February 2016 Blog Posts (132)

The Right Tool Makes Candidate Engagement Easy

Getting to know your candidates and keeping them is harder than ever before. As a recruiting professional, you’re overloaded with candidate information from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook and you have hundreds of relationships to manage through your own internal systems. Add to this, today’s candidates expect you to know who they are. Not just their job requirements and channel preferences, but they expect you to know who they are on a human level. During the course of conversations with…

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Added by Deborah Katz on February 23, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Social Recruiting: Don't give up. Build a better strategy.

For almost a decade, recruiters have been trying to figure out how to use social media for recruiting.

Although LinkedIn has virtually eliminated the relevance of the resume database, and companies everywhere now post jobs to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, social media accounts for a slim share of hires overall (as I’ve written before though, you can’t…

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Added by Joel McLean on February 23, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Only Content Matters

A product that works well is not enough for it to be good. It needs to look good as well. A working mobile application is not enough for it to be used. It also needs to have a beautiful design that will make it appealing for users to want to download and use it (for the sake of the example, please forget about all other factors like marketing, sales, etc.). If a…

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Added by Alexandra Macías Abitbol on February 23, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Managing the Structure-Thirsty Employee

Do you have Structure as one of your top rated …

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Added by Ryan Mead on February 23, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

5 (baby) reasons why your job application essay is rejected

We take it too personally when hear that our job application is rejected. Especially if it is the position we really wanted or spent hours on writing the essay and filling out the forms. All in all, we are people and it is hard not to take it to heart - what if it’s our qualification or skill set that matter?…

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Added by Annie Horowitz on February 23, 2016 at 8:07am — No Comments

Keep the Human in Human Resources – An Interview with the Evil HR Lady

The Evil HR Lady is Actually Very Polite

We contacted Suzanne Lucas, also known as the Evil HR Lady, and asked if we could interview her about the topic of technology in the HR world. She agreed, and during the very first question, we mentioned that we didn’t know if she’d have an opinion on this matter.…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on February 23, 2016 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

How sustainable is your recruitment strategy?

Recruitment process sustainability is becoming a key focus for many companies, but this topic has only started to take hold in the last few months. In the past, the recruitment industry has focused on simply filling current positions as quickly as possible, without paying much attention to ensuring efficiency or sustainability. Due to the lack of alternative options, many…

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Added by Iain Hamilton on February 23, 2016 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

6 Tips on How to Write a Professional CV

There are instances when recruiters read CV outside working hours. They may have a pile of CVs from which they have to select the best interviewees. If your CV is difficult to read, unclear and badly laid out the chances of your CV getting shortlisted are very slim and the recruiter will move on for the next curriculum vitae.

A curriculum vitae is an outline of a person’s professional and educational history usually prepared for a job application. As stated earlier, it is imperative…

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Added by Anette Bagga on February 23, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

The 4 P's of Employee Generated Content.

Employee generated content creates a powerful direct communications channel for companies to cut through the corporate copy and careers speak to tell a direct and intermediate story that cuts through the marketing BS and buzzwords to establish a direct, credible perspective on a role, location or business unit within a larger company or brand.

The…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 22, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Worst practices in Employer Branding

We don’t want to call any specific companies out because that’s not how we roll. But, we did want to point out a few worst practices in employer branding that we believe are hurting companies and, in some cases, costing them millions of dollars.

The goal here is not to rehash the fact that you need a mobile friendly careers page. If this is news to…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on February 22, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Corporate Recruiting Interview Advice

Hi everyone, 

For those of you who read my previous blog post, I asked for advice on how to interview for a corporate job. I am an agency recruiter who wants to transition into corporate recruiting. For a recent job opportunity, I passed the phone interview but I guess I did not do too well during the face-to-face interview (I did not get a call back for a third…

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Added by Cristina Lewis on February 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Teaching Opportunities in New Zealand UK

The teaching opportunities in the United Kingdom offer a diverse and flexible opportunity for teachers who want to teach in the UK. It will not only be a working experience for them, but will also give them a greater chance to visit and explore other places because it is near mainland Europe. Because of these wonderful opportunities many teachers want to try their luck to teach in the United Kingdom.

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Teachers who want to pursue their dreams to teach in the UK can …

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Added by Jolia on February 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tight Budget? No Problem! Tips For Budget Friendly Recruiting

The cost of hiring the right employee can be hefty. A recent report by The US Bureau Of Labor Statistics shows that the cost of hiring has increased by 0.7% in Dec 2015 and Unit labor costs have increased by 2.8 percent over the last four quarters. While…

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Added by Satyajeet Thorat on February 22, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Hike Group Chat - Recruiting Trends that Matter in 2016

It’s 2016 and we’re all wondering what this year has in store for us. On that particular note it’s only right that we take a moment to think about what the Recruiting Trends look like for this year. Having highlighted that @Souricngadda every Wednesday we hold discussions where our members get the opportunity to interact with like - minded individuals and add to their knowledge.

These discussions give us a chance to see the other side of things that we don’t usually get to see…

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Added by Sourcing Adda on February 22, 2016 at 1:39am — No Comments

What to Do To Get Your Lawns Fixed

Landscaping is not a very easy job. In order to have a good landscape, you need to know the basic on how to trim trees, fix lawns and all. It actually requires enough knowledge to get the best or even a decent result. This is why there are steps that you must do as a homeowner like getting some ideas from OutdoorArtPros.com to help you with your landscaping project. In that way, you can assure yourself that you get only the best outcome of…

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Added by Geo Msn on February 20, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

TLS Continuum: Are You Bankrupt?

Trust me I am not trying to delve into your personal affairs. What I am asking is your organization in financial trouble? I am asking for a reason unrelated to a full investigation of your organization’s finances. I have had to cancel two training sessions in the past week due to the fact that the market served by the organizations was being confronted by layoffs because the oil prices are too low. I am much more concerned with how you view your human capital assets. Are you allowing them to…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 19, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum: I know my organization and we are waste free

How many times have you heard this from a department manager or even from top management? Everyone thinks they are basically running a tight ship but under the surface lies this scary monster we call waste. It is right under our noses and we choose to ignore it for whatever reason. Some are subtle nuances to our processes, other are the result of a just not the way we do…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on February 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

James Caan Discusses the Benefits of LinkedIn for Recruitment Industry

Last month, online resource the Recruiter published an article from entrepreneur and ex Dragons' Den star James Caan, who claims that LinkedIn has ‘absolutely transformed’ recruitment.

The growth in the number of recruiters and job seekers utilising the…

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Added by Will Haden on February 19, 2016 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

How to Manage the Opportunity Seeker

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Added by Ryan Mead on February 19, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

An innovators guide to recruiting successfully

If recruitment is getting harder how do you get ahead?

With the current recruitment market getting tougher, as FDIN’s recent FDIN Jobs 100 Club survey showed recently, it’s easy to feel that…

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Added by Jane Paine on February 19, 2016 at 7:43am — No Comments

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