Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Added by Chris Brablc on May 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
The other day, a client called me to check in on my economic journey. I had to pause and explain it had not been easy, but rather a very crazy roller coaster ride. I remember when this all began with the Financial Services Industry meltdown in 2007. It was intriguing to guage the proportional outcome of services demand that affected the outsourcing market, whether that was with Paychex, with the payroll company I worked for, the staffing industry, or the HR outsourcing market. One would…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 20, 2010 at 3:40am — No Comments
As more and more companies begin to utilize Social Recruiting to achieve their broader strategic recruiting objectives. An important consideration is, what makes an effective social recruiter?
1. Be Present–This means establishing a presence on sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & niche) that are important to your target audience. The key is to strike the right balance between heavily trafficked and niche sites. For each site that you join, you are going to have…
Instead of waiting until your organization meets prospective candidates in person to create a connection, why not use the interconnectedness of the web to build those relationships earlier in the recruiting cycle? By communicating your company value proposition, allowing candidates to connect with employees, and having a quality application process; your organization can create a strong foundation for consistently attracting best-in-class talent.
Phase 1: Employer A vs. B, C…
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 18, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments
If someone asks you the question: In the future, what will be the content nr.1 in social media, or even on the web, what will you answer?
My answer will be definite –video content. In fact, if you are watching how the websites (and especially different social networks) are developing, you must see the…Continue
Remember the quaint old days when it was considered a risky proposition to work from home, given the limitations of technology back in the day? Now, with smart phones, the Internet, video conferencing and widespread acceptance of the work-at-home model, it’s not only entirely possible to operate a successful home business, it’s becoming the way…Continue
I have been thinking lately and I was wondering if people still have dreams of all the things that they wanted to do or be when they grow up? It seems like people just happens to do the things that they encountered or by chance. I still have dreams of writing a novel, being able to buy lots of people gifts (I love shopping!) having a british short hair kitten, having a motorcycle, having a big hobby room, and the list is too long for this blog.
After reviewing the list of my…Continue
One of my biggest concerns for job seekers around the world is the gap that is opening up between the unemployed and the minimum requirements that surround the jobs that are about. The general global trend seems to be for rising open vacancies, that’s great news. The bad news is that the level of unemployment continues to grow. Not quite at the same rate, but the figures are going up just the same.
What this tells me is that the jobs that are coming…
The jury has spoken!
Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers:
The loud talkers,
The Open Mouth Chewer
The Blame Shifter
The Cubicle Ninja
The Rude co-worker
What does your hiring process say about your company?
We talk about culture, employer brands and employee brands...we talk about social recruiting, attraction strategies, talent
pipelines and puddles...but what of the process in between?
You can find the talent and onboard the talent but in between you have the hiring process itself...it’s often said ‘you can tell a lot about a…Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on May 13, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Its not often I experience a first these days – I am after all the wrong side of 40! However, yesterday I was stunned into silence (This does not happen very often with me!) At our weekly ops meeting my colleague wanted to read out an email she had received from a client with whom we are on formal preferred supplier arrangement, regarding fees.
I have to confess that the prospect of listening to yet another set of excuses for driving down the…Continue
For as long as I've been a recruiter (and probably even longer than that) there has been a methodology perpetuated among recruiters that 'passive' candidates are somehow better than 'active' candidates. The truth is, neither of these talent pools is very desirable. At least, not nearly as desirable as an 'Active Passive' candidate.
What's an 'Active Passive' candidate?
This is a candidate who is probably happy in their job but for the sake of making…Continue