Is resume optimizing cheating?
So recently I reposted a few posts to help people looking for work. One of the posts was about optimizing a resume for ATS and resume databases. I posted or reposted it, and got some interesting feedback form a few recruiters. One said I was telling their secrets, that by telling candidates how to optimize their resumes it will mean they will have more junk resumes to read. Another said it was…Continue
Read the latest iCIMS blog post from Erin Smith:
I recently read an article titled “Our Employees Are Our Most Valuable Asset”, which was proceeded by the sentence “This (standard)…Continue
Added by Samantha on July 31, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
So I posted this about 18 mnthes ago but I have been getting a lot of requets to repost it so here it is.
Project Management (PM) staffing style!!
One way I have found to be very successful as a staffing professional is to Treat every opening like a project and use the basic PM steps to ensure you do the job right. Step one is to do needs analysis. This is the same thing as your first meeting with your client to determine what they need, write the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Nicole Tucker, our Technical Recruiter, is responsible for identifying the talented technologists who drive the current and future success at iCIMS. Jay Fendrick is iCIMS’ Talent Acquisition Coordinator and…Continue
Added by Samantha on July 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
In the current age, when we don’t know the answer to a question, we tend to turn to our good friend Google for the answer. In 2011 alone, Google performed a total of 1,722,071,000,000 searches – that’s an average of 4,717,000,000 searches per day! Needless to say, Google will be there to provide you with an answer to your question, but none of those 1,722,071,000,000 queries will tell you which candidate is the best fit for YOUR company. In fact, it might even provide an answer that is…Continue
Using 5W&H is the key to everything
The 5W&H stands for; who, what, when, where, how and why. If we are doing things right these 6 words are always used, will always provide the information and answers we need and are the key to success.
For example doing research prior to sourcing. When doing this research you should, as a minimum be asking the following…Continue
Yesterday, I received an email from a candidate that I placed one year ago with a long-standing client. This candidate, let’s call him Ray, phoned our office and he was transferred to me because of it’s “uniqueness” (I get all of the “unique” calls).
Anyway, back to Ray. He told me that he called every…Continue
Every candidate should leave “your Company” with a positive impression regardless of the outcome of the interview. All candidates have friends who will inevitably hear about positive or negative experiences while interviewing.
It is especially important to sell candidates whom we expect to offer.
Some reasons to sell “your Company” and your group:
Who should you follow!! Updated
So this is an update to my original post about who to follow in the staffing world. 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 more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 3, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments
SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity!!
SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity, is simply put the maturity of a company or organization as it relates to HR and Staffing. This correlates to the process, procedures, systems, standing and programs used for Staffing and HR.
Example some companies are not ready for social media, some companies are not ready for remote workers, etc. Some still think of HR as a necessary evil…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 26, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments
It was 1892 in Western Oklahoma, my Great Grandfather had settled on a piece of land, not far from the Old Chisholm Trail. He made this his home, in the side of a hill for a while. As he stood out at the edge of the prairie grass, looking out over the wildflowers, locals call Indian Paintbrush, he knew he had traveled far. But more importantly, he had a vision, and he had a passion for what he wanted for his family, himself, and all of those around him.
I was born in Oklahoma, and…Continue
So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the person they are talking to seems interested, they might talk more about the position. If the candidate does not seems interested they quickly end the call to move onto the next. In most cases it is almost like they are reading a script and really do not care anything about the person…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 18, 2012 at 9:09pm — 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 vendor consolidation tips, blogging insights, talent succession, mobile recruiting and recruiting…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 15, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments
The adage goes, “if you hire clowns, you will end up with a circus.” Not just a circus but a really expensive circus. Let me start with the generalist statistic from PR News (2012). Of new hires, 46% fail within 18 months. Of new hires another 45% are only fair to marginal performers. That means that 81% of new hires are a disappointment. That is a really big number and comes at even bigger costs. The cost of a minimum wage bad hire has been cited to be $4,500 and change. Research in…Continue
One of the biggest issue that staffing organizations and for that matter any organization faces, in the advent of remote workers, is how to keep and make a remote team a team.
Well keeping a remote team a team, can easily be done if you are not only a great manager but a great leader.
A great leader will find a way to motivate, congratulate, educate and unify a team regardless of…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 12, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments
Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…Continue
Last week I attended Radical Planet the Recruitment and HR unconference in Toronto. There was a great track on blogging and writting blogs to I took the opportunity of asking some questions on how the write a really good recruitment blog.
Steven Duque lead the blogging track at the Unconference and was recommending Tumbler as the best platform to get started. While Wordpress may be better for SEO, Tumblr is easier to use and has better tools to allow people to share your…Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on June 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/candidate-engagement-winners-losers-and-omgpleasechooseanewcareer
Once upon a time, before I knew anything about the recruiting industry, I found myself laid-off and looking for work. And in the midst of that…Continue
Strings, Strings and more Strings!!
So as most of you know I blogged about 25+ posts of search strings. However 1 thing has been made clear to me. Some people did not read the initial post.
What I posted were what is called uber strings. An uber string, like an uber resume, is a long string that encompasses most of all the possible permutations you could use to search for. This then allows you…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 4, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Looking for Predetermined responses can cost you candidate!
Throughout my career there is one thing I have noticed out of novice recruiters, interviewers, HR personnel, companies who are young or in experienced with hiring and recruiting and hiring managers. That is the "predetermined response". The predetermined response is the response the person asking…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 30, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments