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The grass is not greener: Why star recruits rarely shine

If you're a top biller and you wonder whether the grass might be greener on the other side, the evidence is likely to have you recommit to your current employer.

 

Here's why:

 

Recently Harvard Business Review published an article based on detailed research over seven years into the…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 15, 2013 at 5:54am — 2 Comments

A recruiter's challenge

Early in 2012 I was mandated by a global organization to assist them to fill a Vertical Market Director position, which saw me interview some very impressive executives in Europe and the US.



After almost 2 decades in this terrifically challenging industry I honestly feel I have experienced the most interesting of challenges, either on a macro or micro level, and with regards one of those short listed, this was an exceptional circumstance.



One of those attending was a… Continue

Added by Ron Watroba on January 14, 2013 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

Warehousing Job-Seekers

I was shopping at a wholesale warehouse this weekend and it got me to thinking about how the warehouse shopping mentality has grown exponentially in the past few years.

 And it’s a good thing. If you are aware of your prices going in, you stand to save some significant dollars. I have to remember to bring my focus along with my list as it is easy to lose concentration and give myself over to the massive goodies these places often hold.

 The same holds true for the search for…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on January 14, 2013 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

It's The Headhunter Fee, Stupid!

Employers seldom complain about the services of headhunters, it’s the headhunters’ fee that has become their pain point.

A few months ago I was a presenting at a seminar to about 35 business owners and HR professionals.  The topic of the presentation was “How to Recruit like a Headhunter” and during the presentation I made the statement “if you are not using headhunters as your primary recruitment weapon, then you are not hiring the best talent in-the-market”…

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Added by Ken Forrester on January 14, 2013 at 8:00am — 41 Comments

Artist, Leader or Entrepreneur?

I recently attended the #TonyRobbins Business Mastery course at the Excel in London.  It consisted of 4 days packed with information, tools and techniques on building and growing a business that is continually innovating and performing at its peak, and the best ways to create an exit plan for yourself; be this through creating a leadership team that will enable you to step away from the day to day running of the business, or the…

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Added by Michael Bowden on January 11, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

How Obamacare Could Increase the Demand for Healthcare Contractors

While employers across the nation are grumbling about healthcare reform, you may just end up rejoicing if you are working the healthcare niche.

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts report predicts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 11, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

10 tips to avoid "CLM's"- Career Limiting Moves

It was 1997 and I was working at a staffing agency.  We were celebrating the year end and we were headed to the dog tracks in Selma, Texas on a chartered bus.  There was alcohol, and everybody was getting loud and crazy.  We had had a long year and two recruiters had just been promoted to account managers. …

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Added by Will Thomson on January 13, 2013 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Employee Engagement: What makes a company desirable to work for?

Employee engagement is essential in the workplace as it not only ensures the happiness of employees but has also been proven to increase productivity by 69% and decrease turnover by 14.9%. Its impact upon…

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Added by Laura Purt on January 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Knock, knock, who's there... candidate knocking em dead or knocking self out of consideration?

While a best-selling author with a history of 35 years in career management is clearly not an easy target for critique, I feel I must call out the obvious negative reaction this blog’s advice could bring if followed. From what I gather, the intent of this information is to aid experienced job applicants in addressing presumed ageist perceptions or alleged age-bias in interviews.

However, it appears to be coming from a very misguided and perhaps out-of-touch with a real life…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2013 at 12:34am — 5 Comments

5 Reasons Candidates Want Recruiters Using Social Media

One of our clients was reading through our social recruiting blogs this month, which lead to a discussion on the topic during a check in call. We went back and forth on the benefits and best practices for recruiters, and then spent some time talking about why candidates are in favor of companies using social media for recruiting.  While it might be obvious, some things just need to be said.

Here are the top 5 reasons candidates want recruiters on social media:

1. Easy…

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Added by Christopher Young on January 10, 2013 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Is Now The Best Time To Be Starting Your Job Search?

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By Russell Adams - Director, AdMore Recruitment

Tradition suggests that January is one of the best and busiest times to start your job search and looking at my phone log and inbox this week, that certainly appears to be the case.  But is January,…

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Added by AdMore Recruitment on January 10, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments

LinkedIN says: “Our Solution isn’t for You.”

Recently, I received a call from the top notch sales team at LinkedIn with an “amazing offer.”  They wanted to share with me a special tool that was only offered to Corporate Recruiters.  They further explained that it was being offered to “select third party recruiters.”  Hitting all the right buttons a sales person should, I of course jumped at the chance to hear about this silver bullet and booked an appointment. 

 

Like a kid waiting for a new toy, I imagined all the things…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 9, 2013 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

Recruiters: Stop Emailing and Pick up the Phone…

Why are you emailing the Client or Jobseeker every little question? …

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Added by Bruce Rowles on January 9, 2013 at 12:01pm — 28 Comments

40 Amazing Social Media Statistics Every Recruiter Should Know (From 2012)

In the last 11 months, the social media landscape has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. There have been tons of updates to social networks such as Global brand pages on Facebook, new LinkedIn company pages, Twitter cover photos and more.  Several of these updates made social media even more attractive for recruiters.

If you have not yet jumped into social media recruiting, now is as good a time as ever to …

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Added by Prafull Sharma on December 4, 2012 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

Embracing Social Recruiting

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I have been talking to a lot of recruiters over the past few months and I have been surprised to discover how many have still not embraced social networking as part of their recruitment process. In fact, I’m shocked by the number who aren't even considering it. Social…

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Added by Amy McDonald on January 9, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments

A Quest For 1,000 Twitter Followers

 

Twitter.  I have to admit, I never thought I would be a big tweeter.  Until early in 2012, I didn't understand how it worked.  A bit embarrased to admit this, but I know I am not alone.  I had no idea what a hashtag was, and didn't know how to follow people or how to be…

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Added by Will Thomson on January 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

99% of Recruiters On LinkedIn Don’t Use It…

... and yet it is a powerful sourcing tool, and it is free to use. (For the basic account it is also free, but you need to know your ways around to view the results. I will explain below.)

I am talking about the LinkedIn Signal. Even if you have the topmost account and all the power of people searching available to you, the Signal is an excellent addition with complementary ways to source. Namely, the…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The eternal truths of online recruiting

Maybe it come from having been in the industry for a while, but some things just keep recurring: Bill Warren, John Sumser, Joel Cheesman, and job matching sites, to name a few. Seriously, though – although much has changed since the mid 90s, some things really haven’t. Ignore them at your own peril. For instance:

  • Resumes rule: Despite repeated attempts to kill, eliminate, or otherwise obliterate them, resumes continue to be the…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 8, 2013 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

5 Recruiting Predictions for 2013

Everyone who is anyone is offering their predictions for what the biggest trends in recruiting and hiring will be in 2013, so we figured we might as well throw our hat in the ring.  Based on what we have read and discussions we have had with recruiters over the past year, here are our predictions for 2013:

  1. Employers will remain cautious about hiring. Although the fiscal cliff has been resolved, there is still a lot of economic uncertainty out there that is…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 8, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

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