Original Air Date: Wed Oct 03, 2012
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Sadly it’s true; there are arrogant, unpleasant, aggressive recruiters in this world (but not many!).
Anyway, the very worst amongst these, a smug, self-important, borderline sleaze-ball, was interviewing a young graduate, and as was his wont, he thought humiliating her would be a good way to go.
“So” he snorted, leaning back in his chair and sneering at the young woman opposite him “What makes you so…
This morning it was widely reported that the "unemployment rate" dropped to 7.8% - and that most of the drop was "the fact that many people simply stopped looking for a job." That comment is very disrespectful to unemployed people who are working harder than ever to find a job.
The rate that is reported as the unemployment rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about Platforms vs. Point Solutions, impressing hiring managers, HR Tech acquisitions and trends, perception mistakes and crisps for tweets.
And if you are at the HR Technology Conference this upcoming week…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 5, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
The HR Technology conference is less than a week away and I’m extremely excited about being able to once again attend in Chicago this year (here are my takeaways from last year). As always, the conference remains one of the best ways to stay current with the important trends happening in the HR and recruitment technology space and see the cool new innovations that are on the…Continue
I have no doubt you can give candidates compelling messages about what makes your position exciting, good for their career, etc.
So why would I want you to ask your hiring managers why they think their position is a great opportunity? For these reasons:
It’s important for you to know how your hiring managers are “marketing/selling” their positions when they are talking to candidates. When you ask them this question, you may be appalled at how poorly they describe what's great…Continue
Added by katherine moody on October 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Original Air Date: Wed Oct 03, 2012
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In all the hoopla last week surrounding the Indeed.com acquisition, most pundits overlooked how bad it was for Monster and its job board brethren.
According to a source who wanted to remain anonymous, Recruit Co., Indeed’s buyer, had a deal with Monster on the table as well. Indeed’s pricetag was rumored to be $1.2 billion while Monster wanted $1.4 billion.
So, a measly $200…Continue
I live in Austin, Texas that is arguably one of the best cities in the United States. Not only is Austin the Capital of Texas, it is widely known for its music, nightlife, restaurants, lakes, rolling hills, and the The University of Texas. Our family calls Austin home. Even though all of us all have traveled…Continue
Well, in the title it is simply answers for my marketing plan for the year. Are you certified? Why not?
Simple: When building your recruiting business you will also have the opportunity to invest in all kinds of marketing. Certification is a marketing opportunity. You have invested in your education and you have taken the time to know the law. I am marketing to fortune 500 companies to use recruiters that are certified. Can you compete with me? There are a lot of options today.…Continue
Countless times recruiters tell me they need better and/or more ways to source candidates. This understandably seems to be the solution when:
Or did he...
I'll start by saying that I am not an astrologer nor do I understand the first thing outside of the fact that I am a Virgo and that Virgo begins with a V.
I attended a wedding this past weekend and was introduced to a family members "friend". He was a bit older most likely in his 80's. To start a conversation he asked what I do for a living. I kept it simple and told him that I am a recruiter.
The rest of the night was history as…Continue
The Makeup of a great Staffing Professional!!
So what is the secret sauce to being a great Staffing Professional? That is a question that has been debated for years, so I figured it’s time to answer it.
A great staffing professional will be inquisitive, they will be a hunter, a salesman, a writer, a PM and more. However the barebones of what makes a great staffing professional great is simple.
A great Staffing professional will be; quick of wit and…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
We’re all familiar with job postings. At some point you probably spent hours sifting through them to find your next job, so you know the basics. That’s why it’s surprising that so many are dense, boring and bland. It’s like everyone that writes a job posting forgets how our brains work when we’re looking for a job.…Continue
As a recruiter I run into folks fairly consistently that tell me that they are happy in their current role, and they are not interested in anything else. How do you know?
With that in mind, I’ve come up with five reasons to keep your options open:
1) The only thing that is consistent in life is change. You just never know when your spouse is going to get a fantastic job offer across the country, or when your company will get bought out by its competitor. The work force…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 28, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments
Let me answer that question really quickly. No. It may happen if you are a doctor or if you are with a small company and have a specific trade. Other than that, I can’t think of another profession where you could be a permanent employee with the same company your entire career. Let’s think about it. The…Continue
Let start one step back from Recruiter Certification. I view recruiter certification as the culmination of a commitment to your profession as a recruiter. So maybe we should start at the beginning.
Where does the commitment to the profession begin? To me it is connecting with and getting connected to others that are working in the same profession as you, a recruiting industry trade association or group. You are a member of RecruitingBlogs, that is a sign you get it! There are…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about content marketing, better apply process, social freedom, offshore recruiting and HR engagement.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on September 28, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments
Prioritization, Passion, Grit, Determination, Goals, and Steadiness. Some adjectives if you will that define my desk management strategy. On any given staffing day, in any given state, nation, or country, across the US and across the World, talent management continues to evolve, change and bring with it new days and new ways of seeing the world.
Often I sit back as I start and end my day with a review of the tasks ahead, the activities that will propel me to staffing…Continue
I am an evolutionist. I love seeing things evolve, people, places, teams and functions. Looking back to 2002 (yep, all that way) when I first landed into the world of in-house Recruitment, it's interesting to see how things have changed as much as they have stayed the same.
I went in-house for the same reasons of many, I hated the agency land, whilst I enjoyed the cut and thrust as I am a competitive bugger, I struggled with the closing and ended up hating the fact that no…Continue
With just less than 2 weeks until this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions that I’m most looking forward to is The 2nd Annual Candidate Experience Awards. This session should provide some great insights on what some of the more forward thinking companies are doing with their recruiting processes to foster a better candidate experience (it should have a…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments