Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about UPS hiring through social media, one thing that we could change about HR, knowing what type of employees you are looking for, mobile recruiting and the importance of influence.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 18, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments
So like all vocations and companies, staffing has their own language of sorts. Most of it revolves around acronyms and abbreviations. I know in the US Army alone they have a "book of Acronyms". Actually more like a set of books, in that the "book" is composed of 28 books each book being 400+ pages of acronyms.
Well the Staffing one is not that big. Today I am going to state what some of the more common acronyms stands for. For a definition, simple put the following string in…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 16, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Last month I posted a blog titled "Recruiting, How to do it Better and Safer" In it I listed why employers typically engage in a pre-employment screening program and why choosing a licensed private investigator who is a CRA would be beneficial. The question that begs to be asked is, what to look for when selecting a private investigation agency or employment agency and what will the final report include? After all your…Continue
Added by Sandy on February 16, 2011 at 7:38am — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about diminishing returns in the interview process, HR Technology selection process, hiring for attitude, how to win best places to work, how to end up with a career you hate and some cool Super Bowl Commercial Social Media stats.
Here are the articles our that interested us…Continue
The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!
Organization and Planning are the glue!!- You must know how to organize and plan your time effectively. As an example one of the biggest problem recruiters have is finding time to source. This is most true of corporate recruiters who get sucked into all sorts of things. Well simply put sourcing time on your calendar for everyday. This guarantees you time to source. However, do not just stop there.…Continue
Back in 2003 while reviewing submitted hardcopy resumes, there were a number of new submissions that came in with mini-CD disks. Unsure as to what they really were, and concerned of potential viruses our IT department scanned them and once given the approval it was my turn to check them out. To my surprise they simply held the soft-copy of the documents that had been submitted – ok thanks but not needed.
During the Global Career Brainstorming Day (held Dec. 3, 2010) and at…Continue
Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing
When is staffing like Poker? The answer is when you are interviewing. In poker, and especially Texas holdem, you are always looking, and listening for insights into other players hands. These are called tells. Sometimes they come as non-verbal communications, a twitch, or a blink of the eyes. Other times it comes as nervous talk, sometimes you are talking to them asking them questions,…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
2006 OFCCP Ruling Made Easy!!
OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program), and the 2006 ruling on "Internet Applicants" have made things a little harder on everyone who does business with the government and have contract worth $150,000 or more. Below is the bare bones of the new OFCCP regulations.
Definition of an Internet Applicant:
An internet applicant who satisfies the below 4 criteria…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 25, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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 JD etc.. Then you go on to the next step and so on till the position is filled.
There are six main steps…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It’s not a new saying, but whenever it’s used now everyone instantly agrees, it should be a resourcing mantra, particularly in tougher times.
As recruiters we spend most of our time looking for people with a skillset, with a historical CV that ticks the boxes that clients want.
Job description tick lists are no good, because you will rarely find the people who tick every box, and if you do there is no guarantee that they will succeed.
We came across the following blog post, and felt compelled to respond.
"I've worked as a pure recruiter and sourcer for most of my staffing career. I'm new to full desk recruiting and I would like to know how…Continue
Added by Jon Prete on January 13, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments
When is a Metrics not a Metrics?!!!!
Please remember to go back and reread the four part series I did on metrics some added context into some of the things I…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 11, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments
The Staffing Metric System..Metrics in a New Light!!!!
So I previously did a 4 part posting on Metrics. Here I wanted to explain what I call the “Staffing…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 5, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Here is a list of the top posts on RecruitingBlogs.com for 2010. Top blog posts mean viewed the most.
Added by Slouch on January 3, 2011 at 8:38am — No Comments
Hiring Manager wanting to hire from a resume!!!
What is the primary job of a leader in the staffing and HR world? The primary job of a leader is to: give their direct reports, everything they need to succeed. This includes; equipment, time, supplies, nurturing them, helping them learn and grow, and teaching their reports how to be successful now and in the next level up and more. The idea here is simple, if the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 21, 2010 at 7:42pm — No Comments
For the more than 108,000 certified human resource professionals, maintaining their Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification may have gotten a little easier. Earlier today, HRCI announced that the organization has updated their recertification policy allowing HR…Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on December 20, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
My fellow blogger, Cindy Kraft of CFO-Coach, was kind enough to ask me my thoughts on this topic, which she blogged about.
Her starting point was a recent SmartBrief poll, in which 72.5% of surveyed companies indicated they had unfilled openings.
My first impression on seeing the poll was…
The holidays are right around the corner where it’s now a time to reflect on the year that is near its end and, 2011, the new year to come. A time to get together with close friends and family and perhaps ... A time to think of those not so fortunate - where volunteering to help those in need might be a reminder of how thankful and grateful we should be..., for what we do have.…Continue
In the corporate world, the staffing department is almost always part of the HR department. Over the years, some protagonists have argued that the staffing department should be separate to HR. That discussion is not the subject of this particular post. This post is about the relationship between the staffing department and HR, a relationship that is often tenuous at best and a relationship that often doesn't work as well as it should.
Staffing is responsible for…Continue