All Blog Posts Tagged 'talent' (411)

Fighting the War for Talent? Dont waste your time...

War for Talent? Or the Emperors new clothes?. At risk of offending most people involved in the talent arena, I have to say that the so called war for talent is a totally pointless war because most organisations are fighting over a resource which actually isn't scarce at all.

Lets go back for a minute and look at the origins of this so called war – and where the phrase was first coined – The McKinsey Article. The authors of this paper in…


Added by Gareth Jones on March 25, 2010 at 6:41am — 5 Comments

Re-Imagining Recruiting Experiment

In this blog post, I’d like to run an experiment in Crowdsourcing ideas for the Future of Recruiting. If this experiment is to be successful, it will require participation from members of the community. So, let’s get started!

The current model of recruiting was designed under a completely different set of assumptions….limited/non-existent technology, employment for life vs. free agency, regional/national employment vs. global, outsourcing, and limited metrics. Instead of being…


Added by Omowale Casselle on March 16, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

Where "Math" Intersects with Recruiting/Sourcing & Weapons Systems, Talent Pools & Terror Cells

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).…


Added by Joshua Letourneau on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Who Owns The Talent Community?

Since the launch of Blogger in 1999, the ability to publish content on the Internet has become easier and easier. Savvy recruiting professionals have taken advantage of this dynamic shift to connect with prospective candidates to better meet their organization's recruiting needs. In many cases, these early adopters had to build a web presence on their own because senior leadership…


Added by Omowale Casselle on February 24, 2010 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How to write a great job description!!

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,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 17, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Unemployment Extension News

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 — No Comments

JobDeck by the people that brought you Twitter

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Hiring Managers do not understand recruiting

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Is Talent Overrated?

It's a fact of life that when you live in Southern California there's less opportunity to read than there is when you live in New York City or any other place where you have to rely on mass transportation. After all, when you're crammed into a sardine can with your fellow human beings pressed all around you a good book or a cheap newspaper can be the life-preserver that saves you from drowning in too much contact with your fellow human being.

Granted, there's always the sport of… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 5, 2010 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

What end of the talent pool are you in?

It is sink or swim out in the job market today. Whether laid-off or gainfully employed, I often ask my candidates about their key motivation during a job search – these are the top four answers:

1. A new career path

2. Better/Fair compensation

3. Reached a career plateau

4. Feel unappreciated

Another seemingly irrelevant question I ask is the following: What is the biggest misconception your peers have about you?

As a… Continue

Added by Amos on February 1, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

The Tail of the Tiger

Early last year, during the depth of the financial crisis, I had the opportunity to do market research in China for a major pharma firm. At the time, even highly employable R&D scientists and marketers were worried about the coming crisis. Conventional wisdom was, “when the developed world sneezes, the developing world catches a cold.”

Not so much this time. More like a sniffle. Though China’s economy has suffered—who can forget the breathtaking… Continue

Added by David Kippen on January 29, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Interview Strategies for Recruiting Top Performers

By David Freeman

Even though I work for an applicant tracking software provider, it’s no secret that in order to hire top performers, you need to be savvy in your interview strategy. No matter what recruiting software you use to source your candidates, your recruiting success depends on interviewing.… Continue

Added by Ian Alexander on January 19, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Tweecruiting: How Applicant Tracking Software Users Recruit with Twitter

By Ian Alexander

We’re all drinking from the fire hose of hype surrounding Twitter, so imagine my surprise at a recent user conference when a presenter asked how… Continue

Added by Ian Alexander on January 11, 2010 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

The Slow, Silent War on Talent

A lot of people don’t like their job

Shocking news from the Conference Board and MSNBC today folks! Americans are unhappy at work!

We can’t get no job satisfaction.

Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy with their jobs, according to a new survey that found only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on January 6, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Are you working in IT or know of someone who does? Check out my new Wordpress Blog

Okay, so I finally made the plunge. I figured that I would rather get with it or be left behind. Please let me know your thoughts or suggestions. Feel free to add content under recruiting ideas. If you would like to add a link under blogroll to help boost your rankings; send me a note and I will be sure to add your site. Thanks!

Jay Perreault…


Added by Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter} on December 10, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

The Trusted Recruiter

In his well-known book, The Trusted Advisor, David Maister explored the paradigm of that very important business relationship, using the professional services paradigm as a basis. His book covered some key components of trust (the trust equation), the process of creating trust (including the most common trust-breaking mistakes and this post includes a good example).

Trust is not a soft or an ambiguous concept – and it should not be. Some years ago I attended a one-week leadership… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on December 10, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Conquer the Post Recession Applicant Pile Up

Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?

To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system. Most applicant tracking systems provide:

* Interface to manage and post active job openings

* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue

Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Talent Management Merits Your Board's Full Attention

Most boards focus on annual budgets and financial outcomes, often limiting their involvement in talent management to recruiting and hiring a CEO and managing his or her performance. Successful organizations know that's not enough. Talent is typically the largest single line item in an annual financial plan and the chief factor in achieving strategic objectives. Managing your talent is another critical aspect of asset management and merits the full attention of your board.

Eight… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on November 30, 2009 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

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