We had an interesting scenario in our office the other day. A new-ish Consultant had a complaint from a candidate about not being contacted in what he perceived to be a timely manner. And perception is what it is all about. We throw around this word a lot but really it is the crux of what we do. In such an subjective job, although every Consultant is theoretically doing the same job, we are identifying different skills in our candidates and relating differently to each of…Continue
People have dreams when starting with professional social networking. There is one common dream most networkers do not speak about, but it can be easily read from their activity.
We could formulate it like this: “When I have 1000 (5000) connections, everything will change! I will use my network…Continue
OK – I have to say I work for a cool company. Not trying for brownie points here (can’t hurt) but a company that invests in the future to me – is awesome. So Aquent sponsored/is sponsoring some
great events in 2010 and I was a very lucky attendee for two of them.
Added by Kelly Moeller on June 29, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I raised many questions in my previous blog post, too many questions, perhaps. So to show that I've not learned my lesson, I'm going to raise some more.
In that post, I analyzed a CNNMoney.com article titled "Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits," especially the part of the article predicting that…Continue
With the first time weekly unemployment claims still hovering above 400,000; I have more Applicant Tracking System annoyances.
As I said in my previous post, I get it because I am a Recruiter who has used ATS. And…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on June 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
This weekend, I had the opportunity to see the new A-Team movie as part of my birthday celebration. Throughout the movie, I took several mental notes that have inspired me to write this post. Believe it or not, it was my wife’s idea to see the movie! Needless to say, she has excellent taste. To quote Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, “I love it when a plan comes together.”
I think we will all agree that Inhouse Recruiters (IHR) and suppliers don’t always see eye-to-eye, in the majority of cases I would say that we might as well be in a different markets, who’d have thought we are all in recruitment! The biggest rift is in the non-relationship between agencies and theirs customers, which…Continue
Added by Gary Franklin on June 27, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 25, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments
Wow - what a ride. My first 30 days at PepsiCo have been the busiest and most travel-heavy 30 days I've experienced in a long time. I've worked directly with a workforce more diverse in their ideas, backgrounds, and cultures than I've ever met collectively within any single organization. I've pitched new ideas that, as I write…Continue
Feedback is such a difficult task.
I would love to give exact feedback to every candidate, but unfortunately it seems like anything somewhat specific opens you up to discrimination lawsuits or candidate backlash. I try to be as specific as possible but ultimately it's my job to protect the company.
Candidates who were declined have a tendency to interpret feedback as unfair, "fixable" or something that is up for debate, irrelevant, or…Continue
There's no doubt that the most recent recession (or current one, depending upon who you talk to) was much different than previous ones. As a result, it stands to reason that the recovery will be much different, as well. According to a recent CNNmoney.com article ("Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits"), those who work a full-time job in the future may count…Continue
Ahh. Now that is a statement that says it all doesn't it. Sometimes we wish life would come with an instruction manual, or for that matter a staffing manual? We wish at times we had all the clues, all the instructions we would need, but that would make for a boring life. This statement hangs on a wall at Moss Landing at the…Continue
For those that know…Continue