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Hashtag Employee Recruiting: How to Use Hashtags for Employee Recruiting

The advent of social media has brought with it unique ways for employers to reach out for recruiting purposes. Social media websites are full of talented individuals who may fit the bill for an open position, and utilizing hashtags is a newer development that makes this method of recruiting even more…

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Added by Jonathan Hulet on December 12, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

"Recruitment Just Turned Professional" - How Can We Get There?

Hand’s up who gives the recruitment industry a bad name? No takers? Well let me name some right here.

You. That’s right; the outrageously smarmy Agency Recruiter who floated in three candidates to my senior hiring manager behind my back, then when I went to give you a reprimand, you casually reflected that…

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Added by Andrew Marmont on December 12, 2014 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Helping Veterans During the Holidays

As we approach this holiday time, let keep in our payers, minds and hearts all of those who have served. Let’s go out of our way to help, acknowledge, and appreciate those who proved the liberties that we live under. If you know of any who are looking for work, direct…

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

HR-specialist without any experience: to hire or not to hire?

Should employers hire a HR-specialist without any special experience is an issue that every head should decide for himself. And this decision can be influenced by numerous factors for and against. Here are some of them.

Arguments «for»

  1. Not in every company a HR-manager does a lot of work. There are companies where this…
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Added by Jana Rookard on December 11, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Where to Find Grads in 2015?

Many fields are experiencing shortages of talent as demand continues to rise. One way to address a limited candidate supply is by on-campus recruiting. Hiring recent college graduates helps employers gain an edge among the competition for talent since it enables them to capitalize on candidates entering the workforce and broaden their candidate supply. According to the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on December 11, 2014 at 9:56am — No Comments

Your Degree Does Not Impress Me!

 

I have had the opportunity to recruit for some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. Some of the roles I have headhunted for were very complex in nature requiring both a PhD in Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis or Physics and the ability to relate to and engage with customers. It was this exposure that makes me unimpressed completely and utterly unimpressed with your degree.

 

 Now don’t get your feathers in a ruffle I do…

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Added by Andrea Clarkson on December 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

It is easy for someone to judge me who does not know me

This has been a very troubling last couple of weeks for me. I thought that we had progressed as a society beyond the point where we were stereotyping individuals based on our views of the world. Along with the rest of the world we watched the events unfold in reaction to New York, Ferguson, Cleveland and Phoenix. I was following a thread on Facebook in which a fellow member of the National Speakers Association was denied the opportunity to bring his powerful message to a University Campus…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 10, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

Tips to Create Perfect Posts on Twitter

The recruitment field, like most fields have made certain changes to keep up with the changing times. Gone are the days when recruiting relied on the ‘walk in’ principle that was traditionally followed? Nowadays, the entire process that was time consuming is rather simple and fast too.

If you’re…

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Added by Chinmay Chavan on December 10, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

5 Critical Success Factors for Today's Hiring Climate

One of the main challenges for companies in today's climate is competing for talent. It’s interesting that the pain is not limited to technology recruiting.  We are talking about a very strong economy and not enough people to fill the open roles across functions. 

I read another piece last week that talked…

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Added by Kimberly Lucas on December 9, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How your expectations of others are ruining your day

As a Corporate Recruiter I expect a lot out of myself. Not only do my co-workers deserve the best but all of our applicants deserve the best also. If I fail at any step in the process only bad things can happen. Either I have co-workers disappointed in me for not finding…

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Added by Ben Yeargin on December 9, 2014 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

Stop Saying "Candidate Control"

I have recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry. 

And no matter what company it was, upper management loved their buzzwords – “Forward Thinking”, “Deep Dive”, “Manage Expectations”, “Synergy” – the list goes on and on…

I don’t disagree with all of them that are out there, sometimes you really just can’t find a better phrase to describe your thought process.

However here is one we need to throw away right now:…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on December 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

The Six Most Common Reasons Companies Can't Retain Quality Employees

When an employee walks out the door of a business for the final time, the question is often asked: why are they leaving? The inability to keep a productive individual can sometimes be a head-scratcher. In…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on December 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Value of Interns: Paid or Unpaid

Internships are requirements for many college degrees and a distinct pathway to new experiences when looking into new career fields. Some students are lucky to get vital work experience in their internship… others not so much. Are your interns getting more than your morning coffee?

Interns – paid or unpaid – are…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on December 9, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

7 Fatal Mistakes Recruiters Make at Career Events

Recruiting fairs are an effective way to meet many candidates for your open positions, scope out the competition for top talent, and network with other recruiters. As an exhibitor, you might think that you have an advantage at such events; after all, you aren’t the one trying to impress…

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Added by Rob Morgan on December 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The prodigy recruiter: Peter Pan

We all want to be the kind of recruiters who have the swaying power to convince candidates to follow us on a journey to pastures new. We like to think that we’re persuasive headhunters, capable of bringing people on board and selling them a vision that…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on December 9, 2014 at 3:34am — 3 Comments

Why Is It So Hard To Find A Job?

Why is it so hard to find a job? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  shows us that the unemployment rate for people with a professional degree or a PhD is less than 3% which is statistically 0%. 

So why is it so hard to find a job? Especially for fresh inexperienced graduates and well-experienced…

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Added by Connie Hampton on December 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Headhunting is a Dialect

One side of my family is from Montreal. They are proud French Canadians through and through. Some of my cousins don't speak English.

My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in…

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Added by Barbara Goldman on December 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

"Passive candidates are better" Is A Myth (And What The Future Might Hold)

A guy gets a job. It’s a senior guy.  An IT Program Manager role, a really plumb one. He’s had heaps of experience in senior IT roles, all for large listed companies in the USA and Europe. His contract is for six months. It doesn’t extend. He is considered an “active” candidate and isn’t…

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Added by Andrew Marmont on December 5, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Sourcing On Lesser Known Sites: Xing

Xing is a professional community/social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals. Most of you have heard of Xing but only a few have used it to source. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Top 3 Tips to Be an Expert Interviewer

An entry level job candidate may not be as experienced with the interview process as their older comrades in the job market. When judging a candidate’s abilities, you don’t want to pass up an excellent candidate because they are not comfortable with the interview process yet. Here are a few ways interviewers can help the process along when hiring for new…

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Added by Sean Little on December 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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