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…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments
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
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
Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 6, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
By iCIMS Blogger Karen Bucks
Can you believe it is almost July? As many of you get ready to kick-off your Fourth of July weekend celebration, I’m sure HR will be far from your mind. But as with most jobs, the workload will only increase with every day off. How do you handle work that piles up?
In the HR industry,…
Added by Karen Bucks on June 28, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments
I learned a valuable lesson a few years back. I was managing a sales team of thirteen B2B sales recruiters in Melbourne Australia (hence the Aussie rules photo; that's Gary Ablett; they call him the son of God over here; long story). We had a Monday morning breakfast meeting every week where we would talk about the week that was, how we…Continue
Added by Steve Ludlow on June 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Today is another addition to those “literary posts” that I have already shared with you. This day is a day we take some additional advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world and your recruiting department, because what Shakespeare taught us about love and war, he can also teach us about business. These lessons are most applicable to your Internal Recruiting Staff. Today’s topic: Othello.
If you are unfamiliar with the…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I have twice used my discussions with my daughter to inspire blogs. Her and I frequently discuss the ways in which the worlds of business and the world of art and literature coincide. Not too long ago, we related this back to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and then Romeo and Juliet, and how lessons learned from that could apply in both words. Today we’re taking some more advice from the greatest playwright of our time and applying it to the business world of recruiting, because what Shakespeare…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Resourcing Circle has launched an enhanced version of their software which enables companies to build internal talent pools of reviewed contractors and temporary staff. Resourcing Circle automates the process of capturing reviews of contractor performance, storing up-to-date contractor CVs and…Continue
Added by Errol Forbes on April 19, 2011 at 7:53am — No Comments
With all of the straight and narrow, by the book, out of the box, sane and insane, crazy and not so crazy personalities that make up the $500 Billion dollar Global Recruitment Industry we call home – I thought where is our…Continue
After combing through countless books, articles, and various online posts - the #1 reason for people leaving a company is their direct boss. Bosses have the ability to change, enhance or ruin a work environment. And they can do it quickly. So if bosses are the number one reason, why do we have so many poor ones? Training. Let me put it better, the lack of training. Bosses, leadership, or management - however you describe the people that oversee your day to day life; are the glowing…Continue
Should you send just any employee to an IT conference? The answer is no! A conference is a great place to build networks by meeting other industry leaders and contacts. Attending a conference is a great way to boost employee morale and give people a break from the daily grind, should you really send every employee? Will you foot the bill for a party weekend or a weekend that will bring long term added value to the company? Not to mention deciding who should attend is an important…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on March 22, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
An article in the New York Times suggests that employers and employees alike might be moving toward a temporary-centric staffing model.
In November 2010, 80% of the 50,000 jobs created in the private sector were temporary positions. For all of 2010, a bit more than 26% of 1.17 million jobs were temporary positions. That’s a lot.
What are we to make of such high numbers of temporary…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 14, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments
The gas price national average is $3.53; the commute for most is about 30-45 minutes, miles put on a vehicle. How much does that cost every person per year that commutes to work? The buildings and energy it takes to house a business, how much does that cost every company per year? These costs have no prejudice; they are fixed except for gas that will probably be higher after you read this. Information week provided these statistics; the US could save $38 billion dollars annually if 53%…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on March 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
Social Media, recently and over the past few years, has gotten bigger and bigger. With websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others, a whole new path of interaction for businesses and their recruiteres has been opened. It gives companies a chance to make new connections with potential passive contacts. Just like with anything, there are many great ways it can be utilized by recruiters, but there are also a number of potholes to look out for if you want to make sure to use social…Continue
A thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. The advent of social media and the continuing advance of technology makes being innovative and sharing those innovative ideas. How do we utilize these things to share our ideas? What things are there for us to use? Here…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on February 28, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments
The recession forced many companies to cut their workforces and learn how to get the job done with fewer employees. According to a January 7 article by the Society for Human Resource Management, titled "2011:Time to Find the Right Workplace Mix," companies now need to examine how they may need to supplement their downsized workforce to meet future needs.
The article recommends that, rather than just hiring blindly, that employers spend some time determining the right "workforce mix"…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Empowerment of employees - does it work and should you do it? Being part of an integrator gives me a view into the minds of some of the most interesting managers, some great, some just poor. What makes the difference, empowerment? Every company has a different calling for the people they empower, from SMEs to HEROs, etc. but they all do the same thing, they are trusted professionals in their field capable of making decisions and ad hoc adjustments for the benefit of their customer base…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 26, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments
Bringing back retirees on a temporary or contract basis is one of the key strategies employers are using to prevent potential future worker shortages, according to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP.
The poll surveyed human resource professionals about how they are planning for potential worker…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments
I had a great student job when I was in college. I had the pleasure of working in the SUNY Geneseo College Student Union and working for a great mentor, Chip Matthews, Union Director. I often lean on the learnings and advice I received from Chip, and wanted to know how he was doing since I left (I am sure the place is falling down without me!). I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the topic of managing college students with Chip Matthews. What…Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on January 20, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments