The art of interviewing and candidate briefing
When you have worked in recruitment for far too long it becomes… Continue
Added by jane blackmore on August 31, 2010 at 1:30pm —
So you've recruited that brand new recruiter or staffing assistant to join your corporate recruiting team. If you've done your job right, they will come with all or most of the skills and experience necessary to be successful at your company. However, there is a wealth of information that they will need. No matter where they have worked before, they will need to understand all your processes, procedures, policies, and most of all the structure of your organization. What is… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on July 11, 2010 at 1:38pm —
Stop the Suffering!!
Job hunters are speaking out that online application processes are overwhelming, tedious, and an information “black hole.” To avoid candidates writing an entire blog about how bad your online application process is, attend myStaffingPro's "Stop the Suffering! 10 Steps to a Successful Candidate Application Process" webinar on June 15th at… Continue
Added by Julia on June 2, 2010 at 9:30am —
Corporate recruitment departments are usually extremely busy places. The focus is mostly on filling currently open requisitions. Satisfying the internal customers' immediate needs is paramount. Large quantities of fascinating data can be collected during that process but seldom are. My experience is that even when that data is collected, it is rarely analyzed.
Following are some ideas about what to collect and analyze.
- Source of hire data is really…
Added by Simon Meth on May 2, 2010 at 10:34pm —
Check out the new collaboration tool in TargetRecruit which is launced today.
For the demo on Chatter you can visit www.targetrecruit.net
Do give your feedback on how you think… Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on April 8, 2010 at 1:29pm —
Jobs.co.za, South Africa's Job Portal - today announces the launch of their pioneering new Job Application Filter as part of their existing application filtering suite.
With the unemployment rate in South Africa currently at its highest in over 25 years it is estimated that around 1,0 million Job Seekers lost their jobs in the last year as a result of the recession, and with January and February typically known as the… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on February 3, 2010 at 10:16am —
By Ian Alexander
We’re all drinking from the fire hose of hype surrounding Twitter, so imagine my surprise at a recent user conference when a presenter asked how… Continue
Added by Ian Alexander on January 11, 2010 at 3:35pm —
Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?
To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system
. Most applicant tracking systems provide:
* Interface to manage and post active job openings
* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue
Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm —
We hear about it in the news every so often out here in Silicon Valley: a big player at Google has left for Facebook. Or a Yahoo executive has been seduced by Microsoft. Or some perky young startup has snatched a head developer from a venerable software giant.
Silicon Valley's human resources arena, ripe with star engineers and executives, is like a day time soap opera, full of unexpected surprises and shocking betrayals. Every time a transfer of talent occurs, juicy questions… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on November 19, 2009 at 7:27pm —
Year-end is fast approaching and the door will soon close on budget approvals for your 2010 fiscal year. How do you “sell” your leadership on the value of an Applicant Tracking System
? When the bottom line is the primary focus, you need to make the case for your ROI on the investment in new software. When compliance is the major issue, you should be able to make that case with ease!
ATS Return on Investment CAN be quantified,… Continue
Added by Julia on November 18, 2009 at 10:45am —
The appeal of applicant tracking systems (ATS) for employers is obvious: they promise to bring order to the often disordered process of managing job applicants. An ATS can theoretically drive all job applicants into a single pipeline, massage their unruly information into neatly ordered database fields set up exactly as the employer desires, and allow HR to actually manage the interactions with applicants.
Sometimes the ATS works well – and sometimes (like all software) it doesn’t.… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 10, 2009 at 9:08am —
More importantly, what do you want and need from your applicant tracking system? In theory, it is an easy answer, “I want an applicant tracking system that will save me time and money.” But, what features and tools will you need to accomplish this? To select an applicant tracking system
, start by identifying your software needs:
1. Review your Hiring Process
* Document the steps, interaction, and points of… Continue
Added by Julia on October 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:
Writing a blog is free (we recommend using WordPress.com
), and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.
With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these… Continue
Added by Julia on October 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
The situation is all too familiar: a job seeker gets their hopes up about landing a position with a company, only to never hear back from the them. About three years ago I experienced this situation and wasn't willing to wait anymore.
When I first moved to San Francisco, I applied for a job at an *unnamed* internet start up,which was backed by a major venture capitalist who had his hands in several other successful projects. I made it through the Craigslist resume cattle call and was… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on October 5, 2009 at 4:25pm —
An unnamed number of years ago when I ventured into my first social media outlet (the uber-trendy Xanga world that all the cool kids were into), it never would have dawned on me to include business associates and coworkers in my list of “friends.” I was fairly certain that these professionals weren’t all that likely to be interested in my ever-changing sparkly kitten-themed pages with 80’s hair band music, nor I theirs. And heart-wrenching public updates about how a certain dysfunctional family… Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on September 21, 2009 at 5:37pm —
Ask any marketer about search engine optimization and they gladly go to into a dissertation on its benefits. Although marketing is talking purely about sales leads to the website, the same principles can be applied to attracting applicants to positions. Below is a quick guide to SEO and how you can apply it your recruiting process.
What is search engine optimization (SEO)?
According to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or… Continue
Added by Julia on August 6, 2009 at 9:29am —
I’ve been focused these last few months on providing things and ideas to recruiters that help them be more productive and spend less. For instance, we made our premium memberships at our recruiter network
and our job board
free. We started a LinkedIn… Continue
Added by Amy Renz on August 3, 2009 at 12:33pm —
Whew – you’ve reviewed the applicant list and you have narrowed it down to the cream of the crop. The next step is to send the information to the hiring manager(s) for review.
- Manually compile the applicant data, and send the information to the hiring manager via fax or email
- Call or email the manager to request their feedback on who to proceed with
- Try to decipher the hiring managers feedback and if necessary follow up for more info
- Participate in… Continue
Added by Julia on July 29, 2009 at 9:43am —
The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Instead of relying on a manual paper intensive hiring process, go green with the online applicant tracking system
Going green with an applicant tracking system
- Reduces your carbon footprint:
Remove the paperwork from your hiring process by… Continue
Added by Julia on May 26, 2009 at 2:30pm —
In today's economy, as industry giants are faltering, much of our hope rests with the small and medium sized business owners across the country. Small businesses have the ability to adapt to the current economic environment and provide consumers or other businesses with exactly what they need at this integral moment. Small businesses can rapidly change direction and point their bottom-line at goals that fit niche necessities. Big business wears the iron-clad boots of shareholders, age-old… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on May 15, 2009 at 2:10pm —