I knew finding a job was hard work, but I had never imagined that it would be this hard. I have always believed in creating my own source of income, working for myself, and running the business how I wanted it to be ran. Sure I worked part time at a few grocery stores for extra money, but for the most part, I have always created my own source of income. Over this past year however, I decided that I would have to get a "real" job, because I no longer had enough money to continue building my… Continue
Added by Johnny Andrews on February 21, 2015 at 2:27pm —
With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening… Continue
Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am —
We’ve come across this time and again, not only that; it has got us wondering what the hype is all about and for something as futile as this? You might also be puzzled about why this particular topic is given as much importance as it has. Well this is all about the changing trends that I’ve been mentioning countless times.
Any which ways with the internet now replacing the traditional methods of recruiting, keeping in pace with these new developments is just as important. As a result… Continue
Added by Yusuf Pathan on February 19, 2015 at 4:00am —
It’s becoming ever-more critical that sourcers and recruiters know how to sell their company or client to candidates without getting stuck in a monetary loop. This means understanding all of the non-compensation extras which can help you acquire amazing talent – a vital skill when salary alone is not your strongest selling point.
Start by creating a list which documents everything that might matter to candidates, and… Continue
Added by Dana on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am —
You already know all about the intersection of recruiting and marketing. But leveraging marketing for maximum return on your recruiting results means going beyond just building an employer brand. It means making that brand – and the story behind it – compelling enough to convert passive visitors into qualified candidates.
When warm leads are coming… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 16, 2015 at 1:59pm —
Everyone is talking about big data but there aren't enough people talking about how you might actually use that data for anything useful. Slap all the numbers you want in a PowerPoint deck - if it doesn't add up to more money or making your job easier, who cares?
So while the rest of the… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm —
The Recruitment Hashtag Calendar, updated for 2015. Maximise your social media reach. Find, connect and engage more candidates.
A great way to find and connect with potential candidates is to get involved in hashtag conversations. HRS have… Continue
Added by Mike Robinson on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am —
Now your company can recruit faster and more efficiently thanks to SMS.
In the past, recruiters had to be part time headhunters, part time spies, sneaking around in pubs and water closets, hoping for just a few moments of privacy with job candidates. So… Continue
Added by Dave on February 4, 2015 at 8:30pm —
Recruiting the right talent is certainly not an exact science.
In many cases, you will hit the nail on the head, delivering the right guy or gal for the position. Other times, however, you will go back and review the process to see where things might have gone… Continue
Added by Dave on February 3, 2015 at 1:30pm —
The long-standing stereotype of the HR professional has been that he or she is more a ‘people person’ than a ‘numbers person,’ one who shies away from hard data, science and math. While this is somewhat understandable given that ‘human’ is embedded within the very job title itself, it is by long stretches an unfair…
Added by Jed Hamilton on February 3, 2015 at 12:18pm —
By now you’ve heard the news… Super Bowl 49 has come to an end. My beloved Hawks fell to the Patriots because of a… Continue
Added by Amy Ala on February 1, 2015 at 11:07pm —
Recruiting is acquiring talent for your interests. IMHO I built one of the better blogs about recruiting, the SmartRecruiters Blog. In my three and a half years running SmartRecruiters content marketing and social media, I've recruited and edited 250+ writers and our work amassed 3+ million pageviews. I'd like to share some tips on how I did it and provide you with a directory of top recruitment… Continue
Added by David Smooke on January 30, 2015 at 1:41pm —
As a recruiter, what do you look for in each and every individual that you try and recruit?
For some recruiters, the goal is to get the best educated/most experienced individuals. Others, meantime, look for the ones who not only offer experience and know-how, but… Continue
Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 3:10pm —
1) If your boss doesn’t know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses annot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor;The bosses attention is focused on their team, politics, performance, paperwork, compliance, strategy, competition, profile building, hiring and firing, and many other items. If you don’t get feedback… Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on January 29, 2015 at 1:35pm —
Big data, which is commonly measured in terms of volume, velocity and variety, is enticing to many but useful to smaller numbers.
The reason is that the sheer volume of data needs to be tamed and organized in order to deliver tangible and usable information. I
Is your organization… Continue
Added by Dave on January 29, 2015 at 12:30am —
You’d think that with all the talk about tools and technology out there, it takes the right system or software to compete for talent as a recruiter today. But let’s be real – at the end of the day, recruiters are in the business of building relationships. And when it comes to the human part of… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm —
2014 was a big year for contract staffing. The “temporary help services sector” added jobs and broke records nearly every month. This growth continues even now that direct hiring has finally bounced back from the recession.…
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 21, 2015 at 4:42pm —
Asking the right questions in a job interview is not easy. Sure there are numerous lists with interview questions, but how can you be sure they fit the job requirements? You can’t. A wonderful counter example would be the question we all know: "… Continue
Added by Corinna Litera on January 21, 2015 at 11:30am —
Sometimes the position isn't the only thing that attracts the brightest and most talented recruits.
That's right, your business's benefits package might just be the difference between filling a job opening fast or trudging through the hiring process.
When it comes to new hires, here… Continue
Added by Dave on January 16, 2015 at 12:28am —
All industries that can be a constant struggle for recruiters to find great candidates.
So what’s the best way to reach job hunters in these and other industries traditionally underserved by LinkedIn’s business… Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on January 8, 2015 at 1:39pm —