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Who Has the Time? –Candidate Feedback



CareerBuilder survey revealed that 44% of workers who didn’t hear back from an employer when they applied for a job said that they have a worse opinion of that employer. This particular stat should drive home…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How to Choose a Recruitment Agency – for Employers

A recruitment agency serves as an intermediary that fosters a very important relationship between you and the candidate (or the job seeker). So choosing the right recruitment agency is a very important concern for you as a client.

Since you’ll be paying them a lot of money for…

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Added by Alok Mehra on February 11, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

10 Signs You are a Dead Recruiter Walking.

Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised…

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Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Nothing can be legally right if it is morally wrong

Let me begin by stating that in no way am I espousing one religious view over another. Further those of you, who have followed my blog since its inception in 2007, know that I rarely touch on the ethics end of our profession. Having said that one of my local churches once again posted the Sunday sermon topic,…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Tech Workers: The Ball is in Their Court



I’ve previously talked a little about the talent shortage, and how essential training for these gaps in skill can be for companies to move forward in this competitive recruiting atmosphere. Just how tough times are…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 10, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Staffing Karma - A Reality of Recruiting Professionalism

They say "what goes around comes around" and I suppose this is a universal truth.  This blog post has been on my mind for sometime, with much to think on and put forth. 

The reality of every interaction is this, we are blessed by what we put in, and what we get back.  Nothing more was readily apparent in this past week than this…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

The Other Re-Recruiting

Have you heard of this term –re-recruiting? It’s becoming quite popular lately for several reasons. For retention experts, re-recruiting means re-engaging the workforce, to end up with a renewed passion and loyalty in the employee-employer relationship. What we’re talking about though is recruiting former quality employees for the benefit of the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Cognitive Bias and Recruiting - How Employers Decide Who Get the Job

I was reading this article from Jim Stodgill the other day, it is really good - make sure you bookmark it and read it. I came across this statement and had to take a beat:

Well, anger in the face of ill-considered…

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Added by lisa rokusek on February 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

6 Steps To Launching A Successful New Business

With the job market still in a malaise, many job seekers are now considering starting their own businesses. Even those who are still employed, driven by dreams of financial freedom, are increasingly considering launching their own companies. If successful, this would be good news for the U.S. economy especially…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 7, 2014 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

LinkedIn Acquires Bright: Why The "Professional Network" Really Bought A Job Board

Today, LinkedIn announced its acquisition of Bright for an announced $120 million.  Bright, the fastest growing online career destination and third largest overall job board, which generates approximately 72…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Tough Love for the Long-Term Unemployed: Have You Let Yourself Become Lazy?

If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months and have no prospects on the horizon, I'm afraid it is time we had a little talk. First, know that I offer this advice with love. You are clearly not alone. There are millions of others in the U.S. that find themselves in a similar situation.

If you…

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Added by Amy McDonald on February 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

If you're a hottie then your video interview can be this bad if you're looking for sales jobs like her...guys included I guess

Maybe sometimes standing out in an interview isn't always the best thing.  But as every recruiter already knows, sometimes it's the worst of times that provide the most memorable - and funny - moments in an otherwise often dull daily professional existence.  And this one will crack you up. 

Would you hire her?

If the answer is yes, go for it - she's probably still looking for a job.  Proof that in interviews, there are no stupid questions, but there are plenty of stupid…

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Added by Ryan Leary on February 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Candidate Experience

I've been a recruiter for a LONG time - long enough to have built relationships that have lasted beyond the decade mark. Despite the years of REALLY dedicating myself to knowing my candidates, and understanding what's important to them etc., I find myself haunted by the new catch phrase - "Candidate Experience".…

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Added by Pam Sisson on February 5, 2014 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Contract Staffing 2013 Stats and 2014 Projections

Coming off a record-breaking 2013, contract staffing's growth is expected to continue as employers remain cautious about hiring on a direct basis.

Contracting achieved record high growth each month in 2013. As employment and economic expert …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stop Trying To Reinvent Recruiting

S eriously. Just stop. STAHP. You’re embarrassing yourself and the community at large. If I see one more ridiculous, self-serving post about the “recruitment agency of the future!” and how y’all are going to CHANGE EVERYTHING I will probably just burst into tears out of pure frustration. You. Are. Full. Of. Crap.…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on February 4, 2014 at 10:55pm — 58 Comments

How To Deal with Embarrassing Interview Consequences

You may often come across situations where you cannot cope with the stress of facing an interview. In such circumstances, you are likely to make mistakes or even worse, blunders.

An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their…

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Added by Doug Douglas on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Questionable Post: Why We Suck At Interviewing

If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 4, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The SAPLING Approach to Leveraging Social Media

Everybody's doing it. Should you?

  • Are you trying to decide whether to create a stronger digital presence?
  • Have you dabbled with social media but aren’t sure what to do next?
  • Have you experimented with different tools and technologies and find you’re…
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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

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