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Startups fight to Win Over HR Buyers

When we approach most Talent Acquisition and HR people that need to update or fill gaps in the company's computer science and information technology systems, they don't normally look at products and services offered by start-ups. Even after most offer trial runs and beg for beta testers to try out their shiny new software companies will reluctantly just stay with the same old traditional tools they have been using for last 15 years.

As if the software that a team just spent most of…


Added by on October 20, 2016 at 11:26pm — No Comments

4 Reasons Video Interviews are here to Stay

Whether you’ve tried them or not, I’m guessing you’re familiar with the invasion of video interviews. When they infiltrated organizations several years ago, maybe you thought they were just a phase and wouldn’t stand the test of time,…


Added by Holly Wade on October 12, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

New Product Introduction: day100


Added by Tanya Bourque on October 10, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Reviewing Careerbuilder’s Annual Surveys of Job Seekers

I was reading Careerbuilder’s report, “How to Rethink the Candidate Experience and Make Better Hires,” this week and saw some interesting things. In today’s post I will go over a few of the things……


Added by Eric Putkonen on October 6, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing Millennials

James Aiken, President of Legacy: Executive Search, shares secrets from his experience on talking with thousands of different candidates in the building materials market. The actions here have helped managers in the window/door manufacturing industry, carpet industry, lumber industry and building materials industry as a whole.

Building Materials Executive Recruiter James Aiken Shares Secrets of Retaining Top-Performing…


Added by James Aiken on September 23, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Raising the Bar the Moneyball Way

I was recently rewatching the movie “Moneyball” and this movie often makes me think and rethink about the way we recruit.

If you need a quick refresher, it comes down to the Oakland A’s had their best players hired away for more money than they could afford. So big teams with big budgets would hire the best…


Added by Eric Putkonen on September 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

What I Learned at the Military and Veteran Job Fair

Last Thursday I went to the Military and Veteran Job Fair at Target Field (downtown Minneapolis, MN). It was put together as a pre-event by the Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities. The morning started with an Employer Town Hall. Two veterans who had successfully transitioned into the corporate world spoke to us about recruiting and retaining military and veterans.

Surprisingly, their focus was initially more on retaining than recruiting. They said it is…


Added by Eric Putkonen on September 8, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What's Undermining Your Engagement of Contingent Labor?

According to the U.S. Government and Accountability Office, approximately 40% of America's workforce now qualifies as contingent workers.  This change in the way people prefer to work is evidenced by the…


Added by Catherine Hess on August 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

It’s Time to Test Your Application Process

I won’t be talking about usability, time needed to complete the application, or many other very important topics.  Today I want to focus on a specific test.  A test I think that should be done routinely and regularly.

Either a recruiter from a different area, the Recruiting Manager, or even someone in HR…


Added by Eric Putkonen on August 24, 2016 at 9:34am — No Comments

What the Modern Job Seeker Looks for in a New Company

The modern job seeker is usually someone of a younger generation, and there's plenty of information available highlighting how these new professionals approach employment and what they tend to expect from employers. Millennials are used to an internet age, a recession, and more professional adaptability. They might need or require different benefits than your older staff. You want to recruit the right workers, but how do you get them interested? With that said, here are four things modern…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 19, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Real Time Collaboration: Why Being Social At Work is Paying Off

“Live chatting” still has an aura of “playtime” associated with it, even today when so many social platforms have been introduced.  But did you know that “chatting” in the workplace has a new term and is considered great for business?

Yes, it’s now called ”real time…


Added by Reena Gupta on August 16, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Systemic Problem in Recruiting Top Performers

How many times have you heard one of the following statements from hiring managers?

  • “I want top performers.”
  • “I want to hire a star.”
  • “I am looking for an A-player.”

And then very shortly later hearing something along the lines of the following:

  • “I am…

Added by Eric Putkonen on August 12, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

LinkedIn Has Lost It's Luster

If you’re sourcing on LinkedIn alone, you’re probably starting to hit the corners of their universe. You’ve talked to all of the people who could be a fit for your job and new talent isn't so easy to find. The worst part? When you do find new folks, you’re stuck calling a catfish. You know - one of those people that will post fake photos on social media to lure you. Then when you see them in real…


Added by Katrina Kibben on August 9, 2016 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

HR Recruiting Tools: Methods different from what is available on the market

Starting we were continually asked what differentiated us from the pack. There are lots of tools on the market and most do the fundamental job of connecting recruiters with jobseekers. Some better than the others. Recruiters use tools that they can get an nice return on investment. A recruiting tool needs to drive incremental results. One way we do things differently is make the website more useful to job seekers. We offer professionals in Computer Science ways to showcase…


Added by on August 8, 2016 at 10:35pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Coderwall


Coderwall is a space for tech's most talented makers to connect, share, build, and be inspired Coderwall is not well known in the staffing community and few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 8, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Combining the tools that works to work better!!!

Combining the tools that works to work better!!!


There are a lot of tools out there that can help you source. Recruiters as a whole are good at using them individually, however they rarely look at combining these tools. Today I am going to…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 1, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

History of Staffing (1990’s recession… the cold war ends)

Compensation Data Facts - What's What in Compensation…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on August 1, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!! Day 2 “The Afternoon”

This is my account of Day 2 “The Afternoon” of Talent 42 2016.

To start off we had Justin Thenutai of Microsoft speaking on “How Microsoft Elevates Recruiting Performance with Market Intelligence”. Long story short it is on how to understand Market Trends to predict…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2016 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Employers Facing Skills Slowdown


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on July 19, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Pokemon GO, the return of in person sourcing.

So back in the dark ages of sourcing, before social media, before job boards, before wide use of the internet, one of the ways you would source would be to try to find out were the people from a company would congregate after work. You would go there and try to connect with them, figure out what they…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 18, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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