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Video Interviewing to Hire Talent

Video interviews are becoming much more common today than just a few years ago.  Talented, in-demand candidates are busy and have tight schedules. The flexibility offered by video interviews increases the chances of connecting with top talent.

A recruiter is much more…

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Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 17, 2014 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

How to Use Data to Prepare Your Hiring Strategy

We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

7 Reasons To Love – and Embrace – SlideShare

Most people have heard of SlideShare, but they probably don't realize how powerful and diverse the platform is, or the important role it can play in their content marketing and digital engagement efforts. This post offers seven reasons for taking another look and considering an upgrade.

According to…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

35 Of The Funniest Things Found On A Resume

The resume is an integral part of the employment process, as you’re tasked with the unenviable job of fitting your entire professional life into two (or at a push, three) pages in the hope of impressing your potential employer.

However, the pressure of getting your foot in your prospective workplace’s door…

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Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Unplugged with Rob Dromgoole: "Some recruiters say I’d rather jab a fork in my eye than talk about compliance.”

DirectEmployers was fortunate to have Rob Dromgoole, Director of Recruiting for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), present at the 2014 Meeting & Conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. With over 17 years of experience, he definitely knows his stuff and has incredible industry insight. Check out this video from an interview with Rob to hear his perspective on OFCCP compliance, social media, My.jobs and…

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Added by Soapboxholland on July 16, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Studies Reveal Everything Wrong With HR – And How To Fix It

Two recent studies – one by a well-respected university, a second by a leading industry journal – chastised human resource departments in general, saying they rely too much on “gut instincts” and fads instead of hard numbers and science.

“Faulty practices and decision making (is) abound in HR,” read one study…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 16, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Your Guide to Google+ for Recruitment Marketing

If you’re trying to reach out and find the best candidates, it might be time to start taking Google Plus a little more seriously. With over 300 million monthly visitors accessing the site, it’s clear that this is no longer the ghost town of social media that everyone ignores. Just as with any other social network,…

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Added by Megan Ritter on July 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Companies Taking Longer Than Ever To Hire

Recent statistics on the job market provide a positive outlook for both the direct hire and contract sides of recruiters' desks. But on the heels of that good news is a less positive statistic: it is taking companies an average of 25.1 days to fill open positions, according to the …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Talent Hacker's Manifesto

Nick Marsh of Makeshift recently introduced the term Talent Hacking.  His contention was that hiring was broken and there existed a movement towards a new way of thinking.  How…

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Added by Matt Buckland on July 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn

Way back when I first joined LinkedIn I was considered by many of my (regular, non-HR/recruiter) contacts to be an ambassador and promoter of the site. For several (perhaps hundreds) of my connections, I was their first. Less active networkers, distant colleagues, friends, or acquaintances would often comment to me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm — 13 Comments

A Glorious Time To Be An HR Marketer

Note: This was originally published on the HRmarketer.com Blog

Gene Marks recently presented a popular and provocative article on Forbes titled, “…

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Added by Mark Willaman on July 15, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

10 Most Demanded Jobs in Canada and Their Hiring Difficulty

Now that we're into the 2nd half of 2014, we thought we'd review which jobs were most in-demand in Canada during the past 30 days. In the chart below, we listed these jobs, as well as the candidate supply, demand, Demand Pressure, and Hiring Scale scores for each job,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

20 reasons your boss hates you

Does your boss hate you?

OK, hate is a strong word. I am sure she does not actually hate you. (Well, maybe not).

But let’s say you irritate her, disappoint her, and ultimately incline her to regard you more as a liability than an asset. And that can only end in tears.

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Added by Greg Savage on July 15, 2014 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Hi! I'm a Recruiter and I Work for Free!

Can you imagine a world where professional athletes only get paid if they win? In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys didn't win a game. In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't win one. And as recently as 2009, the Detroit Lions didn't win a single game. In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats won just 7 games in…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on July 14, 2014 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

Why Candidate Experience Matters – And How To Make It Great

Want to stand out in a crowded field? Treat your candidates right. Credit: Oleg Chursin

If you ask anyone in business how important customer service is, they’ll all answer the same way: very. That’s because they know a bad…

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Added by Paul Petrone on July 14, 2014 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

The Art of Headhunting: More Than Your Average Recruiter

Recruiters are responsible for bringing in candidates who are the best of the best. However, they can only gather the most innovative and proficient talent pool to select from if they have the right tools. Even if they are the right tools and skills, there is always the chance they could be used better. Technological tools are constantly developing, and you can’t use tools you don’t have the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Work is no longer a place or an activity , it is an attitude of the mind

In the past couple of months my professional world has been turned upside down by two different organizations calling for changes. The first was the Society for Human Resource Management making the decision that after 130,000 certifications they needed to bring the process in house. The second was the National…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 12, 2014 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: StumbleUpon

This is the 9th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 7th site we will discuss is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 11, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

4 Easy Equations to Better Understand Millennials' Training Needs

Millennials are often considered entitled, lazy, and everything in between. Not a very good stereotype to try and enter the workforce with. People ask if they are ready for the workforce because they are generally assumed to be lackadaisical when it involves responsibility. The real question, however, is whether the workforce is ready for…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

6 Sheep to Count Before the Interview of Your Dreams

The perfect interview… a dream come true. For a recruiter or hiring manager there is almost no better feeling than a perfect interview with a dream candidate. Unfortunately, the hiring manager can’t really control the quality of the candidate. You can, however, control the quality of the interview. First, actually take the time to read the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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