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Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!

Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!


You read it right, there are actually companies out there who are putting up signs or including in

their job descriptions that the “unemployed need not apply”.


How pathetic, how disgusting, how wrong. The bad part is because the unemployed are not a

Protective class, there is nothing that can be done about it. Now of course if the company must



Added by Dean Da Costa on June 16, 2011 at 7:54pm — 11 Comments

What's Up With the CelebutaHRd Phenomenon?

The Spring HR and Recruiting/Staffing conference season is almost complete (we have the exciting SHRM Annual Conference still upcoming in at the end of June). I must say, I have thoroughly enjoyed the 2011 conference season. Most of the sessions I attended at ERE Expo Spring 2011 and at the SHRM Talent &…


Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 13, 2011 at 12:33pm — 4 Comments

Process makes perfect!!

Process makes perfect!!


As, with anything, that involves multiple people or entities having to work together, it goes much easier when everyone understands the hows and whys of working together. As a staffing professional, we must ensure we establish the process we will use to help our clients fill positions. A well established and agreed upon process makes it easier all around. Everyone knows what to expect from you and what is expected from them. Go so…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 10, 2011 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

Jumping up and down on the CEO’s desk screaming, “HR NEEDS A SEAT AT THE TABLE!” won’t get you there

I know, amazing.  Guilty as charged, right here too.


Let me back up…If your organization is tactical in nature and responsive to every fire the C-level throws at the HR department to fix, then that is precisely what you will get – every fire and nothing more.  If you are responsive, but also focused on autonomous mastery of the HR discipline, consistency of purpose, and include everyone in your organization in this transformation –  the C-level will come to you for that…


Added by Nikole Tutton on June 10, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

Dear Recruiter, Are you connecting with your candidates?


Recruiting is a specialty art. It is not as simple as providing full life cycle support. The key elements of a successful recruiter include:




Project Management

Public Relations


Client Relationship Building




Yes, all of these skill sets are critical to an effective and…


Added by Mark A. Leon on June 7, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Social Media is a fad...

...maybe.  Certainly the phrase is.  Ok I hear ya about the evangelism and all the hype, but that happens whenever you have a new thing on the block of any magnitude.  Over time it dies off and we get to making the most of the opportunity.  I've been around long enough to know, and the Internet was the last time we had such frothing at the mouth.

Back then people argued the toss over…


Added by Gareth Jones on June 3, 2011 at 3:27pm — 8 Comments

"Treat them the way you would want to be treated"

"Treat them the way you would want to be treated"


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 candidate with respect. Remember it is a small world and I can guarantee you, candidates talk. You treat one bad and it will get…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 3, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Leveraging Social Media in Recruiting -- Chris Hoyt, PepsiCo on Twitter

Recently, at a Staffing Management Association of Dallas/Fort Worth, my colleague, Diana Meisenhelter caught up with Chris Hoyt, Talent Engagement and Marketing Leader for PepsiCo. We asked Chris this very simple question: How are you using and measuring Social Media to attract talent? His comments revolved around Twitter and how his company uses it. Check out DFW SMA.



Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 1, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments


If most hiring managers knew what games many (not all) HR staffing types play in blocking external recruiters, who can actually fill their hard-to-fill openings,...they would (should) cocoon them and convert them into speed bumps befitting their role in the recruitment process.



Added by Valentino Martinez on May 30, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

No such thing as too much communication!!

No such thing as too much communication!!


      As with any relationship communication is key. I have found it is far better to over communicate than under communicate. Clients appreciate knowing what is going on and one of the biggest complaints about recruiting is lack of communication. One of the biggest ways to do this is to manage your inbox. Do not let it become overwhelming and a place where emails go to die. Stay on top of it. Respond to…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 27, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Change can be good!!!!

My apologies for no post last week. I have been very ill. But am back up, sort of, and running so here we go!!



Change can be good!!!!


Change, one of the scariest words in the English dictionary, also one of the most exciting, and perhaps one of the most important. Change means - to become different, or make something or somebody different. For us in staffing it means the ability to be flexible. This means just…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

10 Tips on Getting a Contract with an HR Gatekeeper

1. Cold Calls. If you are cold calling me from any company that rhymes with Blobert Blaf or similar companies, call me from your mobile because I can see your company on my caller ID.  Expect me to still blow you off, but call me in 6 months to show me you made it. We may talk then.…


Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — 29 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 5.7.11 to 5.13.11

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 great job ads, reasons why your metrics are ineffective, how to find the right company culture, social media best practices, increased hiring of management positions and how sitting can be dangerous.


Here are…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 13, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

Getting Back to Building Your Proactive Pipelines of External Talent

One of the continuing challenges facing the Recruitment function is moving from the traditional, reactive and primarily transactional focus to a proactive and enhanced recruitment model.


Think about when you sit down with your hiring leaders to scope a new open position and the role details.  When you ask the hiring leaders for a proposed start date for a new hire, how many of them responded with “ASAP” or “yesterday”?  How many of your hiring leaders complain about the time…


Added by Simon Parkin on May 12, 2011 at 8:59am — 2 Comments

Part 4 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!

So this is part 4 the end.

Over the last few weeks I have posted allot of info about the 3 models. I posted roles, responsibilities, positive and negative point about each as well as metrics used to measure the success of each.

Now for a few tidbits, things to keep in mind when deciding, and my overall thoughts.

The A-z Model or monofunction is the oldest. One person does it all. It can work, but to make it work you need to ensure the following are in…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 6, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.30.11 to 5.6.10

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting, recruiting metrics and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about knowing your recruiting competitors, who to recruit first, recruiting and social media, recent HRTech acquisitions and…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 6, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Put your recruiting on auto-pilot...or at least some of it!

Recruiting is a time intensive process and anyone that says otherwise obviously has not done the job.  But even so, every recruiting initiative doesn’t have to be time intensive or hands on.  There are a few initiatives where you can use tools and services that can save you time so you can spend it on more important initiatives that cannot be put on auto-pilot.  There may be an upfront cost in time to set these initiatives and tools up, however, once you have them going they should provide a…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 3, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Enough of this global talent pool talk already!

Not a single day passes by of late without hearing the dreaded words 'global talent pool', but what does that phrase actually mean in practice, if anything at all?

Consider a typical recruiting scenario. You're looking for a mid-career engineer for a specific location. There is no relocation package on offer so straight away it would be fair to assume that 99 times out of a hundred your likely candidate is going to come from a 30 or 40 mile radius of wherever the business is situated.…


Added by Alasdair Murray on May 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Part 3 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!

Part 3 of the ever expanding staffing function!!!


So this is part 3 of the series or in reality it is the 4th installation but we are talking about the 3rd model. Here we are going to focus on the trifunction model also called sourcer(Also can use titles of researcher)/caller(also can be called screener or interviewer)/account manager(also can be called)client manager. (for acronyms see first post in this series)

In the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 28, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Shakespeare Returns to HR

 Today is another addition to those “literary posts” that I have already shared with you. This day is a day we take some additional advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world and your recruiting department, because what Shakespeare taught us about love and war, he can also teach us about business. These lessons are most applicable to your Internal Recruiting Staff.  Today’s topic: Othello.

If you are unfamiliar with the…


Added by Tim Giehll on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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