I stood proudly looking down from Ensign Peak in Salt Lake City, UT, on August 11, 2012. One could not help but see that a view from where famous Pioneer Leaders of the LDS faith nearly 165 years before had used as a planning platform for the city that would come to be known as Salt Lake would enable the planning and estimation steps needed. I sat back on a rock admiring the view near a poignant and interesting marker marking the historic spot where the survey and landscaping mapping was…
Words to the wise from a recruitment veteran of forty years- besides being dedicated to the recruiter's life (whatever that may mean to you) along with taking care of personal responsibilities with family, etc.--make an effort to have sideline activities such that they take you away from the rigors of recruiting (because traversing the terrain can become rigorous, even difficult).
Recruiting Firms ,being more and more dependent on technology can be at risk of running off the rails in a heartbeat causing a costly disruption in business if we do not have a business disruption plan. Consider what would happen if your internet provider was down for a week. How devastating would it be if a lightening strike or a power failure shut down your ability to access your computer for more than a few hours. Do you use an online backup for data and financial information, suppose…
In your job search and through building your resume you have discovered some new things about yourself. You have become much more self-aware of your skills and accomplishments and now it’s time to start evaluating where you are now and where you want to go from…
Recruitment is the process of finding and attracting a pool of suitable candidates for the vacancy. Many hiring managers have a difficult time recruiting top quality applicants for the very demanding jobs they are trying to fill.
Thus it is of vital importance to adopt one best approach for the recruitment process, from the initial screening till the final selection process. Best approach for recruitment should be:
• Time constraint
• Cost Efficient
• Quality… Continue
This is Baseer from GLOBAL COMPUTER PRODUCTS INC. (GCP-Inc); I am glad to inform you that one of our clients has an interesting job position for you. I would appreciate if you send me suitable updated resume along with the contact details. Please reply me ASAP.
Job Title: LAN Engineer with STATE GOVT exp is MUST
Location: Raleigh, NC
Duration: 6 Months
NOTE: Please Send Suitable Resume at… Continue
Well, here’s one idea that sounds almost too good to be true—you simply ask for it. Savvy recruiters know that at any given point in time, there are companies out there with staffing needs so urgent, they'll do whatever it takes to get the position filled.
Like stranded airline passengers who are sick and tired of hanging around the terminal, they're more than willing to open their wallets, just to get… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on April 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
In absences of my posts on TheATSGuy.com, many of my readers have been sending me questions directly, which I’m absolutely thrilled about. I thought that it might be helpful to introduce a Q&A section to my blog where I answer all of these questions and make them available to others. I will only using the questions and not private information such as names, emails, or companies. With that being said, please feel free to send me any applicant tracking… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on March 17, 2009 at 10:22am —
There’s nothing more basic—or more vital to your success—than the ability to write a strong, clear and qualified job order or search assignment. After all, you’re only as effective as your ability to fill jobs. And the best way to fill jobs is by having a compelling story to tell your candidates, and a clear mandate to do YOUR job to the best of your ability.
Writing up a great job order is part art and part science. The science revolves around information: getting a description of… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on January 26, 2009 at 2:55pm —
I know this sounds weird coming from a trainer, but it occurred to me that as an industry, we might be a tad over-trained.
For example, some recruiters seem to be information addicts. They’re constantly on the lookout for all manner of training and coaching, but seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with training, as long as there’s some LEARNING going on.
Of course, at the other extreme are the recruiters who are totally self-taught. As… Continue
You're a decent person, and you care about others. So how do you deal with the growing number of job-seekers who show up at your door?
With kindness and grace, I hope. You may not be able to find everyone a position—which is true even in the best of times—but at the very least, you can show them respect and offer some professional guidance.
I remember my first recession as a recruiter, and the impression it made. The same candidates who wouldn't take my calls a year… Continue
Added by Bill Radin on December 10, 2008 at 11:34am —
There is little doubt that employment branding is one of the hottest topics in recruiting these days. Unfortunately, what a lot of firms implement in the name of branding really has nothing to do with employment branding.
Defining Employment Branding
Employment branding is unique in that it is the only long-term recruiting strategy. The viral-based perception management program designed to attract top-quality applicants is based on the premise that the organization is well-managed in… Continue
IT is widely accepted that, in small pockets around the world, the second iteration of the war for talent is well underway. Emerging companies in China, for example, are invading small rural villages in an effort to convert agrarian citizens into knowledge workers, and professional service firms are eagerly grasping at once undesired college new grads.
It would be logical to assume that growth-oriented firms would be devising new methods to uncover hidden sources of talent and fend off… Continue
World-class is a term that is often used and misused by those in human resources. It's important to realize upfront that good or even very good onboarding programs are quite common, but they are also quite different from the few existing "world-class" programs.
Almost by definition, the number of world-class programs in any field is extremely small. For example, to be considered as world-class in an Olympic sport, you must win a gold, silver, or bronze medal. Such an achievement is truly… Continue
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