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Your Best Candidates May Be Trapped

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.“– Winnie the Pooh

I lost my passport a few years ago. It sucked. As I was due to fly to India for a friend’s wedding in less than two…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

OFCCP changes are going to affect government contractors and recruiting Part 1

I am now going on my 11th year of recruiting within the GOV space and within that time I have seen quite a few changes, albeit nothing like the changes that I am seeing now.  Usually I write with a little humor in my posts. but what is coming is no laughing matter and something recruiters…

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Added by Derdiver on February 26, 2014 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Recruiting to Lose

"I think you need to have a program that funnels the right people to the top." — Rick Patzke

That quote sounds like it comes from a recruiting professional, no? Well, it doesn’t. Rick Patzke is actually chief operating officer of USA Curling, but he is speaking about recruiting, in a roundabout way. And yes, this is your obligatory Winter Olympics-themed post... just in time for the closing ceremony. Phew.

USA Curling takes …

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

A Recruiter's Night Before Christmas

[Hello RBC - Long time no see]



‘Twas the night before Christmas and somewhere online

A recruiter was puzzling over which webpage to mine

With visions of revenues and managers content

This recruiter was no ordinary Clark Kent



Dark horn-rimmed glasses covered his eyes

He was better than any of the CIA’s spies

His fingers were dancing on his silent keyboard

Looking for instances of names he could hoard



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Added by Steve Levy on December 26, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

The qualities that make a perfect recruiter

I was fortunate enough to attend @BillBoorman 's #TruAustralia event in Sydney last week, and one of the tracks centered around the qualities we believe make a great recruiter.

The usual superlatives came up but a common theme was tenacity and or resilience.  In the end we agreed that these were two separate qualities; both important to the core elements we saw in other successful recruiters.  

It got me thinking, what would I request next time I order a perfect…

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Added by Sarah Calverley on December 9, 2013 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

A Cool Google Hack: How to Find Free Resumes and New Keywords

In this episode of "The Jim Stroud Show," Jim shares a cool google hack for finding new search terms. If you ever run out of keywords to use when looking for resumes online, this is a trick you will appreciate. Not only that, but you will also learn a couple of search strategies for finding free…

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Added by Jim Stroud on November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Why I'm loving my new RPO job

I recently joined a Global RPO solution onsite at an investment bank.  Making the leap from agency, especially as an established consultant where I managed to build an innovative sourcing desk servicing an entire business; into a new position and environment was a huge risk for me. 

I went with my gut and chose carefully, selecting an RPO that had a…

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Added by Sarah Calverley on October 27, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

How To Build A Successful Social Recruiting Strategy

There’s no doubt that when it comes to recruiting and 
hiring, social media long ago moved from the margins to the mainstream. The exponential increase in employer adoption has become a big business in its own right, with a rapidly growing ecosystem of new tools and emerging technologies dedicated to helping…

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Added by Matt Charney on October 24, 2013 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Sourcing Candidates with Twitter's Advanced Search

Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way  to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…

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Added by Jen Picard on October 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

SourceCon 2013 - Day 1

The only thing cooler than having a conference in your home city is to have it hosted by your employer. I was lucky enough to snag a seat to the hottest sourcing conference around and the first time ever in Seattle. My day started out like any other, except instead of heading to my office I got to join 400+ recruiters and sourcers from across the country at The Mixer. Need a haircut? New…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 3, 2013 at 9:02am — 6 Comments

HireVue Introduces Talent Interaction Platform and Partners with Sequoia in $25 Million Funding Round

New Offerings and Renowned Industry Partnerships Help Reinvent Work

SALT LAKE CITY – October 2, 2013 – Digital recruiting provider HireVue, today announced its expanded Talent Interaction Platform™. The cloud-based platform includes new offerings that help employers rapidly source top talent, evaluate candidates’ skills, and enhance the onboarding process for new employees. These capabilities augment the company’s popular screening and digital interviewing applications. The HireVue…

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Added by Noel Cocca on October 3, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.14.13 to 9.20.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about automating sourcing, employee referral programs, HR Tech, storytelling and showing value.…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Please Help... Take the SourceCon Sourcing Survey!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the 2013 Sourcing and Recruiting Industry Survey! It’s been about 18 months since our last survey was completed, it provided great insight into sourcing salaries and the state of the industry in early 2012.

For this year’s survey we’ve broadened the focus a bit. We’re opening the survey up…

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Added by Jeremy Roberts, SPHR on September 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

What are your thoughts on....candidate ownership.

Here's an area that I've always had trouble with: candidate ownership.

Scenario 1

There are "competitors" that jam resumes into the ATS just to cover ownership. They don't qualify candidates, they don't have candidate consent....they are simply blocking others from being candidate "owners".



Do you see this occurring as well?  …

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Added by Daren J. Mongello on August 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8.10.13 to 8.16.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we'll be talking about candidate experience, getting email addresses, job boards, mobile recruiting and a recruitment marketing case…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8.3.13 to 8.9.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about candidate experience, recruitment’s promotion, mystery shopping, relevance of the resume and sourcing.

I’d also like to share the articles from our blog this week that you should check out:

  • Guest…
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Added by Chris Brablc on August 9, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Wow! eGrabber has a patent on how to find emails on the internet

A VERY big shout of congratulations goes out to Chandra Bodapati (et al) for receiving a patent on "methods and systems for determining email addresses." How cool is that?! I hope, hope, hope to interview him online about this soon. (fingers crossed)

In the meantime, I can only speculate what this means to all of the other recruiting tools on the market today. Will they have to pay Chandra a…

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Added by Jim Stroud on July 24, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Is there any responsibility to educate or enlighten your hiring managers?

A friend and former colleague recently told me about a frustrating conversation with a recruiter. Come to think of it I rarely, if ever, hear from anyone telling me about a fantastic interaction with a recruiter. Why is that?

Anyway, my friend saw one of their connections “like” that recruiter’s LinkedIn status about a search they were working on. Thinking it looked appealing, my friend…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 16, 2013 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Employee Recruiting the Smart Way

Face it. Sooner or later – if your business is having success and growing – you’re going to have to hire employees so you can move on to the next level.

Here’s the problem. Every other company is competing for the brightest minds and most talented employees too. So how do you set yourself apart and get ahead of the competition? How can…

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Added by Rina Sagayamary on July 15, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

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