All Blog Posts Tagged 'recruitment' (1,121)

Integrating the LinkedIn API with your Job Board/Recruitment database

Last week, I wrote a blog post about how LinkedIn has released a public API for developers to build 3rd party applications using the database. Today, I thought I would show you how easy it was to create a application utilising the LinkedIn API. I want you to forget that LinkedIn is a social networking site, and think about it as a massive information database. A database you can now… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 1, 2009 at 7:01am — No Comments

Holographic recruitment

I look forward to attending the holographic recruiting summit in 2012.

Check out this video:

Cisco On-Stage Holographic TelePresence Experience from Musion Systems on Vimeo.

It's like Second Life, but not. Now apply this to a recruitment context. Candidate beams in to meet with recruiter, candidate beams in to meet with hiring manager. And…

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Added by Paul Jacobs on December 1, 2009 at 4:20am — No Comments

Talent Management Merits Your Board's Full Attention

Most boards focus on annual budgets and financial outcomes, often limiting their involvement in talent management to recruiting and hiring a CEO and managing his or her performance. Successful organizations know that's not enough. Talent is typically the largest single line item in an annual financial plan and the chief factor in achieving strategic objectives. Managing your talent is another critical aspect of asset management and merits the full attention of your board.



Eight… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on November 30, 2009 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Free jobs posting in UK. Who is interested?

Are you an employer or a recruiter in UK?

Are you planning to post your next job?

Create an account at rightchoice4jobs and start posting your jobs for FREE… Continue

Added by rightchoice4jobs on November 26, 2009 at 5:44am — No Comments

The Personal Benefits of Social Media

Last week was the UK’s first recruitment unconference and it was certainly an interesting event. I was working the Social Media Track with @mattalder and @carveconsulting. Anyone who knows Matt and Paul will know how knowledgeable both are when it comes to social media; I cannot tell you how much I learned from them throughout the day!



Matt and Paul know… Continue

Added by Wendy Jacob on November 24, 2009 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Writing recruitment copy - some useful phrases, but beware their meaning! (PART 1)

Ever find yourself stuck for words when writing your job copy? Following on from a script on my comedy writing page (http://alasdairdmurraycopywriter.co.uk/comedy.aspx) here are a few more phrases to help you entice your candidates. But beware, they all come with a hidden meaning. ( Just a bit of fun really, take with a pinch of salt )



you have good team building skills – there will be lots of dragging… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 23, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

When it comes to writing recruitment copy, first impressions really do count

I may bang on about it a lot, but that's because I am on a mission - A mission to try and up the quality of content on the plethora of job boards that are out there in cyberspace. Here's why.....



Job advertising is one of the most effective sourcing mechanisms available to you and your company – not only for candidates, but for prospective clients and future employees. Advertising is often the very first time people get to find out who your company are, what you do… and how good you… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Online recruitment: Quantity at the expense of quality?

Let's face it, we've never before lived in an age where such a plethora of job opportunities are accessible to us at the mere touch of a button. But is this instantaneous solution really all it's cracked up to be? Is the constant search for new and supposedly better ways to reach the job seeker really an advance, or merely adding to the woes of the already stressed out candidate who, when faced with a huge list of all too often bland and uninspiring job posts, struggles to separate the wheat… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Is the term ‘employer brand’ a misnomer?

It’s a phrase that has been around for years, yet different people define it in different ways. Some think it’s just about a slogan or ‘tag line’, others equate successful companies like Virgin or Google with it, But what IS an employer brand? And should it be called that in the first place?



Take a can of Coke or a Mars bar, or a Ferrari if you like. Each are made to a constant formula or recipe. They never vary. They are proper brands (or in the case of the Ferrari each car is a… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 20, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

2010 Planning: Tips to get your ATS Budget Approved

Year-end is fast approaching and the door will soon close on budget approvals for your 2010 fiscal year. How do you “sell” your leadership on the value of an Applicant Tracking System? When the bottom line is the primary focus, you need to make the case for your ROI on the investment in new software. When compliance is the major issue, you should be able to make that case with ease!



ATS Return on Investment CAN be quantified,… Continue

Added by Julia on November 18, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments

Recruiters - What will become of us?

