Way back when I first joined LinkedIn I was considered by many of my (regular, non-HR/recruiter) contacts to be an ambassador and promoter of the site. For several (perhaps hundreds) of my connections, I was their first. Less active networkers, distant colleagues, friends, or acquaintances would often comment to me… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm —
Training and eLearning software is used at all points during an employee's experience - from initial onboarding to advanced professional development - and cuts across many industries. The … Continue
Added by Daniel Honigman on July 7, 2014 at 3:30pm —
After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.
My workout routine started out strong and I… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm —
I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.
Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.
While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm —
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.…
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 3, 2014 at 12:00am —
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,… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on March 19, 2014 at 11:20am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm —
Are you sitting comfortably? then I will begin.
Storytelling for brands and for recruitment has been around for years but social media allows us to have more impact and deliver to a greater reach.
With all this noise, now more than ever recruiters need to consider…
Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 9, 2014 at 7:35am —
Who needs boring book-ish data when you can get cute, colorful, cartoon data? Behold, the rising popularity of image-infused content for the copy-averse crowd. Depicted in this infographic are results from LinkedIn’s December 2013 survey of 18,000 employed professionals in 26 countries.
Based on… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm —
Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm —
I too have been bored! Not just here, but everywhere online. Too much noise, nonsense and dumbification. There has been a severe suckage situation for quite some time now across multiple venues. Maybe I'm a fool for saying that (more than handful of times) here, over there, or anywhere. Or, perhaps...?
As a regular contributor and commenter within the HR and recruiting blogging community, I was thrilled to be invited to join RecruitingBlogs’ 2014 Editorial Advisory Board. Yeah, I… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 31, 2014 at 1:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm —
When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm —
As a Southern California native, consuming (and/or cooking) mass quantities of Mexican cuisine is a way of life. One of the more delectable ingredients in many tasty recipes is refried beans. Ironically, the way these beans are made involves… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2013 at 12:00am —
What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm —