March 2010 Blog Posts (271)

How to stop the "Man/Woman Over Board Syndrome!!"

How to stop the "Man/Woman Over Board Syndrome!!"…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 27, 2010 at 2:24am — No Comments

Social Recruiting IS NOT a New Concept

I find the buzz surrounding "social recruiting" kind of amusing.

I began my recruiting career in 1994. At that time, the only "job board" was and even it was a dial-up BB. Online recruiting wasn't even a common concept yet. From 1995 to Y2K the online recruiting space exploded. Nearly every corporate environment became familiar with online recruiting through the use of job boards, primarily. Those were pretty great for a while, because they were extra hands helping to source… Continue

Added by Robin Eads on March 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Deep Thoughts From The Moon -

If you like Saturday Night Live OR have deep thoughts...this one is for you.


Added by Russell S. Moon III on March 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Is SEO simply another Y2K? (Or how Shakespeare would have looked a right idiot if he were around today)

A slightly contentious blog this week, but hey, it's all about opinions. This is mine about SEO....

Hands up who remembers the Y2K ‘problem’, or the Millennium bug, as it was sometimes known? I do, as I had several clients who made a lot of money out of placing contractors into the City to ward off the Y2 evil that was set to haunt companies… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on March 26, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

So How Does Your Company Handle Marijuana?

In a staggering revelation on, National Football League sources expect about 1/3 of college prospects to have had some history with marijuana use.

One-Third. 33%. 1 in 3.

Imagine if the background checks on your applicants had those kind of numbers? Would you be forced to adjust the bar for a qualified applicants are expected to reach?

It… Continue

Added by Sean Ryan on March 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

'Help your resume, Help you...Show me the numbers!'

When it comes to crafting your Sales Resume in a way that is going to grab the attention of a Recruiter or Hiring Manager that takes the time to scan over it, there's one thing that must jump out...YOUR NUMBERS!

Recruiters and Hiring Managers peruse hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes in a week/month/year. Most of these individuals know that one of the best indicators of future success is past accomplishments, so make sure these are highlighted on your resume. You need to…


Added by Mark Grimwood on March 26, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

7 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week (3.21.10 – 3.26.10)

Here is a weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include social media, employment branding, talent migration, the power of LinkedIn, candidate experience and humorous interview stories from recruiters.

Here are the articles that peaked our interest this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:…


Added by Chris Brablc on March 26, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

What is your strategy when faced with a high volume of applications ?

Let’s say you’re a small company with limited resources, time and budget.

You publish a job ad for an open position in your company.
Within 24 hours you are submerged by hundreds of applications.

You simply do not have the time to go through all the resumes.

How do you deal with that ? What’s your strategy ?

Added by Alexis Perrier on March 26, 2010 at 9:19am — 6 Comments

Job Adverts are personal not corporate

Most Job adverts stink. They stink because the people posting them list benefits not emotions. They are corporate, not personal. Few people respond to impersonal treatment but that’s what job adverts are: lists of experience needed, company achievements and pension plans. People don’t change jobs for pensions, gyms or usually salary. They change…


Added by Rob on March 26, 2010 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

How to Land a Job in 7 Minutes

What does the weather, last night's Raptors game or traffic conditions have to do with landing a job? A lot if you want to make a good impression.…


Added by Tim Collins on March 25, 2010 at 9:44pm — 5 Comments

A Readers Digest guide to Social Media!

A Readers Digest guide to Social Media!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 25, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Still Processing SourceCon and ERE Expo

I'm reviewing my detailed notes, and soaking in all that I learned. What I hope to accomplish in the next few weeks is a series of lessons learned. I was exposed to the very best of the best. People that I admire, and hope to emulate inspired my writing.

It is my wish that everything I write will nurture the minds of others, and inspire them to attend conferences. I can not express how important this was to me personally and professionally. Learning from my peers was the…

Added by Margo Rose on March 25, 2010 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Is now a good time to change your job?

Working in recruitment I read applications from candidates looking for a new job all day long. I am often asked the question “is it a good time to change my job?” and “how likely is it that I could have a change of direction in my career?” The answer to both questions is far from straightforward and is dependent on many factors. In my work I notice the trends in availability of both people looking for a job and the amount of live vacancies available from my clients. In the recent period of… Continue

Added by Rowena Simpson on March 25, 2010 at 10:41am — 3 Comments

Please don't apply to this job

That's really what you're telling a potential candidate when you upload your job req to a job board. I came across a blog post the other day on the sad state of job postings and it has had me thinking about what I advise my clients.
The first thing I do when I get a call that they just aren't…

Added by Ginger Dodds on March 25, 2010 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Golf, phone calls and a new way to manage Friday's.

I’m a golf freak and someone who has great admiration for a player named Freddie Couples. Frederick Stephen Couples is an American professional golfer and former World No. 1 who competes on the PGA Tour. He has won numerous events, and is most famous for winning the 1992 Masters Tournament. He was cool before Tiger dominated the sport and like Tiger, he’s also had his fair share of good luck with the ladies. The latter under very different circumstances mind you. My…


Added by Bob Wright on March 25, 2010 at 10:19am — 5 Comments

Social Recruiting & The Talent Funnel

When thinking about the benefits of Social Recruiting, I think one of the most compelling is the positive effect on controlling the quality of candidates that enter the talent funnel. As a development engineer, one of the fundamental lessons I learned is “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. It didn’t matter what software tools I applied to make sense of the input data, if one of my collection channels was faulty; the entire experiment would have to be scrapped. This example is not to suggest that…


Added by Omowale Casselle on March 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Survival of the Fittest

As the first quarter comes to a close, is there any doubt that we are in a Survival of the Fittest phase in the recruiting industry? In fact, this is the case in pretty much all lines of business currently. I’ve read some things recently that confirm a lot of what I believe regarding current business conditions and where we are going. The bubble burst in 2008, we are in the shakeout or survival of the fittest stage of things now, and it will be a…


Added by Todd Kmiec on March 25, 2010 at 8:48am — No Comments

Fighting the War for Talent? Dont waste your time...

War for Talent? Or the Emperors new clothes?. At risk of offending most people involved in the talent arena, I have to say that the so called war for talent is a totally pointless war because most organisations are fighting over a resource which actually isn't scarce at all.

Lets go back for a minute and look at the origins of this so called war – and where the phrase was first coined – The McKinsey Article. The authors of this paper in…


Added by Gareth Jones on March 25, 2010 at 6:41am — 5 Comments

Don’t be Pond Scum, I beg you.

As many of you know, I am passionate about improving the standards of the executive search and recruitment industries. Recruiters by and large have a very bad name, often compared to real estate agents and used car salespeople. There is no smoke without fire, and much of the criticism is justified. Not all recruiters are suspect of course. Many are fine hard working individuals who create real value for their clients and are appreciated by their candidates. But many are not. These others are a… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on March 25, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

It’s a Selection Rejection Thing

“I nearly bought one of their products a few weeks ago. I’m glad I didn’t. Won’t be considering buying one again”

So said a candidate to me last week about a company whose brand extends into the High Street. Did he have a bad experience? Bad customer service? Was he let down by faulty workmanship?

Kind of..

He was a rejected candidate...he’d applied for a senior role, had 5 interviews including meeting most of the operating Board, giving a… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 24, 2010 at 7:23pm — 7 Comments

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