I’ve worked with dozens of job boards over the years, and I often take a look at what the job seekers are saying to them. Since the onset of the recession (and honestly, before), it goes something like this:
“Why don’t you have any jobs in my area?”
“I’ve had my resume posted on your site for months and you haven’t called me.”
“I’ve been working in my field for twenty years but you don’t have a single job for me??”
There are lots…Continue
un·for·get·ta·ble adj. - Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable
Years ago I read a great cartoon that showed a dog owner talking to his dog. The cartoon was about what the owner was saying to the dog and what the dog actually heard. The dog had just made a mess of the owner’s kitchen and the owner is letting the dog have it. “Rover, how many time have I told you? The kitchen is not your play area. This is where I cook and it must be clean. Bad dog Rover, bad…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on October 17, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
Employers are beginning to understand the importance of candidate experience. Better candidate experience can lead to some or all the following:
There are some great companies doing very cool things with…Continue
Companies work so hard at recruiting the best talent, rolling out the red carpet, increasing original offers, offering bonuses and other perks to attract the right candidates but once you’ve signed on the dotted line kiss the best behaviors goodbye. The process is similar to dating where the early stages of the chase…Continue
Let’s be honest, to be successful in recruitment you need a combination of hard work, industry knowledge, deep networks, hunting instincts, a little luck and a healthy dose of ego…..
Unfortunately, there are no doctors in recruitment – believe me, not a single doctor specializing in recruitment… I know, I typed Recruitment Doctor into Google and all I got was a list of medical recruitment agencies. So then I tried…Continue
Last week several people from our staffing firm attended the American Staffing Association conference in New Orleans. As the owner of both a staffing firm (Dawson Resources) and a video technology firm (TalentRooster) I was able to observe from a unique angle. Our staffing firm is based in Ohio, where the economy couldn't be worse, yet our business couldn't be better, which got me thinking.... Clearly I'm no smarter than other owners, so what are we doing better? Following are the…Continue
Author: Chris Washa
In today’s day and age of technology, the personal touch of finding a job has somehow been lost. Applying for a job on-line can be long, intrusive, and down-right frustrating. The cyber black hole of the internet and on-line applications has taken the job market away from what is most important, the human interaction.
No longer are you solely evaluated by your skills, experience,…Continue
Added by Kara Stringer on October 17, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
Recently, a candidate approached me to help him find a new job. The company that he was currently working for was cutting back his responsibility level and his take-home pay was dwindling. The candidate, “Bob”, knew that the company was in bad financial health.
I liked Bob. Thought he was a great candidate to market. So, I worked on his resume, tweaking it to perfection. Coached him on…Continue
While online sourcing brings definite benefits to recruitment campaigns, the sheer vastness of the World Wide Web means that sometimes it can be difficult to direct your focus and find the holy grail of top-tier candidates.
Have you ever considered pay-per-click advertising? Think of it this way. Suppose someone searches Youtube for your company’s latest viral video or catchy commercial ad. While they originally searched for your videos because they were looking for some…Continue
A career change is a life altering decision and should be properly thought through and planned. It can mean a complete transition to a new job, a new employer or a new industry. If a person chooses to change career direction, for example they have been in …Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on October 10, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
Great show featuring @AlaRecruiter based on her postings here on Recruitingblogs.com --Download / PLAY - Amy Ala - Full Show
My other half is a vocal guy. He will not keep quiet when there is something out there he disagrees with. Unfortunately, he does not believe recruitment is a valid career choice. He teases me about being in the recruitment industry quite often and this has not let up since I stopped being an actual on the ground recruiter and moved to the marketing and business development side of our business.
I have heard him say it so many times that I now have the argument pretty…Continue
This is not the blog you’re expecting. I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with. I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown. I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.
No. This blog is about how this recession has…Continue
I want to start this post by stating that this is not a rant, nor is it a criticism of internet radio show #HRHappyHour or career community Brazen Careerist’s recently announced Social Recruiting bootcamp.It is however, these two events that have triggered my thinking.
I was listening in to Steve Boese’s excellent guests Susan Strayer and Ryan Healey, and…Continue
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an integral part of any recruiting strategy and it’s appealing for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
Added by Chris Brablc on October 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In an article today published on ere.net, Dr. John Sullivan and Master Burnett discuss Recruiting’s blunder of epic proportions, not connecting with mobile users. They provide the example of a guy named Joe, who checks all aspects of his life on his smart phone before getting out of…Continue
All right, so it has been way too long. 11 months to be exact. Every superhero goes into hiding. Mr. Incredible did with all of the supers, but he came back.
I have come out of hiding called work. Over the last eleven months, our team has done a major implementation of a new applicant tracking system, had 100% turnover in my department and due to the incredible efforts of our sales department our business is up which means we have been knee deep in requisitions. With the exception of…Continue
During September, more than 5,300 job ads were posted for Recruiters. Although a decline from August's post-recession high in demand (when more than 6,000 new jobs were advertised online), this represents not only a 10% year-over-year increase, but also 7% growth from the beginning of the year. An increase in hiring demand for Recruiters may be a good indicator that companies plan on hiring more in the coming months. Employers and staffing firms each placed about half the job ads during this…Continue
The boss came in to work today a bit glum. Yesterday, he lost bit of money on a horse that had won it’s last 3 races but had unexpectedly come last. Based on its previous runs, the horse was expected to win comfortably but had been well beaten. The boss had all sorts of theories as to why the sudden change in form - change of jockey, a longer distance, harder ground and even a conspiracy theory to do with a rogue bookie. The conversation extended to discuss sport’s stars that…