Recently some good friends and I were enjoying a great bottle of wine over dinner when an interesting discussion arose. “Is your boss ruining your career?” We all unanimously agreed that we had either been in the situation before or were currently in one.
Each of us sitting at the table that night is…
Added by Jackye on February 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue
Okay, I give in. I am going to give you the secrets. I've been the sales person. I've been the senior recruiter. I have been the account manager. I have been the corporate recruiter. I went back to school to get a Master's Degree and have some HR sense. I have even been a VP of HR's right hand…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about employee retention, job descriptions, ROI, recruitment metrics and big data.
Also, here is…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 15, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments
I’ve been staring at this blank page for weeks. In the past couple of months I’ve heard from two very different contacts that they’ve gotten pretty far in the recruiting process, only to have the recruiter disappear. They don’t call, they don’t write. They certainly don’t pick up the phone when it rings. Why is that?
I received an email from a job seeker I've crossed paths with both as a candidate and professional networking contact. He is smart, educated, and has a great deal of…Continue
Whenever you walk in on someone crying, you can’t help but think “who died"? Yesterday, tragically, my question was the right one. I learned that a very close co-worker had passed unexpectedly the night before.
This news comes on the heels of a previous loss last week – one of our sales people died. HR had already done what they do in these instances – made sure everyone had the EAP number, worked with leadership to pass along information while retaining privacy for the family, looked…Continue
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Added by Ryan Leary on February 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Is the recruitment industry as smart as it portrays itself?
Recently, I've been doing some competitor analysis - I'm a UK-based headhunter by the way, so my research was biased in that direction - and I've been surprised by the results. There are probably two main threads that betray some pretty poor thinking and activity…Continue
For some businesses social media recruiting has become an important part of a solid recruiting strategy. However, There are a lot of businesses who are still figuring out how social media will fit into their overall recruiting mix. This post is for everyone, even if you are already utilizing LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter for…Continue
Added by Prafull Sharma on January 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Unfortunately, someone was doing some heavy-breathing into his mic at the start of the show. And here's something that bugs me. To talk on the show you have to call a number in New York. Jerry calls in from Indiana and Carmen called in…Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on February 6, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about social recruiting, candidate experience, identifying talent, building trust and talent pipelines.
Also, here is John Sumser’s list of…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 8, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments
Recently, I spoke at a Recruiter Summit in Orlando, Florida and had a blast! The people were very kind and I was fortunate enough to learn a lot from the other speakers. My topic was "What can recruiting expect in the year 2013?" In my presentation I gave three predictions and backed them up with research, anecdotes and the occasional laugh. It was so well received that I decided to post a version of what I shared here. So, check it out and let me know what you think?
This past year, we were fortunate enough to sponsor the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards. This marks the 2nd year for the awards and the feedback this year was overwhelming positive. And with more participating companies than last year, there is a lot more learnings to be had from the rich candidate survey…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 7, 2013 at 12:52pm — No Comments
Human beings have two lives – public and private. But in this digital age where we choose to put out private lives in a public space, where do we draw the line?
If you’ve recently discovered that people you’re not even Facebook friends with have seen some of your embarrassing photos from your past, the answer is no, you can’t do anything because Facebook hasn’t actually violated your privacy.
Today the Facebook user is losing more and more control over their personal…Continue
Superbowl Sunday was yesterday and it got me thinking about things. I thought about Colin Kaepernik. I thought about Steve Biscotti. I thought about John Elway. I thought about all of the sports figures that I have watched throughout my life. I also thought about the ones I have read about that were before my time. I thought about what it must feel like to reach the pinnacle of your career. Some reach it early; some reach it multiple times, some reach it…Continue
Here’s an admission from a recruiter, I save my best candidates for my best clients. Not all clients are created equal and neither are all candidates. Sometimes an “A” player will walk into your office and he or she does not know that they are an “A” player and their just looking for a better job. I love these humble candidates. They know that they are hardworking and successful but have been working under terrible conditions or a terrible boss for so long that they think that this is…Continue