All Blog Posts Tagged 'talent' (380)

Calling Hooey on You

Hate people

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 28, 2014 at 11:34am — 2 Comments

Picture This: Top Career Motivators For the Best of Us and the Rest of Us

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Don't Hate the Robot, Hate the Game

Robotic Snake Is Displayed In Science Museum's Dana Centre

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Recruitment Track Explores Veteran Hiring, Award Winning Initiatives, the Changing Face of Social Media and Wowing Clients

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…

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Added by Soapboxholland on February 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Which "Bird" Resembles Your Recruitment Efforts Most?

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 3, 2014 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

2014 is the Year of the Candidate

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…

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Added by Elise Jennings on February 3, 2014 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Turnover Turnaround

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 28, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

2014: Executive and HR Leadership Focus

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on January 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Forget What You’ve Heard: New Data Suggests Millennial Talent is Misjudged

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…

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Added by Britni Salazar on December 3, 2013 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

The Best Person For The Job

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

What Professional Recruiters Can Learn from College Greek Life

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,…

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Added by Elise Jennings on November 26, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Does Your CEO Know that You Just Cost the Company $300K????

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

How to create a strong employer brand

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…

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Added by Irina Nagy on November 21, 2013 at 6:23am — 1 Comment

If Facebook Can Predict Breakups, Why Not Your Next Referral Hire?

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…

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Added by Crystal Miller on November 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Big Red Bulleye makes a policy change - Sign of the times or bad move?

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…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 30, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Why I'm loving my new RPO job

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…

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Added by Sarah Calverley on October 27, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

How David Can Beat Goliath in the War For Talent [infographic]

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.…

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Added by Luz Iglesias on October 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

HireVue Introduces Talent Interaction Platform and Partners with Sequoia in $25 Million Funding Round

New Offerings and Renowned Industry Partnerships Help Reinvent Work

SALT LAKE CITY – October 2, 2013 – Digital recruiting provider HireVue, today announced its expanded Talent Interaction Platform™. The cloud-based platform includes new offerings that help employers rapidly source top talent, evaluate candidates’ skills, and enhance the onboarding process for new employees. These capabilities augment the company’s popular screening and digital interviewing applications. The HireVue…

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Added by Noel Cocca on October 3, 2013 at 12:23am — No Comments

The New Survey is Here! The New Survey is Here!

 

Hey, if Navin R. Johnson can get excited about new phone books, we can surely get excited about this, can’t we?

We’re thrilled today to announce the release of the inaugural Jibe Talent…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 16, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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