There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance. Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57. We could make the…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
During the last two decades, company managers encouraged their employees so that they can be career self-reliant.
They want their employees to take charge of their careers without relying on guidance from within the organization.…
Added by Karleia Steiner on October 10, 2014 at 2:49pm — No Comments
"I want to be successful when I grow up". Isn't that what we are taught at an early age? When you are younger you aspire to do so much and achieve so many great things. You are full of vigor and stamina. You have goals, and you start knocking them down one by one. You are determined to be somebody. You are…Continue
Life as a recruiterhas its ups and downs from the joyous highs of making that big placement in that unfillable role to the…
Added by Gareth Hooper on November 14, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments
If you’ve read a newspaper or watched the news lately you have no doubt been bombarded with bad news stories about how poorly the economy is doing and how tough things currently are. Sure, the economy is certainly not booming but the oversaturation of negative news items would have you believe that the sky is…Continue
The Houston Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues was this Wednesday and Thursday. The sessions that I attended were excellent. Thank you to the exhibitors for their financial support! A couple of the presenters mentioned that in a recent survey, more CEOs interviewed sited Human Capital as their top challenge than any other concern. HR expertise is more important now than ever and it is finally being recognized. Recruiting, engagement, and retention are now key concerns on the minds in the…Continue
Added by Sue Orr on May 17, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
After almost five years, I have returned to the IT staffing industry in order to be a founding member and recruiter at Kranect. I have found the industry somewhat changed in that social media and technology have changed how people interact when it comes to jobs. For example when I was last recruiting, Twitter was barely in existence, Facebook was just becoming available to non-students, and LinkedIn wasn’t the recruiting tool it has become today. People were still on MySpace for goodness…Continue
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
There you have it.
As working class adults you are witnessing unprecedented times. As many of us are parents, the fear that times may get worse and our children will be suffering the same or worse fate than us a frightful thought. The world in a period of extreme concern. Civil unrest,…Continue
I am a big fan of METRICS. Year after year, they are the best way to gauge your performance & effort, and the ROI accompanying your output. Some recruiters drill down to "dollars per dial" (CASH-IN / CALLS) to measure how they are doing compared to years past.
That being said, the recruitment industry provides all of us with a tremendous…
Added by Todd Wilson on July 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Recruitment isn’t an easy lark. As a recruitment consultant I am often on the phone to candidates of an evening, arranging interviews and hearing feedback. There is an argument to be made that some…Continue
One of the most important jobs of a recruiter when making a match between candidate and client is salary expectations…or is it? Salary is one component but what should be considered is the total compensation package + non tangibles such as culture and advancement opportunity. However I am sure we can all recount those who get stuck on salary and that is often because salary reflects status and an interpreted success (along with job title). We are after all social creatures and what others…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on June 20, 2012 at 6:25pm — No Comments
Good Workers + Great Values = Success.
Most employers/employees alike seek career success and the path to success is paved with hard work. As winning the lottery is not always an option, most people know success means hard work, working with people, understanding corporate objectives and managing challenges. Take enlightened footsteps on a career path to success; implement these steps into your day to day career life, if you haven’t already.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on June 13, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments
A Good Recruiter is:
Over the last few months we have seen some recurring themes with some of our pivotal clients. There is a massive struggle to secure the best of the best in the market – everyone wants the same thing – and this is summed up simply, “People with emotional intelligence who want to work hard, have fun whilst doing so and get great results whilst building a business/business…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on April 16, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments
I’m not 100% sure if these tips are “officially” from Warren Buffett, but this set of advice is widely attributed to him, and there are plaques in various public places that list these as his ten basic principles of success. They seem to dovetail with how he…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on February 24, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Your objective in a transactional sale is to sell your product or service: “This is what I have, do you want it?” There’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you make the sale!
But if more business and a long-term relationship with clients is what you’re after, you need to think about selling solutions. Selling project solutions is a different objective, which requires a different approach: “What do you need? I’ll provide it for you.”
A relationship sale is based on your…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on August 31, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
If you ask the same questions, you’ll get the same answers, and these answers won’t get you anywhere. When you’re making sales calls, adjust your mindset. Instead of seeking out orders, try to…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on August 24, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Every so often on this blog I like to highlight some of the companies that we work with that are doing some interesting things in their recruiting. I highlight these companies as they are leveraging data and Talent Networks to drive innovation in their recruitment marketing strategies in a way that I believe can help other organizations potentially improve their recruiting processes.
Here are a few examples of companies that are utilizing their internal…Continue
Getting ahead in the workplace comes down to many different factors. Your skills and values you bring to the job are of the upmost importance. If you can’t deliver in your job it doesn’t matter how nice you are as the company won’t want to keep you on their payroll. There are,…
Added by Gavin Redelman on June 28, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments