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Unemployed? Move Along...Nothing To See Here.

This recent trend has me perplexed -the trend towards including exclusionary wording on job postings which state in various forms: “The unemployed need not apply.”

Laura Bassett reported this recently on Huffington Post in her post titled: Disturbing Job Ads: The UnemployedWill Not Be Considered. She outs a… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on June 7, 2010 at 11:00pm — 25 Comments

We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Bloggers

Three cheers for Jason, the King Henry of Blogging.

Added by Dennis Smith on May 12, 2007 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Why Great Candidates Don't Respond To Job Ads

Anybody who has ever posted a job ad online knows the frustration: hundreds of resumes, yet only a precious few worth consideration. To amplify the problem, the coveted talent behind those worthy few is inevitably off the market by the time your umpteenth call triggers a ringtone instead of a voice mail. The money wasted buying ad space and time lost sifting through second-rate resumes is nothing short of maddening.

So why don't “quality” candidates ever respond to your job… Continue

Added by Kevin Jenkins on June 3, 2010 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Winning With Words: Recruitment insights for Search Engine Marketing

Recruiters face a daunting challenge: how do we find and attract top talent in an age of information overload? Now that we have ready access to massive databases and information streams, some might think being a headhunter is a breeze. But they’d be wrong. While data and scale make some activities easier, they also create an environment where incremental… Continue

Added by Andrew Boyett on June 7, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Are your Recruitment Strategies Helping OR Hurting your future?

There seems to be (what to me is a disturbing) trend in recruitment from some hospitality operations out there. Now, I have written several articles about how salaries are NOT going down, in fact they are going up. How good people are very aware of their worth and value and are not willing to take a step back or pay cut to go back to work and are in fact willing to wait it out for the right opportunity. How if you do get a great person at a “low ball” price, they are a “rental” and will be gone… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on June 4, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

How can employers make themselves relevant to Gen Y?

Employers need to think big about how they are going to showcase their organisational culture and people to draw in, attract, and retain the next wave of high potential talent. While baby boomers still firmly rule the roost in the workplace, a new generation of graduates are emerging with a different set of influences and cultural reference points.

These graduates have grown up with technology around them, and thus have a different set of expectations from the world they interact… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 4, 2010 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

My Littlest Placement

My Littlest Placement

I have been given a gift. Well – not given, necessarily. It was earned. Those are the best anyway,aren’t they?

We’ve been recruiting for a junior level IT role with a client for the past 3 weeks or so. Not much in the way of qualifications – college degree, some sort of “paid” IT experience combined with a nice personality and…


Added by Jerry Albright on June 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

The Problem with Getting Champagne-Quality Talent on a Beer Budget

champagne As recruiters in a sluggish economy, I’m sure there are plenty of stories out there about how companies are looking to obtain top talent at bargain prices. Kind of like having “champagne tastes” while only wanting to pay for a beer. I’d like to address this with the hope of providing some education and also learning what some best practices might be to combat this. As a recruiter that has been through many different markets, I know the downside of this type of hiring practice. In most… Continue

Added by Stacey Grimes on June 4, 2010 at 12:21pm — 5 Comments

20% Increase in iPhone Recruiting App Downloads

Mobile Recruiting Grows As you may know my company, Allthetopbananas.com, supply mobile recruiting solutions. In the UK we supply iPhone applications to around 30 Job Boards. Part of the service includes monitoring of application usage and application download from AppStore. Download… Continue

Added by David Martin on June 3, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

RecruitDC: Change You Can Believe In

There was a time in the not so distant past (and not too distant future) where recruiters’ calendars were devoted, you know, largely to recruiting. Between sourcing and screening,

interviewing and on boarding, time for recruiting took all the time a recruiter

had. Before the recession, talent

professionals didn’t even have enough time to extend the common courtesy of

calling candidates back to let them know they hadn’t been selected, so busy



Added by Matt Charney on June 3, 2010 at 5:38pm — 3 Comments

Top 10 mistakes business makes in recruitment

1) Resume only rejection based recruitment

2) Prior and Lack of investigation into the actual role needed

3) limited or poorly written Job descriptions and Qualifications ( poorly written, Not relevant, poorly understood, generic, written by hiring manager, not accurate. too specific or too general...)

