Like most of you, I spent this past weekend relaxing, catching up on some long-neglected chores and between periods of light showers and heavy rain, enjoying some traditional July 4th fare, hotdogs, apple pie and lemonade.
I did give some thought about the reason for our celebration. I think many of us,…Continue
If you missed the "Recruiting Isn't a Waste of Time ... You're Just Doing It Wrong" webinar on June 25, here is the Q&A. You can also view it online now by clicking here.…Continue
Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on July 6, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments
We have heard the argument made that using business connections sites is more accurate then resumes and can even replace a past employment check, since a candidate is not as likely to lie on an online service where many friends and colleagues may see it.…
Added by Les Rosen on July 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
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 marketing. This week’s topics include…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 25, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments
This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and
technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.
Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
One of the main concerns about using social media for recruiting is that employees utilizing these tools will take actions that will damage the employment brand of the company. While this is certainly possible, there is also the potential for damage to be done using the telephone, email, or in-person. Perhaps, it is the ever presence of the web or the publicity that well-known brand gaffes have received that is leading to an overabundance of caution when determining how to use these new…Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 22, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments
Way back in February, I wrote about the “Stay Interview” (http://hrscooops.wordpress.com) and I wanted to add a bit more information about that since it seemed to be a particular topic of interest.
Most of us are quite familiar with the exit interview; however, it seems that the reasons employees stay is not asked nearly as frequently as why employees leave. That doesn’t make a lot of sense to…Continue
For far too long, marketers, advertisers, and recruiters have undervalued the way actual decisions are made. Witness the interrupt driven nature of product advertising and job postings. The assumption is that by placing information in front of customers or prospective candidates, we will automatically convince them to buy our products or apply for work at our organization.
Real World Decisions
In the real world, this is not how things works at all. Most…Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 11, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments
For those who follow Chris Hoyt, AKA TheRecruiterGuy, you know that he recently began a new opportunity at PepsiCo. This week, he periodically tweeted about various aspects of his onboarding process. I'm not sure about anyone else, but after seeing what happened during his 1st week, PepsiCo sounds like a pretty AWESOME place to work. Check out some of his tweets (…Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 4, 2010 at 9:26am — No Comments
Try to imagine this scenario: You are a BP Oil or Halliburton employee anywhere along the Gulf Coast, attending a friend’s backyard barbecue on a recent Sunday, and in between sips of beer and nibbles of chips and dip, you hear, over and over, “Oh my god, you…Continue
Just because your company is still deciding on whether or not to implement Social Recruiting into your overall recruiting strategy doesn’t mean you should delay setting a Social Recruiting policy. This can be a simple one-page of guidelines for appropriate use by employees based on the expected usage of these tools now or in the future. Being proactive about developing a usage policy will help avoid many of the issues that can result from a hands-off approach.
As the conversation shifts from whether or not to use Social Recruiting to how best to use these new tools; I think one of the foundational principles that companies need to embrace is an aim to manage, not control the interactions. I think there are some compelling reasons why this approach will ultimately make the efforts of companies seeking talent more successful.
In a network, each member is at the center of their own personal and…
Added by Omowale Casselle on April 16, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments
A friend, who is working in the recruiting function of a medium-sized company, wrote to me recently. She was worried about her
company’s on boarding process, or lack of, and was asking how to improve
“We had a gentleman start in sales yesterday and I was really surprised at how disorganized we were…Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on April 13, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments
Originally posted on SmashFly's Recruitment Marketing Blog.
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing.
This week’s topics include social recruiting, transforming your employee referral program, texting for…
Added by Chris Brablc on April 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by Margo Rose on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments
Like many pieces of industry jargon, people have been throwing “engagement” around at management meetings for a while now. It was the great new buzzword a few years ago and now it has become part of the corporate lexicon. But what does it really mean? Here’s one definition from the Conference Board's…
Added by Katy Tynan on March 27, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments
So you think you are utilising Social Media for your recruitment efforts. Well to a degree you probably are. You have a Twitter account, you search LinkedIn…
Added by Brett Rounsaville on March 8, 2010 at 1:51am — No Comments
I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. …Continue