I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.
Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.
While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…Continue
Added by Cali Yakaback on May 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was talking with a friend the other day who, was lamenting that she had too much work and not enough time to get it all done. Her manager contended the reason was that she and her teammate did not understand how to manage their time. This is an age-old argument that I hear often in the workplace.
It is a…Continue
Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…Continue
Do you remember those days from your elementary school days? Or better yet do you remember that from your kid’s elementary school days? (Sorry, I do not mean to put the getting older trap on you)? Well we have show and tell days in the workplace too. The purpose of the assignment was to have each child come to…Continue
It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.
The government will need to…Continue
On April 14 the Wall Street Journal ran an article about companies eliminating their HR departments. If you poll large enough population of corporate executives about the role of HR, a majority will tell you that HR is an obstacle to getting things done.
A couple of weeks ago Robin Schooling, fellow…Continue
Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?
We are all familiar with how the 4 Ps…Continue
I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…Continue
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
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…
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
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.Continue
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
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 — No Comments
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 — No Comments
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
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
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 — No Comments
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