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28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy

1. Build talent pipelines and recruitment strategies to key business groups

Business units love to engage and buy-in to recruitment strategies that are tied to their groups and units vs. the whole company where job requirements and competencies can get watered down to meet all requirements.  Sourcing…


Added by Francois Guay on November 14, 2011 at 8:25am — 6 Comments

Recruitment is a service NOT a product

As the markets in Asia Pacific continue to grow at rates from 6 – 23.5% (in the case of SG’s 1st Quarter 2011!) the ‘…


Added by Robert Fanshawe on November 14, 2011 at 12:19am — 9 Comments

Why are Candidates joining your Talent Community?

When you are starting to build your Talent Community (or Talent Network), it’s extremely important to think about this question.  In understanding why candidates want to be part of your Talent Community, you can start creating communities & messaging that better appeal to your best target candidates.


So the question remains, when a candidate opts into your Recruiting…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 10, 2011 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Recording - Cora Mae Lengeman - Recruiting Animal Show

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Added by Recruiting Animal on November 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments


Dear Penn State Undergrads,

You have just been hit between the eyes with a hard dose of the real world.  I notice that you are not handling it very well so let me try to give you something to think about besides  your folk hero and the game on Saturday.  As i have listened to your comments ,i am reminded of the time many moons ago when my world consisted of Wildcat football games, painting the "A" at the University of Arizona, boondockers with a keg or two and once in a while a…


Added by Sandra McCartt on November 10, 2011 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

Global recruiting issues

The #tru carnival is continuing this week, with events in Johannesburg  on the 9′th November and CapeTown on the 11′th. I’m really looking forward to this first venture in to Africa, and to what the local recruiters will have to say about the market. We have close to 150 booked for Jo’burg and 70 for Cape Town, so it is going to be a very busy and interesting 2 days, with mostly third-party and corporate recruiters attending.

Having spoken with a number of the track leaders today…


Added by Bill Boorman on November 7, 2011 at 1:03pm — 5 Comments

Engaging, retaining, developing and investing!

We recruiters often talk about how candidates need to give more to their employers and how they need to be seen to want to add value, to want to drive for good outcomes but it is a game of two halves and as Employers we all have to look at how we attract, retain and develop our people - do we have a formal employee engagement strategy in place?…


Added by Lipton Fleming on November 10, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

It Takes a Village: Employee Engagement; Is it Important?

Poor HR, employee engagement is their responsibility, yet it is definitely one of those things that cannot be done alone. Employee Engagement is one of those things that companies really struggle with when it comes to prioritizing, surveying, implementing and monitoring effectiveness; why? Well it is overwhelming. When we think about engaging our employees and our teams we want to be sure that we have all of the pieces together, we want it to be successful and repeatable and there are a lot…


Added by Danielle Powers on November 8, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

How to Handle Your Talent–on-the-Bubble

“Today more than ever, the fate of an organization depends on its ability to recruit, retain, and, when necessary, replace talent.”

–        Emmett C. Murphy, Talent IQ

In his best selling book, Talent IQ, Emmett Murphy lays out a very clear and researched process…


Added by Nick Tubach on November 8, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments

It’s all about the job seeker: job boards, social media, and relevance

Last week I read a post about how social media killed job boards (yes, again!). Whether or not you agree with the argument (and as you can surmise, I don’t), the piece inadvertently brings up a larger issue: are job boards still relevant to job seekers? After all, this is all about the job seeker, right? Many social media evangelists would have you…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 8, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

A few thoughts on building a diverse organization

Ok, so I have no idea where this diversity series is taking me....but hopefully you’ll come along for the ride.  I just got back from speaking on a discussion panel so my mind is going a mile a minute on this topic.  What I’d like to address is how, we as recruiting professionals can help our organizations continue to hire and grow awesome, diverse talent.  Here are a few thoughts:

Pipeline - Build a big,…


Added by jeffreytmoore on November 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Advice Needed: Where are all of the Customer Service Reps?

