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The Art of Headhunting: More Than Your Average Recruiter

Recruiters are responsible for bringing in candidates who are the best of the best. However, they can only gather the most innovative and proficient talent pool to select from if they have the right tools. Even if they are the right tools and skills, there is always the chance they could be used better. Technological tools are constantly developing, and you can’t use tools you don’t have the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on July 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

5 Special Ways to Stand Out to Candidates

Have you ever applied to a company only to find a communication barrier on the recruiting end? Or, in the very least, tried to look at a company career page and find it hard to navigate? That would be an example of poor employer branding. A company who is candid with candidates about their company and the application process is more likely to have happy employees. Truth is,…

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Added by Julie Salerno on July 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

4 Reasons to Serve Your Company with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With…

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Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

6 Ways to Find Best Fit Talent

“HR should be every company’s ‘killer app.’ What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” –Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE

Finding good candidates isn’t hard.…

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Added by Raj Sheth on June 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why the Talent You Want Doesn't Want You

The average professional receives an average of 304 business emails a day. As a recruiter, a great portion of the day is probably spent wading through an inbox and shipping out messages to applicants or qualified candidates. Though the …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

18 Undeniable Reasons You Need an Applicant Tracking System

Applicant tracking systems are great for HR professionals and recruiters. There are disputes about their effectiveness because they target keywords rather than candidate skill. Even though most candidates don’t like their experience when a company uses an ATS, it greatly helps recruiters minimize the size of the talent pool without wasting precious time…

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Added by Raj Sheth on June 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

How Do Recent Graduate Degrees Match Up to Demand?

Many students are beginning their careers as they graduate college this Spring. Recent graduates represent 2.9% of the total US workforce.

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…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Pro Hiring Tips

Everyone has an opinion on how to make a great hire. Having an opinion about it is easy enough, but consistently making great hires is what makes a pro. With the rising popularity of people metrics and big data for hiring, it has become a science, but there’s still room for the art of hiring from some seasoned greats.

Steve Jobs of Apple recommends you define…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

8 On-Camera Tips for The Best Video Interview Possible

Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, on-camera time doesn’t come naturally to most of us. There are very few Shirley Temples in the world that seem to have been born to be in front of a camera. The rest of us need a little help. Here are some pointers for bringing your A-game to the interview, regardless of which side of the camera you’re on.

Sit Up…

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Added by Julie Salerno on May 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The 5 Most Avoidable Hiring Mistakes

You’ll never hit the mark 100% of the time, but it is important to always look back and reflect on your hiring successes and failures to identify their common traits. We have been in the recruiting and hiring business for a while now and have identified some common hiring mistakes that are totally avoidable.

Stop hiring resumes and start hiring…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do Your Company Values Perform?

It’s nice to have values that you could put on a billboard –the ones that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. However, are they the values that are going to help you hit your numbers this quarter, attract talent and keep your existing talent? The right set of values should be that beautiful combination of awesome brand meets performance machine.

This is easy to…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

What Cultural Fit Isn’t

small 4617759902 Let’s define this already! “Cultural Fit” has become such a buzzword in recruiting and HR, but is anyone 100% sure what that means for their own organization? Knowing what a cultural fit looks like in the light of the unique values of your organization is vital, but it is also important to be aware of what a cultural fit isn’t.

A popular definition of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 Stats That Will Take Your Career Site Up a Notch



SuccessFactors (@SuccessFactors) recently released an infographic aimed at “putting your career site on steroids.” We like the sound of that! As one of the most effective tools that recruiters have at their disposal, it’s important to invest in the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Keeping your candidates preferences in mind

Companies who are putting the candidate experience at the heart of their recruitment strategy, are best positioned to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. But what does the modern candidate want? Here are three important pointers to keep in mind when designing a candidate-friendly application…

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Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Training is Part of the Company Culture

Since many organizations have adopted the idea of hiring for cultural fit and training for skills, everyone is amping up their training to provide optimal support and growth. Training is becoming a core part of hiring, retention and engagement, and is therefore a strong piece of the company culture.

Mark Murphy, founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, has been part of some…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

4 Passive Candidate Hacks in Recruiting

Passive candidates are the hard to find, and hard to get players. Whatever your particular definition of “passive” is, the idea is the same; someone who isn’t looking for a job. For recruiters and sourcers, it is the difference between reactive and proactive approaches and techniques.

Passive candidates are recruiting gold for a gaggle of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

How to Alienate the Best Talent

I’ve read literally hundreds of employment contracts over the years. I’ve written a fair few of them myself too.

It’s pretty common for most employers to include some kind of non-compete clause within their employment agreements in an attempt to protect their best interests.

These clauses are often…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Top Tactics To Close Candidates Considering Other Offers

Please note this post originally appeared on the RecruitLoop Blog

You have finally made an offer to a rockstar candidate only to have them turn around and tell you that they are considering a couple of other offers.

Time to…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 12, 2013 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

Video Interviewing is here to Stay

small__4812251385 Video interviewing hit the sourcing and hiring scene with a bang. Tech tools that are actually relevant, useful and cost effective tend to do that. Video interviewing has made a big name for itself in the HR and recruiting space. When tools like this come along that save so much time and money, with little investment and training needed, professionals will grab on tight.

According to a PGI infographic, in the last two years, the use of …

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Added by Angela Yu on August 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Onboarding: Don’t Miss Out

You’ve spent precious time recruiting and signing this new hire, and it’s the all-important first day. Have you already dropped the ball? If you haven’t organized and planned the onboarding process, then yes you have. …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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