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A Pocketful of Invisible Nose Magnets

(Reposted from Make HR Happen July 11, 2012)

I should be ashamed of myself. My kids actually believed that I had a pocketful of invisible nose magnets. Every time, without fail, when I would put my hand into my pocket and then extend my hand with the thumb and two…

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Added by Tom Bolt on July 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Not Gonna Hire Because of a Criminal Past? Whoa, Let’s Re-Think That One

Yesterday, I received an email from a candidate that I placed one year ago with a long-standing client. This candidate, let’s call him Ray, phoned our office and he was transferred to me because of it’s “uniqueness” (I get all of the “unique” calls).

Anyway, back to Ray. He told me that he called every…

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Added by SeSee Munson on July 11, 2012 at 12:33pm — 5 Comments

Your Niche Matters More in the Age of Social Recruiting

We already know that social media plays a huge role in hiring.

And with a Facebook job board reportedly in the works, it could become even easier for companies to match up with better candidates.

As companies become more…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7/7/12 to 7/13/12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 13, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Who’s Your Customer?

By Dan Ridge, Senior Contributing Consultant, Q4B

Ask any successful business leader who is their customer and you are likely to get a pretty detailed answer. Some could provide you with demographics and statistics on age, gender, education, income level and buying habits. Others might base their answer on type of product or service offered and their specific market’s competitive landscape. Still others could offer a price breakdown comparison within certain product or service…

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Added by Daniel F Ridge on July 10, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

The Future of Corporate Career Sites

The evolution of the Career Site has occurred rapidly over the last decade.  Career Sites are no longer (or should no longer) be static job pages linked together by a single homepage but really act as your recruiting hub for engaging and interfacing with candidates about your company and employment opportunities.

Candidates no longer just want a job search for open positions (although that’s a necessity) but they want to learn about your company and culture so they can make an…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

How to Make a Bad Hire

(Reposted from Make HR Happen 7/9/2012)

 

There is a lot of talk about how to make effective staffing…

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Added by Tom Bolt on July 10, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

How to fail to get a job at the interview stage

I’m sure that there are many ways to mess up an interview and not turning up would probably be high on the list but recent experience would point to some not quite so obvious ways:



Not answering the question put to you would be high on my list. If you don’t have the exact background required and maybe your experience is from a different sector, in my opinion, it is perfectly alright to respond to a question with a answer that begins something like; “Well, I don’t have any direct…

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Added by Steve Williams on July 9, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Facebook Job Board - This is interesting..

Looks like Facebook is working on a Job Board or is it?

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Facebook Inc. (FB) is planning to launch its own job board later this summer, said people familiar with the matter. The board will aggregate the job postings of third-party providers, making them available for search by Facebook users.

  While these knowledgeable people said the new effort doesn't yet signal that Facebook is making a full-blown…

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Added by Suresh on July 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Some hiring managers just don’t get it!

Dear Hiring Manager,

So, just to make sure I clearly understand you.

You consistently…

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Added by Greg Savage on July 9, 2012 at 8:44pm — 7 Comments

5 Ways Social Recruiting Can Impact Your Brand:

Recruiting as an industry is notoriously behind the times when it comes to leveraging social media for their business.

 

With millions of potential jobseekers on social media sites, social recruiting is a no-brainer for any headhunter or Talent Acquisition pro. Something I always found interesting, as a marketing person, is the fact that recruiting blogs seem to talk ad nauseam about…

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Added by Justin Miller on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Live Hard, Sell Hard: When Phone Screenings Go Wrong

Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Interviewing the Interviewer

So you did everything right so far – showed up on time, dressed appropriately, researched the company and gave all the correct answers. Now it is time to turn the tables. A lot of candidates aren’t prepared, when asked, “Do you have any questions?” I have heard answers ranging from, “Not really” to “What is your vacation policy?” or “what is your background check policy?” – none of which help your candidacy. So how do your prepare a good list of interview…

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Added by Deepa on July 8, 2012 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Why Recruiters Should NOT care about The Cloud

There has been much talk about Cloud computing or SAAS recruitment software and the massive benefits for a recruitment agency to move to the Cloud. I find this quite amazing for two reasons, firstly most people I speak to aren’t really sure what this means and secondly the whole argument seems to have absolutely nothing to do with finding candidates, making placements or anything else to do with recruitment.

 

For the life of me I can not see what all the fuss is about, but…

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Added by Shane McCusker on July 4, 2012 at 8:36am — 12 Comments

Excellent Customer Service - Stop Cutting Corners and Remember What Made You Great

I am often really amazed at how easy it is to make a great difference to our clients’ experience of us, in very small and easy ways.

Today I visited the dentist. I’d broken a filling and needed to have it replaced. I don’t like going to the dentist, I have no logical reason for this or any phobia, but I just…

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Added by james nathan on July 4, 2012 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Reflections of a Rookie Recruiter

By Jen Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B

“Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school” –Robert Fulghum. 

I recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Communication Studies and French degree (if you need some help ordering a good wine at your favorite French restaurant, call me). Like every fresh out grad, I spent the better part of my senior year writing resumes, looking at job opportunities on Career…

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Added by Jennifer Copley on July 5, 2012 at 4:57pm — 5 Comments

Social Network Engagement - Really? Vast majority are not really in love with your brand...

Makes a lot of sense and this should apply to Social Recruiting as well. People don't join groups or pages to be part of some Brand community that they love (CEO's love to believe that), its more for deals and discounts or in Recruiting (some real info about jobs and careers). There is going to be a small minority who love your brand but a vast majority have better things to do with their time...Interesting article…

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Added by Suresh on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

It's so hard... but is it?

 

So my last post was about how tough the hard knock stories are to manage some days.  Today it’s more about why so many recruiters/HR/managers don't effectively communicate with their candidates - especially when declining them.

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Added by Erin Passmore on June 29, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Failing to follow up - stop wasting business opportunities

Does the following sound familiar to you?

“I met this great person at an event last night, we got on really well, and they are about to instruct an advisor to do what we do, but the opportunity just didn’t come up to ask the question”.

What a wasted…

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Added by james nathan on June 29, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

Approach and style of conversation

One of the ways you immediately know when someone is junior is when they "follow the book".  They talk like they're reading from a script.  They greet you with unnecessary formalities and communicate with you like they "think they should".  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this except that it doesn't feel genuine and tells the person on the other end of the conversation that you're kind of new at this.

On the flip side, I was told recently that a client thought I was…

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Added by Joshua Lee on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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