“I like to say that Twitter is like a bar, Facebook is your living room and LinkedIn is the local chamber of commerce.” - BSStoltz
As of this moment, these three in my mind make up “The Trinity of Social Media” and you should be engaged and engaging on all three in some fashion. Keep in mind, that there are various other websites and…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on March 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about assessing candidates through Facebook, the ATS Diamond Mind, Source to Hire, the ease of recruiting and employer branding.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on February 24, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments
Firstly it’s important to remember that your cover letter is your introduction/preface, it is almost akin to the first steps into an interview room. It’s the first impression we create so we must remember it is important to make it a good one. The main purpose of your cover letter is to entice the reader to want to learn more about you with a view to actually reading through your CV.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on February 15, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
How to find java developers with Google Image Search is the topic of this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Pay attention recruiters and sourcers, as this one goes very fast. (smile) The song "I Love You" by 37Hz is courtesy of Mevio.com.
Added by Jim Stroud on February 7, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Greetings from the SmartRecruiting Blog! Let me just say...
Interviewing is difficult. It is very difficult to know - based on an interview or two - whether a candidate has the right skills and personality to work for your company. Every job has it's own nuances. If you have a good interview technique for a specific job you have been hiring for, please consider sharing it.
Added by David Smooke on January 13, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments
New year, New articles to curate, New stories which just cause me to shake my head. One such story which has been making the rounds starts in (not-so) Merry England where “A human resources executive was forced from his job because his employer found his resume online and that he would consider career opportunities”. The site (Linked In)…Continue
This morning, I realized that I still have a lot of work to do before the holiday. It's Thursday...technically mid-week for a recruiter. Long line recruiting, local interviews, and client calls are all on my plate for today. Not to mention our VP will be in town the next two days...right before I go on vacation for a week to refresh.
The point is, I am working up to the buzzer. Every recruiter, no matter what industry or what experience level, can slack at this point in the week,…Continue
Added by Catherine Gutsell on December 21, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about forecasts for HR Technology, 50 best places to work, hiring failed business owners, gamification in recruiting and Facebook Timeline and how to get better in Twitter.
Here are the articles our that interested us this…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on December 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
If you look back in time, maybe around 40+ years ago, employees found a job within a company and were expected to stay with that same company for their entire career in exchange for a pension and a gold watch or pen. Now times have changed dramatically, most people have 5-8 career changes in their lifetime.
So now employees are faced with a new decision, how to determine when to leave their current job. This may…Continue
It all started with the military heritage of my family.
On June 16, 1942 the New Mexico Albuquerque Journal had a front page article with photos entitled "GIVE FIVE SONS TO THEIR COUNTRY". The photos are those of my grandparents, on my mother's side, and their five sons (my…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments
I meet with a number of Recruitment Consultants every week who are looking to move on from their current position, or step up to their next opportunity… I probably speak with a further 10, or more on the phone….
And, to be perfectly honest I’m lucky if I meet with one a week who I consider a good, old fashioned ‘A’ Candidate…
It’s not to say that these candidates are not fantastic on paper… On paper most of these candidates look great…. On paper most of these…Continue
Are you a contractor desiring a permanent position? Some professionals desire the stability of a permanent position, while others enjoy the evolving and changing aspects of contract work. There are some things you can do to help you take steps towards a permanent position, if you are looking for that stability. Here are some steps to help you stand out among your competition.
Treat the position as more than just a “stepping stone” to another position. You need to work with…Continue
Words to the wise from a recruitment veteran of forty years- besides being dedicated to the recruiter's life (whatever that may mean to you) along with taking care of personal responsibilities with family, etc.--make an effort to have sideline activities such that they take you away from the rigors of recruiting (because traversing the terrain can become rigorous, even difficult).
I say this for two reasons—particularly for…Continue
Let’s be honest, to be successful in recruitment you need a combination of hard work, industry knowledge, deep networks, hunting instincts, a little luck and a healthy dose of ego…..
Unfortunately, there are no doctors in recruitment – believe me, not a single doctor specializing in recruitment… I know, I typed Recruitment Doctor into Google and all I got was a list of medical recruitment agencies. So then I tried…Continue
Two weeks ago I wrote a post on accurately measuring "Source to Hire" through your ATS & job distribution technology and received the following interesting comment from Master Burnett:
There is rarely a single source of hire in today’s hyper connected reality. Single source of application maybe.…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 11, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments
As I was looking at the Twitter stream last week, I came across this tweet:
"Most important recruiting analytic is hardest to Identify: source of hire"
I found this tweet interesting for a few reasons.
First, I think we all understand that this is a huge pain point for many organizations. Recruiting organizations are still having a hard time to accurately tracking source to hire with their ATS and other…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments
There has been a few posts recently on refferal recruiting, and whether technology and employer branding initiatives will make every employee a recruiter for the company.That's not a view I hold. The best people to recruit are recruiters, Their job is to identify the best candidates for a post, manage the hiring manager and both sides of the process and close all parties…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about hard to fill jobs, great places to work, average organizations, a really cool resume, most epic tweets and a…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 23, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments
Or are recruiters habit forming creatures who learn, or fail to learn, from their mistakes? And successes?
Only you recruiters would know. …Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on September 22, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments