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 —
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 —
Many businesses struggle for ways to improve their overall value, and spend a lot of time searching for new markets to expand their business into. This can be done through the implementation of new technologies to improve the efficiency of various processes, as well as hiring external consultants. While these methods of growth can be effective, hiring an executive recruitment firm will give you the best results… Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on April 28, 2014 at 9:30am —
Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…
Added by Courtney Byrd on April 21, 2014 at 4:15pm —
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.
Added by Peter Ellington on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Robert Stevenson on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am —
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,… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm —
Are you sitting comfortably? then I will begin.
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…
Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 9, 2014 at 7:35am —
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… Continue
Added by Enigma People Soultions on February 26, 2014 at 5:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Soapboxholland on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 3, 2014 at 1:13pm —
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… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am —
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… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Scott Sargis on January 17, 2014 at 8:30am —
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,… Continue
Added by Crystal Miller on January 6, 2014 at 9:33am —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 14, 2013 at 4:08pm —
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… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on December 12, 2013 at 10:30pm —