March 2012 Blog Posts (209)

The Beauty of Coworking for Recruiters

Some recruiters go to an office every day. Some go to their basement home office every day. So if you are one of the entrepreneurs, the blended desk worker who does a little bit of everything, this post is for you.

We are increasingly becoming a freelance, temp-work nation, and the recruiting industry is no exception. So while you may be working with temp firms to find contract, temporary, and freelance workers, you may be a bit of a contract/freelance…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on March 1, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Are Employers Hiring Recruiters with Mobile Recruiting Experience?

Mobile recruiting is a hot topic in the human resources field and there is some debate on when – and if – mobile recruiting will become a more widely accepted practice. It’s been forecasted that mobile recruiting will be one of the biggest trends in talent management this year. We thought it would be interesting to look at how many online…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on March 1, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

How to Address Strong Demand in Accounting and Finance

There continues to be a strong demand for accounting and finance talent, even while the economic crisis has hit other industries hard. This trend will continue due to increased corporate scrutiny and regulations, increasingly complex accounting issues, globalization and a waning interest by undergraduates to choose an accounting or finance career. These factors mean that companies need to consider how best to compete to keep their own talent and attract the best talent for their accounting…

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Added by Doug Schade on March 1, 2012 at 9:24am — No Comments

Recruiters and the Compendium Conundrum…

At the risk of offending about 97.2% of corporate recruiters in the industry – It’s time I raised what I believe to be a very  important issue.  I’m all about breaking the stereotype, promoting a unique personal brand and offering a point of difference…. It’s hard enough as a recruiter to distinguish yourself from your competitors in a saturated market, and the last time I looked there was no mandatory uniform all recruiters must stringently adhere too with Orwellian…

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Added by Craig Watson on March 1, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Creating The Perfect Recruitment On Boarding Process

Blog post by Colm Hannon, Managing Director, eSocial Media

Our most recent Direct Resourcing Think Tank was hosted by Sara Philp from British Airways and the recruitment topic was On Boarding. Nothing to do with boarding flights but rather how to on board people into jobs and into your organisation. The…

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Added by Theus Amuah on March 1, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Don’t act surprised when your online train is full!

Blog post by Colm Hannon, Managing Director, eSocialMedia



I'm stood in a jam packed South West Trains carriage at Richmond heading into Waterloo on a brisk February morning in 2012, Olympics year. The doors have just beeped open but there is no room for anyone else on the carriage. There is a very angry lady outside shouting down the carriage asking everyone to shuffle down but there is no room and the rest…

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Added by Theus Amuah on March 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Women pay inequality in Western Canada

We have seen incredible strides for women in the workforce.  Fifty years ago in 1962 women were mostly still homemakers and just starting to stretch their wings in terms of the labour force.  Today we see in Canada that 50.4% of the labour force is comprised of women, edging men out of the majority by half a percent.  In addition, the market offers more programs directed at encouraging women in the workforce.  For example, based on a test market run in Toronto, Edmonton is the first to…

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Added by Darryl Moore on March 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

What's a Millennial - and how can I get one?

Today's tech-savvy newbie labor force has developed work philosophies which differ from those of previous generations.  And with more than three-quarters of these Millenials (also known as Gen-Y) frequenting social media network sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, they are cultivating and shaping new communication trends which are changing the ways in which we relate with…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on March 1, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Overcoming the fear of selling - Effective business development and marketing

Why is it that the word sales fills most of us with dread and fear? Is it the pushy, poorly skilled people we try to avoid in the high street, or the seemly constant cold calls we receive at home just as we are putting the kids to bed or sitting down to eat?

The self talk is something like this "I'm a professional, not a salesperson"..... Does this sound better to you…

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Added by james nathan on March 1, 2012 at 4:55am — No Comments

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