February 2014 Blog Posts (146)

Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process

By the time you've created a compelling job description, posted said job description, proactively sourced…

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Added by Jen Dewar on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Innovation or disruption? - the job board changes

Big change is so sudden. Right? Remember how LinkedIn came out of nowhere and revolutionized the recruiting industry? Oh right – they started in 2004. Well, how about Indeed and the rush to PPC? Oops – they launched in…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Two tips I learned from 30 years of business warfare.

This is a short blog. Which is ironic because it took me 30 years to learn what I share here.

Read carefully please. This will save you a world of pain.

  • When things are going well, when then results are good, when it seem you can do no wrong, be sure you don’t get taken in by your own bullshit. We are never as good as we think we are. And be careful too, not…
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Added by Greg Savage on February 24, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Tips for Better Performance Reviews

Performance reviews have a bad reputation: employees usually dread them, and managers often see them as an obligation. If done right, performance reviews can encourage high performers and motivate those who aren’t yet doing well. This…

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Added by Cristopher Denton on February 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Monster Shopping Spree: Big Board Swallows Social Recruiting Startups

A little over a year ago, Monster Worldwide saw its shares plummet after CEO Sal Ianuzzi admitted that he wasn't certain when - or if - the once venerable company would find a buyer,…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 24, 2014 at 2:05pm — 3 Comments

Applications - Just Do It!

There are fewer things in this world that irritate me more than when someone can’t follow simple directions. For example, fill out the application (at the time after we’ve scheduled an interview of course – I wouldn’t want to enrage any of the candidate experience gods by asking for legal paperwork too early on when I should be offering a Frappa Mocha Someshit so that I can make…

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Added by Pete Radloff on February 24, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

See it!!! Feel it!!! Change it!!!

See It!! Feel It!!! Change it!!!

In the beginning of March I will be traveling to Raleigh to participate in the Capital Associated Industries Conference "HR 20/20: Focus, Evolve, Lead, facilitating a breakout session on identifying waste in your organization. As I look around the HR space many conferences are including similar programs on change management. However the…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 24, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Deal Hibernation

Like a bear taking a long Winter’s nap, it’s common that a deal goes into its own version of hibernation. At first the buyer seems ready to buy, creating hope for the salesperson. Then, a shift in priorities puts the sale on hold for weeks, months, or even years. Even the very best, most experienced salespeople can’t avert this from happening at least some of the time.

Managing the sales process once a deal goes into hibernation is one of those advanced sales skills whose mastery…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on February 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Three Steps To Successful Technical Recruiting!

During my over 25 years as an executive recruiter I have witnessed many companies that do not know how to hire appropriately. Instead of a systematic process of executive recruitment, they tend to haphazardly go about scientific recruitment, engineering recruitment or IT recruitment. For example, the first response from a recent, potential client was, “when will we see…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sourcers/Recruiters Checklist: 13 Steps to Staffing Success

So I have been asked a lot about how I keep things straight, and do what I do. I always refer them to my PM and words to recruiting by posts. So this post is additional to those, consisting of a simple checklist.

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting to Lose

"I think you need to have a program that funnels the right people to the top." — Rick Patzke

That quote sounds like it comes from a recruiting professional, no? Well, it doesn’t. Rick Patzke is actually chief operating officer of USA Curling, but he is speaking about recruiting, in a roundabout way. And yes, this is your obligatory Winter Olympics-themed post... just in time for the closing ceremony. Phew.

USA Curling takes …

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Added by Jed Hamilton on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Looking for an experienced IT Recruiter and IT Account Manager in the DFW Market

Does anyone have any referrals?

Added by Craig on February 21, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

The Recruitment Rush

There are two polar opposites on the ‘How To Fill A Job’ spectrum.

At Point A you have the scenario where you have to do a lot of work, from defining the brief, getting the comms done, speaking to lots of candidates, interviewing, organising the admin and managing the offer.

At Point Z you have the scenario where you submit a candidate you’ve never met,…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on February 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

What Can a Social Footprint Really Reveal About a Prospective Candidate?

With the explosion of social media networks, we have all become content creators, networkers and spectators, and we end up spending hours online in networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus, both creating and consuming content.

Over 500 million photos – not to mention several billion updates – are posted every…

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Added by Paul Slezak on February 20, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Long Term Strategies for Finding Temporary Talent

There are many reasons why a company would want to hire a flexible or freelance worker; a worker who comes into the office, with the right skill, when a company needs it. A worker that is willing to work on a temporary, contract, seasonal, gig, project or part time basis. Let’s face it, there are often times that we need a certain expertise, or are just overloaded but do not…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Social Media in hiring: You can run but you can't hide!

Are last Fridays party and the not-so-great decisions that came along with it going to influence if you get your dream job or not? Well the truth is it could. The use of social media in hiring is something we all need to think about. It has made our lives increasingly public and Human Resources personnel know all about it. As a general rule I think we do act quite differently…

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Added by Vera Gavizon on February 20, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Life as a trainee solicitor: Manchester vs. London

When you’re looking at the top ranking law firms in the country to complete a training contract, which city can offer you the most – London or Manchester?

After years of hard work studying for your degree and completing your LPC and GDL, achieving a training contract in a top law firm with a well paid salary is your reward.

Applicants often set their sights on the legal hubs of Manchester and London as they make the transition from a life of study to their first professional…

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Added by Jordan Southern on February 20, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

Final Obamacare Employer Mandate Rules: What They Really Mean to Recruiters

New Obamacare regulations released last week could impact a number of staffing and recruiting firms. The final employer mandate regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) implements some delays and provides some clarification on issues concerning the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How Competitive Is Your Advertised IT Salary?

The competition for IT candidates continues to be a hot topic. One method of attracting top talent is by including salaries in job ads. Using methodology which looks at advertised salaries throughout the US and determines a market range.

These numbers reflect only job ads that include an advertised salary, as some employers may not list a potential salary in the ad. In…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 20, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Get World Class Talent with Relocation Benefits

Great talent is hard to find because the demand outweighs the supply. Especially for tech companies, business is good and they need more software engineers to drive the production they have the demand for.

But they just can’t seem to fill their positions because jobs are being created much faster than they can even meet candidates (let alone interview and hire…

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Added by Jen Dewar on February 20, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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