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How To Source Passive Candidates #Sosuasia Style

Sourcing passive candidates is one thing, but connecting with them is quite another. In this video, Jim Stroud demonstrates how to find and contact passive candidates based on the content they produce or share online. Plus, Jim gives a heads up on his international speaking engagements and a near-death experience. Yowza! Tune in for all the fun.…


Added by Jim Stroud on May 18, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Hiring Your First Startup Head of Sales

Hiring your first senior salesperson is daunting when your business is new—you don’t know much yet about what has worked so far. And even if you do manage to find the perfect hire, you may find yourself needing someone with different strengths as your business grows and changes over time.

Here are the common mistakes we’ve seen founders make when pursuing their first startup…


Added by Jordan Wan on May 15, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

4 Habits that Effective Recruiters Avoid

You are probably familiar with the current trend that is followed i.e. Social Media Recruiting. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this put simply it is a new strategy that recruiters and companies use to fulfil their branding as well as hiring needs by utilising Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ optimally.

As a Recruiter if you’re wondering why you’re efforts are going in vain, then you are probably following the 4 habits that Effective…


Added by Sheetal Devarde on May 15, 2015 at 1:41am — No Comments

Redefining Employee Referral Programs into the Modern Referral Network

Ask a recruiter where she gets the highest quality candidates, and she likely will say from employee referrals.

If employee referrals are so valuable, why aren’t they getting more focus in talent acquisition strategy?

SmashFly set out to understand the state of employee…


Added by Lori Sylvia on May 14, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments

If Game of Thrones characters were candidates…

It’s here: the recruitment article you’ve all been waiting for. We know it’s a struggle speaking to candidates when you’re really trying to digest the latest mind-blowing Game of Thrones episode. We know it’s hard reading job specifications…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on May 14, 2015 at 4:22am — No Comments

Want fun and money from recruitment? Make these 4 changes

Agency recruiters are about to enter a new golden era. More fun. More money. It’s all about to open up.

But not everyone will rise on the tide. Just relying on a recovery will be your biggest mistake. The benefits will not flow to everyone evenly. We will have to provide something very different to what we provided before.

You have to act now.…


Added by Greg Savage on May 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Economic Impact on the Future of Recruiting

The current state of employment needs a change. While this might seem like a drastic phrase to use, it’s true and here’s why: the problems lay in changes to the way people find jobs. Baby Boomers are beginning to reach the age of retirement, and their children and grandchildren are now taking…


Added by Maren Hogan on May 13, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Gamification Can Help (and Hurt) Your Employee Engagement

Success stories touting gamification’s success abound. Recently, the spotlight’s been on companies like Dailybreak, who’ve used gamification to engage customers and reaped the incredible profits. As Dailybreak has shown, the market for…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 13, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why crap interviewers don't know they are crap

Most people who conduct recruitment interviews have never been trained in how to interview effectively. Yet this lack of training doesn't stop these interviewers from believing that they have good interview skills and don't need any training.
It's called confirmation…

Added by Ross Clennett on May 13, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Baby Boomer Brain Drain

The U.S. workforce is headed for a dramatic shift. As baby boomers retire, organizations will face a growing shortage of experienced workers and a significant talent gap. Today, baby boomers account for 31 percent of all jobs—and 56 percent hold leadership positions. Baby…


Added by Alison Napolitano on May 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Need-to-Know Facts About Millennial Candidates

“Gen X and Boomer hiring managers often emphasize things that entry-level hires don’t care about, and the best candidates have other offers.” - Anne Fisher (…


Added by Raj Sheth on May 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

An Alternative View on Recruiting

I was speaking to a company owner last week who let me know he spent over $125,000 a year in job postings on major job boards. I was FLOORED! When I asked him about the quality of the candidates he got from those ads, he said that he received average or less-than-average candidates but that “I use it for the…


Added by Danielle Thompson on May 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Team Building Tools for Effective Virtual Meetings

As the 9-5 goes the way of the typewriter, and cubicles transform into Ikea couches in our living rooms, everything about business as usual has changed. Even if your team is still functioning in the traditional office setting, your clients, customers, partners and vendors are always going…


Added by Ryan Mead on May 11, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to source on the lesser known sites!! ResumeBucket

How to source on the lesser known sites!! ResumeBucket

Resumebucket is a site for people to search for jobs, post resumes and more. Resumebucket

is known in the community but few have…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Generation Y Are You Leaving?

70% of Generation Y employees are leaving job positions within the first two years of their onboarding programs. Since we spend a lot of our time helping companies source, screen and hire…


Added by Julie Salerno on May 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words!

I can tell you a story about recruitment that will make you shiver. Make you recoil in horror. And I can do it in six words.

Here are 20 such horror stories to get you screaming, blocking your ears, and running for the exit.

‘I will call you back. Promise’.

‘Can I just think about it?’

‘I just got a counter-offer’.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday

Your bonus threshold just went up.

My ‘under-offer’…


Added by Greg Savage on May 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The 4 Day Work Week: Your Ultimate Retention Plan?

Could a 4 day work week work for your company?

 Here’s the math: 4 days x 8 hours a day = 32 hour workweek.

No catch, no secret “well we work 10 hour days 4 days a week,” but a real live shortened work week. I can almost hear the nervous thoughts and I can confess,…


Added by Katrina Kibben on May 5, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Top 25 Most Common Jobs Posted Online

Registered Nurse holds the number 1 spot of the top 25 demanded job titles, meaning it’s the most advertised job opening. This is according to data from …


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Calling a candidate to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.

I placed this status update on LinkedIn the other day.

‘Calling a candidate back to tell them there is no news IS news to the candidate.’

It got 250…


Added by Greg Savage on May 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Star Wars day: 4 lessons recruiters can learn from Star Wars

‘May the force be with you’ - It’s an iconic expression from one of the most well-known film franchises of all time. George Lucas’ intergalactic tale, aptly named Star Wars, has enjoyed phenomenal success since its release back in May, 1977, with new films and franchises…


Added by Austin Fraser Ltd on May 4, 2015 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

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