Or Facebook. Or YouTube. Or many places in the world of Social Media? It's been a subject we've obviously noticed and been aware of for a while - especially as we're successfully involved in recruitment/employer branding ourselves.
Why the reticence? Many have set up Twitter accounts that tweet infrequently. Have they that little to talk about?… Continue
Added by mark rice on February 14, 2010 at 7:43am —
The Art of Resume Sourcing…
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Determining the honesty and integrity of a candidate is very tough. Especially if done over the phone. Below are some ideas and questions you can ask that will help you to determine a candidates honesty and integrity…
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 8:15pm —
I love working as part of the Stopgap Group, not least because it’s a values driven business that places the welfare of its people and the quality of service given to clients and candidates at the very top of its priorities. Consultants have always been rewarded on feedback – since the day the business was launched 17 years ago – and we always look for consultants with who have compassion, a real interest in people and a… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 11, 2010 at 6:45pm —
I was having lunch with my good friend, and former business partner, Rex Kurzius* the other day. During lunch, he informed me that he is only looking to hire people from USC. I let the statement pass for a few moments because Rex has a tendency to throw out statements for shock value and sometimes it’s best to let it go; however, this time I had to ask him why he would only hire people from the University of Southern California. As it turns out he wasn’t referring to the University of… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 8, 2010 at 11:21am —
How many marketing impressions (regardless of the medium) does it take before an individual will recognize the message and/or brand?…
Added by Matthew Levy on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm —
When last we left our recruiting hero, they had successfully completed their search assignment, cashed a fat check, and were on to the next search.
The question remains. Is it a good thing to be a firefighter for your clients? That's the crux.
Initially, it seems like something you want your customers to do-think of YOU first.
Since you're in the service industry it's logical and profitable to be perceived as responsive and customer focused.
Added by Brian Keith on February 4, 2010 at 11:54am —
The problem with being a really good fireman is that it tends to breed arsonists.
Fires happen every day: some intentional, some accidental. Regardless of the cause the call comes in, our brave firefighter responds, and puts out the blaze. Lives hanging in the balance are snatched from the jaws of doom. Awards, pictures in the paper, a personal meeting with the mayor. Hurray for our brave firefighter! Next fire please!
Apply the above scenario to recruiting. Crises… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on February 3, 2010 at 11:54am —
Are you currently an IT staffing vendor working through a VMS? What kind of results do you get? Have you measured your return on time? Do you feel like you “sling resumes” up against the wall and see if they stick like your homemade spaghetti?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re probably following the VMS process as it was laid out by procurement. You’ve heard it all before right? “Don’t contact the managers directly”, “Only submit resumes through the VMS… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 3:29pm —
As I was watching the final play of the Saints/Vikings NFC Championship game last week (and, coincidentally, procrastinating on writing this article), I thought about all of the preparation and moments that must have led to the Saints being in position to win the game on one final play.
If you are an IT Job Seeker, hopefully you realize that you are in a competition and, let me tell you, there is no competition as fierce as getting a job through a VMS. For the uninitiated, VMS is an… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Stop me if you’ve heard these statements from Corporate or Agency Staffing Professionals “I never use job boards”, “We only use direct sourcing to find the best candidates”, “We post our jobs and select the best candidates” or maybe you’ve heard candidates tell you “I only work with one recruiter” or “I don’t post my resume”.
While I can respect someone for taking a stance for what they believe, I can’t stand by and let Recruiters and Candidates continue to make a HUGE mistake. I can… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 2:41pm —
Social Media at Work-Linkedin Training-Final-rev.pdf
Well, I just got back from a great event, where some new friends helped put on a great social media and networking opportunity for our professional associations, jointly sponsored by the BYU Management… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 29, 2010 at 2:00am —
We have just completed some research to find out what candidates find most frustrating in the current jobs market.
300 candidates gave their views on a number of scenarios in the current job market, and indicated whether they were satisfied or frustrated. We also asked them to grade their frustration…
The headline results are that the following had the highest percentages of ‘very frustrated’ or ‘quite frustrated’…
The overall lack of relevant job… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 28, 2010 at 6:12pm —
Upon awakening I check my twitter feed for interesting blogposts. This is how I love to start my day.
Punk Rock HR, also known as Laurie Ruettimann wrote a compelling post. Social Recruiting Metrics & Measurements http://goo.gl/fb/032B
I have a love-hate relationship with this topic and here’s why. There are many consulting firms that do an excellent job providing back end analysis. There are metrics tools that include impressive… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on January 28, 2010 at 8:54am —
Great recruiting goes far beyond referral programs. The most effective recruiters build on their personal connections and create a talent network. A talent network or “connectors” are a web of motivated people who know potential candidates and can bring those candidates to you. Below are a few ways develop your network:
- Focus on developing a talent network rather than a talent pool.
- Use your…
Added by Jenn Francine on January 27, 2010 at 6:26pm —
What is the royal wave and what does it have to do with job search? I’m glad you asked. The royal wave is loosely defined as:
“The type of the hand gesture that royalty gives when passing a crowd, normally from inside an expensive vehicle or on top of a horse drawn carriage. Similar to parade wave but with even less effort required, since everyone is already looking at royalty, there's no need to get their attention with… Continue
Added by Matthew Levy on January 25, 2010 at 10:31am —
Every morning I stop on my way to the station to get a coffee…my Soya Latte is very much a part of my commute, even in summer! I have stopped for a couple of years at one particular coffee shop (Cafe Nero, for those in the UK) initially for their loyalty scheme which basically gives you every tenth coffee free – a free coffee every other Friday seemed like a good idea!
I say initially because they started charging extra for soya milk. Other coffee shops didn’t, but I stayed loyal.… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 20, 2010 at 7:28pm —
I LOVE the movie “Office Space” – a lot (seriously – why are fax machines so tricky??). And let’s face it – it can be easy to slump ourselves into work letting the world around us take over. And why shouldn’t we be sad/mopey/sleepy (or any of the other 7 dwarfs) – just turn on the television. Tiger Woods – bad guy. Healthcare – not reformed. Unemployment – still pretty bad. Job hunting – pretty brutal.
Case in point: One of my dearest friends this week made a video reel to apply to a… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on January 19, 2010 at 11:57am —
I was pondering on the great business book, "The Discipline of Market Leaders" written by Michael Tracey & Fred Wiersema. The authors in their research work came out with three disciplines that exist for successful companies in the world:
1. Operational excellence
2. Product leadership
3. Customer intimacy
and I had to ask myself this question - "Where does recruiting fall into?" Any suggestion from any one?
Added by Akiode Segun on January 14, 2010 at 3:28am —
My New Year’s Resolution is quite simple. I will no longer be brainwashed by Pat Sajak
In a less cryptic manner of speaking – I intend on imposing a ban on “Ceramic Dalmatians
.” Wait. What?
For reasons unbeknownst to me, memories of my childhood are cluttered by the recollection of watching daytime… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on January 6, 2010 at 7:00pm —