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Attracting Talent, It's All In the Story...

Employer of Choice, EVP (Employee Value Proposition) call it what you will but attracting talent to your business is a serious business and give it any cool name or anagram you like, it's also bloody hard!



So why do most companies suck at attracting talent and end up spending huge sums of money with recruitment companies, as usual, the answer is a leadership one. Those organisations who are phenomenal at attracting the best talent, have as their best talent guy/girl, their CEO.… Continue

Added by Rowan Watkins on July 6, 2009 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Recruiters, don’t despair, recessions end!

Until about 6 months ago, I had the best recruitment job in the world !



Seriously. CEO of a global, yet niche recruiter, with 450 staff spread across 30 offices in 15 countries. We dominate our space in most markets, we are highly profitable, and we do cool things all the time (see Aquent.com)



But that was then. For the last six months I have had one of the hardest, least rewarding jobs in recruitment (well that’s a hotly contested title I know, but it seems that way to… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on July 2, 2009 at 6:51am — 4 Comments

Gotta stop fakin' it

Whether you are a management professional, chef, engineer or jewelery designer, each one of us is lured to fake our resume to get the dream job. Some people call it “absolutely unethical”, whereas some people feel that is “fine” to fake one’s resume.



When we graduate, we are on a warpath, ready to take up the challenges and face the world with whatever we have. But when reality bites, the picture seems a lot more different and we are willing to do whatever it takes to make things… Continue

Added by Dhruti Shah on July 2, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

10 reasons to prioritize immediately available candidates

Nervous candidates may be reading the press and viewing the TV news and deciding it's "better the devil you know" and consequently putting their job search on hold until it's more certain as to what the future holds for the economy.



In this climate, there is even more reason to work hard on placing immediately available candidates.



When I was working a perm desk I always paid special attention to my immediately available candidates. Although they may not have all been A1… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on July 2, 2009 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Happy is so Yesterday!

As a recruiter with 20+ years of experience I’ve heard the phrase “no thanks I’m very happy where I am at now” more times than I can count, and as recruiters all the world over know this is the equivalent to the brush off “no thanks….I’m just looking” that many of us use with retail sales people. However, what I’m finding as I recruit now is that that very few (and I mean VERY FEW) people bother with such comments as more now prefer to get more details about the job/career… Continue

Added by bill martineau on June 30, 2009 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Ready for a Job Revolution?

… and not the fire and brimstone kind! A Job Revolution that is caused by the chaos we have all been dealing with whether you have a job now or not, it’s the kind of revolution that causes change. Are you ready to take action, make a change and engage in a Job Revolution?



In order to embrace a Job Revolution, we must be ready and willing to change. Sometimes it’s ok to stir things up and become a “Career Rebel” as one woman put it. The process begins and ends with you. It’s your… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on July 1, 2009 at 1:32am — No Comments

HUSH!! "Create (JVP) JOB Value Proposition"

Hello and hope your day is fantastic!



As you know I am a 3rd party Search Recruiter (Headhunter)



When I am evaluating if I will take on a search assignment with existing or new client I qualify, qualify, and qualify, some more.



Why you may ask? As a contingent recruiter I WILL NOT work on a search, nor allow emotions to get involved, unless the company provides compelling, "reasons to work the search".



Here is how I create a Job Value Proposition, by… Continue

Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Recruiting As A Career Path For The Gen Y -SHRM Highlights!

Being an entrepreneur is in the forefront of the minds of the Y. They want freedom, power and control. I assured them they would have all of this if they were also proactive, tenacious and willing to do the work.



I spoke on Saturday to a group of professors, students, and HR leaders /mentors about careers in and around HR. As always I was passionate and engaging with the audience. What they did not know they'd get that they did was a powerful dose of ‘pursue your passions’ and what… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on June 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why is this corporate recruiter "just not that into me"?

perplexed Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.

From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Pre Employment Tests Can Avoid Bad hires

Business owners could avoid making bad hiring decisions by implementing pre employment tests, according to a new study.



