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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jen Watkiss on June 11, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
Think back to your most recent “bad hire.” Remember the time, eff 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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 7, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 8, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
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…Continue
(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…Continue
Added by Tom Bolt on June 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 5, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue