When people talk about HR trends they tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. Problem is – these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.
Another way to look at HR trends is to look at the way business is changing.
The changes in technology, employee motivation, globalism, and resource mobility, just to name a…Continue
How many times have you phoned a client only to be told they’re busy? You then send a quick email, and they reply immediately? Not that busy ay? And how many times have you sent an email ‘without even trying’ to speak to your contact, or sent an email when really you could have spoke to your contact instead?
If you have the time to type, you have the time to talk. Pick up the phone.
OK, I appreciate we are living in a world that is becoming forevermore…Continue
The fact is you make a placement only if your candidate gets an interview.
So your job as a recruiter is so much more than sourcing the talent and making the match. As important as they are, it’s all a waste of time if you don’t get your candidate sitting opposite your client.
And so you find yourself enthusiastically…Continue
How do some organizations continually separate themselves from the pack? Why do some teams always win, while others continue to lose? Why do some companies struggle with day- to- day operations, while others make it look so easy? The simple answer is the people.…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on November 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Nine years recruitment experience has made me sensitive to the struggles of a Jobseeker. All too often I hear about the very lengthy and daunting recruitment processes that follow.
Unfortunately for Jobseekers, clicking the ‘apply’ button for that perfect job can mean being redirected to a site and an application process of 6+ pages to complete; an arguably ‘necessary’ requirement for gaining candidate information.
But are the words ‘lengthy’ and ‘daunting’ really the words an…Continue
Added by Amanda Ashworth on November 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Before I start I should establish that this post is purely based on my personal experience and I am not trying to pass it as factual information. I am solely sharing my experience and will hopefully be able to hear from others who have the same or perhaps a different opinion.
I have spent the good part of the past 6 years in building a decent network on Linked In. A network that has a large number of executives and decision makers in it but is also wide enough to span across…Continue
You think you've found the perfect candidate for your client's tough job order. He passed the phone interview and the following three in-person interviews with flying colors. He aced all of the skills and assessment tests. He has all of the qualifications and seems to be a perfect cultural fit. But while your client deliberates over whether this is really the BEST they can do, your candidate takes another job.
A slow hiring process wears candidates down and…Continue
Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…Continue
Facebook launched its long-rumored job board offering last week. It was a bit rocky:Continue
This will be a short article and by no means is meant to be comprehensive. However, as I’ve been talking with recruiting organizations, listening to their stories at conferences, and hearing tidbits through the grapevine online and through prospect meetings, there are a number of key insights I hear time and time again that I think can be very helpful.
So what are recruiting organizations doing that enable them to be successful. Here are a few general habits that they…Continue
Do you have a product you think I’d enjoy? Are you looking to make your next cold call to Martyn Basset Associates a little easier? Are you simply curious about how the mind of a prospect works? Well, this is your lucky day.
A few weeks ago I was on a demo call with a sales rep who’s only question seemed to be “...and how will this feature benefit you?” It’s a good question but I take enough sales calls and watch enough…
I’m regularly asked by recruiters and HR directors what type of roles video interviewing works best for. It’s a very pertinent question, for which there is no simple, right or wrong answer. It depends on a number of factors such as the seniority of role you’re recruiting for, or the size of your organisation.
The first thing to say is, you shouldn’t be thinking of video interviewing replacing face-to-face interviews. Instead, video interviews provide a great way to filter large…Continue
Added by Tom Stroud on November 19, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments
Here’s a newsflash for you – recruiting is a people business. And whenever people are involved, inevitably, something will go wrong. I think most of us are willing to admit this, and frankly I’m happy to have a place like RBC where I can bitch, gripe, complain then call it blogging. A couple of my recent favorite posts (here and…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 social recruiting, LinkedIn, recruiting best practices and new Facebook jobs.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on November 16, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
This article was designed to aid those putting together a resume for working abroad.
When applying for work abroad, make sure that you customise your resume to the given job, ensuring specific skills and regional experience is addressed properly. The recruiter may not see the link between your attributes and their job, so provide connections in the…Continue
Added by William Gleeson on November 16, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
One of my contacts shared this vent with me. Thought it pretty much sums up some of the lazy, sloppy, clueless types that somehow found their way into the recruiting realm.
I honestly have a ton of recruiters that contact me, the majority are very bad at their job and I would never work with them but this specific recruiter keeps sending me positions where I do not fulfill what is identified in the job description and/or requirements, so after being nice on about…
I've been a Corporate Recruiter for many years, I know how to recruit and source. I'm seeking a new assignment right now and no this is not a plea for an interview.
Where are the REAL recruiters??? I receive at least 3-4 calls/emails from "recruiters", don't get me wrong I more than understand that they need to fill a job but LOOK at my resume. I am not an IT Director, Taleo IT Analyst or an Accountant!
I had one person call me and I had to explain to him , that I wasn't a…Continue
Let me preface this with I have written a few blogs on here about why I both love and hate recruiting, as well as some good advice that has been on LinkedIn before. However, I had a bad couple of orders recently, more than likely due to the time of year, and just need to vent. I literally look like the guy pictured above right now.
Wow, I get frustrated sometimes. It isn't with my candidates as much, my office, or my…Continue
Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
Recruitment can be a crazy business. We are at the whim of our candidates and our hiring managers, some days it feels like I am a babysitter more than recruitment professional. Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend, one that may have been present for some time but I am noticing it more and more.
Hiring Manager and Recruiters are focusing more on fit, which is great – except they are “fitting” those over 50 out of work. I have worked at a few companies…Continue