The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work. No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion." Jon…Continue
She’s a pretty tough business woman (I remember she was a pretty demanding candidate too!) so I felt quite chuffed when she told me that of all…Continue
Bryant & Stratton College Online will host a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled “Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online…Continue
Added by Kavitha T on August 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It’s a fact – an engaged workforce consists of more productive, happier and altogether motivated employees. Workers who are given feedback and encouragement from their managers gain a better understanding of the tasks at hand, and higher sense of purpose.
Nowadays, though, it’s not as easy to provide employees with the same kind of face-to-face engagement of the traditional workplace. The…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
We all use email, and we use it all day long. It’s both a great help and a great hinderance. Great for some tasks, massively overused for others. In many ways, it has changed the way that we work, and the speed at which we correspond.
The reality is that email is as much a part of our working lives as the…Continue
Added by james nathan on March 8, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments
With the US elections fast approaching, let’s take a look at the parallels between the campaign season and the sourcing of top talent. Both election nominees and corporate recruiters actively engage in a series of tactics to prove that theirs is the winning side, whether it be political party or company. Their strategies serve to paint a positive picture of the results they pledge to carry out, including:
1) Benefits: First things first – what do you bring to the table that…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on November 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Every recruiter everywhere is doing everything they can to drum up new clients—and keep existing ones.
Should that include making client visits? If so, how many client visits should recruiters make?
To be sure, there are many factors involved. Below are a few:
1.The industry and niche in which the recruiter works
2.The business model of the recruiting firm
Every relationship, whether it is personal or professional, is maintained by a certain set of behaviors and attitudes. Think about it. Whether you are dating, conducting an interview, or making new friends, you expect the other person to act “properly” whatever that may mean to you. If your blind date is sketchy, spends the evening ignoring you for his or her phone, or stands you up, would you really try to see this person again? Not likely. So why do you, as recruiters, pursue relationships…Continue
Employee referral programs suffer from perpetually low participation rates, an average of up to only 20%. The majority of employees are not actively involved due to unawareness or indifference. Introducing gamification into the program can change this: you’ll drive more excitement and engagement, resulting…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on August 21, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
In our previous two articles on the candidate experience (read Part 1 and…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on August 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
An oft-discussed recruiting topic is the candidate experience. Maintaining an excellent relationship throughout the recruiting process, from the candidate’s initial exposure to the company and jobs through the…Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on August 6, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments
Plato, a great philosopher, student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle called the study of numbers the highest level of knowledge. Numbers can be divided into groups, demonstrate relationships and are used in religion, superstition and mythology. Numbers have been identified as the purest form of communication that crosses the boundaries of languages, understanding and perception. Numbers are woven into every aspect of humankind and critical to life on earth. But have you ever been…Continue
Every article I seem to read at the moment extols the virtues of using social media to network, some to the extreme; I mean really does having 500+ contacts on LinkedIn really help? Does having 500+ facebook friends really get you that job of a lifetime? I would say maybe. Now I would not go as far as Thierry Breton, CEO of Atos who has banned email (http://www.forbes.com/sites/tykiisel/2011/11/30/ceo-bans-email/)…Continue
Recruiters often complain about the fickleness of clients. Clients don’t return our calls, they don’t give commitment, and they don’t follow through.
But, is it always the client’s fault? Does the relationship flounder because you don’t put in the effort you should? Indeed, do you commit the cardinal sin of slipping into ‘chronic client complacency’? Honestly, I have done it myself, and paid the price. I see it happening all around me too. Bet you see, and…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 6, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
Recruiters are a great source for finding a job that will fit your need and skill set. They help you through the interview process and try to help prepare you for your interviews. The best thing about having a recruiter help you is that they have already done most of the leg work. They know the right contacts for certain companies and have built relationships with the people that work there.
Social networking is extremely important in today’s society. It’s a good way to…Continue
Cover letters can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. A cover letter is usually sent in the body of your email with an attached resume when applying for a job. They tend to be of great importance in this stage of your job search because it highlights your qualifications, skills, and why you would be an asset for the company. Career Columnist Eve Tahmincioglu, says that…Continue
Added by Shana Borwegen on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
When I traveled this previous weekend, I found myself sitting on the plane, stumped on what to write for my next post. A sheet of paper lay bare on the drop-down tray in front of me and a fresh ballpoint pen in my hand and I started thinking, “I wonder what it would be like to work on a plane? What if I were the one giving emergency flight instructions while graciously suggesting specials on the beverage menu? How would customers treat me? What kinds of challenges would I have to deal with?”…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on November 19, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments
I know, goofy question! Having been an Executive Chef for the past 20 years and now working @ Simply Hired handling small business sales, I thought this would be a fun way to help open up some dialogue and get to know a few people.
How would you relate building business relationships to growing a vegetable garden?
On another note, anybody interesed in posting a job on Simply Hired and saving 20%, please click on the link…Continue
A recent job search success survey conducted by Notogroup was giving to 75 professionals across all job disciplines. Approximately half of those surveyed were unemployed and the remaining half had successfully landed a new job in the past 24 months. 68% of survey…Continue
Added by Roy Notowitz on July 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments