All Blog Posts Tagged 'employee' (159)

What Your Company's Onboarding Process Says To New Hires

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…


Added by Nikole Tutton on April 13, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Talent Management: Guess What, It's All About the Talent

When I hear the term Talent Management, I often hear it talked about in the context of recruiting and sourcing. Now I may be completely off, but to me, Talent Management is much more than just finding people for the role. It’s much more than finding the RIGHT people for a company to fill a job. Talent management is more than just recruiting. It is about how you interact, engage and build the people you have, to retain and develop them and even if they leave you, they… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on April 6, 2010 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

7 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week (3.27.10 – 4.2.10)

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

Compassionate and Corporate Responsibility

One of the most important take-aways from ERE Expo did not have to do with recruiting. It had to do with Corporate Philanthropy, Responsibility, and Volunteer Commitment. As the host of Compassionate HR, my role is to feature amazingly generous people doing incredible things. Nothing thrills me more when I hear about a Company engaging in an empathic volunteer project in their… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The Best Offense is a Good Defense - Retaining Your Best People By Fostering a Culture of Engagement

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

Social Recruiting, its more than you think

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 Justin Hillier on March 15, 2010 at 9:18pm — 1 Comment

The Dreaded Employee Referral

Popular opinion is that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in a corporate environment. I believe that to be true. But are employee referrals the #1 source of quality hires? I doubt it! Following are some thoughts from my own experience. Your mileage may vary.

Companies often pay a referral bonus to encourage employees to refer their friends and former colleagues to open positions. Bonuses range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. I wonder…


Added by Simon Meth on March 13, 2010 at 8:27pm — 8 Comments

Inverse Recruiting for "The Greatest Employee in the World"

Hey Team,

I'll be honest here, I don't know much about recruiting. What I do know more than my fair share about is job hunting. Although, now that I think about it, I could sum up all that knowledge pretty easily with two little words...

It sucks.

In today's world of Craigslist, Monster and CareerBuilder the 21 million Americans that faced unemployment last year… Continue

Added by Brett Rounsaville on March 8, 2010 at 1:51am — No Comments

I am not a brand. I am me...

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. …


Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

Recruiters and Background Checks – How to Deal Effectively with the Process

The life cycle of a background check is often in conflict with a recruiter’s time constraints to fill a position. This blog explores how recruiters can help speed up the process.

Part of the on boarding process for most in-house recruiters is the completion of the pre-employment background check.On the other hand, it is mission critical that employers exercise due diligence in their hiring. If an employer hires someone who turns out to be dangerous, unfit or…


Added by Les Rosen on February 5, 2010 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

When “Good” is “Bad”: The Overly Zealous Employee

In the changing world of work, the virtues of yesteryear can seem quite the opposite in the contexts and complexities of the 2010 workforce environment.

Take the reasons underlying employee absenteeism. Overall, every successful organisation wants the highest possible productivity on the corporate as well as individual levels, but in order to achieve that the work ethic must be cultivated in context.

In other words, you want people to come to work instead of finding… Continue

Added by Sam Lawson on February 1, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Managing the 2-job employee

The era of the two-job employee (let us call him “Sam”) has emerged as a result of the global recession. Sam is a new breed who developed entrepreneurial survival skills to battle the recession, and learned how find and keep a second job.

You, the employer, do not need to be too alarmed if Sam takes on a second job as a baker, or a mechanic, because this would require Sam to be physically present at that location. However the situation is more complicated if Sam takes on a second job… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 24, 2010 at 3:12am — 4 Comments

Conan & NBC - The Wrong Approach to Employee Relations

This is late but these are some thoughts :)

By now everyone has heard about the rollercoaster changes to NBC’s Late night lineup and the flack they are getting. I think that companies, HR and employees can learn a little something from this situation. We all have been faced with decisions that leadership makes. There are times we agree and other times where we disagree wholeheartedly. Sometimes the disagreements are a little more hush, hush then we would like them to be. In… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 20, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The #1 Thing That Engages Employees

Can you succeed in "the great recession" without engaged employees? Maybe, but only if your competitors' employees aren't engaged either. Engaged employees' willingness to give their all is what unlocks the greatest potential for competitive advantage. It's their attitudes and actions that make the critical difference, especially to your customers. The small percentage of companies that consistently delivers an exceptional customer experience will create a wide gap with competitors-those whose… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on January 6, 2010 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

2010 Trend on Increased focus on whether credit reports and criminal records are discriminatory

2010 Trends in Screening–Trend One:

Employment Screening Resources (ESR), is releasing it “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening ” for 2010. ESR had identified new trends that are starting to make a difference, as well as old trends that have evolved as the screening industry matures and as plaintiff’s attorneys, including class action lawyers, have started to focus on background checks. These… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on January 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Job Hunting and Credit Reports

For some reason, there are individuals and groups bent on scaring job applicants about credit reports by spreading miss-information that is just plain wrong. Whether these people are just not well informed, or have their own agenda to push, the fact remains that job applicants are under enough stress without having to worry about things that are simply not true.

In previous blogs, ESR debunked two commonly held myths.… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on December 21, 2009 at 4:54am — No Comments

Employee Engagement/Motivation – Part I

In a recent issue of SIReview I read an article by Amy Bingham titled “Are your employees engaged? OR Just really good actors?”

The article hits on a specific topic of heavy interest and debate regarding employment as the rate of unemployment across the country still sits in the “double digits”.

Even in September 2009 at a state SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) conference with over 500 Iowa human resource professionals present, we were exposed to this topic… Continue

Added by Lisa K. Smith on December 15, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Question for Recruiters--should a background firm contact an applicant directly if there is information that needs to be obtained or clarified?

There is an ongoing debate in the background screening industry whether a background screening firm should ever contact an applicant directly if an a issue arises where information is needed from the applicant to conclude the background report. The question is whose professional obligation it should be to obtain or clarify additional information from an applicant, the recruiter or the background firm

This issue can come up in a number of ways.

First, if a recruiter is… Continue

Added by Les Rosen on November 30, 2009 at 1:19am — No Comments

INSIDE REFERRAL CANDIDATES – birds of a feather and all that fluff

by Nanci Lamborn at BrightMove Recruiting Software

Two of the worst interviews I can recall in my recent history were both referred from one of my most successful, highest producing employees. Both candidates were abrasive, arrogant, and unfriendly, and neither interview lasted very long. At first the disparity between the unpleasant applicants and the accomplished referring employee left me somewhat perplexed. But later as I… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on November 12, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Top 10 Free Ways to Advertise Your Job Openings

Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:

10. Blog

Writing a blog is free (we recommend using, and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.

9. Twitter

With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these… Continue

Added by Julia on October 20, 2009 at 10:27am — 10 Comments

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