I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment. The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).
"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?" I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues. Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…Continue
Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
The candidate experience is getting more attention. It can be, yet always is a differentiator in the candidate's mind. A recent quote from a candidate highlights this. "You should talk to COMPETITOR, their process is terrible, this is cool." The nature of the candidate experience left a differentaited and brand positive impression.
How are you thinking about your candidate experience? More importantly, what are you doing to use it to your advantage. Effort to improve…Continue
It’s hard to be in a building for two days with some of the best brains in social media and recruitment, and not learn a thing or two about this industry we’re in. And yet for all the education I received from such luminaries as…Continue
Okay. So this particular topic has been itching to get out and it has been driving me nuts. Quite frankly, I just can't stand it when I hear people being referred to as Resources, Capital, or anything other than a Human. Does that not bother anyone in staffing. I mean come on now. We are looking for people to fill a project or two, or a long term career interest, and a marriage of two happy customers in a business relationship. We aren't talking about a piece of equipment here…Continue
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Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog
“During the next 12 months, 39 percent of companies will add staff, compared to 25 percent that will downsize” and “companies will view human capital primarily as an asset rather than a…Continue
Added by Sean McManus on August 3, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments
Originally posted on the SmashFly Interns Blog
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We had an interesting scenario in our office the other day. A new-ish Consultant had a complaint from a candidate about not being contacted in what he perceived to be a timely manner. And perception is what it is all about. We throw around this word a lot but really it is the crux of what we do. In such an subjective job, although every Consultant is theoretically doing the same job, we are identifying different skills in our candidates and relating differently to each of…Continue
The Candidate Experience!!!…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 21, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments
Does your website expose a job search? Great, todays post is to challenge YOU!
What happens if you put a powerful large engine in a smart car?
Typically a bigger engine means faster car. The top of the range super cars have huge engines so surely we can copy this? We can shove one enormous engine into a little smart car to achieve the most
wonderful driving experience? Well NO, we all realise that this wont
work! Something is going to break,…
Added by David Martin on April 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
How to stop the "Man/Woman Over Board Syndrome!!"…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 27, 2010 at 2:24am — No Comments
The Candidate Experience
The candidates experience is one of the most important parts of recruiting and staffing. You must remember the experience a candidate has interviewing(this includes phone interviews) will go a long way in determining whether the…Continue
This is a recent question I am seeing asked of my candidates. I see multiple ways of answering this and this appears to be a new twist on "What are your weaknesses?". What are your thoughts on the best response to this?