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Why Recruiters Should NOT Ignore "Job Hoppers"

A recent blog post on www.ere.net poses an interesting question "Frequent Job Hopper - Should We Ignore Them?"

For many recruiters, the knee-jerk reaction to this question is a resounding "Yes!" After all, your clients don't want to pay you good money to place…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 20, 2011 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

The Juror Who Was Never Called: Recruitment Lessons from the Jury Selection Process

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger

 

A couple of weeks ago, I got this notice in the mail that brightened my day, well week, well actually a good month. It was a jury summons! Wait what? Yes, you’ve heard me correctly…jury…

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Added by Karen Bucks on September 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What's next for job boards? Devolution? Revolution? Evolution?

“You say you want a revolution, well, you know, we’re all doing what we can.” – The Beatles

“We’re pinheads all, jocko homo.” -DEVO

 

These lyrics really get to the two extremes of what recruiters, employers, and job seekers think might happen with job boards. On the one hand, there are those who think job boards are on the way out, ‘devolving’ into lowest common denominator sites that carry fake jobs and offer little…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 20, 2011 at 9:11am — 3 Comments

Thoughts for recruitment tech start-ups...

I seem to have spent a significant amount of this last year back in the field of a subject that occupied my working life some 13 years ago - recruitment technology. More specifically, new technology in the form of start ups and new entrants which is always more interesting. However, as those with way more experience of…

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Added by Gareth Jones on September 20, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

When Your Prime Recruiting Candidate Lies to You

So what happens when your prime candidate lies to you?  I am not talking about some modest little fibs here  but some outright whoppers that when detected leave you twisting in the wind.   As a recruiter, this doesn't bode well for your relationships with different clients.   Most prefer to know the goods are genuine authentic, not some counterfeit designer

But in this difficult  economy with a highly competitive job market, some employment candidates might be selling you a bill of…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on September 20, 2011 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Indeed.com Reveals New Resume Search Option For Employers

Recently Indeed.com a meta Job Search Engine and Job Aggregator revealed a Resume Search option - a gift for recruiters - which is currently free by the way - check it out here:

www.indeed.com/resumes

 

This new resume search option reads just like a LinkedIn Profile in Feel and has no real phone or email contact information - but employers can sign up for the service and send a secure message to the candidates…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 19, 2011 at 1:35am — 2 Comments

Are You Google Friendly?

Google Friendly

 

Back in the day…… one of the most important obstacles in securing your dream job (other than skills, interviews & receiving the offer) was getting a good reference from your previous employers. These days there’s an extensive social media list of obstacles to consider aswell i.e. Google,…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on September 19, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Sourcing through Facebook: From “Nah” to “Yeah!”

“Facebook and Sourcing?  Nah…”

The debate about Facebook’s revolutionary role in online sourcing rages on.  Some recruiters, citing the site’s reputation as a purely social networking site, claim that its informal atmosphere seemingly precludes any serious professional networking (a niche filled by LinkedIn).  Simply put, they say, Facebook users log-on to have fun, not to look for jobs.  

 

On the contrary.  As a corporate recruiter,…

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Added by Dana Feigel on September 19, 2011 at 5:15am — 19 Comments

Social Networking and Jobs Board - 3 years later....



I just realized my last blog post was about 3 years ago. Titled Social Networking and Jobs Board. IF you think about it – 3 years ago, there was very, very little or none SN elements on any job board. All this Branch Out, Be Found and clones like Talent me have happened in the last 12 months actually. I wrote about in in 2008!

 

The fact that I am still working on the same…

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Added by Ivan Stojanovic on September 17, 2011 at 1:44pm — 5 Comments

How one recruiter sourced 27 I.T. professionals from Twitter

This is an old post from my blog "The Recruiting Unblog.", but as there have been a few posts recently on the topic of Twitter and Recruiters, I thought it was worth sharing. David Palmer asks"Does twitter do anything for recruiters?. This is how one recruiter figured out how to source from Twitter, and got great results. Be glad to hear of other success story's, and no…

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Added by Bill Boorman on September 18, 2011 at 7:37pm — 50 Comments

Diamonds in the Rough - Not Candidates - Recruiters!!

