Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (78)

Why job boards will never replace good recruiters

I have seen many articles written about how companies are using job boards and direct hire methods to cut out the recruiter, and true there are roles that can be hired with little or no interview required (these methods really inspire employee engagement from the outset….not).   True you can get a 100 applicants from LinkedIn, or such like, and have the HR administrator or internal recruiter spend a few hours sifting through the CVs, then a few hours more arranging tests, plus a few more…


Added by Chris Bailey on February 23, 2012 at 3:29pm — 4 Comments

How to save on time, money, efforts in Recruitment?

Working with recruitment agencies to find the right candidates for job vacancies is increasingly seen as a cost-effective and productive way of working for many companies.

The old misconception of – consultants will just send any candidates’ CVs and charge expensive fees – may still be held by some companies but this is often due to a lack of understanding about the features and benefits of recent recruitment agency’s service, competition and market demands.

1. Client’s…


Added by Raman Ramamurthy on February 23, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Stick or twist - how long should you give an underperformer ?

The recruitment industry is littered with bad and expensive hiring mistakes. Nearly all agencies at some point have hired a consultant that doesn’t work out. Most of us have an example of the experienced consultant who promises the world, talks the talk, and  is always on the verge of a big fee, but month after month has little to show. Or the rookie who is full of enthusiasm…


Added by Luke Collard on February 22, 2012 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

My day in detail...

Here is how my day went last Thursday...

6:00 AM

Woke up, grabbed the iPhone, checked my work email, checked the news, played Words with Friends (addicted and not ashamed), got out of bed, walked the dog, fed the dog, picked out clothes, checked my work email again, got in the shower, headed to work.

8:00 AM

Walked in the building (Tower Place in Buckhead, GA), went the shop to get my coffee and bagel, headed to the office, logged into Citrix, enjoyed my raison…


Added by Zachary Sines on February 22, 2012 at 5:17pm — 8 Comments

Tommy Lawson - Background Checker


Muted the crew 4 the 1st half hr. Took away some of the liveliness but I didn't have to fight to ask a question. Aftershow hosted by @NateSigma. …


Added by Recruiting Animal on February 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Why So Many Recruiters Burn-Out or Fade Away...

Here is an Irony for you: The Contingency Recruiting Industry has the Highest Turnover Rate of any industry. It is a well-kept secret because of the obvious implications. With an approximately 90% recruiter turnover within the first year, recruiting has to be one of the toughest things in the world to do, intellectually speaking. So, I’m not comparing it to the military or being a fireman or police officer, but in terms of the amount of disappointment that a person experiences at work. Many…


Added by Drue De Angelis on February 22, 2012 at 11:44am — 14 Comments

What Moneyball Sourcing Teaches Us About Social Recruiting


The Moneyball Sourcing model also provides a new lens to look at sources of current and future talent.    The Moneyball Sourcing Model follows 3 steps:…


Added by Marvin Smith on February 22, 2012 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Diary of a Wimpy Resume: How to Avoid Getting Picked On

You have read many politically correct publications on how to write an effective resume broken down by industry, level of experience, geographic culture, style and presentation. They are all correct, but are they meeting your needs? We are going to take a slightly different approach to resume writing, identifying the pitfalls so you can avoid a recipe for disaster.

At the end of this piece, you will have to ask yourself this question: Is my resume a wimp? We will…


Added by Mark A. Leon on February 21, 2012 at 10:15am — 8 Comments

How To Source C++ Experts

Jim Stroud demonstrates how to use Quora as a recruiting tool to find experts in C++ and contact them.

Added by Jim Stroud on February 21, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

The ONLY recruitment metric that matters…

You have a lot of things to do in your job. Am I right?

You are super-busy all the time. Candidates to interview. Resumes to prepare. References to take. Sales calls to make. Visits to go on. Calls to return. Admin to tie up. Your company also has a raft of KPI’s and activities they want you to meet. It never…


Added by Greg Savage on February 20, 2012 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Do You Confuse “Sourcing” with “Recruiting?”

