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How 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 ineffective and, in some cases, illegal way to screen candidates, if done incorrectly. People have sued and won settlements…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No 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 — 5 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

The Interview "Prep" Talk : Advice from The REKRUTR Vault

 

This week I want to take some time to talk about one of the most important parts of the recruitment process that is often overlooked; prepping the candidate for interview.

It has always amazed me that so many otherwise exceptional recruiters will work so hard to identify a good job order; find the ideal candidate; set up an interview and then drop the ball. Why would anyone work…

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Added by Amy McDonald on June 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

The Intimidating Hiring Manager and The Bad Candidate Experience That Results

I have had a few of these types of managers in the past - the types that for some reason intimidate and belittle the candidate even before the interview begins OR within the interview goes so far south in the way they question the candidate. Where the interview becomes more like a Sopranos Mob Inquisition, or almost like an FBI interrogation that the candidate is ready to throw in the towel before the interview even completes. 

Let me warn you now - I will say this with all due…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 21, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

How Lunch Affects Your Hiring Judgment

We've warned candidates about the challenges of interviewing with tired or hungry recruiters, but ultimately we'd like to remove all bias from hiring decisions.  This will require the leadership of talent acquisition teams to change recruitment processes that are vulnerable to bias.  Here are a few interviewing pitfalls to be aware of and our recommendations for removing…

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Added by Angela Yu on May 7, 2013 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

From 90 Days to A Few Weeks: Shorten YOUR Hiring Cycle

First in HR is a series we dreamed up here at Recruiterbox to help those who are hiring for small businesses and startups.

In today's lighting speed business world, it's not always easy to know what to do and how to do it. That's where First in HR comes in. Read the entire series here or just sign up for our inbox updates.…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

 

All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Dear Candidate, I Love You

They're in your sights and now it's time to reel 'em in.

There is no better feeling for a recruiter than finding that perfect candidate (except maybe when they accept an offer). But sometimes that perfect person is working in some other office. How to get them to notice you?…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Online Interviews Extend Employer Brand Beyond the Career Website

For a talent acquisition manager, the career website is often their first exercise in employer branding. These days, companies are deploying employer brand strategy to their social media channels as a means to further engage with talent. However, once a candidate decides to apply for a job, the rest of the hiring…

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Added by Angela Yu on March 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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