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How The Hiring Manager/ Recruiter Relationship Impacts The Recruitment Process

In a previous article, I wrote how it doesn’t take much to call yourself an agency recruiter. Ask anyone within industry experience and they will tell you the same thing: a phone and access to a resume database and you can start selling yourself as an agency recruiter. Unfortunately it takes a lot more than…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on December 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

If You Don’t Want My Advice…

Why did you ask?

My husband has a love / hate relationship with my career choice. Always has. I’ve been a recruiter longer than I’ve been Mrs. Ala, so this is not new to him. In fact, at one point early in our relationship I was THE go to recruiter in his field. People would slip him resumes on job sites and ask for my phone number after meetings. It’s not easy being married to me, and that was before all this social recruiting / LinkedIn / Facebook / blogging stardom. Poor Mr.…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on November 8, 2013 at 7:22pm — 28 Comments

I Know I am right, that is my job!!!!!

Several years ago I walked into my favorite bookstore and was fascinated by a book on the shelf.What caught my eye was the bright orange cover and the band of duct tape across the cover. The book was Chip and Dan Heath’s first book titled “Made to Stick.” Since then I have been looking forward to reading their other works. It is no different for their newest work titled “Decisive.”

In Chapter 7 titled“Ooch”, they talk about a company which scheduled interviews for an open…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 3, 2013 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

Reducing the Role of Email in Organizations: Change is Overdue

Summary: Although social technology advocates have been calling for the death of email for several years, it's still the dominant digital channel by which people in organizations communicate and collaborate. The role of email in our work lives should be reduced, however, both because of its own inefficiencies and the increased availability of better tools. Effective leadership is the key to…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on December 3, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

3 things you must have for clients to continue paying you. (Video)

The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves.  In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting experts, specifically to cut out third-party recruiters. And the impact is real and being felt everywhere.

The RIB Report in Australia…

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Added by Greg Savage on November 26, 2013 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

3 MORE Hot Recruiting Topics We Should Shut Up About, Already

Last week's post, "3 Hot Recruiting Trends We Should Shut Up About, Already" created a ton of comments…

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Added by Matt Charney on November 26, 2013 at 10:14am — 5 Comments

Digital Engagement: 12 DOs and DON’Ts for Rookies (& Others)

Summary: Effective digital engagement is a never-ending challenge, and it's especially difficult for social media rookies. This post describes 12 practices - 7 DOs, 5 DON'Ts - that individuals and organizations trying to optimize their own approach to digital engagement should and should not employ. Additional suggestions and questions are welcome. 

Digital engagement…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 26, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Take Time to Make Time

If you Google time management techniques you get 99 Million results! Obviously a lot of people are searching for the Holy Grail and there are a lot of opinions on how to find it. Let’s make it 99 million and 1 by adding my 5 cents worth on “Time Management”.

Having sat in and even delivered my fair share of Time Management sessions I’ve often pondered why the penny drops for some however others go back to their messy desks and pending…

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Added by Gareth Hooper on November 25, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Auto-Posting Jobs and other stuff

I was looking at a number of ways for recruiters to automatically post jobs and other content onto Twitter, LinkedIn and all the other social channels. There are lots of ways to do this and it is really very simple to set this up. I've put together a short video demonstrating how to use the free version of Hootsuite to schedule posts and also connect to an RSS feed to do this automatically.

While I'm using Hootsuite to automate and schedule my content it is very easy to see how this…

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Added by Shane McCusker on November 25, 2013 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

SEO for Recruiting: Decoding Vendor Keywords and Marketing Nonsense

When your vendor talks about SEO for Recruiting, what they really mean is that SEO for Recruiting is one of those terms that sounds really cool, even though they have no idea what the hell SEO for Recruiting actually…

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Added by Matt Charney on November 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

4 Ways Contract Staffing Can Relieve Recruiter Stress

While recruiting is ultimately a rewarding profession, it's one that comes with it's share of stress and frustration. Many recruiters shy away from contract staffing because they think it will only add to their stress. But in fact, contract staffing can help relieve many common causes of recruiter stress, including:

  1. Unpredictable income. This is the number-one source of stress for many direct hire recruiters.  No matter how many placements…
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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 22, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

3 Hot Recruiting Topics We Should All Shut Up About, Already

I read a ton of blogs, participate in a lot of Twitter chats (or as I call them, “pithy parties”) and listen in on a lot of presentations about trends in talent acquisition and HR technology.  But what’s trendy among the industry “influencers” who need your company’s cash to keep…

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Added by Matt Charney on November 21, 2013 at 10:58am — 16 Comments

Baby Steps in HR Technology: Let’s Talk Job Boards

When job boards hit the scene over 15 years ago, they firmly grabbed a solid spot in online recruiting. As job boards have evolved, it has become an understatement to refer to them as simply job boards any longer. They have morphed into several different types of online job search and recruiting…

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Twitter Hashtags: 7 Tips and a Decision-Making Flowchart

Summary: Though Twitter hashtags have been around almost as long as Twitter itself, many people still do not understand what they are – or more importantly, how to use them appropriately. This post offers seven tips - plus a decision-making flowchart - to enable Tweeters to not only avoid looking like a Twitter rube, but to maximize the value of Twitter hashtags for both themselves and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

3 Recruiting Technologies & Tools Changing the Future of Hiring

This is the third time I’ve had the honor of judging the iTalent competition for new recruiting technologies in conjunction with HROToday, and I can safely say that the 3 finalists in last week’s European competition would all have trounced the competition in any…

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Added by Matt Charney on November 20, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

4 Passive Candidate Hacks in Recruiting

Passive candidates are the hard to find, and hard to get players. Whatever your particular definition of “passive” is, the idea is the same; someone who isn’t looking for a job. For recruiters and sourcers, it is the difference between reactive and proactive approaches and techniques.

Passive candidates are recruiting gold for a gaggle of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

The Year in the Life of a Recruiter

For all those curious, envious or just looking for a little fun, take a look at G2V's infographic - A Year in the Life of a Recruiter.

http://www.g2vcareers.com/g2v-real-recruitment-infographic…

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Added by Sarah Diamond on November 20, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

New LinkedIn Features Move Content Marketing Into Recruiting Mainstream

Earlier today, we covered the launch of LinkedIn Talent Updates, a content sharing service which allows LinkedIn Recruiter customers the ability to post content outside of just sharing jobs directly from the LinkedIn Recruiter…

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Added by Matt Charney on November 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Baby Steps in HR Technology: What is Resume Parsing?

As part of our Baby Steps in HR Tech series, we wanted to coverresume parsing and what this technology means for both candidates and recruiters.

“Resume Parsing is a technology that allows you…

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Added by Raj Sheth on November 19, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

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