There have been a lot of blog posts here over the years – 120, to be exact. Some faded quickly, and some didn’t. So I thought it might be useful to have a roundup of what I consider to be the most interesting and useful (if not always successful) posts. Hope you like them!Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 19, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments
Does this title resonate with you? If so, it’s probably because you’re either looking for a job or recently spoke to a candidate that is really frustrated by how long they’ve been looking. In either case, it makes complete sense for someone who has been out of work for a while to be feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless or depressed.
Let’s start with a candidate scenario. While trying to find the perfect candidate, you come across a beautiful resume. You get the person on…Continue
Added by David Jacks on April 15, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments
With all of the straight and narrow, by the book, out of the box, sane and insane, crazy and not so crazy personalities that make up the $500 Billion dollar Global Recruitment Industry we call home – I thought where is our…Continue
This week I took part in a #Radchat on Recruiting and some of the issues in the profession moving forward. There was alot of talk about mystique, “magic”, Smoke and Mirrors, and how its an issue to find the line where Sourcing stops and Recruiting begins. Now I know I’m still fairly new in this circle, and I will be the first to admit I don’t have the answers, but I do have some sure-fire ways to get them and be successful.
1. Ask Questions and lots of them, you will never know…Continue
When conducting county criminal background checks for employment screening purposes, be aware that you, the employer, are hnot suppose3d to consider sealed or expunged records. This would seem simple t first, as sealed or expunged records should not be returned to you.
But, like with many things, it is not always as clear cut as it first appears.Sometimes when conducting background checks for clients we will find that records show that a record has been sealed. Or there is a…Continue
I'm conducting a survey on how recruiters (and job seekers) use online recruiting tools - and I would love it if you could help! It will take about 3-4 minutes of your time - and I will send you the results if you like.
So how about it? To participate, click here: Online Recruiting Survey
Job Board Doctor
There is nothing more frustrating for a candidate then taking the time to fill out an application form, submitting it and then hearing nothing. How long do they wait for before assuming they haven’t been successful then start the application process all over again somewhere else?
A variation of this is when a screen comes up once you’ve applied, telling you that due to the high number of applicants, they will only contact you if you’ve been successful.
Looking around, it’s…Continue
Added by Emily Stevenson on April 14, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
In my years of headhunting top talent I’ve helped candidates come up with Quirky Sneaky, Desperate, Slightly Kooky, Yet Effective Ways to leave the office, (in the middle of the day) - especially for demanding executives that need to meet them asap. Here are 10 of my favorites...
Added by Amos on April 14, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Remember it is not personal!!!
I am taking time out form my series on “staffing function” to address those in need.
Times are strange right now. People are losing their jobs for the strangest reasons. You must always remember that in most cases it is not personal. In most cases it is not personal, it is business. That is not to say sometimes it is never personal, politics make for strange bedfellows, I have been victim of that myself more than once.…Continue
The question made me remember my recruitment consultancy training of how to handle such situations. Fortunately, now possessing the in-house experience I was in a better position to offer balanced(ish) advice for…Continue
Added by Ben on April 13, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
How Not to Get Hired at Groupon: Stalk Us. This may seem slightly obvious, but excessive social networking with recruiters can sometimes work against your chances of getting hired. We ask that everyone apply via our career site, but there are some additional steps you can take. While we very much appreciate someone doing some extra homework and finding us on a professional site such as LinkedIn, try to keep your…Continue
Your executives may not be show business celebrities, but how important are they to your business? And how would your customers react if you lost a key VP? Conversely, if one of your executives were performing poorly, but left on bad…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on April 12, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
And here’s another Top Ten list! This time for Recruitment Process Outsourcing companies.. As usual, it’s based on feedback we’ve heard, people we’ve worked with, awards that have been awarded and even the general word about town.
My Top Ten whacky comparison today is the Top Ten Weird Sports. This list may not be as weird, but it’s just as exciting-I promise.
So here we go…Continue
Hot Spots are areas where demand is outpacing supply. The result is that prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services, especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (153% normal demand)
Computer Programmers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (153% normal…
Going on a job interview is nerve racking and I am certain dreaded by most professionals. Where do the nerves and stigma come from? Previous interviews that didn’t go well and the position that wasn’t offered, that’s where.
Think about it, you have finally gotten the dream interview for the job you have always wanted. 5 minutes in, things start going south and fast. Stumbling answers, twisted tongue, and the sweat - the company can see right through you. They know all your…Continue
Lately I've been hearing and seeing a lot of articles and posts relating to the Video CV and the techno-geek in me just can't help having it's attention grabbed.
I haven't come across any companies that require a video CV (if you are one please let me know how they're working for you) but I was recently speaking to a consultancy who mentioned their CRM system possessing functionality to enable applicants to record a brief video of themselves when registering at their…Continue
Imagine that you’re one of the thousands of job boards that provided Indeed with job postings from its inception. Imagine that in addition to providing those jobs (which turned Indeed into the most visited job site on the web), you also spent money promoting those same jobs – thus providing Indeed with a lucrative source of income. Imagine that, in return, Indeed provided your job board with a stream of inbound referrals (both organic and…Continue