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… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on January 30, 2013 at 9:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 29, 2013 at 12:30pm —
They say that cold-calling is dead, but if you received a recruiting call from me; I was simply engaging in referral marketing!
Wikipedia defines referral… Continue
Added by Ken Forrester on January 28, 2013 at 8:30am —
Okay, so you have recruited just the right candidate. According to his resume his credentials are impeccable. He has all the required skill sets and vital experience in dealing with all the disciplines the job will require. His references provide you with glowing reviews. You have conducted background checks as part of your employment screening process, and your candidate emerges squeaky clean. Nothing that is noteworthy.
Or maybe there is some kid stuff type offenses on… Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on January 23, 2013 at 7:00am —
Thought I would share an article written by my boss, Ed Guy, who is a veteran recruiter and owner of NationStaff Inc....
I have heard that the most important trait for a successful sales person is the ability to listen. Hear your client and then get them what they want. As a recruiter, the same rings true. Listen to the client and then go find them a… Continue
Added by Evelyn Amaro on January 22, 2013 at 2:30pm —
After two months of running around metropolitan DC in my beloved gas-guzzling Chevy Suburban, I decided it was time for a change. With my miles-per-gallon topping 17 on a good day – a drive to Gainesville and back, I wanted one thing – relief at the pump. I was determined to settle for nothing less than 28 miles to the gallon, which was double what I was getting on basic stop-and-go days. Sounds pretty easy, right? Technically, it was, but that’s where this post begins.
I performed a… Continue
Added by Marcia Call on January 22, 2013 at 2:20pm —
I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by… Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am —
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 company culture, the perfect candidate, candidate attraction, employer branding and the Facebook Social Graph.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:…
Added by Chris Brablc on January 18, 2013 at 10:00am —
For some businesses social media recruiting has become an important part of a solid recruiting strategy. However, There are a lot of businesses who are still figuring out how social media will fit into their overall recruiting mix. This post is for everyone, even if you are already utilizing LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter for… Continue
Added by Prafull Sharma on January 18, 2013 at 9:00am —
Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, announced a plan to hire every veteran who honorably left the military in the last year over the next five years. It is expected that more than 100,000 people are expected to find work through the program, making Wal-Mart’s effort one of the largest… Continue
Added by Meghan Doherty on January 17, 2013 at 9:37am —
Shane Horn - Senior Partner, AdMore Rcruitment
The Competency Based Interview is now widely used and so you will undoubtedly face one as you move through your job search process. Ultimately, this is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your skills and ability to do the… Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on January 17, 2013 at 8:52am —
I started blogging on RBC back in May of 2011. I was just about to go back into recruiting, this time as a corporate recruiter. I’d played around the edges of social media for a while, but this was my first attempt at garnering an audience. I was terrified.
The wonderful people at RBC were very welcoming, and even the mean comments were worth something. I made some great online friends and worked with AMAZING people like… Continue
Added by Amy Ala Miller on January 16, 2013 at 11:00pm —
As promised, this week I will begin discussing the top 3 social sites individually. These posts are written with a new user in mind. I am going to start with Twitter, but please know that there is no rhyme or reason as to the order that I will be discussing these sites on the blog. I think there are huge opportunities with all 3 of these sites and you should be using ALL of… Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on January 16, 2013 at 4:44pm —
With apologies for my miss-use of the French word form, a lot of the recruiting technology that is out there today really is “Les Misérables”. If Fantine was a recruiter and left alone, unemployed and destitute – I could… Continue
Added by Jerry D. Thurber on January 16, 2013 at 10:13am —
Over and over again, and everywhere I look… I am hearing and reading that the 21st Century Workforce is going to be demanding, “flexible hours and flexible work arrangements.” If you think Corporate America is not ready for it, I’ll let you in on a little secret…Staffing and Recruiting Agencies who have access to the latest…
Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on January 16, 2013 at 9:00am —
Are you a likable employee? Are you a likable person? Do you compliment others? Do you genuinely care about others well being? Are you someone else's confidant? Do you encourage others to do their best? When you smile, do you mean it?
Simple questions. Hard answers. I'm not talking about Facebook likable, but truly likable. If you answered… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on January 15, 2013 at 1:30pm —
If you are like many recruiters, one of your New Year's resolutions may be to increase your recruiting cold calls. At the very least, you probably want to increase your placements in 2013, and cold calling can definitely help you do that.
The problem is, few recruiters like making cold calls. But even with the Internet and traffic-driving social media tricks, nothing can quite replace getting on the phone and talking directly with prospective clients.… Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 15, 2013 at 12:58pm —
If you're a top biller and you wonder whether the grass might be greener on the other side, the evidence is likely to have you recommit to your current employer.
Recently Harvard Business Review published an article based on detailed research over seven years into the… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on January 15, 2013 at 5:54am —
I admit it, I am a ‘recruiting-tragic’.
And a symptom of this condition is that I can’t help but think about the hiring implications of almost any situation.
And so it was, a few months ago, travelling with my family in Myanmar (formerly Burma), one of the most isolated countries anywhere, that I was struck with a hiring lesson that resonates across the world, in any situation.
We were in the northern town… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on January 14, 2013 at 10:37pm —
Early in 2012 I was mandated by a global organization to assist them to fill a Vertical Market Director position, which saw me interview some very impressive executives in Europe and the US.
After almost 2 decades in this terrifically challenging industry I honestly feel I have experienced the most interesting of challenges, either on a macro or micro level, and with regards one of those short listed, this was an exceptional circumstance.
One of those attending was a… Continue
Added by Ron Watroba on January 14, 2013 at 12:32pm —