Last week I hosted the 10th Annual HR conference at the Ritz Carlton here in Grand Cayman and we invited a
number of international speakers to attend. One of whom was Ryan Kahn, host of MTV's HIRED program (@hired). Ryan spoke very well about the engagement of the Millennial's and it did strike a chord with me that we are…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 spy sourcing tips, Google’s hiring process, social recruiting, HR technology and eHarmony joining the recruiting fray.
Before we get to the articles, I have a quick reminder. The Candidate Experience Awards…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 17, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments
Both mobile and social media skills are growing in demand for HR professionals. We thought it would be interesting to compare these 2 growing talents in the human resources space, their hiring trends, and which is more in-demand in the US. In April, there were just over 119,000 jobs for HR professionals in the US. Approximately, 4,000 jobs required social media skills, representing about 3.4% of HR hiring. In comparison, just over 2,100 HR ads required mobile skills – or about 1.8% of HR…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on May 15, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
When I google “Resume Templates” hundreds of searches appear. By using one of these templates will this help or actually reduce my chances of finding a job?
When I first realised I needed…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on May 12, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Candidates often complain that they never hear back when they send their resume. I have to admit I generally reply to everyone out of respect and understanding that during these difficult times, everyone deserves to be heard (or at least their resume responded to). The reason I say generally is that I have continued to place ads where I not only ask for specific requirements, I also have been clear that people should NOT APPLY if they do not meet those requirements. Since I read…Continue
Added by Terra on May 9, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
For as long as I can remember, industry experts claimed that the healthcare industry was basically guaranteed to remain a consistent and strong job market forever. The thought was there will always be patients and patients will always need healthcare providers. Now, I see that rationale is not quite as sound as we all once believed.
The Federal Sequestration, automatic budget cuts implemented on March 1, 2013, included a…Continue
In the beginning of the year, WANTED Analytics reported that the number of job ads for HR professionals in Canada had steeply declined at the end of 2012. This could be a seasonal trend, since historical hiring shows declines in the last quarter of the year for HR jobs. Now that we are one-third of the way through 2013, we looked at more recent rends to see if…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Wasn’t it Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said something about not looking beyond your own backyard to find what you need? I believe she had a point.
Your best business ambassadors may just be your own employees. If you have built a nurturing environment and created an atmosphere that breeds loyalty, you probably have the best promoters of your company right in front of you. After all, who among us doesn’t love to brag?
I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when someone asked…Continue
Building a talent pipeline sounds like this really difficult, intense task and for that reason, many who are first in HR might think of it as an "advanced" activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. The very things that make talent pipelines successful are things that you can put in place from your very first day (and in fact, are often more effective that way!)
Added by Raj Sheth on May 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Once upon a time, a headhunter was a person who cut off and preserved someone’s head after killing them. It’s no wonder that the term headhunter, as applied to the modern day recruiter, has such a bad reputation. From the outset, the industry has been…Continue
Over the past 90 days, more than 14,000 jobs ads for human resources professionals specified that candidates would need either a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. This is an 8.5% increase in the number of jobs that specify this certification in their ads. However, this only represents about 7% of…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 mobile Career Sites, social recruiting, technology, content and changing skills.
A reminder that the…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 26, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments
Each month, the New York City metro area consistently outnumbers all other metros in hiring demand. In March, there were more than 437,000 ads available online in the greater New York area. (Los Angeles was in 2nd place with about 258,000 ads.) This ad volume represents a 1% decline in demand compared to March of 2012. Approximately 89% of available job ads during March were posted by employers, whereas staffing firms and recruiting agencies only accounted for about 11% of ads.…Continue
Added by Abby Lombardi on April 23, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
When organizations talk about implementing social media into their recruitment marketing strategies, most often times they are not really sure to start. In many cases, they begin to talk to their existing recruitment technology providers to see how to start. The thing with this is that in many cases recruitment technology does not provide any more value to the free social media tools that marketing…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 23, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments
Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only…Continue
Oh, did this did just happen to me?
Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter. The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter. I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living. However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message. It was almost robotic in its…Continue
Mobile is one of the biggest buzzwords in business today. And organizations are trying to figure out how to leverage mobile not only to improve employees ability to do work better but also to better the overall experience for customers and other stakeholders. However, when someone says you need to think about Mobile, this can mean a whole host of different things for the organization. And there are a number of different touch-points where embracing mobile can make a whole lot of sense (or…Continue
HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.
Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am — 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
Use me - please.
You've just made the big decision to engage me on a search. It's for a critical role in your organization. A highly specialized position with a lot of visibility company wide. You're going to potentially pay me a very large fee and you may have already invested in a retainer to get us started. You have a sense of urgency. So why aren't you using me to your greatest advantage to maximize the…Continue
Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on April 15, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments