You may have noticed that I have an active imagination…Enjoy the ride!
Remember when you finished your last box of cereal and decided to stop quickly on the way home to replace it? Dinner will be ready soon and this was going to be a very quick stop. What would happen if your fictional experience at the Grocery store was the same as a group of candidates visiting your corporate website looking for your list of openings and desiring to simply submit their…Continue
Employers had the advantage during the recession. Yet, gone are the days of hiring overqualified candidates at discounted salaries. Job opportunities are on the rise. The best workers have choices and we are currently seeing candidates receive multiple offers at competitive salaries. According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 US Job Forecast, here are the top 4 functional areas that will see the…Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on April 16, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments
The demand for mobile application development skills has grown dramatically over the past few years up 82% year-over-year from February 2011, 295% compared to 2010, and more than 400% from February 2009, according to WANTED Analytics™. In February 2012 alone, more than 19,000 online ads were placed for mobile application developers in the United…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 13, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
Recently when I presented the “Secrets of a Successful Job Search” at the University of Utah, I asked the participants “How many of you feel you have been discriminated because of your age?” About a third of the people raised their hands.
When you read about diversity recruitment most people discuss systems and solutions but I have yet to see anyone discuss the root problem. Possibly the reason that you do not see the root cause is that most people who write on the subject are outside…Continue
In life you continue learning new skills and there is always something you can learn to make an everyday life task simpler/easier, so why not transfer this in to your professional life. As we all work in ever changing markets and the competition for jobs is continually heating up, most people ask themselves what can they do to stay relevant and how can they get that new job or pay rise.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on March 20, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments
Remember the 1960’s? Well, there are two generations who don’t.
If you were a candidate, there were three primary ways for you to find a job.
1) Complete an application, drop it off with the Personnel Department, and hope the company called you.
2) Become known as a contributor in your current company and be recruited by a recruiter or someone within another company who knows your impacts.
3) Network with people who could help…Continue
If you hire people, at some point you will have to hire for a position about which you know absolutely nothing. Perhaps you’re hiring a chief technology officer, but your background is marketing and sales. Or you’re hiring a new accountant, and you only understand coding.
What do you do? Perhaps you turn to friends and colleagues who are more knowledgeable than you about a particular skill set. Or you figure out which certifications a ‘perfect’…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 24, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
I am not a networking expert but through the hard yards of personal experience I learned how to get the most from networking events when I was a recruiter.
In this day and age with the accompanying vast amounts of free information available via the internet, it frequently surprises me how unprepared most recruiters appear to be, for live networking events.
There are many opportunities to network online and maybe that abundance causes recruiters to be less prepared…Continue
Two weeks ago I took my eldest son to the 2012 Year 7 Orientation Day at his new secondary school. All the kids and parents were milling around before the event started. There was an excited buzz in the air as students from many different primary schools checked out their future school-mates.
As I was waiting for the formalities to start, I was looking around the hall and noticed the school motto plastered across the wall: There is more in…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on December 12, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
A new year is right around the corner. How will you position yourself to develop more business in 2012? A great way to start is to share how your happiest, best satisfied clients have benefited from your service in the form of a case study.
Per this week’s survey results from job boards, we’ve seen some changes over the past 12 months – not the least of which is increased optimism. Perhaps part of that is based on what HR and recruiting professionals are actually doing to find candidates. This installment of the …Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 3, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments
As mobile banking, mobile commerce and mobile gaming increase in popularity among users, businesses are recognizing the need and benefit of connecting with customers through these mobile applications. Over the past 30 days, more than 15,000 new job ads were placed online for Computer Programmers with mobile developing skills – up more than 40% from one year ago.
Hiring Demand for Mobile Developer Skills – 4 Years…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on November 1, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments
As a professional in the recruiting industry for more than 15 years I have worked with hundreds of employers of all types, representing all industries and sizes. Throughout my career I have witnessed several organizations experience significant growth, each handling their…Continue
Added by Kara Stringer on August 22, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments
Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on July 5, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
I know, amazing. Guilty as charged, right here too.
Let me back up…If your organization is tactical in nature and responsive to every fire the C-level throws at the HR department to fix, then that is precisely what you will get – every fire and nothing more. If you are responsive, but also focused on autonomous mastery of the HR discipline, consistency of purpose, and include everyone in your organization in this transformation – the C-level will come to you for that…Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on June 10, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments
What is going to make your business grow? Hiring the right people. What is the most important asset to your organization? Hiring the right people. How are you going to meet your business objectives? Hiring the right people. Yet most organizations don’t take the time to really think about how, who, or when they are going to attract people to their organization.
For some reason, hiring is very reactive, and this puts…Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on May 18, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments
1. Cold Calls. If you are cold calling me from any company that rhymes with Blobert Blaf or similar companies, call me from your mobile because I can see your company on my caller ID. Expect me to still blow you off, but call me in 6 months to show me you made it. We may talk then.…Continue
When I attend recruiting conferences and Human Resource meetings nationwide, inevitably the conversation works its way to attracting the Holy Grail of recruitment – the Passive Candidate.
It is valuable to listen carefully to that person’s definition of whom the Passive Candidate is. Generally companies define the Passive Candidate as someone who is doing a job at a high level within another company; and is perfectly content to remain…
Imagine that you’re one of the thousands of job boards that provided Indeed with job postings from its inception. Imagine that in addition to providing those jobs (which turned Indeed into the most visited job site on the web), you also spent money promoting those same jobs – thus providing Indeed with a lucrative source of income. Imagine that, in return, Indeed provided your job board with a stream of inbound referrals (both organic and…Continue
One of the first business lessons I learned many years ago was that it is often better to havemany smaller customers than fewer large ones. At the time, I was learning the ropes from a battle-hardened magazine publisher. He said (in reference to my naive comment that I would rather have Microsoft as an advertiser than a dozen smaller ones), “Where are you when your big customer decides to ‘shift focus’? Your loss will be 100% of income, rather than 15% or 20%. How long does…Continue