Kerry Skemp's Blog (5)

The Problem with Talent Communities: They're All About the Recruiters

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There's a lot of buzz among recruiters about talent communities. The idea, from the recruiting side, is to build a talent community of dedicated professionals in a particular area. Professionals benefit by being connected with job opportunities and news in a particular area. Recruiters…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on March 5, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Mobile Readiness Report Shows Boston Companies Underprepared on Mobile

RecruitingHop's new Mobile Readiness Report: Boston showcases the mobile readiness of Boston's Top Places to Work (as defined by the Boston Globe). We found that, despite their status as top employers, the majority of companies lack a…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on February 21, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Hiring Top Candidates: The Top Third Are on the Move... and They Want Money

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A recent CareerBuilder survey found that a third of top performers changed jobs in 2012. That's a lot of people! Want to wager a guess how many of these top candidates found an opportunity through a job board or LinkedIn posting? I'd wager you it's not very many. (That's…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on January 24, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Why You Should Look for a New Job at Your Current One

Earlier today, I read an article about the top job search mistake: looking for a new job from your current one. While it's a little over the top to contact recruiters and submit resumes using your current workplace email address or phone number, I disagree to some extent with the alarmist assertion that "once the boss knows you are thinking about leaving, they might just show you the door first." While this…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on December 12, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Could using big data for recruiting hide your purple squirrels?

Last night, I attended Moneyball for Talent Acquisition, a great presentation by LinkedIn’s James Raybould on how to use data to drive your talent search. Raybould pointed out some of the ways in which LinkedIn can help you narrow down your candidate pool, identifying the supply of qualified candidates for a given position based on particular characteristics. And where there’s lots of competition for qualified…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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