I am completely annoyed with the Applicant Tracking System blackhole. Let me explain.
I am a Recruiter with 15 years of experience. And prior to Recruiting, I served staffing professionals as an Assistant. So, I have been in Staffing for a long time. My staffing experience pre-dates the automated systems available today. Yes, I grew up in the era of receiving paper resumes. Yes people, you heard correct. I said PAPER RESUMES. I had to physically keep a…Continue
There’s nothing quite like a personal tragedy to nudge a person into a state of reflection. My father passed away on May 30th after a massive heart attack. At age 67 he appeared as fit as anyone I know at any age. He swam twice per day, once in the early morning and again in the late afternoon, and managed his diet effectively so he was trim and athletic. With no history of heart trouble there was no reason to suspect that he had total or near total blockage of all major…Continue
In recruiters' rush to take advantage of the social media phenomenon, the power of email may have been overlooked. In fact, in a number of business studies conducted during the past year, email has been found to convert more prospects to customers than social media efforts alone.
Recruiters have traditionally relied upon email to market themselves, their services, and their job orders to candidates and companies . . . long before social media sites like LinkedIn and…Continue
Added by Matt Deutsch on June 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Forget James Taylor – I love traffic jam.
Added by Matt J Peter on June 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and
technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.
Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
If I wasn’t already excited about the potential for 2010 to be a better year, the start of February cemented it. Three mega-deals were announced the first week of February by Monster, Manpower and Spherion,respectively.
Details on each here:Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on June 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
After watching part of the congressional hearing during which the CEO of BP became a piñata for the posturing , lynch party of our illustrious representatives, I have come to a great realization. We, the American public, you and I Bubba, us folks, have made a giant hiring mistake of the…Continue
Added by Karen Bucks on June 22, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments
One of the main concerns about using social media for recruiting is that employees utilizing these tools will take actions that will damage the employment brand of the company. While this is certainly possible, there is also the potential for damage to be done using the telephone, email, or in-person. Perhaps, it is the ever presence of the web or the publicity that well-known brand gaffes have received that is leading to an overabundance of caution when determining how to use these new…Continue
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Most of us are told that recruitment is a sales job. And it is.
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In my previous blog, I indicated that there would be a series of blogs discussing mapping out your job search in order to navigate to the next destination in your career. This was a result of being asked
by some of my former colleagues and employees at Lynx Aviation and
Frontier Airlines who want to know what they should be doing as they
face the uncertainty ahead in their job search. This is the second in
a series, which will address steps for those who face job…
Added by Gary Hamrick on June 22, 2010 at 12:56am — No Comments
It's not the only question, by any stretch of the imagination, but just like any objection, it must be overcome by finding out the true reason for the objection. Once you find that reason--and are able…Continue
As surprising as this might be, prospective candidates that engage with your employment brand are not always ready to apply the moment they become aware of available employment opportunities. Think about the candidates that find your career site using an iPad or iPhone. Yet, many employers force candidates to make an application decision. This can either lead to a rushed application in an attempt to signal interest or an abandoned/incomplete application because the candidate is not prepared…Continue