Far too many position descriptions are complicating the recruitment process, rather than helping recruiters to recruit the right person. Good recruitment always starts by having a crystal clear understanding of what the role is (and not is). This is also fundamental for any advertisement, as role clarity is the key for finding the right person.
As I indicated in a previous blog, having a well-written role competency profile is critical - not a flowery or generic description of tasks… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 30, 2009 at 5:06am —
I'm not a handy man. I try, but to be bluntly honest... I'm useless, light globes I can do, mow the lawn... OK, cut stuff up.. OK, but anything useful, work on the car, fixing broken things in general.. no way! Much to the distress of my wife and probably embarrassment of my Dad, who is the most MacGyver type guy I know.
However I was partaking in some blokey (for those in the US, read REAL MANLY) outdoor activity, had the women folk inside tending to the young 'uns. OK I was outside… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on August 30, 2009 at 11:00am —
I love twitter for a lot of reasons. I'm happy that I am alive in the same era that twitter arrived in because I love it that much. What I love the most about twitter though is how it works and how it enables a lot of possibilities and how it works with job distribution but the great thing is that twitter works I think with almost everything.
About a month ago… Continue
Added by Slouch on September 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
From: $ apropos
In the past couple of posts I have spent some time pondering how SNS can/will be incorporated into recruiting efforts. I looked at how Asurion Mobile Application’s AddressBook might integrate with an ATS, such as Jobvite. Both are focused on making use of and managing SNS based efforts, and therefore offer a way to capitalize on those technologies.
So at this point I feel the need to play devil’s… Continue
Added by Chuck Hudgins on September 1, 2009 at 12:15pm —
Thank you for spending the time to conceive and prepare your resume. The multiple-colored fonts, 24-point type and boldly framed five pages documenting your experiences have, indeed, caught my eye. In addition, I appreciate your sleuthing skills in having found my contact information, and I remain impressed by your initiative to leave me five voicemail messages this week.
Unfortunately, the hiring manager with whom I am working has already selected a… Continue
Added by Suzanne M King on September 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
The other night I had the pleasure of being on the HR Happy Hour show with Steve Boese. I'm a bit of a fish out of water when getting heavily into HR talk because I'm not an HR guy. I'm a recruiting business guy. However, it was fun and there were several topics that came up that I think are worth exploring in much greater detail. As an aside, one that did not come up was the story of the night Tracy Tran missed the game of the century in order to save the planet. A night I'll never forget and… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on August 30, 2009 at 1:11pm —
I see a lot of the inside of planes. Being responsible for a recruitment business in upwards of 25 cities, in 15 countries, takes care of that. And I have been a Qantas “Platinum Frequent Flyer” for 8 years straight as a result.
Lately I have been assessing why I usually fly Qantas, as I have been getting more and more aggrieved at the airlines pricing policy. Seriously, Qantas regularly have Business Class seats at TWICE the price of comparable airlines to places like Shanghai,… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on August 31, 2009 at 7:49am —
I'm sure you've heard the a saying, "The grass isn't always greener". Does this apply to you when it comes to your career? How many times have you left a company thinking it was the right thing to do?
Maybe you left for:
- more money
- loftier title
- closer to home
- more flexibility
- better people
The problem is once you get to the new company you realize they have their own warts that you didn't see during the interview process. This blog… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 31, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Let’s admit it, a consultant’s life is not exactly stress-free. Yes, there are no routine office pressures, no back biting to manage, no office politics to deal with and no boss to breath down your neck. That makes life much better for a consultant than for regular employees. But, there is always the uncertainty of work, low work periods, delays in payments and sometimes too much work coming your way. All these can cause grief, stress and in extreme… Continue
Added by Sia Collins on August 31, 2009 at 7:00am —
From Chuck Hudgins' Blog: $ apropos
Over the course of the last few posts, I have fleshed out what I take to be the important aspects/core concepts of cloud recruiting. Two of the main points were:
Making use of social networking technology (using the same technology that makes up the cloud to connect others to the cloud)
Understanding that, in order to harness the power of free and apply… Continue
Added by Chuck Hudgins on August 28, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Many people have fallen victim to the ever fragmenting employment industry. High job board costs force companies to explore alternative avenues for advertising available positions and the scattering of jobs force job seekers to post their resume to multiple employment sites. Millions of jobs are left unfilled, millions of job seekers are left out of work, and thousands of job boards are cashing-in on the failures of both.
