Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.
Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm —
It never ceases to amaze me how corporate America looks to build a championship caliber team but does not pay attention to how professional sports teams seek to win championships. Continue
Imagine for a second that you are the owner, GM or coach of an NFL football team. You look at the history of the game and decide it is time to change the way…
Added by Edward N. Woycenko on March 25, 2014 at 12:17pm —
Hooey. If you aren't familiar with this term, it's a nicer and friendlier way of calling "BS" on something or someone. It's when your words and your actions don't line up and your hypocrisy has been exposed. Such is the case with Recruiters. I am calling "hooey" on you today.
I have been in recruiting for around 10 years. During that time, I have interviewed and hired countless… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 28, 2014 at 11:34am —
Who needs boring book-ish data when you can get cute, colorful, cartoon data? Behold, the rising popularity of image-infused content for the copy-averse crowd. Depicted in this infographic are results from LinkedIn’s December 2013 survey of 18,000 employed professionals in 26 countries.
Based on… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm —
Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am —
DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM13) included a recruitment track with talent acquisition professionals from a variety of companies including the American Heart Association, Intel, Life Technologies and Fidelity Investments. Sessions covered a wide spectrum of topics, such as the changing face of social media, veteran hiring and improving the client experience of both hiring managers and candidates. If you weren't able to make our event, you’re in luck as we’ve… Continue
Added by Soapboxholland on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am —
Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm —
Do you have 5 seconds? Sure you do, or you wouldn't be reading this post right now! Click here and go vote on my new poll. Are you an Angry Bird, a Flappy Bird, or a… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 3, 2014 at 1:13pm —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Holly DeMuro.
Any employee who has gone through the dramatic economic downturn that began in 2008 knows, for the last few years, the mantra has been, “keep your head down, keep working, and be glad you have a job.” During this period, employers instituted round after round of layoffs and the remaining employees continued to absorb more work… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am —
I'm excited about my latest white paper. It is filled with great information and data regarding employee turnover and the impact it is having on organizations. The cost of employee turnover is often overlooked or underestimated. This resource will open your eyes to real costs impacting a company's bottom line consistently. We also look at the reasons for turnover, and I promise you'll be amazed at how many of your employees are likely ready to walk out at any moment! Of course, it's not all… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 28, 2014 at 12:16am —
A new year. The flip of a few digits on a calendar and somehow that magically allows us to renew ourselves, our goals, and our ambitions (professionally and personally). Some of those goals seem very good and things that everyone should aspire to. But sometimes the object of our focus is just a smaller aspect of a bigger issue that needs to be addressed. Without taking on the bigger… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm —
It’s no great secret that millennial talent is a hot-button issue among HR professionals and recruiters. Each day it seems as though there’s a new whisper floating through the industry airwaves discussing the “challenges” millennials bring to the…
Added by Britni Salazar on December 3, 2013 at 10:34am —
In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.
Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Dan Seaman.
Effective recruiting is what turns an average company into a great company, and HR professionals can turn not only to other professional organizations for best practices, but also to other institutions that seek to recruit top talent.
Fraternities and sororities, for example,… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on November 26, 2013 at 11:30am —
Remember when you were young and just starting your adult life and you said that you wanted to get married, but you wanted to wait a while "until we can afford it"? Or when you were a newlywed and people started asking you what your plans were for having kids, and you answered with, "We've… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm —
Branding is important and we all know that. A strong brand can make a company, and a weak brand can break it. Employer branding is even more important and I’ve mentioned why several times – a good employer branding takes an organization’s company culture, values, and story and makes it part of the overall brand. Moreover, employer branding is meant to directly impact an… Continue
Added by Irina Nagy on November 21, 2013 at 6:23am —
The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work. No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion." Jon… Continue
Added by Crystal Miller on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am —
As I do most mornings I was watching Good Morning America and across the bottom of the screen in their news scroll was an item which stated that Target had announced that they were removing from their employment application all questions pertaining to criminal records or offenses. Which poses the question above—is this a sign of the times or a bad move?
There is much that can be said for either response. In a letter dated August 29, 2013 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in… Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 30, 2013 at 10:09am —
I recently joined a Global RPO solution onsite at an investment bank. Making the leap from agency, especially as an established consultant where I managed to build an innovative sourcing desk servicing an entire business; into a new position and environment was a huge risk for me.
I went with my gut and chose carefully, selecting an RPO that had a…
Added by Sarah Calverley on October 27, 2013 at 6:30am —
Small and medium sized organizations are David up against large Goliath companies in the war for talent. They can definitely win, say Hirefly, but they need the right approach.…
Added by Luz Iglesias on October 21, 2013 at 3:00pm —