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4 Key Strategies for Improving College Recruiting

As they look for creative ways to improve their approach to , many HR offices opt to focus their efforts on the college ranks. Today, colleges and universities represent a ripe area to pluck talent cheaply and efficiently, and countless businesses are taking advantage.

It’s an ideal situation for them. When…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 12 Comments

Recruiting: just a series of conversations?

Want to get recruiters all riled up? Tell them they ARE sales people. Or, tell them they ARE NOT sales people. Then watch the PASSION ignite. 

Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?

We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Who should we blame for poverty, debt, obesity & ROBOTS?

Poverty, debt and obesity are complex and serious societal issues with multiple potential causes and no simple solutions. That’s why society looks for easy targets to blame.

Robots are also complex and serious, yet in a dramatically different way. Depending on the perspective, robots are either credited…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 3, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

Top 10 Recruiting Tips; 2014

Recruiters have lot to figure out before calling a candidate for the interview. What adds to this is relevancy of candidate profile with job advertised. So we have tried to assimilate the best practices across globe to choose the best person for job.…

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Added by Rchilli Parser on March 21, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Easy and Quick $3 Million Fix

money down drain

Did you know that there is a glaring hole within many companies that contributes to their overall turnover? This hole can cost your company big bucks too, but people seem content to just let it occur. Did you know that it can also be fixed pretty quickly, easily, and cost effectively?

Walk down this journey with me - and I promise - I'll make it quick. Employee Bill works for your…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on March 19, 2014 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

What does it mean to be employable?

A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.

If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Agency Recruiters "Censored!" LinkedIn Awash in "Tombstone Epitaphs!"

Recent changes to LinkedIn's feature-set whereby "Company Pages" are afforded In-Profile  Activity Feed's (like Facebook's "Update Status"), but "Member Profile Pages" no longer enjoy the feature, "Censor" Agency Recruiters for 2 key reasons.…

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Added by Nick Lagos on February 12, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Social Media in hiring - You can run but you can't hide

Are last Fridays party and the not-so-great decisions that came along with it going to influence if you get your dream job or not? Well the truth is it could. The use of social media in hiring is something we all need to think about. It has made our lives increasingly public and Human Resources personnel…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 10, 2014 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Test Most Executives Fail

Albert Johnson comes home from work exhausted. He hugs his wife and kids, and then he falls into his easy chair. Today was just another grinding day for him as the vice president of sales for The Magic Mirror Company. The tremendous pressure to achieve the corporate revenue budget number sits on his narrow shoulders. Things are tough right now and he is being squeezed by the CEO as well as his executive peers to drive sales.

As he leans back in his chair, Albert scratches his head in…

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Added by Lee Salz on February 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

First Impressions: 5 Signs A Sales Candidate Won’t Work Out

As average turnover rates continue to rise, it's increasingly important to hire the type of employee that will stay with you for the long run. Even if a candidate seems like a great fit in the interview, it can still be hard to tell if he will really work out until he starts the job. Particularly in sales, the turnover rate is even…

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Added by Robyn Melhuish on January 6, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

'TIS THE SEASON FOR SEASONAL HIRING

Things can get pretty busy at the office before and after the Christmas holidays.There are many…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on December 18, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments

How The Hiring Manager/ Recruiter Relationship Impacts The Recruitment Process

In a previous article, I wrote how it doesn’t take much to call yourself an agency recruiter. Ask anyone within industry experience and they will tell you the same thing: a phone and access to a resume database and you can start selling yourself as an agency recruiter. Unfortunately it takes a lot more than…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on December 4, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Best Person For The Job

In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.

Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

Interviews don’t work. But don’t worry, I have the answer.

The Washington Post recently published a blog that suggests there is no evidence that interviewing job applicants prompts better hiring decisions.

My own 143 years of experience in the recruitment industry (that's dog years by the way) has brought me to a place where I find myself agreeing…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on November 9, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Rules for Writing an Eye-Catching Job Description

Your staff is the cornerstone of your business; without them, you wouldn't be able to achieve your goals and success. When you're looking to hire, you want to attract the most dynamic, qualified candidates in order to ensure your business stays on top. But how do you go about attracting the best candidates for the job? By writing an eye-catching job description.



Think about it: When people are looking for a job, they are more apt to submit their resume to a position that sounds…

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Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

If Facebook Can Predict Breakups, Why Not Your Next Referral Hire?

The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work.  No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion."  Jon…

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Added by Crystal Miller on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

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