All Blog Posts Tagged 'HR' (985)

Finding Work at 60: A Tale of Talent Lost

Upper middle-management and out of a job.

Too qualified,

Too set in your ways

Not right for the job

Too old fashion for our hip new company

And too many other things you aren’t allowed to say.

How many really talented people are out there looking (and looking) for work who can’t find a job because the 30 (or 40) something that is in charge of hiring has a pre-conceived notion that the person they are looking for is “younger.” How many automated…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on April 17, 2013 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

 

All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Is HR Management a true System?

In the LinkedIn groups (TLS-TOC Lean & Six Sigma in particular) there has been an ongoing conversation about when you merge the three. In the course of the discussion we posted a comment regarding an output from a seminar we were facilitating which talked about an organization in which the job requisition was reviewed and approved three times by the same person in a hiring effort. One of participants replied that that was an indication of mismanagement not a system problem. He further…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 12, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Building a Top Notch Compensation Policy

Compensation is a key component of any company's overall budget. I know it is here at Recruiterbox. How you compensate your employees affects your turnover, productivity and of course, your organization's profit. In most businesses, the compensation plan is left to the HR Department to enforce (i.e. making offers) but not necessarily to influence. This frustrates those tasked with…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Great Sourcers do not need industry experience!

Great Sourcers do not need industry experience!

 

Over the last few weeks I have noticed an increase in the number of companies looking for sorucers. However they are not just looking for sourcers but sourcers who have industry experience with…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 3, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Dear Candidate, I Love You

They're in your sights and now it's time to reel 'em in.

There is no better feeling for a recruiter than finding that perfect candidate (except maybe when they accept an offer). But sometimes that perfect person is working in some other office. How to get them to notice you?…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do Your Employees Even Need a Social Media Policy?

Social media policies weren’t something companies even needed to deal with just a few short years ago. Now they’re a hot topic for most HR pros, especially if you’re the first one hiring in your company. Setting up an HR Department requires thinking through this potentially thorny issue. And it’s not just for small companies, when attracting the right talent, all companies need to recognize the importance of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Hello I am a Recruiter's Worst Nightmare

Interesting pronouncement but I assure you you that it did not come from my mouth to heaven's ears. Several years ago when I thought about trying to return to the full time corporate side of HR a seasoned recruiter made the comment after looking at my resume. He was basing this on the fact that since graduating from college I have been in a number of positions within a number of industries. But the statement is more telling of the state of the recruiting industry then it is of my skill…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 30, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!

Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!

I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who were previously interviewed. In some cases these stances are so intense that if they or…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, March 26, 2013

On "If you want to fix shit" [as in our industry]

Let’s require anyone that intersects with HR to pay a toll…that of becoming a SHRM member and supporting our accreditation process and outcomes. Apply this to everyone…vendors trying to sell you software to analysts that sell reports to bloggers that write about workplace stuff. Filter them. Are you a SHRM member? No, then fuck you. Yes, how are you supportive of HRCI? Oh, you’re not… then fuck you. It really…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on March 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Blue Octopus first Yorkshire recruiter to win at the Onrec awards!

Yorkshire based online recruiter Blue Octopus have done it again! They have managed to win the ‘The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2013’ by a recruitment supplier.

The awards ceremony was held at the contemporary Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London’s West End on 21st March. It began at 7.00pm with a…

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Added by Daniel Briggs on March 26, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

First in HR: Know Your Numbers in Hiring

With any job, it's important to know where you stand and then set goals for yourself, and often times this is a numbers game. As the hiring manager, your goals need to be something tangible and quantitative. It's not enough to show the metrics of your busywork (humber of job ads posted, hours logged or resumes read).

To prove your recruiting and hiring methods work, you…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 26, 2013 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

The Tiger Team!!!

The Tiger Team!!!

Within every company you have groups that are hard to source for, or groups were the demand is higher than the staffing team that is assigned is capable of handling or groups were the demand just jumps. In addition every company has those…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 19, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Please do not judge a book by it's cover - The Marissa Mayer Edict Part II

Over the past almost 7 years that we have been blogging int he HR space we have made much about the bad decision by corporate management to rely solely on the recruitment of passive candidates to fulfill their talent management needs. Now Yahoo has reportedly taken this to a new level -  Not only can you not work outside the office, you have to have ivory tower credentials to boot. Lets get some facts out on the table right upfront less someone accuse me of not appreciating the efforts that…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 18, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

Bring the heart back to Staffing

Bring the heart back to Staffing

So “The heart of Rock and Roll” as Huey Lewis sang, is still beating. The question is how is the heart of staffing? From the things I have seen, and heard I seriously question if the “heart of staffing” even exists…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 15, 2013 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

Why More Candidates Isn't Better

These days, HR and Recruiting professionals seem to post new jobs everywhere, from niche sites, to job board aggregators to industry-specific landing pages and of course, all the social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This can put a new or startup hiring team in a quandary. Where to come up with hefty job board fees? What if we can't afford (or don't need) the sophisticated tools that LinkedIn has to offer? Finally, the most important question of all:

Is having MORE…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Liablity or Asset- The Marissa Mayer Edict

It has been an interesting week between Marissa Mayer's clamp down on telecommuters at Yahoo and Sheryl Sandberg's pitch that women sabotage their own careers.In both arenas there seems to be a criterion missing. That criterion is how do you view your human capital in your organization - are they a liability or are they an asset? Let's look at the two events separately:

Marissa Mayer contends that in order to make Yahoo more productive she wants all human capital assets under one…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Good recruiter should possess certain Qualities..

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Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Deal With a Negative Coworker: Negativity Matters..!!

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Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates..!!

Ideas for Recruiting Great Candidates

Tap Your Employee Networks in Recruiting Candidates Spread word-of-mouth information about the position availability, or eventual availability, to each employee so they can constantly look for superior candidates in their networks of friends and associates. In this age of online social and professional…

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Added by Madhusudan Dadhich on March 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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