Crucial Conversations are risky and are generally high stakes that embrace strong emotions and varied opinions. Moreover, such conversations are unavoidable and often come up when we are unprepared and defenceless. Generally, as a human nature, we try to avoid discussions we fear will hurt us or worsen the situation. Whether one-to-one interactions are personal or professional, we strive to back away from such conversations as these bring anger, pain, fear,…Continue
Added by Ravi Mishra on October 16, 2015 at 2:41am — No Comments
The frantic corporate world has caught the fancy of a number of people wanting to take big strides in their professional lives. The avenues of growth and the innumerable perks that accompany the glamorous corporate world seem rather lucrative to a wide class of people, especially the ones who are taking the leap, and are just marking their initiation into this world of immeasurable possibilities and opportunities.
The corporate world is also notoriously famous for certain…Continue
Added by Ravi Mishra on September 15, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments
Gone are the days when submitting an application or resume and meeting for an in-person interview was the only way to apply for a job and for top recruiters to discover the…Continue
Summary: This post offers high-level guidance for organizations looking to acquire and implement a social software solution to facilitate communication and collaboration in a secure environment via a private digital network (e.g., an enterprise 2.0 or social business platform, a social intranet, a digital community). It provides considerations for getting started, selecting a…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on December 10, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
You can fail at hiring. Maybe you’re even failing now.
“But Jenn,” you say, “I still manage to hire people. How can I be failing?”
You can be scoring a failing hiring grade and still do just enough to fill…Continue
Summary: This post highlights the risks associated with public social media platforms and describes how private social networks (aka private digital networks) can reduce those risks while also enhancing communication and collaboration among organizational stakeholders. It counters the main points of resistance offered by organizational leaders and articulates the importance of…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on December 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Summary: Part II of a three-part series offers 11 tips to better manage incoming emails throughout the day - both at your desk and when you're on the go - so you don't feel like all you're doing is triaging messages from others. …Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on October 24, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Andrew Schrage.
With the emerging influence of technology and automation in the workplace, it's still…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 15, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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
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
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
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.
“We work for clients, not candidates.”
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:
Added by Kara Stringer on July 23, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
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
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 — No Comments
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
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 Lipton Fleming on September 8, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
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 — No Comments