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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

Will LinkedIn And Stalker Concerns Impact Recruiters?

It was hard to miss the big story this week in social media. But what might it mean for recruiters? Could the petition created by Anna R. on change.org force the…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 23, 2013 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

Recruiting Innovation: And the Oscar goes to......

Ok - so perhaps it is not all that innovative, but as an aspiring filmmaker (as if you have extra time between running a desk and family) and New York Film Academy grad I could not resist.

The popular online marketing place Etsy is…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 6, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: The Candidate That Stalked Me

This week I want to talk about those candidates who stalk us. You know the candidate I mean. They are the one you ask the lady at the front desk to send directly to voice mail. I use the word stalk in fun really. Mine has never threatened me. We have a love/hate relationship. Let me explain:

We had a thing once. By "thing" I mean I had a really hard to fill job order this guy was…

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Added by Amy McDonald on March 27, 2013 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

How a Comments/Chat Section Makes Your "Recruiting SEO" Explode

Ongig believes that one day all job pages will have live interactivity such as a comments/chat feature.

First off, it’s a great experience for the candidate — they get their questions answered (questions that often aren’t answered in a standard job posting).

But it’s great for internal recruiters too — especially for search engine optimization (SEO). Hundreds of candidates Google you and your team and jobs and the more content/text there is on your…

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Added by Jason Webster on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

3 Mistakes That Could Make Your Jobs Page Look Like The D.M.V.

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…

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Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am — No Comments

Warehousing Job-Seekers

I was shopping at a wholesale warehouse this weekend and it got me to thinking about how the warehouse shopping mentality has grown exponentially in the past few years.

 And it’s a good thing. If you are aware of your prices going in, you stand to save some significant dollars. I have to remember to bring my focus along with my list as it is easy to lose concentration and give myself over to the massive goodies these places often hold.

 The same holds true for the search for…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on January 14, 2013 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

A Sampling of the ‘Funniest Excuses for Missing Work’

If you’ve been a recruiter for any length of time, you’ve heard candidates give excuses for missing an interview—or missing their first day on the job (if they even give you an excuse).  And once candidates become employees, they also develop a habit of giving their employer excuses, as well, especially when it comes to missing work.



Job board site CareerBuilder recently released a list of employee excuses for missing work.  Of course, this list has been quickly…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on November 1, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…
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Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Why Candidates Who Have Worked In Hell Always Work Out! By Kris Dunn

Memory Triggered:  When a credible candidate has worked in an absolute hell-hole where no one likes them, their organization or what they represent, guess what?  They’re probably going to kick #$$ in your company, because your piddly little troubles and drama actually look appealing to them.   They’re battle tested. They’ve been in the depths of hell, and your company’s not hell – it’s just El Paso in the summer.

Background: I used to be a Regional VP…

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Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 19, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

45% of Adult Workers Would Take Pay Cut to Get Flexibility

How important is workplace flexibility to working adults? It's important enough that 45% would sacrifice a portion of their salary to get it, according to a Staffing Industry Analysts article citing a Moms Corps survey.

They are also willing to give up increasingly large percentages of their…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Contract Work No Longer Just a Path to Direct Employment

The myth that workers only become contractors to obtain a direct hire position has been officially debunked by a recent Randstad study.

Over 2,000 employed adults were surveyed for the Randstad Workforce360 Study. The study found that 78% of the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 21, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Are Candidates Receiving More Multiple Offers?

(By MATT DEUTSCH)



So much has been written—and continues to be written—about how this current economic recovery is slow, tepid, generally unsatisfying.

Okay, there’s ample evidence to support that.  However, there’s one thingthat…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on August 10, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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