It doesn't happen often, but every now and then you are made aware of an article that you just know will become a new and critical tool in your search best practices toolbox (thank you, now forgotten LinkedIn contact who first made me aware of this gem).
That is exactly what I thought when I read The Washington Post article by freelance…Continue
Added by Jeff Skrentny, CERS on July 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
It's the summer. Job seekers are facing dismal unemployment rates as the United States economy starts down the long road to improvement. If you're lucky enough…Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on July 6, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments
Added by Neil Costa on July 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The poor cousin of the recruitment process is the obligatory reference check. Too often it is nothing more than a perfunctory procedure to conclude an exhausting number of interviews.
Most reference checks are the outcome of a telephone conversation, as most recruiters will attach little weight to any written references. Many companies have policies prohibiting managers from providing written references,…Continue
S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. of the fittest.
Over the past decade we’ve seen boom and bust, feast and famine in the recruiting industry. The good news is that this cycle tends to cull the flock. The strong survive. The weak don’t.…Continue
Added by Brian Keith on July 3, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments
There is currently a lot of “talk/noise” about mobile recruiting and in my humble opinion it will be huge, more of that later but for me it is not just about recruiting….mobile has the ability to aid many areas of HR. Why? I hear a cry, well here is my take;
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
It is becoming abundantly clear that the recruiting landscape is increasingly changing. Companies are becoming more competitive and creative in the ways that they attract top talent. It's no… Continue
Five years on using social media: have recruitment agencies learnt to interact?
We have all seen the power that social media has. Most recruiters, whether a recruitment agency, HR department or a hiring line manager will use sites like LinkedIn to identify candidates and, more often than not, Facebook and Google to vett them. However, they do not always contribute to this online community. This one sided approach to social…Continue
Added by Leah Mahtani on July 1, 2010 at 5:35am — No Comments
One thing I can guarantee is that the first time anyone gets into
recruiting they viewed it as a more noble position than just sales. I
thought this too at first. “I am going to help others” and “people are
going to need this service”. And the first thing I learned is that…
We had an interesting scenario in our office the other day. A new-ish Consultant had a complaint from a candidate about not being contacted in what he perceived to be a timely manner. And perception is what it is all about. We throw around this word a lot but really it is the crux of what we do. In such an subjective job, although every Consultant is theoretically doing the same job, we are identifying different skills in our candidates and relating differently to each of…Continue
People have dreams when starting with professional social networking. There is one common dream most networkers do not speak about, but it can be easily read from their activity.
We could formulate it like this: “When I have 1000 (5000) connections, everything will change! I will use my network…Continue
OK – I have to say I work for a cool company. Not trying for brownie points here (can’t hurt) but a company that invests in the future to me – is awesome. So Aquent sponsored/is sponsoring some
great events in 2010 and I was a very lucky attendee for two of them.
Added by Kelly Moeller on June 29, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I raised many questions in my previous blog post, too many questions, perhaps. So to show that I've not learned my lesson, I'm going to raise some more.
In that post, I analyzed a CNNMoney.com article titled "Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits," especially the part of the article predicting that…Continue
With the first time weekly unemployment claims still hovering above 400,000; I have more Applicant Tracking System annoyances.
As I said in my previous post, I get it because I am a Recruiter who has used ATS. And…Continue