Featured Recruiting Blogs (20)

“The Visual Recruiting Superiority Effect”: A Concept Most Employers Ignore

[From Ongig.com]

It is superior to use pictures rather than just words when communicating a message — this is an application of “The Picture Superiority Effect". In this article, I’m gonna co-opt it for us recruiters and call it “The Visual Recruiting Superiority Effect” or “Visual Recruiting” for short.

But first, some advertising/design/recruiting…


Added by Jason Webster on November 4, 2012 at 11:20pm — 3 Comments

For Veterans, Un(der)employment is Frightening

Members of the military are asked to put their lives on the line. But what can feel just as scary is facing civilian life without the skills needed to enter the next phase of their career.

Unemployment Among Veterans



Added by Jessica Lunk on November 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Different Levels of Engagement with Candidates

The Candidate Experience is one of the biggest, most talked about topics in recruiting today and for good reason.  With more candidates looking for work, companies are dealing with increased levels of potential employees for every job position they recruit for.  This leaves them with more time needed to screen and interview candidates and less time to have one on one engagement with these candidates.


Obviously, one on one engagement with candidates would be preferable in the…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 1, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

A Sampling of the ‘Funniest Excuses for Missing Work’

If you’ve been a recruiter for any length of time, you’ve heard candidates give excuses for missing an interview—or missing their first day on the job (if they even give you an excuse).  And once candidates become employees, they also develop a habit of giving their employer excuses, as well, especially when it comes to missing work.

Job board site CareerBuilder recently released a list of employee excuses for missing work.  Of course, this list has been quickly…


Added by Matt Deutsch on November 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Next Big Thing in Recruiting is... Voice Search Optimization

I read recently that Google released a new version of its search app for iPhone and iPad this week. (Yawn.) I scanned the article and read that part of the update included a "siri-killer." (Really?) I downloaded the update and experimented and I must say, LOVE it! (big…


Added by Jim Stroud on November 3, 2012 at 12:49pm — 4 Comments

Tailored Presentations

StaffingU and the Wintrip Consulting Group recently sponsored the Wall of Ideas, an idea exchange done graffiti-style, at the most recent Staffing World. This is the third in a series that I’ll share over the coming weeks along with commentary on how to employ these in your firm.

Tailor Your Presentation to Each Client’s Specific…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 31, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments

On Reference Checks

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

Be honest. If there is one part of the recruiting process that most recruiters would rather not do themselves, would 

rather that someone else, anyone else, take responsibility for doing (someone in HR,…


Added by Jennifer Brownell on October 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Is it time for your end of year recruiting check-up?

With the close of 2012 only a few months away, many people are trying to everything in order before the end of the year.  From buying presents for the holidays to getting your house ready for winter, there’s a number of things that need to get done before the end of the year.  And somewhere on that list is a end of the year doctor check-up (I know it’s on mine) to make sure you’re healthy for the holidays and the beginning of the new year.


For organizations, the end of the…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Trouble Collecting My Fee

My client hired someone after 5 months without telling me according to my contract they owe me the whole fee. The applicant left the job 3 months later because the job was misrepresented. I lowered my fee to 10% of the annual fee to make the client someone happy and now they have told me they only want to pay me 10% of the applicants earnings.This is absurd. Do you have any suggestions. I may have to take legal action. This is not a good client to mine it is first placement I made with…


Added by Jane Roth on October 30, 2012 at 1:50pm — 24 Comments

A Candidate's Guide to Working with Recruitment Consultants

Far from being a passive way of looking for a new job, getting the most out of working with a recruitment agency requires input from the candidate’s side too. Agencies will give you access to industry knowledge, market information and jobs that aren’t advertised directly, as well as support and advice with your general career management. We have included some generic advice here in relation to what to do and what not to do to enable a recruitment agency to assist you in the most…


Added by AdMore Recruitment on October 30, 2012 at 11:53am — 5 Comments

Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses.


If that is…


Added by Peter Cosgrove on November 1, 2012 at 3:55am — 3 Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…

Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Are you an E-mail E-diot?

It seems the more ways they invent for us to communicate, the worse we become at it.

Email is pretty old-school these days (and I believe smart companies will replace it, internally at least, with a social communications chat-type format), but I am still constantly amazed and frustrated by the sloppy way many people use it.

Most days I get 100 plus emails, and even discounting the ‘spammy’ ones, about half of those need not have come to me at all.

Meet 5 “e-mail…


Added by Greg Savage on October 29, 2012 at 7:10pm — 3 Comments

Email Marketing MIGHT Work…

…If you respond to your prospect.

Last week I received a LinkedIn message from a niche job board salesperson. I got it several times actually – he sent it to everyone on our recruiting team and they all forwarded it to me. This particular job board focuses on marketing, and the timing couldn’t have been better – our marketing and ecommerce teams are exploding.  

The message referenced a specific job posting (even though I already had a finalist and was ready to…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 26, 2012 at 11:25am — 4 Comments

How To Find Passive Candidates on Tagged - Recruiter Training by Jim Stroud

http://www.scribd.com/doc/110006494 - In this episode of The Jim Stroud Show, Jim demonstrates how to find passive candidates on Tagged.com, the 8th largest social network.

Links in this video:

# Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites…


Added by Jim Stroud on October 26, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

What a wonderful life

I must admit - I lose perspective at times.  I have a home office, loyal team members working in their own offices and plenty of opportunity to pursue my destiny each day on my own terms.

This morning I stopped into the gas station for a fill up.  I just happened to notice the last guy stopped at $5.  How can that even get you down the street?  It was an odd thing - for me to consider really.  Maybe he was just filling up a gas tank for the lawn mower?  That could be.  But I don't…


Added by Jerry Albright on October 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not

The folks at LinkedIn have been busy lately, rolling outnew features, connecting with their users at the LI conference, and busily expanding their empire in all directions. Some pundits are proclaiming that…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 23, 2012 at 9:12am — 32 Comments

My Biggest Recruiting Challenges

My biggest recruiting challenges are:

• The biggest challenge is finding the needle in the haystack. Are we really equipped enough to find out whether the candidates can do the job, will they do the job, and how do they fit into the organization?

• Another challenge is convincing the hiring managers that a candidate is well qualified for the job. There are going to be people coming up on a year's out of work, and there are fresh people getting let go or looking for a new… Continue

Added by Rajnish Sinha on October 24, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments

Attitude and Aptitude….A Lesson in Humility (Part Two of Three)….#knowledge, #learning, #thedanieljsmith, #personalgrowth

Welcome back. I got behind the proverbial eight-ball last week and was unable to finish this in a respectable time.Anyways we are back and ready to have a look at 'Aptitude'..The second half of the equation.

Like before, let s begin with a basic definition: According to Wikipedia: Aptitude is a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level, which can also be considered "talent". Aptitudes may be physical or mental. Aptitude is not knowledge, understanding,…


Added by Daniel J Smith on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Trust and Culture

Trust is defined as: (Noun) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something; one in which confidence is placed; (Verb) to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of; to place confidence in, rely on; to hope or expect confidently.

Early in my career I worked for one the world’s…


Added by Kara Stringer on October 22, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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