I recently joined a Global RPO solution onsite at an investment bank. Making the leap from agency, especially as an established consultant where I managed to build an innovative sourcing desk servicing an entire business; into a new position and environment was a huge risk for me.
I went with my gut and chose carefully, selecting an RPO that had a…
Added by Sarah Calverley on October 27, 2013 at 6:30am —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Mike McKerns. Continue
Mike McKerns, SPHR is the Founder and CEO of Mamu Media, LLC and the Editor-in-Chief of their branded and custom magazines. He partners with HR thought leaders to help them and Mamu Media’s clients share…
Added by Elise Jennings on August 6, 2013 at 3:00pm —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Andrew Schrage.
With the emerging influence of technology and automation in the workplace, it's still… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 15, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Think Purple Squirrels don't exist? Tell that to the couple in …
Added by Jackye on May 16, 2013 at 7:28pm —
Look inwards and you will find amazing opportunities around you. Rather looking in the external market, your first research should be on the opportunities available within the company. Finding the next big opportunity within the company might not happen over night. It is a long and structured process. You need to build a strong ground for yourself and project your work all the time. One of the key skills you need to develop is on Smart networking.
- Identify the influential…
Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm —
Software engineers are in incredibly high demand right now. Hiring these software engineers continues to be a frustration of many recruiters. How can recruiters and hiring managers maintain efficiency in time and money to find the best software engineers? Where should you look to find the best software engineers?
How do you find the best software engineers?
- Spend time networking with engineers. Engineers know other engineers. Develop… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on May 7, 2012 at 2:30pm —
Lemmings. Junior HR twerps. Gatekeepers. Obstacles. Just plain “in-the-way-of-the-real-work-the-grown-ups-are-doing”.
Now before anyone starts setting the comment section on fire, please note that I am myself a corporate recruiter. I don’t think I fall into ANY of those categories, nor do any of my excellent co-workers. In fact, I work internally for one of the very few companies I would ever consider going in house for. Many of these issues don’t apply to me, but some… Continue
Added by Amy Ala on August 30, 2011 at 8:34pm —
Over the last 18 months, we have seen 5,348 consultants leave the recruitment sector, however at the same time we have seen an increase in active recruitment agencies. There are currently 1,720 recruitment consultant jobs advertised on seek alone. A question I believe is worth asking is how will these new and existing agencies bring… Continue
Added by Jennifer Heald on October 4, 2010 at 1:30am —
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 —
I'll never forget the moment I saw 9,000 as the number of applicants to one position I was working on. I was an internal consultant to a Fortune 500 company and the shock I got from registering the number 9,000 was dumbfounding. How the heck was I supposed to feel that 9,000 people had a fair shot at the position? And how could I possibly feel confident that I had presented only the absolute best qualified candidates? I sat back and tried to breathe through this sudden crisis of the mind and… Continue
Added by Lesa Caskey on October 22, 2009 at 1:51pm —
Last time we spoke about identifying the true hiring decision maker (HDM). We will go on the assumption that has happened.
We will also assume that you have been in front of the interview panel and your keen intuition says you did well in the your interviews and made a connection with at least the vast majority of the folks you met with, including the HDM. If you feel your intuition is not working,… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 14, 2009 at 6:00am —
We have spoken about the circumstances around recruiters being less than cooperative with candidates and the many reasons. Yes, sometimes it is just perception on the candidate's part that a recruiter is not acting in good faith as I outlined in the last couple posts, but sometimes there is shared culpability.
Today let's talk about the candidate taking preventative steps to insure themselves… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.
From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am —
It brings up more questions than answers in my mind.
Depending on your company culture, HR may still be seen as the workplace equivalent of going to the principal's office. So then it's up to us as HR professionals to promote all of our strategic efforts, to get out in front of the office and be seen as a positive contributor to our organization's success. Right?!
Sure ,we do this with our HR Management and/or VP's, but do your worker bees really get it?
I'm sure the… Continue
Added by Dan Goyeneche on February 20, 2009 at 4:07pm —
So you're over Agency work.. over the sales? Over the cold calls? over the rejection? over the financial expectations? the stats? the KPI's? the managers looking over your shoulder? The feeling that no-one wants to talk to you? You've just got to get out of sales! I know the feeling. You think... I know Recruitment, I'll go into Internal Recruitment, or try to move up to HR (I hate that thought, UP to HR.... Seriously?
, but apparently it… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on February 15, 2009 at 9:25am —
Watson Wyatt, a global consulting firm focused on human capital and financial management, found more than one in five companies (23 percent) plan to make layoffs in the next 12 months, with almost two in five (39 percent) reporting that they have already done so.
“All indications are that 2009 will be a difficult year for both companies and ultimately employees,” said Laura Sejen, global director of strategic rewards consulting at Watson Wyatt. “It will be up to employers to find an… Continue
Added by Rich on December 19, 2008 at 10:36am —
If you have been reading my posts here (thanks if you have :)) then you'll probably realise that I have been thinking, studying and reviewing the role of Internal Recruitment within my organisation. It has been a really interesting, revealing and introspective journey. Especially with focus sharpening in the areas of the business which are not what some people would consider as core.
Was I over complicating things? We have our systems, our processes, our metrics. We achieve the… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 1, 2008 at 4:42pm —
It's not like I didn't want to be contributing. I'm glad you noticed though! It's good to be missed, although a little confronting, logging into my "My Page", weary from a long couple of days interstate, without the time or ability to feed my addiction of RBC, only to be taken to task for not contributing. "You have no recent activity. Why not start something?"
... sorry. OK OK OK I hear myself sounding like Joe peski (?) in Lethal Weapon
The last few days have not been… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on November 14, 2008 at 4:56am —
Everyone loves a bargain, but when hiring talented professionals it can sometimes come back to bite you as you continue to grow your staff. We recently worked with a client that has experienced just such a problem and the fix is hard to swallow. The client has (with our help) found some very talented professional as they moved from a three to a ten person team. Originally they weren’t able to offer top dollar salaries, but because of the strong growth and current technology they’re jobs were… Continue
Added by bill martineau on May 15, 2008 at 11:19am —