A friend of mine who runs a small staffing firm in Connecticut asked me if I could recommend a software package that is not too expensive and can handle their candidate and client data.
It needs to store lots of notes on people, have good skill set sorting, etc.
Any suggestions? What does your firm use?
Added by Chris Russell on May 17, 2011 at 3:30pm —
has become a significant part of your job search strategy. So, we tried to write a lot about it, especially in the last few weeks. But this is an interesting question regarding how people make use of this increasingly popular professional networking tool. And we set out to find the answer. Recently, we polled
active LinkedIn users – and professionals ranging across different… Continue
Added by Amos on May 16, 2011 at 1:12pm —
A couple of weeks ago I went through my thoughts on what a newbs 10 considerations should be when thinking about having a stab at social… Continue
Added by Ben on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm —
I keep hearing a cry for “work-life balance”. Now I think that is a bizarre term so I started asking people what they meant by “work-life balance.” Here is one of the responses I got.
“I want to spend more time with my family”.
My question: “Are your kids in school, does your spouse work”
“Sure, kids have to go to school, we both work to be able to afford the house , the boat, take vacations, pay for after school activities for the kids like little… Continue
Added by Sandra McCartt on May 17, 2011 at 1:00am —
While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process.
Education history, of course, outside of criminal records, is one of the more significant searches. For many positions, education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to employment candidate's… Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am —
The world of social media can be confusing at best especially with the myriad of sites out there claiming to be social media websites. So what is all the hype about huh, and why should we be listening as recruiters? In short – social media is a must have for digital engagement and reputation development especially in recruitment!
As mentioned there are a lot of sites out there from photo sharing on flickr, video sharing on YouTube, social… Continue
Added by Alex Mather on May 17, 2011 at 10:14am —
One of the continuing challenges facing the Recruitment function is moving from the traditional, reactive and primarily transactional focus to a proactive and enhanced recruitment model.
Think about when you sit down with your hiring leaders to scope a new open position and the role details. When you ask the hiring leaders for a proposed start date for a new hire, how many of them responded with “ASAP” or “yesterday”? How many of your hiring leaders complain about the time… Continue
Added by Simon Parkin on May 12, 2011 at 8:59am —
Harris Interactive recently published a list of the most "reputable" companies based upon a survey that took 20 different factors into account, including social responsibility, financial performance, and leadership. WANTED took at look at the recent hiring activity of the 10 most reputable companies.
Added by Carolyn Menz on May 12, 2011 at 3:08pm —
The most important decisions that business leaders make are not what decisions, but who decisions.
- Jim Collins, Author of Good To Great
“Who is your number one problem. Not… Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on May 11, 2011 at 3:02pm —
Inspired by Greg Savages post on his biggest stuff up in recruitment, I thought I would share my biggest mistake/favorite experience to date.
As most of you know recruitment takes some time, patience, learning and sometimes a thick skin to get to the end result. There is a lot more work involved than is sometimes perceived. My favorite moment encompasses all of these elements – last year 2010 I… Continue
Added by Stuart Harvey on May 11, 2011 at 8:13am —
Like a powerful and addictive drug, the anticipated high offered by VMS (Vendor Management System) business often lures willing participants, only to leave them strung out and hungover when they reap the minimal rewards for their efforts. Not all VMS is bad VMS and you must have a process that allows you to evaluate the efficacy of these opportunities. One such process, which I call PPAA, covers four key areas:
1. Profit – What is the anticipated profit? What is the sustainability of… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on May 9, 2011 at 9:59am —
As a small agency – we find ourselves in an interesting “predicament” at the moment: Which assignments should we work on? While I’m personally overjoyed (and over-worked) with the opportunities at hand – I’ve got to make some tough decisions here. Today. Right now.......
Normally the clients that get our attention are the ones with the highest CUE ratings. For those that haven’t heard of it –… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on May 10, 2011 at 10:21am —
A brand is the identity of a product or service. Interestingly, the word originates from “branding” for ownership of cattle and other animals, but the meaning of the word has evolved to encompass identify, and can now take many forms (promise, symbol, general identity).
As any professional service provider (recruiter, lawyer, engineer, town planner etc) your personal brand defines who you are and what you stand for. In the professional services…
Added by Ineke Read on May 9, 2011 at 7:06pm —
Workplace suicides have matched the record high. In both 2008 and 2009, 263 persons took their lives on the job. The year before, 2007, 196 persons killed themselves on the job. We are not talking about Chinese workers in the iPad factory here. We are talking about American workers. And while these are not large numbers, really, they certainly are notable.
According to an article written by Ruth Mantell for …
Added by Gordon Basichis on May 9, 2011 at 4:00am —
One of the most important steps in the recruitment process is the offer stage – yet most companies don’t invest the appropriate amount of training and resources into this critical recruitment phase. Recruitment is all about the outcome – the hire.
As Recruiters, we need to look at this phase as “closing the candidate” and put the same importance the Sales function puts on “closing the deal”. An organization can have best-in-class sourcing channels but if they are unable to have… Continue
Added by Simon Parkin on May 9, 2011 at 9:21am —
I am no LinkedIn expert. But I do use it. I post status updates, I join groups, I comment in discussions, and I check backgrounds of just about every person I am about to interview or even meet.
I also get lots of requests to connect, and as a result have about 1,000 connections currently, so I suppose I could be described as an ‘active LinkedIn’er’.
Active enough to realise there are a few things LinkedIn users simply should never do!
Added by Greg Savage on May 9, 2011 at 4:30am —
Just watching the CNBC Street Poll today, currently Social Media has the highest votes on the next bubble to burst
What's the next bubble to burst ? CNBC
We all remember the dot com frenzy before it burst. Companies with solid business plans survived and that would be the case with Social Media or Social Recruiting.
Added by Suresh on May 9, 2011 at 10:26am —
When I attend recruiting conferences and Human Resource meetings nationwide, inevitably the conversation works its way to attracting the Holy Grail of recruitment – the Passive Candidate.
It is valuable to listen carefully to that person’s definition of whom the Passive Candidate is. Generally companies define the Passive Candidate as someone who is doing a job at a high level within another company; and is perfectly content to remain…
Added by Bill Humbert on May 4, 2011 at 11:05am —
Judi Wunderlich posted a good blog this week entitled, "Why Recruiters Get A Bad Rap (a cautionary tale)". There were a bunch of responses including one from me saying that recruiters should be held to a higher standard. I thought I would share a story which I originally posted on my blog, www.viewfrommadisonave.blogspot.com. I thought it would amuse all professional and above board recruiters so I am repeating it in its entirety… Continue
Added by Paul S. Gumbinner on May 4, 2011 at 11:15am —
The number one question HR professionals in Canada ask me everyday is "When will the market heat up for HR talent once again?"
The HR Talent market has been through a roller coaster of demand over the past few years. Many organizations cut back on resourcing within HR starting in 2008. Many areas of HR were hit very hard including Talent Development, Talent Management and Recruitment. Many senior HR roles were eliminated as part of a corporate wide cost cutting exercise. Many… Continue
Added by Simon Parkin on May 4, 2011 at 3:55pm —