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The eternal truths of online recruiting

Maybe it come from having been in the industry for a while, but some things just keep recurring: Bill Warren, John Sumser, Joel Cheesman, and job matching sites, to name a few. Seriously, though – although much has changed since the mid 90s, some things really haven’t. Ignore them at your own peril. For instance:

  • Resumes rule: Despite repeated attempts to kill, eliminate, or otherwise obliterate them, resumes continue to be the…

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 8, 2013 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

5 Recruiting Predictions for 2013

Everyone who is anyone is offering their predictions for what the biggest trends in recruiting and hiring will be in 2013, so we figured we might as well throw our hat in the ring.  Based on what we have read and discussions we have had with recruiters over the past year, here are our predictions for 2013:

  1. Employers will remain cautious about hiring. Although the fiscal cliff has been resolved, there is still a lot of economic uncertainty out there that is…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 8, 2013 at 12:05pm — No Comments

How Much Time Will Candidates Spend On Job Descriptions? (Our Top 10)

Some of you have asked Ongig:

“How engaged are job candidates with the next-gen job descriptions you’re building?”

One metric we look closely at is ”average time on page.”

This job description from H&L (aka Handle, Inc./Handl.it) received the highest average time spent on page:…


Added by Jason Webster on January 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Corporate ADD (Attention Divided Dilemma)

In walked a father and his two young sons, dressed formally for a boys night out in Paris on New Year’s Eve. You could see the sense of pride in the eyes of the youths, most likely eight and twelve years of age, as they took in the linen covered tables and plates filled with lobster, Dover sole, and braised short ribs. As they settled in for their evening together, the three appeared happy to be together as they excitedly placed their orders.

Just 30 minutes later, the youngest was…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 7, 2013 at 8:03am — 3 Comments

Ten Things to Love about Cold Calling

Cold-calling is a way of approaching an employer by telephone. Although some people handle their ability to engage a cold-calling better than most of the others, contacting a potential employer can be quite stressful.

We have made a “ten thing list” about what to love about cold calls. So before you find yourself in a stressful situation remember all the benefits this tool brings.

1) It Works – Cold…


Added by Radka Blazek on January 7, 2013 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

On the Brink? 5 Reasons To Stay, 5 reasons To Go

In 1981, The Clash wrote a song called "Should I Stay or Should I Go".  The next year they released it, and it became their only #1 single.  On the single, Mick Jones sings "Should I stay or should I go?  If I stay there will be trouble.  An' if I stay there will be double." Do you ever feel this way about your job and…


Added by Will Thomson on January 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Elements of a Successful Recruiting Career

It all began almost 9 years ago.  In 2003 at the end of that year just coming into the final leg of my final 2 years journey in college and looking at options in the future, I looked to an incredible option that opened it's doors by taking on an internship for an ADT Security Alarms Dealership - Rhino Security Services. I had made the decision to explore HR and found it to be to my liking - never realizing that this would open vast doors along the way.


When I began this…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 7, 2013 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Its Complicated—Living In Confluence









Part 1: The Rise of Social In Talent Acquisition



Added by Marvin Smith on January 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Am I a Narcissist?.........Are You....?

I was stung this morning. I read a blog by Jorg Stegemann. He asked if there are parallels between your boss and a…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 2, 2013 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

My 3 Favorite People from 2012

I’m not really a New Year’s Resolution kind of girl. I don’t particularly want to give up any of my bad habits, and I work out just enough to fit into my favorite jeans (most of the time).  I have no real desire to do anything that different. I like my life.

Still, a new year does give me a chance to reflect on the year that just past. I really amped up my involvement in RBC and committed (at least to myself) to blog more frequently. I took to Twitter like… never mind, I don’t…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on January 2, 2013 at 7:37pm — 6 Comments

One Of My Favorite Recruiting Tools


We all have a tool we reach for when trying to find that purple squirrel for a client.  For some of us, it is LinkedIn and others it is has simple as using Google Advanced Search feature.  For years I was a big advocate of putting the time into building free points in my Jigsaw.com account but, with recent changes to the site new Recruiters can’t accumulate free points, they have to buy them. This forced me to looking for another tool to assist my up and coming…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 3, 2013 at 10:36am — 4 Comments

Studs & Cuddlers: The future of Talent Assessment: How many Sexual Partners have you had?

No, I'm not seriously expecting you to go out and ask that question of the next person you interview for a sales or recruitment role, but hear me out on my logic.

I've spent a decade and a half interviewing candidates for all types of positions but I guess the ones I have cared about the most have been the candidates I interviewed to come work with me. When I am hiring recruiters, I make sure to look for proven sales experience…


Added by Johnny Campbell on December 20, 2012 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

Gangnam Style, La Macarena, and Achy Breaky Heart

So what is all the noise about Gangnam Style??  People were talking about the song at work last week. What is that dance?!  What in the world are my…


Added by Will Thomson on December 19, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why I stay away from job boards….

I will first say that I do see value in job boards, and believe it is a critical tool to become successful as a sourcer/recruiter.  It’s like building a house.  You can not and would not build a house with just one tool.  It takes many tools to build a home that will stand the test of time.  As a recruiter/sourcer, you need to take the same approach when finding the perfect candidate.  Not only will you be successful, but you will be able to find candidates no one else is working with. …


Added by Ryan Harding on December 20, 2012 at 12:17am — 13 Comments

How to win the heart of an In-House Recruiter

AdMore Recruitment- Sophie Mackenzie

As an agency recruiter for 6 years, I thought I knew a fair bit about recruitment and I admit, I shared many of my colleagues’ frustrations about the role of the In-House Recruiter:…


Added by AdMore Recruitment on December 18, 2012 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

10 'Dumb' Things to Tell a Candidate

I have a theory that simplicity is beautiful and complication…

Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2012 at 4:36am — 7 Comments

How To Be A Good Headhunter

After more 10 years in the staffing industry in various operational, managerial, and corporate roles and in different countries, I have interviewed, coached, and trained hundreds of recruitment consultants from all over the world. Though local differences must be taken into consideration, the characteristics that make you a top performer in Salt Lake City also work in Singapore or in Paris. Based on what I saw, heard, and learned, here is my quintessential list of the 5+1 habits that…


Added by Jorg Stegemann on December 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

You Think You're Better Than Me?

What makes one recruiter better than another? Are some recruiters better at finding talent? Is it only about finding the right talent? Does the number of candidates found make you best?

The list can go on and on, but I think you get the point.  

Starting my recruiting career on the agency side I have been exposed to A LOT of different recruiters with VERY different styles in recruiting.  Some of these recruiters love the quantity of candidates, while some of…


Added by Ryan Harding on December 13, 2012 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

In-house and social media: friend or foe?

I often get asked by the slightly less experienced and slightly more nervous recruiters I meet (online or offline), how we can compete with corporate recruiters and all the latest DIY social recruiting tools and my answer is 2 fold:

1. Do NOT compete with them

Not directly anyway. You must always understand your market and build a valuable niche and service for it.

As agency recruiters we provide an outsource service and by default as a service provider we do things…


Added by Robert Fanshawe on December 14, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Recruiters: Don’t Get Mad. Get Better…

Have you ever had a candidate that you thought was a slam dunk.   There was no way this candidate was not going to get the job.   Then the phone rings and the client says they have chosen another candidate.  Huh?  What just happened?    How did this Happen?   This is not a time to get mad – use it to get better.

Look back into the 30 steps in the placement process.    Did you skip a step?   …


Added by Bruce Rowles on December 14, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

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