"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? …Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
It all starts with hiring the right people.
One of the biggest problems in the American workforce today is disengagement,…Continue
Added by Paul Petrone on May 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 20, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
A 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…
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?
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Candidate Experience Manager
Added by Tim Spagnola on February 11, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Please note this piece first appeared on The RecruitLoop BlogContinue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 5, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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? …
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…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on July 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Joe Quinn on July 15, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on June 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue