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
In a world where seemingly everyone has gotten involved in Social Media (still hate that term), is it odd when you run across someone who is not? I am not talking about someone in their 80s, but someone in today’s work-a-day world. Certainly there are many people who do not feel they have time, or who may feel that their personal involvement in social or professional networks adds little value to either their professional standing or their company’s performance. But isn't this a dying breed?…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 19, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments
(note this post is mainly geared towards corporate staffing professionals)
So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 16, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Stop worrying about a candidate’s career path. For certain types of positions it is all about Skill Path, not Career Path.
What is Skill Path? Skill Path is the development of an increasing set of capabilities and/or a deepening level of expertise: regardless of where you worked. How have you advanced as a software developer, a health care provider, a manager or leader? Are those skills relevant to the challenge your company faces? Skill Path, especially for specialized skill…Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 15, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments
I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this…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 are going to do something a little different.
With the HR Technology Conference this past week, I would like to highlight some of the best articles from the conference as well as other articles I came across during the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Many times when talent acquisition leaders ask for assistance in coaching their recruiters, they say the awful “O” word—order taker.
They want help transitioning recruiters from order takers to business partners/trusted advisors, etc.…Continue
By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B
Someone once asked me to give them some advice about the recruiting business and my thoughts on what it takes to be a successful recruiter.
Most of the answers that I gave were pretty straight forward, namely, you have to be…Continue
This is my 3rd year attending the HR Technology Conference and one of my favorite sessions the last 2 years has been the Candidate Experience Awards. There are a number of companies doing some great things in thinking about what they need to do to improve the candidate experience. By really focusing on their recruiting processes to create an environment for better communication,…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 11, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Candidate and Client Satisfaction!!!- Well this is one of the most important issues for a recruiter/staffing professional. It is not just about filling positions. It is about having a good relationship with your client and ensuring you treat each…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on October 10, 2012 at 10:56pm — 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 Platforms vs. Point Solutions, impressing hiring managers, HR Tech acquisitions and trends, perception mistakes and crisps for tweets.
And if you are at the HR Technology Conference this upcoming week…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 5, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
The HR Technology conference is less than a week away and I’m extremely excited about being able to once again attend in Chicago this year (here are my takeaways from last year). As always, the conference remains one of the best ways to stay current with the important trends happening in the HR and recruitment technology space and see the cool new innovations that are on the…Continue
It’s 15 years since McKinsey coined the term ‘the war for talent’. They named a phenomenon that organisations across the world had been experiencing – and the term has reverberated throughout the business world ever since, through booms, busts, upturns and meltdowns.
Having great talent has always been important, of course. Now most organisations see it as critical. But have we been intelligently engaging with talent on all fronts to win this battle for hearts and souls? I don’t think…Continue
Added by Sarah Smith on September 24, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments