Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Some business owners and HR managers may think that getting the best employees means offering the best benefits, including 401(k) contribution plans and an easy-going working environment. However, those aren’t the only things applicants want to see. Those types of benefits make something a good job. More and more, people want to work for companies that are environmentally-conscience and contribute to product/service…Continue
Added by Erica Bell on January 29, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments
This post is a summary of GooodJob’s recent white paper, “Embrace a New Approach to Employee Referral Programs by Rewarding Efforts.”.
It’s OK to say it – your employee referral program needs help. You know that referrals are a major source of best-in-class talent, yet you are having trouble scrounging up…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
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. In this article, we’ll be talking about future of work, happy employees, talent community, making things better and disruptive HR technology.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Many small businesses have an in-house human resources manager that will handle the nuts and bolts of interviewing prospective employees, overseeing payroll, dealing directly with any employee issues and/or questions, and making sure the office keeps rolling along smoothly.
Other companies, however, either outsource such…Continue
While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.
For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in…Continue
Remember before all this online technology shenanigans when we just turned up to work - to work? Did we insist that we had access to Pac Man, Pong or Space Invaders, or any of the other trivial pursuits you care to name, during working hours? Of course not. Then, when the good old 'Messenger' came along - Yahoo, AOL etc. - and enabled us to chat with strangers at our will - did we insist that our new distraction of choice be installed on our PCs in the office? No. So why, pray tell, is there…Continue
In a day and age when the national unemployment rate still remains more than 8 percent, it is safe to say that it remains an employer’s market.
That being said, we know or should know what most employers are looking for when it comes to hiring new workers.
Among the things traditionally sought are:
• Attention to detail;
• Ability and desire to pitch in where needed.
While those may be common sense things on…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on February 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
As the job market has shown signs in recent months of improving, the chore of finding the right talent for one’s company becomes even more of a task.
Ask any recruiter or employer and they will tell you that getting the right person in from the first interview, to the background check, to the decision to hire or not can be challenging.
As we all know, having the right employee in place not…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on February 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Since we largely train recruiters and businesses how to leverage the power of social media as a sourcing tool, an employer branding tool and a business development tool, one common question we get asked all the time from nervous HR managers to company directors is advice on a social media policy that will enable…Continue
Companies work so hard at recruiting the best talent, rolling out the red carpet, increasing original offers, offering bonuses and other perks to attract the right candidates but once you’ve signed on the dotted line kiss the best behaviors goodbye. The process is similar to dating where the early stages of the chase…Continue
Dr. Seuss‘s famous quote should be every employers and recruiters mantra. And with today’s economic uncertainty and general social malaise, we all sure can use a bit of fun and a jolt of performance. So throw out the “Right People, Right Place, Right Time mantra“ that was so 90’s.
Let’s face it as children we all…Continue
Are you tired of hearing the constant whining and gyrations from so-called experts about the impending or never-ending talent wars? I am, because it’s not true, there are no talent wars just Poor employers.
These employers cannot for the life of them attract good talent because the candidates who are…Continue
Employers across the country are urged to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week from Sept. 12–18 this year. Created by the American Staffing Association, the weeklong event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation.
National Staffing Employee Week is designed to promote awareness of the staffing industry through active community involvement, focus attention on the benefits that the industry affords its employees, and…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on September 9, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments
When you are building your Talent Network it is important to understand what types of recruiting contacts should be part of your Network. Recruiting contacts can include those collected in dual purpose job ads, through sourcing campaigns, applicants that enter your ATS, social recruiting followers and most importantly your current employees. One group of recruiting contacts that is forgotten and outright dismissed by organizations is your past employees.
When employees move…Continue
Have you ever hired someone who didn’t turn out to be what you expected? Did that seemingly well-spoken, educated and experienced interviewee turn into just another “warm body” consuming valuable office air, or worse, turning off your best customers? We call it a “cultural malignancy” when a senior level hire fails to fit with their team – affecting team members’ performance or causing key team members to leave. Ouch.
Well, it turns out you’re not the only one who’s been caught in a…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments
My interview today is with Josh Sugar, whom I met through my work on the board of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). A funny “small world” story is that he also happens to play basketball with my business partner, …Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 11, 2011 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 5, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments
You use your connections, recruiting software, and interview skills to land the perfect candidate. Then, a year or two later, he or she leaves, following another great opportunity. It’s a recurring nightmare (and occasional reality) for recruiting and staffing professionals everywhere.
What can be done about it? The short answer: pay attention to all top performers. The long answer involves five ways of encouraging that helps to keep great…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on May 20, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments
Sitting on my shelf collecting dust bunnies since last fall, I finally decided to pick up and open the book Talent is Overrated by…Continue