Employer of Choice, EVP (Employee Value Proposition) call it what you will but attracting talent to your business is a serious business and give it any cool name or anagram you like, it's also bloody hard!
So why do most companies suck at attracting talent and end up spending huge sums of money with recruitment companies, as usual, the answer is a leadership one. Those organisations who are phenomenal at attracting the best talent, have as their best talent guy/girl, their CEO.… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on July 6, 2009 at 10:08am —
In January, before demobilizing back to civilian life
, I was honored to speak to a group of over 200 Wounded Warriors in Fort Benning
regarding transition into civilian life and what they should convey to prospective employers when trying to separate themselves from the mainly civilian pack when searching for a job. Luckily… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on June 16, 2009 at 8:20am —
Resumes must die
It is time to revisit this idea again.
You need to kill your resume!
It is especially time for me to kill my resume.
For a lot of reasons.
Me, circa 2007
I dug up an old resume from Careerbuilder that I put out there a long time ago, like in somewhere around 2007.
It looks like this:
Experienced Human Resources… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on June 8, 2009 at 9:00am —
Reposted from Bearing Fruit Consulting at www.bearingfruitconsulting.com
I have often been asked what is the difference between Talent Acquisition and Recruiting. A conversation popped up on Twitter on his topic between me,… Continue
Added by Michael Homula on June 2, 2009 at 2:28pm —
Reason #1 - Increased strain on resources affects your ability to adapt to the market turn around.
While the fear of being downsized is in itself a major mental hurdle affecting employee morale and productivity, the modern lean and mean organizations look more lean and sickly (think Isabelle Caro
instead of Georges St.… Continue
Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on May 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
The average U.S. office worker goes through 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Instead of relying on a manual paper intensive hiring process, go green with the online applicant tracking system
Going green with an applicant tracking system
- Reduces your carbon footprint:
Remove the paperwork from your hiring process by… Continue
Added by Julia on May 26, 2009 at 2:30pm —
By applying specialised search techniques, online talent search specialists are able to uncover passive candidates in the shadowy Deep Web - wherever they gather to work and play.
The employment market is generally categorised into three main talent pools, namely the unemployed Job Seekers, the employed job seekers and the passive (non-job seeking) candidate. By understanding the nature of these various talent pools, Recruiters are in a better position to attract the right… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on May 15, 2009 at 5:16am —
There are two simple
steps for great
include the cover letter in the body of the email
you are sending. If the recruiter has to click to open a separate document in order to read your cover letter, chances are that they won’t bother.
2. Target each cover letter to the specific position
for which you are applying. Generic cover letters that tell how great YOU
are and what YOU
want to do without… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on April 30, 2009 at 6:39pm —
After I participated in the@animal http://cli.gs/DBSPy9
Radio Show I became more introspective about how I use Social Media as a Social Recruiting tool. What do I use SM for? How do I integrate SM with Full Life Cycle Recruiting? How do I use SM to source new Client Partners and new Human Capital Partners? I am defining SM as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Blogs. I am sure there are more, but for… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on April 8, 2009 at 3:30am —
It's superstars who make the critical difference in your company's performance. Everyone wants the superstars, and you have to fight for them - both the ones you have and the ones you want. Winning takes a multi-faceted approach that includes building a healthy culture and involves everyone in the organization.
Profile of a Superstar:
The first step in the fight to win superstars is understanding who you are looking for and what they value. How do you recognize a superstar,… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on April 3, 2009 at 11:23am —
I am very confused. Not that is not a normal state of mind for me lately, but more so than ever. My confusion is about the current state of our profession. There are many excellent Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists and Sourcers employed and looking for employment. From the many on line resources we have access to we all see much of the same information regarding all of the open positions in virtually every occupation. We are all overwhelmed with 24x7 information from all media with… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on February 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
When business is booming and time is at more of a premium than gas was a few short months ago it sometimes becomes hard to justify spending the time to source excess candidates and fill your talent pool to the brim. Unfortunately for most, that time is not now.
So, what to do with your free time? Why not source a few A+ candidates?
Sure this takes work, and the time could be spent chasing down leads on jobs to fill. However, if you dedicate a little bit of time each day to… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on February 23, 2009 at 5:00pm —
"A Bain & Company study of layoffs at S&P 500 firms during the 2001 downturn showed that it took them six to 18 months to realize savings from job cuts. And, when calculating savings, most executives fail to account for the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new people who will be needed when good times return—let alone consider the damage to morale and productivity. Those costs are often much higher than people imagine, which helps explain why the study also found that firms that… Continue
Added by Peter Clayton on February 22, 2009 at 5:57pm —
Interns are your company's future. If your company wants to make money in the long term, you can't quit hiring. Hiring is essential to the success of any business, and without it, the talent pipeline runs dry. MBA Focus has the candidates to keep your business talent pipeline running.
Hire class of 2010 interns from these b-schools and more:
- The Univ. of Chicago - Booth School of Business
- Columbia Univ. -… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on February 17, 2009 at 10:40am —
I am a Senior Recruiting Rock Star in the Seattle, Washington area.
Below is a snippet of my experience.
· Exceeded all hiring goals by hiring over 100+ professionals while working in the difficult game, security and mobility spaces which was over 200% of goal. Averaged exceeding goal by 90% during career.
· One of only a handful of staffing professionals to receive 4.5 out of 5 review score. Won numerous awards related to staffing numbers and project… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 11, 2009 at 12:08pm —
Workshops and Social Media Seminar:
Very excited to be a part of this rocking event
in Appomattox, Virginia coming up on March 7th.
"Do you want to learn how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and more? Do you want to be inspired about connecting with your community as a business leader, educator, politician or resident? If so, then this seminar is up your alley. You will learn how to use… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 11, 2009 at 9:26am —
Some websites I like:
The Kitchen Table Blog
I love, love, love this blog. It is a back and forth, on-going conversation between two women:
Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University
Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.
These women are… Continue
Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am —
Find Exceptional Candidates at MBA Focus
Finding talent in this turbulent economy is not an issue. Finding top-tier talent is. MBA Focus is your top-tier hiring solution. Using online resume books and job boards from more than 60 of the world's top MBA programs, is a quick and easy way to find the elite business talent your company needs.
Looking for Experienced Professionals?
MBA Focus has over 19,000 experienced professionals actively and passively seeking jobs. These… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on January 27, 2009 at 1:55pm —
At baitbox, we are slowly going to be introducing certain topical discussion points over the next few weeks to get our readers up to speed with the current market environment in terms of internet technologies and where they are headed from a sourcing and recruitment perspective.
Some of you may already be familiar with the concepts which we are to be discussing, but its very important that for future purposes, all readers are on the same page with regards to understanding the… Continue
Added by Matthew Gray on January 23, 2009 at 9:00am —
The South African online population is typically behind other first world countries such as the United States, or the United Kingdom in terms of internet usage. This is due to a number of factors including legislation, high pricing structures and education amongst others.
That said, the population of users who are online in South Africa has grown by just over 13% from 3.5 million in 2007 to 5.1 million in 2008.
With a population of just over 44,3 million, that represents a… Continue
Added by Matthew Gray on January 22, 2009 at 2:00pm —