Which selection tool should I use to identify the best suited candidate for my vacancy? This is not a trivial question, since you certainly want to make a good decision and know you cannot rely on your gut feeling, right? That’s why we will have a closer look at two selection tools which have proven to be very useful in everyday recruiting: online assessment center andpre-recorded video interviews. Just to remind you, in the last post, we presented two other smart selection…Continue
Added by Corinna Litera on December 18, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments
In order to meet the challenges of skills shortage, war for talent and demographic change, you need to ensure a professional personnel selection. For this purpose, however, more and more methods and tools are available. We will present you several very useful selection tools and their advantages as well as their disadvantages! In the first part of our series, we’ll be talking about “Realistic Job Previews” and the “Situational Judgment Test”.…Continue
Added by Corinna Litera on December 16, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments
Long gone are the days of scanned in sheets which are only as accurate as the person entering the information. The latest trend sweeping the industry is online exam format questions. If you have filled out any type of exam using an online connection in the last several years then chances are you have filled it in using these online exam format questions. But just what are the benefits of these? Here are a few examples to keep you engaged.
Accuracy: One thing which…Continue
Added by Tonisha Parra on November 25, 2014 at 3:40am — No Comments
The 10th annual Onrec Conference and Exhibition took place in London last month. As ever, the event featured a great line up of speakers offering their insights in to the world of online recruitment.
Having first started in 2004, speakers took the time to reflect on what has happened in the industry over the past 10 years, as well as covering the latest trends and topics within online…Continue
Added by Stephanie Mills on November 12, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments
As a recruiter, HR professional or hiring manager, you’re aware of the use of video interviewing for your hiring and recruitment needs, but you may be questioning which platform to use. Does it make a difference whether you choose video interviewing technology tailored specifically for…Continue
Children around the world grow up listening to a simple saying ‘Do what you Love’. However, following those words might make the scenario worse for education professionals. People, who have passed one year after another studying their favorite subject, and have achieved many…Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on June 11, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Following up on one of my previous blog posts, it’s pretty obvious that social media recruiting is not going to go away any time soon. But, this does not mean that the job boards aren’t vital anymore to the recruiting industry. They…Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on August 30, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Everything we do online matters. This has always been true, but it's never been as important as it is now. What makes this feel almost patently unfair is that, in spite of our actions mattering more now, we actually have less control over how we are perceived online. Thanks to social media, and a few other factors (not the least among them being Internet trolls), people can say just about anything they want about us online.
What are they saying about you today?…
As a recruiter, you have to take care of many things – vetting resumes, finding and calling candidates, shortlisting, negotiating and then ensuring that you get paid for your effort. All of these take time. So how would you increase productivity of your team without investing in expensive new tools and more recruiters?
More effective recruitment practices and better understanding of an employer’s requirement will obviously help, but our research suggest that you can easily increase…Continue
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
In one part of the world, a butterfly flaps it's wings. In another, there's a Tsunami.
That's what happened this week, and two people lost their jobs because of it.
Added by Michael Wright on March 23, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
If your name is Michael Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Lindsey Lohan or Mark Twain, you might as well skip this article. It doesn't apply to you.
It may seem rather ironic to some people that I'm talking here about online reputation.…
Added by Michael Wright on March 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Every year millions of people make resolutions that are broken in a matter of days, the most common one is to ‘Get Fit’ and this is also the one that tends to be broken first. But if yours is to get a new job, then you should defiantly stick to it. You spend most of your life in a work environment so its importance that you enjoy what you do for a job.
There could be a number of reasons for your job not being right for you:
Added by Daniel Briggs on January 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I recently “googled” my name and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realize were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on December 29, 2012 at 7:43pm — No Comments
Hey, it’s the end of the year (almost) and time to take a look at what happened in 2012. Did anything? Well, actually, yes – quite a bit. Apart from an election, a (slowly) recovering economy, and a snazzy James Bond film, it did seem like 2012 was a busy year for online recruiting. Here are my picks for the most notable:…Continue
Small businesses constantly face the challenge of employing the right people for the job; even more so a company is growing rapidly and key personnel is needed. No matter how well the business is run and managed, business owners may find it difficult to set out a roadmap for achieving their goals – especially when it comes to hiring personnel. This is where proper talent management comes in.
Talent management is the process of tracking and managing your employees. This includes…Continue
In the whirlwind of social media and googling; skype meetings and online applications, it’s easy to get lost in translation. But the fact remains, professional networking and job hunting is crossing over to the digital realm, and you are going to need to get up to speed. Here are 5 steps to catching up to the craze.
1) Get Online – The days of face-to-face meetings are coming to a close. Emails have replaced snail mail; Video interviews have replaced costly travel…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on October 5, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments