How committed are you to constant and fearless innovation? When someone tells you an idea is farfetched or it cannot be done, do you go out of your way to make it happen? Are you afraid to fail? I have seen far too often people get complacent and stop innovating, stop bringing ideas to the table. Complacency should not exist. People should want more, want better. Why do we stop wanting more? Why does what is OK get left alone? Why do we not want the best? We should want to strive for perfection… Continue
Added by Jenn Francine on August 1, 2010 at 1:43pm —
For several decades, employers have been utilizing video conferencing in order to communicate with their internal staff orclients without having to fly people around the country. Video interviewing can help employers to assess from the interview the skill and confidence of the candidates by reviewing all the video interviews held. They can then skim the best candidates possessing the required skills for the particular job. Remote video interviews provide numerous benefits. One… Continue
Added by Lee Fossey on July 21, 2010 at 5:27am —
In reality we do not really know what questions we will be asked at the interview, we can have a good educated guess by reading the essential skills need for the job role on
the job specification, as the employer is sure to ask questions around
Prior to the interview process you will find yourself normally nervous, fidgety, dry-mouthed or sweaty but being nervous and anxious is not an abnormal thing. If you are…
Added by Lee Fossey on July 15, 2010 at 3:10am —
Technology improves almost every day and such advancements have created life easier and quick in how we work. Similarly people are now making use of technologies in their daily lives by searching websites to hunt their dream job and establish their career. One such way is through the use of video resumes.
Video resumes are a unique way for job seekers to convey their abilities, talent and personnel beyond the limitations of ordinary resume that contains information, employment… Continue
Added by Lee Fossey on June 24, 2010 at 6:57am —
Are you feeling a little left behind by the inundation of smartphone technology? Fear not, dear mobile phone technophobe, as SMStheJOB will continue to offer sms universality, regardless of how many you-beaut, bells-n-whistles, reach-for-the-stars hardware options – and their… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 20, 2010 at 9:06am —
For far too long, marketers, advertisers, and recruiters have undervalued the way actual decisions are made. Witness the interrupt driven nature of product advertising and job postings. The assumption is that by placing information in front of customers or prospective candidates, we will automatically convince them to buy our products or apply for work at our organization.
Real World Decisions
In the real world, this is not how things works at all. Most… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 11, 2010 at 9:49am —
Even before “To google” became a verb, digital technology formed the pervasive backdrop for economic activity. Nowadays, even the most savvy recruiters are challenged to keep pace with the new functionality and devices that are constantly appearing in the marketplace. However, many recruitment consultancies appear to be adopting a “business as normal” approach without recognition of the tide change that digital technology brings. Companies who continue on, without addressing or integrating new… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on June 11, 2010 at 2:30am —
When I first started using social media tools, I saw lots of complaints and news stories written about the level of personal information being shared. From what folks were eating for lunch to their relationship status, the strictly professional users felt these personal communications were diluting the ultimate value of these emerging platforms. While, there are some who can be described as oversharers; I actually think there is value in sharing personal information. Each one of us have many… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 1, 2010 at 9:24am —
Working in IT, just as in many other professional sectors, involved a bit of risky business as the GFC kicked the economy down a notch or ten. But since the economy cranked out of hibernation much more swiftly than was expected, IT projects that were put on hold are now being reinstated and the professionals who may have… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 30, 2010 at 11:17am —
, run by recruiting blogger and HR technology expert Ryan
is merging with recruiting and HR directory,… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 21, 2010 at 1:47am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
In my latest article, Communication is Key to Recruiting Top Talent, I received a really interesting comment on how social media tools will not replace traditional recruiting roles and are useless… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 18, 2010 at 2:52pm —
With the technological world advancing at a rapid speed, Singapore has become one of the forerunners in the race towards innovation and advancement. Following in the footsteps of California and India, it has been dubbed by Eyal Gura, founder and CEO of PicApp, as on its way to becoming the third Silicon Valley of the world.
Serving as the host to Echelon, Asia’s leading web technology event, Singapore is currently attracting hundreds of new business ventures that concentrate on computing… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on May 14, 2010 at 4:01am —
The opportunities to engage and interact are two of the most often communicated benefits of using social media. While these benefits sound good in theory, I’m not sure that most users are doing a good job of taking seriously their individual responsibility to ensure these benefits are realized. Often times, people who are active on social media and social networks are too busy building their own personal brand to be bothered with 2-way conversation. If the benefits of social media are the… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 6, 2010 at 7:23am —
After being on Twitter for some time, most people quickly discover that there are several different types of Twitterer. I thought it would be fun to categorize these users into complete arbitrary groups for those that are having trouble placing them.
Like a shooting star, this Twitterer started with a flurry and ended with a whimper. After being so enamored with the site upon joining and tweeting multiple times throughout the day, this user has… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on April 20, 2010 at 8:55am —
There's no getting away from it, every day we're becoming more and more obsessed with technology. Whilst it is great and clearly the way to go for the modern day recruiter on the go, I am starting to think too much of it can, at the relatively harmless end (apart from the risk of an iphone becoming your best friend rather than your dog or partner) zombify people, and, at its worst, put you in danger.
At the harmless end of things, take my… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on April 20, 2010 at 4:30am —
As the conversation shifts from whether or not to use Social Recruiting to how best to use these new tools; I think one of the foundational principles that companies need to embrace is an aim to manage, not control the interactions. I think there are some compelling reasons why this approach will ultimately make the efforts of companies seeking talent more successful. Continue
In a network, each member is at the center of their own personal and…
Added by Omowale Casselle on April 16, 2010 at 10:25am —
Since being founded in 2006, Twitter has constantly been on the hunt for a successful business model. The Wall Street Journal reports that they have finally settled on an advertising-based model
. With their large and growing user base, this makes a lot of sense. However,… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on April 13, 2010 at 8:57am —
It has been a little while since I wrote a blog post dedicated to the stupid stuff candidates do...so sweet, clueless candidates, this one is for you. ***raises tall Red-Eye from Starbucks in mock salute***
As girls, we are taught to play hard to get to get what you want (or at least men). I've never really paid attention to this rule...namely, because I'm naturally so awkward it wouldn't really matter what I did. The (less than favorable) end result was always the same. I was a… Continue
Added by Megan Hopkins on April 5, 2010 at 5:24pm —
According to Alexa.com, Google (#1) and Facebook (#2) are the two most popular sites on the Internet. For companies actively engaged in recruiting talent via the Internet, it is important to consider, what are the defining qualities of these sites that make them so attractive to Internet users? Once defined, how can companies seeking to hire best-in-class talent leverage this information to better recruit with prospective candidates? Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on March 31, 2010 at 9:42am —
Today’s business buzz is all about Cloud Computing. With rapid progress in the technology sector, there are new ways to enhance productivity, while cutting costs substantially for the long term.
Plugging into the Cloud promises to eliminate the need for costly on-site servers, complex installed software, backup worries and disruptive and expensive upgrades.
Cloud Computing is currently the most sought-after technology for many… Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on March 30, 2010 at 11:30am —