Featured Blog Posts – March 2012 Archive (65)

Starting your own Recruiting Company??

I am at an fork in the road.  I have been very successful at a larger recruiting firm for 11 years.  However, we have just been purchased.  Without explaining all the detail, lets just say that the way I recruit will be changing drastically.  So drastically that it feels that it is going to completely change my compensation near term and long term.

Now, I could stick around and work hard to regain some of the things I feel I have lost in other areas.  Or, I could go somewhere…


Added by Ronald on March 9, 2012 at 3:02pm — 9 Comments

Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs and Recruiting

Abraham Maslow developed his hierarchy of needs by studying successful people.  How does your company’s recruiting process match up with our human needs?


Obviously the physiological needs are taken care of through compensation and benefits.  Your company’s offers need to be competitive in order to attract the best candidates.  Compensation and benefits are generally only the tip of the iceberg.  Sometimes they are indicative of the company’s attitude toward its…


Added by Bill Humbert on March 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

March Madness Basketball and Recruiting

Of course you are saying, “What? How are the two connected?”


More ways than you may think.  Importantly, almost all of those players (candidates) were recruited by coaches (hiring managers) to create a cohesive team.


What does your recruiting team do?  Obviously they are working to source, identify, and recruit the candidates who will create a team that will produce positive results for your company.


Now let’s look at the “game.”  How is your…


Added by Bill Humbert on March 8, 2012 at 8:03pm — 6 Comments

What the LinkedIn “Follow Company” Button Means for Recruitment

Although it comes as a surprise to many, LinkedIn has not offered a “follow company” button until very recently. The new feature was announced on the LinkedIn blog Monday, February 27th and was designed to make things easier on both a consumer and the company. Being that LinkedIn is the network for professionals, this was a long time coming for many. With almost all other social networks…


Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 8, 2012 at 5:52pm — 6 Comments

Using Lost Work Days to Create Value

Trillions of dollars in productivity are lost due to illness or personal leave (holiday not counted). In Canada that amount can be calculated on average and Daryl Henry, VP of Southern Alberta at Executrade, promptly pulled out his calculator to do so. The average Canadian in 2010 (most recent data) took an average of 9.1 days of leave per year x the average hourly wage of $23.56 x working population of Canada 14,254,000 = $3,056,000,584. Three trillion is a big number, and…


Added by Darryl Moore on March 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Getting Hired Starts By Staying Connected

Statistically speaking, you know your industry better than most people. It goes with the territory and it's why conversations that start with "What do you do?" are the worst part of any dinner party. Sure, you get to feel like an expert, but don't get complacent because of a few impressed in-laws. Something is changing in your industry right now and, whether you're actively looking for a change in your career or just open to the possibility, it pays to stay on top of those…


Added by Cody Pierson on March 8, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Opening doors and getting new business - the art of soft selling

I had a great meeting with an old client of mine this week, where amongst chat of rugby and motorbikes, we discussed why it is that so many professional consultants don’t like to business develop.

Interestingly, we both felt exactly the same way and came to the same conclusions. Good consultants are good consultants. They are technically excellent, they provide their…


Added by james nathan on March 7, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Job Search 3.0: Strategies to Organize and Optimize Your Search (Part 1)

Yesterday afternoon, I was consulting a job seeker via phone who reached out to me through LinkedIn. She's a two time college graduate working on a Ph.D to be finished in 2013. Brains, check. Decent work history, check. Yet one thing became apparent. She had no concrete job search strategy. Two statements she made caught my…


Added by Maisha Cannon on March 6, 2012 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Paying it Forward

I received the most unusual email last night – definitely a first. Someone in my LinkedIn network had forwarded my “Open Letter to Candidates” blog to a job seeker who took me up on my offer. We chatted on the phone a couple of times and met in person at a job fair I attended last week. I gave him a few ideas, validated some other great advice he’d already received, and figured that was that. I was so…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on March 6, 2012 at 8:13pm — 5 Comments

Why is Rap not used in Recruiting more often.

