I recently was involved in a conference call with a prospective client who was asking me whether I would be available to come speak to their office meeting about how the staff could work closer with corporate HR professionals. I got off the call and began to look back to the time in my career when I was in the external recruiter's seat and what was important to me to establish that relationship.
So for what it is worth, here are my thoughts.
This is classic. I needed to post this. Enjoy your holiday…Continue
Much has been said (and to my chagrin), about recruiters who are money hungry, blood sucking, pieces of …well you get the point. I would like to believe that recruiters love what they do and genuinely look out for the best interest of their candidates. After all, we’re all in this business to better the careers and quality of lives of people, right? A little money earned by recruiters doesn’t hurt…Continue
Added by Mike Chuidian on December 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
We have just recently undergone a decisive election era in which some very strong views have been expressed. Some of those comments made me take a moment and reflect on the status of diversity within this country and the workplace in particular.
One of the facts that became abundantly clear is that there is a dramatic change in the demographics of the society in which we live. Change is tough but when the majority suddenly finds itself in the minority it raises a wide range of…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on December 2, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments
Who should you follow!! Updated
So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
In the past couple of weeks we have seen and heard from a number of business owners who have tried to put a price tag on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act cloaked in the argument as to why they have to add costs to their ultimate end users- the customer.
Whether it is the owner of Papa John's Pizza or the franchise owner of Denny's they seem to be forgetting one very important piece of the picture. In each case where would these organizations be if their human capital made…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 27, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments
When people talk about HR trends they tend to look at what we do today and discuss ways it can be done better in the future. Applications and tools for recruiting, training, on-boarding, etc. are being developed at dizzying rates. Problem is – these new HR innovations are going to have a short half life.
Another way to look at HR trends is to look at the way business is changing.
The changes in technology, employee motivation, globalism, and resource mobility, just to name a…Continue
Title Search can be a waste!!
So a lot of sourcers still like to search by title. I mean the full title as listed on their job descriptions (JD). The only problem with this is there are a lot of different titles that can be used for the same job. For example you need a…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 16, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments
Increasingly I keep getting the feeling that organizations feel they are being held captive by the existing systems and technologies that they are using for recruiting. Whether it’s silence that follows whenever a presenter asks if conference goers “like their ATS” or the increased questions we get from organizations on the technology they should be using, I feel like many organizations are not all together thrilled with their existing…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 8, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments
Job Hoppers = no hire…Really
Yup I said it, and this is going to be one of my most controversial posts to date. First let me start by saying this is mostly for corporate staffing. We all know that Hiring Managers (HM), HR, and a lot of Staffing Professionals(SP) have a bias…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 7, 2012 at 8:41pm — No Comments
Recruiting can be stressful. You try so hard to find the perfect candidate and sometimes it seems like all the stars are aligned against you. To help with this problem, I have come up with some yoga poses to be used for some of those more stressful moments.
Down Dog: This pose is used when that candidate you had high hopes for totally pisses-off the President of the company by saying something really stupid. The pose is to be executed at…
Mining for Gold that is already there!!
ATS, HRIS, CRM what do all of these have in common? Answer almost every company has them, but most do not use them right. To that end let the mining or more correctly strip mining begin. How many companies have a candidate…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 1, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments
After the movie Moneyball came out there were lots of blog posts about how Moneyball had lessons for HR. Essentially this was a Big Data argument. The essence of what the Moneyball process was all about was taking vast amounts of information about your people and your potential recruits and applying data analytics to see that information from new angles. The new angles allowed them to see productivity and efficiency differently than conventional wisdom had always said it should be…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 1, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B
Be honest. If there is one part of the recruiting process that most recruiters would rather not do themselves, would
rather that someone else, anyone else, take responsibility for doing (someone in HR,…Continue
Over the course of several years – be it 10 or 40 – you leave a wake behind you that represents the impact you've made. Recruiters traditionally relied on your resume to tell them about your career arc, but today a lot is being written about how your electronic footprint may be a better, more complete representation of your professional mark.
I have fully embraced social media as a grand, open marketplace of resource communication, coordination and exchange. I saw early on that this…Continue
In several blog posts over the last year or so I have referred to “The New Employee Economy.” So what is it? In a nutshell – it is the future.
Anybody over the age of 35 has grown up in a world where they mostly understand work as a commitment to some organization or company that lasts for 8 to 10 years (maybe more) and you move on one or two more times before you retire. The company takes care of your insurance (increasingly less so) provides you with a career path, some on-the-job…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 25, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments
What do candidates really want from staffing process??
What do candidates really want from staffing process? How do they really feel they should be…Continue
The Presidential Debates are almost over. I wish they would talk more about how exciting and dynamic the new employee economy can be. I wish they would tell us what they are going to do to make sure we have an economy where individuals can thrive (as opposed to stale old structures). Sure there are jobs be created again in manufacturing - but that is just plugging holes.
They will talk back and forth about a myriad of ideas. And certainly they will talk about jobs. They will talk…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 22, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
I was VERY fortunate to be interviewed by Monster.com for their "Inside HR" series. The topic was on social recruiting, so I had a couple of things to say. Tune in to find out what they were. (Or, if you have nothing better to do over the next 2 minutes.)…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on October 19, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about mobile recruiting, marketecture, employer branding, recent job board news and the history of social media.
And if you haven’t seen it, we were honored to be named on of George Larocque’s #HRWins HR…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 19, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments