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A Different Type of Candidate Debate

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

In a recent blog posting (Politicians and Recruiters Make Strange Bedfellows) I suggested that there are some interesting similarities between the process that companies use to fill their open positions and how voters end up choosing a candidate for a…

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Added by Jennifer Brownell on October 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Q4 Comeback: It's Do or Die Time.

Whether you’ve been ahead all game, or trying to make a comeback, it’s what you do in the fourth quarter that really counts (or in the ninth inning, if you’re the St. Louis Cardinals).

The…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on October 17, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

40% of Contractors Are 50 and Over

If you are only targeting younger people for contract positions, you may be missing the boat.

According to a recent Reuters article citing an MBO Partners survey, 40% of temporary/contract workers are ages 50 and over. Ten percent are over 65.

According to the article, contract staffing is providing a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mobile Recruiting: mSite vs. Native Apps, By Ed Newman

Over the last six months as I have fully immersed myself into the world of mobile recruiting one of the first things I learned about was the difference between an mSite and a native app. I have found that there is a lot of confusion out there on this subject as well as some strong opinions, so I thought it would be worthy of a discussion.

First the definitions:

mSite – Also known as a mobile web app, or mobile optimized web site. It is essentially a web site…

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Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 17, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

There is nothing special about France…

Well, of course, that is not true. Plenty about France is special. Like the cheese. And the cafés. And the bread. And a delicious glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or Duck Confit. Or the way a French woman can twist a scarf into the sexiest thing imaginable.

Yes, plenty of special things in France.

But not in recruitment!

My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world.…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 15, 2012 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Infographic: The Evolution of the Recruitment Consultant

The recruiter of today is unrecognisable from even a few years ago. Taking a trip down memory lane, can you recognise any of these characters?

Recruiters have evolved with the times, but what does the future hold?…

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Added by Michael Overell on October 15, 2012 at 11:19pm — 3 Comments

Attitude and Aptitude….A Lesson in Humility (Part One of Three)….#knowledge, #learning, #thedanieljsmith, #personalgrowth

Before we begin, I would like to thank all the readers who have followed me here over the last couple of years; and say that the best opinions are still to come. I am currently looking at a couple tools, when the analysis is complete; you will be the first to hear of it right in this very blog!

I would also like to thank Evan Carmicheal for the heads-up that I had been included in the October list “The Top 100 Social Media Leaders to Follow on Twitter”. I am humbled to be included again…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on October 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Death of a Salesman - not.

As the job market continues to heat up, there’s lots of buzz in social media on how to access, recruit and secure ‘passive’ talent.…

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Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on October 15, 2012 at 12:35pm — 2 Comments

Six Things To Do When Your Career Confidence Is Shattered

Saturday night I was watching the ALCS. The Detroit Tigers were playing the New York Yankees. Coming into the playoffs, the Tigers were one of the hottest teams in baseball. Baseball had its first triple crown winner in 45 years with Miguel Cabrerra, and the…

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Added by Will Thomson on October 14, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The unkindest cut of all…is it deserved?

Many times when talent acquisition leaders ask for assistance in coaching their recruiters, they say the awful “O” word—order taker.

They want help transitioning recruiters from order takers to business partners/trusted advisors, etc.…

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Added by katherine moody on October 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

A great way to measure a good Staffing Professional!!!

Candidate and Client Satisfaction!!!- Well this is one of the most important issues for a recruiter/staffing professional. It is not just about filling positions. It is about having a good relationship with your client and ensuring you treat each…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 10, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

The Secret To Cold-Calling

Ever seen those training providers that promise to help you unlock the secrets to cold-calling? 

Most of the time this “secret” turns out to be something inane like sounding really happy when you make the call or only doing it when the sun’s shining.

What seems to drive of most of the recruitment sales training I’ve ever seen is the fact that cold-calling is an omnipresent part of a recruiter’s life - and so they had better get good at it.

Frankly, I think that’s…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — 22 Comments

The Culture Wars

How important is company culture to recruiters? I’m not talking about so called “discrimination masquerading as cultural fit”. If you’re looking to read up on that check out this post from back in April.

My question is simply this – should recruiters screen candidates for culture fit with our clients?

Like so many things in recruiting –…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — 22 Comments

13 things that really annoy people on LinkedIn

Great post, written by Firebrand Marketing Director Carolyn Hyams, originally published on the Firebrand Talent Blog

Almost everyone I’m in contact with through business is on LinkedIn these days (…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 8, 2012 at 10:30pm — 13 Comments

Day One At HRTech Conference - Chicago IL

Ryan and I made it out to Chicago with no problems other than my flight being an hour late.  The weather is colder here compared to home but the city is bustling away.  The Chicago marathon, Notre Dame playing Miami at Soldier Field, the Graph expo (large printing industry conference) and HR Tech are all going on at the same time.  Fun!



Today is HR Evolution…

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Added by Noel Cocca on October 7, 2012 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Arrogant recruiter gets a good smack!

Sadly it’s true; there are arrogant, unpleasant, aggressive recruiters in this world (but not many!).



Anyway, the very worst amongst these, a smug, self-important, borderline sleaze-ball, was interviewing a young graduate, and as was his wont, he thought humiliating her would be a good way to go.



“So” he snorted, leaning back in his chair and sneering at the young woman opposite him “What makes you
so…

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Added by Greg Savage on October 8, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

True Unemployment Rate on 10/5/2012 is 14.7%

This morning it was widely reported that the "unemployment rate" dropped to 7.8% - and that most of the drop was "the fact that many people simply stopped looking for a job."  That comment is very disrespectful to unemployed people who are working harder than ever to find a job.



The rate that is reported as the unemployment rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…

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Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.29.12 to 10.5.12

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 Platforms vs. Point Solutions, impressing hiring managers, HR Tech acquisitions and trends, perception mistakes and crisps for tweets.

 

And if you are at the HR Technology Conference this upcoming week…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 5, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The Sessions & Everything Else I’m looking forward to at #HRTechConf 2012

The HR Technology conference is less than a week away and I’m extremely excited about being able to once again attend in Chicago this year (here are my takeaways from last year).  As always, the conference remains one of the best ways to stay current with the important trends happening in the HR and recruitment technology space and see the cool new innovations that are on the…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 4, 2012 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

The question you must ask the hiring manager, even if you know the answer.

I have no doubt you can give candidates compelling messages about what makes your position exciting, good for their career, etc. 

So why would I want you to ask your hiring managers why they think their position is a great opportunity? For these reasons: 

It’s important for you to know how your hiring managers are “marketing/selling” their positions when they are talking to candidates. When you ask them this question, you may be appalled at how poorly they describe what's great…

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Added by katherine moody on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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