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An Embarrassing Confession (and an awesome eBook)

This is definitely embarrassing to admit but I learned how to ride a bike pretty late in life. By late, I mean I learned on an adult bike when I was about 12 because someone pushed me down a hill.  Hold your giggles, please.

I’ll never forget the exhilaration of realizing “hey! I’m riding…


Added by Katrina Kibben on June 15, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

If Your Recruitment Marketing Message is for Everybody, You're Doing it Wrong

Have you ever seen a sales person in action? If not, make it your mission to seek one out and watch how they work. From making a client's day with an unexpected gift, to offering a smile and asking how the family’s keeping, sales people know what it takes to get their audience…


Added by Maura McElhone on June 15, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

WhatsApp Group Chat - What are the best websites to find Technical IT people?

The WhatsApp Group Chat that was held this week was quite informative as we received interesting insights that we as Recruiters and Sourcers haven’t thought of before while hiring. Having said that, you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about therefore I’ll come right to the point. The…


Added by Sourcing Adda on June 12, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Zoominfo

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Zoominfo

Zoominfo is a vertical search engine focused on people, companies, and the relationships among

 them. Zoominfo is well known  In the community and some have tried to source in it.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 11, 2015 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Succession Planning: The Core Issue of Leadership Failings

An organizational succession plan should always have a plan B. It is one of the biggest problems for any business and a core issue for leadership. Succession planning is like an insurance plan for the survival of your business. So it stands to reason then, that if you don’t have a succession plan, you…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 11, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Internal and External Hiring: Pros and Cons

“Minimum 5 years’ experience working in the industry…"

You see this in nearly every job posting. It’s understandable; unless you’re desperate for talent and need a position filled right now, you have enough wiggle room to make sure your new hire has at least some experience working in your field. So to keep the…


Added by Raj Sheth on June 10, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Why I fired my job at Zappos.com

I remember it like it was yesterday. The whole process lasted about three months, which included several different interviews, tests and onsite visits when I finally received the call I had anxiously been waiting for. I had just accepted my offer at Zappos.com as a customer loyalty…


Added by Christina M. Bates on June 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Your Tech Recruiting Isn’t Working

Living in Silicon Valley and working in the world of recruitment, conversations naturally turn how competitive the tech talent market is whenever I chat with my neighbors in the Bay Area.   Julie Cooper writing for…


Added by Daniel Fogel on June 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Candidate Experience

What is the candidate experience, really, and why should we be so concerned with it?  With the recent improvements in the job market, good candidates have multiple positions to choose from.  As an employer, you need to compete for the best hires.  The way to compete is to make the candidate feel valued and excited from the beginning of the recruiting process.

Is it easy to apply for a job in your organization?  If your application is long and asks for a lot of background information,…


Added by Leanne Goplen Zabriskie on June 3, 2015 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

What candidates say vs. what they mean

When it comes to job interviews, recruiters often find themselves in the fantastical realm of fiction. There's something about the tension of the situation and the acute need to impress that turns people into elaborate story-tellers, full of exaggerations and inflated claims.

In fact, a whopping 81% of people lie during job interviews. Yes, those digits are the right way around...81%! For…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on June 4, 2015 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Increase Job Tweet Reach

Think Twitter is all about social and superficiality? Think again. Just kidding, you were right. Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study backed by the National Science Foundation to measure sentences based on construction, rhetoric and keywords to determine which tweets get shared more than…


Added by Greg Rokos on June 9, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Googling for Resumes is Obsolete

CV OR Resume

There are still many resumes on the Internet. Google is still by far the best search engine. However, Googling the world wide web for online resumes has stopped being productive for the majority of locations and industries, with few exceptions.

I'll share some thoughts, as to why Googling for Resumes is Obsolete, shortly. Let us first look at a typical Google "Boolean String" in the style still taught in some Sourcing classes or auto-created by a "Boolean…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 9, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Tech.pro

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Tech.pro

Tech.pro is a professional network built for developers and tech folks. Tech.pro is not well known in

the community and few have…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 4, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Your Candidates Are Lying!

Everybody’s party to a little embellishing or the occasional white lie, but when stretching the truth becomes outright lying for a role, then a recruiter needs to pull their candidate up before their client does.

With pressure to stand out from the crowd, some candidates feel the need…


Added by Calum Morrison on June 4, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to Deal with Resentment on Performance Appraisal

Admittedly, immediate supervisors and the Human Resources department have it tough during performance appraisals. There are bound to be employees who feel embittered and discriminated at not being promoted, not being…

Added by Avika Shah on June 3, 2015 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

The real reason they rejected or quit the job

When was the last time you calculated a candidate’s potential commute? Or asked what their ideal time would be? For the majority of recruiters, time is ignored in favour of distance. But what does a mile mean anyway? It could be one hour in gridlock traffic or 5 minutes on a motorway.  It’s dependent on…


Added by Louisa Bainbridge on June 4, 2015 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

6 Mistakes to Avoid in the Application Screening Process

Recruiters and hiring managers wear a plethora of hats within a company. Sourcing, attracting, recruiting, interviewing and onboarding the right candidates are all dependent on those conducting these practices. All of these tasks include intricate work in order to hire the best possible candidate who will…


Added by Greg Rokos on June 3, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Improving LinkedIn Groups: Guidance for Group Managers

In Can LinkedIn Groups be Saved? I suggested enhancements Linkedin could make to improve the value and restore the vitality of LinkedIn groups. No matter how many improvements LinkedIn makes to the feature, however, the quality of LinkedIn…


Added by Courtney Hunt on June 3, 2015 at 9:20am — No Comments

6 WAYS to Develop a Mentorship-Style Training Program

Our recent article, “6 Reasons to Develop a Mentorship-Style Training Program” examines the various benefits for employers and employees to create an…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 2, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

15 Reasons Why Recruiters Are Sad (Vol. 2)

Just for fun :)

#1 Because they don't get a proper job description

#2 Because they don't get a proper job description even when they ask…


Added by Mirka Biel on June 1, 2015 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

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