The number one question HR professionals in Canada ask me everyday is "When will the market heat up for HR talent once again?"
The HR Talent market has been through a roller coaster of demand over the past few years. Many organizations cut back on resourcing within HR starting in 2008. Many areas of HR were hit very hard including Talent Development, Talent Management and Recruitment. Many senior HR roles were eliminated as part of a corporate wide cost cutting exercise. Many… Continue
Added by Simon Parkin on May 4, 2011 at 3:55pm —
This is Part 2 of my blog about Mobile Career Sites
and applicant tracking
. In Part 1
, we looked at the raw numbers of applicants that applied on our career sites and the type of device they used. In this blog, I… Continue
Added by Julia on May 5, 2011 at 8:30am —
1. Find the passive jobs!
Often times recruiting firms and hiring companies will not go straight to the job board route due to time constraints and costs. They will not only source candidates internally but will make a quick call to a recruiter to see who is actively searching right now, or who is “keeping and eye out” for the right job.
2. Break into a company that you have been targeting
A professional recruiter will have contacts with the top employers as well as those… Continue
Added by Noel Cocca on May 5, 2011 at 10:09am —
Lots of job descriptions cite “Multitasking” as a desirable trait, and many of us pride ourselves on the ability to do this all day long. I got a tweet last week with a link to an article called The Price, and Myth, of Multitasking
and I thought about how I try to make meaningful phone calls while my e-mail is chirping on the computer, my G-chat is buzzing, my Droid is beeping… Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on May 3, 2011 at 4:35pm —
Not a single day passes by of late without hearing the dreaded words 'global talent pool', but what does that phrase actually mean in practice, if anything at all?
Consider a typical recruiting scenario. You're looking for a mid-career engineer for a specific location. There is no relocation package on offer so straight away it would be fair to assume that 99 times out of a hundred your likely candidate is going to come from a 30 or 40 mile radius of wherever the business is situated.… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on May 3, 2011 at 11:00am —
A good friend of mine was laid off of his job of 10 years and is searching for new employment. He has a complete LinkedIn profile with contact info and resume (thanks to me) and is on Monster and CareerBuilder.
He got a call last week from a local recruiter at a niche staffing firm. On the phone the recruiter told him he had a ‘couple’ of jobs for him, and they arranged to meet. My friend has an interim job so he had to arrange time off to meet this… Continue
Added by Judi Wunderlich on May 3, 2011 at 11:00am —
Today’s question, is recruitment Agile?
For anyone not familiar with agile this is the agile manifesto:
We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Continue
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Added by Stuart Harvey on May 3, 2011 at 8:46pm —
As a specialist in property recruitment, I spend a lot of time talking to senior people within the property industry about what they look for in their staff. There are a few qualities and traits that get spoken about time and time again, yet often when interviewing younger candidates within the property industry, some of these traits are missing. How can you position yourself to ensure that you are an “employee of choice?” 2010 was certainly a difficult…
Added by Ineke Read on May 2, 2011 at 9:19pm —
It’s quite a few years since I worked a desk as a recruiter. But I did, for many years. And I was a pretty good recruiter too. Not great mind you. Just good enough to have a lot of fun, and make a bit of money.
At Firebrand we have hired 25 new recruiters in the past 6 months, so I am spending a lot of time training and coaching. As a result I am telling a lot of stories from my time on the desk. And it reminded me that… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on May 3, 2011 at 1:54am —
Have you scoured our job boards lately? I probably wouldn’t blame you if you have no interest, you’d be sharing the same view as jobseekers.
Why might I say this…?
Well they are as boring as Bat$%#%. This topic has been on my mind for a while, and when I saw a tweet on twitter from Katie McNab (Pepsi Co Recruitment Manager) I decided it was time to vent.
Katie showed an example of two ads that she believed were dismal and she was right, well I was mortified when they… Continue
Added by Nathan Reese on May 3, 2011 at 9:48am —
Do you ever feel like your head will burst if you have to create or remember another login/password combo? Sure, your browser tries to help (at least mine does), prompting helpfully to ‘remember’ the login – usually. But that’s specific to your computer. What happens when you’re away from it? If you’re like me, you try to stick to a few combos and keep them in your head.
So what does this have to do with job boards and career sites? Plenty. If you use… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 3, 2011 at 9:55am —
Spring is here as rising temperatures indicate. It's the time when optimism gets a boost and we look forward to summer fun. Unfortunately current developments in the job market cause some concern. While labor demand is still rising, the speed of growth is slowing. Employers in the US increased their online job postings by 3.1% in April as compared to March. Since February this is the third consecutive month of declining growth. While demand increased by 6.1% in February as compared to… Continue
Added by Henning Seip on May 3, 2011 at 10:51am —
CareerBuilder’s Q2 2011 Job Forecast reports that the hiring outlook is the strongest it has been in three years, according to its survey (jointly conducted with USA Today) of 2800 hiring managers and HR professionals.
Some key highlights:
- 28% of employers surveyed added full time permanent employees in Q1.
- 31% of workers say…
Added by Mark Bregman on May 2, 2011 at 11:24am —
Face it, more and more hiring managers are admitting that they will look at a candidate’s social media profile at some point during the hiring process. And why shouldn’t they. There is a lot of valuable information to be gleamed from a candidate’s electronic footprint. A lot has been written about some of the pitfalls and problems with using this data, so I won’t hash over it here. My focus is on 9 things you should consider if you are going to adopt a strategy of using social media (social… Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on May 2, 2011 at 1:18pm —
Unfortunately, passion and drive are sometimes overlooked qualities of a job candidateduring the search and interview process.
Generally, when people are being interviewed, the hiring manager uses a task-and-experience job description to find candidates. Then they focus on a resume, whichhighlights skills acquired through school and job experience. While skills and experienceare important attributes that should always be considered, talent and passion are equally--if not more--vital… Continue
Added by Ty Abernethy on April 28, 2011 at 9:00am —
This is a topic that I am writing about that has been on my mind recently beacuase of a letter....Dear John and the response letter titled....Dear Katie. I am sure you all have read it. If not, please read them both. It is a great conversation and I think it really makes you think about what type of recruiter that you want to be.
I am going to start with 2 types of Agency or 3rd Party Recruiters. Not sure what to call them, so I am going to call them Recruiter A and… Continue
Added by Matthew Murr on April 28, 2011 at 2:48pm —
Why do some candidates look so great on paper but bomb when they are actually placed in a position? Many times it comes down to that elusive buzz phrase: "cultural fit."
Cultural fit means different things to different companies, but it is generally the shared values and principles that form the organization's identity and push it in a certain direction. While cultural fit is an intangible, not to mention hard to define, attribute, it is one of the most important. In… Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 28, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Funny how the debate about a blog post by Katie McNab has found its way overseas with some quite different points of view UK vs. US.
Of course there is no right or wrong but as I have worked in many areas of recruitment (TPR, In-house, tech vendor, media buyer, website designer, job poster etc) I thought I'd share how I'd run an In-house team.
My approach would be of architect - builder - contract labour.
Added by Peter Gold on April 28, 2011 at 6:05pm —
The first perquisite for building a talent community is passion; and that desire is a core factor on which a community is established. If there is not an affinity for your community within your organization, do not attempt to build a talent community. The lesson of the past 5 years is that most communities will fail if there is not the energy or the motivation to keep the conversation going. … Continue
Added by Marvin Smith on April 29, 2011 at 10:50am —
Total volume added in the past 90 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.
Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis:… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 27, 2011 at 12:17pm —