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Experience? I Don't Need Experience to Build an ATS!

I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

The Suckiness of Phone Time Reports

Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.

Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Why Companies should function like sports teams

It never ceases to amaze me how corporate America looks to build a championship caliber team but does not pay attention to how professional sports teams seek to win championships.

Imagine for a second that you are the owner, GM or coach of an NFL football team. You look at the history of the game and decide it is time to change the way…

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Added by Edward N. Woycenko on March 25, 2014 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Calling Hooey on You

Hate people

Hooey. If you aren't familiar with this term, it's a nicer and friendlier way of calling "BS" on something or someone. It's when your words and your actions don't line up and your hypocrisy has been exposed. Such is the case with Recruiters. I am calling "hooey" on you today.

I have been in recruiting for around 10 years. During that time, I have interviewed and hired countless…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 28, 2014 at 11:34am — 2 Comments

Don't Hate the Robot, Hate the Game

Robotic Snake Is Displayed In Science Museum's Dana Centre

Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Track Explores Veteran Hiring, Award Winning Initiatives, the Changing Face of Social Media and Wowing Clients

DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM13) included a recruitment track with talent acquisition professionals from a variety of companies including the American Heart Association, Intel, Life Technologies and Fidelity Investments. Sessions covered a wide spectrum of topics, such as the changing face of social media, veteran hiring and improving the client experience of both hiring managers and candidates. If you weren't able to make our event, you’re in luck as we’ve…

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Added by Soapboxholland on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

Flappy Bird Recruiting Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their parents. This goes on and on…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:44pm — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Which "Bird" Resembles Your Recruitment Efforts Most?

Do you have 5 seconds? Sure you do, or you wouldn't be reading this post right now! Click here and go vote on my new poll. Are you an Angry Bird, a Flappy Bird, or a…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 3, 2014 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

2014 is the Year of the Candidate

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.

Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work…

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Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Turnover Turnaround

I'm excited about my latest white paper. It is filled with great information and data regarding employee turnover and the impact it is having on organizations. The cost of employee turnover is often overlooked or underestimated. This resource will open your eyes to real costs impacting a company's bottom line consistently. We also look at the reasons for turnover, and I promise you'll be amazed at how many of your employees are likely ready to walk out at any moment! Of course, it's not all…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 28, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

2014: Executive and HR Leadership Focus

A new year. The flip of a few digits on a calendar and somehow that magically allows us to renew ourselves, our goals, and our ambitions (professionally and personally). Some of those goals seem very good and things that everyone should aspire to. But sometimes the object of our focus is just a smaller aspect of a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. Without taking on the bigger…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What Professional Recruiters Can Learn from College Greek Life

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Dan Seaman.

Effective recruiting is what turns an average company into a great company, and HR professionals can turn not only to other professional organizations for best practices, but also to other institutions that seek to recruit top talent.

Fraternities and sororities, for example,…

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Added by Elise Jennings on November 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Does Your CEO Know that You Just Cost the Company $300K????

Remember when you were young and just starting your adult life and you said that you wanted to get married, but you wanted to wait a while "until we can afford it"? Or when you were a newlywed and people started asking you what your plans were for having kids, and you answered with, "We've…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

The New Survey is Here! The New Survey is Here!

 

Hey, if Navin R. Johnson can get excited about new phone books, we can surely get excited about this, can’t we?

We’re thrilled today to announce the release of the inaugural Jibe Talent…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 16, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

I Hate to Say "I Told You So," But....

For a few years now, I have tried to spread the word that recruitment strategies and processes would be undergoing a radical transformation away from what recruiters have been doing for the past 10-15 years. The shift in technology advances and possibilities, along with a new generational workforce would demand it.…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

How to cement your reputation as a dorkola recruiter

Here we go… another horrible example of the type of cold call/emails some recruiters are sending.

I’ve never heard of the recruiter that sent this - who according to their LI profile, has been an agency recruiter since 2008 and has a whopping 36 connections. I don’t recall having any prior interactions with their agency and don’t know how they have my email address. What I do know is this a one of the lamest messages I’ve seen in quite a while.

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The email…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on August 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Danielle Monaghan "An HR Journey Leads to Insights on Asia" Interview Article, HR Magazine july 2013 * Cross-Cultural HR Experiences

Interview by John Scorza, SHRM, Danielle Monaghan, HR director at Cisco Systems Inc., learns from cross-cultural HR experiences. "as HR director for Cisco Systems in North Asia, she delivered a range of HR services to more than 7,000 employees in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea.

Back in the U.S. since last year, Monaghan is director of human resources overseeing leadership…

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Added by Dave Mendoza on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Get Connected!

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Christina Helm.

I clearly remember where I was, what I was doing, and who I was with when I got the call from iCIMS about the role that I now hold at iCIMS.  I had invested months of precious time and energy researching the company and talking with…

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Added by Elise Jennings on June 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Turn Your HR Department into a Profit Center

As a serial entrepreneur and acting CEO of TaxBreak ( a subsidiary of Neon Workforce Technologies) ,Shannon Scott offers diverse professional experience and dynamic perspectives on profitability and business growth. He has owned and operated multiple successful information technology and business consulting companies over the past twelve years.



His first company, Capsource Technologies, was established in 1995 and privately sold in 1997. He, then,…

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Added by Elise Jennings on June 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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