Technological advancements have been immensely instrumental in helping businesses and business owners enhance the productivity and performance of their business processes; however, many business owners make the mistake of believing that simply using a particular type of technology will automatically maximize their business process. The truth is that there are established practices that can be used to optimize the effectiveness of any type of technology. For recruiters who have invested in…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on February 29, 2016 at 6:04pm — No Comments
I just finished reading an excellent article titled Beyond Bias in Strategy+Business Magazine. While reading it I could not help to take into consideration the events unfolding in the global marketplace today. We condemn those in the…Continue
In last week’s blog I talked about being willing within the organization to take a chance on trying something new if it means a better organization This week’s post suggests some strategies to get to that point. So here are my suggestions to achieve that fearless…Continue
I’ve observed recently a series of hiring processes in firms from mature to entrepreneurial where each was an object lesson in how not to conduct an interview process and which profoundly affected their ability to win the best candidates.
So, based on these experiences, here are the seven…Continue
Added by Jane Paine on November 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Recruitment agency is an outside firm that finds qualified candidates for prospective employers. In exchange, they receive a service charge from the hiring company. Companies outsource the hiring process either entirely or partially to a recruitment agency. Given below are some important…Continue
Added by Ben Karter on October 23, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Thinking of using an RPO provider to augment your recruiting and hiring processes? You’re not alone. The RPO market is rapidly growing, and with today’s increasingly dynamic business environment, it’s no surprise. While outsourcing is not a new concept in the world…Continue
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Back in the early 70’s there was both a hit song titled I Can See Forever and a best selling book about GM titled On a Clear Day you can see General Motors. The point of the analogy can be rooted in Deming’s 6th point of quality. In this point he emphasized…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on August 28, 2015 at 9:51am — No Comments
As the temperature begins to warm up, flowers bloom, allergies rear their ugly head, and people arm themselves with a broom and dustpan. It can only mean one thing: spring has sprung! But spring isn't the only time to clean up and clear out dusty, old processes.…
Added by Josh Tolan on July 27, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments
In the human side of things we regularly hear about medical conditions that can result in death yet we can overlook their presence because they are asymptomatic. The condition is present but unless a series of diagnostic tests are performed the patient never knows the problem exists.
Our organizations are no different. Every corporation has hidden in its processes; there are every day non-value added activities that serve no customer demands. Which serve no benefit to the…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on April 10, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments
My old Aunt was a nun. English was her second language. Traveling through France, she quickly found out that the French felt that her French, the Canadian French, was in…Continue
I recently had the pleasure of talking to the members of the Mobile, AL chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to my presentation, during the networking opportunity I walked the room stopping at each table and asking whether they were ready to go back to work and empower change in their organization. At one of the tables I stopped at, I received the response “sure as long as I don’t have to resign.”
We can’t remove the organizational inefficiencies unless we…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 22, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments
I attended a recruitment conference / technology event in London today. I didn't stay long, just for the first hour or so. The event organisers started the day with a set of "speed pitches" from the various vendors involved in sponsoring / exhibiting at the event. As someone who is involved in both recruiting and implement inbound marketing strategies for technology companies, this would be interesting exercise.
And it certainly was for a number of reasons but perhaps not for the…Continue
Added by Julian Bradder on October 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments
There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor…Continue
Has your company seen a decrease in the number of qualified candidates recently? Having a career page and posting open positions to social media isn’t enough. Did you know that on average 46% of candidates rate their experience poor or very poor? Why…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments
The three-headed watchdog for the afterlife, Cerberus, guarded the entrance to Hades. The mythical creature ensured no one entered who wasn’t qualified to do so. He assisted the god of the underworld, not the poor souls who passed by. Just the same, recruiters serve as…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 15, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.
Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
We’re cleaning out our garages, homes and probably Dropboxes; so why not the recruiting process? Recruiters can add all the great new recruiting tech to their processes, but maintenance and upkeep are just a fact of life. Don’t let your recruiting process get cluttered with old practices, redundancies and inefficient ways of getting to your goals.
Are your canned…Continue
I've never found that to be a good "call"
I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.
In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…Continue