A business, like any other complex system, runs only as well as its individual parts allow it to operate. That is why the hiring and recruiting aspect of ecommerce is one of the most important tasks a business owner or entrepreneur must learn to navigate and streamline. It’s well known that low-performing employees can drag down a business, but there are several strategies that can help mitigate the risk of hiring candidates not suited…Continue
Added by Owen Andrew on December 2, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.
Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Recruiting new staff is challenging and stressful…To avoid making hiring mistakes, it’s best to plan ahead. So apart from advertising the vacancies, looking at the time it takes to hire, getting the right number and quality of applicants and dealing with the admin burden, what else do employers need to look at? If handled properly, the hiring process can deliver a constant…Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 28, 2013 at 9:17am — No Comments
If you’ve been to a HR conference the past few months, you more than likely have heard analytics and big data mentioned at least once or twice (and probably more than that.) And for good reason. Analytics represent a way for organizations to perform better on what they do every day. Providing the insights and knowledge that they don’t have today to improve tomorrow.
Makes sense right? The major problem for organizations is not determining that they need analytics but moreso how to…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 23, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments
For a few years now, I have tried to spread the word that recruitment strategies and processes would be undergoing a radical transformation away from what recruiters have been doing for the past 10-15 years. The shift in technology advances and possibilities, along with a new generational workforce would demand it.…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
I live, eat, and breathe recruiting. I came into the industry in an entry level role and tried to learn as much as possible through asking endless amounts of questions and watching/listening to recruiters around me. I have done pretty well and have been fortunate to be successful in this world of mine. I am now a…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Gina Baxter.
Does your company have a compelling value proposition for passive candidates? If so, maybe it's time to reevaluate it. If not, maybe it's time you create it! In 2005, W. Chan Kim and…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
In this quick presentation, Jim Stroud shares a strategy for how to use big data to target colleges to recruit from. If you do a lot of college recruiting, review this presentation and position yourself for longterm success.…
A recovery from the deep U.S. economic recession has reopened the wound of the talent shortage. Companies are seeing the repercussions of having not managed talent and rewards effectively in the downturn and now their high performers are looking for better opportunities at companies that not only have a successful brand and business model, but also have a modern talent strategy that supports them as a professional and across teams and the broader enterprise.
In this increasingly competitive candidate market, employers must now focus as much time on employer branding as would as they do on branding their products and services. Why? Well, if you want to create and deliver the best products and services you must promote your business to candidates in order for you to hire a high quality team of implementers.
As you may be aware, the best candidates will be choosing from several options and will select the employer that best meets their needs…Continue
Added by Sean McPheat on April 3, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
I recently attended the #TonyRobbins Business Mastery course at the Excel in London. It consisted of 4 days packed with information, tools and techniques on building and growing a business that is continually innovating and performing at its peak, and the best ways to create an exit plan for yourself; be this through creating a leadership team that will enable you to step away from the day to day running of the business, or the…Continue
Added by Michael Bowden on January 11, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
This is the second post in a series on Talent Networks. You can view the first post here, “What is a Talent Network?“.
In our last post, we set the stage for what a Talent Network is and the value it can provide to employers and candidates. In today’s…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 18, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
Yesterday, SmashFly CEO Mike Hennessy and VP of Sales & Customer Success Mary Grace Hennessy were featured guests on the DriveThruHR Internet Radio Show hosted by William Tincup and Bryan Wempen (you can listen to the recording here.) On the show, they spoke about current trends in recruitment marketing and sourcing and William…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 11, 2012 at 2:29pm — No Comments
With only a few seconds before her presentation, Sarah White was gracious enough to grant me an interview at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference about what she learned and what she shared with others. One key takeaway, "Its not all about social." Lesson learned: Don't be so caught up in social that you neglect other steps in the recruiting process.…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on June 18, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
You've done everything you need to build your social recruitment strategy, including creating social media accounts to share all career related news about your company. You've even found the time in your schedule to post regularly. But here's the problem: you can't think of anything to post on your company's career related pages. This happens to the best of…Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Lately I’ve been watching a number of presentations by recruiting and sourcing professionals on their recruitment marketing strategy and how they are able to drive success at their organizations. Most if not all have a technology component that helps them drive innovation in their process.
With many of these organizations, they’ve been able to determine a successful recruiting strategy through a few key steps. Here is my simplified…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
I missed William Tincup's presentation on boosting user adoption, but was (fortunately) able to get a quick recap from him. We also talked about the panel discussion he was in and examples of companies that "get" social recruiting. Very informative. Check it out. (Were you at the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2012 in Chicago?)…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on June 11, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company, one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?
The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:
Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments
There is an adage that says, "Desperate times call for desperate measures."
Please do not apply that adage to your job search.
A job seeker who I met via Twitter some months ago recently asked me if there was such a thing as being overly eager/aggressive when using social…Continue
You may have noticed that I have an active imagination…Enjoy the ride!
Remember when you finished your last box of cereal and decided to stop quickly on the way home to replace it? Dinner will be ready soon and this was going to be a very quick stop. What would happen if your fictional experience at the Grocery store was the same as a group of candidates visiting your corporate website looking for your list of openings and desiring to simply submit their…Continue