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
Added by Hung Lee on February 25, 2011 at 5:20am —
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
Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 13, 2011 at 4:36am —
Added by Rosanna Y. de la Cruz on December 6, 2010 at 9:00am —
www.SearchtoEmploy.com, a recently launched, multi-award nominated Job website , have today transformed themselves into a world class Employment Network by including a truly unique Invite Platform that tracks the contacts you invite to their website and allows you to be paid a $10.00 referral fee if anyone you invite gets… Continue
Added by Andrew Turnbull on November 22, 2010 at 10:54pm —
It had to happen one day.
It’s probably happened before and I’m sure this sorry story will be repeated many times in different forms until recruiters finally understand the power of social media, and it’s use for informing and engaging not just name gathering.
This week it happened to a recruiter I know…The Scene:
Candidate has an interview for an interim role with Company XXX. The interview goes well, and candidate is asked if they have any… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on August 8, 2010 at 5:25pm —
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 —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Interns Blog
I’m working with other people on creating a unique and entertaining short video for our company that can be posted on our YouTube channel. Video is not only a great way to attract consumers to a company or brand. It’s… Continue
Added by Sean McManus on July 28, 2010 at 2:25pm —
For those of you that don’t know, I love going to see a good movie at the theater. A few nights ago, I went to see Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Without giving any of the movie away, there was important dialogue continually brought up throughout the film that revolved around the power of an idea. While it starts out as something very small and unique to its creator, it’s… Continue
Added by David Michael Hennessy on July 26, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Working your way past the locked door, to the room of the interview
I am sure that many of us have had our share of interviews. Gone through the process of entering in data and resume information into a company applicant tracking system for a position. For those of us who may be a little more savvy, we may have built our relationships, made contact with our influential contacts, networked and sweet-talked our way into an interview.
Whichever way you chose… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on July 9, 2010 at 1:19pm —
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
Added by Anna Hodges on June 29, 2010 at 5:39pm —
I flew United for the first time in a decade last week. It was a lesson in customer as well as candidate experience I won't forget anytime soon.
The customer service people were very nice. When I stepped up before boarding and told them I normally fly Continental- had in fact booked my ticket through Continental but my mileage (50-100k per year for the last decade) and status weren't highlighted on the ticket as they should be and then asked whether 1st class had all… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on June 13, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The Candidate Experience!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 21, 2010 at 10:05am —
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 Continue
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 —
How to stop the "Man/Woman Over Board Syndrome!!"…
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 27, 2010 at 2:24am —
“I nearly bought one of their products a few weeks ago. I’m glad I didn’t. Won’t be considering buying one again”
So said a candidate to me last week about a company whose brand extends into the High Street. Did he have a bad experience? Bad customer service? Was he let down by faulty workmanship?
He was a rejected candidate
...he’d applied for a senior role, had 5 interviews including meeting most of the operating Board, giving a… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 24, 2010 at 7:23pm —
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
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 23, 2010 at 11:42am —
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?
Added by Derek Wirgau on March 8, 2010 at 10:18am —
I love working as part of the Stopgap Group, not least because it’s a values driven business that places the welfare of its people and the quality of service given to clients and candidates at the very top of its priorities. Consultants have always been rewarded on feedback – since the day the business was launched 17 years ago – and we always look for consultants with who have compassion, a real interest in people and a… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 11, 2010 at 6:45pm —
We have just completed some research to find out what candidates find most frustrating in the current jobs market.
300 candidates gave their views on a number of scenarios in the current job market, and indicated whether they were satisfied or frustrated. We also asked them to grade their frustration…
The headline results are that the following had the highest percentages of ‘very frustrated’ or ‘quite frustrated’…
The overall lack of relevant job… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 28, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Every morning I stop on my way to the station to get a coffee…my Soya Latte is very much a part of my commute, even in summer! I have stopped for a couple of years at one particular coffee shop (Cafe Nero, for those in the UK) initially for their loyalty scheme which basically gives you every tenth coffee free – a free coffee every other Friday seemed like a good idea!
I say initially because they started charging extra for soya milk. Other coffee shops didn’t, but I stayed loyal.… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 20, 2010 at 7:28pm —