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Where is Tech Talent Hiding?

Maybe they’re helping new startups rise to Googledom. Or maybe they’re enjoying the spoils of working for big business. Whatever the case, these guys and gals are enjoying the job flexibility that comes with being in high demand.

Great tech talent. You won’t find it by hitting the job boards.

A Techie’s Playground

The real players…


Added by Jessica Lunk on June 13, 2012 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Bad Hires: Stats, Costs, Avoidance, Poor Excuses and Other Thoughts

The adage goes, “if you hire clowns, you will end up with a circus.” Not just a circus but a really expensive circus.  Let me start with the generalist statistic from PR News (2012).  Of new hires, 46% fail within 18 months.  Of new hires another 45% are only fair to marginal performers.  That means that 81% of new hires are a disappointment.  That is a really big number and comes at even bigger costs.  The cost of a minimum wage bad hire has been cited to be $4,500 and change.  Research in…


Added by Darryl Moore on June 14, 2012 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Looking to Close More Business? Try Some BANTER.

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B


banter - an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured conversation

Well if it were only that simple, we would all be closing more business.  I know that I can exchange good-natured conversation with the best of them and certainly enjoy supplying one or two teasing remarks.

As you might imagine that is not the banter to which I refer. I am referring to something that is critical to the ultimate…


Added by Jennifer Brownell on June 12, 2012 at 4:32pm — 8 Comments

Where does technology fit into your recruiting strategy?

Lately I’ve been watching a number of presentations by recruiting and sourcing professionals on their recruitment marketing strategy and how they are able to drive success at their organizations.   Most if not all have a technology component that helps them drive innovation in their process.


With many of these organizations, they’ve been able to determine a successful recruiting strategy through a few key steps.  Here is my simplified…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

7 Pitfalls of Online Recruitment from Somone who sees it Everyday Day...

Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…


Added by Samantha McGawley on June 12, 2012 at 4:25am — 2 Comments

Are you a Fee Worthy Recruiter?


Recruitment professionals spend their days sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates that a client will hopefully pay a fee for.  Did you ever stop to think that you, as a Recruitment Professional, are also worthy of a…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 11, 2012 at 9:18am — 5 Comments

Are Employees Committing Industrial Espionage?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has initiated a new campaign to thwart the increased use of  industrial espionage.   According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal ,  the new campaign will focus on the prevention of  corporate espionage.   The FBI will feature…


Added by Gordon Basichis on June 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Are You Ready for the Talent War?

Employment and unemployment issues have been widely discussed over the last few years, however an even more detrimental issue is the impending talent crisis.

“According to a yearlong study conducted by McKinsey Co., the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent.”

The Talent War Defined

Are you already sensing shortages in the talent pool?  Most likely, yes.

We have completed extensive market research and found that…


Added by Jamie Amaral on June 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments


This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology Blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/headcount


Making the tabloid news rounds today is the story of how UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife accidentally…


Added by Jen Watkiss on June 11, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

So, you are in reception, waiting for your client…

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Success in recruiting is all about doing a lot of small things… very well.

Pretty much all recruiters follow the same process. We screen, we interview, we match, we meet clients, and we engineer scores of mini interactions which stitch…


Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Why Staffing Firms Save Your Customers Money (Infographic)

Think back to your most recent “bad hire.” Remember the time, effWhy Staffing Firms Can Save Your Company Money ort and resources that went into posting the job, screening candidates, interviewing and training. And then there was the trial period. Like most companies, you’ve gone through the discomfort a bad hire can bring. By the time you cut your losses, this preventable mistake will have cost you and your company over $40,000,  and in some cases even  $200,000, when valuable customers get caught in the flack.…


Added by Ryan Connors on June 12, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

3 ?’s you should be able to answer with your Recruitment Metrics

When evaluating the success of your recruitment sourcing strategy, it’s important not to only focus on the final results in terms of time to hire and cost per hire but ultimately look at how you ultimately ended up with these results.  In the end, you want to determine what strategies and sources contributed to your success and what ones were not worth your time.  All so you can improve your strategy for…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 7, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.2.12 to 6.8.12

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 being part of the solution, hiring right, getting better thinkers, creating better recruiting content, Talent Communities and team buy-in.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 8, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Candidate Engagement: The winners, the losers, and the OMGPleaseChooseANewCareer

This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/candidate-engagement-winners-losers-and-omgpleasechooseanewcareer


Once upon a time, before I knew anything about the recruiting industry, I found myself laid-off and looking for work. And in the midst of that…


Added by Jen Watkiss on June 5, 2012 at 7:57pm — 2 Comments

The Three Essential Key Elements for a Great Hire

(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/6/2012)


Quality of Hire as a metric receives a lot of attention. Theories abound about the importance of QoH and how to measure it. There are 998 different theories about QoH. That number (that I just made up) is about as real as most of the…


Added by Tom Bolt on June 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Urban Legends about Recruiters / Myths

I've been a recruiter for 12 years and still every day, I come across people who have no idea what I do for a living.  They simply don't understand the concept of a recruiter.  As if that isn't enough, there is tons of misinformation out there about who we are and how we earn a living.  I hope this clarifies it for the general public.  To me, this is a PSA. :)

#1 - Giving someone the title, makes it so.  

Just because you call your Honda a…


Added by Joshua Lee on June 6, 2012 at 4:30pm — 15 Comments

Good ideas: how job seekers would make job boards better

I recently had the privilege of hosting #HFChat – the HireFriday Tweet-fest organized by @HRMargo and @CyndyTrivella.  HireFriday is all about helping job seekers find work. Recruiters, HR professionals, and the occasional job board doctor pose and answer common questions about the job hunt. It’s a wonderful event for all involved.

My subject – surprisingly enough! – was “Making job boards work for you”. The conversation ranged from the basics (setting up job alerts, using job boards…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 5, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

The Counter Offer Candidate

Theyre back! Counter offers have made a recovery along with the demand for talent.  Always a possibility, they are now a probability when a quality/qualified employees gets a new job offer.

Im not going to re-hash all the reasons not to take a counter offer. We've all heard/read them a thousand times through out our careers. I've certainly counseled on the dangers, etc. with practically every candidate (and client) I've ever…


Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on June 5, 2012 at 9:32am — 10 Comments

The Candidate Experience: 3 Ideas on Where to Start

I’ve been writing a lot on about the candidate experience over the past several weeks and one question I’ve been getting a good deal is “where should I start?”  I tend to throw out a lot of things you can do to improve about the candidate experience and realize that it would be helpful to focus on a few that I think are some of the most important.


And while I think…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 5, 2012 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

The DNA of a perm fee agreement

The fee agreement should be simple shouldn't it?  I mean it should be as simple as, A agrees to do this for B and B agrees to pay X to A for the service rendered PERIOD.  

Unfortunately, life isn't that simple but it's not terribly complex either.  There are only a finite amount of things can actually happen to potentially derail an otherwise successful placement.  So lets discuss what a good fee agreement, in my opinion should be made of, the DNA, if you…


Added by Joshua Lee on June 5, 2012 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

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