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I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters

by Rob Kelly

We had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day.

It started with a cold-call and a resume to me.

The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email:

email from bad recruiter phishing for a client

…the…

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Added by Jason Webster on October 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Are you sure you need the answer to that interview question?

If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.

Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

Why I Run

I just might be the least athletic person I know. I am surrounded by sports. My nephews and their wives do cross-fit competitions. My husband (in his youth) took part in body building competitions. My niece grew up on the soccer field and my boys have always played baseball with a little soccer and football thrown in as we…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Live from #LinkedIn #InTalent - LinkedIn's Going Mobile



We have been hearing for awhile now that mobile is where it's at, and today?  LinkedIn announced they agree.  A big part of the product announcements are focused on their mobile users. Makes sense, since somewhere between 70-80% of job seekers report using mobile to find their next career move & 30% of…

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Added by Crystal Miller on October 16, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The One About Video Interviewing

I had to write a post on video interviewing, because somehow, this has become an integral part of HR Technology, and that’s the beat I pretty much cover. And I've been hearing for two years how my skepticism can be overcome, how I just don't understand the technology behind video interviewing (really complicated) or…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 16, 2013 at 9:10am — 11 Comments

Tilting at Windmills at #HRTechConf: Reframing Candidate Experience Conversation

One of the most pervasive, and ubiquitous, topics permeating the recruitment and talent acquisition industry agendas is that of candidate experience, a focus reflected throughout the HR Technology Conference’s agenda and ancillary events, including the…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

My Top 10 Epic Recruitment Blunders

 

I caught up with a client the other day. She was actually a candidate I placed many years ago and we’ve kept in regular contact.

She’s a pretty tough business woman (I remember she was a pretty demanding candidate too!) so I felt quite chuffed when she told me that of all…

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Added by Paul Slezak on October 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

@TheOneCrystal: My Top 3 Technology Finds from HR Technology 2013 #HRTechconf

Once again, HCI vendors, analysts, and HR executives made the annual pilgrimage to Vegas... not to gamble, but to see what's new, what's exciting and deem what's important in HR Tech.  For my part, I work in Talent Attraction / Recruiting, so I pay particular attention to technology in that arena, which accounted…
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Added by Crystal Miller on October 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Sourcing Candidates with Twitter's Advanced Search

Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way  to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…

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Added by Jen Dewar on October 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

2013 Excellence in #HRTechConf Content Marketing Awards

From snazzy one sheets to tightly scripted, carefully rehearsed webinars competition for the billions of dollars in annualized spend in HR technologies seems predicated not necessarily on the actual use case and…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Sourcecon 2013: Turbocharge Your Front-End Talent Sourcing Efforts for (Nearly) Free

Sourcecon 2013: Turbocharge Your Front-End Talent Sourcing Efforts for (Nearly) Free

This Session was on resources for searching and sourcing.

Glenn Gutmacher one of the top sourcers in the country ran this session. He spoke at first about which you would rather do; buy expensive…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

#SourceCon Seattle 2013: Sourcing is Going "Mainstream".

This year has been a year of many conferences for me, most of them being dedicated to sourcing: speaking at SourceCon in Atlanta in February 2013, at Sourcing Summit New Zealand in May, at Sourcing Summit…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Onboarding Best Practices!

Best Practices for New Employee Onboarding

Rich Peterson says, "Most new hires fail within 18 months on the job."

Smart Onboarding is critical in making career transitions much smoother.

Why Onboarding Matters?

It s proven that new hires without an effective onboarding program will fail over the course of their short lived career with your organization.

One of the important ways that HR can impact the workforce and…

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Added by Richard Peterson on October 8, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sourcecon 2013: Five Easy Steps to Building Winning Boolean Search Strings

Sourcecon 2013: Five Easy Steps to Building Winning Boolean Search Strings

The Session was a Boolean operator/search string 101. John Childs who ran the session went through the most common operators; AND, OR, wild cards, and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

The Biggest Mistake People Make on LinkedIn

At 200 million plus users, LinkedIn is one of the biggest employment marketplaces in the world.  Because of this, people called …

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Added by Donna Svei on April 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

SourceCon Seattle 2013: An interview with Glenn Gutmacher

SourceCon Seattle 2013: An interview with Glenn Gutmacher

While I was at SourceCon in Seattle, I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the top sourcing professionals in the country, Glenn Gutmacher, to discuss SourceCon,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 6, 2013 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Employee Referrals: The Candidate's Silver Bullet

Featured Guest Post by Gerry Crispin, Principal & Founder, Career XRoads

During the last three years TalentBoard, a US non-profit overseeing the Candidate Experience…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 6, 2013 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Are people ignoring their LinkedIn inbox because of too many messages from recruiters?

I have been using LinkedIn since the beginning and have had a LinkedIn Recruiter account for the last few years. I was doing a audit of my current account usage, as well as trying different formats to increase responses. With a current accept rate of 15%, I should be happy with the results, right? I look back to comments by Lou Adler about how to get a much higher response rate. I use templates and personalized messages. I try both direct and indirect recruiting. 

In doing a deep…

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Added by Chuck Radcliff on October 3, 2013 at 5:26pm — 15 Comments

Gamble In Vegas, Not On Your Technology

“Vegas, baby! Vegas!!” – Trent

You know what’s money? The HR Technology Conference is money. And it definitely knows it.

Yep, it’s that time of year and Jibe is ready to hit The Strip, roll some dice, tip our cap to…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on October 4, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

SourceCon 2013 - Day 1

The only thing cooler than having a conference in your home city is to have it hosted by your employer. I was lucky enough to snag a seat to the hottest sourcing conference around and the first time ever in Seattle. My day started out like any other, except instead of heading to my office I got to join 400+ recruiters and sourcers from across the country at The Mixer. Need a haircut? New…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 3, 2013 at 9:02am — 6 Comments

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