Jobs.co.za, South Africa's Job Portal - today announces the launch of their pioneering new Job Application Filter as part of their existing application filtering suite.
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
Added by Gillian Meier on February 3, 2010 at 10:16am —
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 —
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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.
Bill Boorman… Continue
Added by Katharine Robinson on January 28, 2010 at 8:00am —
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
Added by Aaron Dodd on January 28, 2010 at 4:42am —
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
Added by Laura Gargolinski on January 21, 2010 at 4:30pm —
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.
Added by Dee Allan on January 19, 2010 at 8:43pm —
Are there really new rules to the job hunt? If you answered NO then you must not be using social media. The days are gone when simply posting your resume on Monster, e-mailing former colleagues, and surfing company websites for possible openings is enough. These days, if you are truly serious about being hired, you really need to put your iPhone and computer to work. That means getting the word out on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, sending instant job-search updates via… Continue
Added by Leah Atkin on January 15, 2010 at 1:53pm —
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Happy New Year Everyone!! We enter a new decade…
2009 on the whole would probably be a year for most companies and people to forget. The implications of the credit crunch which began in 2008 were fully felt within 2009 across the world. End-Clients deferred projects which had no immediate return this resulted in… Continue
Added by Origin Forward Solutions on January 13, 2010 at 7:22pm —
There are few things more daunting than attending a job interview. That's why it's good to prepare by considering some of the questions you might be asked. Just make sure you don't end up giving any of these answers....
Interviewer: What is your greatest accomplishment?
Interviewee: Finishing Phantom Mutant Death Fighter 3 for PC - and in work time too! Have you played it?
Interviewer: Could you sell me this pen?
Interviewee (shouting): Get your pens, only… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on January 13, 2010 at 5:00am —
Happy New Year!
I am sorry that it has taken me until the 12th to write an update and as you sit with bated breath, No, its not because I have been on paternity leave!
As everyone is constantly asking; Joanne is good, a little tired and very much looking forward to having the baby. She has really enjoyed the pregnancy and I am sure will miss being pregnant, but is very excited about the arrival and finding our whether we have a son or… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on January 12, 2010 at 11:41am —
I originally wrote these observations with the intent of making some kind of HR Top Trumps game out of them. I thought it would make a nice leave-behind gift for recruiters, but as I am no illustrator I stuck to the verbal descriptions.
Let’s face it, From the person who stinks the office out with their lunch, to the colleague who hijacks the office diary to sneakily block book dates for the coming year's vacations, to the very helpful character who leaves guidance notes… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on January 10, 2010 at 10:00am —
As the recruitment market picks up in 2010 and companies start hiring again, we’re going to see recruiters getting busy. They will do exactly what they were doing prior to global financial crisis. Nothing much will change.
In parallel, we will see a tremendous amount of innovation in the social, mobile, real-time, and collaborative technology space. We will see more and more of the potential job seeker market participating in the social and mobile web. The small cluster of prominent… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on January 1, 2010 at 4:46am —
11 years of recruiting for top companies has been an interesting place to grow a a solid base of knowledge. One thing that constantly amazes me is how few are true innovators and how many share a pack mentality. When setting up your recruitment program it is imperative it be multifaceted and tailored for the needs of YOUR organization. I am going to make some suggestions but hope to draw out some best practices that are working. One thing I can say is to be organizationally aware and honest… Continue
Added by Patti Yaritz on December 28, 2009 at 5:29pm —
As 2009 gasps and wheezes its way to the finish line, all eyes and hopes are on 2010 and the fortunes the coming year may bring. Or not, as the case may be. If you listen to many commentators out there, both within the recruitment industry and outside it, you will hear much talk of recovery; lots of tweeting of potential upsides.
Me? I'm not so sure. And here's why.
For those not around during the last proper recession in the 90's you need to take a close look at what… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on December 22, 2009 at 2:34pm —
I've been meaning to put together my thoughts about writing recruitment advertisements, or job posts as many call them, for some time. After all, I have written thousands of them down the years and, as many know, I have a real bugbear about bad job ads littering the web. So here goes. My gift to you all for Christmas. Why not resolve to put it into practice in the new year?
Get your understanding of the brief right (I am assuming you take a… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on December 19, 2009 at 9:30am —
Marske Site Services
, a leading recruitment specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry
has today announced that from early January 2010 they will be utilizing the services of an innovative new recruitment website www.oilandgaspeople.com
Marske’s Recruitment Business Manager for the UK, Lee Grimes said, ‘’We are delighted to be… Continue
Added by Kevin Forbes on December 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
We're delighted to announce that Sarah Rumball has joined STAR's support team, as a Financial Controller.
The search for a Financial Controller has been a lengthily one. STAR promises to find its clients not only the best people in the industry, but the best suited to their culture, and this rigorous approach to recruitment applies to internal STARs as well. With knowledge, ingenuity, and motivation given attributes, employees must also demonstrate behaviours compatible with STAR's… Continue
Added by Carly Edwards on December 10, 2009 at 5:25am —
Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?
To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system
. Most applicant tracking systems provide:
* Interface to manage and post active job openings
* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue
Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm —