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You thought those interview questions were tough…Try these

Not sure how everyone else feels about the many posts and articles circulating on “tough interview” questions. What I have noticed is that many seem to have a bit of a rinse and repeat rhythm to them – same questions reworded. Here are a few of the commonly suggested tough interview questions:

  • What would you say are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Give us an example where you encountered a disagreement with a…

Added by Lisa Switzer on August 15, 2011 at 11:19am — No Comments

Achieving Organizational Alignment – Getting all employees to move in the right direction

Achieving organizational alignment is a strategic HR activity that can deliver significant benefits to an organization. Alignment is more than ideal state. It is imperative to ensure the organization is successful in getting all employees to move into the same direction, to achieve the vision of the organization.

Alignment is one of the power words in an organizational change consultant’s toolkit. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t use or refer to alignment.

Some years ago, I…


Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 14, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your

search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.


variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

In-House Recruiters/HR v Agency Recruiters

Yesterday I saw a tweet from @greg_savage referencing his blog post about HR and Internal Recruiters needing to lift their game. There were some decent points, some of which I've talked about in other posts. I actually think that some of Greg's observations are also true of agency recruiters too! It's also important to realise there is a difference between an HR…


Added by Alex Brock on August 11, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Advantages and difficulties of the third recruitment party

After my two articles on Headhunting and The talk on discovery of candidates’ secrets held by Motibee Media of which I was a presenter, I found out that many people are really interested in problems in recruiting faced by a direct recruiter and an outsourcing agency. I want to share some more opinions of a recruitment agency hired to recruit labors with its advantages and disadvantages in “selecting talents”.

Making best us of candidates’ potentials

Businesses often…


Added by Tracy Tran on August 5, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Headhunting – An Appealing Job and Its Secrets

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…


Added by Tracy Tran on August 2, 2011 at 2:36am — 4 Comments

Headhunting Market in Vietnam, Potentials and Challenges

In the previous article, I wrote about Headhunting in Vietnam and what is unknown to many. In this article, I want to mention the real market of Headhunting in Vietnam with its advantages and difficulties.


An attractive market…


Added by Tracy Tran on August 2, 2011 at 2:32am — 2 Comments

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Dealing with FCRA

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…


Added by Sandy on July 28, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Deliver your message with!!!!

Deliver your message with!!!!


Along the lines of Hootsuite, PingFM, Twitterfeed and the like comes a new way to deliver your message, 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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 22, 2011 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

Are you leveraging your ATS data or are you experiencing data overload?

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 14, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Technical testing when and how to do it!!!

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

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.1.11 to 7.8.11

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 8, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Blogging 101 for the HR Professional: Part II

In my last post, Blogging 101 for HR Professionals, I talked about why blogging in the HR world is a good idea. I promised a follow-up list describing how to get an HR blog started. Here it is.

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on July 7, 2011 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

Blogging 101 for the HR Professional: Part I

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on July 6, 2011 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Silicon Valley, Center of Innovation, Center of Staffing Prowess, Center of Economic Recovery Hope

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

We’re Attending the SHRM Conference — Will You Be There?

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on June 24, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Three Cheers to the "Other" Recruiting Heroes: HR Generalists!

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…


Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on June 22, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Boomer Shakespeare Retires as HR Exec

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on June 22, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments

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