Linkedin cheats etc
LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.
So domain and site searches in search engines
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments
Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your
search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.
variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.
When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
A great candidate experience is rooted in respect. Career sites are inviting and enthusiastic. Communications are regular and honest. Appointments are kept and interviews respect a candidate’s time. Applications respect the applicant’s time and privacy.
Why then, do so many online…
Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!
I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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
Added by Rosanna Y. de la Cruz on December 6, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Sean McManus on July 28, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Added by David Michael Hennessy on July 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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