Below is my newest recruiting contribution on our Groupon Blog, about a somewhat non-traditional and unconventional candidate journey to fulltime employment here. Feel free to comment and to add your own stories about "outside-the-box" (cliche alert!) hiring!
From Job Fair to Job Offer…
Added by Dustin Carper on June 8, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments
I'm not sure "saddened" is the right word, however I was moved the other day when I saw that Jason Davis had decided to pull the plug on his involvement with Recruitingblogs.com.
The institution in Recruiting circles, OK my Recruiting circles that is Recruitingblogs has done…
Illinois has decided to make Workers Compensation benefits more difficult for those who may be inebriated on the job. The state has passed the "Presumptive Denial Law." Which means if you test positive for drugs or alcohol you are denied your workers compensation benefits. The State's Governor is expected to sign this legislation, which would take effect September 1st.
According to the new statute, it must be demonstrated that intoxication is indeed the "proximate cause" of the…Continue
I couldn't help notice the controversy over Geoff Webb's posting of that picture of Fergie and then I saw that RBC is not the only media outlet having these kinds of problems.
Readers looking for some quick titillation in the…
Added by Recruiting Animal on June 7, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced their Employment Situation Summary for May. Although job growth was lower than expected, they did point out 3 areas that were up: Healthcare, Mining and Professional and Business Services.
The U.S. Healthcare sector has seen consistent job growth during both good and bad employment times. Over the past 120 days, recruiting…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 7, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
One of Hung’s arguments is that, for…Continue
When it comes to introducing new products in the online recruiting space, innovation is an over used word. I’ve seen too many press releases that claim to be the “be all, end all” tool that you need. It’s now just a word with hollow meaning.
So I won’t be using it to describe JobSpeek, my new mobile…
And most recruiters don’t have the faintest clue how to get the best out of the…Continue
I want to be clear - as a recruiter and veteran in the HR/Recruiting field for almost 18 years, I like to think I know how to recognize a good thing when it relates to job seekers and candidate engagement. Heck, trying to find better and sustainable ways to connect talent to big recruiting teams is something I've been passionate about for years. So it should be no mystery that I'm certainly interested in features or updates like the one recently at…Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments
...maybe. Certainly the phrase is. Ok I hear ya about the evangelism and all the hype, but that happens whenever you have a new thing on the block of any magnitude. Over time it dies off and we get to making the most of the opportunity. I've been around long enough to know, and the Internet was the last time we had such frothing at the mouth.
Back then people argued the toss over…
In February 2010, The New York Times reported that, for the first time in recorded history, women outnumbered men on the nation’s payrolls.
What does this mean for the American workforce?
Unfortunately, women’s ascendance in the workplace is partially related to the recent recession. More men work in industries hit harder by the recession, such as financial services, manufacturing and construction. Women tend to predominate in industries such as education and…Continue
As employers increase spending on IT projects, IT project managers are high up on their list of talent to add quickly. In the past 30 days, employers posted more than 18,700 job ads for IT project managers, a 25% increase over the same time frame last year.
Of the top 25 locations where employers are looking for this IT talent, six are located in the Mid-Atlantic region. But where are employers having difficulties sourcing project managers, and where is there an adequate…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments
I’ve never grown tired of the experience of having my former placements cross paths with recruiters I have managed and trained. I see their names and say “Hey – I placed that person years ago, see if they remember me!” The answer always comes back with a stellar “YES and I loved working with her!” Now I am not trying to say I’ve never had a bad experience or fallen on my face with a candidate - that is part of our business. But when all is said and done – nothing feels better than…Continue
Added by JoAnn Carlin-Revesz on June 3, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 1, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments
In January, Fortune released 2011’s 100 Best Companies to Work For report. We took a look at hiring demand at the top 10 of these companies over the past 120 days.
Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in 2011 – Top 10:…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 1, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments
There’s a post on Forbes entitled ‘Linkedin is about to put job boards out of business‘. Although I know the author Dan Schwabel and like him, he is off-base with his assumptions.
LinkedIn just announced a new feature that allows job seekers to ‘apply with linkedin’. Its a button that companies can put on their career pages and let job seekers submit…Continue
Do your employees step up and perform at the highest level? If so, it is probably due in part to good leadership. I’ve been writing a lot lately about corporate culture, and started thinking about whether your employees are inspired to work for you, or just have to…Continue
The more things change, the more they stay the same – except when they don’t. Now how’s that for equivocation?
The results are in for the 2011 Online Recruiting Survey, and they are intriguing. We had a record 323 completed responses (a 15% increase from Fall 2010!), from three categories: HR and recruitment professionals, job board operators and employees, and job seekers. We used many…Continue