Are you a likable employee? Are you a likable person? Do you compliment others? Do you genuinely care about others well being? Are you someone else's confidant? Do you encourage others to do their best? When you smile, do you mean it?
Simple questions. Hard answers. I'm not talking…Continue
I admit it, I am a ‘recruiting-tragic’.
And a symptom of this condition is that I can’t help but think about the hiring implications of almost any situation.
And so it was, a few months ago, travelling with my family in Myanmar (formerly Burma), one of the most isolated countries anywhere, that I was struck with a hiring lesson that resonates across the world, in any situation.
We were in the northern town…Continue
If you're a top biller and you wonder whether the grass might be greener on the other side, the evidence is likely to have you recommit to your current employer.
Recently Harvard Business Review published an article based on detailed research over seven years into the…Continue
I was shopping at a wholesale warehouse this weekend and it got me to thinking about how the warehouse shopping mentality has grown exponentially in the past few years.
And it’s a good thing. If you are aware of your prices going in, you stand to save some significant dollars. I have to remember to bring my focus along with my list as it is easy to lose concentration and give myself over to the massive goodies these places often hold.
The same holds true for the search for…Continue
Employers seldom complain about the services of headhunters, it’s the headhunters’ fee that has become their pain point.
A few months ago I was a presenting at a seminar to about 35 business owners and HR professionals. The topic of the presentation was “How to Recruit like a Headhunter” and during the presentation I made the statement “if you are not using headhunters as your primary recruitment weapon, then you are not hiring the best talent in-the-market”…Continue
I recently attended the #TonyRobbins Business Mastery course at the Excel in London. It consisted of 4 days packed with information, tools and techniques on building and growing a business that is continually innovating and performing at its peak, and the best ways to create an exit plan for yourself; be this through creating a leadership team that will enable you to step away from the day to day running of the business, or the…Continue
Added by Michael Bowden on January 11, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
While employers across the nation are grumbling about healthcare reform, you may just end up rejoicing if you are working the healthcare niche.
A recent Staffing Industry Analysts report predicts that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), better known as…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 11, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments
It was 1997 and I was working at a staffing agency. We were celebrating the year end and we were headed to the dog tracks in Selma, Texas on a chartered bus. There was alcohol, and everybody was getting loud and crazy. We had had a long year and two recruiters had just been promoted to account managers. …Continue
Employee engagement is essential in the workplace as it not only ensures the happiness of employees but has also been proven to increase productivity by 69% and decrease turnover by 14.9%. Its impact upon…Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
While a best-selling author with a history of 35 years in career management is clearly not an easy target for critique, I feel I must call out the obvious negative reaction this blog’s advice could bring if followed. From what I gather, the intent of this information is to aid experienced job applicants in addressing presumed ageist perceptions or alleged age-bias in interviews.
However, it appears to be coming from a very misguided and perhaps out-of-touch with a real life…Continue
One of our clients was reading through our social recruiting blogs this month, which lead to a discussion on the topic during a check in call. We went back and forth on the benefits and best practices for recruiters, and then spent some time talking about why candidates are in favor of companies using social media for recruiting. While it might be obvious, some things just need to be said.
Here are the top 5 reasons candidates want recruiters on social media:
By Russell Adams - Director, AdMore Recruitment
Tradition suggests that January is one of the best and busiest times to start your job search and looking at my phone log and inbox this week, that certainly appears to be the case. But is January,…Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on January 10, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments
Recently, I received a call from the top notch sales team at LinkedIn with an “amazing offer.” They wanted to share with me a special tool that was only offered to Corporate Recruiters. They further explained that it was being offered to “select third party recruiters.” Hitting all the right buttons a sales person should, I of course jumped at the chance to hear about this silver bullet and booked an appointment.
Like a kid waiting for a new toy, I imagined all the things…Continue
In the last 11 months, the social media landscape has continued to evolve at a rapid pace. There have been tons of updates to social networks such as Global brand pages on Facebook, new LinkedIn company pages, Twitter cover photos and more. Several of these updates made social media even more attractive for recruiters.
If you have not yet jumped into social media recruiting, now is as good a time as ever to …Continue
I have been talking to a lot of recruiters over the past few months and I have been surprised to discover how many have still not embraced social networking as part of their recruitment process. In fact, I’m shocked by the number who aren't even considering it. Social…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on January 9, 2013 at 6:56pm — No Comments
Twitter. I have to admit, I never thought I would be a big tweeter. Until early in 2012, I didn't understand how it worked. A bit embarrased to admit this, but I know I am not alone. I had no idea what a hashtag was, and didn't know how to follow people or how to be…Continue
... and yet it is a powerful sourcing tool, and it is free to use. (For the basic account it is also free, but you need to know your ways around to view the results. I will explain below.)
I am talking about the LinkedIn Signal. Even if you have the topmost account and all the power of people searching available to you, the Signal is an excellent addition with complementary ways to source. Namely, the…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments