by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software
In December, Monster.com came out with their Top 11 HR & Recruitment Blogs for 2011. Having some spare time to take a look at a few of their top picks, I came to one that had many interesting posts, however one in particular intrigued me. …Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on February 9, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments
The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!
Organization and Planning are the glue!!- You must know how to organize and plan your time effectively. As an example one of the biggest problem recruiters have is finding time to source. This is most true of corporate recruiters who get sucked into all sorts of things. Well simply put sourcing time on your calendar for everyday. This guarantees you time to source. However, do not just stop there.…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on February 7, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
One common thread across all levels of clients has been their internal road blocks to recognizing their accomplishments. They are so used to living and working day in day out that their record keeping of accomplishments fades into oblivion. Although, there are still the handful that have enough ego for the rest of us, those aren’t the people this blog is meant for – not to mention I am sure many of us wouldn’t mind if there were some choking happening there (wink wink).
Back in 2003 while reviewing submitted hardcopy resumes, there were a number of new submissions that came in with mini-CD disks. Unsure as to what they really were, and concerned of potential viruses our IT department scanned them and once given the approval it was my turn to check them out. To my surprise they simply held the soft-copy of the documents that had been submitted – ok thanks but not needed.
During the Global Career Brainstorming Day (held Dec. 3, 2010) and at…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on February 2, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments
Bzzzzzzz. Bzzzzzz. That's the sound of a busy bee. Click, send, click, send, click, send, new string, new search, click, send, click, send, all while rocking out to some good country music. Now that is the fun of being a busy sourcing bee. These days my desk is full from 1 side to the other with Job Descriptions galore, and highlighter gone haywire on every keyword, and key point in my VMS client's good and bad written JD's.
Ahh, the Job Description - welcome to…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 2, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments
Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing
When is staffing like Poker? The answer is when you are interviewing. In poker, and especially Texas holdem, you are always looking, and listening for insights into other players hands. These are called tells. Sometimes they come as non-verbal communications, a twitch, or a blink of the eyes. Other times it comes as nervous talk, sometimes you are talking to them asking them questions,…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Paying attention to red flags
January 27, 2011
Brandon S. Ellison, MBA, PHR
I wanted to take my last post of January to talk about something that is commonly overlooked by candidates in their job searches- addressing red flags. This is something…Continue
Added by Brandon S. Ellison, MBA, PHR on February 1, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Added by Scott Wintrip on January 31, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Year-over-year increases continue for all but two of the top 25 candidates most in demand. Healthcare jobs continue to be a bright spot along with healthy increases in sales roles, which demonstrates the continued strength of the recovery.
Firms are advised to actively recruit for these roles as 25% or more of the demand will convert into usage of staffing and recruiting firms.
Added by Scott Wintrip on January 27, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments
This was a question asked of me earlier in the week. The answer is simple- you can’t. Everyone who has anything to do with sales, with recruiting, with dealing in relationships between staff and customers all have their own way of achieving the end result. For them to use my moniker, they would have to take a really long walk in my shoes, and see things through my eyes. I am fortunate to have really good people around me who respect my opinions and are extremely open with theirs. We…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on January 26, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
2006 OFCCP Ruling Made Easy!!
OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program), and the 2006 ruling on "Internet Applicants" have made things a little harder on everyone who does business with the government and have contract worth $150,000 or more. Below is the bare bones of the new OFCCP regulations.
Definition of an Internet Applicant:
An internet applicant who satisfies the below 4 criteria…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 25, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
One of the biggest news stories last week was Google’s announcement that CEO Eric Schmidt was stepping down and co-founder Larry Page was stepping in as CEO. The news follows a few years of criticism of how Google was becoming more bureaucratic and less innovative into new technologies.
With Larry back as CEO, Google is looking to get back to their “Don’t Be Evil” days when employees…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 25, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
While many buyers view competing services as commodities, there are a handful of firms in most markets that have earned the perception of offering breakthrough service. From value-packed offerings to highly effective methods of responsiveness, the delivery of service by these firms has been carefully planned and crafted to meet and exceed the expectations of their customers.
To enhance the service you provide, take some time this week to categorize the interactions and impacts you…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on January 24, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we'll be talking about Jeff Van Gundy's wisdom, DunBar's Number, Job Boards not being dead, evaluating your LinkedIn Network and Taking Risks.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on January 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
On April 20, 1999, Cassie Bernall, a 17-year-old student at Columbine High School, faced a life and death choice — tell the boy with the gun what he wanted to hear or tell him the truth. Being strong in her convictions, she chose the truth and he choose to end her life. This tragedy is one of the saddest moments of that decade and it holds for us a powerful truth about control over others: we have none. Each and every person we work with has the power of choice and nothing we say, nor how we…Continue
Here’s your latest peek into the job titles your competition is currently seeking.
Our data comes from 14,793 staffing and recruiting firms, from which, we’ve listed the top 25 candidates being sought and the number of jobs posted for each in the past 60 days. In addition, we’ve included the increase or decrease in demand compared to the same 60-day period last year.
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 JD etc.. Then you go on to the next step and so on till the position is filled.
There are six main steps…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments