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3 Common Learning Styles and How to Train Them

We all learn differentlybut it wasn’t until the 1970s that experts and educators really started to delve into the science of different learning types. Depending on your perspective, that’s pretty recent, and that means that many of the more traditional, one-size fits all, training programs…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 15, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

#Hack Your Candidate Experience with These 4 Tech Tips

This week we want to give recruiters insights on how to use their technology to improve the candidate experience. The candidate experience can make or break the employer…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 14, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be more…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Don't Hate the Robot, Hate the Game

Robotic Snake Is Displayed In Science Museum's Dana Centre

Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a…

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Added by Doug Douglas on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Recruiting: Darwinism or Creationism?

In full disclosure, I’m a huge geek. In 99 out of 100 opportunities on any given night, I’ll watch anything that is on the NatGeo or History Channels before I watch any of that mindless drivel of reality TV. (the Real World still gets a lifetime free pass). And so I had the opportunity to get all freaky with my inner geek and watch the …

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Added by Pete Radloff on February 14, 2014 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Best Tech Quotes from Recruiters



Earlier this month we got into the issues surrounding tech worker recruitment. In “Tech Workers: The Ball is in Their Court”, we discovered the disconnect between the leverage that tech workers now have…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

A Little Love From LinkedIn

A couple of weeks ago, RecruitingBlogs partnered up with LinkedIn to find out what candidates can do to woo recruiters this Valentine’s Day.  You answered, and LinkedIn listened,…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 13, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

90% of New Skills are Lost Within a Year

Isn’t that crazy when you consider all the time and effort companies invest in training? The WSJ claims some studies show that a measly 10% of those taught skills are retained. As the majority of recruiters turn toward the model of hiring for attitude…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 13, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The New Digital Divide: Thoughts for Leaders and Laggards

Summary: The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on - are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and those who haven’t. It also offers suggestions…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 13, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Not Every Social Network is Created Equal

A couple days ago, I received an application via Linkedin for a recruiting position we have available at our firm. The email began like most do: “I’m interested because…My resume is attached….Let me know when you’re free…” Pretty boilerplate-type stuff. I put the candidate’s information into a folder of…

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Added by Myles Phelps on February 12, 2014 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Recruiting Technology Company You've Never Heard Of Releases Product You Don't Care About

TALENT, OREGON - Feb 11, 2014 (WORTHLESS WIRE) -- GenericTech, a leading provider of people empowerment solutions, announced today that the company is putting out a press release simply for the purposes of putting out a press release.  

This revolutionary PR approach goes far beyond traditional content marketing…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Talent Analytics and Your ATS

Talent analytics has really taken recruiting and HR practices by storm. What many company leaders thought they knew about best hiring practices is being totally obliterated by the proven effectiveness of talent analytics.

Just last year you couldn’t click on a blog post or article without reading the words “Big Data”. Speaking of which, I…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 12, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Context of Content (what's a resume anyway?)

Recruiters will use any kind of information to find candidates.  I once literally got contact information off of a bathroom wall once and, yes, I made a placement.

We won't discuss the industry.

Recruiters seek out the people we place, and we find them anywhere they are. It is what we do -…

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Added by lisa rokusek on February 11, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The 10 Things The Olympics Can Teach Us About Recruiting & Staffing

Sochi 2014 Company Olympics

Image courtesy of Mediabistro.com

Alright folks, I've been watching the Winter Olympics and rather enjoy this time of year for the vital lessons that the Olympics can teach us - specifically about recruiting/staffing, I'll get to that.

I remember watching Apolo Anton Ono - who won multiple Gold Medals in his sport, and Shaun White, whom has suffered a medical injury only to be back on the world stage.  These athletes and others across the world are…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 11, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

The Affordable Care Act & Staffing: What Agencies Need To Know

Perhaps no issue is more pertinent - or more pressing - to the staffing industry than the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as 'Obamacare.'  The ACA, of course, mandates health care coverage for all Americans, including…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 11, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Let the Experts Do the Job

Any person who works in sales, recruitment or executive search knows we get our fair share of "no's". No matter how much industry intelligence and experience you put out there we know that not everyone will use it. So when people come direct to us for our expert advice, we feel it's well…

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Added by Richard Gibbard on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Twitter Misconceptions: 4 Factors Hindering Adoption

Summary: In spite of its ubiquity, Twitter remains misunderstood, especially by digital rookies and reluctant adopters. There are four key Twitter misconceptions that seem to be keeping later adopters in particular from opening an account, exploring the possibilities, and giving Twitter a fair shot to demonstrate its value. These misconceptions stem from emotional…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Who Has the Time? –Candidate Feedback



CareerBuilder survey revealed that 44% of workers who didn’t hear back from an employer when they applied for a job said that they have a worse opinion of that employer. This particular stat should drive home…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How to Choose a Recruitment Agency – for Employers

A recruitment agency serves as an intermediary that fosters a very important relationship between you and the candidate (or the job seeker). So choosing the right recruitment agency is a very important concern for you as a client.

Since you’ll be paying them a lot of money for…

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Added by Alok Mehra on February 11, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

10 Signs You are a Dead Recruiter Walking.

Recently I highlighted a new breed of recruiter who will thrive as technology and shifting customer attitudes disrupt the recruiting world like never before. I called these guys ‘drinkers’, although I later realised…

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Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2014 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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