Last year around this time, Dawson had a Customer Service Open House - we advertised on job boards, our website and spread the word on our personal social media accounts.  This brought us about 30-40 people that we were able to help! 

Today, we abide by the same rules and hardly have anyone walk through our door…what are we missing?

Has anyone else experience this struggle?  It comes with the Staffing territory, I know, but this "drought" seems to be lasting longer than…


Added by Glenna Halligan on November 8, 2011 at 11:37am — 11 Comments

5 Recruitment Career Killers…

I meet with a number of Recruitment Consultants every week who are looking to move on from their current position, or step up to their next opportunity…  I probably speak with a further 10, or more on the phone….

 And, to be perfectly honest I’m lucky if I meet with one a week who I consider a good, old fashioned ‘A’ Candidate

It’s not to say that these candidates are not fantastic on paper… On paper most of these candidates look great…. On paper most of these…


Added by Craig Watson on November 8, 2011 at 9:30am — 20 Comments

Spin the Bottle – How HR Better Start Taking Risks

Remember that cute little blonde you had a crush on when you were ten but were to shy to approach or even kiss during that awkward game of spin the bottle. Well you're a big boy know so you better start taking action, especially if you're in Human Resources otherwise some big finance guy is going to waltz…


Added by Francois Guay on November 8, 2011 at 8:12am — 2 Comments

15 sure signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously

You call them ‘clients’ and you think they see you as a business partner. Take this quick test and maybe… think again! Tick each statement that applies to you.

  1. They won’t meet you to provide a new job brief. It’s emailed, or given over the phone, or maybe its just a few lines in an email.
  2. They give you jobs in…

Added by Greg Savage on November 7, 2011 at 10:54pm — 7 Comments

Should Candidates Claim Temporary Insanity?

I had an interesting conversation with a former candidate this week. This is someone who got the position I recruited him for and by all accounts is doing a fabulous job. Nothing unusual about that, until you understand that recruiting this candidate just about drove me nuts.


When I first sourced him, he was terrific. Had the skills and education (very specific, prestigious university grad) my client wanted. Excellent culture fit – really brought the right “start-up…


Added by Amy Ala on November 7, 2011 at 7:57pm — 10 Comments

Dare to Be Different – Why you Need to Change How you Hire?

Amazing that most companies still look for talent the traditional way. In a world topsy-turvy with change, rampant new technology, social media, new competitive entrants and a global economy, companies are still hiring the old-fashioned way. Most companies are still embracing the status quo, slumbering thru the new…


Added by Francois Guay on November 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Agency Recruiters are dead…long live Agency Recruiters!


I often get asked by the slightly less experienced and slightly more nervous recruiters I meet (online or offline), how we can compete with corporate…


Added by Robert Fanshawe on November 6, 2011 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Candidate Control? Are You Serious?

Like many of us, I stumbled into recruiting (I was a golf professional teaching some of these “headhunters”). Two years later I was sitting at a desk, staring at a phone, terrified I had made the biggest mistake of my life. I worked for a large, successful company with a few of “those guys” in the environment. You know the ones I’m talking about – the Bobby Big Wheels and the Johnny Shooters who knew it all.

Bobby and Johnny would walk around the office doing the wink and the…


Added by Scott Burgess on November 4, 2011 at 3:17pm — 12 Comments

The Dos and Don'ts of Interviewing

One of the advantages of working within the staffing world is that you get the ins and outs of the client side, as well as the job seeker side.  Here at Dawson, we know what a client is looking for, what the job seeker expects and we get the make the perfect match.  So, in so many words, we are “all knowing.”  Not to give ourselves a pat on the back, but we are a wealth of knowledge and I have decided we should share some of it.  The information I continuously plan on sharing could…


Added by Glenna Halligan on November 4, 2011 at 4:06pm — 4 Comments

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