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A Degree of Re-enacted Hoopla

hoop·la - /ˈhuplɑ/ noun . 1. bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do. 2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo.


In a recent article written by John Roach for msnbc.com entitled “The revolution at work is here”, the suggestion is made that the promise of the…


Added by Nick Tubach on August 22, 2011 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

“Really how far is the extra mile?”

In this current job climate it is important for candidates to stand out from the crowd. However what is less clear is where to draw the line in terms of trying to attract attention and making a positive impression. A recent piece of market research conducted by bta examined where some candidates and companies think the grey areas are when it comes to going that extra mile.


We conducted interviews with two separate focus groups, one with hiring managers and directors and the…


Added by Robert on August 22, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Is it Time for a Candidate Bill of Rights?

Fairly recently, influentials such as ERE and Monster were working to build momentum regarding the creation of a “Bill of Rights” for job seekers; specifically, to greatly improve the candidate experience. Due to the enormous amount of talk at the recent #truBoston event and on Twitter chats regarding employer branding and applicant black holes, I’ve been thinking about this issue again.

With recruiter transparency and forced accountability through social media, organizations clearly… Continue

Added by Mark Babbitt on August 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

A newbie’s 10 considerations for social media recruitment (UPDATED)

Have you seen the film  A Bugs Life?  If you have you’ll remember the scene where the two bugs are flying perilously close to one of those blue light thingys that emit a fatal electric shock if an insect flies into it:


“Don’t go into the light!”


“I can’t help it.  Its beautiful”




That’s me…


Added by Ben on August 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin cheats etc

Linkedin cheats etc


LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.


So domain and site searches in search engines


site:linkedin.com add…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Unstoppable - The Quest For Gold of The Best Recruiting Professionals

Unstoppable - its a mojo.  It's a lifestyle.  It's a commitment.


Everywhere I go, I keep hearing of folks who are wallowing in the mire of an economic malaise that gets their hopes up, and hits their resolve.  There is an incredible song by the Rascal Flatts which highlights why being Unstoppable is so key.  I have posted it as an update to my LinkedIn Profile....please view:



Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 19, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Actually, I won’t be returning your crappy cold call voice mail. Here’s why.

Fortunately I don’t get these very often… I’m one of a handful of recruiters and rather new to my company, so the vultures haven’t caught up with me yet.  However – earlier this week I had FOUR horrible voicemails in a row, from FOUR awful sales people.  Three agencies and a job board.  It went a little something like this –


“Hi Amy, this is (first name only) with (unintelligible company name).  I’m calling today to introduce you to my company.  We are the…


Added by Amy Ala on August 18, 2011 at 3:32pm — 42 Comments

Finding Company Email Patterns

Given a company domain name company.com, and the first and the last name of a person, we can construct the address – if the company follows a certain pattern in email addresses (such as fist-dot-last-at-company.com). How can we find out what the pattern might be?


1. What NOT to do

Do NOT search on Google…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 18, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Where do your best candidates live on the web?

A simple question that is not so easily answered!  However, if you can answer this question and focus your recruitment marketing efforts on the channels and places on the web that bring in your best candidates, your recruiting organization can yield great success.  The thing is there is no secret formula for what channels will work best for a specific organization as every recruiting strategy will have…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 18, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

How NOT to recruit someone.....

We all read a ton of articles about how to recruit people, where to find people blah blah blah.  Right?  I mean, it’s almost like information overload with regard to how to find great candidates.  One thing I’m finding though, with all this talk of how to find people.....I’d like to focus on how NOT to recruit someone.  Why?  Well, l’m noticing all these great recruiting tools have made recruiters lazy.  Rather than picking up the phone…


Added by jeffreytmoore on August 17, 2011 at 9:09pm — 7 Comments

The Missing Link – Internship Programs Tie Great Company Culture with Economic Growth

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.


Many companies will be wrapping up their summer internship programs this month as college coeds head back to school.

Is your company taking advantage of its internship program?  As a recruiting and staffing professional, are you targeting…


Added by Jessica Lunk on August 17, 2011 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Reflections of a Headhunter - The Mental Game

I find what we, collectively, do to be amazing.  We headhunters are the envoys of employment, the captains of commerce, the of potentates of potential!!  We help our clients accomplish their challenging goals by finding and securing for them the talent they need to succeed.

It really is a beautiful thing, man.

I've been feeling especially reflective because I am heading into my 5th year of being in business for myself. I've been a recruiter for wow, 17 years, I can…


Added by lisa rokusek on August 17, 2011 at 12:37pm — 19 Comments

Why should I become an independent contractor?

1. Better pay.

According to The Wall Street Journal, contractors are usually paid at least 20% to 40% more per hour than employees performing the same work.

2. More tax benefits.

According to NOLO.com:

Being an IC also provides you with many tax benefits that…


Added by SkillStorm on August 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

3 Things that you should KNOW about your recruiting!

For any recruiting organization to be successful it is important to know what recruiting activities are driving performance in bringing in the most qualified candidates and hires. To know this information, you need to set up a way to collect metrics and analytics in your recruiting process and most importantly a way to easily display this recruitment marketing data so you can make quick informed decisions on ways to improve your recruiting strategy.

But what data and metrics…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 16, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

Social Media vs. Social Recruiting

An interesting topic I have been wrangling recently is the convergence of Corporate Social Media and Corporate Social Recruiting. While the two seem to align perfectly with each other, they are proving more and more difficult to sync up. One would think, at least this one person, that social recruiting and social media have the same end goal in mind, but the problem is aligning the social strategy to new talent and aligning the social strategy to new clients is very different. This can lead…


Added by Kirby Cole on August 16, 2011 at 10:02am — 7 Comments

Size doesn't matter...

I tried to make a point at the recent #SRCONF that, when it comes to the employer brand, size no longer matters.  Big is not longer beautiful.  Money no longer talks - people do. Judging by the looks on the faces of the audience I failed miserably.

Ultimately I was trying to make the…


Added by Gareth Jones on August 16, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

"Have you got any roles in internal recruitment?"

A two part blog .....

I speak to agency recruiters all day ......some approach me looking for a new role and others are recipients of a headhunting call. Something that I am hearing more and more these days is the following sentence (or a version of):

"Have you got any roles in internal recruitment"

Fair enough. However, the majority of people that give me this response are not able to provide any well considered reasons for…


Added by Luke Collard on August 16, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments

What every great recruiter already knows: The top 10 ways to keep your clients happy

Successful recruiters, this article is not meant for you. The list outlined below is your mantra, your daily routine with your clients. You know that recruitment is a relationship based business, and that you are only as good as the relationships that you have built and nurtured with your hiring managers.


  1. Know their business. You can’t expect them to invest in you until you have invested in them. Go to their department and or sales…

Added by Granite Consulting on August 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Are cover letters necessary or a complete waste of time? – The Poll Results… (and “How to” guide)

A couple of weeks ago I was having a wee discussion / debate on Twitter with @garyfranklin and @petergold about the relevance of the good ol’ covering letter when it came to…


Added by Ben on August 15, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Random Thoughts On Recruiting - We Are The New Japan

This is a great and quick look at where I think we are right now in regard to business conditions. For some time I have thought that we are much like Japan, 20 years later. They peaked in 1989 with a huge bubble and an older population, way too much leverage. 22 years later, there has been no real recovery from that. Not a depression, just a long malaise.

We peaked in '07. I don't think we have gone through any real deleveraging yet. To me it looks like we have a long road ahead,… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on August 14, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

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