Featured Blog Posts – January 2014 Archive (72)

Are you bored with RBC?

I too have been bored! Not just here, but everywhere online. Too much noise, nonsense and dumbification. There has been a severe suckage situation for quite some time now across multiple venues. Maybe I'm a fool for saying that (more than handful of times) here, over there, or anywhere. Or, perhaps...?

As a regular contributor and commenter within the HR and recruiting blogging community, I was thrilled to be invited to join RecruitingBlogs’ 2014 Editorial Advisory Board. Yeah, I…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 31, 2014 at 1:00am — 32 Comments

Do You Trust Your Recruiting Analytics?

If you read one of my recent posts, “Getting Started with Recruitment Marketing”, you’ll know my thoughts on the importance of analytics in a total recruitment marketing strategy.

And over the past few months, I’ve noticed…


Added by Chris Brablc on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Can the Job Market Predict the Super Bowl Winner?

A few years ago, RiseSmart, an outplacement company, found a correlation between lower unemployment rates and Super Bowl victories.

They analyzed unemployment rates for the metro areas whose teams played in the past 20 games and found…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

RecruitingBlogs Appoints Anna Brekka To Leadership Team

New Haven, CT –  January 30, 2014: RecruitingDaily, LLC announced today that it has hired Anna Brekka as a key addition to its global leadership team.  Noel Cocca, CEO and Partner of Recruiting Daily, made the announcement.

 “Anna’s accomplishments in the industry are well noted and her vision matches ours. Anna provides a unique skill set that’s really a perfect fit for our…


Added by Noel Cocca on January 30, 2014 at 9:46am — 16 Comments

Recruitment Agency - Providing Countless Options for an Innovative and Fulfilling Career

Getting a job these days is quite challenging granted the cutthroat competition going on in the market. Applicants become so desperate to take one of the limited spotlights that they are to do just about anything for as long as they inch closer to acquiring the jobs they ultimately dream of.…


Added by Jenny ho on January 29, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Don't Fear the Robots

“You know, that little droid is going to cause me a lot of trouble.” – Luke Skywalker

The following post comes to you from Jibe’s Director of Product, Alex Hunsucker. 

Today’s talent acquisition landscape is packed with an array of shiny new technology solutions, which is all well and good and very exciting. But at the same time, it can be absolutely confounding. Recruiting technology – while designed to make life easier –…


Added by Jed Hamilton on January 29, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Do You Have These 5 Recruiter Skills?

Recruiters are not going to succeed by churning out mindless activities that worked years ago, but which are futile now.

We all know that the industry is hurtling through a period of extreme change and evolution.

But, ironically, few recruiters, or even business owners, are focusing on reinventing the skills of their consulting teams. Which is crazy. Because…


Added by Greg Savage on January 29, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

7 Essential Telephone Screening Questions

I’ve seen far too many people fall into this trap over the years and you may well have found yourself in a similar situation either as a hiring manager or as a recruiter.

You’re inundated with applications. You skim through the plethora of cover letters or maybe have a quick glance at the front pages of the resumés starting to clog up your inbox.

A few…


Added by Paul Slezak on January 29, 2014 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Human Capital: Assets or Chattel?

Like most HR professionals my inbox is bombarded with data almost all day. But one caught my eye the other day, which led me to begin to think about the question I posed in the title to this post.

One of the posts I get is from the Networked Lawyer Blog in which they discussed the case of USA vs. Nosal in…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 28, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

8 Signs an Employee is Thinking of Quitting

More than 2 million people quit their jobs in November 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was an increase of nearly 16% over November 2012. (Numbers are not seasonally adjusted.)

That’s a lot of people picking up and leaving their jobs. One of them might even be your…


Added by Jenni Icard on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

How Job Seekers Use Glassdoor Reviews

As an HR analyst at Software Advice, a company that connects businesses with recruiting software vendors, Erin Osterhaus frequently conducts market-research on…


Added by Matt Charney on January 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Are You Hiring for a Data Scientist? Should You Be?

We've seen an increasing number of listings that advertise for the specific job title of Data Scientist. As more companies make use of their data and turn numbers into actionable insight, it's not surprising that data titles are rising in demand.

In January 2013, there were 1,030 job listings that advertised for a Data Scientist. Over the past 30 days, there were…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?

I took my 8 year old nephew to school last week.  He took me into his classroom, introduced me to his teacher and showed me some of the work they were doing.

On a wall at the back of the classroom there was a display entitled – When I Grow Up I want to be a…

Being a recruiter I was naturally drawn to this display, and here are…


Added by Craig Watson on January 28, 2014 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Top 10 Tips For Recruiting The Right People

Your company has grown and you need more qualified professionals to manage things that need to be done. The time has come to hire some additional staff to help you on your way.

But finding the right people who will best contribute to your organization is rather difficult. The…


Added by Alok Mehra on January 28, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Richard Sherman of Recruiting

I love football. I mean I LOVE football. And not in that silly girly way, like I just watch it because I don’t want to be a football widow, or I want to impress my boyfriend or something. No. I LOVE FOOTBALL. There is something very hot about watching a bunch of big tough guys chasing each other around trying to rip each other’s heads off. I know, I probably could benefit…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on January 26, 2014 at 11:47pm — 9 Comments

I sure as HELL Do feel 41!

I realize it has been some time that I have posted here.  I haven't forgotten about all of my beloved friends at RBC.  You know I really don't feel like writing about recruiting, social media, or anything HR right now, but since blogging is a way of therapy- I thought you could get a few laughs.  

So last year I wrote a post Called…


Added by Will Thomson on January 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments


HR Marketer put together a list of the most influential voices on Twitter in regards to staffing and recruiting. Check out the list below and send kudos to the recipients. Click here for more information.…


Added by Jim Stroud on January 24, 2014 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Reefer Madness & Recruiting

There are few topics more taboo in the strange sweater and swag filled world of HR than smoking weed, or “ingesting marijuana,” if you’re an employee handbook or an SPHR. But Colorado’s recent reefer legalization proved a big hit for HR and recruiting content. This coverage certainly sparked a bowl of controversy and commentary about its workplace implications.

While stuff…


Added by Matt Charney on January 24, 2014 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Facebook Sourcing 101

When you think about sourcing through social media, Facebook may not be the first network you think of. But with more than a billion users, Facebook boasts the largest database available.  And with it's new Graph Search, it is increasingly become a good additional sourcing tool for recruiters to have.

Graph Search is a bit limited because you can only…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Is Your Candidate Just Very Confident or Are They Really a Charismatic Narcissist?

Having conducted over three thousand interviews, mainly with accounting staff of all levels of skill from accounts clerks to CFOs, I became very used to minimising the charisma factor in an interview. From hard experience I…


Added by Ross Clennett on January 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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