Blimey, recruitment can be a tough business can't it! The last year or so has been a real challenge and having seen the use of recruitment agencies decline over the last 10 years (proportionately) - despite the overall growth in the market up to 2008 - its been on our minds that their must be a better way.
Given our business model hasn't changed since I popped out of the womb 40+ years ago I'm convinced it is time for change. For sure, continuing to try and compete in our existing… Continue
After reading a few articles on the online branding , social media aspects of recruitment it seems to be candidates with either good marketing skills ( of themselves) or good software / design skills are starting to produce different types of CV's to stand out in the crowd.
For example CV Trumpet have produced CV Kit to enable a more consistent and logical format for applicants with a money back guarantee which is interesting ( see…Continue
Added by tom on March 11, 2010 at 4:54am —
Recently Lokloq Mobile Recruitment Solutions, released the Shake Your Job application in the AppStore the app is supported via the site Shake your Job.com. On shakeyourjob.com jobseekers enhance their mobile resume, what makes them able to apply for all the jobs being shown in the app, as if they react via email.
Shake your Job is a white label application, which means,… Continue
Before I got into recruitment I spent a period of time developing and implementing technology solutions for the recruitment industry. For years ‘the database’ has been a key competitive edge, the USP for many recruitment businesses, especially those that operate in a niche. They guarded it fiercely and bragged about it in equal measure.
As a fledgling blog I am delighted with the amount of interest there has been in what I have been talking about on Recruitmentdad.com. I am also really pleased to see how many people are returning to read each new posting. I trust that all
of you reading it find it both enjoyable and useful! As with any new blog the
build up of traffic can be gradual so I wanted to share with you…
The above video is supreme. It has nothing directly to do with recruitment, but it made me think hard about recruitment, especially what would happen if there was more revolutionary, transformational and original thinking within the recruitment industry. It also follows on from my…
Back in 1999, I was working on the development of a piece of software that allowed the recruiter to reach candidates that were coming together in newsgroups, on-line, to converse about their specialist subjects. It was while delving into this world of on-line groups that I had a light bulb moment - I realised that tapping into these communities, or 'special interest groups' as we referred to them back then, could be the future for creating a more robust and credible recruitment supply…
A Twestival is a charity event organised by the Twitter community.
Twestival began back in September 2008 with one event in London to raise money for a homeless charity. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a great night. It was the first time I had met anyone I followed on Twitter in real life.
I've been thinking a lot about this.What would happen if an A-list celebrity's manager was hired to run a corporate recruitment function?Take a few minutes to think about this, then keep scrolling down ...
I surmise employer branding would be high on the new manager's agenda. They would try and communicate the company's unique brand (think: Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, or George Clooney). They would want their…
In the old days your recruitment marketing should have enabled you to attract the 'right' person. The tone and style of your advertising would sell the opportunity and your organisation's culture to attract the perfect fit. As well as helping to de-select the wrong type of candidates from applying, if used correctly - it saved your time,
effort and budget by avoiding the need to sift through hundreds of
'wrong' applications. It was surely better to interview from list of…
With the unemployment rate in South Africa currently at its highest in over 25 years it is estimated that around 1,0 million Job Seekers lost their jobs in the last year as a result of the recession, and with January and February typically known as the… Continue
What will the coming year bring to employer branding and employee engagement? 2009 will probably become the year when social recruiting came to the fore – not always in reality, but definitely the possibilities. Employers, recruiters and recruitment ad agencies (are they still known as that?) all scrambled together to try out the shiny new toys in the pram – Twitter, Facebook and Linked In. There were even attempts using alternative ‘new’ targeted media such as Spotify and Xbox LIVE. The coming… Continue
Added by mark rice on February 2, 2010 at 2:59pm —
Read the websites of any ten random recruitment companies. From any country. In the ‘About Us’ or ‘Our Services’ section, you will almost certainly find glowing and poetic prose about ‘customer service’ and the ‘customer comes first’ and ‘exceptional standards of service delivery’ and many other cliche-ridden phrases. But these claims were not written without sincerity. The companies… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 2, 2010 at 3:52am —
I first wrote about The Recruiting Unconference last autumn before TruLondon's inaugural run at the Barclays Tower in Canary Warf, London. This first event was hugely fun, informative and filled with opportunities.
Today I was dismayed reading a twitter feed from a recruiter boasting that she had managed to talk her way out of meeting with a client who wanted a face-to-face with her. When I queried her she went on to boast that with technology she no longer had to even visit clients.
I have been in sales for most of my career. I first learned to sell with Pitney Bowes PLC in the UK, a truly excellent and professional sales environment that gave me a grounding and a sales ability that has… Continue
My company, JCSI Corporate Staffing, just recently released the findings of a study we conducted with recruitment professionals on the tools they plan to use in 2010 to support their company's hiring needs. The results indicate that hiring is increasing, but there is a shift in the best practices companies are using to find and attract candidates. Traditional methods of… Continue
Everyday I learn of a new recruitment agency forming, and every day I hear about how there aren’t enough jobs for recruiters to work. I read an interesting article recently written by an internal recruitment manager, frustrated at the state of the market, and the time she had spent sifting through a combination of both irrelevant, and the all too common unsolicited CV’s for a position she was trying to fill. As an ex-recruiter, I know only too well that common phrase when you finally reach the… Continue
Added by Nick Banks on January 21, 2010 at 9:38am —
The fabric of Asia differs widely between each country, due to its size, range of cultures, environments, history, and government frameworks. Below is a brief snapshot of the environments in certain countries where Employment Agencies (EA’s) have operations.
Singapore has been a strong entry point for many EA’s who operate within Asia, particularly for industries such as: Finance, Life Sciences, Medical, R&D, Gaming and Animation.