I must be behind the times or just in denial.
I don't believe that so many employers are taking to the online streets of Facebook for pre-employment screening. I think they might be making it up just to look hip or as part of some kind of…
Malcolm Gladwell's book, Blink: the power of thinking without thinking, (Penguin, 2005) provided me with some fantastic insights highly relevant for recruiters, specifically when Gladwell explores the ‘less is more' syndrome.
Gladwell asserts that in certain circumstances, receiving more information about an issue can cause you to become more inaccurate or ineffective in your response to, or conclusions about, that issue with a corresponding increase in your…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on January 24, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments
(Reposted from Make HR Happen 6/15/2012)
I wrote an article last week where I mentioned that one of…Continue
Since 1981, I have worked with over 3000 hiring managers across the United States. Most of whom have never been trained how to interview. Therefore, they bring their own unique interview techniques and questions to the interview party.
This is the beginning of a series of quick stories that my candidates have experienced. The names have been changed - if there is even a name attached. Of course, the candidates bring their own special treats to the interviewing party and I…Continue
By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger
A couple of weeks ago, I got this notice in the mail that brightened my day, well week, well actually a good month. It was a jury summons! Wait what? Yes, you’ve heard me correctly…jury…Continue
Added by Karen Bucks on September 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
“So. Please tell me about a time when you…” No interview type is perfect but as a recruiter I’m a huge fan of competency-based. Done correctly they really allow the interviewer to get under the skin of what you’ve actually done / achieved in your career. If you’re lucky enough your interviewer won’t be too clued up and will ask you the old favourites such as: What would…Continue
Added by Ben on April 11, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment. The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).
A week into my social job hunt and I’m having some interesting conversations.
The online community has been awesome, giving me some great exposure and alerting me to opportunities. So far the lack of a physical CV has not hindered me, but I accept that it is early days. I won’t write too much about what is happening so far, except to say that my new style blog has attracted many views and some interest. The ‘Watch Me Being Interviewed’ page has been particularly useful for anyone…Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 18, 2011 at 6:14pm — No Comments
In a recent study that was part survey, part focus group, IBM researchers surveyed 707 HR leaders of companies of all sizes around the world; 600 of them were interviewed face-to-face. According to IBM’s senior VP for HR, J. Randall MacDonald, “HR leaders expect their businesses to remain focused on two equally important goals during the next three years — the need to drive growth yet, at the same…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on September 7, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments
This week, we call upon my friend Craig Morantz to instill his entrepreneurial knowledge upon us.
Craig’s company, Leed’s, is the second largest hard goods supplier in the $15B promotional product industry. They focus on bringing to market the innovative but useful products…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on August 10, 2010 at 7:47pm — No Comments
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Following is an article that I wrote a couple months ago, in a slightly different version, for Octane Magazine. I thought it might be worth posting to my blog, since I’ve recently been asked twice about hiring the right CFO for a small or medium-sized business.
As the owner of a…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on July 13, 2010 at 6:46pm — No Comments
If you missed the "Recruiting Isn't a Waste of Time ... You're Just Doing It Wrong" webinar on June 25, here is the Q&A. You can also view it online now by clicking here.…Continue
Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on July 6, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments
This week, we’re connecting with my friend Jeff Lem, CEO of qdata and President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Toronto (EO/YPO). Jeff is an incredible leader and
technology visionary who is not afraid of growth.
Jeff’s company, qdata Inc., has grown to 40 employees and specializes in…Continue
Added by Ben Baldwin - ClearFit on June 22, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The attraction and management of a total workforce requires a significant number of providers to bring this function to life. Some of these providers are transactional “plug and play”, but others require a bit more thoughtfulness when scoping the need, implementing and managing this solution. This article will review the different types of…Continue
When thinking about the benefits of Social Recruiting, I think one of the most compelling is the positive effect on controlling the quality of candidates that enter the talent funnel. As a development engineer, one of the fundamental lessons I learned is “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. It didn’t matter what software tools I applied to make sense of the input data, if one of my collection channels was faulty; the entire experiment would have to be scrapped. This example is not to suggest that…Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments