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New Year = New Job(s)

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 — No Comments

Irritating co-workers. The definitive list.

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 — 5 Comments

2010 and recruitment - the year of lost opportunities

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 — 1 Comment

1,2,3, Ready or not here it comes 2010

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 — 2 Comments

2009 is dead! Recruitment outlook for 2010...

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 — 8 Comments

Want to write better job posts in 2010? Here's how.

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?



Think first

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 — 4 Comments

Marske to utilize new oil and gas recruitment solution

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 — No Comments

STAR introduces its latest recruit, Financial Controller Sarah Rumball

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 — No Comments

Conquer the Post Recession Applicant Pile Up

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 — No Comments

What exactly are ‘communication skills'?

It has to be one of the most clichéd lines in job descriptions and hence, recruitment advertising - the request for ‘excellent communication skills'.



It is omnipresent in today's recruitment lexicon. Alternatively, substitute your favourite synonym such as ‘excellent', ‘good', ‘outstanding', ‘exceptional', ‘superior' or ‘high level'.



Unfortunately these phrases are of no help whatsoever to candidates, or recruiters.



Why?



To make an accurate assessment… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on December 3, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Are recruiters barking mad or just plain stupid when it comes to LinkedIn?

Barking mad

Over the last week, I have had cause to ask myself what planet many recruitment consultants are on! And I have levied this point right at a good few of them - "Are you barking mad or just plain stupid? Why are you not using a primary tool that was 'created' for YOU as a recruiter!"



Now for the uninitiated of you,…

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Added by Andy Headworth on December 2, 2009 at 5:07am — 9 Comments

Recruitment after the Social Media Apocalypse: What happens when everyone can find anyone

There is talk lately about social media revolutionizing how companies recruit, with some concluding that we’re witnessing the end of the recruiting profession as we know it.



The arguments go like this:



Social media tools (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc.) will change the way companies find prospective employees. Search will be faster and more targeted.



Companies will use these tools to build relationships with pools of highly qualified individuals (who… Continue

Added by Kristina McDougall on December 1, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

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

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