After attending a number of Recruiting and HR conferences this fall, I have noticed a few common themes. In particular, in both Europe and the U.S. the major focus has been on 1) “Big Data”; and 2) recruiters as marketing and sales people.These ideas are widely accepted –…Continue
You know what you need to do when you are job hunting. You search for job opportunities on the Internet, browse the company sites, fill up the general information in an application format and add your curriculum vitae.
Once you are done with this, what do you do? You probably wait. There are chances that your resume may go into the black hole, maybe it gets lost in a pile of hundreds of resumes or it may find its way to the desk of the hiring manager.…Continue
Business owners accuse Millennials of being lazy, too focused on money, and worried about “me, me, me,” while Millennials challenge the idea of a 9-to-5 job, stability, and hierarchy in the workplace. This back-and-forth debate seems to never end.
What’s even more interesting is that the accusers — Baby Boomers — were the first ones to be called the “Me Generation,” with managers lamenting the fact that they never cut their hair and were seemingly lazy. They were the first “rebels” in…Continue
We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right. There comes a time when small business owners have to make the decision to grow and…Continue
As a recruiter, you probably spend a good deal of your workday, sending, receiving and decoding emails. The more you read, the more that come in. The more you send out, the more that need replies. This is called email hell, and it’s a vicious cycle. We know that we need to have constant…Continue
It's that time to take a look at what's been happening in the job board industry over the past month. All I can say is - more than you might imagine. So let's get started:
I love LinkedIn. But I do not trust LinkedIn.
For recruiters, it’s obviously a key tool, and clearly a brilliant invention that is part of a seismic shift in the way recruitment works. I wish I had invented it.
But I believe, that for agency recruiters, LinkedIn is not your friend.
Don’t get me wrong, we need to use LinkedIn, and become better at scouring its database for the nuggets that reside therein. We also need to…Continue
With the HR technology marketplace seemingly evolving at the speed of a tweet, companies selling into the space are increasingly employing sophisticated techniques to increase both share of mind and, subsequently, share of market. Trends like big data, social media and mobile enablement have become…Continue
Added by Matt Charney on October 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My previous post about the right number of interviews received a lot comments - some from people saying I should add an extra interview to…Continue
TGIF, right? Yeah, that used to be more exciting before they pulled Family Matters, Step by Step and Boy Meets World from the best programming block this side of Thursday nights on NBC circa 1996, but now, Fridays just mean having to see #FollowFriday (or #FF, if you f-ing like) proliferate throughout my social…Continue
There’s no doubt that when it comes to recruiting and hiring, social media long ago moved from the margins to the mainstream. The exponential increase in employer adoption has become a big business in its own right, with a rapidly growing ecosystem of new tools and emerging technologies dedicated to helping…Continue
Created this "framework" recently for a workshop that we were conducting a week ago. We needed something quick to understand at which level an organization was - in terms of their use and understanding of using social networking platforms and their overall use of Digital mediums to attract and manage talents.
I'm just sharing this here, in case someone else here might find it useful. This is by no means a…
Added by Kenneth on October 24, 2013 at 3:45am — No Comments
Remember 1999? For those of us in online recruiting, it was the year ran an ad during the Superbowl. Overnight the job board went from sort-of well-known to very well known. Part of it was a memorable…Continue
Later this week I’ll be…Continue
The HR Technology Conference serves, for our industry at least, as the debutante ball for talent technology, the annual ‘coming out’ event for dozens of new systems,…Continue
On Wednesday, the big news at Talent Connect was that LinkedIn had gone mobile. But mobile access wasn't the only upgrade that LinkedIn's Recruiter product received, although this one received very little fanfare: recruiters who occupy a LinkedIn Recruiter seat can now post status updates directly onto…Continue
by Rob Kelly
We had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day.
It started with a cold-call and a resume to me.
The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email:
If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.
Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…Continue
I just might be the least athletic person I know. I am surrounded by sports. My nephews and their wives do cross-fit competitions. My husband (in his youth) took part in body building competitions. My niece grew up on the soccer field and my boys have always played baseball with a little soccer and football thrown in as we…Continue
We have been hearing for awhile now that mobile is where it's at, and today? LinkedIn announced they agree. A big part of the product announcements are focused on their mobile users. Makes sense, since somewhere between 70-80% of job seekers report using mobile to find their next career move & 30% of…
Added by Crystal Miller on October 16, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments