Featured Blog Posts – January 2012 Archive (74)

How To Source Passive Candidates From the News

How to source passive candidates from the news is the topic of this episode of The Jim Stroud Show. Jim demonstrates how to use the video search engine Blinkx as a way to generate leads for recruiting purposes. Also, Jim Stroud reveals the real name of his video editor and the contest winner who will get the prize! Click here to download the show notes.



Added by Jim Stroud on January 24, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Recruiters: Have you ever been fired by a candidate even though they have accepted the position you worked hard to obtain for them? It happened to me today!

Long story but apparently this individual has asked our client that we do not contact him anymore as he felt too "pressured". However he has accepted the role that we introduced to him and did some very creative "out of the box" thinking in order to help him with his main motivating factor for changing jobs which was to reduce his travel time away from a young family. We were successful in cutting it down from traveling 2 weeks a month to a 3 hour different time zone to never (unless he…


Added by Stuart Musson on January 24, 2012 at 10:53am — 6 Comments

What If It Mattered How We Treat Candidates


Economic challenges are allowing organizations to dodge bullets when it comes to the candidate experience.  But times are changing.  As key talent becomes more difficult to recruit, then brand and reputation matter.  And the candidate experience becomes a more significant influence on those key indicators.


In the BtoB (business to business) world, it…


Added by Marvin Smith on January 24, 2012 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

Dinosaurs, neanderthals, and stubborn old fossils. You?

This one is for recruiters. Especially recruiters with a couple of years experience, who think they are good. In fact you may think you are pretty damn good!

Well, there is a huge threat facing you. And it’s not social media, or technology or the economy, or RPO, nor the rise of  in-house recruiters.

It’s you.

To be more specific, it’s your attitude. And to be even more precise, it’s your arrogance and complacency. I can’t tell you how many promising…


Added by Greg Savage on January 23, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

I see dead people...................

I became very angry on Friday due to a client advising me that a CV I’d submitted to him had been sent in the day before by a competitor. I was the only recruiter who has spoken to the candidate and briefed him on the role too. The client sent me the competitor email as evidence of submission with the candidate CV attached. The cheeky competitor had deleted the words “Personal Profile” from the CV’s opening paragraph and substituted “Consultant’s Notes”. As, if!

I take the…


Added by Steve Williams on January 23, 2012 at 4:09am — 16 Comments


Astute employers observe how changes in the professional labor market can affect their businesses. They take the time to define carefully what kind of employee they need, now and in the future. They avoid legal pitfalls that plague other employers.

They use all the hiring strategies available, formal and informal, to increase their chances for hiring the best workers, while reducing the risk of committing to inferior workers. They use the hiring process itself to begin the integration…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on January 20, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

The True Art of Networking

I consider myself a strong networker…….meaning I give as much or more back to my network than I ever ask for or receive.

I am often asked to conduct networking 101 sessions for corporate HR and recruitment teams and provide one-on-one coaching to business leaders on the art of networking.  The number one rule I always spend the most time speaking about is to never take advantage of your network and never make it a one-sided relationship.  You can’t be selfish when you venture into the…


Added by Simon Parkin on January 19, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

6 Tips for Decreasing Application Abandonment

An abandoned shopping cart is THE WORST for online retailers.  So close to making a sale, but the customer just didn’t bite.

Maybe the shopper couldn’t find the shipping costs, and decided to skip it. Maybe an item was out of stock when they went to checkout, so they left the site feeling disappointed. Perhaps they had a question, but it was too difficult to contact…


Added by Jessica Lunk on January 19, 2012 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

The Recruiter's Toolkit - Browser Extensions to Boost your Sourcing Productivity

We had a phenomenal response to yesterday's webinar so here's the lowdown on what we call The Recruiter's Toolkit…

As we move from Application-Screening to headhunting to recruit, our time gets eaten up by distraction and time-consuming online…


Added by Johnny Campbell on January 19, 2012 at 10:49am — 6 Comments

Employers Best Not Use Criminal Records Background Checks as a One Size Fits All

Criminal records background checks are not a one size fits all.   While most employers do conduct criminal background checks as part of their employment screening program, the idea is to use them wisely.  Wisely, in this case, means don't be indiscriminate to where you can get yourself in trouble with the  Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   Pepsi Beverages just found its blanket policy, regarding criminal records background checks, cost them a hefty $3.1 Million in settlement…


Added by Gordon Basichis on January 19, 2012 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

The SOPA-Like Mentality

(reposted from Make HR Happen 1/18/2012)

I feel like I am crossing some sort of cyber picket line by even thinking about posting something about the SOPA protest happening with major players in the online community today. It is uncommon for me to directly comment on political matters because I am basically an advocate…


Added by Tom Bolt on January 18, 2012 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Charles A Krugel - Employment Lawyer - Recording - Recruiting Animal Show

My guest today was Charles A Krugel of CharlesAKrugel.com - an Employment Lawyer in Chicago. He calls himself Chuck.

