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
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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
Nowadays, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an individual that hasn’t engaged in blogging in some form. It has become a powerful medium through which anyone can express their thoughts, on nearly every interest and activity. If you’re looking to build a successful blog, then you’ll need to understand how to build traffic,…Continue
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments
In recent months the subject of video in recruitment has become quite a hot topic amongst recruiters, so what exactly is a video interview?
For the purpose of this article, we’re looking at automated or asynchronous video interviews. This is where a candidate records their answers to questions set by the recruiter, but without the recruiter or hiring manager being there live.
It may sound obvious, but a video…Continue
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 being part of the solution, hiring right, getting better thinkers, creating better recruiting content, Talent Communities and team buy-in.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 8, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments
Some things in life are so obvious, we just can’t see them. And it shocks me how few people understand what the important part of ‘social media’ or ‘social networking’ actually is.
The exciting aspect of the boom in social technologies is not the technology at all, (Sorry geeks). It’s the ‘social’ part.
And the core rules of socialising online are the same as socialising face-to-face.
Pandering flattery offline can be easily detected, and only…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on May 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Completing the final classes to earn your online degree is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking as you prepare for job interviews. You may feel unprepared, especially if you are moving into a new industry. Luckily, there are common job interview tips that apply across a variety of fields, even if you’re trying to change industries after earning a business degree online or an online criminal justice degree.
1. Dress the Part. Flip flops on the beach are…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments