Your job title says a lot about you, whether you want it to or not. It's shorthand for what you do and where you fit into an organization. It's also inherently meaningless, since no two companies are identical and nobody has to sign an affidavit before they declare themselves the Vice President of something. There's no solution to this (and I'm not sure it's a problem, per se) short of standardizing job titles across the board, but it did get me thinking about the two fundamental components…Continue
I was conducting some research for a client and I found the following survey results on an the client's industry's trade publication:
SURVEY QUESTION: How do you recruit technicians?
It lingered with me for awhile after reading the results.…Continue
(Reposted from Make HR Happen July 11, 2012)
I should be ashamed of myself. My kids actually believed that I had a pocketful of invisible nose magnets. Every time, without fail, when I would put my hand into my pocket and then extend my hand with the thumb and two…Continue
Added by Tom Bolt on July 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Yesterday, I received an email from a candidate that I placed one year ago with a long-standing client. This candidate, let’s call him Ray, phoned our office and he was transferred to me because of it’s “uniqueness” (I get all of the “unique” calls).
Anyway, back to Ray. He told me that he called every…Continue
We already know that social media plays a huge role in hiring.
And with a Facebook job board reportedly in the works, it could become even easier for companies to match up with better candidates.
As companies become more…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 13, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments
By Dan Ridge, Senior Contributing Consultant, Q4B
Ask any successful business leader who is their customer and you are likely to get a pretty detailed answer. Some could provide you with demographics and statistics on age, gender, education, income level and buying habits. Others might base their answer on type of product or service offered and their specific market’s competitive landscape. Still others could offer a price breakdown comparison within certain product or service…Continue
Added by Daniel F Ridge on July 10, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments
The evolution of the Career Site has occurred rapidly over the last decade. Career Sites are no longer (or should no longer) be static job pages linked together by a single homepage but really act as your recruiting hub for engaging and interfacing with candidates about your company and employment opportunities.
Candidates no longer just want a job search for open positions (although that’s a necessity) but they want to learn about your company and culture so they can make an…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 7/9/2012)
There is a lot of talk about how to make effective staffing…Continue
I’m sure that there are many ways to mess up an interview and not turning up would probably be high on the list but recent experience would point to some not quite so obvious ways:
Not answering the question put to you would be high on my list. If you don’t have the exact background required and maybe your experience is from a different sector, in my opinion, it is perfectly alright to respond to a question with a answer that begins something like; “Well, I don’t have any direct…
Added by Steve Williams on July 9, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments
Looks like Facebook is working on a Job Board or is it?
Facebook Inc. (FB) is planning to launch its own job board later this summer, said people familiar with the matter. The board will aggregate the job postings of third-party providers, making them available for search by Facebook users.
While these knowledgeable people said the new effort doesn't yet signal that Facebook is making a full-blown…Continue
Dear Hiring Manager,
So, just to make sure I clearly understand you.
With millions of potential jobseekers on social media sites, social recruiting is a no-brainer for any headhunter or Talent Acquisition pro. Something I always found interesting, as a marketing person, is the fact that recruiting blogs seem to talk ad nauseam about…Continue
Added by Justin Miller on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…Continue
So you did everything right so far – showed up on time, dressed appropriately, researched the company and gave all the correct answers. Now it is time to turn the tables. A lot of candidates aren’t prepared, when asked, “Do you have any questions?” I have heard answers ranging from, “Not really” to “What is your vacation policy?” or “what is your background check policy?” – none of which help your candidacy. So how do your prepare a good list of interview…Continue
There has been much talk about Cloud computing or SAAS recruitment software and the massive benefits for a recruitment agency to move to the Cloud. I find this quite amazing for two reasons, firstly most people I speak to aren’t really sure what this means and secondly the whole argument seems to have absolutely nothing to do with finding candidates, making placements or anything else to do with recruitment.
For the life of me I can not see what all the fuss is about, but…Continue
Today I visited the dentist. I’d broken a filling and needed to have it replaced. I don’t like going to the dentist, I have no logical reason for this or any phobia, but I just…Continue
By Jen Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B
“Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school” –Robert Fulghum.
I recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Communication Studies and French degree (if you need some help ordering a good wine at your favorite French restaurant, call me). Like every fresh out grad, I spent the better part of my senior year writing resumes, looking at job opportunities on Career…Continue
Makes a lot of sense and this should apply to Social Recruiting as well. People don't join groups or pages to be part of some Brand community that they love (CEO's love to believe that), its more for deals and discounts or in Recruiting (some real info about jobs and careers). There is going to be a small minority who love your brand but a vast majority have better things to do with their time...Interesting article…Continue
So my last post was about how tough the hard knock stories are to manage some days. Today it’s more about why so many recruiters/HR/managers don't effectively communicate with their candidates - especially when declining them.
Added by Erin Passmore on June 29, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments