All Blog Posts Tagged 'Candidate' (121)

Whistle While You Work: My Top 10 Sourcing Soundtracks

Research shows that under some conditions, music actually improves our performance.…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What to Do When There's a Shrinking Candidate Supply

With the economy recovering, the labor marketplace has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven, according to a MRI…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Job Interview - Providing a Great Candidate Experience

"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"

There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's"  advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager,  and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates?  …

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Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

How Do Recent Graduate Degrees Match Up to Demand?

Many students are beginning their careers as they graduate college this Spring. Recent graduates represent 2.9% of the total US workforce.

In 2013, about 4,361,380 graduates joined the labor market and a similar number will graduate this year. In what fields do these graduating candidates possess…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The best ever follow-up interview question: “How did you come up with the idea?"

I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great…

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Added by Peter Clayton on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

6 Ways to Find More Candidates

About 20% of jobs are considered hard-to-fill. Chances are your organization is filling some of these jobs. Understanding how difficult recruiting can be, I wanted to share some tips with you on how to expand your candidate supply for your open positions. 

1. Look for Candidates with Other Job…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The $300 Billion Problem: How To Fix Employee Engagement

It all starts with hiring the right people.

This police officer could be described as disengaged. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

One of the biggest problems in the American workforce today is disengagement,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on May 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Candidate Dispositioning - What does it mean and why does it matter?

When we started out with Mystery Applicant, we set the goal that every job applicant would be given the opportunity to give their feedback on the process. Every single one. Every minute of the day.

This is a key part of our offering as we wanted to hear from…

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Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

4 Ways To Effectively Use Social Media To Screen Candidates

Let me guess. You already are using social media to screen candidates. And you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Reppler, 91 percent of people involved in hiring decisions at their company said they do too.

The problem is that recent studies have shown that this can be a highly…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

3 Hiring Practices that Candidates Love

This is about far more than just attracting the right talent. This is about creating fans of the organization in the hiring process. The average recruiter will receive 250 applications for a corporate job listing. If the focus is solely on that one person who…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 20, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Who Has the Time? –Candidate Feedback



CareerBuilder survey revealed that 44% of workers who didn’t hear back from an employer when they applied for a job said that they have a worse opinion of that employer. This particular stat should drive home…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 11, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

What is your Recruiting Job Title?

This topic has come up previously on RBC and I must say that I do find it to be a bit amusing. As a recruiting professional - what is your current job title?

Recruitment Consultant

Headhunter

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Candidate Experience Manager

Have any…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on February 11, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

What Does "Candidate Experience" Really Mean?

Picture the scene. It is  another conference/seminar/roundtable/unconference where a bunch of recruiters are sat around debating the latest topics of the day.

The subject of candidate experience comes up and generally everyone nods appreciably that this is an important topic. But what do they really mean by…

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Added by Nick Price on January 16, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

My 10 Most Memorable Candidate Interview Moments

Please note this piece first appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog

I was trained from very early on never to ask a candidate a question about a their age, religion, marital status, or whether they might perhaps be suffering from a particular…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Tracking Metrics

Tracking Metrics

Rich Peterson knows there are loads of articles about how the metrics behind recruiting drive the hiring process.

Recruiting metrics provide us an opportunity to take a analytical approach to hiring by allowing us to quantify the hiring process. Tracking day-to-day details provide us a look at the big picture.

Almost all HR metrics record history. It has little value in the fast-changing business world where any of your numbers, positive or…

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Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

How To Be a Successful Job Candidate

Rich Peterson's Lessons from the Political Campaign Trail

Think your job search is challenging? How would you like to go on 100 interviews a month as other candidates try to discredit you and the media stands ready to report (and continually replay) any mistake or failing to a laughing public?

Next to running for office, a job search is a…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How to Spot a Recruiter worth Working With

There is a large, growing population that views recruiting as a useless profession. They find recruiters to be greedy, selfish and more concerned with their commission than the candidates. Used car salesmen are starting to get a better rep.…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on August 29, 2013 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

What are your thoughts on....candidate ownership.

Here's an area that I've always had trouble with: candidate ownership.

Scenario 1

There are "competitors" that jam resumes into the ATS just to cover ownership. They don't qualify candidates, they don't have candidate consent....they are simply blocking others from being candidate "owners".



Do you see this occurring as well?  …

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Added by Daren J. Mongello on August 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Creating Job Ads for the Right Candidates

Presenting a title, job duties and pay is pretty simple. Anyone can do that. Creating a job ad that is actually targeted toward qualified candidates is tougher. There are an estimated 5 million jobs posted online. The idea is to let…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

3 Ways Big Companies Are Winning The War For Talent

Let’s cut right to the sobering truth: the war for talent is upon us. Even more sobering is that recruiters unprepared for battle are already at a disadvantage. But…

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Added by Joe Quinn on July 15, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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