"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"
There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's" advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager, and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates? … Continue
Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am —
I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great… Continue
Added by Peter Clayton on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am —
When we started out with Mystery Applicant, we set the goal that every job applicant would be given the opportunity to give their feedback on the process. Every single one. Every minute of the day.
This is a key part of our offering as we wanted to hear from… Continue
Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am —
Picture the scene. It is another conference/seminar/roundtable/unconference where a bunch of recruiters are sat around debating the latest topics of the day.
The subject of candidate experience comes up and generally everyone nods appreciably that this is an important topic. But what do they really mean by… Continue
Added by Nick Price on January 16, 2014 at 11:30am —
There is a large, growing population that views recruiting as a useless profession. They find recruiters to be greedy, selfish and more concerned with their commission than the candidates. Used car salesmen are starting to get a better rep.…
Added by Chadd Balbi on August 29, 2013 at 7:30am —
Let’s cut right to the sobering truth: the war for talent is upon us. Even more sobering is that recruiters unprepared for battle are already at a disadvantage. But… Continue
Added by Joe Quinn on July 15, 2013 at 10:30am —
I have had a few of these types of managers in the past - the types that for some reason intimidate and belittle the candidate even before the interview begins OR within the interview goes so far south in the way they question the candidate. Where the interview becomes more like a Sopranos Mob Inquisition, or almost like an FBI interrogation that the candidate is ready to throw in the towel before the interview even completes.
Let me warn you now - I will say this with all due… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 21, 2013 at 2:30am —
As professional recruiters, we all strive to hit the mark on offering candidates the BEST experience possible when working with us and we all do our very best to make it happen; however, we also need to look at the other side of the recruiting spectrum. Are qualified candidates offering… Continue
Added by Jeanna Zivalich on May 8, 2013 at 10:30pm —
Look at the HR technology trends predicted for this year: cloud,SaaS, HR master data management, analytics. Hello, What about the actual users? Continue
They say that design has to be functional. Many products that look sensational or aesthetically near perfect but lacking in functionality end up not being used. The gadget technology space has been a witness to may beautiful objects that ended up being bought in big numbers initially but dumped soon after because the product…
Added by Renji Nair on April 18, 2013 at 7:51am —
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…
Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am —
Think back to the most important item you ever bought. Whether it was a house, a car, an engagement ring or a much sought-after collectible, I’m sure you did your research - consulted reviews, comparison sites, friends, relatives and maybe even the experts. Every buy… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on February 8, 2013 at 9:34am —
I HAVE RETIRED!
I almost can't believe I am actually saying those words, but YES(!) I am retired.
My LinkedIn account is closed (can't seem to figure out how to actually close it so I just deleted everything) and I will no longer be on Twitter. This will be my last entry on Recruiting Blogs… Continue
Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am —
The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am —
Roller Coaster enthusiasts are usually bummed by the extremely short track, wishing there were more ups, downs, and mega insane twists. While we can’t blame a thrill seeker for wanting a longer ride, maybe roller coasters are just meant to be short and to the point, and not drawn out, exhausting, and detrimental to those around it.
The NHL, it’s players, league officials, and fans of the game have just reached the end of their own long roller coaster ride. While the lockout… Continue
Added by Christopher Young on January 22, 2013 at 9:30am —
The Article on our Website
Five years ago I started to learn surfing and I loved it from the first minute. Reflecting on it, it turns out there are some similarities between surfers and recruiters. When the conditions are good and smooth, surfers from all different levels of experience can have a good time and catch a lot of breaks. The swell is nice and the streams are soft.… Continue
Added by S-E on January 20, 2013 at 5:53pm —
“We all know the power of negative word of mouth on image and reputation and what may have started out as an opportunity to communicate a strong employer brand may actually end up damaging it.”
Brett Minchington, … Continue
Added by Laura Purt on December 3, 2012 at 9:42am —
Do you ask candidates for feedback on your recruitment process? Not just the successful ones but the unsuccessful as well?If you do, how in-depth do you go and how do you use the data to positively impact future recruitment? And if you don’t, you’re missing out...
Many people talk about how to manage recruitment’s black hole, understand it or even outwit it but what about… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on November 26, 2012 at 9:30am —
How do you communicate with your candidates? Do you know where they first heard of you, what spurred them to apply for the role or what their first impression was? In the vast communications landscape a candidate’s first sighting could have come from an array of sources. They, themselves, probably couldn’t tell you where their first influencer came from. Because of this companies must ensure they’re on top of their… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on September 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
How? By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns
Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns. These targets may be from your own talent… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am —
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am —