With the Recruiting Innovation Summit this week in San Francisco, I thought it was as good a time to discuss innovation in our space and discuss how and why it comes about.
I’m not down there but our CEO Mike Hennessy & CSO Scott Fowle are, if you want to get your SmashFly fix.
So let’s get…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — 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 personal branding, building rapport, employer branding, social media and the ATS.
A reminder that the Candidate Experience Awards have started accepting applications for this year’s awards. To get further…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Yeah we said it. HR, Recruiting, Hiring. The people in charge of people are the most important part of any organization. Not only do they bring in the people that make the company who it is and what it is, they also create the culture with which future…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 23, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
We would like to invite everyone to check out the group Service Provider Solutions a one stop shop for human resource managers, directors, recruiting agencies and staffing firms seeking solutions or seeking additional training or certification credit hours to connect with a multitude of industry service provider companies such as: educational, payroll, back office, financing, professional employer…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
With any job, it's important to know where you stand and then set goals for yourself, and often times this is a numbers game. As the hiring manager, your goals need to be something tangible and quantitative. It's not enough to show the metrics of your busywork (humber of job ads posted, hours logged or resumes read).
To prove your recruiting and hiring methods work, you…Continue
These days, HR and Recruiting professionals seem to post new jobs everywhere, from niche sites, to job board aggregators to industry-specific landing pages and of course, all the social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This can put a new or startup hiring team in a quandary. Where to come up with hefty job board fees? What if we can't afford (or don't need) the sophisticated tools that LinkedIn has to offer? Finally, the most important question of all:
Is having MORE…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've been thinking a lot about Applicant Tracking as it relates to social. There is a clear trend towards social networking profiles becoming more widely used to evaluate talent. A Linkedin profile + Twitter stream + Facebook Likes can tell you a lot more about a candidate than just a plain paper resume.
So the question is, is it time for an ATS that lets you apply via social only? What if you just required the candidate to submit…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 14, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!
So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Remember when you got to go to camp or on a field trip as a kid and there was always that handy dandy checklist to help you pack? Wouldn't it be nice if that were something that you got in real life too? Just like we talked about last week, we're doing a great series called "The First in HR" and we want to give you real tools that you can use every day.
Building an HR Department within a new or established company is going to take some work, but with a solid plan and…Continue
The moving target that is the job Description!!
We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Boolean Operators Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…Continue
The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!
We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…Continue
Who should you follow!! Updated
So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Resume and Profile Search Engine Optimization
Job boards and social media have totally changed the game for job seekers and recruiters. Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) can give you the upper hand when developing your on-line profile and resume.…
As noted in previous posts, I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a job board good – or not. Below are a few questions to that effect – and yes, some employment sites have these features, but most do not. Maybe there absent features you’ve wondered about?
When we talk about building a Talent Network, we speak a lot about providing a number of options and ways for candidates to opt-in to this network, whether that’s in job distribution campaigns, on the Career Site or a number of different locations. But the second half of that equation and just as important is your recruiters / sourcers proactively sourcing candidates into your…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Added by Suzanne Vaughan on August 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Read the latest post from Elise Jennings!
The Olympic Games are underway! Just six days ago we watched 10,000+ athletes walk out during the opening ceremony waving and smiling at over 4 million international spectators. One can only imagine what a population increase of 4 million people would be like. The UK went through a great deal of preparation in London to not only accommodate the visitors, but also when it came to the organization and readiness of the workforce at…Continue