I want to hear from you - really I do.  I want honest, blunt and clever feedback.

 

I am the Director of a smallish recruitment agency with major accounts and jobs rolling in the door - but that's not success. 

 

Success is:

a) FINDING great consultants and;

b) KEEPING them

 

I take responsibility for (b) and by and large we don't lose high performing consultants because we value them so highly - but we are small and I would love some…

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Added by Petra Nelson on September 16, 2011 at 1:21am — 5 Comments

Social Media and Recruiting - Relevance?

I talk to professional recruiters everyday. I am often asked how relevant the social media world really is to a recruiter. We discuss LinkedIn and the prevalance of custom applications being built for the recruiting industry. We talk about the opportunity to connect in mass with great talent, or connect very specifically with that one candidate you can't find - using Facebook and other social properties. But the numbers really speak for themselves. Both B2C and B2B companies are present…

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Added by Jennifer Norene on September 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Barbarians at the Gate

I am always amazed when I am approached by a client who has a retention problem. It’s always interesting to note that they have not dealt with some of the small things that can be done to somewhat lock the door from the barbarians at the gate, those pesky headhunters.



Rule #1: Make sure employee/telephone directories are not available for download and make it extremely difficult for anyone including employees to print or copy it. It’s incredible how…

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Added by Francois Guay on September 15, 2011 at 4:24pm — 15 Comments

How to Plan Your Staffing in a State of Uncertainty

 

Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now.  In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty.  But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…

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Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

CV parsing - yes, no or maybe?

CVs have changed. Instead of going round your local businesses with a folder full of CVs, handing them out and knowing people will read them, the majority of CVs are submitted as part of an online application process and now, there are even CVs that take the form of web pages – all in order to help people stand out more to…

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Added by Emily Stevenson on September 15, 2011 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

It ain't rocket science, folks. Or is it?

Sometimes I think too much. 

I know this about myself and counter that tendency by focusing on the slogan (yes another one) "Action breeds action" every single day. "When in doubt send them out!" is another one that rings true in my ears.

However, that doesn't mean we should present a candidate without thinking, it doesn't mean our job is to fling crap at the wall without preparation. 

On this board we sometimes talk about how we should prep candidates for interviews,…

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Added by lisa rokusek on September 14, 2011 at 10:41am — 5 Comments

I am getting worried about Recruiters.

Yes I am getting worried about some of the Recruiters that I have seen on Twitter and other Social Media channels.

 

They are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic advocates for Social Media Recruitment and they seem to have few reservations about its limitations. Indeed so enthused are they that they spend a lot of their free time talking about it, tweeting it, communicating with their friends about it and reposting articles and blogs about it. It has become their…

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Added by Jon Terry on September 14, 2011 at 4:39pm — 5 Comments

DOL Requests $46 Million for Worker Misclassification Enforcement

The Department of Labor (DOL) is requesting $46 million in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget to allow the agency to "redouble its efforts to combat worker misclassification."

Over the past couple of years, the DOL has been cracking down on employers who misclassify workers who should be W-2 employees as 1099 independent…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 13, 2011 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Thank You Notes are Passé and Other Interviewing Myths

Stumbled across this BNET article about what What Hiring Managers Really Look For.   Sure, there are lots of points made in the article I agree with, a few things I could probably argue against, but overall a decent read.  The author writes from his personal experience, and I have no doubt…

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Added by Amy Ala on September 13, 2011 at 6:06pm — 46 Comments

Recruiting without blinders

You receive a new job requisition.  You post the job to numerous channels, sort through candidate resumes that come into your ATS, set up interviews and hopefully find a candidate that you hire.  Rinse and repeat.

 

With new job requisitions coming up every day and some that drag on without finding the right candidate, it can be easy to lose yourself in the day to day and focus less on the big picture.  It’s what I like to refer as “recruiting with blinders…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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