We've all worked with tough to please Hiring Managers. They're the ones that can find flaws in any and all candidates you bring to the table. Candidates that are rock-stars in phone-interviews or meeting with a recruiter face-to-face crumble in the presence of these managers.
When dealing with these managers,… Continue
Added by Mark Grimwood on March 16, 2010 at 11:17am —
For reasons best known to themselves, many recruiters bemoan the absence of a decent job description and person spec from a client. I agree it’s frustrating when what you get is a series of seemingly unrelated one liners in terms of a job description and just the basic facts about the skills and experience you need in order to do the role, but, the emphasis should be on you, the recruiter to eke out the information from your client that will sell the job, not… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on March 15, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I love headhunting. I love its challenge and lack of apology. In a world of recycling, electric cars and “save the seals” headhunters stand aloof, beacons for the anti-establishment. Guns for hire dressed in pin stripe.…
Added by Rob on March 12, 2010 at 5:41pm —
Popular opinion is that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in a corporate environment. I believe that to be true. But are employee referrals the #1 source of quality hires? I doubt it! Following are some thoughts from my own experience. Your mileage may vary.
Companies often pay a referral bonus to encourage employees to refer their friends and former colleagues to open positions. Bonuses range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. I wonder… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on March 13, 2010 at 8:27pm —
During the interview your goal is to gather information so you can make a solid hiring recommendation. It is important to remember that candidates come from a variety of sources. Not all candidates want to interview with Your Company. In some cases, we have persuaded them to consider Your Company and come meet with you. Always read the mail from the staffing consultant on the morning of the interview to learn more about the circumstances… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 14, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Blimey, recruitment can be a tough business can't it! The last year or so has been a real challenge and having seen the use of recruitment agencies decline over the last 10 years (proportionately) - despite the overall growth in the market up to 2008 - its been on our minds that their must be a better way.
Given our business model hasn't changed since I popped out of the womb 40+ years ago I'm convinced it is time for change. For sure, continuing to try and compete in our existing… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on March 12, 2010 at 4:01am —
Highly influential Boards such as those at GE and Google have always kept talent development in mind when looking at long-term strategy. The Boards of these companies have relevant expertise, but most importantly they have access to several key line managers (the succession pipeline) who provide the raw data needed to construct a long-term strategy. HireLabs study of a recent McKinsey survey has revealed a few very interesting facts about how more and more Boards are actively… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 11, 2010 at 6:50am —
I was asked just today to participate in a survey about HR as Leadership. The BIG question the surveying company is trying to drive at here is found as question number nine “Why do so few HR professionals attain the position of CEO?”…
Added by Randy Levinson on March 11, 2010 at 6:17pm —
As our technologically-advanced recruiting world continues to progress, top talent is more easily accessible than ever before. With the click of a button you can find your next marketing specialist or c-level advisor. Well, that is, if you know where to look.
In recent news, social media sites, in particular social networking sites have seen extraordinary surges in usage levels. According to CNNmoney
Added by Karen Bucks on March 11, 2010 at 9:35am —
No get No getting away from it, your CV is a sales document. Instead of typing the words ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or ‘CV’ at the top, put in ‘Why You Should Hire Me...’ and see how you write it. There’s little point just creating a list of duties or responsibilities; you will not get hired solely because of what you have done, but more because of what you have achieved within those… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 10, 2010 at 7:02pm —
I’ve been watching the massive growth of Facebook just like everyone else. From a small idea in a Harvard dorm room to over 400 million global users, Facebook is huge. As a Facebook user for the past several years, I’ve successfully dealt with some interesting friend requests. First, people from high school that I used to be friends with but by graduation we were no longer speaking. Accepted, we’re all adults now. Then, my ex-girlfriends asked to be my friend. Declined, too hard to explain to… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 9, 2010 at 10:49am —
I was going through some old folders on my laptop the other day and I happened to come across my very first digital recruitment media plan which I wrote for a client way back in 1999. Even though a lot has
happened in the last 11 years I still remember this particular project
fondly. This might seem quite strange when I tell you that it was an
abject failure from both mine and the client's point of view!
The client needed to recruit four permanent software engineers and… Continue
Added by Matt Alder on March 9, 2010 at 1:34pm —
Added by Greg Savage on March 8, 2010 at 9:24pm —
For those of you who don’t know me or don’t know me well I am a trainer for Monster Canada. I have an amazing job that is absolutely perfect for my personality – I get to talk for a living! I am passionate about my brand, my company, candidate experience and improving the recruitment process. Even with all of this wonderfulness I too get sucked into the daily grind from time to time.… Continue
Added by Samantha on March 9, 2010 at 12:30pm —
In today’s economy, there are a lot of people applying for the few jobs available. I know this because I’m one of the people doing the applying.
My question is: How long should I wait after a first telephone interview before concluding the employer isn’t interested in me?
Let’s assume I’ve already sent an appropriate thank you note and called a couple days after to confirm it was received (I do). What then?
On the one hand, I don’t want to be pestering the… Continue
Added by Eric Raynard on March 7, 2010 at 6:27pm —
I attended an HR Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at the tail end of 2009 and had the opportunity to meet with dozens of exhibitors and attendees who work in the HR space. Par for the course; the event coordinators placed all of the staffing and recruiting exhibitors in the same row, which enabled me to listen to the presentations/elevator pitches of a… Continue
Added by Travis Furlow on March 8, 2010 at 3:57pm —
I heard it again today, “I’ve applied to 300 jobs in the last month.”
Why would anyone waste their time like that? Sounds to me like this person was simply doing the “Click and Go” dance with his computer. I certainly understand the desperation that comes with the economic climate we all live in today, but I’m concerned.
If a… Continue
Added by Steven Coyne on March 5, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I'll be honest here, I don't know much about recruiting. What I do know more than my fair share about is job hunting. Although, now that I think about it, I could sum up all that knowledge pretty easily with two little words...
In today's world of Craigslist
the 21 million Americans that faced unemployment last year… Continue
Added by Brett Rounsaville on March 8, 2010 at 1:51am —
All the recent furore about the alleged bullying culture at No. 10, coupled with statistics that say that 14 % of the UK’s workforce are bullied at work and 21% aware of bullying going on at their workplace, reminded me of a few encounters with office bullies and how I dealt with them.
My first encounter with an office bully happened when I was working as part of a sales team and this new guy joined as Director. From day one we didn’t really… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —
I have been sick for the past several days from a cold that seems to be making it around the city. While I was at work the other day pale as a ghost I was told to go home and rest before I make others sick as well. Rest sounded great as it is exactly what I needed to help get rid of this cold however, my Blackberry that I love so much has become my greatest enemy in my quest for rest.… Continue
Added by Chuck Summerland on March 5, 2010 at 3:30pm —