If you’ve ever been part of a search committee to fill a position within your organization, you know how difficult it can be to weed through all of the applications you receive. Did you know that on average it takes a recruiter only six seconds to decide on an applicant based on their resume? While you want to hire the best candidate for the job, you can save yourself and your team a lot of time and energy by knowing what to look for in a resume.
First and foremost, it is… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on September 1, 2014 at 9:30am —
You’ve been under the impression that your recruiting methods are faultless; but my friend, you’re terribly wrong.
Slowly, you’ve begun to notice a declining number of quality candidates applying for job openings. That fateful day has arrived, and you’ve realized that candidates are actively rejecting you as their choice employer. You can’t help but ask… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 21, 2014 at 9:30am —
You always hear how recruiters can’t find the right candidates, or candidates at all for that matter. They blame it on a plethora of causes from poor candidate quality to a changing workforce. But that is the problem: you can’t blame it on the candidates. With a changing candidate pool, recruiters have to adapt to trending techniques. The game of recruiting has changed, and you need to… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on August 15, 2014 at 9:30am —
It doesn’t matter if you are conducting or participating in an interview. It doesn’t matter what position you’re interviewing for. However, whether you are the candidate or the interviewer what you wear can potentially make or break the interview. The outfit you bring to the table while speaking to your (potential) future employer not only makes a statement about your… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on July 14, 2014 at 9:00am —
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,… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on July 9, 2014 at 9:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am —
“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.… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on June 26, 2014 at 9:30am —
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 … Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am —
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…
Added by Raj Sheth on June 20, 2014 at 9:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on May 26, 2014 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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…
Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 25, 2014 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am —