Added by Ryan Pratt on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
I used to work for a staffing agency. A good one at that. One that tried hard to recruit good consultants, who, on the whole, tried hard to do a good job finding the right people for their clients. But I always had the feeling that I was nothing more than a middle man. I didn’t really add much value other than to do the donkey work the client could have done themselves if they had access to our database. My job was really a glorified cv sifter, searching through tons and tons of…Continue
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
The reason I ask is, nobody seems to be happy with the one they’re using. Having attended many HR and recruiting conferences and events, I’ve noticed a consistent trend. When I ask someone what ATS they’re using, I here, “Unfortunately…[insert ATS name]. The ATS name varies, but the sentiment is the same. It’s rare to find anyone who actually likes using his or her ATS. Why is that? Weren’t ATSs designed to automate processes and make the life of a recruiter easier? They’ve been around for…Continue
How a recruiter searches for a candidate can be the difference between a placement and going home empty handed. In this article, we take a deeper look at what "candidate search" as a competency and skill brings with it to various recruiters. Must read for those who want to understand what level their candidate search skills are at.
Recruiter Competency – 2 | recstream
Welcome to this research on recruitment efficiency we launched 3 months back. The results are in, and we're happy to share it with you. Please do check it out and inform us if we could have done something better.
Added by Sanjeev Sarma on March 31, 2012 at 5:33am — No Comments
It’s likely that you and your company will be interested in implementing a social staffing and collaboration strategy this year. Maybe you’ve done so already and kudos to you…you’re ahead of this ever changing curve. It’s glaringly obvious how social media has changed the way that recruiters and staffing professionals do business.
Recruiting: Here‘s how a search assignment used to work:
Receive a search assignment. Next, scour your internal database for qualified…
As a company, I’m sure you are working hard to create positive relationships with all of your customers. We all know how important it is for future business and possible referrals. You might even be making a huge investment by engaging a public relations or marketing firm to assist with your market positioning. Did you ever consider that your applicants are customers too? Are you giving applicants the same respect and creating a positive experience for them during your application and…Continue
Added by Nathan Shackles on November 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Elvis Costello said it best: "One day you're going to have to face the deep dark truthful mirror. And it's going to tell you things I still love you too much to say."
Well I don't love you at all. I don't know you, so here goes: Your career site blows.
I talk with a lot of people from a lot of corporate recruiting organizations. And when it comes to discussing their…Continue
I’ve had two experiences implementing executive recruiting systems, once at a boutique search firm and another at Lockheed Martin. In the former, we were moving from a paper-based system to a digital one. In the latter, the function was in start-up, so we had the luxury of beginning from scratch.
I learned a lot through both experiences. At the boutique firm, we…
Added by Caroline McClure on October 13, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
Online recruiting organizations: Are you ready to stop hiding from candidates? You should be. Your brand depends on it.
With The American Job Act currently before Congress, employers would be subject to…
Added by Louis Bina on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
A little background first, for those that are not familiar.
Boolean searching uses the functions of Boolean algebra to deliver the most relevant results. Boolean algebra was developed by George Boole in 1854. Instead of using numbers like traditional algebra, Boolean algebra uses truth values or equivalency to deliver the results. See more on the history of Boolean algebra…
A great candidate experience is rooted in respect. Career sites are inviting and enthusiastic. Communications are regular and honest. Appointments are kept and interviews respect a candidate’s time. Applications respect the applicant’s time and privacy.
Why then, do so many online…
Originally posted on www.sendouts.com/blog
You’re a tech-savvy, multi-tasking machine, and that’s why I commend you for deciding to sit in on a training session with your ATS account manager. You’re smart, because even though you know pretty much everything about your ATS, a little…Continue
Originally posted on www.sendouts.com/blog
You gotta love technology. It can make life so simple. Skype with a candidate in another region, reply to an email while you’re away from your desk, then come home and watch last week’s episode of The Voice on your dvr. Sometimes, though, technology can be purely frustrating. A malicious virus infects your hard drive, the internet is down for no apparent reason, and you just plain forget…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on May 26, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Overall hiring in increasing! Recruiters I've recently spoken with, including many at last week's ERE Expo in San Diego are all off to a great 2011. The forecast for the 2nd Quarter of 2011 is extremely optimistic for all industries.
What is the best way to take advantage and cash in on the new wave of hiring?
1) Get Organized to Maximize Your Bandwidth
I've been fortunate…Continue
Added by Jeff Schwartzman on April 4, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Remember back when offshoring was all the rage? Companies thought setting up an office in India was the Holy Grail for saving money, but it was actually a disaster. Time differences, communication issues, and employee frustration all accounted for causing more harm to a company than the money spent to have a unified team in one area.
Today, companies are employing a new hiring method to try and counter costs with the use of Vendor Management Systems. A VMS is a computer program that…Continue
In our last post, we outlined some of the key trends (and implications) you’re going to face in 2011. So how can you ensure that you have a great year?
a. Define your target client – what kinds of employers are the BEST match for your capabilities and approach to service?
b. Clearly define your positioning – determine exactly how you want to be…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on February 18, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments