Rumor, and Innuendo can destroy a career!!
Yup, it is true, it does not matter how good the facts say you are, how good the stats say you are, all that matters is what the "in crowd" "the click" think. It can even be and out and out lie, but if that group of people who are on the "in" think it is true, or propagate it, you are done. Even if you are the top performer in the company.
It is scary to think that in…Continue
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 United Airlines, ideas, spending in 2013, ruling the world and implementation lessons.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on August 17, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
Read the latest post from iCIMS blogger, Meghan Shaw!
We may not be proud of it, but even the best of us get hooked on really bad reality TV shows. Most recently I found myself glued to Remodeled – a show that stars modeling industry veteran Paul Fisher, who’s planning to bring together hundreds of small modeling agencies around the world in a new venture called The Network. His mission is to make sure modeling agents…Continue
Added by Samantha on August 16, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Empowering Ourselves by making it about ME!!
Our society has gotten to accustomed to the blame game. We are used to everything being “someone else’s” fault. People blame others for their mistakes, and for bad things that happen to them. Blame is assigned to everyone from parents, to friends, and people in another country. It is always “they,” or “them,” or even “you!” That kind of thinking is disempowering. Using words like they and them is saying that…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Really, the last time I dropped by was March.....How is that possible? Well whatever the reason was, I'm sure it was a good one. The company underwent a transition from Radical Events to Social HR. And I grew from a lowly "Sourcers Apprentice" to a "Real Social One"We have picked up some really brave people to work alongside us; I keep my appointments, talk alot…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on August 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
The latest iCIMS blog post comes from our newest blogger, Catherine Titta!
Having only joined the iCIMS family in the past two months, my job quest and candidate experience is still fresh in my mind. Applying for jobs can be a tedious project with complicated twists and turns, but as I applied for numerous positions, I was very impressed by iCIMS’ approach to recruiting talent. The application process was simple to follow from the…Continue
Added by Samantha on August 9, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments
Something interesting happened!!
So to be honest I was not sure what I was going to write about this week. On Monday morning I was not going to write anything, but then I remembered an interesting chain of events that took place at work a few months ago, I thought you might find entertaining.
I had a potential candidate come to be by way of a recent hire. This person was very nice, great communication, smart; they…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 7, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments
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