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…Continue
The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.
The ugly news: many employers must…Continue
Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.
That proclivity has served me…Continue
In the early 2000's, I had just started working in recruiting and didn't know anything about the industry or its tools. My first week on the job, the company was implementing a new ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Dave, the guy who was leading the implementation, didn't show up my second day on the job and soon the…Continue
So you've just spent a stack load of $$$$ on your shiny new ATS and you're very pleased with it and rightly so. It will make life much easier for you but unless you're an expert in applicant tracking systems there are a few things you should probably know that the vendor would…Continue
Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?
Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…Continue
We will shortly be launching a small e-book on recruitment, a kind of guide to hiring for corporates and before we officially release it to our clients we wanted to open it up to anyone to review and critique.
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Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on September 24, 2013 at 5:19am — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Gina Baxter.
Does your company have a compelling value proposition for passive candidates? If so, maybe it's time to reevaluate it. If not, maybe it's time you create it! In 2005, W. Chan Kim and…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Sharlyn Lauby.
Added by Elise Jennings on July 26, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments
I had a roommate in college who, like many students, put a lot of importance on his social life. He went to parties on the weekends — even the occasional weeknight — joined a number of organizations and went out of his way to meet as many people as possible during his four years of undergrad.
One day he was leaving for another meeting when I made a comment about how busy his…Continue
Added by Rina Sagayamary on July 17, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Face it. Sooner or later – if your business is having success and growing – you’re going to have to hire employees so you can move on to the next level.
Here’s the problem. Every other company is competing for the brightest minds and most talented employees too. So how do you set yourself apart and get ahead of the competition? How can…Continue
Added by Rina Sagayamary on July 15, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue
I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this…Continue
Added by Suzanne Vaughan on August 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The first week of July has seen a continuation of the UK’s monsoon season, as well as the release of the first in idibu’s new Native360 Series. A series of next-gen integrations designed using only webservices; the Native360 has been launched with the plug-in to the RDB ProNet system.
Well now, you may say, freak weather I’m happy to discuss, but why should I care about webservices and next-generation integrations? It’s a good question, and the…Continue
Added by Martin Bramall on July 12, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
I used to work for a staffing agency. A good one at that. One that tried hard to recruit good consultants, who, on the whole, tried hard to do a good job finding the right people for their clients. But I always had the feeling that I was nothing more than a middle man. I didn’t really add much value other than to do the donkey work the client could have done themselves if they had access to our database. My job was really a glorified cv sifter, searching through tons and tons of…Continue
Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company, one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?
The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:
Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
There are too many articles about applicant screening systems that discuss rejecting candidates because of something on their profile. It's been in the news a lot lately that employers have even been using the unethical practice of getting their applicants Facebook passwords during the interview process. In this blog post we wanted to address some of the…Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on May 18, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The reason I ask is, nobody seems to be happy with the one they’re using. Having attended many HR and recruiting conferences and events, I’ve noticed a consistent trend. When I ask someone what ATS they’re using, I here, “Unfortunately…[insert ATS name]. The ATS name varies, but the sentiment is the same. It’s rare to find anyone who actually likes using his or her ATS. Why is that? Weren’t ATSs designed to automate processes and make the life of a recruiter easier? They’ve been around for…Continue