It’s not a new saying, but whenever it’s used now everyone instantly agrees, it should be a resourcing mantra, particularly in tougher times.
As recruiters we spend most of our time looking for people with a skillset, with a historical CV that ticks the boxes that clients want.
Job description tick lists are no good, because you will rarely find the people who tick every box, and if you do there is no guarantee that they will succeed.
When is a Metrics not a Metrics?!!!!
Please remember to go back and reread the four part series I did on metrics some added context into some of the things I…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 11, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments
One statement I've heard a lot from recruiters is that they "receive too many resumes" and are so inundated with candidates that it just bogs their whole recruiting process down. This is a problem but a good one to have (too many candidates is much better than too few).
But with any problem, the question is how can we solve it. How can you create steps in your recruiting process to easily filter and pare down the candidates you receive into a nice neat pile of qualified…Continue
I think that we can all agree that the deepest motivation of a job seeker is to just get a job with a salary that comes with it. But I think that we’d be amiss if we didn’t take a deeper look into the other motivations that job seekers have when choosing (because the best candidates choose) a position.
Most importantly, to be effective in bringing in the right top talent, you need to know what your target candidates motivations are for choosing an company to work for. To do…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 6, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
With the year quickly coming to a close, we wanted to take a look back at our blog and share our most popular blog posts from the SmashFly blog over the last year. After factoring our blog views and re-tweets, here are our best recruitment marketing articles from 2010:
Added by Chris Brablc on December 29, 2010 at 1:18pm — No Comments
Recommendations do they really work???…
Added by Dean Da Costa on December 7, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments
“We would like to welcome iAm deGuru from Social Media Really Inc., to The Let’s Talk Social Media Radio Show; and to all my current and new Listeners tuning in on the web from around the world I am your friendly host AllEars Willspeak ... Daammn do we have a show for you today ... Our lines are lit up and folks, we are ready to get it onnnn ... So…Continue
The other day I wrote about some common reasons on Why Social Recruiting Fails but today I’m going to focus one I didn’t specifically mention that I think is important which is just Never getting started. For some, starting to use social media can seem like this insurmountable hump that they feel they can never get over and therefore they hesitate to even get started.
Reference Checks do they really work???
This is the 2nd…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Social Recruiting has been a really hot topic in recruiting over the past year with a variety of opinions on either side of the fence in terms of it being a viable recruiting strategy going forward or a fad that will die out in the next few years. I for one, think that social recruiting or the act of utilizing social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to engage and recruit qualified candidates can be an important part of your overall…Continue
Over the next several posts we are going to discuss Background checks, Reference checks,…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 22, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Its 5 am on Monday morning and you’re up ... But Holdup! (My Jamaican expression for wait a minute) You don’t get up this early on a Monday for work, after all you’re one of the Recruitment Player Veterans who normally strolls in at 10am for work after you’ve had your work out at the gym, Juice, coffee and bagel with cream cheese; oh yea let`s not forget your morning newspaper...…Continue
A large part of the human capital supply chain is the acquisition and sourcing of many talents – but the process of obtaining these assets in the first place is also an important detail. Resumes are read, interviewees are spoken to, and decisions are made. Quality hiring practices are too frequently abandoned because of the inconvenience of finding the proper employee in a sufficient amount of time. There are a number of ways to ease the process and the one I’m addressing today is…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on November 17, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments
Slouch’s blog post on “ A Counter Offer of Biblical Proportions” enticed me to share some thoughts on why it’s important to deal with the Counter Offer issue very early on in the recruitment cycle; regardless of whether or not your candidate will get a Counter Offer.…Continue
Most everyone has heard the famous quote from Winston Churchill “Those that fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it”. While this quote focuses on understanding the negative things in your past so you don’t do them again, I also think it’s important to look at the positive side as well. There is lots of information and experience from your past that you most definitely want to replicate and you need to be good at identifying these as well.…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on November 10, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments
Vacation Plan for it, Better Economic Times Plan for it, Promotion Plan for it, Increased labor demand; plan for it. Here are some tips on how you can make a difference and get the things you want by Planning. Turn your Economic Worries into Action.
How would you like to lighten your…Continue
Added by Susan Hand on November 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Halloween weekend is coming up and let’s admit that everyone likes a good scare. Encountering the unexpected is both thrilling and frightening at the same time but it’s how you react to these encounters that determines how much you enjoy it. Laughing about your momentary lapse in composure is usually the best reaction because lets face it, no-one wants to be the crying child who is a buzz-kill to what should be fun time.…
Added by Chris Brablc on October 28, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments