I remember when I wasn’t allowed to use Wikipedia as a source for papers or research in school. Whether that was because teachers thought it wasn’t accurate or they wanted us to walk to the library to get a real book, it was extremely annoying. Well teachers, the times have changed―Wikipedia is nearly always the top source listed in Google for nearly everything, and it’s updated in a nanosecond. If Wikipedia doesn’t have an entry for a topic, I feel like it doesn’t exist.
So needless… Continue
Added by Elyse Schmidt on June 8, 2015 at 9:53am —
Admittedly, immediate supervisors and the Human Resources department
have it tough during performance appraisals. There are bound to be employees who feel embittered and discriminated at not being promoted, not being…
Added by Avika Shah on June 3, 2015 at 1:13pm —
So far in 2015, the tech topic on the tip of everybody’s tongue has been virtual reality (VR) and the potential applications it might have. As always with the release of any technology, some believe VR could be a worldwide game-changer and some think it’ll be a bit of a damp squib. We won’t know… Continue
Added by Austin Fraser Ltd on June 3, 2015 at 8:29am —
Talent acquisition strategy is changing, requiring new skills to help attract consumer-minded candidates. This change currently underway in recruiting is similar to how the marketing function has evolved over the past 10 years.
Marketing has largely turned “inbound” in the last… Continue
Added by Elyse Schmidt on May 27, 2015 at 12:30pm —
In our previous post “Are you killing the recruitment consultant?” we discussed the issues encountered by a recruitment consultants when putting candidates through online skills testing. In summary, as Examagram is a free product the normal issues based around cost were removed. The blog explains that due to the nature of the recruitment industry skills testing is not always preferential due to time constraints on turnaround… Continue
Added by Emma Osborne on May 24, 2015 at 2:56am —
Referrals are the holy grail of recruiting. If you ask 10 recruiting leaders, “What is your best source of hire?” 11 will say “employee referrals.” OK, I know the math is off there, but employee referrals are an important foundation of a successful recruiting…
Added by Chris Brablc on May 21, 2015 at 2:12pm —
Ask a recruiter where she gets the highest quality candidates, and she likely will say from employee referrals.
If employee referrals are so valuable, why aren’t they getting more focus in talent acquisition strategy?
SmashFly set out to understand the state of employee… Continue
Added by Lori Sylvia on May 14, 2015 at 8:48pm —
There is a high demand for individuals in STEM fields. Even conservative estimates assume that for decades to come there will be many more tech jobs available than there will be qualified applicants to fill them.
Many big tech companies are thinking ahead and doing anything they can to boost the number of people necessary to perform work in a technical role.… Continue
Added by Recruiter Raya on May 14, 2015 at 11:41am —
I often hear about Client Control or Controlling Candidates.
This phrase makes me think of the image here – the puppet… Continue
Added by Chantal Brockman on May 8, 2015 at 8:52pm —
Recruiting the right people for the position you are looking to fill is not an easy task. When doing it internationally, the challenge becomes even bigger, as new issues arise, some of those without a standard solution.
The international recruiting scene is not a new one, yet it is still taking its… Continue
Added by Yoel Cassuto on May 5, 2015 at 4:00am —
By Lori Sylvia, Chief Marketing Officer, SmashFly
Last week, Bersin by Deloitte released its… Continue
Added by Lori Sylvia on April 30, 2015 at 7:53pm —
If you've got a business and you need great staff to help it take off, it's a good idea to outsource your recruitment services to a professional team of experienced consultants. They can carefully select the right people for you, based on your own specifications and requirements. What's more, they can attract a wider range of people and make sure that you're only getting the best staff to help with your… Continue
Added by Tonisha Parra on April 30, 2015 at 5:30am —
If you've been a smoker for a while, you might be oblivious to the message is sends out about you. This can make a huge difference in an interview and to potential employers. We're going to look about what smoking says about you, and how it could influence potential employers as to whether they take you on or not. Continue
They might say it doesn't matter - but that isn't necessarily the case
Most interviewers and potential employers want to seem as open-minded as…
Added by Peter Ellington on April 27, 2015 at 6:00am —
Framing a great resume is a surefire way of securing your dream job. Doing so, however, requires considerable shrewdness, diligence, and preparedness on your part. Here are 10 prime recommendations for writing a masterful resume and emphatically convincing recruiters to… Continue
Added by Avika Shah on April 22, 2015 at 10:50am —
We’ve helped engineering firms who have had difficulties in their recruitment process for eight years. Whether sourcing candidates with the right experience or finding those with niche skill sets, jobs vacancies that are not filled can cause major disruptions. Over the… Continue
Added by Austin Fraser Ltd on April 17, 2015 at 3:43am —
There are five main components of a successful recruitment marketing strategy―but not all strategies are created equal. So why not listen to major organizations that are succeeding?
Check off the do’s and banish the don’ts to make your program more engaging and improve your ROI.
DO talk about the work in an impactful way. Lockheed Martin uses content to actually open up conversations with segments of their talent pools. Instead of talking about the job as a… Continue
Added by Elyse Schmidt on April 16, 2015 at 10:16am —
With mobile Internet usage exceeding PC usage Google is taking steps to improve users mobile experience online. On April 21st Google will be rolling out a major change to their search algorithm. The use of ‘Mobile-friendliness’ as a ranking signal will be increased impacting search results in all languages worldwide.
The importance of a mobile friendly website in recruitment isn’t a new topic, with more and more candidates using smart devices to find and… Continue
Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 9:30am —
Going it alone or setting up a new business with some trusted partners? One of the biggest decisions you will make early on in the recruitment start-up journey is your company's name. In this blog we share with you three free tools to help you pick the right one.
WebCHeck - http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk Continue
Once you have your shortlist of potential company names the first point of call…
Added by Mike Robinson on April 15, 2015 at 4:30am —
This post was originally posted on the SmashFly Blog.
In the next week, organizations across the world will experience one of the most impactful search updates in our lifetime (so far). But what does this… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 13, 2015 at 11:00am —
Spoiler Alert: If you aren’t current on Game of Thrones, go catch up and come back :). (How are you not up to date anyway?!)
Game of Thrones Season 5 is coming this Sunday, and at SmashFly we’ve been counting down the days. The season preview looks pretty epic, and… Continue
Added by Lori Sylvia on April 9, 2015 at 2:00pm —