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Staffing Agencies = Training Ground for Corporate Recruiters?

 

I never thought I’d be a corporate recruiter.  Well, if we go back far enough I never thought I’d be a recruiter.  In fact, I don’t know a single recruiter who set out to BE a recruiter, on purpose.  We all seemed to kind of fall into it, but I digress. 

 

I started out as many do, in an agency.  Actually my first experience with an agency was covering the front desk at a recruiting firm that rhymes with Blobert Blaf.  I remember the staffing managers literally…

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Added by Amy Ala on July 13, 2011 at 4:25pm — 5 Comments

Stop Job Search Failure Before it Starts

Experiencing failure can be one of the most difficult parts of a job search for candidates and recruiters alike.  For candidates, finding out that you were turned away from a job because you do not fit the job description or company culture can be very discouraging.  For recruiters, whose job it is to find the right match between candidates and hiring companies, failure can be also be extremely disappointing when all of your hard work results in letting your client and candidate…

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Added by Caitlin Wells on July 12, 2011 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments

The good, the bad and the ugly...

I have recently had the pleasure of managing a large volume recruitment project, and utilised partnerships with other agencies.  It ocurred to me to actually learn something from my range of experiences, from "Oh yay its her again - she's a fab recruiter" to "please, please, please don't let that be X on the phone!"

These are my perceptions of what not to do and what TO do!

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Added by Sarah Calverley on July 12, 2011 at 5:11am — 3 Comments

Tech Hiring Hits a 4-Year High in June, Despite a Dismal BLS Report

Even with the increased concern and political rhetoric about flat jobs growth and unemployment in the US, it's no secret that IT professionals are in demand. IT hiring demand has been increasing rapidly throughout the 1st half of this year, up 56% percent since the beginning of the year. Employers and staffing agencies posted more than 251,500 new online job ads for IT professionals in June, up 1.7% from May.

 

Hiring Demand for Computer…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on July 11, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

In Pursuit of Happiness (#SHRM11 Learnings pt. 2)

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." -- Agnes Repplier

Am I a culture fit for this company?  Do my values and beliefs align with those of the organization?  These are two questions that many job seekers, employers, and employees are asking themselves these days.  Culture is the… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on July 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Give those recruiters a red card, ref..

Anyone can tell you that a bad experience tends to unfortunately stick out in your head more so than a good experience. It can just take one person to really upset a company brand but a whole group of people can do some serious damage and in this case, it most certainly has.

The following tale is by no means tarring…

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Added by Emily Stevenson on July 12, 2011 at 9:44am — 9 Comments

4 Google+ Features that Recruiters will LOVE

With all the news about Google+, I'd like to share another great blog post on the topic by iCIMS Blogger, Katie Meeker. Check it out below!

 

Barely 2 weeks old and the buzz of Google+ has already taken over…

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Added by Karen Bucks on July 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Step 1 of your digital social recruiting program

I was recently revisiting some learning & development material I pulled together last year on the topic of Communication. Because of the enormity of this subject I made the decision at the time to break it down into two sessions. The first was the art of “Receiving” (a.k.a listening) the premise was that contrary to popular belief, the actual key ingredient to being a master communicator is the ability to listen and give 100% attention to others. Not, as many believe, the ability to…

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Added by Ben on July 11, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Technical testing when and how to do it!!!

Technical testing when and how to do it!!!



Within the staffing community, Hiring teams (HT, (this consists of Hiring manager, and possible first and second level interviewers) and businesses themselves there has always been controversy over how do you determine the expertise level of a candidate. Interviews, technical testing, reference checks, and more are all tools that can be used. Some staffing professionals (SP), and companies…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 11, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

My favourite recruitment catch phrases

Recruitment lends itself as well to catchphrases as any other other industry. On my travels through the industry I have worked with some very creative individuals who have a beautiful knack of summing up a situation or person with a few well chosen words. I have also worked with others that have developed what seems like an entirely different language and make little sense unless you have the appropriate translation phrase book.

 

Regardless, what I have found is that a good…

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Added by Luke Collard on July 10, 2011 at 7:08pm — 13 Comments

Sourcing Classes from Hogwarts!

I am a big Harry Potter fan and I am a sourcer - you might have noticed that I am part way through a monster Harry Potter marthon this week! I’ve tenuously linked the two together in order to impart a few talent sourcing tips – enjoy!

 

DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS

 

Alistair “Mad eye” Moody had a point – it doesn’t hurt to always be vigilant. I’m not talking about keeping an eye out for Death Eaters or dark magic, but for…

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Added by Katharine Robinson on July 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Including Key Achievements in your Resume

If I had a dollar for every resume I saw that did not include “key achievements”, I would be a very wealthy resume writer!

 

Failing to include key achievements throughout your resume is a recipe for disaster and will cause your resume to be put straight in the deleted folder and never to be seen again.

 

The job market is competitive, and if you’re going to prove to the hiring manager that you are the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 9, 2011 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

Searching for Google-plus profiles is no problem at all, whether you are already on Google-Plus or not. Here’s a direct link to a sample search:

Search…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 8, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

What were the Circumstances of Your Departure?

One of the most critical factors in evaluating a candidate’s work history is how/why they left previous jobs.  As a recruiter, how you ask the question, and how you receive the answer, will impact the accuracy and completeness of the information you receive.  Questions about departures must be asked without bias –…

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Added by Mark Bregman on July 7, 2011 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Motivation

How many people get up in the morning with more energy than they know what to do with; AND can hardly wait to get the day started at the workplace? Okay, you can put your hands down now. For the rest of you, why is it so hard to get excited at the new work day? Is it because of the number of years of service (that the supervisors refuse to acknowledge)? Is it issues in the family life that distract you from the work cycle? Are you burnt out due to the stress and the pressures of the position OR… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on July 7, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

The Best Candidates are the Qualified Ones!

Now this statement seems pretty self-explanatory right?  Obviously with every recruitment marketing campaign you run, you want qualified candidates above all else.  But the real question is how are you measuring which candidates are qualified and which are not.

 

There are a few levels of qualified candidates that should be pretty easy to track and measure:

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

RecruitCONSULT! Elevate Recruiting to True Consulting

In the corporate Talent Acquisition profession, the day-to-day process of what recruiters do is fairly simple:
  1. We work with the business to develop a plan to recruit talent (often includes developing the position profile,  the recruiting strategy, and other activities)
  2. We go out and “find” prospects and…
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Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on July 6, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

In the Eyes of Gen-Y: The First Job

Written by Taylor

 

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In the eyes of a college student, summer is that…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 6, 2011 at 10:33am — 4 Comments

Everything I needed to know about Recruiting I learned in Kindergarten.

My kids have always summed up my career in this fashion: “People pay mommy lots of money to find other people”.  They have never questioned the logic of this.  Mommy plays a mean hide n seek.  Now that my baby has graduated from Kindergarten, I have come to realize that really, some of the most important elements of recruiting he has now mastered.  Since school let out I’ve been watching him interact with his friends – and here’s what I’ve found...

 

Have something good…

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Added by Amy Ala on July 6, 2011 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

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