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We’re All Becoming Tech Workers… And We Need to Be Ready

As the Digital Era continues to progress, social and digital technologies will become more fully integrated into not just the work we do, but how we do it. Although external applications such as marketing, sales, and customer service have dominated adoption activities and discussions to date (particularly in the context of consumer goods and services), they are basically the tip of the…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 4, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire with These 3 Tips

The bane of a recruiter’s job… not finding the right candidate. Most recruiters want to find the right candidate in the right amount of time without sacrificing candidate experience. Sounds easy enough, so why is it so hard? Tim Sackett recently wrote about how simple…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 4, 2015 at 11:03am — No Comments

Employer Branding and Social Recruiting Stats You Need

Employer branding, employee engagement and social recruiting.

Three phrase in every talent acquisition professionals’ vocabulary. It’s also the three areas where most HR leaders are trying to build business cases for new initiatives that will keep their company on the edge of hiring…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on March 3, 2015 at 3:56pm — 4 Comments

Love in The Time of Social Media

The hackneyed thing most old people thought about love in this modern time is that everything is so fast to an extent that each person involved in the process of falling in love gets to fall out of love long before they knew each other well.

This is expert opinion from those who had to wait weeks before getting a much-awaited reply from a scented letter, those who had to withstand the pain of watching the rusty mailbox from afar, those…

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Added by Emma Cox on March 3, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Netflix and Unlimited Vacation Time

Want More Productive Employees? Netflix Says Give Them More Vacation Time

The same company that led the way in how we watch movies is now paving new roads in vacation policies. In an effort to cultivate self-motivated and…

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Added by Maren Hogan on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

How to Build an Onboarding Experience

Recruiting and employee management don't end when an offer has been accepted. In fact, the new employee's first days and weeks on the job are critical to establishing a strong foundation, ensuring that the employee will thrive, and laying the groundwork for what you hope to be a long-term employee engagement. Today's…

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Added by Julia on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

It’s only logical: 5 lessons recruiters can learn from Spock

Any Star Trek fan will know just how much wisdom is packed within each episode of the show. The exploits of the starship Enterprise crew are not only the stuff that sci-fi fans dream of, they also provide a strong business model to learn from and an abundance of sound strategy advice. Although…

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Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on March 2, 2015 at 11:12am — 4 Comments

Faking It On LinkedIn For The Week (UPDATED Friday 7:10 AM ET)

I'm going to continue the LinkedIn Lovefest from last week by detailing here the fake connection requests I receive for the week as well as the subsequent research I conduct to determine how deep the cancerous root is growing. Your comments are always appreciated.

~Steve

FRIDAY…

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Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Social Recruiting

What should you write here? Here’s a hint: think what you can do for your audience, not what your audience can do for you. Credit: Twitter

Today, I spent time looking for companies that have social…

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Added by Paul Petrone on March 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Retired and Enjoying Life (except on LinkedIn)

As part of my never-ending battle with fake LinkedIn profiles, I noticed that during the overnight, "Eng.Yusif Ibrahim" reached out to connect. Fabulous.

According to his profile, Mr. Ibrahim is "Retired" and in Libya, having worked in "Government Administration."

Since this profile smelled like a pile of rotting fish, I image searched this fellow; nothing of note came up on the first page,…

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Added by Steve Levy on March 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How To Search Outside of a Geo-Area on LinkedIn

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I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area.

There are at least two good reasons to search outside of an area:

1. If you search by keywords, with no location specified, you are likely to see the top results from your own area - LinkedIn thinks that finding people who live nearby is a high priority.

To illustrate, here's an example search from an account, whose owner resides in the San…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 27, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

What Are The Qualities of Best Recruiters?

 

We all want to get a good job that suits us completely. The recruiters play really very important part in all the organizations and fields. They gives a company an opportunity to find best and most eligible staff and also, they allow deserving candidates to get right opportunity and career along with a dream job. The efficiency of recruiter actually effects positively on the organization and candidate’s future.

If the recruiter is right then it will allow…

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Added by Patty on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

In-Demand Jobs with Talent Shortages

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) stated that December had the highest level of job openings since January 2001. This is a sign that the economy is improving, but also that recruiting is getting more difficult. As demand increases overall, so does the competition for talent. Throughout the US, there are 17 qualified candidates in the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 26, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: BrandYourself

 

BrandYourself is the first product that empowers you to control what people find when they Google your name. BrandYourself  is known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further  than into your bag…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.

I know, #NerdAlert right? 

Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. 

I clicked on a…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

Brenda, Beverly, Heather, Natalie, Kathryn and Kelly

Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.

So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

How Elon Musk Hires: 9-to-5ers Need Not Apply

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons…

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

How to Destroy Your Career Without Trying

I am not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Here's the scenario:

Sarah is currently making $68,000 and not in a management position. She started interviewing because she wants management, opportunity, and a different company culture.   Her company is large and structured in a way that limits her opportunities at the local level. She doesn't see herself going corporate, but currently reports to corporate, and is not happy with the reporting structure. 

Our…

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Added by Barbara Goldman on February 23, 2015 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

New recruiting sites: the startups just keep coming

I admit - even after doing these roundups of new and unusual recruiting-related sites for many years - it's a bit overwhelming. Last time out, I pointed out 8 sites that I thought were pretty interesting. Well, it's barely 3 months later and I have…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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