A CareerBuilder survey revealed that 44% of workers who didn’t hear back from an employer when they applied for a job said that they have a worse opinion of that employer. This particular stat should drive home…
A recruitment agency serves as an intermediary that fosters a very important relationship between you and the candidate (or the job seeker). So choosing the right recruitment agency is a very important concern for you as a client.
Since you’ll be paying them a lot of money for…
Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised…Continue
Let me begin by stating that in no way am I espousing one religious view over another. Further those of you, who have followed my blog since its inception in 2007, know that I rarely touch on the ethics end of our profession. Having said that one of my local churches once again posted the Sunday sermon topic,…Continue
I’ve previously talked a little about the talent shortage, and how essential training for these gaps in skill can be for companies to move forward in this competitive recruiting atmosphere. Just how tough times are…
They say "what goes around comes around" and I suppose this is a universal truth. This blog post has been on my mind for sometime, with much to think on and put forth.
The reality of every interaction is this, we are blessed by what we put in, and what we get back. Nothing more was readily apparent in this past week than this…Continue
Have you heard of this term –re-recruiting? It’s becoming quite popular lately for several reasons. For retention experts, re-recruiting means re-engaging the workforce, to end up with a renewed passion and loyalty in the employee-employer relationship. What we’re talking about though is recruiting former quality employees for the benefit of the…Continue
I was reading this article from Jim Stodgill the other day, it is really good - make sure you bookmark it and read it. I came across this statement and had to take a beat:
Well, anger in the face of ill-considered…
With the job market still in a malaise, many job seekers are now considering starting their own businesses. Even those who are still employed, driven by dreams of financial freedom, are increasingly considering launching their own companies. If successful, this would be good news for the U.S. economy especially…Continue
Today, LinkedIn announced its acquisition of Bright for an announced $120 million. Bright, the fastest growing online career destination and third largest overall job board, which generates approximately 72…Continue
If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months and have no prospects on the horizon, I'm afraid it is time we had a little talk. First, know that I offer this advice with love. You are clearly not alone. There are millions of others in the U.S. that find themselves in a similar situation.
Maybe sometimes standing out in an interview isn't always the best thing. But as every recruiter already knows, sometimes it's the worst of times that provide the most memorable - and funny - moments in an otherwise often dull daily professional existence. And this one will crack you up.
Would you hire her?
If the answer is yes, go for it - she's probably still looking for a job. Proof that in interviews, there are no stupid questions, but there are plenty of stupid…Continue
The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.
The ugly news: many employers must…Continue
I've been a recruiter for a LONG time - long enough to have built relationships that have lasted beyond the decade mark. Despite the years of REALLY dedicating myself to knowing my candidates, and understanding what's important to them etc., I find myself haunted by the new catch phrase - "Candidate Experience".…Continue
Contracting achieved record high growth each month in 2013. As employment and economic expert …Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
S eriously. Just stop. STAHP. You’re embarrassing yourself and the community at large. If I see one more ridiculous, self-serving post about the “recruitment agency of the future!” and how y’all are going to CHANGE EVERYTHING I will probably just burst into tears out of pure frustration. You. Are. Full. Of. Crap.…Continue
An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…Continue
Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…Continue