Back in the day…… one of the most important obstacles in securing your dream job (other than skills, interviews & receiving the offer) was getting a good reference from your previous employers. These days there’s an extensive social media list of obstacles to consider aswell i.e. Google,…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on September 19, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
“Facebook and Sourcing? Nah…”
The debate about Facebook’s revolutionary role in online sourcing rages on. Some recruiters, citing the site’s reputation as a purely social networking site, claim that its informal atmosphere seemingly precludes any serious professional networking (a niche filled by LinkedIn). Simply put, they say, Facebook users log-on to have fun, not to look for jobs.
On the contrary. As a corporate recruiter,…Continue
I just realized my last blog post was about 3 years ago. Titled Social Networking and Jobs Board. IF you think about it – 3 years ago, there was very, very little or none SN elements on any job board. All this Branch Out, Be Found and clones like Talent me have happened in the last 12 months actually. I wrote about in in 2008!
The fact that I am still working on the same…Continue
This is an old post from my blog "The Recruiting Unblog.", but as there have been a few posts recently on the topic of Twitter and Recruiters, I thought it was worth sharing. David Palmer asks"Does twitter do anything for recruiters?. This is how one recruiter figured out how to source from Twitter, and got great results. Be glad to hear of other success story's, and no…Continue
I want to hear from you - really I do. I want honest, blunt and clever feedback.
I am the Director of a smallish recruitment agency with major accounts and jobs rolling in the door - but that's not success.
a) FINDING great consultants and;
b) KEEPING them
I take responsibility for (b) and by and large we don't lose high performing consultants because we value them so highly - but we are small and I would love some…Continue
I talk to professional recruiters everyday. I am often asked how relevant the social media world really is to a recruiter. We discuss LinkedIn and the prevalance of custom applications being built for the recruiting industry. We talk about the opportunity to connect in mass with great talent, or connect very specifically with that one candidate you can't find - using Facebook and other social properties. But the numbers really speak for themselves. Both B2C and B2B companies are present…Continue
I am always amazed when I am approached by a client who has a retention problem. It’s always interesting to note that they have not dealt with some of the small things that can be done to somewhat lock the door from the barbarians at the gate, those pesky headhunters.
Rule #1: Make sure employee/telephone directories are not available for download and make it extremely difficult for anyone including employees to print or copy it. It’s incredible how…
Talent management expert Peter Cappelli has an article this week on Human Resource Executive OnLine entitledThe One Thing You Should Do Now. In this piece, Peter discusses how HR people can help their executives manage uncertainty. But of course, Peter is a professor, so it isn’t one…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
CVs have changed. Instead of going round your local businesses with a folder full of CVs, handing them out and knowing people will read them, the majority of CVs are submitted as part of an online application process and now, there are even CVs that take the form of web pages – all in order to help people stand out more to…Continue
Sometimes I think too much.
I know this about myself and counter that tendency by focusing on the slogan (yes another one) "Action breeds action" every single day. "When in doubt send them out!" is another one that rings true in my ears.
However, that doesn't mean we should present a candidate without thinking, it doesn't mean our job is to fling crap at the wall without preparation.
On this board we sometimes talk about how we should prep candidates for interviews,…Continue
Yes I am getting worried about some of the Recruiters that I have seen on Twitter and other Social Media channels.
They are incredibly passionate and enthusiastic advocates for Social Media Recruitment and they seem to have few reservations about its limitations. Indeed so enthused are they that they spend a lot of their free time talking about it, tweeting it, communicating with their friends about it and reposting articles and blogs about it. It has become their…Continue
The Department of Labor (DOL) is requesting $46 million in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget to allow the agency to "redouble its efforts to combat worker misclassification."
Over the past couple of years, the DOL has been cracking down on employers who misclassify workers who should be W-2 employees as 1099 independent…Continue
Stumbled across this BNET article about what What Hiring Managers Really Look For. Sure, there are lots of points made in the article I agree with, a few things I could probably argue against, but overall a decent read. The author writes from his personal experience, and I have no doubt…Continue
You receive a new job requisition. You post the job to numerous channels, sort through candidate resumes that come into your ATS, set up interviews and hopefully find a candidate that you hire. Rinse and repeat.
With new job requisitions coming up every day and some that drag on without finding the right candidate, it can be easy to lose yourself in the day to day and focus less on the big picture. It’s what I like to refer as “recruiting with blinders…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
During August, more than 6,000 new online job ads were posted for Recruiters. About 3,200 (52%) jobs were advertised by staffing firms and 2,800 were posted by employers (48%), both seeing about a 26% increase compared to the beginning of the year. This also represents a 31% year-over-year growth in hiring demand.
Hiring Demand for Recruiters over Past 4 Years…Continue
It seems that when people apply for jobs and don’t receive interview requests, they are quick to blame anyone or anything. I’ve heard job seekers tell me countless times that they applied for over 100 jobs online without receiving one single interview request. They tell me it’s because…Continue
How do your actions affect others? If you’re a happy & positive person going into work everyday with a smile on your face and a can do attitude, how does that reflect upon colleagues? Personally I think it impacts greatly on how you’re perceived; it can turn a frown upside down quite literally. Keep a positive outlook and remember to bring it with you everyday, it will help you become more balanced and help…Continue
In his groundbreaking book, Intellectual Capital, author Thomas Stewart writes “The management of talent, your human capital is part of an uncertain and complex endeavor that must deal with technology and competitors that won’t stand still, must formulate strategy and place multi-million dollar bets on the…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on September 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
I’m not really a fan of job fairs. We do attend, and have had some luck lately; but over the last 10+ years in recruiting that has been the exception, not the norm. What I hate most about job fairs is talking to hundreds of people who are more interested in my squishy ball swag than my company and probably have no idea who we are or what we do. I hate leaving job fairs with a box full of resumes that I will never look at again. I also really hate never hearing back from the one or two…Continue
There is much going through my mind as we approach this weekend. Whether it is still the challenges of facing life or remaining steadfast I have to look at those whose lives were changed over 10 years ago. I am sure the healing continues, the hope needed must be renewed, and life goes on.
On that fateful day I was getting ready for my statistics test, and in Silicon Valley, CA, USA the world was just waking up to the knowledge that something was wrong on the east coast. …Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 9, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments