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Headhunters Vs. In House Recruiting – a Comparison

Which is better, using a headhunter to hire staff, or using in house resources? When it comes to finding and hiring great talent, human resource staff members have two options. They can use in house staff to recruit, interview, and vet out potential employees, or they can rely on the…

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Added by John Unger on April 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

How to Humanize Your Job Descriptions

Most job listings are dull and underwhelming. That’s not been an issue in the last few years when it’s been essentially a buyer’s market. But today, when talent is increasingly in demand, what is the response to a ho-hum job ad?  Dead silence. Your candidates are going on to the next job listing. Meanwhile, a good…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 14, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

When Marketing and HR Love Each Other Very, Very Much...

Something wonderful can happen – a solid, positive employer branding strategy. The collaboration between marketing and Human Resources leadership can yield some pretty powerful returns. Increased innovation, productivity and quality of execution are just the tip of the iceberg when these traditionally siloed…

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Added by Kelly Robinson on April 14, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

You’ve Been the Candidate: So Think Like One [in Mobile]

There is a driving similarity between us marketers, HR managers and recruiters: Every single one of us has been a job candidate.

We’ve been the active candidate, constantly pursuing and looking. We’ve also been the passive candidate, researching the companies we like and waiting for the right role to…

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Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 13, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Don’t Buy a Tool to Generate More Applications When You Really Want Better Applications

While there is a wide spectrum of people looking for a job and potentially interested in changing their life for you, let’s break them into two camps: people who need to do a lot of research before they apply and people who don’t. Let’s call these groups “shoppers” and “button-clickers.”

Button-clickers believe that a job search is a numbers game: the more jobs they apply to, the more the odds go up of getting an interview and finally an offer. Sure, they believe in…

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Added by James Ellis on April 13, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

10 Worst things to say in an interview...

As soon as you drop some words in a job interview a light bulb can spring from nowhere and give a signal to the interviewer that you are already not the right person...every word counts!

Wizard,Ninja/Guru/Expert/Warrior

If you get the Job, we will decide if you are ninja'd enough, wizardry,guru- tastic, or expertise and warriors status enough for you to work…

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Added by Or Hillel on April 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 8: The Corporate Silent Killers

In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic.  The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.

Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands.  Which serve no benefit to the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

5 Digital Engagement Questions Every Organization Should Address

After writing 5 Digital Resolutions Everyone Should Make (and Keep!), I committed to following my own advice. Since the beginning of the year, I have focused on cleaning up not just my own digital footprint, but that of The…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 10, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! indeed

How to source on the lesser known sites!! indeed

Indeed is an employment-related metasearch engine, were you can search for jobs or candidates.

Indeed is well known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 9, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

The 4 Elements of an Archaic HR Department

Human Resources is still an invaluable pillar of any business venture, but the sentiment that it’s unnecessary is definitely out there. HR can feel like a minefield of…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 9, 2015 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Tips for a Better Candidate Experience

We’ve all been in the position of the candidate, spending copious amounts of time sifting through jobs descriptions, painstakingly filling out application forms and patiently waiting (and waiting and waiting) for a reply from the prospective employer. We would think that this experience…

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Added by Stephanie Mills on April 9, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

Reports and Analytics for “People” People

As you prepare to implement a recruiting solution, an important consideration to think about is your reporting needs.  If we don’t build the data elements into the system, you won’t be able to report on them!

So what data are you reporting on?  What numbers are important to your organization?

There are really two types of data that I find valuable for a recruiting function:  predictive analytics and performance indicators.

Predictive analytics should help you improve…

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Added by Leanne Goplen Zabriskie on April 7, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

@MattCharney- Hiring On All Cylinders Podcast

Hello Recruiter friends!

Just dropping by to let you all know that your fearless leader, Matt Charney, recently joined me and Entelo's Head of Talent on Hiring On All Cylinders, our recruiting podcast.

We discussed where recruiters ought to look to truly stay ahead of their industry, whether recruitment messaging is all just variations of…

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Added by Robert Stevenson on April 6, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

How Does One Become a Headhunter?

Some of you might have some great answers, too. It's an interesting question!

http://www.quora.com/How-does-one-go-about-becoming-a-headhunter/answer/Nicholas-Meyler-1

No prior experience in Human Resources is required. Probably it is a negative, even, to some people. HR People and Headhunters are different breeds, like cats and dogs (which sometimes get along very…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on April 3, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Passive Candidate Conundrum – Skill vs Luck

Get a room full of recruiters and inevitably the subject of “passive versus active candidates” will come up. Active candidates are the ones who apply – the ones pursuing open roles by completing online applications and such. Passive, on the other hand, are talented folks who would…

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Added by Amy Ala on April 4, 2015 at 1:48pm — 9 Comments

The Multi-Faceted Role of the HR Pro

Traditionally, Human Resources has been considered the department that hangs the policy posters, handles payroll and does the paperwork. HR has evolved, and they’ve got quite a few more action items to take care of these days. Deloitte’s latest…

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Added by Kelly Robinson on April 6, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites! GeekList

GeekList is a site where developers come and communicate with other developers, join communities and shoi you can store you , show what they can do, and can also find events and look and or post jobs. GeekList is known in

the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Breaking: 5 Major Boolean Syntax Changes and #googlenose



Things change so fast in our profession!

Here are the five major elements, that have just changed in Google's Boolean search syntax. If you are reading this blog, you will be one of the first people to know.

1. Synonyms in…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on April 1, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How to Optimize Your #1 Source of External Hires

Yes, we are talking about your employee referral program. For several years, referrals have topped the list of external hire sources. It makes perfect sense - who can assess cultural fit and level of skill better than a current or former employee?…

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Added by Kelly Robinson on April 1, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Tips for Landing New Clients as an Entrepreneur

Working outside the typical 9 to 5 job can be great, but without a solid base of clients, you could end up just another starving artist. The purpose of entrepreneurship is to have financial freedom and a better work-life balance. In order to stay ahead of the game…

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Added by Rob Morgan on April 1, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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