The following is the transcript from a webcast I led on 8/26/14 for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management). This should not be copied, distributed, or used without my permission. Thank you.
Hello everyone. My name is Doug Douglas. I’m speaking with you from Austin, Texas today where I live…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 28, 2014 at 10:44am — No Comments
I've been out of the industry for the past five years and I'm ready to get back into action. Any and all tips for finding candidates using the free techniques would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love to hear from you good people about the best marketing strategies for garnering new business. I had a recruitment consultant firm that made most of our revenue via billable hours. I'm looking to ramp-up using a host of different options from billable hours to…Continue
Added by Lionell Artemus on August 25, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments
Tuesday - August 26, 2014
1:00 CST / 2:00 EST
I'm excited about a webcast that I will be leading tomorrow for SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) called "FROZEN Out of Talent? Let It Go!" In this session, we will be focused on Recruitment Optimization. Much like SEO (Search…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 25, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
If you really want to give your business the best chance for success, then you need to hire the most talented, creative candidates available. Creative employees breathe new life into tired ideas and inspire other employees to push the envelope as well.
When it comes to the recruiting process, here are just a…Continue
Added by Dave on August 22, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments
Whether it's the location of your office building or the working environment itself, it's possible that your office is turning away potential candidates.
Added by Dave on August 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition.
If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve above.
So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the…Continue
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Added by Tracey Friend on August 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
Since the inception of social media, this online resource has proved to be invaluable in more ways than one – from initially establishing itself as a means of advanced digital communication to a form of promotion that can elevate the reputation of a brand to celebrity-like status overnight.
So it’s no…Continue
Added by Jade Hadden on July 31, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
There is a general consensus amongst search firms (and even some internal recruitment teams) that a face to face interview removes the need for a formal English testing assessment. Recently, we challenged a senior director from a large recruitment business to challenge their views on whether a face to face interview will always be better than an English test at testing the English competence of a candidate. Having originally dismissed the need for an English testing service on the basis…Continue
Added by Emma Osborne on July 10, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments
We’ve spoken previously about how Examagram is an excellent value add for any internal or external recruitment team, even those who interview all candidates face to face. When we approach most recruitment agencies, the response is almost exclusively very good. It doesn’t take a genius to see the commercial benefits of a free recruitment tool…Continue
Added by Emma Osborne on July 10, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments
To back up all the stats about how well the economy is doing, the great news is that recruitment companies are hiring again. Given how marginal (in terms of profitability) many recruitment companies have been in the last few years, they must be confident that there is a volume of business to be won.
Added by Alex Moyle on July 10, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
Job boards to me are the ideal and only place I would look for jobs. Why? Because it is so bloody simple. I register and set up some search terms so that…Continue
April 2013 saw the greatest shake up of the NHS since its formation in 1948. Under the Conservative Government all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) were abolished and replaced with two new types of organisations: Commissioning Support Units (CSUs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The outgoing PCTs had been in operation for just over 10 years and were responsible for all the funding and commissioning of services throughout the NHS in England. The new CCGs…
Added by Sarah Diamond on June 6, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
After spending 8 years in corporate finance at Intel, Army Reserve Officer Rob Polston was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return to the company, he eagerly jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the veterans recruiting and staffing program that Intel was developing. Since then, Rob has continued to set new…Continue
While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:
"We will write your advert ensuring it is…Continue
The latest Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions from the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) shows 61 per cent of responding RCSA members predict an increase in the demand for permanent recruitment services over the next three months. In addition, 50 per cent expect an increase for on-hire workers over the time period.
“The Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions and the Department of Employments’ Internet Vacancy Index, both…
Added by Elaine McKelvey on June 2, 2014 at 8:24pm — No Comments
With the global war for talent showing no sign of slowing down, the issue of how employers and recruiters can attract the best candidates remains a contentious issue within the industry.
Finding new, talented people is critical to the growth and success of all companies. Across a wide range of industries, companies are finding that demand for skills is far outweighing supply, and as this skills gap continues to widen, are having to think more creatively as to how to beat the…Continue
Added by Stephanie Mills on June 2, 2014 at 5:13am — No Comments
If you're in search of a new employee for your business, then there must be a certain level of trust in order to create a worry-free work environment.
When have you been most confident at work, in any job?
I strongly suspect it was when you had a high level of competence in that job.
I recently had reason to recall the start of my recruitment agency career, in London twenty five years ago. I was twenty two years old. I was working in an office for the first time. I was living out of home for the first time. I was resident in a country that was not my own. I was in a job that I had zero previous experience in…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on May 27, 2014 at 7:08am — No Comments
Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their parents. This goes on and on…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 22, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments