Added by Jackye on May 16, 2013 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Unemployment notched down to 7.6% last month and the number of jobs added to the economy has averaged 169,000 over the past 12 months. If companies are creating jobs, is there more emphasis on managing their workforce and making sure new employees are placed where companies really need them? If companies are focusing more on WFP and WFM, should hiring demand…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on April 16, 2013 at 10:44am — No Comments
This is not just good advice, it is vital advice.
But, I don’t have time
The problem is that we don’t…Continue
As noted in previous posts, I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a job board good – or not. Below are a few questions to that effect – and yes, some employment sites have these features, but most do not. Maybe there absent features you’ve wondered about?
A few weeks back I posed the question“What is a job board?”. In the process of trying to answer that question, I mentioned LinkedIn as a prime example of something thatlooks like a job board, acts like a job board, butclaims not to be a job…Continue
You’ve developed a strategic plan for your staffing or recruiting firm and now you’re seeing significant, positive changes in your business. You’re growing and prospering. And it only makes sense that as your business grows and evolves, the technology you’ve been using is reviewed, evaluated and optimized along the way.
Planning for technology with regards to the growth of your business is now, more than ever, imperative. What works for a start-up or office of five, will not…Continue
Added by Rachel Lai on June 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I recently had the privilege of hosting #HFChat – the HireFriday Tweet-fest organized by @HRMargo and @CyndyTrivella. HireFriday is all about helping job seekers find work. Recruiters, HR professionals, and the occasional job board doctor pose and answer common questions about the job hunt. It’s a wonderful event for all involved.
My subject – surprisingly enough! – was “Making job boards work for you”. The conversation ranged from the basics (setting up job alerts, using job boards…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 5, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments
As a professional seeking new employment, you might find yourself asking, “Why should I use a recruiter for my job search when I can rely fully on internet job boards?” Although technology has certainly facilitated the hiring process, this common assumption fails to consider an abundance of additional resources that are offered only by recruiters. The following is a list of the 10 major advantages that can be gained through the use of a recruitment firm:
1. Experience the…
Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
If you hire people, at some point you will have to hire for a position about which you know absolutely nothing. Perhaps you’re hiring a chief technology officer, but your background is marketing and sales. Or you’re hiring a new accountant, and you only understand coding.
What do you do? Perhaps you turn to friends and colleagues who are more knowledgeable than you about a particular skill set. Or you figure out which certifications a ‘perfect’…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 24, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
While working a blended desk may sound easy in theory, it takes a special person to do it effectively. Not calling myself…Continue
Added by Zachary Sines on January 10, 2012 at 8:48am — No Comments
Does your company advocate innovation and creativity, but not offer a reward for great ideas? Does your policy support workforce diversity, though you have a homogenous management team? Your employees notice those dichotomies, and failing to practice what you preach can negatively impact their motivation and engagement……Continue
Added by Terry Starr on November 4, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments
Per this week’s survey results from job boards, we’ve seen some changes over the past 12 months – not the least of which is increased optimism. Perhaps part of that is based on what HR and recruiting professionals are actually doing to find candidates. This installment of the …Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 3, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments
I’ve had two experiences implementing executive recruiting systems, once at a boutique search firm and another at Lockheed Martin. In the former, we were moving from a paper-based system to a digital one. In the latter, the function was in start-up, so we had the luxury of beginning from scratch.
I learned a lot through both experiences. At the boutique firm, we…
Added by Caroline McClure on October 13, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
It was rather a fluke that I found out that private investigators make great sourcers. I had been working for a large multinational who's CEO had asked me to check on a couple of recent employees who had flown the coup to join some optical networking start-ups.
The thought was that they had taken…Continue
Recently, we have been spending a lot of time on the question “how many recruiters do we need in our corporate staffing function”? When corporate staffing budgets were decimated over the last three years, and have (very) slowly moved back up again as the economy has trickled upwards, there has been a renewed…Continue
What a topic to take up on a weekend. Certain instances in last week have prompted me to write this post. As usual, the trigger point has been conversations with some candidates. It is surprising as to how a large number of people unconsciously keep committing acts which side track their careers.
Here are some pointers which every employee should be conscious about (unless you have the self-destructive tendencies)
Tip #1 – Can’t stay at one place ?- The best…Continue
Added by Subramani B on June 4, 2011 at 3:37am — No Comments
Imagine that you’re one of the thousands of job boards that provided Indeed with job postings from its inception. Imagine that in addition to providing those jobs (which turned Indeed into the most visited job site on the web), you also spent money promoting those same jobs – thus providing Indeed with a lucrative source of income. Imagine that, in return, Indeed provided your job board with a stream of inbound referrals (both organic and…Continue
One of the first business lessons I learned many years ago was that it is often better to havemany smaller customers than fewer large ones. At the time, I was learning the ropes from a battle-hardened magazine publisher. He said (in reference to my naive comment that I would rather have Microsoft as an advertiser than a dozen smaller ones), “Where are you when your big customer decides to ‘shift focus’? Your loss will be 100% of income, rather than 15% or 20%. How long does…Continue
There is a lot of activity in the online recruiting industry now – more than I’ve seen in many years. Money is flowing in, startups are blossoming, and established players are branching out.
So why now? Part of it stems from the (slow) retreat of the recession – more people working means more interest in finding candidates. Part comes from the rise of social media and mobile, spurring innovation and new thinking about old recruiting…Continue
Good bench strength makes for good succession planning, and with baseball opening day upon us, we want you to hit it out of the park with your bench every time. Many companies over-simplify succession planning, relying on just an intuitive sense of who could move up when top leaders move on or retire. Good succession planning is a process within a system of excellent Talent Management, and when done well, it ensures long-term company growth. A solid succession planning…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on February 24, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments