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Sourcer or Recruiter…What Am I?

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…


Added by Daniel J Smith on April 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

That horrendous 4 letter word

The other day, a consultant set aside everything she was working on because a client dared to use a 4 letter word on her. She even had the audacity to tell me “This is the best thing to happen on my desk today”

The 4 letter word being ‘asap’ (well it’s not really a ‘word’ in the true sense but you get my point)

So what exactly is asap?

A quick Wikipedia search came up with a hard rock band, a television series in the Philippines and even a Canadian aircraft… Continue

Added by Alban on April 18, 2011 at 2:21am — 4 Comments

Employment Screening and Sealed or Expunged Criminal Records

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…


Added by Gordon Basichis on April 18, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Branding and Tracking your Twitter Sourcing via Bit.ly

Yesterday I was helping my teammate and all around good guy @pds436 rock some Twitter sourcing for some Project Manager jobs using Follower Wonk (Props to Katharine Robinson for sharing Follower Wonk during an epic presentation at Sourcecon in… Continue

Added by Drew Koloski on April 14, 2011 at 8:34am — 5 Comments

Give me your 2 cents - or 25, if you want - I need your help!

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




Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Job Board Doctor

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 15, 2011 at 10:04am — 4 Comments

It's Friday...Lessons learned from Rebecca Black

WARNING!  You many never look at Friday the same...EVER...you've been warned!  If Happy Hour on Friday, dining at Fridays or anything with the word "Friday" is enjoyable for you, skip this blog entirely and by all means...don't watch the video marked Friday, especially if it's difficult to get a song out of your head!
In my last blog, lessons learned from Charlie Sheen (the premise being...be…

Added by Christopher Poreda on April 15, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Importance of Candidate Experience -part 3: Emails

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…


Added by Emily Stevenson on April 14, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Need to get out of the office for an interview? We'll show you how...

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...


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Added by Amos on April 14, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Remember it is not personal!!!

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.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 14, 2011 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

I'm gonna make you a (counter) offer you can't refuse...

A friend approached me recently asking whether or not he should accept a considerable counter-offer from his employer following his recent resignation.

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…


Added by Ben on April 13, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

How Not to Get Hired at Groupon: Stalk Us

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…


Added by Dustin Carper on April 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments

Amicable Departures

The hosts of the Today Show are scheduled to be leaving, with the network fearful about losing ad revenue because of the popularity of Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer.  Charlie Sheen’s departure from Two and a Half Men is expected to cost CBS millions.

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…


Added by Mark Bregman on April 12, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Top Ten Recruitment Process Outsourcers

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…


Added by Emily Stevenson on April 13, 2011 at 3:56am — 2 Comments

Hot Spots – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

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…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 13, 2011 at 8:27am — 3 Comments

How do I Recover from a Bad Job Interview?

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…


Added by Jason Monastra on April 13, 2011 at 9:39am — 3 Comments

Now you see me...

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…


Added by Ben on April 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

Indeed, customer service, and job boards: a cautionary tale

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…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 12, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why It's Good to Travel with the Boss

There’s a business trip coming up.  You’ve been planning for weeks, booking your airfare, hotel, rental car and meetings.  Then, something happens that completely throws you off-guard.  The boss informs you that they’ll be traveling with you!  What??!!  The first thing that pops into your head is, “oh, no.  Am I in trouble?  Am I being checked out?”  All the articles… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on April 12, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room

Over the past few months there have been numerous articles, blogs and commentaries related to handling the increased volume of candidates applying for positions; the continued lack of response from companies once someone applies for a position and what if anything candidates can do; and suggested new “tools” for…


Added by Nick Tubach on April 9, 2011 at 1:52pm — 34 Comments

The Makings of a Great Leader

This past weekend I attended “Energy Leadership” hosted by iPEC, where I’m training to become a Certified Professional Coach.  Their website is http://www.ipeccoaching.com/ if you want to look into coaching or Energy Leadership.  The reason I wanted to become a coach was two-fold: first it would give me an opportunity to work with people one-on-one in a non corporate setting, and second it would give me an opportunity to add value to my existing…


Added by David Jacks on April 9, 2011 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

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