman never even envisioned the internet, much less job boards. One way or another I end up looking at a lot of online recruitment sites – some aimed at employers, some at job seekers, some at who knows what. Examining sites is, in my opinion, extremely worthwhile – there are always ideas to ‘borrow’ and ideas to avoid. So, without further ado, let’s go on a

magical mystery job site tour:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 22, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Why HR & Staffing Will Always Be ONE - Never Separate the Two

Take it from a HR Professional, HR and Staffing are one. How? Why? Because in order for your HR department to add its maximum value, you must realize that Staffing and HR are joined at the hip. HR Managers, and Directors need to be connected to their recruiters, and Hiring Managers need to partner as one in order to reduce time to fill, and increase the performance metrics that are needed to find great talent. It is so key to know each other, to keep that department chugging along at its…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 22, 2011 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Experience and Pay – An Inverse Relationship?

I recently was asked by an executive level candidate if I had noticed a shift recently in employers’ preference for “less experienced” candidates.  I had to answer yes – since 2001, I have seen a noticeable shift in some industries, except for maybe engineering and highly technical positions.  Not only is there a…

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Added by Nikole Tutton on March 20, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Practice Makes Profits

Imagine an Olympic skater who tries a new, highly difficult skill for the first time in competition instead of practicing it first. Or a football team who creates a complicated play and attempts it moments later during a crucial game. Most likely, the results would be similar in both sports — mistakes, failure, loss, and possibly injury. Managers who perpetuate a culture of on-the-job training versus providing regular opportunities for learning and instilling new skills through practice are… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on March 21, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

There is only one solution for the applicant communication black hole...and it involves two hands

One topic that seems to be a hot button for many is the lack of communication between applicants and employers.  Specifically, the communication (or lack there of) after an applicant submits a resume to an employer. 

 

When applicants submit resumes one of three basic things happen: 1) nothing, 2) an automated receipt, 3)  a call.

 

I won't give an automated receipt the time of day...it simply tells the applicant nothing other than their email works.  Of course…

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Added by Christopher Poreda on March 21, 2011 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Job interview excuses from candidates who have been called to interview during the work day (9-5)

Are doctor appointments still the standard?

 

Some of the most tenacious recruiters I know can get candidates to meet a clients whim, last minute, for what ever reason.

 

What has been the weirdest/best excuse you've heard of lately? (might have even recommended)

Added by Amos on March 18, 2011 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

Women (in IT) listen up - you have not, because you ask not

A recent blog by Tony Kontzer really got our…

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Added by Jon Prete on March 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Does Your Firm Pay Out On Interoffice Splits?

I am currently one of the managers at a 25-person, primarily contingency-based search firm that does a lot of interoffice splits.  We have been in business since 1991, and have a long-standing company policy of our recruiters being able to “own” candidates in our database, ad infinitum, as long as they were the first person to bring in that particular candidate’s resume.  We have even gone as far to allow those that put in meaningful information on a candidate into the database without…

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Added by Kevin Glassel on March 18, 2011 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Candidate Experience - What is it, What is it REALLY, and What should it be?

The candidate experience is getting more attention.  It can be, yet always is a differentiator in the candidate's mind.  A recent quote from a candidate highlights this.  "You should talk to COMPETITOR, their process is terrible, this is cool."  The nature of the candidate experience left a differentaited and brand positive impression.

 

How are you thinking about your candidate experience?  More importantly, what are you doing to use it to your advantage.  Effort to improve…

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Added by Joseph P. Murphy on March 14, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

"We work with the best candidates"...No You Don't!

I worked for two national recruiting firms before opening my own shop.  The heads of these firms are fantastic and I have nothing but respect for them and the firms they built...multi-office, multi-vertical, highly successful businesses in their own right; more than most of us can ever attest to.  But one thing that drove me crazy at every national meeting was that the only difference between their addresses to the managers/directors/VPs and top billers was the sign…

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Added by Christopher Poreda on March 14, 2011 at 7:02pm — 6 Comments

Customer Experience is KEY!

 

Inside the Deluxe Corp recruiting department we are trying to put our best foot forward when it comes to our customers.  What seems standard and routine to us can be a mystery to them.  Let's admit it - when customers submit an application, they often feel like it went straight into a swirling vortex of the…

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Added by Stacy Van Meter on March 14, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

The ABC of Recruiting

The first thing they teach us as toddlers is the alphabet. In much the same way, new recruiters should also be guided to the ABC's of Recruiting.



A - Advertising - the good ol’ post & pray method



B - Blogs - even if you don't write them, you'll be exposed to plenty



C - Clients - in case you didn’t realise, they pay the bills !



D - Data Base - the resting place for candidates until you… Continue

Added by Alban on March 15, 2011 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

Are you awake? Lots of changes in the online recruiting world!

There is a lot of activity in the online recruiting industry now – more than I’ve seen in many years. Money is flowing in, startups are blossoming, and established players are branching out.

So why now? Part of it stems from the (slow) retreat of the recession – more people working means more interest in finding candidates. Part comes from the rise of social media and mobile, spurring innovation and new thinking about old recruiting…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 15, 2011 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!

Ok. I'll admit it. I too got pulled into believing that as a newly independent IT Recruiter I could jump-start my desk with Bounty Jobs by getting right into the recruiting as the job orders are already there, (due to non-compete agreements, I had no JO's initially.) Also there are big companies involved and the playing field is somewhat leveled with big firms. Their model clearly has potential.

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Added by Travis Yeager on March 11, 2011 at 2:17pm — 52 Comments

Top 10 Things Students Can Do to get an Internship

 

Well here it is! A possible Top 10 list based on all the responses to my request to build a list together:

#1 Get on LinkedIn, develop a network, and find advocates at the companies where you want to work.

#2 Build relationships, not just…

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Added by Simon Meth on March 13, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Value Versus Price

Selling value over price is so powerful that even procurement and HR may choose to buy in. If you have any doubts, listen to what Jen, one of my clients, had to say just a few days ago:



“You had suggested we go back to procurement and share the value we added and not drop our price as they wanted to see. They said our competitor, who was bidding for the business as well, was lower across the board. We did that and we just got word on Friday afternoon that we won the account This is… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on March 14, 2011 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

Recruit Better-Not Faster

I recently read Maureen Scharib’s blog post and it really got me thinking.  Maybe it was the timing; because prior to reading it, I was looking at my own call-sheet (calls made/calls returned/people reached) wondering what to do to improve the results.   So, I was thinking a lot, about the telephone!

So here we…

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Added by Ken Forrester on March 14, 2011 at 11:19am — 8 Comments

Leader of the Pack! With so much competition, how do you differentiate?

I work for a recruiting corporation in Northern VA.  I focus on accounting and finance and place professionals on temporary and temp to hire positions. There are a lot of factors that are in play with our market.  Yes, we are one of the best markets in America.  However, that also means that we have some of the toughest competition because everyone that is anyone is here.  To top it off, many of the larger users of temp are moving their lower level operations out of town because labor is…

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Added by Ronald on March 10, 2011 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Inbound Recruiter: List of My Favorite Recruiters/Industry Experts

Hello and good day! 

I thought it woud be a great idea to share a list of remarkable recruiters/staffing thought leaders, I know personally, or "follow" intentionally, to gain inspiration, which has supported the Inbound Recruiter vision, (Get Found, Convert, Analyze.)  Inbound Recruiter could not have been formed without each of these industry leaders "original thoughts" (innovation) and accomplishments in our field. (Order unimportant, They ALL…

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Added by Brian K. Johnston on March 10, 2011 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

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