Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.
When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
Having been in HR field as a senior advisor in foreign corporations for seven years and now in charge of Headhunting for a company providing HR solutions, I have been questioned about Headhunting. That’s the reason why I write this article to share an overview on Headhunting.
Who needs Headhunting?
On investing in Vietnam, besides the requirements for local labor sources, culture and legal…Continue
An attractive market…Continue
Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!
I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Employers and recruiters are aware that hiring an applicant with a criminal or civil background or who has falsified credentials may carry enormous legal thus a large economic loss. To avoid this, employers and recruiters are relying on pre-employment background screening. This makes sense because pre-employment background promotes a safe and more profitable workplace by protecting the employer form negligent hiring litigation, incidents of harassment or workplace…Continue
Added by Sandy on July 28, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
Deliver your message with DLVR.it!!!!
Along the lines of Hootsuite, PingFM, Twitterfeed and the like comes a new way to deliver your message, DLVR.it. This tool is simple and easy to use. Once you get a free account it takes less than 1 minute to start delivering your feed to any of your social networks. It will also supply you some stats on your tweets, posts, followers, and more. You can plug in any analytics like Google, Omniture…Continue
Depending on the ATS you use, you most likely have a wealth of applicant data that you can use to make your recruiting strategy better. The real questions, however, are what data is the most important and if this data is easily available and structured in a way for you to make quick and educated decisions on the state of your current recruiting initiatives.
The problem for most companies is that they have this data in several places and there's too much of it. You have…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 14, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Technical testing when and how to do it!!!
Within the staffing community, Hiring teams (HT, (this consists of Hiring manager, and possible first and second level interviewers) and businesses themselves there has always been controversy over how do you determine the expertise level of a candidate. Interviews, technical testing, reference checks, and more are all tools that can be used. Some staffing professionals (SP), and companies…
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 11, 2011 at 1:14pm — 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. This week we'll be talking about metrics and accountability in HR, recruiting trends, being appropriately frustrated, HR Technology integration and employer branding.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 8, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments
7 Easy Steps for Starting and Maintaining an HR Blog
1. Get permission from the boss. Unless, like me, you are the boss. Then just do…Continue
As you know, I spend a fair amount of time blogging about recruiting software and the talent management industry. I’m always surprised by the small number of HR professionals who are also blogging. It’s true, it does take time, but I’ve found that blogging is a great way to get more exposure for our company and products.
My intention in this post is to inspire other HR professional and recruiters to also consider blogging so with that, here are my 5 Reasons Why Blogging in…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on July 6, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments
A few days ago I visited Belgatos Park in Los Gatos. Los Gatos literally means the cats. It is in this park where Mountain Lions, Deer, Bobcats, Boar, Hawks, Coyotes and a whole host of wildlife call home near the perennial Silicon Valley. It is interesting to return to nature, and view from a distance the downtown of the valley that has been at the forefront of so much change.
Wikipedia has this to say:…
Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 6, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
The Society for Human Resource Management’s 63rd Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held from June 26-29, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. eEmpACT is very proud to be participating in this event, as we agree with SHRM that the next two years will be a turning point in the HR profession and a vital time for the recovery of our nation.
SHRM says that this year’s conference will feature the largest number of practitioners, strategic…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 24, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Our team is working really hard this week to complete a couple of really big projects for some clients. Much of the work on those projects has to do with corporate recruitment processes and staffing organizational design. I was taking a break today from my work, and I reflected on something really…Continue
Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 22, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Some time ago, I mentioned to you all about my daughter who happens to study philosophy and literature in college. Since college is over for the summer, this series is also coming to an end. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog series from those very discussions. Today is the final version to those that I have already shared with you and it will be the last in this expansive series. While I believe that…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 22, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
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
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 &…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on June 10, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
Recruiting is a specialty art. It is not as simple as providing full life cycle support. The key elements of a successful recruiter include:
Client Relationship Building
Yes, all of these skill sets are critical to an effective and…Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on June 7, 2011 at 9:25pm — No Comments