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Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting: just a series of conversations?

Want to get recruiters all riled up? Tell them they ARE sales people. Or, tell them they ARE NOT sales people. Then watch the PASSION ignite. 

Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?

We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

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,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

CBO: $10 Minimum Wage A Mixed Bag

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report presenting mixed reviews for President Obama’s key initiative of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On the…

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Added by Scott Sargis on March 12, 2014 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

5 Signs You're Dealing With a Recruiter That Cares

If you’re a sceptic of recruitment agencies, chances are it is due to a bad experience where you’ve been shown a complete lack of integrity and candidate care.

The recruiter probably expressed little interest about your individual requirements and deemed that your CV had enough keywords in it to send it over…

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Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Analyzing the "RecruiterSpam" Problem

Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Picture This: Top Career Motivators For the Best of Us and the Rest of Us

Who needs boring book-ish data when you can get cute, colorful, cartoon data? Behold, the rising popularity of image-infused content for the copy-averse crowd. Depicted in this infographic are results from LinkedIn’s December 2013 survey of 18,000 employed professionals in 26 countries.

Based on…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Recruiter Poll Regarding “Active” Applicant Interactions

If an interested and qualified applicant contacted you directly (or was referred to you by a mutual professional connection) for one of your open/posted requisitions would you:

A) Call him/her ASAP to discuss

B) Email him/her ASAP to schedule a phone call when…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

The 10 commandments of being a recruiter… all in one place…

So writing these types of top 10 things can be more challenging than I thought.   I will ease off doing another for a while – the little but often style takes a bit more planning than I would like.  What I do hope is that these bite size pieces have reminded you that I am here.  I have more to…

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Added by Martin Dangerfield on January 10, 2014 at 6:17am — No Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

The Mastery of Recruiting?

Last week, my wife and I watched a fine documentary on TV called…

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Added by Keith D. Halperin on January 6, 2014 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Engineering Innovation, The Real Way To Create More Jobs: Part 1 of 3

This is the first in a series of three articles I have created for you to cultivate your inventiveness. Research has shown that innovation can be nurtured with coaching. Furthermore, new innovations give rise to new companies and plenty of new jobs.

Many large companies like General Motors (GM) have had their “hands out” looking for bailouts during this and past recessions. However, research from the Small…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 14, 2013 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Exercise Our Nation’s Students Into More Engineering, Scientific and Technical Graduate Studies and Jobs

As I recently reported, the results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/, released last Tuesday, showed that U.S. teenagers lost ground in math, science and reading to the rest of the world! This included falling from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics…

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Added by Scott Sargis on December 10, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The qualities that make a perfect recruiter

I was fortunate enough to attend @BillBoorman 's #TruAustralia event in Sydney last week, and one of the tracks centered around the qualities we believe make a great recruiter.

The usual superlatives came up but a common theme was tenacity and or resilience.  In the end we agreed that these were two separate qualities; both important to the core elements we saw in other successful recruiters.  

It got me thinking, what would I request next time I order a perfect…

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Added by Sarah Calverley on December 9, 2013 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Performance Management

These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am — 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

Tips on Communication Skills

Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Or a sales executive was fired for his incapability to express in a business meeting? Or a professor was fired because he wasn’t able to deliver the exact content to his students? A student who is intelligent failed in his examination because of lack of ability to express the contents or his thoughts on the sheet of paper? By this we can…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Career at CrossRoads?

For many of us, there comes a time in our careers when it feels like a change is required.
 
But, whatever the reasons for re-evaluating, the idea of starting again and trying something new can be daunting. So, to help you choose your direction, here are out tips for managing a career crossroads.
Am I ready to make a change?
 
Switching careers can be a tough decision, especially if…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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