All Blog Posts Tagged 'recruitment' (1,139)

How to Put Off Potential Employers in an Interview

Job interviews can be stressful at the best of times. That's understandable - especially if it's for a job you really want. The reality is, far too many people fail their interview before they really get started - because they don't prepare properly and they don't present the best image of themselves.

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Added by Peter Ellington on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Are You Recruiting Like Elon Musk? SpaceX CEO Reveals Hiring Secrets

Recruit Like Elon Musk

You don't found 4 companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. More specifically, you don't found 4 of the most successful, innovative, and exciting new age companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. X.com (later merged with Paypal), SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity are all the brainchildren of one Elon Musk, whose fearless trailblazing attitude towards new-age tech has made him something of a demi-god among…

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Added by Robert Stevenson on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Working in a recruitment agency: How realistic should videos be?

There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of Heaven…

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Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How fools recruit: 'I'll know them when I meet them'

No matter how far we think businesses have come with respect to recruitment and employment practices, there are always plenty of reminders that old habits die hard. 

One of these old habits is the classic client response to a recruiter who requests a job description; ‘I don't need a job description,…

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Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Storytelling in recruitment



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Storytelling for brands and for recruitment has been around for years but social media allows us to have more impact and deliver to a greater reach.

With all this noise, now more than ever recruiters need to consider…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 9, 2014 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting: Dont Judge a Book by its Cover

It’s no secret that the world of recruitment is all pretty new to me, and as it rolls up to my second month at Enigma People Solutions I have made a few observations of the industry. The one that jumps out to me is how the industry is judged. Call it naivety but I had not realised the reputation recruiters, in particular IT recruiters, had in today’s market, they seem to be painted as the villains of the recruitment world. What seems…

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Added by Enigma People Soultions on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Recruitment Track Explores Veteran Hiring, Award Winning Initiatives, the Changing Face of Social Media and Wowing Clients

DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM13) included a recruitment track with talent acquisition professionals from a variety of companies including the American Heart Association, Intel, Life Technologies and Fidelity Investments. Sessions covered a wide spectrum of topics, such as the changing face of social media, veteran hiring and improving the client experience of both hiring managers and candidates. If you weren't able to make our event, you’re in luck as we’ve…

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Added by Soapboxholland on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How To Deal with Embarrassing Interview Consequences

You may often come across situations where you cannot cope with the stress of facing an interview. In such circumstances, you are likely to make mistakes or even worse, blunders.

An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Which "Bird" Resembles Your Recruitment Efforts Most?

Do you have 5 seconds? Sure you do, or you wouldn't be reading this post right now! Click here and go vote on my new poll. Are you an Angry Bird, a Flappy Bird, or a…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 3, 2014 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

2014 is the Year of the Candidate

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.

Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work…

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Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Do You Trust Your Recruiting Analytics?

If you read one of my recent posts, “Getting Started with Recruitment Marketing”, you’ll know my thoughts on the importance of analytics in a total recruitment…

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Added by Chris Brablc on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

3 Steps to Improving Technical Recruiting in Cutting Edge Industries

At the recently concluded CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Dick Tracy’s wristwatch phones came ever closer to reality.

A plethora of companies introduced new products. Pebble Technology Corporation,…

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Added by Scott Sargis on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

How "Saving Mr Banks" Can Help Recruiting

This week I took my youngest daughter to see Disney's latest, "Saving Mr. Banks."  Truth be told, she wanted to see it far more than I did; I didn't expect to glean much from it at all.  I'm pleased to report I was wrong.  You might not think that a movie about the making of another movie, Mary Poppins,…

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Added by Crystal Miller on January 6, 2014 at 9:33am — 3 Comments

RPOld School

Recruitment Process Outsourcing. This phrase burst onto the recruiting scene in the past 10-15 years or so, but the concept of it has been around for much longer. It was consistently used in the 1970’s during Silicon Valley’s very competitive market for high tech labor – it was very hard to find…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 14, 2013 at 4:08pm — 1 Comment

Gamifying HR: 7 Lessons from Candy Crush

Do you play Candy Crush? If not, you should start playing it immediately.  Go on, download the app right now on your mobile phone or tablet. Your HR strategies will benefit from your gameplay. 

This year I’ve taken myself out of my HR/recruitment comfort zone and immersed myself in the games industry. I’ve…

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Added by Paul Jacobs on December 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Fircroft: Lighting the Way in Automotive Recruitment

If you're not already a fanatic about headlights, you will be after this bright, fun and information infographic from Fircroft Recruitment. Showing us that no matter how niche your industry is you can still make it shine!!

For more information on Fircroft visit their…

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Added by Sarah Diamond on December 11, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Tap Into Mobile Recruitment

To find the best talent, you have to be available to the best talent. These days, many of the candidates you seek are connecting to jobs via mobile platforms – and if you aren’t there, you’ll miss them!

The shift toward mobile recruitment makes sense. After all, nearly every person looking for a job has a mobile device, and more than two-thirds of them search for and apply to jobs using those devices. The job search has evolved from a stand-alone task to one of a dozen that…

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Added by Shannon Trenton on December 9, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

IT recruitment... what does the future hold??

IT recruitment is a big business and G2V are looking to find the next big recruitment star. They are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and creative individuals to train up and grow within one of their two very own recruitment companies.

To introduce the graduates to the industry and inform them of what's in store they've released a really great infographic!! To share the infographic, visit …

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Added by Sarah Diamond on December 9, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

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