I had Chuck scheduled for a series shows. He was going to do a 10 minute spot at the opening. But today we kept him on for almost an hour and a half. I presented a lot of possible problem scenarios but the answer to "What's going to happen here?" is often "It depends."…


Added by Recruiting Animal on January 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Hiring Demand for Recruiters Continued in December

Hiring for Recruiters ended 2011 on a strong note. In December, more than 3,900 jobs were posted online for Recruiting jobs - a 4% increase compared to December 2010. The majority (54%) of job ads were posted by corporate HR departments. Staffing firms and recruiting agencies accounted for about 1,800 job ads in December.

Hiring Demand for Recruiters - 4 Years…


Added by Carolyn Menz on January 18, 2012 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Recruiters…Tied Up, or free the shackles…

I’m back at work this week after a refreshing 3 week break - if you can call driving 4,500km’s from one end of Australia to the other, with a 2 & 4 year old in the back seat a refreshing break…

‘Are we there yet?’

‘Can we stop at McDonalds?’

‘Are we there yet?’

‘I’ve got to go to the toilet…’

‘Are we there yet?’ I’m sure you get the general idea….

Anyway, back at work I was tucking into my chicken salad sandwich and bottle of water in the food…


Added by Craig Watson on January 18, 2012 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Interviews are a waste of time ?

  At the end of last year I attended one of Bill Boorman's recruitment unconferences. The basic concept is an open and unstructured forum where recruiters can discuss and debate topics. The very nature of the set-up attracts some interesting characters including a gentleman called Kevin Wheeler who offered a controversial idea that…


Added by Luke Collard on January 17, 2012 at 6:31pm — 21 Comments

Why should you use an executive recruiter to help you find a job when you can do it yourself? Food for thought...

In these modern times of online advertising, digital media and social networking there are many new ways of finding the job of your dreams. You can make dozens of online applications for roles that tick your boxes and eventually you’ll get a call back and an interview – simple really.

So what value does an executive recruitment consultant bring to the process?

Firstly, we know our clients. We know the culture of the company and we know what personal qualities they are…


Added by Yvette McHugh on January 17, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Keeping it real. Six tactics for hard-core recruiters in 2012

No doubt you have been overwhelmed with high-level forecasts from wise recruiting soothsayers about 2012 being the year of mobile recruiting, the critical importance of building talent communities, the rise of employer branding… and many other trends that, truthfully, you hardly understand and definitely have little control over.

These people are smart, and much of what they say is spot on. But a lot is total hogwash too, no more than a distraction, and certainly most of it, you…


Added by Greg Savage on January 17, 2012 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

Looking Up Anybody's Name on LinkedIn While Browsing - a Simple 2-Step Set-up

Yesterday morning I got an email from one of my webinar attendees who is a Sales and Marketing Manager. “I search LinkedIn a lot for lead generation confirmation.”, he writes,  ”I would like to select a name and search directly in LinkedIn only. Can you help direct me on the set up?”

Here is how to set this up.

Download Chrome if you don’t have it. Chrome is a great, fast…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 17, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Swamp People & Recruiters

I came home one evening this past winter to find my husband Jon watching a show on the History Channel.  He was just laughing and saying these people were crazy and that I’ve got to see it.  I had never heard of this show, so reluctantly I agreed to watch.

As he replayed the episode, my first thoughts were “what happened to my intelligent, educated husband…


Added by Tina Guth on January 17, 2012 at 12:29pm — 14 Comments

Where to start differential sourcing for top talent in 2012

My blog


Hi guys, welcome to 2012! Now back at the wheel I have a few observations about how candidate sourcing will be this year and a little more energy to express my thoughts.

I have heard it said that if 2011 was the year of social…


Added by Sarah Calverley on January 17, 2012 at 1:46am — No Comments

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