Recruiting is a time intensive process and anyone that says otherwise obviously has not done the job. But even so, every recruiting initiative doesn’t have to be time intensive or hands on. There are a few initiatives where you can use tools and services that can save you time so you can spend it on more important initiatives that cannot be put on auto-pilot. There may be an upfront cost in time to set these initiatives and tools up, however, once you have them going they should provide a…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 3, 2011 at 3:25pm — 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
By building your own Talent Network, you provide your recruiting organization with a new and most importantly free recruiting channel that you can use to find the best candidates for future open positions. Building your Talent Network, however, is not just about throwing candidate information in a database but it is about improving your overall candidate sourcing and recruiting channels (to increase the number of qualified candidates in your Talent Network) and making sure these candidate…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 21, 2011 at 2:14pm — 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
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting, mobile recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about job titles, social recruiting strategy risks, 8 killer recruitment strategies, new features on LinkedIn and important HR metrics.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
A few years ago, I worked with a company that started an initiative that was called Customer Touchpoints. This initiative was designed to track and ultimately enhance every interaction that an end customer had with our brand, products, employees and company as a whole. With the thought being that enhancing these interactions would make for happier customers that lead to a better bottom line. This is nothing new. Companies, in particular marketing organizations, have been trying to better…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Having just returned from visiting family and friends in South-western Ontario, I was once again reminded of the frustrations talent faces when organizational “process” road-blocks potential.
Before I begin, I have a confession to make - my name is Lisa and I was once a process-obsessed HR Professional. I was many talents’ worst nightmare, the ironclad gate-keeper with minimal awareness and direct impact on the bigger picture within my organization. The most unfortunate…Continue
Added by Lisa Switzer on April 4, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Research - To find it, you must understand it!!!!!
Research Comes First – Research is the key to success for any great sourcer. Research to learn what you are looking for, what it might be called or known as, and were it might be found. Research is the beginning step for all great sourcers. Every great sourcer should have an organized library of resources. Whether this comes in the form of organized bookmarks and favorites or a notebook, it…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 23, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Information technology, although it’s been a part of business for many years it has been a stronger influence lately. Business has accepted that information technology is here to stay and that a budget needs to be allotted for IT. While that seems like a simple concept we must consider that IT is its own world with its own language and it changes very rapidly, this can be difficult for business. IT has been in business for some time and there is talent out there that knows everything…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on March 23, 2011 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Building your own successful Talent Network can be a long and hard journey. However, through duel purpose job ads, resume sourcing, recruiting / networking events, active web sourcing and mobile recruiting you can quickly and effectively build your own Talent Network. The question, however, is how do you make sure that all the contacts you source are as fresh and usable a year from…Continue
The NCAA tournament is gloriously upon us and like every year there are teams that watched their team’s bubble burst on Selection Sunday (unfortunately including my alma-mater Boston College). While their resumes were all good enough to make the tournament (and some think better than some teams that made it), the selection committee had to turn them away as they could ONLY select 68 teams. Now the bubble bursting teams search for the next opportunity and move on to play the NIT as a…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on March 15, 2011 at 11:13am — 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 talent pipeline, an overused phrase developed by larger professional staffing firms that produces the idea that you need a strong set of professional people waiting at a moment's notice for the new position, the right job, the next career step. It has become so engrained in our minds that this "best practice" is a must have. But does it really work? Think about it, are the best people simply waiting for the next role or the next step up the ladder. I challenge you to re-think your…Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on March 14, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments
A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…Continue
...with apologies to William Shakespeare I adapted his famous words
to scratch an itch featured in a few words of my own here...
To be, or not to be…a Recruiter? That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous…
Added by Valentino Martinez on March 5, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The amazing Gravitational field of the best!!!
There is an old saying; people tend to gravitate towards those of similar likes, dislikes, thoughts, and perceptions. This saying holds particular weight and fact when dealing with candidates, and their chosen vocation. For example if you find a Microsoft MVP, I guarantee you they are connected in some ways to other MVPs. People who are good at what they do, will always connect with others who are also…Continue
It’s hard to be in a building for two days with some of the best brains in social media and recruitment, and not learn a thing or two about this industry we’re in. And yet for all the education I received from such luminaries as…Continue
Building your own Talent Network can be very time-intensive from active web sourcing to searching resume databases. The fact is many recruiting organizations don’t seem to have the time to build their Talent Network with all the other recruiting activities they need to do on a daily basis.
The key is to find ways to build your Talent Network that require less maintenance by your recruiting team and that fit into activities that you already do on a daily basis. There are…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 22, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments