While online sourcing brings definite benefits to recruitment campaigns, the sheer vastness of the World Wide Web means that sometimes it can be difficult to direct your focus and find the holy grail of top-tier candidates.
Have you ever considered pay-per-click advertising? Think of it this way. Suppose someone searches Youtube for your company’s latest viral video or catchy commercial ad. While they originally searched for your videos because they were looking for some…Continue
A career change is a life altering decision and should be properly thought through and planned. It can mean a complete transition to a new job, a new employer or a new industry. If a person chooses to change career direction, for example they have been in …Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on October 10, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
Great show featuring @AlaRecruiter based on her postings here on Recruitingblogs.com --Download / PLAY - Amy Ala - Full Show
My other half is a vocal guy. He will not keep quiet when there is something out there he disagrees with. Unfortunately, he does not believe recruitment is a valid career choice. He teases me about being in the recruitment industry quite often and this has not let up since I stopped being an actual on the ground recruiter and moved to the marketing and business development side of our business.
I have heard him say it so many times that I now have the argument pretty…Continue
This is not the blog you’re expecting. I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with. I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown. I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.
No. This blog is about how this recession has…Continue
I want to start this post by stating that this is not a rant, nor is it a criticism of internet radio show #HRHappyHour or career community Brazen Careerist’s recently announced Social Recruiting bootcamp.It is however, these two events that have triggered my thinking.
I was listening in to Steve Boese’s excellent guests Susan Strayer and Ryan Healey, and…Continue
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an integral part of any recruiting strategy and it’s appealing for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
Added by Chris Brablc on October 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In an article today published on ere.net, Dr. John Sullivan and Master Burnett discuss Recruiting’s blunder of epic proportions, not connecting with mobile users. They provide the example of a guy named Joe, who checks all aspects of his life on his smart phone before getting out of…Continue
All right, so it has been way too long. 11 months to be exact. Every superhero goes into hiding. Mr. Incredible did with all of the supers, but he came back.
I have come out of hiding called work. Over the last eleven months, our team has done a major implementation of a new applicant tracking system, had 100% turnover in my department and due to the incredible efforts of our sales department our business is up which means we have been knee deep in requisitions. With the exception of…Continue
During September, more than 5,300 job ads were posted for Recruiters. Although a decline from August's post-recession high in demand (when more than 6,000 new jobs were advertised online), this represents not only a 10% year-over-year increase, but also 7% growth from the beginning of the year. An increase in hiring demand for Recruiters may be a good indicator that companies plan on hiring more in the coming months. Employers and staffing firms each placed about half the job ads during this…Continue
The boss came in to work today a bit glum. Yesterday, he lost bit of money on a horse that had won it’s last 3 races but had unexpectedly come last. Based on its previous runs, the horse was expected to win comfortably but had been well beaten. The boss had all sorts of theories as to why the sudden change in form - change of jockey, a longer distance, harder ground and even a conspiracy theory to do with a rogue bookie. The conversation extended to discuss sport’s stars that…
I’ve seen it before, but didn’t recognize it for what it was at the time.
On my own at an early age and scrambling one month for a fourth roommate to split rent, serendipity
delivered a guy, let’s call him Will, who had that “spark” so hard to identify with when the uncertainty of daily sustenance overshadows all else.
At the time, three teens living in a rented “Animal House” of sorts, not unlike I imagine sorority houses dotting the lanscape back in the…Continue
Most people who become recruiters do not last. There are many reasons for that. Poor hiring decisions and inadequate training being high on the list.
But there is another key reason why so few people actually last in the hurly-burly world of agency recruiting.
It’s a frigging hard job!
So I know that sometimes you question why you do it. There are times you hate what you do. There are days you go home feeling deflated, worn-out and frankly, useless.
Conjures up images of Cher and that song - that charted at number 1 in Australia and Norway, number 3 in the United States and number 6 in the United Kingdom.
And that music video set on the USS Missouri with Cher straddling a cannon, and wearing a fishnet body stocking…. But that’s not what I want to talk about…
I was representing a candidate to the market last week. A candidate that I thought was very strong… You know the type: a walking…Continue
Two weeks ago I wrote a post on accurately measuring "Source to Hire" through your ATS & job distribution technology and received the following interesting comment from Master Burnett:
There is rarely a single source of hire in today’s hyper connected reality. Single source of application maybe.…Continue
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Many companies have successfully replicated this amazing legend by…Continue
When you hear the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”, this means that a picture can tell a story just as easily as a large amount of text. The same is true about your professional resume. Your resume can tell the reader a lot about the type of person you are and the type of worker you will…
Community. It's the word in everyones lips right now. Which is always a worry. We descend into 'fads' so easily these days it seems and it would be a shame for community to end up being tarnished with the fad brush. I have long been a big fan of community - I believe it has the potential to transform organisations and…Continue
I thought this was a great show - but the animals who listened in didn't agree.
No commercial version: PLAY - Alex Levit - Blind Spots
A Toast “to the crazy ones,” by Steve Jobs
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with…Continue
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