I’ve been writing a lot on about the candidate experience over the past several weeks and one question I’ve been getting a good deal is “where should I start?” I tend to throw out a lot of things you can do to improve about the candidate experience and realize that it would be helpful to focus on a few that I think are some of the most important.
And while I think…Continue
The fee agreement should be simple shouldn't it? I mean it should be as simple as, A agrees to do this for B and B agrees to pay X to A for the service rendered PERIOD.
Unfortunately, life isn't that simple but it's not terribly complex either. There are only a finite amount of things can actually happen to potentially derail an otherwise successful placement. So lets discuss what a good fee agreement, in my opinion should be made of, the DNA, if you…Continue
The advent of Internet has opened new avenues for people to build and sustain professional and business relationships. LinkedIn is one such communication channel that facilitates a robust and authentic pool of talent. By employing LinkedIn profile writing services, professionals and businesses can support…Continue
At last, Facebook have updated some functions for Pages that'll make managing a Facebook page much better. If you or your company manage a Facebook page, particularly if you use it for employer and consumer branding, then you need to make yourself familiar with these changes.…Continue
In this episode, I discuss location based mobile recruiting with Craig Fisher.
Jim Stroud interviews Craig Fisher at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference. The topic? How to use Foursquare for recruiting (or is that stalking?) purposes. If you are into location based mobile recruiting, be sure to tune in and check this out.
Added by Jim Stroud on June 4, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments
If you are in the recruiting Industry and someone asked you what the role of a headhunter was, how would you explain it?
Ask anyone at random what a headhunter was, and they’ll probably say something like “aren’t they the ones who steal people?
Ask highly trained executives, and they will say something like “aren’t they the pushy types that call you out of the blue trying to get you to leave your job for some other job they’re pushing-so they can make a killing?
Like most tech-savvy Canadians, I've been following the ongoing saga of RIM. The difference is that Martyn Bassett Associates has a bit of history with the company - we placed several candidates there back in the early days - and have a vested interest in the Waterloo tech talent-pool. With that in mind, the news that RIM is going to trim at least 2000 positions got me…Continue
Added by Cody Pierson on June 1, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
The one you’re talking to of course. Everyone knows this, right? Here’s the thing – I had an epiphany today and it kinda hurt. I was talking with one of my agency partners and offered to send his boss an email to give him some props – he’d sent some great people and really helped me out in the past few weeks. As it turns out he’s up for a promotion so it was very timely. As I was drafting this email and congratulating myself on being such a nice client, I realized why I like this…Continue
Almost every week I see another blog post or story about a trend, product, or development that will doom job boards. Let’s be honest – writing about the death of any institution, especially one used by millions of people worldwide, is a great way to gather eyeballs and readers.
But as I was considering my latest snarky…Continue
I used to work for a staffing agency. A good one at that. One that tried hard to recruit good consultants, who, on the whole, tried hard to do a good job finding the right people for their clients. But I always had the feeling that I was nothing more than a middle man. I didn’t really add much value other than to do the donkey work the client could have done themselves if they had access to our database. My job was really a glorified cv sifter, searching through tons and tons of…Continue
Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States. Most of whom have never been trained how to effectively interview. If they haven’t been taught how to interview, they certainly have not been taught how to select the best fit. Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party. Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party; and I will share some of those also. Doesn’t it…Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on May 29, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
Have you experienced a situation like this at an early-stage interview--you're excited to be there, a bit nervous expecting the difficult questions to be fired at you, but the interviewer is doing 100% the talking?
Then toward the end of the interview, you ask if he wants to ask you any questions, to which…Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on May 25, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Some things in life are so obvious, we just can’t see them. And it shocks me how few people understand what the important part of ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’ actually is.
The exciting aspect of the boom in social technologies is not the technology at all, (Sorry geeks). It’s the ‘social’ part.
And the core rules of socialising online are the same as socialising face-to-face.
Pandering flattery offline can be easily detected, and only…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on May 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
"Our firm's growth was twenty percent last year, and I'm still frustrated," he said. He was a new client, running a $30 Million a year fee-based professional services firm in San Francisco. His frustration wasn't based on a monetary or a revenue issue. It was a performance issue. To his competitors, at least those who were still in business at the end of 2003, his growth was enviable. But he knew his staff wasn't performing at their peak levels. In fact, they were underperforming. "How can I…Continue
Added by Scott Love on May 28, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments
As the Recruiter’s Career Coach, I sometimes think that I have seen it all. Then I get that next phone call from a Recruiter scrambling to find a new position. As Recruitment Professionals we are the experts on everyone else’s career, but what happens to our own?
Here are just a few…Continue
“Plan your work. Work your plan.” I’ve seen those words attributed to the great Green Bay Packer Football (not futbol) Coach, Vince Lombardi. Trainers have applied those words to all sorts of training exercises, generally in business. Why are they universally understood? The quote applies to all areas of our lives. It especially applies to successful recruitment programs.
What is the basic premise of Behavioral Interviewing? Once we find a way to be successful…Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on May 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I'm a no excuses kind of guy, I really am. I love sports (die-hard Celtics fan, born and raised in So Cal), and I'm just not the kind of fan to blame losses on officiating or injuries as some fans do. Bad call at the end of the game cost you the W? Maybe you should've built up a bigger lead before the end of the 4th quarter. Your starting center goes down with a knee injury in Game 6 of the Finals (a la Kendrick…Continue
Improve your candidate experience during the hiring process with these 10 tips:…
Added by Julia on May 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Social media and social recruiting are very busy words and phrases as many try to tame the savage beast. However, social recruiting has an appendage that is growing in strength and on the horizon. In 2011, Potentialpark surveyed more than 30,000 job seekers and 350 employers worldwide. 19% of job seekers used their mobile devices (phones, pads) with a complementing but low 7% of employers having a mobile version of their career website and 3% with a mobile job…Continue
Plato, a great philosopher, student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle called the study of numbers the highest level of knowledge. Numbers can be divided into groups, demonstrate relationships and are used in religion, superstition and mythology. Numbers have been identified as the purest form of communication that crosses the boundaries of languages, understanding and perception. Numbers are woven into every aspect of humankind and critical to life on earth. But have you ever been…Continue