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The Anatomy of the Counter Offer



The subject of the counter offer is a very highly debated topic. If you are in a job search while currently employed and in fact entertain a new offer, it is a safe assumption that your current employer will do what it takes to keep you. And while having two companies fighting over your professional services can feel flattering, it is incumbent on you to fully understand the situation and not just take the highest offer.

This article is not written to persuade…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on April 16, 2014 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

The Genius Of Amazon’s $5,000-To-Quit Plan

Paying an employee to quit. Does it make any sense at all? Big time, and not just because Amazon says so.

Amazon offers employees at their fulfillment centers after their first year of work $2,000 if they wish to quit. That payoff climbs by $1,000 each year until it caps out at $5,000. Of course, the headline of the money-to-quit contract offered to employees is “Please Don’t Take…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 15, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Creating Fans with a Rejection Letter

Most recruiters and hiring managers don’t have any idea how many of their candidates are actually customers or potential customers. “Treat your candidates like customers” isn’t just something fun to say; quite often, candidates and customers are one in the same.

A candidate experience isn’t an extra step; it’s a completely vital part of the recruiting life cycle.…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Let’s Talk About Your Career Site

The career page --your best foot forward, your first impression, your handshake with the candidate. How’s it looking? You may post to it quite frequently, but that’s doesn’t mean that the page itself has been updated since dial-up times. Here is some food for thought when it comes to your career page.

The One Click…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Most In-Demand Skills for Recruiters

Since the recruiting environment is constantly evolving as new technologies become available and more widely adopted, we were curious to see what skills or tools are currently being advertised in Recruiter job ads.

What (hard) skills should Recruiters cultivate for their career path?

If you're filling…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on March 11, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Leverage Your Recruiting Brand with Candidate References

We are in the throes of a global economic transition and recovery. And, while this creates new business opportunities, it also creates new human resource challenges. According to a Bersin by Deloitte research report: Predictions for 2014:  Building A Strong Talent Pipeline for The Global Economic Recovery – Time for Innovative and Integrated Talent and HR Strategies, during times of growth,…

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Added by Elise Jennings on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Humanization is Recruiting Bacon

Humanization has become the bacon of the HR and recruiting world. By that, I mean that it is loved by everyone but no one wants to see it made. Experts call for HR Pros to humanize everything from employer …
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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Decrease Time-to-Fill with These 3 #Hacks

Time-to-fill is a very important metric in recruiting. The amount of time that it takes for a job request to turn into a new employee is considered a measure of efficiency for recruiters. While the organization needs to ensure that each new employee is a good match, there is also the loss of productivity factor that creates a sense of urgency for recruiters and hiring managers. These…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 18, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Best Tech Quotes from Recruiters



Earlier this month we got into the issues surrounding tech worker recruitment. In “Tech Workers: The Ball is in Their Court”, we discovered the disconnect between the leverage that tech workers now have…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 14, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Tech Workers: The Ball is in Their Court



I’ve previously talked a little about the talent shortage, and how essential training for these gaps in skill can be for companies to move forward in this competitive recruiting atmosphere. Just how tough times are…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 10, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Can the Job Market Predict the Super Bowl Winner?

A few years ago, RiseSmart, an outplacement company, found a correlation between lower unemployment rates and Super Bowl victories.

They analyzed unemployment rates for the…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on January 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

RIVS: A Video Interview About Video Interviews

As I just might have mentioned before, I'm a little skeptical about video as a prehire selection or screening tool. Commonly called "video interviewing," that label is actually a little erroneous as the point solutions in this emerging category offer much broader services or business cases for their products than…

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Added by Matt Charney on December 5, 2013 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Referrals: Why You Want Them and How to Get Them

Referrals are the most highly rated source of candidate quality. Referrals save the organization a lot of resources in the scouting and recruiting process. The right referral practices can make a huge impact on the success of the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Making Your First Hire

We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right. There comes a time when small business owners have to make the decision to grow and…

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Added by Raj Sheth on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiting Software and Email Hell

As a recruiter, you probably spend a good deal of your workday, sending, receiving and decoding emails. The more you read, the more that come in. The more you send out, the more that need replies. This is called email hell, and it’s a vicious cycle. We know that we need to have constant…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Hiring Outside of the Box

We believe that one of most exciting things about business is the opportunity to sculpt a culture. Each workforce has its own identity, it is up to recruiters and hiring managers to create this identity and build it. With a large focus on hiring for attitudinal and cultural…

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Added by Raj Sheth on October 29, 2013 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Economic Improvement Will Increase Opportunities for Strategic Human Capital Leaders

Reid Klion is Chief Science Officer of pan. Involved with pan since its founding in 2000, he provides psychometric and science-based oversight in the development of technology-based personnel assessment systems and is involved in internal and external consultation on assessment system design, psychometric issues, test content, and test implementation. He is active in industry, scientific, and regulatory affairs…

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Added by Elise Jennings on October 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tracking Metrics

Tracking Metrics

Rich Peterson knows there are loads of articles about how the metrics behind recruiting drive the hiring process.

Recruiting metrics provide us an opportunity to take a analytical approach to hiring by allowing us to quantify the hiring process. Tracking day-to-day details provide us a look at the big picture.

Almost all HR metrics record history. It has little value in the fast-changing business world where any of your numbers, positive or…

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Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Employee Referrals: The Candidate's Silver Bullet

Featured Guest Post by Gerry Crispin, Principal & Founder, Career XRoads

During the last three years TalentBoard, a US non-profit overseeing the Candidate Experience…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 6, 2013 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Hiring Expectations ...

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had some time to sit down and put some thoughts on paper. Now that I had a chance to think about it, hiring expectations seemed like a common problem recruiting…

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Added by Paul Alfred on September 29, 2013 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

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