All Blog Posts Tagged 'Research' (20)

2015 HR Buying Trends Report

This week fisher VISTA released its annual HR Buying Trends Survey Report, a 12-page review and analysis of the results of the company's annual survey of HR buyers. The report gathers intelligence on the purchasing habits, preferences and budgets of buyers…

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Added by Mark Willaman on November 13, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Methodology to make sense of the madness!!!

So last week I wrote about how some seem to feel the usage of tools in staffing and sourcing is un needed. I went on to explain why they are wrong and said I would layout my methodology for determining which tool to…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Whistle While You Work: My Top 10 Sourcing Soundtracks

Research shows that under some conditions, music actually improves our performance.…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Keeping your candidates preferences in mind

Companies who are putting the candidate experience at the heart of their recruitment strategy, are best positioned to gain a competitive edge over their competitors. But what does the modern candidate want? Here are three important pointers to keep in mind when designing a candidate-friendly application…

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Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

5 Tips to Navigate Your Next Career Transition

Today’s uncertain economic climate, sluggish gains in the business sector coupled with high unemployment rates have made applying for job openings highly competitive.Some businesses are showing higher unemployment rates than others, and when a person is in one of these businesses or have remained unemployed for a long period of time, they may consider a career change.Finding the right…

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Added by Simon Hopes on July 11, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Candidate experience: The good, the bad and the unsuccessful

“Why should I care about the views of unsuccessful candidates? I spend long enough processing the ones we hire to worry about those we don’t.”

This is something a lot of recruiters generally don’t say out loud but often think as the workload increases.…

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Added by Laura Purt on June 4, 2013 at 5:09am — No Comments

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?

 

All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 12, 2013 at 8:40pm — 3 Comments

Interviews: How to prep for success

How do you prepare for an interview? Are you a meticulous and thorough researcher or a candidate that improvises on the spot? Recent research from Randstad reveals the secret to successful interview prep, outlining that in such a competitive job…

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Added by Laura Purt on March 8, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!

So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Talent Boards 2012 Candidate Experience Research: A Summary

The release of The Talent Boards white-paper outlining research from last year’s …

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Added by Laura Purt on February 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The moving target that is the job Description!!

The moving target that is the job Description!!

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Boolean Operators Updated!!

Boolean Operators Updated!! 

So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What’s ahead: why I’m attending HR Tech next week

Being a full time consultant is wonderful – I have the opportunity to work with hundreds of interesting clients, tackle unusual and cutting edge projects, and yes, get paid for it. But there is a drawback – although I’m in contact with dozens of people every week via phone, email, Skype, and Twitter, I don’t actually see them. I’m here in Iowa, and they’re…well, all over the world.

Conferences are a great way to see your colleagues and…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 2, 2012 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

The Candidate Experience: Are Companies Listening? [Infographic]

As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand and performance as a whole.

One Mystery Applicant survey found that a mere 19% of candidates surveyed were more likely to buy from or use the services of the…

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Added by Laura Purt on September 6, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

From a Graduate's Perspective: What defines a great candidate experience?

A recent Mystery Applicant study gathered a small group of Bath Spa graduates, from the past two years, to try and gain an insight into how graduates are experiencing the current job market; what, for them, defines a great…

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Added by Laura Purt on September 3, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Results are in from the 2012 HR and Recruiting survey

In a recent presentation with Dr. Charles Handler, I discovered that although both he and I focused on the ‘quality of candidates’ – as does anyone involved in recruiting – we weren’t able to find much data on exactly which recruiting techniques delivered the best quality candidates, according to HR and recruiting professionals. As I was preparing the annual Online Recruiting…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 19, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

Take the online recruiting survey!

It’s that time of the year – leaves are falling, frost is threatening our gardens….and I’m knocking on your door about the online recruiting survey. I'm trying to include everyone in the online recruiting industry: HR and recruiting prosjob…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 4, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

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