All Blog Posts Tagged 'recruiting' (985)

Recruiters Only: Read These 12 Books To GROW

“You know what your problem is? You read too many of those self improvement books.”

I didn’t feel anything that moment. I accepted her words and moved on.

I don’t process things people say in real time. Later when we were apart, I thought…

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Added by Clinton Buelter on May 9, 2017 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

Will A/B Testing Be the Next Big Thing in Recruiting?

At the end of last year, ERE published an article called “9 Talent-acquisition Trends to Watch for in 2017.”  I was excited to see one of the bullet points was as follows:

A/B testing will become a critical factor in the battle for talent. Do fewer candidates drop off during the application process if you reduce your number of screening questions? Is a candidate…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on April 25, 2017 at 4:32pm — No Comments

It’s Illegal to Inquire About a Job Applicant’s Salary History

That’s right another joins in…the New York City Council has enacted legislation (effective in 180 days) prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s “salary history.”   They are not the only ones.  There are several cities and states thinking about passing similar laws – some already have.  For example, Philadelphia passed…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on April 11, 2017 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

5 Essential Hiring Tips for IT Startups

Starting a new business is never easy, and choosing to put someone on payroll can be a huge decision. With a startup every penny, every meeting, released product, or marketing campaign is crucial, and you can’t risk hiring someone who lets you down. Fortunately, there are some tips available to ensure you find and hire the best person, every time.

1. Be Accurate and Persistent

Don’t wait until you realize you need someone to start working right now, instead keep your presence…

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Added by Gloria Kopp on April 4, 2017 at 9:58am — No Comments

Can We Please Stop Asking for Cover Letters Yet?

From what I can see, it seems most companies still ask for cover letters.  Isn’t this just one more hurdle and inconvenience to make applicants go through that really doesn’t add value?

Based on my experience, cover letters are not needed anymore.  I know I am not alone in this (from speaking with peers), but I have not read a cover letter in years.  By and large, we don’t care what is on the cover letter.  Everything we need to see should be on the resume.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 31, 2017 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Slam Dunk: How To Source Like An Athlete

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” said hockey star Wayne Gretsky.

Those words couldn't be more relevant to Jenn Hall.

Hall has been in recruiting for a decade, sourcing for The Walt Disney Company, being a technical recruiter for Google, the…

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Added by Megan Flamer on March 30, 2017 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years. Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better. Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball on.

Last week, there was an article called “…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Words Matter: Recruitment Copywriting 101

If you have not read it, I recommend reading “The Psychology of Persuasion” by Kevin Hogan. It is a book that many marketers would be familiar with and the content is backed by scientific studies.

One of the sections of the book is about the…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on February 28, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

Why Ghosting needs to GTFO of your Hiring Process

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Added by Rick Girard on February 23, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

What Civilians Say About The Military Transition Conversation - Part 1 Of 3

I FEEL SO BAD FOR THEM, THEY’VE DONE SO MUCH AND THEN IT’S SO HARD TO COME HOME AND BE NORMAL AGAIN.

WHY ARE WE EVEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION? WHY DO WE HAVE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN…

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Added by Jean South on February 22, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Often Recruiters Can Never Truly Be a Partner

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…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on February 16, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

Stop Accept The Compromises - Require From The Recruiting Platform All At Once!

At the current recruitment market, the campaign for the championship between the applicant tracking systems intensifies. Both the great asset companies…

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Added by Ann Hoge on February 13, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Why Improving Your ATS Is The Fastest Way to Win Talent [Infographic]

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…

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Added by Heather R. Huhman on February 13, 2017 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Is There a Better Way Than Reviewing Resumes?

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.…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

CROWDYHOUSE Shares Their Recruitment Process and Tips

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)…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on January 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Hiring Managers Aren't Fluent In Interviewing

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…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 18, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

Screening Out the Takers from the Candidate Pool

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.”…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on January 10, 2017 at 8:18am — No Comments

How is a 27-year-old time-management matrix relevant to today's "plugged in" workers?

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…

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Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on January 5, 2017 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Measuring Quality of Hire in Recruiting

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…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on December 21, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Hiretual > A Pretty Rad Tool

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.

There’s a saying in my family about clutter,…
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Added by Alexis Gingerella on December 14, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

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