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99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain't One: How To Get Press For Your Recruiting Product

This week at the HR Tech Tank, a startup incubator & networking event for startups and emerging technologies in the human capital management and recruiting space, one of the major topics that emerged as front of mind for attendees echoes that of entrepreneurs everywhere. Once you’ve got a great product, how do you…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 8, 2014 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Choose your next ATS in 5 easy Steps

1 Research- Start hunting for ATS vendors relevant to your industry only. Refrain from making assumptions on this stage and ask for referrals, evaluation and the best would be a trial. Shortlist whether your desired ATS caters to staffing, small business or big enterprises. All major ATS…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on April 8, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Still learning after all these years

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” ― Richard Feynman

                I have learned over time that…

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Added by Derdiver on April 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

The Top 10 Things I Hate About Recruiters

OK, so I know Im a recruiter, but after seeing countless Top  10 Things I Hate headlines, I realize a little recruiter introspection is in order.

Sure, we see what in-house HR hates about us, which is most everything, but how about those of us who are in the…

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Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on April 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

America: Unfree?

Gay marriage. Abortion. Equal pay for women. Display the 10 Commandments. ObamaCare. Keystone pipeline. Gun control. Global warming.

Where do I stand on these issues? I'm not sure I should tell you. As it turns out, we have gotten to a point in America where no one can share an opinion or donate to…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Creating Fans with a Rejection Letter

Most recruiters and hiring managers don’t have any idea how many of their candidates are actually customers or potential customers. “Treat your candidates like customers” isn’t just something fun to say; quite often, candidates and customers are one in the same.

A candidate experience isn’t an extra step; it’s a completely vital part of the recruiting life cycle.…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

“Recruitment is a sales job”

This is a fairly consistent opinion of most agency recruiters and is, for the most part, only partly true.

Unfortunately, most buyers of recruitment agency services wish it wasn’t true at all.

That’s not because these buyers don’t like being sold to – many of them do, because buying the right stuff is part of their job and one of the ways they add value to their…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on April 7, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Modern Recruiter

What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, personable sixth, and resilient seventh – of course these are equally valid in other arrangements.



Too many people who call themselves recruiters don’t take pride in their…

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Added by Steve Levy on April 6, 2014 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

3 Stats That Will Take Your Career Site Up a Notch



SuccessFactors (@SuccessFactors) recently released an infographic aimed at “putting your career site on steroids.” We like the sound of that! As one of the most effective tools that recruiters have at their disposal, it’s important to invest in the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

How Do Your Compensation Practices Stack Up?

Each year, PayScale releases a Compensation Best Practices Report with great insights for business leaders to learn and grow from. It is vital for leadership to keep a finger on the pulse of compensation practices and trends in order to stay competitive, attract…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Experience? I Don't Need Experience to Build an ATS!

I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: Become a Master of Talent

This week I continue with debunking recruiter secrets, which we've already determined, aren't really secrets at all. To catch up on the series, start with the first post here. Last week, I debunked the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Actually, Recruiting IS Sales - How I've Come To Accept It

I read the article by Kyle Lagunas about recruiting, and how it’s not like selling at all. And while I appreciate his thoughts, I think they are misguided, and frankly, I still think he’s speaking as an "expert" in an area where he doesn’t have any applicable experience. This is akin to me giving stock advice. Sure, I have a brokerage account, but I lack the Series 7 that would be critical for me…

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Added by Pete Radloff on April 4, 2014 at 10:43am — 17 Comments

Evil Empire: LinkedIn Legal Actions Set Dangerous Double Standard

Sell Hack has one employee who spends most of his time working at a completely unrelated startup, has no budget and doesn’t even warrant a company profile on Crunchbase, since it’s got no budget, no capital backing and no plans for monetizing its services.

By contrast, LinkedIn is a blue chip, NASDAQ listed global corporation, with a valuation in the tens of billions of dollars,…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 4, 2014 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

I'm a Recruiter. No, a Salesperson. NO, a RECRUITER!

I’ve always thought of my profession as sales. Always. I started recruiting in the early days of the internet, where training was basically “wanna buy a chicken? No? How about a duck?” until I got my hands on some Danny Cahill Placement 2000 VHS tapes.Ahhh then I was in…

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Added by Amy Ala on April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

Bring Back the Romance (A Message to Hiring Managers)

Go back in your mind to your dating years and think of a time when you first met someone who sparked your interest. No doubt, you made it a point to put your best foot forward, to show them what a great catch you were and then went on to give them…

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Added by Pam Sisson on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

EEOC Hearing Examines Social Media in the Workplace and Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law

The lines between employees’ public and private lives have become increasingly blurred, which has led to a complex dialogue around the enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. During a recent open meeting at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), panelists were invited to discuss a wide range of issues including recruitment and hiring, harassment, records retention and discovery. I attended on behalf of DirectEmployers Association and wanted to…

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Added by kpfled on April 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Working in a recruitment agency: How realistic should videos be?

There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of Heaven…

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Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Last Installment: March Madness - Which Colleges Have the Most IT Candidates?

Over the past few weeks, we've been comparing colleges and universities to see who has the most graduating candidates for in-demand fields. So far, we examined which colleges have the most …

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social Media Ownership: Recommendations for Employers

Many individuals and organizations continue to struggle with the question of social media ownership, which involves the accounts themselves, individual and page profiles, platform content and posting activity. Most of the related laws and regulations were written long before today's social technologies were even created, let alone widespread, and there are few legal and business precedents to refer to.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 3, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

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