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3 Stats That Will Take Your Career Site Up a Notch



SuccessFactors (@SuccessFactors) recently released an infographic aimed at “putting your career site on steroids.” We like the sound of that! As one of the most effective tools that recruiters have at their disposal, it’s important to invest in the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

How Do Your Compensation Practices Stack Up?

Each year, PayScale releases a Compensation Best Practices Report with great insights for business leaders to learn and grow from. It is vital for leadership to keep a finger on the pulse of compensation practices and trends in order to stay competitive, attract…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 5, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Experience? I Don't Need Experience to Build an ATS!

I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…

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Added by Doug Douglas on April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: Become a Master of Talent

This week I continue with debunking recruiter secrets, which we've already determined, aren't really secrets at all. To catch up on the series, start with the first post here. Last week, I debunked the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Actually, Recruiting IS Sales - How I've Come To Accept It

I read the article by Kyle Lagunas about recruiting, and how it’s not like selling at all. And while I appreciate his thoughts, I think they are misguided, and frankly, I still think he’s speaking as an "expert" in an area where he doesn’t have any applicable experience. This is akin to me giving stock advice. Sure, I have a brokerage account, but I lack the Series 7 that would be critical for me…

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Added by Pete Radloff on April 4, 2014 at 10:43am — 18 Comments

Evil Empire: LinkedIn Legal Actions Set Dangerous Double Standard

Sell Hack has one employee who spends most of his time working at a completely unrelated startup, has no budget and doesn’t even warrant a company profile on Crunchbase, since it’s got no budget, no capital backing and no plans for monetizing its services.

By contrast, LinkedIn is a blue chip, NASDAQ listed global corporation, with a valuation in the tens of billions of dollars,…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 4, 2014 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

I'm a Recruiter. No, a Salesperson. NO, a RECRUITER!

I’ve always thought of my profession as sales. Always. I started recruiting in the early days of the internet, where training was basically “wanna buy a chicken? No? How about a duck?” until I got my hands on some Danny Cahill Placement 2000 VHS tapes.Ahhh then I was in…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

Bring Back the Romance (A Message to Hiring Managers)

Go back in your mind to your dating years and think of a time when you first met someone who sparked your interest. No doubt, you made it a point to put your best foot forward, to show them what a great catch you were and then went on to give them…

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Added by Pam Sisson on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

EEOC Hearing Examines Social Media in the Workplace and Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law

The lines between employees’ public and private lives have become increasingly blurred, which has led to a complex dialogue around the enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. During a recent open meeting at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), panelists were invited to discuss a wide range of issues including recruitment and hiring, harassment, records retention and discovery. I attended on behalf of DirectEmployers Association and wanted to…

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Added by kpfled on April 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Working in a recruitment agency: How realistic should videos be?

There's an old recruitment joke that's been doing the rounds for years about a recently deceased HR Manager (insert lawyer, management consultant etc) arriving at the Pearly Gates and being given a tour of…

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Added by Ross Clennett on April 3, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Last Installment: March Madness - Which Colleges Have the Most IT Candidates?

Over the past few weeks, we've been comparing colleges and universities to see who has the most graduating candidates for in-demand fields. So far, we examined which colleges have the most …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Social Media Ownership: Recommendations for Employers

Many individuals and organizations continue to struggle with the question of social media ownership, which involves the accounts themselves, individual and page profiles, platform content and posting activity. Most of the related laws and regulations were written long before today's social technologies were even created, let alone widespread, and there are few legal and business precedents to refer to.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 3, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments

Who should we blame for poverty, debt, obesity & ROBOTS?

Poverty, debt and obesity are complex and serious societal issues with multiple potential causes and no simple solutions. That’s why society looks for easy targets to blame.

Robots are also complex and serious, yet in a dramatically different way. Depending on the perspective, robots are either credited…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 3, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

What Can You Discover From Analyzing an Event Twitter Hashtag? A Lot.

HRmarketer software analyzes a lot of HR marketplace data. Every day, this includes tens of thousands of HR-related tweets, Facebook updates and LinkedIn updates, as well as 5,000-plus new articles and blog posts. We bring this up because our ability to analyze this data allows us to answer some interesting…

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Added by Mark Willaman on April 2, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Why I Love My Job In Recruiting

How many people can actually say this after 30 years in the same profession? My last couple of placements were particularly rewarding. And not because of the fee attached (icing on the cake, actually).

The reasons they were so satisfying got me to thinking back on…

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Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Say it Ain’t So: Inequality of Bargaining Power in Contract Negotiations?

I work in a complicated recruiting area –IP law.

Recently, two firms have presented me with oddly inequitable fee agreements during contract negotiations, as though there was no equity in our bargaining powers.

In addition to significant downward pressure on the amount of the fees the companies might pay,…

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Added by Kerry M. Beck Konstantin on April 1, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 4 Things Engineers Hate About Recruiters

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It’s no secret how hard it can be to recruit programmers, designers, or anyone with a technical background. Finding a candidate with the precise skill set you’re searching for can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and matters are made more difficult by the fact that you’re competing with the noise of no doubt hundreds of other recruiters. It should come as no surprise that some very common recruiting tactics are rubbing talent the wrong way,…

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Added by Robert Stevenson on April 1, 2014 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

I am a real person; I have something to say, and I dislike being told I can't say it for money.

I got this in my email:



Tell Us What's On Your Mind. Win $500.…

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Added by Martin H.Snyder on April 1, 2014 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

The Suckiness of Phone Time Reports

Recruiters have lots of metrics that they are measured on, but the most worthless of them all is the Phone Time Report. This is the report that shows how much time a recruiter spends on the phone each day/week/month.

Some live by this report, and for the life of me, I just can't see why. It is filled with abuses and does not accurately reflect the production level or successes of a…

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Added by Doug Douglas on April 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn Files Lawsuit Against SellHack; Why 800 Pound Gorilla Is Scared of A Startup

SellHack is one of those rare tools that actually delivers as promised, meets a real recruiting need and actually lives up to the hype - which isn't easy to do, considering the amount of buzz and word of mouth that this emerging startup has built up in a relatively short amount of time.  What makes SellHack really unique, however, is the fact that unlike so many other point…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 1, 2014 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

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