Two years ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about monkeys who lived by a river. When they showed how a monkey went about foraging for his food, I felt as if I was watching a big billing recruiter work his magic.
The monkey was looking for insects underneath river rocks. He would pick up a rock, look at it, and put it back if there was no insect. Then another rock. And another. After about a dozen rocks without a juicy insect underneath, he finally found one. He quickly picked at…Continue
Added by Scott Love on May 17, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling down to New Orleans for this year’s Jazz Fest. It was my first time down on the Bayou and it exceeded even my loftiest expectations. The people were friendly and food was excellent but most importantly the music was downright incredible. The best of which was a concert I saw at the famous Tipitinas by a band named Galactic (which was probably the best concert I’ve ever been to.) I’ve…Continue
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 mobile recruiting, recruiting on Pinterest and others, Career Sites, disagreeing with Buddha and conference commandments.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 18, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments
I believe first impressions are one of the keys to recruiting success. …Continue
This could potentially be a VERY long post because I’m talking about an industry that has many inherent flaws. In my opinion, many of the problems we see stem from some fundamental issues…Continue
When you're invited to join the Seattle Times' photo shoot featuring one of the "Best in the Northwest" companies, you say yes. And I did. And this experience reminds to take a moment and enjoy the realization that my job is truly one of the…Continue
If you took a photograph of the recruiting Industry, it would look like most people you'd see on the streets every day!
Instead of making it better, technology has bloated the recruitment process. Its a process that now lumber around in HR departments all across corporate America—where the objective of hiring the best talent has been replaced by fast,…Continue
Illin' Linkedin Introductions
In the last few weeks, I feel like I suddenly got popular with all the Linkedin Introductions I have received. Not in the “hot girl at the dance” kind of way and not in the "our company just got a billion dollar valuation" way. Either my name is on wall in a bathroom…Continue
When thinking about the candidate experience, it’s important to note the breadth of the interactions that you have with candidates in your recruiting process. Once you understand where you interact with candidates, you will be able to improve your process to make sure these interactions are leaving candidates with a better experience.
There are a number of areas…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments
An interesting article on the www.ERE.net blog titled "5 Reasons Traditional Employment is in Trouble" raises issues that both employers and recruiters should be concerned about. The gist of the article is that employees have had it with traditional employment and are opting…Continue
I find it interesting, this world we live in. I'm probably too entrenched in this Social Media, Recruiting space. I get genuinely surprised when people either a) discover Social Media b) discover how to use it within Recruitment. When people rock up at these conferences and are all starry eyed and "Wow'ed" at what they are discovering. I know it is pretty cool stuff,…Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on May 14, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments
Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter. I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have conducted numerous critique sessions, but I've got nothing over recruiters.
The only bright spot in this…Continue
Almost all recruiters are told they must cold-call to build a client-base.
Sadly, that is mostly bad advice.
Certainly it is true that all recruiters need to develop clients, identify prospects and find ways to build sustainable relationships. And often that means connecting with people you have never dealt with before. So yes, we are business developers, and in a tight market that becomes even more critical.
But, if at all possible, don’t cold…Continue
This post originally appeared on www.skillstorm.com/blog
Apple Rumors Sources: Fortune.com,…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on May 15, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
As an inquisitive person by nature and an interviewer by profession, I must admit: I love a good question.
This week, I was inspired by a question from someone in the Pinterest community. I decided to share the question with the recruiting community here on the RBC to gain alternate insights from other recruiters. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.…Continue
I have had great mentors and teachers, who have taught me invaluable business and life lessons. However, the one who has taught me the most in the least amount of time has been my three year old. A mother is often a child’s first teacher, but on this mother’s day, I want to recognize the career lessons I received from my precious toddler.
Added by Deepa on May 13, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I have had a long career as a recruitment consultant, manager and - most recently - company owner. I am now in a unique position where I talk to recruitment people all day long… Don’t feel sorry for me – I kind of like it. Some people like listening to East 17 cd’s… me?... I like talking to recruitment people… and… listening to East 17 cd’s… sometimes at the same time…
Point is that quite often in our industry there is…Continue
Added by Craig Watson on May 11, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments