After ruffling some feathers on this site yesterday with my post about what is wrong with Recruiters, I thought it apropos to post a counterpoint article about what is wrong with HR. If a guy can't rant on about HR on a site like this, where can he rant?
My typical client is a start-up or mid-sized company mainly because I am able to produce the best outcomes when I am free to…Continue
2012 and beyond, what is coming?
So what is going to be the new in thing in staffing? In my post some time ago titled “Staffing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!!” I went over the direction staffing might take in the future and were staffing came from.
Now let see what the coming year has to offer.
Like Social Media was to 2011 , Mobile will be come in 2012. The ability of staffing professionals and…Continue
The problem with recruiters is that most of them are focused on “closing the deal”and all else is just details. They will do anything necessary to simply make a placement and invoice their customer. They don’t have their customer’s best interests at heart. His only concern is getting paid and getting past the guarantee period!
Sad, but true for many, if not most recruiters. Oh sure, they “care” about the outcome. But not more than they care about submitting an…Continue
We’ve all had this happen to us. Just when the process is purring along and our client has made their final candidate selection they go pull the “low-ball” offer! Despite ongoing consultation on what the offer should be, some of these clients still seem to get it wrong!
Even after being retained and after a challenging search and protracted interview process, the client decides that although they know that the candidate is currently making $185,000 salary, and they were prepared to go…Continue
For all those folks out there that think that we are the unnecessary evil, understand the importance of a good recruiter, networker, and ally within your search for a position or hiring decision.…Continue
With hundreds of resumes to review on a daily basis, recruiters and hiring managers need an efficient, scalable solution for filtering and identifying the right candidates. Video interviewing empowers recruiters and HR professionals to engage qualified candidates faster, and improves collaboration with hiring managers.
Recently my business has been looking for a technology professional, who possess not only technical skills, but the ability to communicate well with others. It sounds…Continue
Added by David DeCapua on February 2, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments
QR the Bar code of Staffing, Recruiting, and HR!!
QR code stand for Quick response code. It is basically a bar code that can quickly allow smart phones or any mobile device that has the application to provide quick easy access to anything on the internet.
This is fast becoming the new thing to put on resumes, business cards etc.
What it does is to easily allow someone to download your contact info, and…
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 31, 2012 at 5:45pm — No Comments
Visual Stimulated Resumes (VSR), HMM well VizualizeMe!!
Well it had to happen, we all know we are visual people we like to see things. We like to be excited by what we see. Let’s get real though a resume usually is not that exciting. It is usual fairly mundane and after reviewing 100s it can get old. So well now comes Vizualize.me a site that takes your profile, your resume and makes it into more of a Visual Stimulated…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 24, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments
For many organizations, the ATS represents the central technology that they use to recruit top talent. It provides a great way for them to capture applicants and manage the hiring process from apply to hire. Through these functions, the ATS is an integral technology for your recruiting process.
However, when you think about the recruiting process, the ATS by itself leaves a little bit to be desired. While it does a great job with managing the hiring process, it often lacks…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 18, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments
When is a consultant not a consultant?
So I know allot of companies have changed the title of the staffing professionals to include the term “consultant”. However the problem is their definition of consultant is incomplete. In most cases they are having the staffing professionals (SP) live up to the advice part of being a consultant but not the service part. They want their SPs not to solve the problem but instead advise and help…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 17, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments
The America Hires Virtual Job Fair will take place Thursday, March 1, 2012 until Saturday, March 31, 2012.
Participation is easy from any computer with internet access. This is an interactive event, there’s no…
Added by Carlos Gil on January 16, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments
The Pillars of Staffing represent the main four points of the staffing process. They are sourcing, recruiter screening, technical screening, and the face to face interview. Now in between the pillars are interconnecting webs which represent main communication points that occur during the cycle and at the beginning and end are the start and stop points or anchors. You can also think of this whole thing as a process bridge, were each anchor is like the beginning and end of a bridge which…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 12, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments
Added by Terry Starr on January 6, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments
Staffing and the Jerry Maguire syndrome!!
“Help me to help you!” We have all heard it, that very very famous and perhaps even over used quote from the movie Jerry Maguire. But when it comes to the staffing world it should be one of the most important quotes we ever hear.
Too many times there is a less than great relationship between staffing and the hiring manager (HM). Too many times, there is not enough…Continue
Social Recruiting finally went mainstream in 2011 with corporate and agency recruiters embracing LinkedIn and internet sourcing as a required skill for the modern recruiter, shifting away from job-board advertising to digital headhunting. It was also a year of continued economic uncertainty ending with fear of a double dip recession in Europe and beyond. Despite this we will remember 2011 as the year that the recruitment industry took its head out of the arse of the global recession and…
Who should you follow!!
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. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide you valuable information about staffing and recruiting. This list is not all encompassing, but hits allot of the biggies.
Now as I am sure I do not…Continue
Recreating the Wheel, Why?
How many staffing professionals, recruiters, and sourcers, create their own Boolean strings? Answer most of us. However how many copy those strings down and keep them in a file of some kind for use later? Answer not many. Why? Why do we feel the need to reinvent the wheel, recreate the search strings over and over again, when we can simply copy them to a spread sheet for use later. Moreover we can keep a tack of the results from a…Continue
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. This week we’ll be talking about forecasts for HR Technology, 50 best places to work, hiring failed business owners, gamification in recruiting and Facebook Timeline and how to get better in Twitter.
Here are the articles our that interested us this…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Sometimes simple is best, less is more!!!!!
Within HR, staffing and business in general, there is a huge push towards metrics, and process. Everyone wants to ensure they have a process, and it can be measured. These things are very important, however we need to ensure we look at them and incorporate them for the right reasons, and looking for the right things.
So let’s start with process, of course you need a process…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 15, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments
Social Media list of Lists!!
Main Categories: general (not specific to any brand, mission, type of person), specific (targets a specific group, such as flixster which is movie orientated), and misc (any site that does not fall under the first 2 categories). Of course each main category has many sub. Below are the social sites by sub category and of course there are more and more being brought on line every day.
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 9, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments