Early this morning I awoke feeling anxious, my thoughts focused on people I’ve not seen in years. This made no sense, leaving me wondering if something had happened to them. Something did happen, just not to them.
My dear friend Ben, a brilliant and talented researcher for a major university has been battling cancer and seemed to be making significant progress, the chemo doing its job driving the cancer towards remission. In a lunch with him last week, he was talking about the…Continue
SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity!!
SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity, is simply put the maturity of a company or organization as it relates to HR and Staffing. This correlates to the process, procedures, systems, standing and programs used for Staffing and HR.
Example some companies are not ready for social media, some companies are not ready for remote workers, etc. Some still think of HR as a necessary evil…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 26, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)
I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…Continue
So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the person they are talking to seems interested, they might talk more about the position. If the candidate does not seems interested they quickly end the call to move onto the next. In most cases it is almost like they are reading a script and really do not care anything about the person…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 18, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments
ManpowerGroup’s latest Employment Outlook Survey announced an increase in hiring confidence among U.S. employers, reporting a positive Net Employment Outlook. The quarterly report measures employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. Great news for the staffing industry, implying an increased potential to develop new clients and an increase in placement activity.
Many companies migrate…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
One of the biggest issue that staffing organizations and for that matter any organization faces, in the advent of remote workers, is how to keep and make a remote team a team.
Well keeping a remote team a team, can easily be done if you are not only a great manager but a great leader.
A great leader will find a way to motivate, congratulate, educate and unify a team regardless of…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 12, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments
This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/candidate-engagement-winners-losers-and-omgpleasechooseanewcareer
Once upon a time, before I knew anything about the recruiting industry, I found myself laid-off and looking for work. And in the midst of that…Continue
Strings, Strings and more Strings!!
So as most of you know I blogged about 25+ posts of search strings. However 1 thing has been made clear to me. Some people did not read the initial post.
What I posted were what is called uber strings. An uber string, like an uber resume, is a long string that encompasses most of all the possible permutations you could use to search for. This then allows you…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on June 4, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments
As the Recruiter’s Career Coach, I sometimes think that I have seen it all. Then I get that next phone call from a Recruiter scrambling to find a new position. As Recruitment Professionals we are the experts on everyone else’s career, but what happens to our own?
Here are just a few…Continue
The only thing more important than the language you use are the actions you take with both contributing to the perceptions that others have of you. Recently, I watched a CEO speaking with a large group of employees talking as though he were a champion of his people, yet, his language betrayed him as he created an image that his words were merely false praise. A few examples of his comments included:
“We had a great first quarter, the best ever, but I know we can do even better than…Continue
“Plan your work. Work your plan.” I’ve seen those words attributed to the great Green Bay Packer Football (not futbol) Coach, Vince Lombardi. Trainers have applied those words to all sorts of training exercises, generally in business. Why are they universally understood? The quote applies to all areas of our lives. It especially applies to successful recruitment programs.
What is the basic premise of Behavioral Interviewing? Once we find a way to be successful…Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on May 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company, one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?
The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:
Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Improve your candidate experience during the hiring process with these 10 tips:…
Added by Julia on May 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
OKay we have read interviewing 101, we have read BTOS, and we have read conducting the interview. Now Feedback
At the end of your interview you should be able to say whether you think this candidate should be hired for this job or not. But do not just stop there, also state whether this candidate should be hired for another position you may be aware of. A key to remember is, that…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 23, 2012 at 1:51am — No Comments
Every job requires the wearing of the proverbial multiple hats. Leaders don the headgear of coach, mentor, visionary, accountability agent, and strategist. Salespeople balance helmets for the roles of hunter, farmer, educator, and relationship builder. In customer service, they’re sporting the babushkas of facilitator, problem solver, mediator, and counselor.
While experienced individuals typically know which hats to wear when, it’s not unusual that people keep their favorite chapeau…Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on May 21, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments
I ought to send Scott Thompson a thank-you note. The former CEO of Yahoo recently stepped down (or perhaps was gently pushed) after it was revealed that he had been … let’s just say “less than accurate” about his academic credentials. He claimed to hold a degree in computer…Continue
Added by Chris Englin on May 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
During the interview your goal is to gather information so you can make a solid hiring recommendation. It is important to remember that candidates come from a variety of sources. Not all candidates want to interview with Your Company. In some cases, we have persuaded them to consider Your Company and come meet with you. Always read the mail from the staffing consultant on the morning of the interview to learn more about the circumstances of this candidate. Perhaps they are a referral, a…Continue
The BTOS Interviewing System
The premise behind the BTOS (Business, Targeted, Open Door, Sequential Interviewing system) is utilizing behavioral interviewing and Looklisology (see previous blog posting on Looklisology) and Probing questioning to combine and form a unique, highly flexible, and successful interviewing system. To start let's look at the definitions of each of the main parts of BTOS
Business Behavioral Interviewing(BBI)- Business…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 8, 2012 at 10:18pm — No Comments
ERE.net recently posted a blog outlining four strategies to implement as we face the War for Talent. This War for Talent has been blogged about and tweeted about ad nauseum and will continue to gain hype as the days and weeks go by, that is for certain. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very well written and easy to understand blog with several high level strategies to…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on May 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
A whole industry has been built around diversity. Is that good or bad?
Obviously when the Diversity industry was formed inside and outside of recruitment, it was critically needed. Laws were written to make it illegal to discriminate against the protected classes of race, color, gender, religious beliefs, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or veteran status. These laws need to stay in place because old habits are hard to break. However,…Continue