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Unemployed A-Level Players: A Hidden Opportunity for Recruiters

As I stated in my previous blog post, it's becoming more and more difficult to place the unemployed. Some companies are omitting them from the job search process, sight unseen, to the point where they're telling job seekers not to apply in their job posting and…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on June 17, 2010 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

The future death of social networking

The future death of social networking

Social networking is going to die. This article is about how it will happen.

The focus for this article will be business social networking. If you are worried…

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Added by Donato Diorio on June 17, 2010 at 4:39pm — 18 Comments

Social Media and Recruiting a Diverse Workforce - Can you have both???

One of the obligations of socially-conscious professionals is to “give back” to the community –

mentorships, presentations, cash, etc. Not that it is a heavy burden and I do what I can. Recently, I agreed to sit in on a focus group of HR professionals to strategize ways of attracting a diverse workforce to the

city, and our respective organizations. Our economic development group is very helpful to local companies with the problems they face and this is one of the ways they bring… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Building Your Talent Network: 5 Ways to Get Started

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



With the rise of sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, it is readily apparent of the importance of building connections into your networks. With every new connection you experience exponential growth to your network as you not only become connected to that one person but to all their connections as well. The bigger you build your… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on June 15, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Should Unemployed Job Seekers be Ruled Out? Some Think So

Traditionally, recruiters have sought out job seekers who are already employed, as opposed to those who are not.

Apparently, they are even more prone to doing so in the current economic climate.

According to a recent CNNMoney.com article ("Looking for Work? Unemployed Need Not…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on June 16, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Do You Deserve Better Coaching?

The five-year-olds on the baseball field deserve better. At least that’s what I told myself as I walked off the field last night. The game ended in a tie, of course, as all games at this age do given we don’t count outs and runs, but my feeling of failure last night as a head coach had nothing to do with the game result. Looking back on the game the kids had fun, we avoided any significant injuries, the players generally understood where to be and what to do, and the flow of…

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Added by Chris Fleek on June 16, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

How to Conduct a Passive Search

It’s true; most employers prefer passive candidates. A passive candidate is a gainfully employed professional who is open to hearing about career opportunities and would actually accept a new job if it made sense to them and their family.

Employers believe that a person is employed because they are the top of crop. When I say employers I refer to specific managers who maintain this mindset. I don’t personally know of any managers who think this way, but I have come across…

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Added by John Sanders on June 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

From an Employer’s Market to a Candidate’s Market, the Shift is On!

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about the recovery of the technology job market, referencing positive indicators found on Indeed.com. Well, the trend continues and it’s now evident that we’ve undergone a shift

from an employer’s market to a candidate’s market.…



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Added by Sam Smith on June 14, 2010 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Is Your Recruitment Partner Damaging Your Bottom Line??

I was interested to see reports of a survey last week showing that poor treatment of failed job applicants can damage a consumer brand and seriously affect the bottom line. It’s something that I hear candidates talk about and am always amazed at the number of…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on June 14, 2010 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

Digital Technology and Recruitment Agencies – RIP or Rejuvenation?

Even before “To google” became a verb, digital technology formed the pervasive backdrop for economic activity. Nowadays, even the most savvy recruiters are challenged to keep pace with the new functionality and devices that are constantly appearing in the marketplace. However, many recruitment consultancies appear to be adopting a “business as normal” approach without recognition of the tide change that digital technology brings. Companies who continue on, without addressing or integrating new… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 11, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

From Where I Sit...There Are a Lot of Empty Seats

I flew United for the first time in a decade last week. It was a lesson in customer as well as candidate experience I won't forget anytime soon.


The customer service people were very nice. When I stepped up before boarding and told them I normally fly Continental- had in fact booked my ticket through Continental but my mileage (50-100k per year for the last decade) and status weren't highlighted on the ticket as they should be and then asked whether 1st class had all…
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Added by Gerry Crispin on June 13, 2010 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Barbeques, Sun Tans, and Career Networking?

In the last three months, more people have quit their jobs than been laid off, according to a recent AP article. Is this a sign of better economic times or an exhausted workforce that in light of recent layoffs have endured more stressful environments? Could it be that…

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Added by Andrea Persico on June 11, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

The ‘Three Commandments’ of high performance recruiting. A lesson from Japan

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I am writing this on a plane on my way back from a week visiting the Aquent offices in Japan. It was a great week, and the business is tracking well, but as I had not been to Japan for a while, I spent my

time meeting with virtually every recruiter, looking at activities and shining the light on efficiency and productivity…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 10, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Innovation Step 1

"Step 1: Get out of the fetal position!"



I am asked on occasion why companies talk feverishly about innovation but hardly ever (if ever) put solid innovation schemes into play.



FEAR is my answer. Pick whatever flavor you like:



Fear of failure

Fear of loss of…
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Added by Chad Sowash on June 10, 2010 at 7:44am — 6 Comments

Five Free Tools for Recruiters Using Twitter

Hey, Recruiters.



Last week’s post, Top Three Concerns of Recruiters Using Twitter (Resolved) generated a lo
t of interest and conversation. If you’re still concerned… Continue

Added by Ali Webster on June 10, 2010 at 12:24pm — 2 Comments

It's a Garden Not a Grocery Store

Over the last two weeks I have used this analogy when talking to recruiters within my company that recruiting via the social networks is more like a garden and not a grocery store. It seems to have connected with them and I know there are hundreds of other analogies out there describing "social recruiting" and this one just came out of my mouth during a conversation. My point is when a recruiter is using the social networks to find candidates and…

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Added by Mark Sullivan on June 10, 2010 at 12:22am — 5 Comments

Resume Verification - Don’t Be Fooled By A Smooth Talker

It’s a well known fact that some people lie on their resumes. There are plenty of statistics around that show the percentages. Some people embellish a little, some embellish a lot, and some outright lie. Most of the time, that lie is about their education. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, one in four candidates misrepresents his or her educational attainment. If someone lies on their resume, how can you trust them as an employee?

I can remember several…

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Added by Doreen Koronios on June 9, 2010 at 12:24pm — 8 Comments

The Dawning of the Cra#@pplication! You may be saving a tree, but you’re killin’ me!!









PART 1:

I recently posted an article on my company blog, www.Hooklineandthinker.us and here as well which highlighted the rise of Indeed.com and other job search aggregators, particularly in contrast to the Major Jobboards like…
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Added by Matt J Peter on June 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Rebranding Transparency

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, transparency is defined as (1) : having the property of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly or (2) : free from… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on June 9, 2010 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

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