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4 HR Disciplines and Competencies that help in Smooth Functioning of an Organization

The deliverables of a HR manager are quite diverse. Their roles cannot be defined and constantly evolve with the changing business and life stage of a business. Other than the primary responsibilities, a HR is also responsible in carving the shape of an organization. The following article talks about the basic responsibilities of a HR and what competencies must one possess in today’s HR job market.

What does a Human Resource Manager do? Right from recruiting to retaining the best…

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Added by Akansha Arora on July 16, 2014 at 7:20am — No Comments

Headhunting: Unethical or a necessary part of a competitive job market?

Two very interesting and relevant US court cases were settled in the past three weeks involving anti-competitive behavior, namely no-headhunting agreements between large and high profile publicly listed companies. 

In the most high profile case, four massive tech firms (Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel)…

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Added by Ross Clennett on May 13, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Long Term Strategies for Finding Temporary Talent

There are many reasons why a company would want to hire a flexible or freelance worker; a worker who comes into the office, with the right skill, when a company needs it. A worker that is willing to work on a temporary, contract, seasonal, gig, project or part time basis. Let’s face it, there are often times…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Candidate Just Very Confident or Are They Really a Charismatic Narcissist?

Having conducted over three thousand interviews, mainly with accounting staff of all levels of skill from accounts clerks to CFOs, I became very used to minimising the…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Employment Picking Up Momentum: TIME TO ENGINEER A NEW RESUME!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the unemployment rate dropped a staggering .3% to 7%. In the process 203,000 new jobs were created. This brings the total to 1,235,000 new jobs created over the last seven months!

 

Job creation was across the board in most sectors including:

  1. Transportation and warehousing creating 31,000 new jobs in…
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Added by Scott Sargis on December 7, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

How to Alienate the Best Talent

I’ve read literally hundreds of employment contracts over the years. I’ve written a fair few of them myself too.

It’s pretty common for most employers to include some kind of non-compete clause within their employment agreements in an attempt to protect their best interests.

These clauses are often…

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Added by Paul Slezak on November 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.9.13 to 11.15.13

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 threads shaping HR’s future, SEO in 2014, measuring hiring quality, helpful sourcing tools and Microsoft’s employee review system.

Now on to our favorite articles to read this week.  Here are the articles that interested us (in no particular order), enjoy!:…

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 15, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Characteristics of a Great Recruiter!: Part l

It doesn't matter if I am a hiring manager or a candidate on the market or an event attendee (career fairs, open house, speed interviewing or whatever), it is pretty apparent that most of the folks that are recruiting for companies today do not have the skills, knowledge, or experience to meet the minimum expectations of the job.

 It is quite disappointing to see the skill level and caliber of many recruiters that reside in Corporate America today. Some have been promoted into their…

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Added by Richard Peterson on November 14, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Power of Collaborative Selling

Heavy-handed techniques, complex closes and feature-benefit laden pitches have dominated sales for years. These methods are exhausting to do and even more taxing on the receiving end for buyers. It’s little wonder that virtually no one likes to be on the receiving end of a sales pitch.

I wrote Sales Yoga to help solve this problem once and for all. Sales Yoga is a “collaborative approach to meeting the shared needs of a buyer and seller.”

When done right, the…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on November 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

3 Tips for Placing Candidates in Out-of-State Positions

The role of a job recruiter can certainly be a difficult one. It takes a keen eye and a lot of know-how to find the perfect candidate for a position. Add "relocation required" to the job description, and the task gets even harder. It's difficult enough finding someone who has all of the right qualifications, let alone someone who is willing to move.





Photo Credit: Alyssa Burris



If you…

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Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Recruiters Are Too Expensive! Or Are They?



There have been two articles these past few weeks which prompted this post;  one came into our email from Imriel Morgan at Talent Puzzle, referring to the fact that 
“Recruitment agencies can actually save you money!”(yes,…

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Added by Michelle Ansell on November 5, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Tracking Metrics

Tracking Metrics

Rich Peterson knows there are loads of articles about how the metrics behind recruiting drive the hiring process.

Recruiting metrics provide us an opportunity to take a analytical approach to hiring by allowing us to quantify the hiring process. Tracking day-to-day details provide us a look at the big picture.

Almost all HR metrics record history. It has little value in the fast-changing business world where any of your numbers, positive or…

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Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

7 Recruiting Metrics You Should Really Care About

Please note: This article originally featured on the RecruitLoop Blog.

If you measured every metric that every article on the web suggested you should measure to confirm whether you are employing effectively or not, you would end…

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Added by Paul Slezak on October 9, 2013 at 9:40pm — 1 Comment

Top Tips for Recruiters Trying to Place Out-of-Town Candidates

One of the most difficult situations a recruiter can encounter is finding the perfect candidate for the perfect job - with an un-commutable distance between them.

A recent study shows that more than three-quarters of candidates have a problem with relocating - even for a great job. Moving is never easy, especially if…

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Added by Andrew LIsa on September 3, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Is AARP The Best Carrier For Plan F?

Having adequate insurance is a necessity for many baby boomers; and it seems that AARP is the best carrier for Plan F Medicaid coverage.  Anyone who has worked and paid into the system is eligible for Medicaid Plan F benefits once they reach the age of 65.  In fact, most Americans opt for AARP as their carrier for a plethora of reasons.

What is AARP?

AARP stands for…

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Added by Simon Hopes on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How Will Freelance Employment Impact the Future of Recruiting?

I just finished reading an article in Forbes online by WorkMarket co-founder Jeff Wald titled "Forget the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on July 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the New York State Legislature – Today’s Radical Accountability Zeroes

Being married to a teacher, I’m biased, typically erring to a teacher’s point of view. However, when the behavior of teachers is harmful to children, I’ll take the kids’ side every time.

That’s the case in this latest awarding of Radical Accountability Zeroes to the UFT, the New York City affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, and the New York State…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on July 3, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

Recruitment is Broken

Recruitment is Broken

Many people will know Greg Savage through his blog, The Savage Truth, or indeed his…

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Added by Shane McCusker on June 6, 2013 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire Employee Referrals

HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.

Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees

1. For…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.6.13 to 4.11.13

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 employee turnover, complexity, hiring wisdom, source of hire and introverted employees.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 12, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

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