February 2012 Blog Posts (214)

Embrace Social Media...?

Some consultants would tell me, “It’s about time you jumped on the bandwagon!” Others would say, “That is so 30 seconds ago – now we are talking mobile recruiting!” Other consultants would say, “Certainly you have begun offering the new…!”

It is interesting to have over 30 years of experience in any field. It gives you a certain perspective that less seasoned (okay, younger) professionals do not have. Over those years in recruitment, you learn about people and their behavior, simply…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 2, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hiring Demand – New York vs. Boston

We recently came across an article that compared the jobless rate for the city of each team that competed in the Super Bowl over the last 20 years.  They found that the lower jobless rate predicted the Super Bowl winner in 17 out of the past 20 years.  So, we thought we'd put our own spin on this and talk about Hiring Demand in the two cities that are home to our Super Bowl…


Added by Carolyn Menz on February 2, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The 6 Best Times to Suggest Contract Staffing to Clients

Any time is a good time to offer contract staffing services to your clients. But the recruiters we work say there are certain times when you should take extra care to mention that you are able to handle contract job orders:

1. When you get a new client  It's a good idea to let new clients know about ALL the services you provide, including contract staffing.

2. When a client has a position that is difficult to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 2, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Understanding The World Recruiters Live In


Blog: www.recruitwarstories.net


For all those folks out there that think that we are the unnecessary evil, understand the importance of a good recruiter, networker, and ally within your search for a position or hiring decision.   


 At first we can appear…


Added by Todd Schecter on February 2, 2012 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Study: Younger Candidates (Recent Grads) Not Prepared to Succeed

Are new graduates making the grade in today’s fast-paced business environment?

According to a recent study by the Global Strategy Group, the answer to that question is a firm…


Added by Matt Deutsch on February 2, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

You Don’t Need to be Budweiser to Have a Great Ad Campaign

Every year we can expect to see Budweiser fill several spots during the Super Bowl. But an ad engagement survey shows that Budweiser is the brand least likely to see a return on its investment in Super Bowl ads this…


Added by Jessica Lunk on February 2, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Powerful Screening Tool for HR and Recruiting

With hundreds of resumes to review on a daily basis, recruiters and hiring managers need an efficient, scalable solution for filtering and identifying the right candidates. Video interviewing empowers recruiters and HR professionals to engage qualified candidates faster, and improves collaboration with hiring managers.

Recently my business has been looking for a technology professional, who possess not only technical skills, but the ability to communicate well with others.  It sounds…


Added by David DeCapua on February 2, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments

Here is what separates a great candidate from a good one.

Interesting post I read this morning.

Matthew Swyers writes:

In my career I have reviewed thousands of resumes and conducted hundreds of employment interviews for both The Trademark Company and other businesses for which I have worked. In doing so, I got to see the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in terms of resumes, interviewing skills, and the like. For other CEOs looking to hire, here's…


Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on February 1, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Can we help candidates sense a better career?

This article originally appeared on NAS Talent Talk

In the last several years, recruitment has made great strides in heightening the pre-career experience for potential candidates.

Through the delivery system of…


Added by Charles Davis on February 1, 2012 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

Post and Prey Recruitment

As I chat with companies regarding a potential recruitment contract, it has become apparent that many companies follow the same process as candidates.  They post jobs on the Internet and pray they will receive the best replies from candidates.  You see evidence of this on Yahoo Groups and occasionally in various LinkedIn groups when recruiters ask where they may post for different types of candidate.


A couple of months ago a Senior Corporate Recruiter informed me that they…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

It’s Time to Automate Intelligently in Recruiting

In order to have a successful recruitment marketing strategy, you are going to have a lot of moving parts and tasks that are fundamental to your strategy.  From job distributionto sourcing to social recruiting to screening candidates, your recruiters will spend their valuable time making sure these…


Added by Chris Brablc on February 1, 2012 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

Metrics Schmetrics... How do I really know if my search is on track?

I had a client ask today about metrics.  How do we know if our search efforts are successful and if we’re effective?

There could have been a complex answer about call and interview stats, but for me it boils down to how many people we…


Added by Kristina McDougall on February 1, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Hiring for Supply Chain Professionals Ramps Up

Companies have been focusing more on their supply chain security as a way to prevent losses and ensure quality of their products – especially in today's global market. This is being seen all the way to the US government, which announced a National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security last week. Companies that are focused on their supply chains are hiring along with this…


Added by Carolyn Menz on February 1, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments


Maybe you are the newbie in the office, or perhaps a new person has joined your organisation, or maybe you head up a division within a company that requires fresh blood.

Whatever the case, everyone knows what it feels like to be new. The question is are you making the most out of your new role?

Embarking on a new career journey can be a very nervous…


Added by Lipton Fleming on February 1, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

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