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Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Kinzaa

Kinzaa lets you build visually stunning infographic resumes. An infographic resume is a way of describing your resume information in a visual or graphical form.  Infographics provides the format that sets you apart from the crowd. Employers get the specific information they crave in a…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 8, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

America’s $300 Billion Employee Engagement Problem – And How To Fix It

So what’s the most expensive problem facing American organizations today?

Employees who don’t want to be there.…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dude, Where's My Post? A Letter From The Editor.

I’m pretty relaxed about rules in general, and my biggest role  as Managing Editor within the Recruiting Blogs community is mostly to referee when the trolls come out from under the bridge (or away from their contingency firm bullpens).  The coolest thing about this site is it’s actually pretty self-sustaining and organic.  But sometimes, the deus ex machina factor kicks in and I've got to intervene.

Since I'm kind of sick of answering questions about why certain…

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Added by Matt Charney on August 8, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

An Open Letter To Hiring Managers … On Behalf Of All Recruiters

Mr Client,

I apologise in advance for the somewhat generic greeting, but it’s been ingrained in me from way back when I first got into recruitment.

I still remember all the role-plays and all the training manuals. Every scenario seemed to involve an interaction with “Mr…

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Added by Paul Slezak on August 8, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

11 Sources to Drive Traffic to Your Job Listings

You’ve spent all this time crafting your job listings and it’s published live on the web. Congratulations. How do you begin promoting it? Driving traffic to your job listings begins with a strategy because, let’s face it, your job listings are not going to engage great candidates if no candidates can find it. You can’t have a party if you don’t send invitations. Here are 11 free and paid sources from 5 different acquisition channels to get you started.…

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Added by Paul Andre De Vera on August 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Your Corporate Clock is Ticking (Infographic)

… And you didn’t have much time to begin with. We’ve broken it down for you in this infographic: there are 24 hours in a day, doctors recommend we get 8 hours of sleep per night and the typical workday is 8 hours. That leaves 8 hours of free time. Unfortunately for most of the working population, we spend more than the 8 hours at work, get less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep and feel like 24 hours just isn’t enough. For corporate professionals, there are numerous…

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 7, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why Employers Should Ditch The Unstructured Job Interview

There are a few things that can kill a business. Some bad publicity. A defective part. A lawsuit.

And the unstructured job interview.

There have been several in-depth studies on unstructured job interviews, and most of them say the same thing: they are bad predictors…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Ways Your Job Ad Can Attract More Candidates

A 2012 study by TheLadders revealed that Recruiters spend 6 seconds reviewing a resume. If…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

But I Want it Now! Our Relationship with HR Technology

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Why won't this phone just recruit for me?

Our resident technology expert and connoisseur of all things Cajun, Doug Horn, recently wrote an insightful blog on whether technology is…

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Added by Norman Clausen on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

How to Become the Recruiter of Choice for Contractors

It appears that we are now entering a candidate-driven market in BOTH the direct hire AND contract staffing worlds.  As candidates increasingly choose contract staffing as a…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 6, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

What Recruitment Can Learn From The Military

How to be Successful in Recruitment Part 10

What Recruitment Can Learn From The Military

I once asked an ex-special forces solder, who had served in some of the roughest parts of the world, what they would advise when you are trying…

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Added by Stephen Hart on August 6, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment

Jerry Berg decided that the best way to deal with a layoff was to make a 20 minute video ( http://bit.ly/1oouacX ) lamenting how terrible it is to be laid off after 15 years at Microsoft. I personally feel for him as I’ve been laid off twice since the 2008 financial crisis. While his emotions are understandable, putting them out there in a public video was a bad choice.

This is…

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Added by Bert Shimabukuro on August 5, 2014 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

How Large Is the Ethnic Diversity Gap in STEM?

I recently shared data on gender diversity in STEM (science, tech, engineering, and mathematics) jobs. This time, I'm examining ethnic diversity for these fields. How ethnically diverse is US's STEM candidate supply? Below are the percentages of qualified people in the US workforce for each STEM field, broken down by ethnicity.

Ethnic Breakdown of…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 5, 2014 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Kred Recruitment: Interview with CEO Andrew Grill

I was able to chat with Kred's CEO Andrew Grill about how the site works, what their plans for the future entail, and what his thoughts are on using the site to find candidates.

Kred has the potential to be a very powerful way to source passive candidates. As a sourcer, you can search through the Kred…

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Added by Jen Picard on July 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

They can hear me now

Listen to most organizational development professionals and they will tell you that the key to organizational change is to communicate, communicate and then to communicate again. I would pose another question, and that is how are you communicating the message and how is it being received? Are your messages being…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 4, 2014 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Are You Settling for Mac and Cheese?

 Roast pork, red wine. Dinner. Don't you just love the feeling of closing a direct hire placement? That big placement fee reminds you that all the work you put into your placements is worth it.  Maybe you even splurge and celebrate with a fillet mignon dinner.

But what happens when the big placement fee runs out? Do you worry about when the next one will come? Do you start cutting back and…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 4, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why a LinkedIn Profile Shouldn’t Replace Your Resume

As I was going through my regular LinkedIn profile review.  It occurred to me that LinkedIn profiles have become more than just a brief description of someone’s background.  They seem to have evolved into full resumes.  I have a few…

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Added by Chris Bell on August 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Get Out of Your Cubicle and Into a Collaborative Recruiting Process

Teamwork. It’s the building block of any company, big or small. The benefits of teamwork stretch beyond the borders of your cubicle and out into the world of recruiting. Collaborative recruiting has a deeper impact than just your typical, run-of-the-mill programs. This is because it involves more than just the Human Resources and recruiting departments. Collaborative…

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Added by Raj Sheth on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Everything Must Change: People Are Not Products

There are 8,760 hours a year. 2,190 hours per year are spent asleep (an average of 6 hours per night). 2,080 hours per year are “sold” for a paycheck (40 hours per week multiplied by 52 weeks a year). …

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Added by Fred Liggin on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

How Video Interviewing Can Help You Hire for Cultural Fit

Video interviewing is no longer an up and coming practice, it’s here. With 63% of HR managers having used video screening as a means to finding candidates, there is good reason to use this technology for enhancing your hiring…

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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