“I recruit using Dice.” “I recruit using social media.”  “I recruit using LinkedIn.”  “What is the best job board to recruit Sales (or IT or Marketing or Finance, etc) candidates?”  These are all questions I have seen repeatedly in recruitment Yahoo! Groups or in LinkedIn Groups.


It appears that many companies confuse sourcing with recruiting, possibly since many sourcing tools try to sell themselves as recruiting tools.  While sourcing is certainly important, it is the third…


Added by Bill Humbert on February 20, 2012 at 7:01pm — 5 Comments

My Favourite Online Tools (as a Recruiter)

OK, so I'm not the most online literate recruiter but neither am I the worst. I am a successful recruiter though; so I must be doing something right non? For what it's worth here are my top 7 must-use online tools that I use day-in-day-out. I'd love people to suggest others that I might use instead or as well and I think my habits could probably be transferable to other professions; so I hope it has some resonance beyond recruiting:…


Added by Robert Wright on February 20, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

What the latest Google changes mean for Recruiters

Google is constantly working to develop and improve its product offering. These changes meet with differing levels of approval from the world at large, but regardless of how we see them, the changes are here to stay.

Some facts

Google is the world’s No.1 search engine. It owns You Tube, the…


Added by james nathan on February 20, 2012 at 4:44am — 5 Comments

Building Talent Communities in under 30 minutes a day with Maren Hogan Registration

Not sure if you have noticed but Talent Communities have been disgustingly sitting at the top of recruitment conversations over the last 12 months. Well, its been longer than that, but the last 12 months has proven to show some return. We decided to bring in someone that does this for a living to share some tactical strategy with the community.…


Added by Ryan Leary on February 18, 2012 at 3:05am — No Comments

Another Recruiter Sullying Our Good Name

I think Sandra posted a blog a few days ago about an embarrassing email (obviously automated) looking for a lower level candidate sent to a C-level candidate/friend of hers. So naturally a few days later, I got a similar email.

I am 24 years old, 2 years out of college and still in my first job (as a recruiter, which I love). I in no way shape or form even remotely qualify for this position, not to mention I don't have any of the certification requirements. My experience is…


Added by Megan Flynn on February 17, 2012 at 12:25pm — 51 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.11.12 to 2.17.12

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 #Linsanity, employer branding, sourcing on social media, challenge in careers and employee shelf life.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…


Added by Chris Brablc on February 17, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

America's Long-term Jobless Still Struggling

There was a great article in the February 11th issue of USA Today’s Money section titled, “America’s Long-term Jobless Still Struggling”. In case you missed it here is the link:



Added by Frank Mayr on February 17, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Monster Resume Database & Power Search: Has-been or Hidden Gem?

Monster Worldwide put out a press release yesterday to announce that they had…


Added by Johnny Campbell on February 17, 2012 at 4:14am — 2 Comments

Get Off The Vendor List. Right Now. I Mean It.

I’m starting to notice something. A lot of the complaining about internal recruiters comes from TPRs trying to work with large companies where they’re trapped by or redirected to the dreaded vendor list. You know the ones – Fortune 500 Company, hundreds of positions, and you’ve got junior HR chickie saying you have to be on a list with 40 of your closest friends before you can submit a candidate. Never mind that your guy is perfect for the job. Forget that the VP of Whatever is your best…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on February 16, 2012 at 5:00pm — 26 Comments

Process & Lean Versus TPR

This is my first blog.  I'd envisaged writing something uplifting, inspiring, humerous or even educational.  However, unfortunately, I'm going to have a whinge! But only in the hope that there’s someone out there who can feel my pain and share their experience.

First, a bit of background… I relocated to North America last year from the UK, no regrets – I’m loving it here, both personally and professionally.  I am a headhunter, searching for the passive candidate that my clients can’t…


Added by Kerris Hougardy on February 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

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