All Blog Posts Tagged 'candidates' (220)

How NOT to Sell a Job to a Candidate

Let’s face it – given the choice, we’d pick a permanent employee over a temp time and time again. The benefits of taking on an employee full time are obvious, but this world of ours is far from perfect, and we all know that sometimes taking on a…

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Added by Tom Rowbottom on October 13, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Competition for candidates reaches record levels

Following the uncertainty around the impact of Brexit there was much discussion in the media about the catastrophic and immediate impact on the jobs market, with some media outlets stating the total number of advertised jobs had been halved in the week following the referendum. 

However, the data coming out from all major job boards in the UK is telling a different story.  …

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Added by Calvin Cox on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to improve your LinkedIn response rate from passive candidates

LinkedIn is an invaluable resource. Online recruiting makes everyone’s lives a little easier. You’ve got access to a wealth of talent,…

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Added by Kelly Smith on April 7, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

External Engagement: How to Hire Customer-Focused Employees

Exceptional customer service begins with hiring the right customer service representatives. Although it’s possible to hire such a staff to do the job, it may be challenging to select the most ideal people from a horde of candidates. Here are a few practical tips that can help you end up with a customer-focused team—and happier customers!

Hire Good Communicators

Because customer service mainly focuses on dealing with clients, hiring good communicators helps create…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 5, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Feisty Friday 1/29/2016: Bogus Social Recruiting Stats, Lying Candidates And Hiring At RecruitingDaily

Why can't we all be a little more honest?

See, I think it's about time we call out the people who are spouting statistics with enough confidence that people believe them. That we have honest conversations about what those statistics mean for a recruiter and who is trying to fill 20+ reqs.…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The 7 Types of Candidates: How to Hire Them

Know thy candidate. During job interviews, hiring teams and recruiters often get a feel for what kind of candidate each interviewee is and what kinds of traits that…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 25, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

Dear recruiter, 15 reasons why you lost the best candidate ever

As a career strategist I’m privy to conversation from job candidates who are at the mercy of internal and third-party recruiters. I say mercy because before they can sell themselves to the hiring manager, they have to get past the recruiter.

In the grand scheme of things there seems to be a misunderstanding…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on August 25, 2015 at 8:23am — 7 Comments

5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Salary Looks Great, But What Are the Perks? Drawing On Company “Extras” to Captivate Candidates

It’s becoming ever-more critical that sourcers and recruiters know how to sell their company or client to candidates without getting stuck in a monetary loop. This means understanding all of the non-compensation extras which can help you acquire amazing talent – a vital skill when salary alone is not your strongest selling point. 

Start by creating a list which documents everything that might matter to candidates, and…

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Added by Dana on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

New to recruiting industry

I am new to the recruiting launching a Recruiting & Staffing agency specifically IT industry trying to get the just of were to locate client's and candidates. I was told to find client's I must get on vendor list ? Due to companies not contracting with temp agencies however vendor's only Is the new's paper a good search for client's that are looking to hire. Please help need some tip's to source candidate's. 

Added by Donceletta Bellamy on January 4, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

How well does Interviewing work in Choosing the best Employee?

Employee Performance There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance.  Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57.  We could make the…

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Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Postcards from a Concerned Candidate

Finding a job is a worrying time for any candidate. Sometimes, recruiters and hiring managers lose sight of the personal turmoil that some of these candidates are experiencing. Even the best candidates can get left behind or trampled on in the stampede. Insufficient candidate care can damage a recruiter’s reputation and certainly harm an employer’s brand. Maybe it is worth reminding ourselves of their cries for help?…

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Added by Fiona Anson on November 26, 2014 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Craigslist

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Craigslist

We have all heard of Craigslist and most have used it. However not many have used it for sourcing. Below is how you…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 3, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

How to Make a Great Impression With Your Candidates



There are literally thousands of articles available for candidates on how to leave a lasting first impression throughout the recruitment process. Everything from how to craft an engaging cover letter; to how to make a résumé stand out; and even to…

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

Recruiting the Right Creative Minds

If you really want to give your business the best chance for success, then you need to hire the most talented, creative candidates available. Creative employees breathe new life into tired ideas and inspire other employees to push the envelope as well.

When it comes to the recruiting process, here are just a…

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Added by Dave on August 22, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

12 Tips To Bring Out Your Inner Headhunter

The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century. 

Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry.  In our …

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Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of recruiters are doing their best to help kill them off)

I sometimes think people are thinking far too hard and becoming much too confused about the whole recruitment process and how to attract applicants.

Job boards to me are the ideal and only place I would look for jobs. Why? Because it is so bloody simple. I register and set up some search terms so that…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on June 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

"It's a recruiter's JOB to deal with candidates and put up with shit"....Really??

I was reading this article/blog on LinkedIn by Andrew Fraser "My history of abusive, co-dependent relationships with recruiters”. It was interesting to read people’s  expereinces/thoughts on…

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Added by Leena Chhabra on June 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:

"We will write your advert ensuring it is…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on June 3, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

3 Key Ways Business Intelligence Impacts Recruiting and Hiring

Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on May 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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