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
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 18, 2013 at 11:47pm —
In my job search, six years ago, I thought I knew what recruiters were for: to get me a job.
I thought it was your job to take my resume and find that perfect fit for me. I found 30 local recruiters and shared my resume with them, sure they would be wowed, impressed, and fall all over themselves to place me so they could get a fat commission.
Sound familiar? I know job seekers today still think your role is to get them a job, with no-to-little effort on their… Continue
Added by Jason Alba on August 21, 2012 at 10:47am —
The rules haven’t changed, but as we enter the era of mobile communication, it is important to consider email etiquette more than ever. There are several reasons why appropriate email etiquette should be important to you:… Continue
Added by Todd Wilson on August 20, 2012 at 9:00am —
Recruiters say they are tired of being constantly pestered by unqualified candidates. Candidates are fed up with the lack of feedback from recruiters. There exists a problem on both sides, but rather than place blame, it is important for each side to try to understand the other’s situation. This mutual recognition could help lessen frustrations in the relationship.
From the Recruiter’s Perspective
“We work for clients, not candidates.”
When recruiters… Continue
Added by Joelle Schoenherr on August 10, 2012 at 9:30am —
When you are in the recruiting industry you send out lots of mass mailings be it for referrals, to advertise job opportunities, or to network. It is important that your emails to do end up in your contacts junk or spam folders. By sending out so many emails at one time you heighten the possibly of your email going to junk. Here are some tips to avert the junk folder:
- Do not use spam phrases like CLICK HERE, Make money here, urgent, once in a life time opportunity,
Added by Kara Stringer on July 23, 2012 at 10:26am —
I love words. I am one of those people who hears a new word, looks it up and uses it three times so it becomes part of my spoken and written vocabulary. There is a name for that but i need to look up that word. :)
Words can and do sell. One does not have to be a world class journalist to write a cover letter for a resume that inspires your client to want to know more or bring that candidate in or do a phone interview. Every candidate has "a story". When i present a… Continue
Added by Sandra McCartt on May 3, 2012 at 7:32pm —
If you’re talking in more than nine second soundbites, you’re wasting your words, losing the attention of buyers, and positioning yourself as just another long-winded person trying to make your case. From soundbites on broadcast news to politicians delivering provocative statements to posts on Twitter, we’ve become a society that consumes information in smaller and smaller chunks. According to research at the University of California, the incredible shrinking soundbite has gone from 43… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on April 16, 2012 at 2:26pm —
A recent statement made by Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos, churned up quite a bit of controversy in cyberspace. Many of the pieces sharing the news included misinformation, and much of the commentary reflected misunderstanding. My latest blog post clarifies what Atos is actually doing, offers insights on why it’s the right move, reflects on some of the reasons for resistance, and highlights the importance of strong leadership in enabling organizations to move ahead in the Digital Era.…
Added by Courtney Hunt on December 15, 2011 at 12:25pm —
Do you remember recruitment back in the 1990s? I do. A typical day would start with the post being delivered, we would gather around and rip open all the envelopes, pore over the CVs, passing them around the boardroom table in Number 2 Argyle Square, Donnybrook, where I started my recruitment career with … Continue
Added by Johnny Campbell on December 8, 2011 at 8:26am —
Things get smaller, faster, and more expensive in some cases. I was watching Predator 2 and was surprised by how they had to use pay phones or be by a phone to communicate. How did life work when there were only VCRs and simple TV remotes? When our children have children, will there be something so beyond our comprehension? Time will tell.
What is more important to our society, ease of use or power of functionality? I believe it lies in the middle. People interact more freely and…
Added by Chuck Radcliff on December 5, 2011 at 1:55pm —
Added by Lipton Fleming on September 8, 2011 at 5:00am —
Photo credit: TransGriot
A wise person once said, “Ask the people who do the work. They know the problems, but they also have the solutions.”
Where do I think all of this starts? I’m glad you asked! Recently, my company has been reviewing our annual employee engagement survey results and I have been inspired to write several blog posts from the… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on August 18, 2011 at 7:30am —
I tried to make a point at the recent #SRCONF that, when it comes to the employer brand, size no longer matters. Big is not longer beautiful. Money no longer talks - people do. Judging by the looks on the faces of the audience I failed miserably.
Ultimately I was trying to make the… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on August 16, 2011 at 8:30am —
Successful recruiters, this article is not meant for you. The list outlined below is your mantra, your daily routine with your clients. You know that recruitment is a relationship based business, and that you are only as good as the relationships that you have built and nurtured with your hiring managers.
- Know their business. You can’t expect them to invest in you until you have invested in them. Go to their department and or sales…
Added by Granite Consulting on August 15, 2011 at 12:00pm —
I was speaking to someone the other day and I was saying that an organizations’ Social Media practice needs to be free, without barriers and with a heavy reliance on the community to build. He was saying that there are policies, procedures, protections, etc. in place to control the interaction and content around anything the “organization” is doing. Then it hit me, I need to balance my free spirit attitude towards Social Media recruitment with the organizations reluctance to get too deep in… Continue
Added by Granite Consulting on July 25, 2011 at 11:00am —
In this fast-paced world, we’re all connected 24/7/365. We have Google, iPhones, Skype and many other devices that make our lives easier. But, do they really make things easier or is all this connectivity causing more complexity in our lives? This Sunday, my wife and I attended church service while we were home visiting family. The pastor asked the very question above. Is technology causing… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on June 7, 2011 at 10:02am —
If you are a fan of the reality show “Survivor” you are more than aware of who Boston Rob is and what happened this week. In short, the recent show “Survivor: Redemption Island” featured Rob Mariano, another veteran, and a cast of new players. Rob is arguably the best to ever play… Continue
Added by Noel Cocca on May 18, 2011 at 10:32am —
This weekend, I sat down with a great group of young leaders to discuss the topic of business communication. Business communication includes modes like email, IM, text, video, Skype, social media, written letters, and the telephone. That was the order given when I asked for some examples. Can you guess what method didn’t come up? I’ll give you a hint: You… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on April 19, 2011 at 7:30am —
I was flipping through the channels one evening and happened upon NBC’s game show, Minute to Win It
. Guy Fieri
is the host – you may know him from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins &… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on March 30, 2011 at 7:30am —
The constant motto when people graduate college or the whispers over the years from concerned parents is "Do what you love!" Well, let us just put it out there - that is wrong! Do what you love is such a generic phrase it nearly applies to all situations and to pin that upon one of the most critical parts of your life - career choice - let us just say is not a wise decision. Why don't people say "Do what you are good at"? Does it sound corny or mean spirited? I don't believe so and I… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 18, 2011 at 9:26am —