January 2013 Blog Posts (182)

Attraction Strategy: Merely an innovation of creativity?

The recent decision by the RAD Awards not to shortlist, or appoint a winner due to the quality of the entrants for their candidate experience category raises some interesting questions regarding the candidate experience and its perceived place within recruitment marketing. The fact that the category was introduced…


Added by Laura Purt on January 31, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

4 Ways to Master Interviewing for a New Job

Art of the Interview

by Mike Barefoot

Senior Account Executive at Red Zone Resources Staffing & Recruitment


Twitter:  @RedZoneJobs

Why Are Interviews…


Added by Mike Barefoot on January 31, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Contract Staffing Hot in Business Professional Sector

As job creation in the professional arena continues to drive the economic recovery, the Business Professional and Support Staff sector is becoming one of the hottest areas for contract staffing.  

According to Top Echelon Contracting's (TEC) 2012 statistics, Business Professional and Support Staff contractors accounted for 25% of our contract placements, compared with 16% in 2011. The only sector to bring in more contractors last year was Healthcare.

This is no…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 31, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Unselfishness - Be the Tortoise

Bill Snyder, Kansas State's legendary football coach, is famous for his 16 goals for success. His players recite the line: "...to common goals & being successful. Individually, if we  accomplish these goals, the entire team will be…


Added by Todd Wilson on January 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Right Approach to Avail SAP Jobs

In recent times, one employment sector which is showing an impressive hiring trend is the field of SAP and IT recruitment. SAP is a one of the biggest and famous IT companies with a strong global presence. The Germany based company has maintained a stable presence in the enterprise software market and catered to the requirements of the customers consistently for the last few years. SAP has earned specialisation in Customer Relationship Management based enterprise software, Enterprise…


Added by Daniel Smith on January 31, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

The Walk


Sometimes I feel like talking about recruiting.  After all, it is my profession and I truly love what I do.  I like talking about trends, recruiting topics, and sometimes I just like to vent about what happened with candidates and managers.  That being said, there are only so many things you can talk about in recruiting.  Recently, my eyes have begun to…


Added by Will Thomson on January 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Matt Charney - Corporate Recruiting Superstar

A very lively show featuring The Matt Charney, Jerry Albright, Mike Astringer, Cathy Mannis, Alan Fluhrer, Rebecca Sargent. 

Comments From Twitter

Darrell Disco: How was today's Animal Show.…


Added by Recruiting Animal on January 30, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What's the Unemployment Rate for the Candidates YOU Place?

When it comes to recessions, recruiters have long pointed out that the unemployment rate for the people they place is traditionally lower than the unemployment rate for the people they don’t place.

And recent statistics appear to validate that point.

According to those numbers, which were recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a college degree are enjoying more of a recovery (i.e., landing…


Added by Matt Deutsch on January 30, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ten Incredible Facts: The Mobile Web

10 Facts about the Mobile Web

Added by Joel Cheesman on January 30, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are You Applying The Art of Persuasion To Your Staffing / Recruiting Business?

Take a minute to watch this TED Video before reading further.


Welcome Back!

If you feel as if your staffing / recruiting business is like playing

a violin in a concert hall, with thousands of adoring fans,

Congratulations ~ You get it!!!

You can stop reading.

For the rest of us….

Now, if you feel as if you are playing on the subway platform to…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Simple Things

My father is a dentist.  No one likes going to the dentist.  It usually costs a lot of money, and without a doubt, there are varying degrees of pain.  A toothache is awful and the thought of someone working on that tooth is like fingernails on a chalkboard.  Being unemployed is not fun.  It is not any different than getting a tooth pulled.   

One thing…


Added by Will Thomson on January 30, 2013 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Nimble Thinking

Your Radical Accountability Minute: Nimble Thinking

In this first podcast from his new series ‘Your Radical Accountability Minute’, Scott discusses the decision making process of think, ponder, and act – and why pondering needs to be taken out of the mix.…


Added by Scott Wintrip on January 30, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

Would you be more likely to hire someone with these soft skills?

Hi - we have been running trials of a new product which produces a soft skills report. The idea is that with the CV and the soft skills report in hand the employer is more likely to say yes.

So - would YOU be more likely to say yes if you saw these validated soft skills attached to a CV? (these are mine by the way so be nice!)

Soft Skills of Mr Hilditch, Validated by Improved Employees

This overview outlines the natural soft-skills of Mr Hilditch and has an…


Added by David Hilditch on January 30, 2013 at 5:40am — 6 Comments

Analyse the Needs of Facilities Management Job and Prepare Accordingly

Recession greatly impacts every form of jobs. Companies allocate tight budget and supervise that the allocated money is fully utilised. Thus, Facilities Management (FM) jobs have undergone dramatic changes. These managers have to perform many more tasks than the traditional managers in this sector. FM sector offers lot of promising career options where growth possibilities are also high. However, only education is not enough for these diverse FM positions.

Needs of FM…


Added by Daniel Smith on January 30, 2013 at 4:31am — No Comments

The Impact of Your Footprint on Your Workforce

Some business owners and HR managers may think that getting the best employees means offering the best benefits, including 401(k) contribution plans and an easy-going working environment. However, those aren’t the only things applicants want to see. Those types of benefits make something a good job. More and more, people want to work for companies that are environmentally-conscience and contribute to product/service…


Added by Erica Bell on January 29, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Recruiter's Self-Awareness - keys to a success recruit

Each recruit is different.  Candidates are motivated by a variety of factors of various importance – money, title, job description, geography, career path, family issues, ego.  Each candidate has a unique combination of these motivational factors.  Along with these are our (as recruiters) emotions, which will range from love to hate.  Understanding and controlling our emotions can go a long way to help more accurately analyze the candidates’ mix of motivating factors, as well as lead to…


Added by Steve Fleischner on January 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Death by Social Media...

There has been a lot of talk lately regarding Social Media and being the up-to-date guru I like to pretend I am I felt this was an area that warranted a few comments.  Firstly we must accept that many don’t yet know how to appropriately use their social media presence, if your Facebook pic is a tumbling portrait of you after a few beers you’re probably not giving the image you ought to be.…


Added by Marie-Clara Thaureux on January 29, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

6 Career Site Mistakes you may be doing today


With the information boom, candidates expect employers to provide them with the necessary information in order to make an informed decision on their careers.  And while this happens via social recruiting, conversations with employees and information found on the internet (whether that’s sites like Glassdoor or message boards), a lot of the impression that candidates have for your organization can be gathered through your Career Site.  And in many cases, it represents your…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 29, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Hey Recruiters ~ GET OUT!!!!

Working the same place, all day, every day causes people to spend too much time in their own heads. Repetitive actions combine with static environment causes ideas to go stale, perspective demolishes and overall productivity goes down. It’s important to the longevity of Recruitment Professionals career not to get caught in this rut. Going out and see clients and candidates…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

It's All About The Customer Experience

When you think of recruiting in retail, you need to think about customer experience first. The entire success of a …


Added by Keri Brzozowski on January 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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