It’s true; most employers prefer passive candidates. A passive candidate is a gainfully employed professional who is open to hearing about career opportunities and would actually accept a new job if it made sense to them and their family.
Employers believe that a person is employed because they are the top of crop. When I say employers I refer to specific managers who maintain this mindset. I don’t personally know of any managers who think this way, but I have come across… Continue
Added by John Sanders on June 13, 2010 at 10:00pm —
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a blog post about the recovery of the technology job market, referencing positive indicators found on Indeed.com. Well, the trend continues and it’s now evident that we’ve undergone a shift
from an employer’s market to a candidate’s market.…
Added by Sam Smith on June 14, 2010 at 2:39pm —
I was interested to see reports of a survey last week showing that poor treatment of failed job applicants can damage a consumer brand and seriously affect the bottom line. It’s something that I hear candidates talk about and am always amazed at the number of… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on June 14, 2010 at 5:39pm —
Even before “To google” became a verb, digital technology formed the pervasive backdrop for economic activity. Nowadays, even the most savvy recruiters are challenged to keep pace with the new functionality and devices that are constantly appearing in the marketplace. However, many recruitment consultancies appear to be adopting a “business as normal” approach without recognition of the tide change that digital technology brings. Companies who continue on, without addressing or integrating new… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on June 11, 2010 at 2:30am —
I flew United for the first time in a decade last week. It was a lesson in customer as well as candidate experience I won't forget anytime soon.
The customer service people were very nice. When I stepped up before boarding and told them I normally fly Continental- had in fact booked my ticket through Continental but my mileage (50-100k per year for the last decade) and status weren't highlighted on the ticket as they should be and then asked whether 1st class had all… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on June 13, 2010 at 5:30pm —
In the last three months, more people have quit their jobs than been laid off, according to a recent AP article. Is this a sign of better economic times or an exhausted workforce that in light of recent layoffs have endured more stressful environments? Could it be that…
Added by Andrea Persico on June 11, 2010 at 10:51am —
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I am writing this on a plane on my way back from a week visiting the Aquent offices in Japan. It was a great week, and the business is tracking well, but as I had not been to Japan for a while, I spent my Continue
time meeting with virtually every recruiter, looking at activities and shining the light on efficiency and productivity…
Added by Greg Savage on June 10, 2010 at 7:30am —
"Step 1: Get out of the fetal position!"
I am asked on occasion why companies talk feverishly about innovation but hardly ever (if ever
) put solid innovation schemes into play.
is my answer. Pick whatever flavor you like:
Fear of failure
Fear of loss of… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on June 10, 2010 at 7:44am —
Added by Peter Lanc on June 9, 2010 at 5:56pm —
Last week’s post, Top Three Concerns of Recruiters Using Twitter (Resolved) generated a lo
t of interest and conversation. If you’re still concerned… Continue
Added by Ali Webster on June 10, 2010 at 12:24pm —
Over the last two weeks I have used this analogy when talking to recruiters within my company that recruiting via the social networks is more like a garden and not a grocery store. It seems to have connected with them and I know there are hundreds of other analogies out there describing "social recruiting" and this one just came out of my mouth during a conversation. My point is when a recruiter is using the social networks to find candidates and… Continue
Added by Mark Sullivan on June 10, 2010 at 12:22am —
It’s a well known fact that some people lie on their resumes. There are plenty of statistics around that show the percentages. Some people embellish a little, some embellish a lot, and some outright lie. Most of the time, that lie is about their education. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, one in four candidates misrepresents his or her educational attainment. If someone lies on their resume, how can you trust them as an employee?
I can remember several… Continue
Added by Doreen Koronios on June 9, 2010 at 12:24pm —
I recently posted an article on my company blog, www.Hooklineandthinker.us and here as well which highlighted the rise of Indeed.com and other job search aggregators, particularly in contrast to the Major Jobboards like… Continue
Added by Matt J Peter on June 8, 2010 at 2:30pm —
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, transparency
is defined as (1) :
having the property
of transmitting light without appreciable scattering so that bodies lying beyond are seen clearly or (2) :
free from… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on June 9, 2010 at 10:41am —
The answer may be simpler than one would expect: humans don’t like doing things that they are not great at, especially if there are grave consequences when executed poorly.
Hiring can make or break any business. This is especially true with small and medium-sized businesses. In general, most people are not very good at hiring employees. In fact, according to… Continue
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Added by Ali Webster on June 7, 2010 at 8:10am —
This recent trend has me perplexed -the trend towards including exclusionary wording on job postings which state in various forms: “The unemployed need not apply.”
Laura Bassett reported this recently on Huffington Post in her post titled: Disturbing Job Ads: The UnemployedWill Not Be Considered. She outs a… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on June 7, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Three cheers for Jason, the King Henry of Blogging
Added by Dennis Smith on May 12, 2007 at 2:20pm —
Anybody who has ever posted a job ad online knows the frustration: hundreds of resumes, yet only a precious few worth consideration. To amplify the problem, the coveted talent behind those worthy few is inevitably off the market by the time your umpteenth call triggers a ringtone instead of a voice mail. The money wasted buying ad space and time lost sifting through second-rate resumes is nothing short of maddening.
So why don't “quality” candidates ever respond to your job… Continue
Added by Kevin Jenkins on June 3, 2010 at 8:30am —