Overhead and value perception have created an unbalanced range… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on August 30, 2009 at 6:40pm —
Staying fluid to the changing times is as necessary as the air you breathe to support your life. Change is constant. Inclement weather to clear skies, poverty to abundance, fear to certainty, unemployed to employed, in order to remain current you need to embrace change like an old familiar friend. Remaining flexible and being confident that change is imminent whichever way the wind is blowing will help you. Go ahead and bend really, you won’t break.
Your career will take shape when… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Saying that the job market has changed is an understatement. Everyday we talk to people who have come up short using the tried and true methods of ten years ago. Meanwhile success stories continue to emerge about people tweeting their way to their dream job or being discovered on their blog. Now of course this won't be everyone's experience, but there is a reason why this is becoming a growing phenomenon. These people have figured out that the people… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on August 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
“You are no one if you are not on Twitter”, a song by Ben Walker
is sure to become an anthem for those use social media to communicate every second. Though envisioned as an SMS based social network,Twitter has become a fast and an effective communication tool. Today, it has crawled over every form of business leaving its imprints on them. Recruitment is one industry which has jsut joined the bandwagon.…
Added by Padameshwar on August 27, 2009 at 2:03am —
We have all heard the hype on the baby boomers and the void they will leave in the workforce. In addition, the growing skills gap and talent shortage leave many organizations concerned about the future. This very concern has fueled a talent war as companies compete for highly skilled executives and superior performers to fill the void.
You don't have to take shelter yet. Succession planning
is your best… Continue
Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 26, 2009 at 5:53pm —
This is going to be a post that will really be necessary to have a community discussion and feedback. I have had the experience to play in what I will refer to as the Direct Recruiting Marketing and the Indirect Recruiting Market.
Let me explain...Direct Recruiting
is the action of calling a specific person with the intent to sell them on a job and get them interested in a particular position you are recruiting for.
is the action of calling a… Continue
Added by Darrin Grella on August 26, 2009 at 5:30am —
Since the iPhone came out in Australia over a year ago, adoption of the device has been huge. Recruiters love buying fancy things and many of us have an iPhone. How many of us actually use it for work purposes? Below I will give you a run down of 10 applications that I think can help you become more productive at work.
reQall captures tasks and ideas… Continue
Added by Ian Lenehan on August 26, 2009 at 7:46am —
One of the things we were exposed to at the Disney Institute was a presentation on People Management in the Magic Kingdom. We were told all kinds of general facts, including that:
At Disney, all employees are referred to as Cast Members
Disney has over 2200 job titles with specific position descriptions.
Disney promotes largely from within. Phil Holmes, VP of the Magic Kingdom started his Disney career as a part time 3rd shift cast member zeroing out cash… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on August 24, 2009 at 2:39pm —
Jason Davis and I sat down at a desk of his a number of years ago when recruitingblogs.com was in it's infancy. To be honest, I think I was the 9th member to join up. There was definitely less than 20, and more than 5 members.. At one point, I had every single member as my "friend". I now have only 80 or so friends. Jason is both someone I respect professionally and a friend here in Toronto. Hats off to him.
Why the accolades now? Well, through recruitingblogs. i've met a contact… Continue
Added by Kalch on August 21, 2009 at 5:01pm —
Having spent most of my career of 20 years identifying and winning customers, I see the process of recruiting talent into the company in a similar light. Let us analyze the process of winning the right customers for a product or services company. First, the marketing team BUILDS a BRAND for the target audience. Then, the sales team is tasked to identify all the potential customers interested in the product by FILLing a sales funnel. It is then the function of the management team to SELECT the… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on August 24, 2009 at 11:00pm —