I find the buzz surrounding "social recruiting" kind of amusing.
I began my recruiting career in 1994. At that time, the only "job board" was Dice.com and even it was a dial-up BB. Online recruiting wasn't even a common concept yet. From 1995 to Y2K the online recruiting space exploded. Nearly every corporate environment became familiar with online recruiting through the use of job boards, primarily. Those were pretty great for a while, because they were extra hands helping to source… Continue
Added by Robin Eads on March 26, 2010 at 6:30pm —
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 —
REVAMP MY RESUME!…
Added by Emily on March 23, 2010 at 12:04am —
How can you stop sourcing in the HR world? Or researching? Or name generating? Or pipeline building? How can you say you never need to look for people or that you have enough? OK, I’m done let’s close shop? Not happening in my world!
I love the JIT Sourcing concept from Glen Cathey (you’re my latest hot thing BTW Glen <smiles> ) and am all over the lean concepts which help you maintain that fine balance between efficiency and… Continue
Added by Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari on March 17, 2010 at 12:10pm —
Originally posted at my blog here.
Earlier this morning, I stumbled upon an extremely interesting overview of a "Mathematics Event" presentation offered at the 2010 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm —
John Sumser is writing a thought-provoking series as a lead-up to his presentation at ERE Expo. The series is titled The Five Scenarios for the Future of Recruiting. He's structured the articles on a technique developed by Shell in the 1980s called Scenario Planning. I had an opportunity to record a 26 minute podcast with John for TotalPicture Radio
Added by Peter Clayton on February 25, 2010 at 10:57pm —
If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!
I talked about the importance of doing your homework before beginning your search in my blog posting… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 24, 2010 at 10:30am —
How to write a great job description
It’s All In The Name – Your first challenge is to get a top candidate to click on your job posting from a large,… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 17, 2010 at 3:38pm —
February 11 Update: The latest version of the bipartisan Senate Jobs bill includes a three month unemployment extension. The legislation, if passed, would extend the federal Extended Benefits Program, the Federal Additional Compensation (extra $25 per week) benefits, and the 65% Cobra health insurance subsidy through May 31. However, a vote on the legislation is not expected until the week of February 22 at the earliest and the current extension expires on February 28.
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:48pm —
So by the people who brought you Twitter, we get JobDeck. A portal that brings all the jobs that are twittered about to one place. But how good is this product really? Well I used it several times to do searches and get an idea how to use it and how well it works. I found it did a decent job of sorting out all the tweets and only bringing the ones that appeared to be jobs matching my criteria to me. But to me it is like any SEO. The biggest… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:46pm —
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:41pm —
As a rule most hiring managers do not understand recruiting. They think all we do is look at Monster or Hotjobs (which was just bought by monster) or the other databases and find people with no problems. They do not understand the amount of work that goes into the sourcing part of recruiting. One way I have found that has helped me educate the hiring manager, is to arrange sourcing sessions with them. Make an appointment to meet with them and talk about the opening and source. You will be… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:37pm —
The Apple AppStore has over 100,000 iPhone applications. Verizon's Droid is a a few months old and Google just launched the Nexus One. Microsoft has Windows Mobile and the Palm has the hot new Palm Pre. The current king of Mobile Business is the Blackberry (RIM), but it is losing ground fast. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Palm, Verizon & RIM all going after the same market and that makes for great headlines.The… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on February 5, 2010 at 11:30pm —
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 —
What are you doing to measure your social recruiting efforts? Because if you aren't doing anything to measure them and you're telling the world that social recruiting works then you're just winging it. Or if you aren't putting any effort in place to try and account for your efforts while squaking to your peers and colleagues that it doesn't work - well, you're equally as… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on January 20, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Well guys (gals too) – how does that sound? Weird? Unreasonable, so on…. Search Engines like Google and Yahoo has just figured out that it is possible too. And why not? It is web 2.0 and everything is so easy.
I recently put my name on google.com “sarang brahme” and was surprised to see my name in their sponsored listing section. For people who do not know what is sponsored listing in Google (popularly called ADWORDS in SEO language) – these are the paid listings which have been… Continue
Added by Sarang Brahme on December 30, 2009 at 1:38am —
LeadResearcher is an Internet research tool that allows Recruiters to instantly find the missing E-mail Ids for Candidate Profiles from Social Networking Sites. Enter the candidate & company name and LeadResearcher will find the working E-mail Id from the Internet.
LeadResearcher enables Recruiting professionals to quickly piece together missing information for their leads. For example, With Just name & Company, LeadResearcher searches the Internet, blogs, social networking… Continue
Added by Joel John Fernandes on November 23, 2009 at 3:01pm —
Join me on FordyceTV today: http://www.fordyceletter.com/
2pm we'll be discussing how to build and manage a sourcing team
Added by Shally Steckerl on November 17, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I recently read a blog which talked about how social media and networking sites were going to be the death of the recruiter. I disagree, if anything I believe the role of recruiter has become ever more important, but has also changed.
The argument in this blog was that the internet has enabled accessibility to candidates that would never have been possible before the internet revolution. Therefore by posting a few ads and doing some poking around on LinkedIn HR team can now source… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
As many of you know, I have a weekly live webshow on MomTV Sundays at 9:00 PM EST where we talk about the unwritten rules of the job search. This week’s show was amazing and featured Geoff Webb, the Radical Recruiter. Geoff provided viewers some great information on how to reach hiring managers and recruiters using sourcing methods and other traditional methods.
Just to give you an insight into Geoff (@radicalrecruit), he has over 20 years of experience in recruiting and has been… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on October 5, 2009 at 8:21am —