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 —
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 —
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
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 21, 2013 at 2:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm —
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… Continue
Added by Angela Yu on May 7, 2013 at 1:01pm —
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.… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2013 at 3:00pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm —
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?…
Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 18, 2013 at 3:00pm —
These days, HR and Recruiting professionals seem to post new jobs everywhere, from niche sites, to job board aggregators to industry-specific landing pages and of course, all the social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This can put a new or startup hiring team in a quandary. Where to come up with hefty job board fees? What if we can't afford (or don't need) the sophisticated tools that LinkedIn has to offer? Finally, the most important question of all:
Is having MORE… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Most Careers pages are boring. As we pointed out last month, some remind you of a visit to the DMV. On the flip side, some employers do an outstanding job of making their Jobs section… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on March 7, 2013 at 12:30pm —
I must be behind the times or just in denial. Continue
I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…
Added by Michael Wright on March 5, 2013 at 8:26am —
Lying is something that most people will say is a bad habit, yet many candidates seeking a sales job interview are known to lie on their resumes or even tell a “white lie” in regards to the answers to questions while on a sales position interview.The English Dictionary defines a white lie as a minor or… Continue
Added by Or Hillel on February 28, 2013 at 4:42pm —
Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!
So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm —
I look at a lot of jobs/careers pages.
So you can imagine my surprise when I was perusing the “Jobs” pages of the Forbes Magazine Most Innovative Companies In The World — and found that many of them are sub-standard.
In particular, some of these innovative companies have jobs pages that remind me of the experience I have when I visit the Department of Motor Vehicles…
Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am —
Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am —
The moving target that is the job Description!!
We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm —
I HAVE RETIRED!
I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.
My LinkedIn account is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter. This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am —
The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am —
Roller Coaster enthusiasts are usually bummed by the extremely short track, wishing there were more ups, downs, and mega insane twists. While we can’t blame a thrill seeker for wanting a longer ride, maybe roller coasters are just meant to be short and to the point, and not drawn out, exhausting, and detrimental to those around it.
The NHL, it’s players, league officials, and fans of the game have just reached the end of their own long roller coaster ride. While the lockout… Continue
Added by Christopher Young on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am —