Featured Blog Posts – January 2015 Archive (57)

Culture: A Fitting "Word of the Year" for 2014

As we prepared for an exciting new year at Great Rated!, my colleague Ed Frauenheim recently wrote this excellent article on our blog that I wanted to share with this community as well. – Kim Peters

The word of the year for 2014 was a hopeful one for workers.

Merriam-Webster recently announced…


Added by Kim Peters on January 9, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Who Really Matters in the Global Workplace?

The third installment in the TLS Continuum series is devoted to discovering who really matters in the global workplace. It is the basis of an ongoing debate, sometimes a volatile one at that. The debate is on one hand talking about shareholders and on the other talking about stakeholders.

Which one is more important to your organization?

I will…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 9, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sourcing Candidates In Asia In The Year Of The Goat

2015 is the year of the Goat.  According to the Chinese Horoscope Calendar, this year will bring about further stabilization in the world economy and focus on growth, particularly here in Asia.  Many companies are making direct investments via setting up regional offices, and/or, aggressively seeking strategic alliances and companies to partner…


Added by Howard Ichiro Lim on January 8, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

2 Questions a Candidate Needs To Answer Before Getting Hired

So, let's just say you have just put together an impeccable resume or created the ultimate cover letter that would impress Donald Trump, does that mean that your phone will be ringing off the hook with interview request? Or perhaps you have set up an interview with the CEO of Dream Jobs, Incorporated with the starting salary of $100,000 per year, would you be…


Added by SJ Boyd on January 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hiring in retail, manufacturing or healthcare?




All industries that can be a constant struggle for recruiters to find great candidates.

So what’s the best way to reach job hunters in these and other industries traditionally underserved by LinkedIn’s business…


Added by Katrina Kibben on January 8, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Never Stop Searching LinkedIn

Due to the just-introduced Commercial Use Limit on Search, many LinkedIn members are hitting the search quota for the month in the first day or two of January 2015 - and have to wait another month to search again.…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Reasons your Job May Be Going Unfilled

Currently the average posting period for all jobs is 45 days, according to data from WANTED Analytics. This it the time it takes Recruiters to post new job ads, collect resumes, and begin the interview…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hiring for Cultural Fit: Do You Need the Culture Interview?

Company cultures can look and feel very different from organization to organization. Furthermore, the idea of cultural fit will vary greatly as well. Does it mean the clothes the candidate wears,…


Added by Ryan Mead on January 7, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Team Performance Trends: What's New and What's Next in 2015

The Christmas trees have been dragged to the curb, the New Year confetti has been swept up, and people are getting down to business in 2015.

For many businesses, this means taking an honest look at teams, development, and recruitment. Having the right people in the right positions is more important than ever. Articles like…


Added by David Reddin on January 7, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: How to Maximize the Impact of HR Through Outsourcing

If you are an HR Manager, HR Director or HR Vice President then HR outsourcing might seem redundant considering you work in HR.  However, we recommend you take a closer look at your daily, weekly and monthly activities and where you have the greatest opportunity to add the most value to your company while reducing your overall day-to-day burden of HR tasks.  



Added by Chris Bobcean on January 6, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Hiring Problem That’s Killing Companies And Driving People Bananas

Not only is this problem holding back business, it's driving people nuts.

What if I told you that 80 percent of a particular workforce thought they had a great understanding of what they were doing and what was expected of them. And yet, when you talk to the group that workforce is serving, 61…


Added by Paul Petrone on January 6, 2015 at 11:04am — No Comments

Big Data - What it is and why you can ignore it


Big Data has been talked about at length but what is it and how can it help recruiters? Unfortunately I fear, Big Data is another one of these technical terms that have been corrupted by sales people in an effort to confuse and further corrupted by the confused, of which there are very many.

Big Data is a technical term for data sets that are so complex that they…


Added by Shane McCusker on January 6, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

The complete A-Z of recruitment catchphrases

Every industry has its fair share of insider catchphrases, and recruitment is no exception. Whether you’re a hiring manager, a working professional or a curious job hunter, here’s an A-Z glossary of phrases used by recruiters to add a touch of humour to the job.

Al Desko. Any meal eaten…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on January 6, 2015 at 3:30am — 6 Comments


Information Technology (IT) has always been a bit of a different animal in the job search world. A properly skilled IT job searcher tends to have more opportunities presented to them than perfectly polished candidates in other industries. That's mostly because IT is still an industry that has considerably high demand for talent and constantly evolving skill…


Added by Recruiter Raya on January 5, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Employment Brand

According to Wikipedia, a brand is the “name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller’s product as distinct from those of other sellers.”  In Recruiting, your product is your company, your culture, and your candidate’s experience.  You need to pique interest in the marketplace and make potential candidates want to work for you.

In today’s…


Added by Leanne Goplen Zabriskie on January 5, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Stop treating LinkedIn profiles like Resumes and you'll find more candidates

There's a temptation to search LinkedIn profiles just like you'd search for Resumes.

Particularly in niche markets, it can mean missing out on huge numbers of candidates.

Here are some reasons why:

There's no spell check on…


Added by Stephen Beckitt on January 5, 2015 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

TLS Continuum Part 2: Creating a Center of Excellence

This second installment in this series is considering two issues. The first is where are we as HR professionals? The second looks at what we consider the definition of HR excellence, which will lead us to the roadmap for creating that HR Center of Excellence.

In Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma, the concept is presented that HR is at a crossroads, the…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on January 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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