Lost your job? ‘Tis the season to find a new one
Losing your job just before Christmas must seem like the end of the world, and hundreds of staff will be feeling under threat at the moment as household names such as Comet and DirectLine… Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 16, 2012 at 9:15am —
One strong opinion I have is this – if you aren’t recruiting as a HR Generalist, you’re an administrator, subject to being outsourced at your employer’s whim in the future. I believe HR people need to be heavily involved in the Talent acquisition process in their companies. I know recruiting can and is outsourced, but if you are good on the…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on December 11, 2012 at 8:52am —
As a Talent Acquisition professional, I am acutely aware that career fairs are a beacon of Top Talent. However, the career fair is the “grand finale;” there is a magnitude of preparation required to run a successful exhibit.
First, it is important to identify universities, organizations, or… Continue
Added by Keri Brzozowski on November 28, 2012 at 12:30pm —
The relationship between corporate recruiters and candidates has witnessed a shift in the information available to the two parties. The widening use of the Internet, particularly social media, has opened up access to data on both sides, ushering in an age of transparency and a heightened potential of mutual communication. In other words, candidates are now in a better position to take the initiative and interact with organizations. This means that corporate recruiters have to step up… Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on November 27, 2012 at 9:12am —
You may want to rethink hitting that ‘sell’ button next to your LinkedIn shares. It appearsFacebook’s newest job search app has landed with an unceremonious thud in the recruiting space.
Last week the app launched with much fanfare, probably because Facebook has done little to nothing when it comes to creating job apps.…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 26, 2012 at 4:19am —
Small businesses constantly face the challenge of employing the right people for the job; even more so a company is growing rapidly and key personnel is needed. No matter how well the business is run and managed, business owners may find it difficult to set out a roadmap for achieving their goals – especially when it comes to hiring personnel. This is where proper talent management comes in.
Talent management is the process of tracking and managing your employees. This includes… Continue
Added by Lorien Roux on November 9, 2012 at 2:37am —
Yesterday I shared a few data points from our new white paper Smart Phones in the Workplace, which will be published next week. [Click here to read Part 1] It is a survey of professional…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 11:02am —
A few weeks ago I wrote about how email has become a key driver of mobile recruiting. I was essentially making an educated guess that a big percentage of email is being read on mobile devices, largely because of the way I read email. Even before I switched from a Blackberry to…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 6, 2012 at 4:38am —
If you work in Human Resources chances are you have heard the Silo analogy once or twice. Ok maybe more times than you care to remember. But the silo issue is not exclusively an HR issue. All business functions are potential silos. Departments are set up so that we can apply concentrated resources and skills to specific types of work in…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 1, 2012 at 9:00am —
Thoughts from the road…
There are a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view…
Here’s the deal about your employment brand – you can’t make it up and make it what you want it to be. Like your culture, it already exists. Can you move it over time? Sure, with some hard work. But back to… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 29, 2012 at 10:00am —
Added by Alasdair Murray on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am —
It isn’t every day that a vendor in HR is called “an emerging force to be reckoned with” by a top market analyst. But that’s exactly what happened when Workday, a maker of web-based HR software, raised $637 million in its initial public offering last Friday.
Workday soared on its open in early trading Friday morning, opening at $48.05 per share. The company is now is valued at almost $4 billion, 39 times its revenue over the past 12 months. The… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 22, 2012 at 3:59am —
Memory Triggered: When a credible candidate has worked in an absolute hell-hole where no one likes them, their organization or what they represent, guess what? They’re probably going to kick #$$ in your company, because your piddly little troubles and drama actually look appealing to them. They’re battle tested. They’ve been in the depths of hell, and your company’s not hell – it’s just El Paso in the summer.
Background: I used to be a Regional VP… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 19, 2012 at 8:52am —
Over the last six months as I have fully immersed myself into the world of mobile recruiting one of the first things I learned about was the difference between an mSite and a native app. I have found that there is a lot of confusion out there on this subject as well as some strong opinions, so I thought it would be worthy of a discussion.
First the definitions:
mSite – Also known as a mobile web app, or mobile optimized web site. It is essentially a web site… Continue
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on October 17, 2012 at 11:36am —
I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on October 15, 2012 at 12:32pm —
It’s 15 years since McKinsey coined the term ‘the war for talent’. They named a phenomenon that organisations across the world had been experiencing – and the term has reverberated throughout the business world ever since, through booms, busts, upturns and meltdowns.
Having great talent has always been important, of course. Now most organisations see it as critical. But have we been intelligently engaging with talent on all fronts to win this battle for hearts and souls? I don’t think… Continue
Added by Sarah Smith on September 24, 2012 at 8:30am —
With the development of social recruiting come increased points of engagement with your company’s talent community. This collective of potential candidates needs to be cultivated and maintained, and social media tools and activities make it easy to do so.
Members of your talent community… Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on September 13, 2012 at 9:00am —
How? By applying mobile optimisation to your email campaigns
Any business that needs to attract active or passive candidate talent to jobs or talent pools has or will at some time run a range of targeted email marketing campaigns. These targets may be from your own talent… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 12, 2012 at 11:00am —
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am —
Do you really need to worry about mobile search?
Over the last five years people using search to find stuff on their mobile device has gown five times its size and this year if we look at Mobile Search spending "Mobile search spend in the U.S. increased 333% in the second quarter of 2012… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 5, 2012 at 6:03am —