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What happended to determining scope, excercising moderation and common sense ROI...

I like and agree with the post except the job board and ATS graveyard comment.

Everything in our (recruiters, sourcers, talent acqusition specialists, headhunter, whatever title you go by etc.) arsenal has it's place: university recruitment, job boards, ATS systems, etc.. As we globally compete to hire the "best of the best" (quote from the movie The Men in Black) for our customers, clients, etc. we need to look at the process like a doctor selecting the right prescription for…

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Added by Penny Sciore Sweigart on November 8, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Ready or not, here comes mobile

It’s been estimated that as much as 40% of the current desktop-based recruitment searching will migrate to mobile devices by 2014. I suspect the change may occur even more…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 9, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do You Hold Out on SPEAKING UP at Work?

Figuring out when to speak up in the workplace can be tricky: maybe you were asked about something controversial and were afraid to speak about it or maybe someone wanted constructive criticism and you chose to keep to yourself instead. Do you know what you would do in situations like these? People usually don’t speak up because of fear of risk and specifically, fear of offending those above them. Employees who are afraid to speak up and communicate ideas at work may miss out on amazing…

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Added by SkillStorm on November 5, 2010 at 11:10am — 12 Comments

LinkedIn and the Future of Recruiting

By Jerome Ternynck
CEO, SmartRecruiters


LinkedIn kindly invited me to attend Talent Connect, their first large scale customer event hosted this week in San Francisco. Here are some of my key takeaways.



A Crowd of Innovators:



This was not just a crowd of happy customers. It was clear attendees came to learn and to help. It felt as if the…

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Added by Max Luster on November 4, 2010 at 2:30pm — 36 Comments

TOP 10 Things Your Managers Aren’t Telling You



Here’s a list of things that CEO’s almost never hear directly from members of their management team, although it would be useful if they could!



  • “Here’s how to…
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Added by Mark Bregman on November 1, 2010 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

"It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!"

I couldn’t resist the opportunity to incorporate one of the season’s classics into our Movie Quote Mondays. For many “Halloween” with Jamie Lee Curtis or “Fright Night” or “Twilight” may be more in keeping with the season, but Linus in his pumpkin patch is one of my all time favorites. It’s a tossup between “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown” but we will get to that in another season.

There were many who decided to do a reflection of the major…

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Added by Kathleen Smith on November 1, 2010 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

Social Media Within A Recruiting Strategy

David Als, Talent Attraction Strategist at Human Capital Management Solutions, reached out to me to talk briefly about the challenges of integrating Social Media into a recruitment strategy. It was terrific to be able to touch base with David before the upcoming…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on October 30, 2010 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

How do you explain Linkedin to people who never heard of it (yes they do exsist) all in one sentence please.

Client: No I never heard of Linkedin – What is it exactly? How do you spell that?…

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Added by Amos on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 23 Comments

"The Eagle Scout Kid" part 2

So here's the story. Last week I met a candidate who really impressed me - not only with his day-to-day skill set but with the person he is. He's an Eagle Scout, does mission trips (5 of them so far), sings TO ENTERTAIN THE OLD FOLKS at retirement homes, has coached Special Olympics and more.



I posted a blog about this young man here and was quite surprised by the discussion that… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments

Seven Overlooked Roles to Recruit for Now

Demand is increasing for seven positions that many staffing and recruiting firms often overlook. Within the next three months, demand will outpace supply and companies will be open to help in filling these roles on a temporary, contract, or full-time basis.



Law Clerks – 609.9% (increase in demand compared to last year at this time)



Forensic Science Technicians – 211.0%



Patternmakers (Metal and Plastic) – 693.8%



Petroleum Engineers – 85.1% Sales Engineers… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Let’s have a toast for the douche bags. Let’s have a toast for the recruiters

I messed up. I'm a douche bag. I'm an asshole. I'm a recruiter.

***Before going any further, I should mention that you MIGHT want to be familiar with Kanye Wests' "Runaway" to understand the pop culture reference. Click here…
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Added by Rich DeMatteo on October 27, 2010 at 11:05am — 45 Comments

What works in job boards

It’s fun bashing job boards (ok, it’s fun bashing…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 26, 2010 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Is it time to Re-pot you?

We had a nice long summer here in Michigan; we had a cacophony of color and flowers this year and we experienced the warmest summer in years. Flowers flourished and blossomed. We enjoyed our vibrant garden with our friends.



Autumn is upon us and it is time to think of winterizing.



The sprinkler system has been switched off. Gone are the delicate flowers and colors of summer, gone the hanging baskets overflowing with buds and hanging trails, gone the butterflies, gone the… Continue

Added by Peter Lanc on October 25, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Reminder For Recruiters - The Little Things That Work

Recruiters have a number of things to juggle day in and day out in order to run a successful desk, but it is always important to not lose sight of the little things in the bigger picture. Here are just two quick examples of…

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Added by Noel Cocca on October 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Not your typical Gen Y "what's in it for me?" candidate.....

I'm introducing a candidate to my client this morning. (Yes - I do have clients. In fact it was 2 days ago my phone rang with my client on the other line. We hadn't spoken in a while but he keeps my number in his cell phone and doesn't call anybody else. But that's not the topic today......



We often hear from our clients the need for "character, motivation and taking ownership" among many other somewhat vague qualifications. Typically it's hard to nail those qualities down with your… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on October 21, 2010 at 8:30am — 39 Comments

3 Immediate (and FREE!) Ways to Make Your Dream Job Your Real Job

After attending RecruitFest a couple weeks ago, one session has been echoing in my mind. It was about increasing your influence and becoming a leader, but it also offered great advice about finding your path and being happy. You've probably read articles that say, "Think about what you would you do if money didn't matter..." Well, it DOES matter for most people, so that's maybe not a helpful approach to finding a happier,… Continue

Added by Jessica Nicholas on October 20, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Rules for Headhunters

Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities:

1. Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time.

2. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the telephone in order to "sell" but remember that the customer comes first.

3. Keep reminding them where we are in the process because this is just one of a hundred…

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Added by Donald Sonn on October 20, 2010 at 3:02pm — 14 Comments

How To Focus On The Great Ones

It doesn't matter what type of recruiter you are, corporate or agency, or even if you are a job seeker looking for work, you have to be able to know good from bad when it comes to which candidates or open positions to focus on.


The current job market is improving and you can't work on everything so you need a way to determine where to spend your most…
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Added by Craig Silverman on October 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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