It takes an average of 34 days to fill a job, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. And the bulk of that time is spent placing ads, reviewing resumes and scheduling interviews. Yet many companies struggle with the hiring process because of the vast… Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 10, 2016 at 11:00am —
We take it too personally when hear that our job application is rejected. Especially if it is the position we really wanted or spent hours on writing the essay and filling out the forms. All in all, we are people and it is hard not to take it to heart -… Continue
Added by Annie Horowitz on February 23, 2016 at 8:07am —
In the business of data recovery, we come across very many broken flash drives, and in most cases, the damage was well avoidable. This is why we think it is worth writing about, even though the points will appear to be rather obvious. Losing your life’s work on account of poor handling is avoidable. In addition, proper handling will ensure that the natural life of your flash drive extends for as long as possible.…
Added by Jenny Richards on January 5, 2015 at 5:36am —
There are fewer things in this world that irritate me more than when someone can’t follow simple directions. For example, fill out the application (at the time after we’ve scheduled an interview of course – I wouldn’t want to enrage any of the candidate experience gods by asking for legal paperwork too early on when I should be offering a Frappa Mocha Someshit so that I can make… Continue
Added by Pete Radloff on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am —
One strong opinion I have is this – if you aren’t recruiting as a HR Generalist, you’re an administrator, subject to being outsourced at your employer’s whim in the future. I believe HR people need to be heavily involved in the Talent acquisition process in their companies. I know recruiting can and is outsourced, but if you are good on the…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on December 11, 2012 at 8:52am —
Are you sending tons of resumes on job ads but do not even get an answer? Here may be why:
Recruiters both in HR departments or recruitment agencies/ search firms receive a large number of resumes every day and we have to decide within 5-10 seconds if we call up the candidate or not. The “Leitmotiv” of my job – professional recruitment - is to find similarities between the job and the applicant, the skills of the person in front of me and the job… Continue
Added by Jorg Stegemann on December 10, 2012 at 8:30am —
Applying for a job nowadays is a lot easier. Thanks to the Internet, one can just go to a job portal, click an online advertisement and voila! - your resume gets sent quickly. No more classified ads cut-outs from the previous Sunday, no walking to different companies with a dozen copies of your resume at hand, peddling it to whoever will accommodate you without any prior appointment or schedule. Job application is now a breeze.
Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are still people… Continue
Added by Maria Manuella Pamintuan on November 28, 2012 at 3:30am —
You may want to rethink hitting that ‘sell’ button next to your LinkedIn shares. It appearsFacebook’s newest job search app has landed with an unceremonious thud in the recruiting space.
Last week the app launched with much fanfare, probably because Facebook has done little to nothing when it comes to creating job apps.…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 26, 2012 at 4:19am —
Yesterday I shared a few data points from our new white paper Smart Phones in the Workplace, which will be published next week. [Click here to read Part 1] It is a survey of professional…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 11:02am —
A few weeks ago I wrote about how email has become a key driver of mobile recruiting. I was essentially making an educated guess that a big percentage of email is being read on mobile devices, largely because of the way I read email. Even before I switched from a Blackberry to…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 4:38am —
If you work in Human Resources chances are you have heard the Silo analogy once or twice. Ok maybe more times than you care to remember. But the silo issue is not exclusively an HR issue. All business functions are potential silos. Departments are set up so that we can apply concentrated resources and skills to specific types of work in…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 1, 2012 at 9:00am —
Thoughts from the road…
There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…
Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am —
It isn’t every day that a vendor in HR is called “an emerging force to be reckoned with” by a top market analyst. But that’s exactly what happened when Workday, a maker of web-based HR software, raised $637 million in its initial public offering last Friday.
Workday soared on its open in early trading Friday morning, opening at $48.05 per share. The company is now is valued at almost $4 billion, 39 times its revenue over the past 12 months. The… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 22, 2012 at 3:59am —
Memory Triggered: When a credible candidate has worked in an absolute hell-hole where no one likes them, their organization or what they represent, guess what? They’re probably going to kick #$$ in your company, because your piddly little troubles and drama actually look appealing to them. They’re battle tested. They’ve been in the depths of hell, and your company’s not hell – it’s just El Paso in the summer.
Background: I used to be a Regional VP… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 19, 2012 at 8:52am —
In the event you have a criminal record that continues to follow you around, what are your chances of being gainfully employed in today’s day and age?
While a criminal record is nothing to brag about, there are cases where you can still find work despite having run afoul of the law at one time or another.… Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on June 5, 2012 at 5:05pm —
Today is Friday and often my thoughts turn to the what if! This week, I have been thinking about how it would be to break the requisition to application connection. Let me tell you why.
One of my biggest fears is that a uniquely qualified candidate comes to our website and searches for jobs and doesn't see one that fits them and then clicks away and I never know they were even there. We can solve for some of it with "mock" postings but what if...
An candidate could come to… Continue
Added by Molly on March 23, 2012 at 4:53pm —
What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? The answer? Both! Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!
If you know anything about my background, you’ll know I fell into CV writing, cover letters and so on by accident while working in the media as the assistant editor of a magazine. Back then I had to recruit people (as well as everything else)… Continue
Added by Mildred Talabi on March 17, 2012 at 3:04pm —
An abandoned shopping cart is THE WORST for online retailers. So close to making a sale, but the customer just didn’t bite.
Maybe the shopper couldn’t find the shipping costs, and decided to skip it. Maybe an item was out of stock when they went to checkout, so they left the site feeling disappointed. Perhaps they had a question, but it was too difficult to contact… Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on January 19, 2012 at 12:15pm —
I am sure I am not alone in receiving countless completely inappropriate and seemingly randomly sent CVs when advertising for roles - it kinda comes with the territory - but it never fails to amaze me that even when a specific warning that irrelevant and inappropriate CVs will not get a response is included in the advertisement that so many candidates think it is worthwhile sending you their CV despite the fact they have no suitable experience and in fact, in many cases, simply could not… Continue
Added by Dyll Davies on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
- If you build it, they will come.
If you build it well, they will stay.
Attraction is half the battle, but attraction is pointless if your career site is not sticky enough to maintain the candidate’s interest so that they apply. To increase application completion rates, Certified Usability Analyst, Jennifer Brogee,… Continue
Added by Julia on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —