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Is good recruiting about experience, expertise or talent?

One thing that many years in the recruitment industry has taught me, is that actually in the big scheme of things we know comparatively little. Yes of course we know our industry, our marketplace and even our industry sector very well, but anyone who professes to know much more than that is, quite frankly, stretching the truth a little!



There is more to know about the recruitment industry are than any of us involved in it can ever hope to learn – social recruiting has shown us how… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on August 19, 2009 at 9:37am — 13 Comments

Social media – it’s a tool, not a strategy

I was very reluctant to write this post initially. There has been so much noise about social media, and how it’s going to impact our industry, do we really need another blog on the topic?



Probably not. But the rhetoric and hyperbole about social media has been bugging me lately, and it will make me feel better if I offer some thoughts about how all this may play out.



Lets start ‘big picture’ and then focus in on social media itself. It seems to me that the big issue facing… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on August 19, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Reflections on getting the most out of every conference you attend, or How I got the nickname "the girl that gets around"

I attend allot of conferences.



I think recruitfest was the most profitable one for me last year.



In this interview with Kathleen Kurke, President of the Pinnacle Society, we discuss attending conferences.



Hear some of my tips on how to get the most out of any conference you attend, and get a glimpse into my philosophy on networking at social events like recruitfest09!



Hope to see you there.…



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Added by Julia Stone on August 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Talk it out

With so many talented professionals seeking work in today’s job market, it is interesting to see a number of bright and capable individuals having trouble overcoming themselves during these tough times. For those who have been successful time and again in stronger markets, the loss of career footing is truly disconcerting. The previously successful professional who never experienced pause or setback is now faced with a task that is proving to be very challenging on many different… Continue

Added by Suzanne M King on August 19, 2009 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

INNOVATE or DIE

Research is the transformation of money into knowledge and “Innovation is the transformation of knowledge into money”…

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Added by Chad Sowash on November 27, 2007 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

The money question

The money question

The money question always comes up in job interviews. If you are a candidate looking at a new position, you can safely assume the person on the other side of the desk will ask some form of the money question. Your answer is difference between moving forward and being eliminated.



In an interview, the employer has four basic questions in mind. However they dress them up, whatever creative spin they put on them, employers really want to know four things:

1.… Continue

Added by Eric Raynard on August 18, 2009 at 7:41pm — 6 Comments

Big Shoes Leave Lasting Footprints!

Do you remember what you had for breakfast yesterday? What about lunch? These are little things and you may or may not remember the answers to these two questions.



Now, do you remember your first car? Your first date? The birth of your first child? These are big things and will have a lasting footprint on your life. How do we make ourselves so BIG, so memorable to people around us. Here are few ideas;



1. Differentiation: Separate yourself from competitors. If they are… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on August 17, 2009 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Recruiters: The Sportscasters of Industry

Everyone has an opinion on Recruiting, all levels of a company, and pretty much anyone you meet just on the street. It's always puzzled me yet somehow made sense. Something occurred to me. Recruiters are mostly trespassers.



We are interlopers, we hang out in communities we don't really belong in don't we? We exude expert knowledge in industries we haven't actually worked in. We advise people on career choices in industries we watch yet in the majority of cases haven't participated… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on August 17, 2009 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Deal Maker or Deal Breaker, Which are you?

Everybody works hard but only a select few are known as great closers. Over the past 10 years my teams have placed 15,000 candidates into new jobs/positions with clients for fees over $500M.



Here are some of the the things that I teach and have witnessed as helping to make a great closer:



- Closers close all the time, every chance they get

- Closers are not cocky, they are good

- Closers are great at listening to their clients and candidates and understand the… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on August 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Recruitment is a non-rational process

Science has overtaken recruitment, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as most people still rely heavily on interviews as the key process for appointing applicants into a vacant role.



However, the process is fundamentally flawed as it is NOT about appointing the best person. From start to finish the process is designed to eliminate the unsuitable applicants until finally, like Survivor, there is only one successful person, to take the ultimate prize.



Why would you not… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 23, 2009 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment, The Times They Are A-Changin'

Come gather 'round recruiters


Wherever you roam


And admit that the technologies


Around you have grown


And accept it that soon


You'll be tweeting, and not so much working the phone


If your billable return to you


Is worth savin'.


Then you better start social networkn'


Or you'll sink like a stone


For the times they are a-changin'.



Come sourcers and researchers


Who connect on LinkedIn


And cast your referrals… Continue

Added by Paul Jacobs on August 17, 2009 at 10:30pm — 19 Comments

Are Your Employees Engaged?

Nope! Not according to the Ivey Business Journal. In fact, they say 54% of employees are essentially “checked-out” of their work day.



With statistics like that it’s no wonder that increasing employee engagement has… Continue

Added by Nicole St.Martin on January 30, 2008 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Increasing Returns by Understanding Talent

The VCs must ask themselves if their companies are run by management teams that are capable of driving companies as the recession eventually bottoms. Studying the shift in the current unemployment rates in the US, HireLabs can forecast a recovery in the international labor market - lead by the US - sometime around Feb 2010.



Very few CEOs of venture-backed companies have the experience of riding a company out of a recession successfully. The first sign that a management team is not… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 14, 2009 at 8:35am — No Comments

Back to School Time - SEO Style

Although SEO seems to be the new buzz in recruiting web 2.0 strategies, it has actually been used for years as a tactic to increase sales for online businesses.



SEO and how it fits into the recruiting industry is greatly misunderstood. I completely agree with Marvin in that SEO is not enough , but it makes me wonder who said that it was the golden ticket to begin with.



SEO Is… Continue

Added by Nicole Bodem on August 15, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Feedback Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Recruiters crave feedback during the interview process, and why not? As contingency recruiters we are always accessing where our energies and efforts have taken us on a recruiting project and deciding if we need to continue recruiting, move towards an offer between both parties or simply move on to a new project altogether. However, most people mistakenly assume that feedback is only for the recruiter’s benefit when in reality it should be a prime concern for both the company and the candidate… Continue

Added by bill martineau on August 13, 2009 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

The Four Least Wanted - how to counter and neutralize poor candidate etiquette

I recently read an article written by Jonathan Littman and Mark Hershon, summarizing their new book called “I Hate You.” This comedic take on a traditional workplace self-help book shows you how to identify the “Ten Least Wanted” --the people you hate in the workplace--while revealing the strategies to neutralize them.

It got me to thinking about identifying candidates in a similar light. In uncertain and stressful times especially, people aren’t on their best behavior, and this poor… Continue

Added by Mindy Slobodkin Fineout on August 13, 2009 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments

Why Your Job is like a Hollywood Movie

supersta!

Image by Jason Drakeford via Flickr

How to interview like you are in show business!



My wife Kyle recently attended a writer’s workshop in Portland, Oregon where she got the opportunity… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on August 13, 2009 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

FEEDBACK and Grains of Salt

I like to see myself as an open person, willing to try things, willing to take feedback on board, give it a try.



When I was younger and not as confident, I would take things said to me as gospel, especially as I moved into a Corporate environment, where coming from the Agency world I did feel like a fish out of water initially. I was probably treated that way too, you know, a Agency Recruiter in an HR world. I was viewed with suspicion. Too Salesy to fit within the HR world. Feedback… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on August 12, 2009 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

Hiring Roulette

Among the all-time debates with no answers such as: nature or nurture; chicken or egg and of course DiMaggio or Mays there remains the nagging one of hiring or retention.

What is tougher, making a good hiring decision or retaining "A" players once you find them? These are issues that probably have been studied, surveyed, poked and prodded by more organizations than have sworn off applicant matching systems, attitude surveys and exit interviews… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on August 12, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to make candidates believe your employment brand

If there's one thing I've learned about employment branding in reality, it's that an employment brand alone really won't get you anywhere.



You might have your ad agency put together a fancy ad that resembles the key points of your employment brand and has imagery that encompasses the culture of your company. But even that only gets you so far.



There comes a point in a candidate's experience of your employment brand's message that they either buy into and believe your… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on August 12, 2009 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

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