I love recruiting and I love Rap.  So, why not combine them.  I would love to know your feedback on the following video.  I posted this in the video's section of this website as well as youtube.  Let me know what you think!!



Added by Ronald on March 6, 2012 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

SkillStorm's Tech Tuesday: iPads galore!

The iPad3 is rumored to be introduced at Apple’s scheduled press conference tomorrow. Other rumors that are swirling talk about whether it will be HD and whether or not the cost will go up. One thing can be guaranteed though: if Apple is releasing an iPad3, the price of previous models will plummet.

According to an “iPad-focused study” by InMobi, 30%…


Added by SkillStorm on March 6, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Mobile Recruitment? 5 x Cool Iphone Apps for Sourcing

The conversation of Mobile in Recruitment has been rightly been dominated by the idea of companies using mobile as a channel…


Added by Hung Lee on March 6, 2012 at 2:51pm — 6 Comments

The Only Recruiting Metric that Matters

How do you evaluate your recruiting business? What metrics are important to you? Are there any metrics which enable you to measure your effectiveness? I recently read a recruiting site discussion where the person initiating the discussion asked “which recruiting metric is most important to you?” I read through some of the answers which were predictable; Send Outs to Placements, Calls to Send Outs or Job Orders etc. I am convinced that the most important metric and the only one I care to…


Added by Drue De Angelis on March 6, 2012 at 10:37am — 20 Comments

Now Pay Attention—>Content is King !!

“You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –David Meerman Scott, Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Content is cool. What is even more cool than that, is content that doesn’t seem repetitious or dated. Staying current with trends in both worlds (Social Media and…


Added by Daniel J Smith on March 6, 2012 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

The one skill great recruiters nail every time

There has never been a more critical time for recruiters to focus on prioritising their job orders. Clients are tentative and decisions are slow to come, so we simply cannot waste our time on briefs that were never real in the first place. Working with clients who are not ready, willing or committed to hire is a disaster.

Indeed, making sure you apply yourself to where you will get a return is the mantra we all should be living by every day. I wrote on this blog about…


Added by Greg Savage on March 5, 2012 at 7:08pm — 7 Comments

Social State of Mind with CareerXroads

CareerXroad's 2012 Sources of Hire has hit the virtual shelves of our in-boxes and Twitter feeds, bringing fascinating findings about the current status of recruiting, and promising developments for the future.

In January 2012, authors Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler interviewed staffing heads from small to mid-sized companies. The results correspond with the…


Added by Assaf Eisenstein on March 5, 2012 at 9:25am — 4 Comments

Diving Into The Active Talent Pool

It seems like a match made in heaven; recruiters have positions that need filling and there are a lot of people looking for jobs. All we have to do is put a help wanted sign in the window and take an early lunch, right? Well, putting aside the fact that we don't place too many short order cooks, there are a few reasons recruiters might not be making the most of the active talent pool.…


Added by Cody Pierson on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Google+ In Recruitment

Google has launched various services in its time, many transforming the way we lead our daily lives. From Gmail to Google Maps, Google Chrome and Google Search, Google is undoubtedly the king of the web. So why wouldn’t Google try to stake a claim on one of the largest markets of the internet - the social networks? Social networks have grown phenomenally within the last five years and now encompass much of the world’s internet user population, (Facebook’s latest user count is 800 million), so… Continue

Added by Steve Shacklock on March 5, 2012 at 5:20am — 5 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 2.25.12 to 3.2.12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about Hard Rock talent, Moneyball talent management, Pinterest, recruiting technologyand praising others.


Here are the…


Added by Chris Brablc on March 2, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Do Your Own Job: I’m Not Your Researcher, Sourcer or Contact Database

Quite frequently I get contacted by people searching for something or someone. Normally, I don’t mind that. Actually sometimes it is flattering that a random stranger or casual acquaintance found something about me intriguing enough to think I’d be a good person to contact to get help with their situation.

In posting this I realize I may ruffle some feathers and raise some eyebrows.  My intent is not to come across as someone unwilling to lend a hand or offer assistance. The opposite…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 2, 2012 at 1:30am — 15 Comments

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