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Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not

The folks at LinkedIn have been busy lately, rolling outnew features, connecting with their users at the LI conference, and busily expanding their empire in all directions. Some pundits are proclaiming that…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 23, 2012 at 9:12am — 32 Comments

My Biggest Recruiting Challenges

My biggest recruiting challenges are:



• The biggest challenge is finding the needle in the haystack. Are we really equipped enough to find out whether the candidates can do the job, will they do the job, and how do they fit into the organization?

• Another challenge is convincing the hiring managers that a candidate is well qualified for the job. There are going to be people coming up on a year's out of work, and there are fresh people getting let go or looking for a new… Continue

Added by Rajnish Sinha on October 24, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

Attitude and Aptitude….A Lesson in Humility (Part Two of Three)….#knowledge, #learning, #thedanieljsmith, #personalgrowth

Welcome back. I got behind the proverbial eight-ball last week and was unable to finish this in a respectable time.Anyways we are back and ready to have a look at 'Aptitude'..The second half of the equation.

Like before, let s begin with a basic definition: According to Wikipedia: Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is not knowledge, understanding,…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Trust and Culture

Trust is defined as: (Noun) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed; (Verb) to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of; to place confidence in, rely on; to hope or expect confidently.

Early in my career I worked for one the world’s…

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Added by Kara Stringer on October 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Twitter for business: 18 things you should NOT do

Another great post, written by Firebrand Marketing Director Carolyn Hyams, originally published on the Firebrand blog

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Added by Greg Savage on October 22, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 10.13.12 to 10.19.12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about mobile recruiting, marketecture, employer branding, recent job board news and the history of social media.

 

And if you haven’t seen it, we were honored to be named on of George Larocque’s #HRWins HR…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 19, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

A Different Type of Candidate Debate

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

In a recent blog posting (Politicians and Recruiters Make Strange Bedfellows) I suggested that there are some interesting similarities between the process that companies use to fill their open positions and how voters end up choosing a candidate for a…

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Added by Jennifer Brownell on October 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q4 Comeback: It's Do or Die Time.

Whether you’ve been ahead all game, or trying to make a comeback, it’s what you do in the fourth quarter that really counts (or in the ninth inning, if you’re the St. Louis Cardinals).

The…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on October 17, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

40% of Contractors Are 50 and Over

If you are only targeting younger people for contract positions, you may be missing the boat.

According to a recent Reuters article citing an MBO Partners survey, 40% of temporary/contract workers are ages 50 and over. Ten percent are over 65.

According to the article, contract staffing is providing a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mobile Recruiting: mSite vs. Native Apps, By Ed Newman

Over the last six months as I have fully immersed myself into the world of mobile recruiting one of the first things I learned about was the difference between an mSite and a native app. I have found that there is a lot of confusion out there on this subject as well as some strong opinions, so I thought it would be worthy of a discussion.

First the definitions:

mSite – Also known as a mobile web app, or mobile optimized web site. It is essentially a web site…

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Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 17, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

There is nothing special about France…

Well, of course, that is not true. Plenty about France is special. Like the cheese. And the cafés. And the bread. And a delicious glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or Duck Confit. Or the way a French woman can twist a scarf into the sexiest thing imaginable.

Yes, plenty of special things in France.

But not in recruitment!

My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world.…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 15, 2012 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Infographic: The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant

The recruiter of today is unrecognisable from even a few years ago. Taking a trip down memory lane, can you recognise any of these characters?

Recruiters have evolved with the times, but what does the future hold?…

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Added by Michael Overell on October 15, 2012 at 11:19pm — 3 Comments

Attitude and Aptitude….A Lesson in Humility (Part One of Three)….#knowledge, #learning, #thedanieljsmith, #personalgrowth

Before we begin, I would like to thank all the readers who have followed me here over the last couple of years; and say that the best opinions are still to come. I am currently looking at a couple tools, when the analysis is complete; you will be the first to hear of it right in this very blog!

I would also like to thank Evan Carmicheal for the heads-up that I had been included in the October list “The Top 100 Social Media Leaders to Follow on Twitter”. I am humbled to be included again…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on October 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Death of a Salesman - not.

As the job market continues to heat up, there’s lots of buzz in social media on how to access, recruit and secure ‘passive’ talent.…

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Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on October 15, 2012 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Six Things To Do When Your Career Confidence Is Shattered

Saturday night I was watching the ALCS. The Detroit Tigers were playing the New York Yankees. Coming into the playoffs, the Tigers were one of the hottest teams in baseball. Baseball had its first triple crown winner in 45 years with Miguel Cabrerra, and the…

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Added by Will Thomson on October 14, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The unkindest cut of all…is it deserved?

Many times when talent acquisition leaders ask for assistance in coaching their recruiters, they say the awful “O” word—order taker.

They want help transitioning recruiters from order takers to business partners/trusted advisors, etc.…

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Added by katherine moody on October 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

A great way to measure a good Staffing Professional!!!

Candidate and Client Satisfaction!!!- Well this is one of the most important issues for a recruiter/staffing professional. It is not just about filling positions. It is about having a good relationship with your client and ensuring you treat each…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 10, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

The Secret To Cold-Calling

Ever seen those training providers that promise to help you unlock the secrets to cold-calling? 

Most of the time this “secret” turns out to be something inane like sounding really happy when you make the call or only doing it when the sun’s shining.

What seems to drive of most of the recruitment sales training I’ve ever seen is the fact that cold-calling is an omnipresent part of a recruiter’s life - and so they had better get good at it.

Frankly, I think that’s…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

The Culture Wars

How important is company culture to recruiters? I’m not talking about so called “discrimination masquerading as cultural fit”. If you’re looking to read up on that check out this post from back in April.

My question is simply this – should recruiters screen candidates for culture fit with our clients?

Like so many things in recruiting –…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — 22 Comments

13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn

Great post, written by Firebrand Marketing Director Carolyn Hyams, originally published on the Firebrand Talent Blog

Almost everyone I’m in contact with through business is on LinkedIn these days (…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

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