When thinking about the candidate experience, it’s important to note the breadth of the interactions that you have with candidates in your recruiting process. Once you understand where you interact with candidates, you will be able to improve your process to make sure these interactions are leaving candidates with a better experience.
There are a number of areas…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
An interesting article on the www.ERE.net blog titled "5 Reasons Traditional Employment is in Trouble" raises issues that both employers and recruiters should be concerned about. The gist of the article is that employees have had it with traditional employment and are opting…Continue
I find it interesting, this world we live in. I'm probably too entrenched in this Social Media, Recruiting space. I get genuinely surprised when people either a) discover Social Media b) discover how to use it within Recruitment. When people rock up at these conferences and are all starry eyed and "Wow'ed" at what they are discovering. I know it is pretty cool stuff,…Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on May 14, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter. I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have conducted numerous critique sessions, but I've got nothing over recruiters.
The only bright spot in this…Continue
Almost all recruiters are told they must cold-call to build a client-base.
Sadly, that is mostly bad advice.
Certainly it is true that all recruiters need to develop clients, identify prospects and find ways to build sustainable relationships. And often that means connecting with people you have never dealt with before. So yes, we are business developers, and in a tight market that becomes even more critical.
But, if at all possible, don’t cold…Continue
This post originally appeared on www.skillstorm.com/blog
Apple Rumors Sources: Fortune.com,…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on May 15, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
As an inquisitive person by nature and an interviewer by profession, I must admit: I love a good question.
This week, I was inspired by a question from someone in the Pinterest community. I decided to share the question with the recruiting community here on the RBC to gain alternate insights from other recruiters. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.…Continue
I have had great mentors and teachers, who have taught me invaluable business and life lessons. However, the one who has taught me the most in the least amount of time has been my three year old. A mother is often a child’s first teacher, but on this mother’s day, I want to recognize the career lessons I received from my precious toddler.
Added by Deepa on May 13, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I have had a long career as a recruitment consultant, manager and - most recently - company owner. I am now in a unique position where I talk to recruitment people all day long… Don’t feel sorry for me – I kind of like it. Some people like listening to East 17 cd’s… me?... I like talking to recruitment people… and… listening to East 17 cd’s… sometimes at the same time…
Point is that quite often in our industry there is…Continue
Added by Craig Watson on May 11, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments
What goes on behind the scenes at recruitment businesses seems to be a hot topic on the blogs at the moment. All sorts of things are being quoted about the…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 future of work, happy employees, talent community, making things better and disruptive HR technology.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I thought it was a good show. Amy Ala introduced me to a guy who used to be a client of hers and we made him the guest. He likes to call himself @HR_Nasty but, really, that's like a short man calling himself…Continue
On this blog, we’ve spoken about a good deal about candidate experience and how your can improve the overall experience. From going over the different stages of the process that affect it to why candidates drop off the apply process, we’ve covered a number of varying topics around the candidate experience.
But I wanted to go back to our posts and create a laundry list of…Continue
Even as the economy is starting to brighten up, client companies are still watching their budgets closely. So it's no surprise that many of them are balking at the recruiting fees that come with direct placements. As a result, some recruiters may be losing placements from client companies that are just not prepared for the large initial payout.
Other recruiters have found a creative way around this. They offer to place candidates on a contract-to-direct hire basis…Continue
Recently I read an article on ‘fear’, which stated the 12 top types of fear and what/where they generally stem from. An example of this would be “Fear of failure – This type of fear has its roots in the misconception that everything you do has to be 100% successful.”
I object to fear for the most part, anything thought in this vein is an…Continue
A recent entry, The Angry Young Job Seeker written by Amy Ala, speaks of the ignorance and downright audacity of a talented gentleman this recruiter was trying to place. Demanding, belligerent,…Continue
Sourcing: The Hunger Games Edition
Presented by: Doug Douglas – National Engagement Manager at Stark
Virtual Conference for HR.com (5/3/12)
Our topic today is “Sourcing: The Hunger Games Edition.” Katniss and Peeta will not be joining us personally today, but we can learn some very important things from the book/movie as it relates…Continue
Hi All - I'm Russ,
I guess for a while you can call me "Russ the Rookie" as I'm so green to here. My Friends call me "RussRecruits", If you pay my bills, you can call me what you want - your the customer!…Continue
Every day thousands of professionals take the time to apply to a job opportunity online. The vast majority never receive a personal response, only an automated email confirming the application.
My impression is that, whether you apply to a company directly, a contingency agency, or an executive search firm, the experience is fairly similar. Having said that, my expertise is predominantly limited to search firms, so hopefully this entry will shed some light on what I have learned and…Continue