Featured Blog Posts – January 2015 Archive (57)

2015 Contract Staffing and Recruiting Trends

2014 was a big year for contract staffing. The “temporary help services sector” added jobs and broke records nearly every month. This growth continues even now that direct hiring has finally bounced back from the recession.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 21, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

The one interviewing method you all should know!

Asking the right questions in a job interview is not easy. Sure there are numerous lists with interview questions, but how can you be sure they fit the job requirements? You can’t. A wonderful counter example would be the question we all know: "what…


Added by Corinna Litera on January 21, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Most Important Goal I Set This Year


Is it really almost the end of January? I'm a big fan of, "Set goals and you will achieve goals," mentality. I usually start putting my business and professional goals down on paper right after Thanksgiving . Then, I write a blog or a memo or something telling everyone else how to do so in early December. Then, I study my goals and get very prepared to make them…


Added by Amy McDonald on January 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Study: The Most Important Characteristic In A CEO Is…

Elon Musk has this skill in bunches, which is why he’s so successful at so many things. Credit: Dan Taylor, Heisenberg Media; Wikipedia Commons

What’s the most important characteristic in a CEO?

Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, …


Added by Paul Petrone on January 20, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Why Hiring Managers are Responsible for Business Branding

How businesses treat their candidates during the recruitment process directly impacts the perception of their brand in the market. The public image of a business doesn’t just stop with the marketing department, it is affected by the way in which businesses treat people – that means potential candidates as well as their customers.

We have seen first hand how…


Added by Enigma People Soultions on January 20, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Engineer underwear and other online recruiting news!

We're already into 2015, and as you might guess, the job board and online recruiting industry is staying busy.


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 20, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Two Recruiting Metrics That Actually Are Worth Measuring

In the mid-2000s, a key metric for customer service reps at Dell Computers was “handle time,” or the amount of time they would spend on the phone with a customer. The concept was it would encourage customer service reps to handle problems quickly.

What happened, though, was that it incentivized customer service reps to transfer…


Added by Paul Petrone on January 19, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Do these 11 things, find a lot more candidates on LinkedIn

Whether you’re in the Matt Charney campor the camp occupied by the likes of Irina Shamaeva and Glen Cathey, LinkedIn…


Added by Stephen Beckitt on January 19, 2015 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Go Home: The Business Case for Work-Life Balance

The well-worn picture of the American Dream typically involves a comfortable home, a decent car and enough in the bank to spring for a vacation every now and again. Less emphasized in this picture, but implied nonetheless, is that people who've worked hard to acquire these things will actually have time to enjoy them.

So it was a little disheartening to find in the…


Added by Kim Peters on January 16, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: GrabCad

How to source on the lesser known sites!! GrabCad

GrabCad, IS a place for Cad experts to show their stuff, and say a little about themselves. It is a place were engineers manage and share their cad files. Think of it as github for Cad people. Few have heard of GrabCad and…


Added by Dean Da Costa on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

11 Clever and Unique Ways to Promote a Job Opening

If you rely on all the usual career-building websites to fill the openings in your company, you aren’t alone. Most employers today use digital job boards to advertise positions ranging from entry-level assistants to high-ranking executives. The problem is that with thousands of other listings competing alongside your own, there’s no sure way to know that your ad is…


Added by Jonathan Hulet on January 15, 2015 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Where to Find Talent for US News' Best Jobs

US News released their best jobs of 2015. To determine their findings they referred to the jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted to have the most growth between 2012 and 2022. They then ranked these jobs according to…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Which fictional recruiter are you?

We’re not quite sure how any recruitment professional worth their salt can get through work without knowing which fictional recruiter they are. How can you pick up the phone, screen candidates and work your way through a mountain of CVs without knowing whether you’re Morpheus or the Hogwarts Sorting…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on January 15, 2015 at 6:39am — 6 Comments

LinkedIn Updates its InMail Credits and Renewals

For recruiters, LinkedIn’s new updates to its InMail credits and renewals seem to be good news to its users. Because these changes can improve its user’s efficiency thus their performance too will ameliorate simultaneously. I’m sure that by now you too are asking the same question as me i.e. what updates, LinkedIn has made to its InMail credits and renewals?  So let’s find out about these changes and use them to our advantage.

But before we move on to the nitty -…


Added by Chinmay Chavan on January 14, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Did Oregon Lose The National Title 'Cause They’re Millennial "Babies”?

Oregon coaches don’t believe in yelling at their players, leading some to wonder if they are insane. Credit: Ytoyoda, Wikipedia Commons

Monday night, Oregon lost college football’s national championship game to Ohio State, despite being heavy favorites and having perhaps the…


Added by Paul Petrone on January 13, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Aligning Candidate Experience to a Great Workplace with @GerryCrispin and @KimPeters

What do Deloitte, Genentech, Intel and Stryker all have in common?

 Easy. They have each won recognition in 2014 for not only creating a great work environment but translating that commitment to the treatment of their candidates – even the ones they don’t hire.

They’ll also be joining us for our next webinar Thursday January 22nd at 11 PST/2pm EST to…


Added by Katrina Kibben on January 12, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Dopamine and Desire

This week I had a conversation with a colleague about how essential crisp well-positioned communication is in business, how much effort it takes, and how rare it is. Later, I had a twitter interaction about new graduates trying to get traction in job searches and how important it is for them to show a human side instead of just being a cover page template. These…


Added by lisa rokusek on January 12, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

6 Recruiting Trends To Watch in 2015 (And Beyond)

With another year ending it’s only natural that all active recruiters are curious about the trends that might make the 2015 year market. So if you are one of those recruiters who like to be aware of the possible challenges that they may face then you have come to the right place.

Therefore here are the “Recruiting Trends of 2015 you should watch out…


Added by Yusuf Pathan on January 12, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

What is the Commercial Use Limit on LinkedIn Search?

It is early January so you may not yet have noticed any change to LinkedIn, but in the background there have been several key changes implemented for 2015. Two of these changes are very significant for recruiters and have the potential to force those that are currently getting by with the LinkedIn Basic account to upgrade to Premium.

The primary reason recruiters tell me that they don’t upgrade their LinkedIn account is that they get most of the functionality they need from…


Added by Chris South on January 12, 2015 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

3 Ways to Shorten Hiring Time in Your Company

Recruiters are consistently pushed to shorten the time it takes to find and recruit new talent. In spite of such pressures, current average time-to-hire is the highest it’s been since 2009, and time-to-hire is only getting longer. The job market is better than it was 5 years ago. Even with more job openings, it still takes too long to bring on a new hire. What is the current …


Added by Raj Sheth on January 9, 2015 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

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