All Blog Posts Tagged 'bad' (28)

Cost of a Bad Hire

There is a vast amount of information readily available online in regards to the concept of time to hire, but the flip side of this is the cost of a bad hire-how much to do you know about this? 1 in 5 decision makers within a company are unaware of how much a bad hire actually costs their…


Added by Charlotte Barrington on November 23, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments

Developers Read Bad Recruiting Emails via Entelo

Entelo made this video about recruiting emails their developer received and I thought it worth sharing.  Great stuff in here...if you have done it, stop.  

And yes, mistakenly posted twice but I laughed both times.  

From Entelo:  

Published on May 20, 2015

Recruiters send alot of emails, and they aren't always perfect. We asked our Engineers…


Added by Noel Cocca on May 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why Recruiters Definitively Don't Suck

It's time to take an aggressive position against this prevalent and disappointing trend of demeaning recruiters.  It's almost become a fad for recruiters to write blogs about how recruiters suck, so that they can distinguish themselves against the others... their main 'selling point' being that they 'suck…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on August 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Holding Publishers Accountable for Their Authors' Conduct

Att’n: The Crown Publishing Group

A Division of Random House, Inc.

1745 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.782.9000

March 7, 2014 

Dear Crown Business Press, …


Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Throw ‘em into the Lion’s Den or Coddle Them?

The age-old debate about onboarding new or newly transitioned employees. Is the sink or swim method best, or should you hold their hand through the learning process? We aren’t all natural-born leaders and we don’t always know which…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 16, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Zappos Raises Their Quitting Bonuses?

That’s right, you read that correctly, Zappos CEO Tony Hseich, offers new hires $2,000, plus payment for work done, in the first week of employment if the employee quits. Sounds crazy right?…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 19, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Should You Pass Up a Candidate Just Because of His/Her Online Reputation?

Everything we do online matters. This has always been true, but it's never been as important as it is now. What makes this feel almost patently unfair is that, in spite of our actions mattering more now, we actually have less control over how we are perceived online. Thanks to social media, and a few other factors (not the least among them being Internet trolls), people can say just about anything they want about us online.

What are they saying about you today?…


Added by Erin Steiner on August 5, 2013 at 11:57am — 2 Comments

So,this is recruiting now and we are ok with it?

Oh, did this did just happen to me?

Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter.  The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter.  I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living.  However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message.  It was almost robotic in its…


Added by Derdiver on April 19, 2013 at 11:01am — 21 Comments

Is your boss ruining your career? It’s time to dump the chump!

Recently some good friends and I were enjoying a great bottle of wine over dinner when an interesting discussion arose. “Is your boss ruining your career?” We all unanimously agreed that we had either been in the situation before or were currently in one.

Each of us sitting at the table that night is…


Added by Jackye on February 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Is it ever OK to bad-mouth a colleague?

Be honest or keep quiet? Image via StreetFly JZ.

Criticising a colleague or ex-colleague during an interview has always been considered a massive no-no in the recruitment world. However, this year has seen the rule being broken numerous times on quite a public scale. From Greg Smith’s infamous resignation letter in the New York Times to the latest resignation letter to go viral in which the …


Added by Tanya Ireland on December 3, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments



The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of .

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,…


Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

How to Make a Bad Hire

(Reposted from Make HR Happen 7/9/2012)


There is a lot of talk about how to make effective staffing…


Added by Tom Bolt on July 10, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Why Staffing Firms Save Your Customers Money (Infographic)

Think back to your most recent “bad hire.” Remember the time, effWhy Staffing Firms Can Save Your Company Money ort and resources that went into posting the job, screening candidates, interviewing and training. And then there was the trial period. Like most companies, you’ve gone through the discomfort a bad hire can bring. By the time you cut your losses, this preventable mistake will have cost you and your company over $40,000,  and in some cases even  $200,000, when valuable customers get caught in the flack.…


Added by Ryan Connors on June 12, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Question of the Week: How Important is My Credit Rating in the Job Search?

Answer: It depends on the position.

A recently laid off job seeker who had been gainfully employed with the same company for over 25 years asked, "How important is my credit rating in the job…


Added by Maisha Cannon on June 11, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

When interviewers don't shut up

Have you experienced a situation like this at an early-stage interview--you're excited to be there, a bit nervous expecting the difficult questions to be fired at you, but the interviewer is doing 100% the talking?

Then toward the end of the interview, you ask if he wants to ask you any questions, to which…


Added by Bob McIntosh on May 25, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Bitten by a Zombie (Candidate)

I had taken a hot job order from a new client, you know the golden type that always picks up the phone when you call, responds to e-mails almost immediately, instant feedback on candidates, basically the best case scenario. In my initial sourcing efforts, I found three solid candidates. I set up interviews immediately and received instant feedback with an offer for one of them. I was excited as the candidate they selected was a perfect personality fit, had the required skills, background,…


Added by Ryan McCormick on March 29, 2012 at 12:04pm — 3 Comments

Funny thing that Road Rage taught me.........

A few days ago there was an article posted on this blog about whether or not it's OK to burn bridges. I guess that's a matter of opinion and circumstance but if my severe Road Rage (Washington DC area traffic) has taught me anything of value, it would be "WHY BOTHER."

So that manager never called you back after the interview and your previous boss was a horror show. Do you think that by airing your experience publicly that no one else is going to show up for an interview with that…


Added by Jody Simon on March 28, 2012 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Which bit of "Don't apply for this postion if you ain't got the experience!" do candidates not understand?

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…


Added by Dyll Davies on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

How to survive the manager from hell

Have you ever had one of "those" managers? You know the type I mean "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO"! The type of manager who thinks that people perform better under a fear based regime, the type of manager who thinks their employees are sub-standard and to be treated as such; the Manager from Hell (MFH)!
It's probably a good guess we've all been there! I used to work with a manager who thought her job wasn't done if she didn't have at least one staff member in tears a month (ok -…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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