A recent survey from SurePayroll found that three out of four business owners admitted to hiring at least one employee that they later regretted. On top of that, 12 percent of business owners indicated that the mistake resulted in a significant financial loss, or more than $10,000 per bad… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on June 26, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

What Prospects & Candidate Say About Recruiting Calls

Originally Posted at Bearing Fruit Consulting on Wednesday June 3, 2009



Some of you know I have a Recruiting Call Hall of Shame.…Man With Headset Thumbs Up

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Added by Michael Homula on June 23, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Human capital new king for PEGs: building bold leadership for change

A recent Forbes article by Matthew Kirdahy titled “Filling the Talent Pool” begins: “The focus at private equity firms is shifting. Cash will always be king, but looking ahead, the most important type of capital may very well be human. It's a company's bold leadership that carries it into financial prosperity—not its product, services or numbers.” This new focus on talent will surely improve the success rate of acquisitions, which is typically rated at less than 50 percent.



Because… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on June 23, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side!

fight I think most people feel corporate recruiters are always an impartial bunch whose sole purpose is to fill open jobs as quickly as possible with the best qualified candidates. As a former corporate recruiter, this is the principle I lived by. In speaking to people in the job market I am hearing troubling stories of corporate recruiters who may not be living up to this. This is particularly disconcerting in this… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on June 23, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

Laid off and done Badly

As the economic condition continues in its turbulent rant and rave cycle, the consistent flow of layoffs seem to effect and detract from every sector without relief. In this, I try to look for the benefits that are offered to those employees in their transition. How do employees view their employers and how did the layoff go in terms of process and respect.



Well, to no ones surprise, least of all mine - they do not do a good job. A recent poll suggested the following figures which… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on June 23, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

10 ways to promote your social recruiting campaign in-house

As I wrap up a social recruiting campaign with a client (and yes, links will come once it launches...tomorrow), I thought I'd write about building an in-house promotion campaign you can run to get your social recruiting campaign off the ground and running (a post I've actually never seen anyone else do before surprisingly).



So why promote in-house? The answer is obvious (hopefully): your employees are your greatest resource when building any kind of social media campaign,… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on June 23, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Why I Recruit - And You Should Career Search - Using Social Media

There is a lot of talk about if, when, which, and how to use social media tools - whether you are recruiting or searching for a job. I have been an avid user of many of these tools as a part of my toolkit -- and I have used them in my role as a Corporate Recruiter, Consultant, and even a Candidate.



As a Corporate Recruiter, I made a choice to make myself accessible to potential candidates via these tools. I know many shudder at that thought, however I have been surprised that more… Continue

Added by Chris Havrilla on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

He Who Owns The Talent Pool - Owns The Market

10 Lessons Learned at the Florida Staffing Association Owners Conference



1. The future competition is not just the newest recruitment / staffing firm offering better, smarter and more holistic talent solutions, it is also Monster.com and their NEW career portal as well as other specialty niche sites that aim to own the talent pool through various career pathing and career targeting technology.



As many of you know Keen embarked on creating a new kind of talent management… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on June 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 22 Comments

The unofficial definitions of Unemployment and real people left uncounted

There is an official definition for unemployment that everyone can find at the Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS.gov). However, because unemployment, and employment calculations do not count all peoples, and have a limited view of the labor force for reporting numbers, they inadequately capture our potential problems.



We should consider the additional indicators when assessing our Labor Market problems, and the BLS does have some addition stats they consider, but the system as a whole… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on June 17, 2009 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Let's Be Direct About Direct Sourcing

Go Direct Over the last two days I connected with 6 long time friends and former colleagues in corporate recruiting. A few of them have been clients and a few others are professionals in the corporate recruiting space that I routinely chat with about various issues, challenges, strategies and tactics. Pretty much these are open discussion sessions where I learn a ton from each of them and…

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Added by Michael Homula on June 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Current Economic Scenario - Effects on Recruiters & the US Economy

All the brouhaha over lay-offs and pink slips is finally coming to an end, whether temporarily or for next few years, only time will tell. I recently graduated with an MBA and the speculation whether the economy is picking up was driving me to an edge. The only solace was that there were more people like me around – people sitting at Starbucks with their laptops open and job alerts popping on their screen and speaking to headhunters for “relevant” opportunities.



However, what I… Continue

Added by Dhruti Shah on June 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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