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Essential Information for Recruiters Running Contractor Background Checks


If you run contractor background checks, you will want to read a recent government document on their proper use.

In a joint effort, the Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a technical assistance document for employers and another for employees explaining background check laws enforced by both agencies. The EEOC is charge of laws that ensure background checks are…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Cashing In on Hiring Trends: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Did you know crypotcurrency, such as bitcoin, has become so big that there is a job fair dedicated to this topic? ERE.net recently highlighted an upcoming Bitcoin Job Fair taking place…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

New to Recruiting

I started as a recruiter for trucking companies recently,and in reading around I'm hearing it's one of the most difficult kinds of recruiting...I'd really like to become better at it,is there any other kinds that are easier so I can keep working from home and not have to go back out into the rat race?...;

Added by Joe Soja on April 9, 2014 at 2:36pm — 4 Comments

Are You Recruiting Like Elon Musk? SpaceX CEO Reveals Hiring Secrets

Recruit Like Elon Musk

You don't found 4 companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. More specifically, you don't found 4 of the most successful, innovative, and exciting new age companies without having a prodigious knack for hiring the right people. X.com (later merged with Paypal), SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity are all the brainchildren of one Elon Musk, whose fearless trailblazing attitude towards new-age tech has made him something of a demi-god among…


Added by Robert Stevenson on April 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Your Best Candidates May Be Trapped

“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.“– Winnie the Pooh

I lost my passport a few years ago. It sucked. As I was due to fly to India for a friend’s wedding in less than two…


Added by Jed Hamilton on April 9, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

3 Action Items for Your Recruiting Process

Constantly revisiting each step of the recruiting process is essential for recruiters to stay competitive in attracting and engaging quality talent. Ever-evolving best practices, techniques and technologies require a constant finger on the pulse of modern recruiting tactics. Here are a few action items to…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Who Engages With The Most HR Events? What Events Get The Most Social Engagement? Who Cares?

Ever wonder which HR conferences the cool kids go to?

Before the rise of social media, these were the conferences you absolutely needed to attend. Now, it’s possible to get visibility, interact or learn something new without physically being at an event. For who says you have to be present to be an…


Added by Mark Willaman on April 9, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Is Your ATS Holding You Back?

Oh how the standards of the recruiting process have changed. As recruiting technology continues to evolve, so do those standards. Each year brings with it a heightened bar for the candidate experience, as well as the success of recruiters. I refer to this evolution asKeeping up in the HR tech arms race. While there is more to the equation, attracting great…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recruiting: just a series of conversations?

Want to get recruiters all riled up? Tell them they ARE sales people. Or, tell them they ARE NOT sales people. Then watch the PASSION ignite. 

Whatever label anyone identifies with, isn’t recruiting just a series of conversations?

We are all familiar with how the 4…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Staffing and Recruiting is not a Sales Job!

So with all the talk about staffing and recruiting and sales or not, I thought I would repost my original post on the subject. With a little twist.

I recently read an article were the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

H-1B Visas for FY2015 Already Gone

Anyone who has not yet filed a petition for a Fiscal Year 2015 H-1B visa is out of luck. As predicted, the available H-1B visas went quickly as …


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How Filtering Applicants with Ranking and Scoring Simplifies Recruiting

In today's economy, companies are flooded with applications for each position that they post as job seekers apply for more positions than ever. One recent study revealed that companies were seeing as many as 211…


Added by Julia on April 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Who's Hiring in the Silicon Cities?

Demand for IT jobs in 2014 has been tracking behind last year, according to WANTED Analytics data. This March, there were 5% fewer IT jobs advertised online than there were during March 2013. Despite being fewer IT jobs available, competition for tech talent continues to be intense. Considering this, we looked at which tech hot…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 8, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Count the Change to Make the Change Count

If you want something different, you must do something different. Even if you want things to stay the same, change is still required. Everything evolves, including the economic climate, needs of colleagues and constituents, the competitive landscape, and the momentum caused by constantly shifting trends. The status quo, if that is truly a desirable state, requires…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 7, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

7 Simple To Dos for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile

To some people it may seem rather ridiculous to share this kind of guidance in 2014, but judging from the anemic LinkedIn profiles I view on a daily basis, it's clear that it's advice people still need. I know everyone is busy, but if how they represent themselves as professionals is important to them (and it should be), they need to make the time to get this particular…


Added by Courtney Hunt on April 8, 2014 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain't One: How To Get Press For Your Recruiting Product

This week at the HR Tech Tank, a startup incubator & networking event for startups and emerging technologies in the human capital management and recruiting space, one of the major topics that emerged as front of mind for attendees echoes that of entrepreneurs everywhere. Once you’ve got a great product, how do you…


Added by Matt Charney on April 8, 2014 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Choose your next ATS in 5 easy Steps

1 Research- Start hunting for ATS vendors relevant to your industry only. Refrain from making assumptions on this stage and ask for referrals, evaluation and the best would be a trial. Shortlist whether your desired ATS caters to staffing, small business or big enterprises. All major ATS…


Added by Rchilli Parser on April 8, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Still learning after all these years

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” ― Richard Feynman

                I have learned over time that…


Added by Derdiver on April 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

The Top 10 Things I Hate About Recruiters

OK, so I know Im a recruiter, but after seeing countless Top  10 Things I Hate headlines, I realize a little recruiter introspection is in order.

Sure, we see what in-house HR hates about us, which is most everything, but how about those of us who are in the…


Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on April 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

America: Unfree?

Gay marriage. Abortion. Equal pay for women. Display the 10 Commandments. ObamaCare. Keystone pipeline. Gun control. Global warming.

Where do I stand on these issues? I'm not sure I should tell you. As it turns out, we have gotten to a point in America where no one can share an opinion or donate to…


Added by Doug Douglas on April 7, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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