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Here’s Why the Indeed.com Deal Sucks for Monster

In all the hoopla last week surrounding the Indeed.com acquisition, most pundits overlooked how bad it was for Monster and its job board brethren.

According to a source who wanted to remain anonymous, Recruit Co., Indeed’s buyer, had a deal with Monster on the table as well. Indeed’s pricetag was rumored to be $1.2 billion while Monster wanted $1.4 billion.

So, a measly $200…

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Added by Joel Cheesman on October 3, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

The similarities of recruiting and hunting

I live in Austin, Texas that is arguably one of the best cities in the United States. Not only is Austin the Capital of Texas, it is widely known for its music, nightlife, restaurants, lakes, rolling hills, and the The University of Texas.  Our family calls Austin home. Even though all of us all have traveled…

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Added by Will Thomson on October 3, 2012 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Are You a Certified Recruiter? Why Not?

Well, in the title it is simply answers for my marketing plan for the year. Are you certified? Why not?

Simple: When building your  recruiting business you will also have the opportunity to invest in all kinds of marketing. Certification is a marketing opportunity. You have invested in your education and  you have taken the time to know the law. I am marketing to fortune 500 companies to use recruiters that are certified. Can you compete with me? There are a lot of options today.…

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Added by Joan Bosscawen on October 1, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

When sourcing seems to be the problem yet isn’t the solution

Countless times recruiters tell me they need better and/or more ways to source candidates. This understandably seems to be the solution when: 

  • Searches have been open for a long time, and everyone is unhappy with how things are going
  • The hiring manager rejects candidates the recruiter thinks fit the requirements
  • Changes are made to title, requirements, and/or duties in an attempt to attract qualified candidates without any input from the recruiter
  • The…
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Added by katherine moody on October 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Astrologer makes a $35,000 placement...

Or did he...

I'll start by saying that I am not an astrologer nor do I understand the first thing outside of the fact that I am a Virgo and that Virgo begins with a V.

I attended a wedding this past weekend and was introduced to a family members "friend". He was a bit older most likely in his 80's.  To start a conversation he asked what I do for a living. I kept it simple and told him that I am a recruiter.

The rest of the night was history as…

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Added by Ryan Leary on October 1, 2012 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

The Makeup of a great Staffing Professional!!

The Makeup of a great Staffing Professional!!

So what is the secret sauce to being a great Staffing Professional? That is a question that has been debated for years, so I figured it’s time to answer it.

A great staffing professional will be inquisitive, they will be a hunter, a salesman, a writer, a PM and more. However the barebones of what makes a great staffing professional great is simple.

A great Staffing professional will be; quick of wit and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Truth About Job Postings

We’re all familiar with job postings. At some point you probably spent hours sifting through them to find your next job, so you know the basics. That’s why it’s surprising that so many are dense, boring and bland. It’s like everyone that writes a job posting forgets how our brains work when we’re looking for a job.…

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Added by Cody Pierson on October 1, 2012 at 4:40pm — 5 Comments

5 Reasons to Keep Your Options Open: The never-ending search for your dream job

As a recruiter I run into folks fairly consistently that tell me that they are happy in their current role, and they are not interested in anything else. How do you know?

With that in mind, I’ve come up with five reasons to keep your options open:

1) The only thing that is consistent in life is change. You just never know when your spouse is going to get a fantastic job offer across the country, or when your company will get bought out by its competitor. The work force…

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Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 28, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Is there such a thing as a PERMANENT employee anymore?

Let me answer that question really quickly. No. It may happen if you are a doctor or if you are with a small company and have a specific trade. Other than that, I can’t think of another profession where you could be a permanent employee with the same company your entire career. Let’s think about it. The…

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Added by Will Thomson on September 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Are You a Certified Recruiter? Why not?

Let start one step back from Recruiter Certification.  I view recruiter certification as the culmination of a commitment to your profession as a recruiter.  So maybe we should start at the beginning.

Where does the commitment to the profession begin?  To me it is connecting with and getting connected to others that are working in the same profession as you, a recruiting industry trade association or group.  You are a member of RecruitingBlogs, that is a sign you get it!  There are…

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Added by Dave Nerz on September 28, 2012 at 8:18am — 40 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.22.12 to 9.28.12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about content marketing, better apply process, social freedom, offshore recruiting and HR engagement.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 28, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Effective Desk Management - A Little Bit of the Magic That Makes For Great Recruiting

Prioritization, Passion, Grit, Determination, Goals, and Steadiness.  Some adjectives if you will that define my desk management strategy.  On any given staffing day, in any given state, nation, or country, across the US and across the World, talent management continues to evolve, change and bring with it new days and new ways of seeing the world.

 

Often I sit back as I start and end my day with a review of the tasks ahead, the activities that will propel me to staffing…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 27, 2012 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

4 factors changing the face of in-house Recruitment... Are you up for it?

I am an evolutionist.  I love seeing things evolve, people, places, teams and functions.  Looking back to 2002 (yep, all that way) when I first landed into the world of in-house Recruitment, it's interesting to see how things have changed as much as they have stayed the same.

I went in-house for the same reasons of many, I hated the agency land, whilst I enjoyed the cut and thrust as I am a competitive bugger, I struggled with the closing and ended up hating the fact that no…

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Added by Dan Nuroo on September 27, 2012 at 6:47pm — 5 Comments

The Candidate Experience is about Communication

With just less than 2 weeks until this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions that I’m most looking forward to is The 2nd Annual Candidate Experience Awards.  This session should provide some great insights on what some of the more forward thinking companies are doing with their recruiting processes to foster a better candidate experience (it should have a…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Step Up Your Customer Service to Survive Today’s Economy

Customer service is vital to any business. Having capable, competent people working with your candidates and clients to solve their problems creates a bond that humanizes your company, engenders trust, and generates good word-of-mouth. This is especially important in the modern world of easy sharing and instantaneous communication online and through social media.

But what impact does out-of-the-box customer service look like? When British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s received…

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Added by Dale Busbee on September 26, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Nice Person Syndrome

A year ago, I wrote about NPS – Nice Person Syndrome, a “condition” most managers have that causes inconsistent accountability. To help you assess if you have NPS, answer the following questions:

1. Are staff not held consistently accountable in your firm?

2. Do you come up with justifiable reasons when expectations are not met?

3. Are reprimands or terminations…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 3 Comments

What is Trending In Recruiting?

Blog on SGA TalentWhat is Trending In Recruiting?

The latest game changers in recruiting are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many will say these resources or as I call them tools have revolutionized recruiting! So what lies ahead? “What Is Trending In Recruiting?” It may only be for the moment, the day, the month and may or may not make the list next time.

Years ago there were limited options when it came to recruiting…

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Added by sheila Greco on September 25, 2012 at 11:39am — 28 Comments

Why Candidates should interview the interviewers

Candidates come in all shapes and sizes. There are passive candidates who are looking for the right opportunity.  There are candidates that have lost their job and been out of work for a while. There are candidates who have recently left their role for one reason or another and are looking for their next…

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Added by Will Thomson on September 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Choosing a Right Staffing Agency

Staffing Services - Staffing Agency - Employment Agency - IT Staffing Firm

Staffing Agencies are now becoming a hub of recruitment and staffing activities. Staffing agencies are providing impeccable services…

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Added by Sam on September 24, 2012 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Is cold calling dead?

Well, that is a really big question. And the answer completely depends on your definition of a cold call.

If you mean, calling completely cold and hoping to sell your services there and then, well, yes it is.

If you think of cold calling as a business development tool to introduce yourself and…

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Added by james nathan on September 21, 2012 at 6:35am — 19 Comments

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