All Blog Posts Tagged 'creativity' (12)

Technology is doing its best to kill creativity

Browsing Twitter one day I came across a pretty senior level role for a prominent UK organisation. Nothing unusual there. But, upon reading through the job advertisement it soon became apparent that no thought whatsoever had gone into its make-up. Indeed, this job post was over 200 lines long and…


Added by Alasdair Murray on September 15, 2017 at 6:36am — 2 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…


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


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

There's not a lack of talent, there's a lack of creativity and forethought!

The following is an elongated version of a comment I made recently about an article which posed the question "Does talent grow on trees" and debated whether there is a talent shortage in the current marketplace.

As someone who has worked in recruitment marketing for over 20 years, I would say there has been a definite dumbing down in the messages that some people, recruiters and employers alike, put out there these days under the guise of being a…


Added by Alasdair Murray on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Boolean strings and why they may not work magically for you

In the last 3 years I have become obsessively interested in social recruiting, and using social media for public relations, talent attraction and certainly passive talent sourcing.  I'm sure that any recruiter in Sydney by now has a 'cheat sheet' on their desk with a reliable and changeable search string right?  It's an unavoidable subject and I so love hearing from rookies to experienced…


Added by Sarah Calverley on August 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Benchmarking the MacArthur Grants

Many years ago I wrote an article called “Benchmarking the Baldrige Awards” in which I discussed how all companies could act as if they were chasing what was then the gold standard for quality operations, even if they couldn’t meet all the criteria.  Such high aspirations would enable even small companies to create “performance excellence” they found in bigger, more established companies, and thereby, move in that direction themselves.…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 6, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8.12.11 to 8.19.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about Employee Referral Programs, myths about social media, the Wow Factor, 5 mistakes made on Twitter, Failure that instructs and how to be more creative.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

What do I do?

Believe it or not, I struggle with the question, “what do you do for a living?”



Added by Robert Dearmon on December 28, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Rational Thoughts on Thinking Creatively

"I’m not talented. Creativity is better left to the artsy types. Some people are born creative and others are not". How many times have you thought or uttered a similar phrase? Creativity is commonly one of the least understood or misunderstood areas of human endeavor. Notions of just who is creative, or to what degree, are often erroneously formed early in life. Our ideas about our creative selves are too frequently discouraged in our formative years by others whose ability to judge this… Continue

Added by Ilona Jerabek on December 7, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

How to Get Rich Quick!

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number) this is not the place.…


Added by Nick Tubach on July 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.17.10 to 7.23.10

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 23, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

Online recruitment: Quantity at the expense of quality?

Let's face it, we've never before lived in an age where such a plethora of job opportunities are accessible to us at the mere touch of a button. But is this instantaneous solution really all it's cracked up to be? Is the constant search for new and supposedly better ways to reach the job seeker really an advance, or merely adding to the woes of the already stressed out candidate who, when faced with a huge list of all too often bland and uninspiring job posts, struggles to separate the wheat…


Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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