Featured Blog Posts – February 2015 Archive (56)

Tom Brady Is Kinda A Boring Dude (And What That Has To Do With Hiring)

New England Patriot Quarterback Tom Brady is secretly sort of lame. Credit: Keith Allison, Wikipedia Commons

Tom Brady is regarded as one of the most desirable…


Added by Paul Petrone on February 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

2015 Recruitment website essentials

Often the first point of call for potential candidates your company website can leave a lasting impression. A successful website should showcase what you do, what you are about and drive applications / registrations / engagement.

Various elements come together to create a great recruitment website however it is…


Added by Mike Robinson on February 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites! Fossies

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Fossies

Fossies is an open source software archieve. Fossies is not known in the community and few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true tool, called…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 5, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

10 questions to ask recruitment software providers

Selecting recruitment software is a decision that doesn’t come around often. If your recruitment software isn’t enabling consultants to find and place more candidates it isn’t working. If you are in the market for new recruitment software make sure you ask potential providers the right questions so you know the system you purchase does the job it needs…


Added by Mike Robinson on February 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

#FirstInHR: How to Attract Candidates to Your Small Business

Your small business is growing, and there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done yourself. Hard as it is, you learn to loosen the reins and add an extra set of hands and a mind or two. These new employees bring fresh ideas to the table. The only problem, you haven’t hired them yet. It is a different playing field attracting candidates to your small business. Daily…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 5, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

The Key Ways I Differentiate Myself as a Recruiter

When I first started my recruiting career I wasn't even on the ground floor; the reality was I didn't have keys to the building.  My knowledge of SAP software was nonexistent and I knew very little about full lifecycle recruiting.  However, I had…

Added by Brian VanDerveer on February 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Using SMS to be One of Your Recruiting Tools

Now your company can recruit faster and more efficiently thanks to SMS.

In the past, recruiters had to be part time headhunters, part time spies, sneaking around in pubs and water closets, hoping for just a few moments of privacy with job candidates. So how is SMS changing the playing field? 

Here's why SMS is spot on as a recruitment…


Added by Dave on February 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Power of Effective Messaging in Social Recruiting

Last week we attended the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in San Francisco, where we were among top influencers that shared their insights and techniques on building out social strategies. One of the key takeaways from this two-day event was understanding effective…


Added by Casey Marshall on February 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The Skill No One is Talking About...Yet

Tech, interpersonal communication, and teamwork skills are just some of the prerequisites for many jobs. But there are other attributes that should deem a candidate worthy of further consideration. The paramount trait of these unspoken skills is creativity. It’s more than the chair you made… it’s how you made it.…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The President's Sick Leave Proposal: Good for People, Good For Business

Sometimes employees get sick. Sometimes employees have babies. Sometimes employees' babies get sick. Such illnesses, life events and family crises are an inevitable part of adulthood. So why do 43 million Americans working in the private sector still lack the paid time off necessary to deal with them?

That's a question the Obama administration has mulled since a working families summit in June. And the president recently …


Added by Kim Peters on February 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Find the Right App for the Recruiting Process

Recruiting the right talent is certainly not an exact science.

In many cases, you will hit the nail on the head, delivering the right guy or gal for the position. Other times, however, you will go back and review the process to see where things might have gone wrong.

For many recruiters, any tools that can help make this process more defined and less…


Added by Dave on February 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Geeking Out Over Analytics


The long-standing stereotype of the HR professional has been that he or she is more a ‘people person’ than a ‘numbers person,’ one who shies away from hard data, science and math. While this is somewhat understandable given that ‘human’ is embedded within the very job title itself, it is by long stretches an unfair…


Added by Jed Hamilton on February 3, 2015 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing 101

As a marketer in a recruiters world, I clearly have a different perspective on this whole "candidate experience" thing. I'm less worried about getting people in the door and wondering how the hell you even got anyone to apply after those awful reviews. (Do you seriously have dry holiday parties? Forget it.)

The thing is, recruiters don't usually think about reviews and the candidates…


Added by Katrina Kibben on February 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Find a Job Before It Gets Posted

It’s a fact. Not every available job opportunity is advertised. That can obviously make looking for the perfect role even more difficult however it does provide you with the chance to showcase your networking and investigative skills. Better still, don’t wait for a job opening to apply for it, you may find yourself more successful if you apply for a position before it…


Added by Amanda Delatycki on February 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

"Big Data" Skills Needed in HR Jobs

"Big data" seems to be taking over the business world. Companies are collecting more pieces of information, and being able to manage, analyze, and develop strategies from all the incoming data. How is HR being affected by "big data"? Is this a skill that HR professionals need to develop? I noticed that the number of HR jobs that specify the need for "big data" is up 41% from…


Added by Abby Lombardi on February 2, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Leave Marshawn Alone!

By now you’ve heard the news… Super Bowl 49 has come to an end. My beloved Hawks fell to the Patriots because of a crap call in the last 50 seconds of the game. The Patriots. This arm chair quarterback doesn’t know why we just…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on February 1, 2015 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

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