I recently read a blog which talked about how social media and networking sites were going to be the death of the recruiter. I disagree, if anything I believe the role of recruiter has become ever more important, but has also changed.



The argument in this blog was that the internet has enabled accessibility to candidates that would never have been possible before the internet revolution. Therefore by posting a few ads and doing some poking around on LinkedIn HR team can now source… Continue

Added by Rowan Watkins on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Find Diamonds and Change Lives

Max Ehman wrote in his unforgettable poem Desiderata, 'with all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.'



The diamonds in the rough do still exist in recruitment. We've just got to take the time and find them. Having said that, there are times in this game when I too, feel the need to resort to violence when things don't work out.



In the discussion I wrote about… Continue

Added by Laura Vezer on November 2, 2009 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

A Little Integrity, Please?

It seems nowadays that there's a new recruiting firm popping up just about every day. I can't tell you how many calls I get a week from firms that I have never heard of - and many times never hear of again. Although, yes, I am on the other side of the desk now, I am still a recruiter at heart. It is my bread and butter. It's what I was born to do - the thrill of the hunt and the power of the connection - at the core, I am and will always be, a recruiter.



This is why, when I speak to… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on October 29, 2009 at 12:11pm — 10 Comments

Freelancers.....another way.

At the start of the year we (that’s Character Creative) got to thinking about what we could do for freelancers and those agencies trying to find them.



More and more of our clients were asking about them and, whilst we never turned the work down, we hadn’t formalised any offer or even a general response.



Hence we struck upon the idea of a single introductory fee for freelancers, and it works something like this;



Pay us £500 for finding each freelancer and you’ll… Continue

Added by Darren Scotland on October 29, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Recruitment Wave - Looking for a Partner

We have been playing with Google Wave this week, inbetween sourcing candidates for our partners! As you know, we have been thinking about Google Wave based recruitment applications since Wave was announced. Mashable.com suugested a number of potential applications for Google Wave in their article - http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/google-wave-ideas/ and we really do agree that Google Wave… Continue

Added by Jonny Hiles on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Hub - Focus

Okay, Okay, I know that I have not posted in the last couple of weeks. In my experience, blogging is something that you need to get into the habit of doing and once you do it regularly, you will enjoy it. If you don't do it regularly, then you find it hard to start again!

I have experienced a couple of similar scenario's recently.

1) Walking

Last winter, when I started working at a regular office again, within 2 miles from home, I was… Continue

Added by Jonny Hiles on October 19, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

Are you a Gold Recruiter?

Recruiting is a highly competitive sport. All external recruiters reach for the top, hoping to become finally recognized as a Gold Recruiter.



Recruiting is probably not much of a team sport, based on my observations from a corporate HR desk. Perhaps it is a function of the general reward system, with commissions linked to placement. Perform well and you get paid well.



The competition suggests there are a lot of recruiters. Entry levels are relatively low. This is evident… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on October 16, 2009 at 4:26am — 4 Comments

Find Job-Seeking MBAs from Top Business Schools on Twitter

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are extremely valuable hiring tools with today’s growing desire for instant information and dependency on networking. Facebook and LinkedIn fulfill the networking dependency. Twitter is better for delivering instant information.



Twitter has grown over 1000% in the last year – mainly b/c of the celebrity presence. But this doesn’t mean it can’t be used as an effective… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on October 14, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

The Hidden Profit Available Inside Your Recruitment Company

I wasn't at the major Australian recruitment industry conference last month in Queensland (RCSA Conference), but from all accounts it was an excellent conference. I did follow the articles and blogs being posted from the conference and one in particular caught my eye.



It was Top consultants bill five times more: Study.



The article reported on the BSRP Asia research that concluded that the financial difference between the elite recruiter and the average was… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on October 12, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Why manage Candidate Experience?

For the good recruiters handling candidate experience is a natural talent. Some thing they do as part of the recruitment process with or without being conscious of it. A great candidate experience helps the recruiter in more than one way.



Better Screening

First of all, the candidate opens up more than he/she would usually do. So recruiter gets to know more about the candidate, his needs and aspirations, strengths & limitations, hot buttons or even red flags and this… Continue

Added by Kiran Gali on October 5, 2009 at 2:30am — 7 Comments

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