8 tools to find semantic similarity between words
The big news this week has been Google announcing their use of semantics to enhance the performance of the search engine. This will not come as a surprise to computer scientists working in the language field (IR, NLP etc…). There are also already quite a few semantic search engines around like cognition for example. I think we were waiting for Google to take this step for a while and now it has it’s really… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on April 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
A good recruitment process is very important for any company, but in more ways than you may think. The process itself speaks volumes about your company.
The important aspects to look at:
1) Which aspects of the recruiting process are important to you?
2) On a scale from 1 – 5, how important are these aspects for you?
3) How would you measure that the process is performing according to your needs, and how would you know that your expectations are not… Continue
Added by Sam on April 2, 2009 at 11:00am —
It's time to rethink how we gauge our applicant tracking and recruiting software
. In the past, companies have touted a system that can 'blast' to thousands of candidates and find a needle in the haystack. This is an old and out-dated way of 'recruiting thought'. True recruiting efficiency will come from applicant management software that promotes teamwork and collaboration between hiring managers and recruiters. Without further ado,… Continue
Added by Darwin Redshield on April 1, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Recruiting and matchmaking - not entirely the same, but not so different either.
A friend is single, yet can't manage to find a guy/girl because work/school/life is too hectic - just like the customer who has a vacancy yet can't seem to find the right candidate on their own. You get to work thinking about who you know that would be interested and has a personality that will mesh with your single pal - sounds like sourcing a qualified candidate to me. You set up some sort of meeting,… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 31, 2009 at 2:19pm —
Having spent the last nine months building our Recruiting CRM application to interface with many different systems I've been given the unique opportunity to look inside many different HR and recruiting software applications commercially available on the market. I've also had the chance to respond to many RFP's, RFI's, and product bake-offs with competitors. I'm continually blown away at how poorly designed many of these applications are from a users perspective (but not entirely surprised given… Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on March 30, 2009 at 2:48pm —
Two recent posts pointing to many recruiting and HR networks compiled by John Sumser
Added by Slouch on March 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
There is very little in the world of recruiting that is more disheartening or frustrating than having an offer declined. After all the work that was done to source the candidate, sell them to the customer, arrange interviews, and negotiate an offer, the whole deal falls through and you're back to zero. It stings, most notably in the wallet area for my compatriots on the independent/agency side. As a result, developing a method to boost offer acceptance is key for any recruiter.
Added by Gino Conti on March 26, 2009 at 9:12am —
In case you have not heard, there is a Group on Twitter
. This appears to be have been spawned by @dmanaster
of ERE fame and @scottbaxt
as far as I can determine. Another great site for this @socrecruiting. Follow these people and Sites.
This is a terrific and timely idea for the… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on March 25, 2009 at 10:08am —
My company just went through a series of layoffs, and in an unexpected turn of events I have been promoted to replace the manager of our small recruiting team. One of the remaining recruiters is really angry that I was given the promotion; she’s been with the company longer, and says she was being groomed for the job by our old boss (who was let go in the last round of layoffs). As you might imagine, between the layoffs and the politics our office is not a fun place… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on March 25, 2009 at 7:16am —
Just created a new profile on Recruiting Blogs!
Added by Craig Silverman on March 23, 2009 at 4:18pm —
Let's face it, people love to be in control. Not only that, but we like to think we have control over (or at least a handle on) things that are completely and totally unpredictable. Take, for example, the stock market. There are plenty of people who are supposed to be experts, yet it has been proven that even the experts don't get it right all of the time.
A Swedish newspaper gave $1,250 each to five stock analysts and a chimpanzee named Ola, to test who could make the most money… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 23, 2009 at 4:01pm —
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Click on this link "Facts : Recruiting Practice Successful"
About JNT Consulting… Continue
Added by Juntee Terrenal MA GMS on March 21, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Right around this time of year I always seem to have a soft spot for the slightly (or severely) disadvantaged. For some reason March Madness is something I can't pass up and I always love a good Cinderella story. Which got me to thinking - there are underdogs everywhere, not just in sports, and in times like these it must be tough to be in the shoes of the little guy.
Clearly recruiting feels the sting of a bad economy, and I'd wager to say it makes things very tough for the 'mom and… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 20, 2009 at 11:16am —
Whether you are actively looking for a job or just want to hear from recruiters from time to time, you have to get on the radar of executive search firm and staffing agency recruiters. Once you are found
and entered into the recruiter’s database, you will hear about all those unadvertised jobs everyone has been whispering about.
To understand how to be found
you have to think like a recruiter. Recruiters aren’t just looking for people that are looking for… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on March 18, 2009 at 10:30am —
For whatever reason, people don't tend to appreciate the things in life that take little or no effort. Think about the lucky kid whose parents bought him a brand new car for his 16th birthday - did he treat it with half the respect you had for the 1962 clunker you spent your life's savings on? Probably not.
Whatever it is, most people have a greater appreciation for that which takes some work to achieve, be it a possession or a new job.
When I think back to the hires I've… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 18, 2009 at 9:14am —
I lost my job six months ago. I worked for the company for seven years, and never even once thought of working somewhere else because I loved it so much there. My network is sick of hearing from me; I’ve applied to every job I can find, have interviewed dozens of times, but I’m always the runner-up. I’m beginning to think of myself as a second tier candidate, but I don’t know what I should do differently. The worst part is that I feel so ashamed for not being able to… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on March 18, 2009 at 8:06am —
I was recently laid off as a Technical Recruiter. I love the sound of working from home. 100% commission is a stretch, but something I've done in the past. With a Wife and 2 kids it's a harder sell. The company is UMSHealth.com. The support and commission structure look good if you put the work in. Any words of wisdom?
Added by Justin David on March 17, 2009 at 6:45pm —
Well, well, look who finally decided to remember how much fun it is to blog!
To say it has been one of those weeks sounds so very cliché, but quite true. To say I minded would be a lie, though. Work has been an absolute whirlwind of activity in the last few days and I'm glad to have hardly had the time to justify taking a peek at my guilty pleasure that is RBC.
Those of you who have read my previous material know I'm a big proponent of the candidate's experience, taking… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on March 17, 2009 at 3:34pm —
With more pressure to perform than ever before, recruiters are looking for the "edge" that will help them get the right candidate to their customer faster. VCG's Pointwing recruiting software with its new "Smart Match" semantic resume search beats the fanciest keyword searching hands down for speed and accuracy. So you can spend quality time building candidate and customer relationships instead of weeding through endless resumes.…
Added by Phil McCutchen on March 16, 2009 at 12:55pm —
Nine Things You Can Do To Survive a Down Market (and exit stronger, poised to succeed)
by David Jenkins, Founder, TDnJ Business Consulting, LLC
An economic slowdown is a time of increased stress on business owners of all sized businesses, most severely, however, on small staffing and recruiting business owners. Small business owners have fewer options than larger companies, as well as smaller cash reserves.
The key goals for a small staffing or… Continue
Added by Phil McCutchen on March 12, 2009 at 9:10am —