I want to be clear - as a recruiter and veteran in the HR/Recruiting field for almost 18 years, I like to think I know how to recognize a good thing when it relates to job seekers and candidate engagement. Heck, trying to find better and sustainable ways to connect talent to big recruiting teams is something I've been passionate about for years. So it should be no mystery that I'm certainly interested in features or updates like the one recently at…Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments
...maybe. Certainly the phrase is. Ok I hear ya about the evangelism and all the hype, but that happens whenever you have a new thing on the block of any magnitude. Over time it dies off and we get to making the most of the opportunity. I've been around long enough to know, and the Internet was the last time we had such frothing at the mouth.
Back then people argued the toss over…
In February 2010, The New York Times reported that, for the first time in recorded history, women outnumbered men on the nation’s payrolls.
What does this mean for the American workforce?
Unfortunately, women’s ascendance in the workplace is partially related to the recent recession. More men work in industries hit harder by the recession, such as financial services, manufacturing and construction. Women tend to predominate in industries such as education and…Continue
As employers increase spending on IT projects, IT project managers are high up on their list of talent to add quickly. In the past 30 days, employers posted more than 18,700 job ads for IT project managers, a 25% increase over the same time frame last year.
Of the top 25 locations where employers are looking for this IT talent, six are located in the Mid-Atlantic region. But where are employers having difficulties sourcing project managers, and where is there an adequate…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments
I’ve never grown tired of the experience of having my former placements cross paths with recruiters I have managed and trained. I see their names and say “Hey – I placed that person years ago, see if they remember me!” The answer always comes back with a stellar “YES and I loved working with her!” Now I am not trying to say I’ve never had a bad experience or fallen on my face with a candidate - that is part of our business. But when all is said and done – nothing feels better than…Continue
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In January, Fortune released 2011’s 100 Best Companies to Work For report. We took a look at hiring demand at the top 10 of these companies over the past 120 days.
Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For in 2011 – Top 10:…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 1, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments
There’s a post on Forbes entitled ‘Linkedin is about to put job boards out of business‘. Although I know the author Dan Schwabel and like him, he is off-base with his assumptions.
LinkedIn just announced a new feature that allows job seekers to ‘apply with linkedin’. Its a button that companies can put on their career pages and let job seekers submit…Continue
Do your employees step up and perform at the highest level? If so, it is probably due in part to good leadership. I’ve been writing a lot lately about corporate culture, and started thinking about whether your employees are inspired to work for you, or just have to…Continue
The more things change, the more they stay the same – except when they don’t. Now how’s that for equivocation?
The results are in for the 2011 Online Recruiting Survey, and they are intriguing. We had a record 323 completed responses (a 15% increase from Fall 2010!), from three categories: HR and recruitment professionals, job board operators and employees, and job seekers. We used many…Continue
Learn more about these three current issues in this interview of Scott Wintrip of the Wintrip Consulting Group /…Continue
On the occasion of a wonderful long weekend dedicated to family, food, and fun it’s imperative to remember what this holiday celebrates. Over the course of generations, Americans have sacrificed their youth, their bodies, and all too often their lives to protect our nation and its citizens. To pay homage to these incredible sacrifices is the very least each of us can offer, but it is even better to try to repay these brave patriots with something more tangible. For those of us involved in…Continue
Your most promising candidate drops out at the last moment. The short-listed candidate refuses to go for an interview. you are frustrated that your candidate just does not talk to you.
These and many other such instances are commonplace in the life of a recruiter. Every candidate gives you enough signs to tell you when he has lost interest in the opportunity that you are discussing with him. (male pronoun is being used throughout this post to represent both…Continue
In a sales interview, when asked, "What percentage of budget did you achieve in the last measurable year?" often the answer is, “100%”. Look at the leader-board in any sales organisation and a very small portion of the team is actually…Continue
For most recruiters, the client meeting is key. It is in a face-to-face meeting that the magic happens. This is where your credibility, and the business, is won or lost. It’s here that a recruiter can win exclusivity, secure multiple temp orders, and resolve pricing and service dilemmas.
In fact a great deal of a recruiters time is spent securing the visit. Planning, cold calling, referrals.
Yet, too often, the visit is a wasted opportunity at best, and an unmitigated disaster…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on May 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
It is getting slower out there. Over the past four months, growth rates of US job postings have been on a slide downwards with the latest addition in May of only 2.1%. Employers posted a daily average of 2,600,000 job openings (estimate) during the last 30 days, just 55,000 more than in April. Four of the five largest metro area posted gains. Employers in the New York Metro area added just 1.0% while the Los Angeles job market remained virtually unchanged (down 0.4%).
A few weeks back I started a discussion thread on LinkedIn titled “In-house recruiters rejoice! The cold call is dead. Long live Social Recruitment – Discuss” – It turned out to be a bit of a monster and with 129 comments was the biggest topic in the IOR (Institute of Recruiters) group for approximately 3-4…Continue
“The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind”.
- Bob Dylan
In case you missed it, or were just too busy waiting for the rapture, Bob Dylan turned 70 this past Tuesday, May 24th. In honor of that milestone, I decided to go back and listen again to my extensive collection of Dylan albums and CDs. Every time I listen to Dylan I hear something that I didn’t hear before, a subtle phrase, the…Continue