4) Thinking for today need vs. future need (box A needs candidate A, when a Candidate B has done it plus has C and D)

5) Hiring people "like themselves" vs. people qualified… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on June 3, 2010 at 4:28pm — 13 Comments

Are you a Farm Animal or are you Wildlife?

Anyone that has worked with me for a period of time knows that the Farm Animal vs Wildlife analogy is one of my favorites. I typically classify Recruiters and Business Development professionals in one of the two categories. My categorization is based upon the simple premise that there are some people that hunt for their food (you can use money if you prefer) and some that wait for the food to be delivered.

Instead of a long diatribe about what constitutes a Farm Animal and/or… Continue

Added by Kevin Womack on May 26, 2010 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

Top Three Concerns of Recruiters Using Twitter (Resolved)

A few weeks ago, I held a roundtable discussion with recruiters on their opinions of and experience with social media sites. Mentioning LinkedIn elicited a positive response and Facebook stimulated a robust discussion about balancing their personal and professional lives. When I brought up Twitter, one of the recruiters responded “eh…” and another shrugged her shoulders (sigh).

After the crickets stopped chirping, they only expressed concerns:

  • My daily…

Added by Ali Webster on June 1, 2010 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Riding the Rip Tide

I have been caught in real riptides. I have encountered them swimming, diving and boating. It is terrifying the first time you experience it. But when you learn more about the forces at work, you realize that you can go more places than everyone else if you can navigate them. For us, it means you can get access to candidates and clients that might not otherwise be open to talking with us.

This is a year of extremes, we hear it in every conversation we have. People are either in a… Continue

Added by Julia Stone on June 2, 2010 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 Reasons I love Recruiting Metrics: Reason # 3 Experimentation & Testing

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

I won’t lie, I’m in love with Recruiting Metrics! I’m totally enamored with them! I love the way they look with a big “+” sign in front of them, I love the way they look on my computer dashboard and most importantly I love the knowledge they possess. Overall,…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Let’s Keep Social Media ‘Strictly Professional’

When I first started using social media tools, I saw lots of complaints and news stories written about the level of personal information being shared. From what folks were eating for lunch to their relationship status, the strictly professional users felt these personal communications were diluting the ultimate value of these emerging platforms. While, there are some who can be described as oversharers; I actually think there is value in sharing personal information. Each one of us have many…


Added by Omowale Casselle on June 1, 2010 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

Having a hard time filling that Key Position – Maybe you have Over Advertised

We have all gone to a job board to find ONE company that has posted several jobs (sometime as many as 20 or more) back to back to back. I guess they thought that they would create a buzz and capture more interest from more people with more ads. Well I am here to tell you that you are actually creating the exact opposite reaction than you are intending to generate.

45% of candidates we surveyed said that they are actually LESS LIKELY to apply to a company when their ads appear with… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on May 31, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments


I read an interesting article this morning about the Notebook and Tablet PC markets. The writer used the term bifurcation, which I’m sure was a thrill for him. I had to look it up. It means to divide or split into two branches, and the article made a solid clear point about the PC Market. That market is splitting into PCs for Creation of content on one end (laptops and desktops) and PCs for Consumption (tablets are great for this).

In recruiting we have seen this happening…


Added by Todd Kmiec on May 30, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Are Britain’s schools and universities preparing young people well enough for work?

There is a growing concern amongst employers that Britain's schools and universities are failing to prepare students for life after university. The days of Britain's schools and universities being dedicated to the pursuit of obscure and arcane knowledge, 'Pimms and Punting,' and afternoon debates about Heidegger and Hegel have long since passed. Schools and universities are now institutions, first and foremost, whose job is to prepare people for the outside world.

Susan Lambert, Head… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on May 31, 2010 at 2:33am — 1 Comment

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