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Recruiters are Lazy?!

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…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Social Media is a fad...

...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…

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Added by Gareth Jones on June 3, 2011 at 3:27pm — 8 Comments

Women Now Outnumber Men In The Workforce – What Does This Mean for Our Future?

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…

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Added by Tim Giehll on June 2, 2011 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

Looking for an IT Project Manager in the Mid-Atlantic? Try DC or Baltimore.

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…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Remember me? Keys to Successful Relationship Building in Recruiting

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…

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Added by JoAnn Carlin-Revesz on June 3, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Leveraging Social Media in Recruiting -- Chris Hoyt, PepsiCo on Twitter

Recently, at a Staffing Management Association of Dallas/Fort Worth, my colleague, Diana Meisenhelter caught up with Chris Hoyt, Talent Engagement and Marketing Leader for PepsiCo. We asked Chris this very simple question: How are you using and measuring Social Media to attract talent? His comments revolved around Twitter and how his company uses it. Check out DFW SMA.



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Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 1, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Hiring at Fortune's "Best Companies to Work For"

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:…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 1, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

A job board owners view of LinkedIn

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…

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Added by Chris Russell on June 2, 2011 at 9:16am — 25 Comments

Are You an Inspiring Leader?

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…

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Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Five Hot Industry Groups – The Market Demand Report

The ebb and flow of economic recovery has created varying demand within various industries. According to data from WANTED Analytics (www.wantedanalytics.com), the following five industry groups have experienced increased hiring demand in the past 30 days that will impact your business plan:



General Freight Trucking – 21.8% increase (over the same 30-day period last year)



Clothing Stores – 20.0%… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on June 1, 2011 at 8:45am — 5 Comments

2011 Online Recruiting Survey Results: Change…and no change

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…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 1, 2011 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Key Challenges Companies Face

Learn more about these three current issues in this interview of Scott Wintrip of the Wintrip Consulting Group /…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on May 27, 2011 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Help Our Veterans

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…

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Added by Doug Munro on May 27, 2011 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments

10 warning signals to drop a candidate

 

 

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…

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Added by Subramani B on May 29, 2011 at 6:45am — 13 Comments

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview.

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview

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…

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Added by Steve Ludlow on May 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Recruiters. 8 resons why your client meetings suck!

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…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

US Job Market grows only 2.1% in May

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%).

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Added by Henning Seip on May 31, 2011 at 9:25am — 14 Comments

You Get The Service You Deserve: What Your Recruiting Process Says About You

Recruitment consultants make a pretty easy target for criticism. Poorly briefed,

lacking insight, superficial assessment of candidates, poor feedback, difficult

to get hold of, won't return calls etc.  These are oft-repeated criticisms of

the industry and this list is neither new nor exhaustive. But is it always fair

to land all the blame at the feet of the consultant?



I don't want to defend the recruitment industry in general because there is genuinely much to… Continue

Added by Ian Harvey on May 26, 2011 at 11:45am — 3 Comments

So you think you’re a “Recruitment Consultant” do you?

 

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…

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Added by Ben on May 27, 2011 at 8:28am — 13 Comments

Bob Dylan – On Recruiting, Hiring and the Candidate Experience

“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…

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Added by Nick Tubach on May 26, 2011 at 4:07pm — 10 Comments

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