I have been a recruiter for a long time and spoken with a lot of my peers about this. In the end, I think Human Resources/Talent Acquisition has messed up the possibility of being partners to many hiring managers. We keep saying hiring managers are our primary customers. There is a difference between customers and partners.
We also all have heard the phrase, “the customer is always right.” Some of us send out hiring manager satisfaction surveys and others have them integrated into the…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on February 16, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments
At the current recruitment market, the campaign for the championship between the applicant tracking systems intensifies. Both the great asset companies…Continue
Added by Ann Hoge on February 13, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments
Your best tool as a recruiter is your ability to step into the shoes of your applicants. What’s their experience like?
The candidate experience is a great place to start making improvements to your recruitment process, which is where Deanna began. As the Human Resource Director for Care Mountain, she knew…Continue
I recently watched “Why hiring is broken” by Kate Glazebrook from TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Yet another person saying resumes are broken (which is true), but this time with research to back it up. They don’t really do a good job predicting performance and they allow biases to creep in.…
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Every now and then, we join one of our users for lunch to find out more about the way they recruit. This week, we visited CROWDYHOUSE, where Mark and Suzan hold office with their 20+ (and counting)…Continue
Added by Hagi Trinh on January 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The interview is a culmination of efforts, not the kick off. It’s a result of the hiring team’s hard work, patience and persistence. It’s a key step toward making a hire and closing that req. And, for some reason, we throw interviewers and hiring managers in with 0 training.
The fact is that interviews are two-way. You’re making…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on January 18, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments
I recently saw a great TED Talk by Adam Grant that was just posted this month via the TED Talk app on my AppleTV. Unfortunately, there isn’t a YouTube link for the TED Talk yet, but I found a link to a similar talk he gave on the same topic at ZeitgeistMinds called “Givers, Takers, and Matchers.”…
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 10, 2017 at 8:18am — No Comments
Good habits never go out of style.
In 1989, fax was the fastest way to send a message and jobs were sourced via the newspaper. Today, the range of modern devices, tools and gadgets we rely on offer digital convenience with one drawback: constant distraction. Before any of today's technical devices were…Continue
Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 5, 2017 at 9:16pm — No Comments
Per the Global Recruiting Trends 2017 by LinkedIn, in the top 3 of recruiting metrics we see “length of stay” and “hiring manager satisfaction.” Both of these point towards quality of…Continue
So I’m just about 6 months into this whole recruiting thing. Loving life so far. I’ve nailed the acronyms for the most part, now I’m trying to focus on the tools. Recruiters use a LOT of tools; Chrome extensions, plugins, apps, tickers, etc. (Anyone still have a pager?) For someone like me who likes to be organized and “simple” when it comes to “things”-there are way too many freaking tools out there.
Added by Alexis Gingerella on December 14, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments
These days, hiring managers must scour social media sites and do Google searches to find those with the right skills and backgrounds. But the best candidates are particular about who they work for. They are looking for the best overall experience. Read on to learn a few important ways to attract top…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on December 7, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments
The outlook for the 2016 bonus season on Wall Street is not looking promising. A new report by Johnson Associates, a compensation consultant firm, predicts another year of disappointing bonuses for the financial services industry. “Incentive pay” as they call it, has been declining since 2014 and will hit everyone from investment bankers to hedge funders. This year, bonuses are anticipated to drop…Continue
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Companies can utilize creative recruitment methods to fill critical business positions. Traditional recruitment methods have changed in recent years. Hiring managers use advertising, social media, and community events to find valuable employees. Discover these…Continue
Added by Anica Oaks on November 30, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I have had a lot of success “training” hiring managers into using proper processes and procedures. That is what we have to do as recruiters…we need to train hiring managers to a certain degree.
I don’t mean giving them training sessions on the illegal questions to ask during interviews. I don’t mean giving them training sessions of any kind.
I mean getting hiring managers to give timely feedback on candidates submitted for their review.
Added by Eric Putkonen on November 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Pay is an essential motivator in the contingent hiring process, but only up to a certain…Continue
Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on November 22, 2016 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Depending on the hiring manager, recruiter or human resources department - interviewers may not necessarily have as much time to interview as they wish. I've seen interviews that last from thirty minutes to a chain of interviews lasting eight hours. Regardless, interviewers need to make sure to take advantage of the time spent interviewing and more often than not, they ask questions that don't necessarily give a real understanding of the candidate.…Continue
Finding a great manufacturing employee to fill a position is becoming increasingly more challenging. Part of this has to do with the skills gap found in younger generations. This does not refer to the gap in skills regarding the actual work that your employees must…Continue
Added by Emma Sturgis on November 16, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The first thing potential job seekers see is the job title. It is the job titles that come up when searches are done on company job boards and more importantly on career sites (like Monster, Careerbuilder, etc.). So to stand out and get the best from those pools of talent, it is vitally important to have great job…Continue
Added by Eric Putkonen on November 8, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments
(Credit: HHS IDEA Lab's Summer 2015 Innovation Demo Day)
Just like there are hard and fast rules for surviving out in the wilderness, there are…Continue
Added by David Kirby on October 27, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments