Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only…Continue
In today's lighting speed business world, it's not always easy to know what to do and how to do it. That's where First in HR comes in. Read the entire series here or just sign up for our inbox updates.…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I know them, well do you really??
One of the things I see, and hear about all the time is how someone knows someone, who knows someone and how it either helps them get a job or stops them from getting a job. The interesting part is when the people who know people, knew them…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 18, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
The role of a company’s human resources department fluctuates enormously depending on the situation, new policy, and employee. From disseminating health care benefits and raising morale to hashing out touchy issues between co-workers, the stress level can be unbearable sometimes.
There are several books in the marketplace that offer ways to improve employees’ spirits, inspire others, and make the workplace a more positive…Continue
Look at the HR technology trends predicted for this year: cloud,SaaS, HR master data management, analytics. Hello, What about the actual users?
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 — No Comments
Upper middle-management and out of a job.
Too set in your ways
Not right for the job
Too old fashion for our hip new company
And too many other things you aren’t allowed to say.
How many really talented people are out there looking (and looking) for work who can’t find a job because the 30 (or 40) something that is in charge of hiring has a pre-conceived notion that the person they are looking for is “younger.” How many automated…Continue
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
In the LinkedIn groups (TLS-TOC Lean & Six Sigma in particular) there has been an ongoing conversation about when you merge the three. In the course of the discussion we posted a comment regarding an output from a seminar we were facilitating which talked about an organization in which the job requisition was reviewed and approved three times by the same person in a hiring effort. One of participants replied that that was an indication of mismanagement not a system problem. He further…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 12, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments
Compensation is a key component of any company's overall budget. I know it is here at Recruiterbox. How you compensate your employees affects your turnover, productivity and of course, your organization's profit. In most businesses, the compensation plan is left to the HR Department to enforce (i.e. making offers) but not necessarily to influence. This frustrates those tasked with…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Great Sourcers do not need industry experience!
Over the last few weeks I have noticed an increase in the number of companies looking for sorucers. However they are not just looking for sourcers but sourcers who have industry experience with…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 3, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments
There is no better feeling for a recruiter than finding that perfect candidate (except maybe when they accept an offer). But sometimes that perfect person is working in some other office. How to get them to notice you?…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Social media policies weren’t something companies even needed to deal with just a few short years ago. Now they’re a hot topic for most HR pros, especially if you’re the first one hiring in your company. Setting up an HR Department requires thinking through this potentially thorny issue. And it’s not just for small companies, when attracting the right talent, all companies need to recognize the importance of…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
Interesting pronouncement but I assure you you that it did not come from my mouth to heaven's ears. Several years ago when I thought about trying to return to the full time corporate side of HR a seasoned recruiter made the comment after looking at my resume. He was basing this on the fact that since graduating from college I have been in a number of positions within a number of industries. But the statement is more telling of the state of the recruiting industry then it is of my skill…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 30, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!
I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who were previously interviewed. In some cases these stances are so intense that if they or…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments
On "If you want to fix shit" [as in our industry]
Let’s require anyone that intersects with HR to pay a toll…that of becoming a SHRM member and supporting our accreditation process and outcomes. Apply this to everyone…vendors trying to sell you software to analysts that sell reports to bloggers that write about workplace stuff. Filter them. Are you a SHRM member? No, then fuck you. Yes, how are you supportive of HRCI? Oh, you’re not… then fuck you. It really…Continue
Yorkshire based online recruiter Blue Octopus have done it again! They have managed to win the ‘The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2013’ by a recruitment supplier.
The awards ceremony was held at the contemporary Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London’s West End on 21st March. It began at 7.00pm with a…Continue
Added by Daniel Briggs on March 26, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
With any job, it's important to know where you stand and then set goals for yourself, and often times this is a numbers game. As the hiring manager, your goals need to be something tangible and quantitative. It's not enough to show the metrics of your busywork (humber of job ads posted, hours logged or resumes read).
To prove your recruiting and hiring methods work, you…Continue
The Tiger Team!!!
Within every company you have groups that are hard to source for, or groups were the demand is higher than the staffing team that is assigned is capable of handling or groups were the demand just jumps. In addition every company has those…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 19, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Over the past almost 7 years that we have been blogging int he HR space we have made much about the bad decision by corporate management to rely solely on the recruitment of passive candidates to fulfill their talent management needs. Now Yahoo has reportedly taken this to a new level - Not only can you not work outside the office, you have to have ivory tower credentials to boot. Lets get some facts out on the table right upfront less someone accuse me of not appreciating the efforts that…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 18, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments
Bring the heart back to Staffing
So “The heart of Rock and Roll” as Huey Lewis sang, is still beating. The question is how is the heart of staffing? From the things I have seen, and heard I seriously question if the “heart of staffing” even exists…Continue