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Digital Property is “Real” Property: 5 Ways to Treat it That Way

Although we're in at least the seventh decade of the Digital Era, and people realize how integral social and digital technologies are to both our personal and professional lives, there is still a very strong tendency to underestimate the critical role of digital property in managing a brand identity, pursuing goals and objectives, and managing risk. Digital property is often treated as if…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 20, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

How to View The Last Names of Third Degree Connections on Linkedin

For many people who still have free or basic premium Linkedin Accounts, not being able to see the surname of third degree connections is a constant frustration.

X-Ray Search

Most recruiters are aware that you can get around this problem by entering an X-ray search string into…

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Added by Chris South on August 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 1

It's been too long! I've missed my RecruitingBlogs network, and promise to publish more soon. Here's one that's been in my drafts for far too long.

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 1

Entrepreneur's Motto: I started out with nothing and still have most of it left…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

The VMS Test

Not all VMS opportunities are bad; they’re just not all created equal.

Next time you have a prospect you are pursuing using a VMS system to manage the process, apply the VMS Test. Your results will guide you in learning if it is worth your time, energy, and effort to accept this business.

Answer each question “yes” or “no.”

  1. Have you been provided with detailed job descriptions, required and desired skills, details on cultural fit, and specifics on…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Where are you on the Recruitment Technology Curve?

Recruiting Technology

Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition.

If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve above.

So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps

I teach and mentor others in a tongue in cheek manner on the topic of: How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps.

1. Hire the wrong people
2. Dont train them
3. Dont pay or reward them effectively
4. Dont hold them accountable
5. Keep them employed too long

The…

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Added by Wendy Matyjevich, SPHR on August 19, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Things My Vacation Can Teach You About the Candidate Experience

 

I recently took a cruise on Royal Caribbean with my girlfriend. It got me thinking about the services we provide as HR

and agency recruiters. Some of these may not be a total surprise to you, but realize just how effective these five points can be if you truly invest time and energy into accomplishing…

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Added by Justin Miller on August 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

I’m Just a Bill, Here on Capitol Hill…

After strong bipartisan support from Congress, President Obama passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to reauthorize the Federal Workforce Development laws. It has been over a decade since they have been revisited, and the American workforce has long needed the federal workforce development system…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites: Odesk

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Odesk

Odesk is simply a place were freelancers make themselves available for you to hire. The skills range from; developers, SEO. PM, and so much more. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Recruit Candidates

You always hear how recruiters can’t find the right candidates, or candidates at all for that matter. They blame it on a plethora of causes from poor candidate quality to a changing workforce. But that is the problem: you can’t blame it on the candidates. With a changing candidate pool, recruiters have to adapt to trending techniques. The game of recruiting has changed, and you need to…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Lack of employee response directly related to management's empty words

Driving by the local church which has provided a great number of inspirations for past blog posts, they had on their billboard the statement “if our prayers are empty words so is G-d’s response” As many of you know I never talk religion in this space, and will not begin now, but it did bring up an interesting…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 14, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

10 Steps For Leveraging Your ATS to Impact Recruiting Results

WARNING: Do not read this article unless you want to increase:

  1. Your online shares and referrals
  2. Job distribution and visibility to passive candidates
  3. Candidate response rates
  4. Recruiter productivity when requisition loads are heavy and inbox recruiting is the…
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Added by Tracey Friend on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons Your Job Ads Aren’t Working and Ways to Fix Them - Recording Available Now

The recording and slides are up and if you've ever posted a job before, you need to watch this webinar. Hosts Mike Walsh, …

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Does Your Interview Outfit Say About Your Work Ethic?

It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your…

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

New Act Supports Job Training - Which Skills Should Be Trained?

In an effort to bridge the skills gap and aid economic recovery, Congress and the President passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which will reform and support job training for the US workforce. In this Act, schools and workforce boards will be able to offer skills training that matches demand in their region. The…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 14, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself

Who am I to tell you how you can describe yourself? Nobody. So ignore me at your leisure.

On the other hand, I can tell you for free that the words you use in your résumé, your LinkedIn profile, your…

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Added by Greg Savage on August 13, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

The Power of Individuality for Recruiters

Picture of a wolf pack which represents recruiters

Do you know how many recruiters there are in the world? Quite a lot.

Even just in Britain we are talking tens of thousands. And that’s the problem. When you reach out to someone whether a head-hunt target or an active job seeker you are just another recruiter / head-hunter / faceless minion from…

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Added by Stephen Hart on August 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

Even though social media is fully integrated into the global culture and economy, many leaders are still reluctant to put themselves and/or their organizations in a position where they may have to listen to and/or engage with various stakeholders via these public channels. They tend to fear potential reputational harm and/or the stickiness of having to respond to criticism and negative feedback in an…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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