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Are You Recruiting for the Hardest-to-Fill Certifications?

The 50 most commonly required certifications are advertised in 30% of all job ads. Wanted Analytics analyzed the hiring difficulty for 50 of the certifications, licenses, or other requirements that appear in job ads and listed the ones that score the highest on our…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 14, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Recruiting a Web Developer: Do's and Don'ts

Your web developer is going to have control over your company’s online image. If they lack experience, a few incorrect letters added to a piece of code or a simple click of the mouse could bring your website tumbling down.

For a job with that much responsibility, the recruitment…

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Added by Rachel Claire Hurley on January 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

My 2014 hiring challenge to you.

This is simple. But powerful.

When the time comes to make your next hire, simply ask yourself one key question, before you make an offer.

‘Will this person raise our average?’

That’s it.

Ask yourself, and ask the other hiring managers involved.

If we…

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Added by Greg Savage on January 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Why Candidates Decline Job Offers (And What To Do About It)

Every recruiter has had, or will have, the experience of a candidate declining a job offer, contrary to everything the candidate has said or done up until that point. 

This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

7 Things to Look for in Your Next Health & Welfare Consulting Gig

What brought you to this Industry?  Did you do a lot of research and took all the right steps to get where you are today? Or, did you backed into it purely by accident?  Now that you have decided to pursue a career in this Industry, how you got here is less important.  What’s most important is what are you doing to…

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Added by Ken Forrester on January 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Twitter Changes in 2014: 5 Strategic Cautions



Summary
: Recent and forthcoming Twitter changes may serve the company's short-term interests, but they may not lay the best foundation for long-term success.

This post offers five strategic cautions that remind Twitter to think of itself as a utility rather than a novelty,…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

LinkedIn Lawsuit: You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

Word of LinkedIn’s recent lawsuit against unknown defendants is quickly spreading across the internet – and it’s not just about finding out who is scraping the site. There…

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Added by Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Esq on January 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

5 Content Marketing Predictions for 2014

Consider this a bonus prediction, but keyword laden lead paragraphs in content marketing will continue to be the only original content most B2B marketers write in 2014.  Or do you think rhethorical questions to drive engagement constitutes original content?…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 10, 2014 at 11:50am — 7 Comments

Are Temp Agencies Becoming Obsolete?

It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on …

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Added by Vera Gavizon on January 9, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Why Your Talent Community Should Be More Than Just a List

Talent communities have reached a level of market maturity such that most companies no longer need to be sold on the idea. In fact, most of the employers I speak with believe they need (or already have) an accumulation of online social…
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Added by Craig Fisher on January 9, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

3 Ways Wearable Devices Will Impact HR and Recruiting

Wearable devices are taking the world by storm. I caught the craze over the summer and purchased a pair of Google Glass for the team. We have probably utilized the device for no more than 40 hours total. It is not that it is not cool, its just not meaningful at the moment. And people give you…

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Added by Alex King on January 9, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Social Media Management: From Novelty to Utility

Summary: Social media is still a novelty to many professionals, especially those in leadership positions. Rather than viewing social and digital technologies as a radical departure from traditional communication approaches, however, it’s better to think of them as “new tools for doing old things” and to remember they are facilitators and enablers, not an end unto themselves.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 9, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Recruiters: Own The Silence In Your Conversations

This morning I relished in a few moments of  that sweet silence that those of you who are parents will relate to. It’s that time before the children are awake when I can sip my coffee and consider my agenda. Sometimes I do some non-essential reading. Before I was a parent, it was the time in the morning when I arrived before the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Postcards from the Edge: The Dark Side of Global Recruiting

Featured Guest Post by Gerry Crispin

The hiring process has no minimum acceptable (or unacceptable) standard of practice. Anything goes and many recruiters prefer it that way. Perhaps intuitively we know that people who think of themselves as recruiters (or enjoy being seen as successful recruiters by others), are highly individualistic and, if occasionally…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 8, 2014 at 9:27am — 5 Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

If This Then That

As I watched the news the past couple of days, the newest hot debate is over extending unemployment benefits. The previous extension has expired, and the politicians - as always - are looking for a "winning" argument to score political points for the next election. It seems like the easiest thing to do for a politician is go around saying that the pursuit of happiness includes a free…

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Added by Doug Douglas on January 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

LinkedIn: Top 3 Trends Impacting Recruiting in 2014

If there’s one recruiting trend you can count on in 2014, its that LinkedIn will continue its dominance – and ubiquity – within the talent acquisition conversation. With over 90% of recruiters reporting to using the “professional network” for sourcing and screening candidates in 2013, LinkedIn enjoys a market…

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Added by Matt Charney on January 7, 2014 at 2:19pm — 4 Comments

6 Tips for Sending Better Recruiting E-Mails

As we wind down our three part look at recruiting contact campaigns, you’ve learned how to build, deliver and measure a successful recruitment contact campaign.  We’ve taken a look at what recruiting contact campaigns are…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting with Creative Content

We aren’t the first to link recruiting to marketing. There are a lot of parallels, and using creative content to attract the right audience is a big one. Content marketing has become huge in the last decade. No matter who you’re trying to reach, bite-sized, visually appealing content is…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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