All Blog Posts Tagged 'Talent' (326)

Hire for Attitude, Train for Skills

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.

It’s changing.

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.



Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 13, 2011 at 6:55pm — 26 Comments

When is a Metrics not a Metrics?!!!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on January 11, 2011 at 11:19pm — No Comments

What Filters do you have in your Recruiting Process?

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 11, 2011 at 2:54pm — 7 Comments

What truly motivates your ideal candidate?

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 6, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The 10 Best Recruiting Articles from the SmashFly Blog

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:


Indeed vs.…


Added by Chris Brablc on December 29, 2010 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Recommendations do they really work???

Recommendations do they really work???…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 7, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Social Media Talk Radio...!

“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…


Added by Paul Alfred on December 5, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Social Recruiting: Like a Rolling Stone!

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.



Added by Chris Brablc on December 2, 2010 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Reference checks do they really work???

Reference Checks do they really work???

This is the 2nd…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2010 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Why Social Recruiting Fails!

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…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 30, 2010 at 11:28am — 5 Comments

Reference checks, Background checks and Recommendations, do they really work???

Over the next several posts we are going to discuss Background checks, Reference checks,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 23, 2010 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Didn’t we just fill this position?

A job requisition hits your desk and something about it feels like you’ve seen this before. The core competencies and job ad messaging both seem familiar and the job title you know you’ve positively seen before. You say to yourself, “didn’t we just fill this position last week? last month? last year?” If you a large growing company, this will happen to you more often than you care to count. But the question is how have you leveraged your recruiting process to make filling these common jobs… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on November 22, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

And now You’re Director of Talent Management!

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...…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 21, 2010 at 11:47am — 9 Comments

Hiring The Right Personality

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on November 17, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Preparing for Counter Offers before they Occur!

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.…


Added by Paul Alfred on November 17, 2010 at 9:38am — 35 Comments

What should the next generation of recruiting technology look like?

We talk a lot on this blog about the technology that exists today that can help your organization recruit more cheaply and effectively. But today I want to talk about and get your opinions on where recruiting technology is going and what pain points technology can solve for recruiters.

The big question is: where do you think innovation is needed in the recruiting space? Distribution of jobs? Social Networks? Metrics & Analytics? Identifying candidates? Something else?

To… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on November 17, 2010 at 9:11am — 5 Comments

Unemployment Pays Better Than Working!

Staffing Software

A recent article on has some interesting numbers:

  • 17% of unemployed…

Added by Tim Giehll on November 15, 2010 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

What are you doing today to learn from your past?

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.…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 10, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Better Economic Times plan for it, ...Employment Planning 2011 , a How to.

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…


Added by Susan Hand on November 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Frights, Spooks and Scares this Recruiting season!

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

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