March 2013 Blog Posts (192)

Hello I am a Recruiter's Worst Nightmare

Interesting pronouncement but I assure you you that it did not come from my mouth to heaven's ears. Several years ago when I thought about trying to return to the full time corporate side of HR a seasoned recruiter made the comment after looking at my resume. He was basing this on the fact that since graduating from college I have been in a number of positions within a number of industries. But the statement is more telling of the state of the recruiting industry then it is of my skill…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 30, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Will my Klout score get me a dream job in Digital Media?

Has an interviewer, or job advertisement, ever asked you for your Klout score? 

In time, maybe they will. …


Added by Michael Wright on March 30, 2013 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Worker Satisfaction Survey Questions

Job fulfillment views have been confirmed essential in identifying work-related problems, especially in high-stress locations. When problems that prevent performance are determined, a company's energy can see more clearly the paths to solving those problems.

As an example of a company that has designed excellent use of views, details Job Satisfaction: Program, Evaluation, Causes, and…


Added by Joel Cheesman on March 30, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!

Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!

I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who were previously interviewed. In some cases these stances are so intense that if they or someone else in the company interviewed someone and said no…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments

10 Sourcing Complexities

I have been asked to list the "Sourcing complexities and pain points" (especially  in IT recruiting, but not just). Here are the 10 points I came up with.

Add yours?

1. Job Descriptions Are Not Enough. Sourcing from a job description alone is difficult, because it never completely defines what to search for. In fact, job descriptions are written for candidates, not for recruiters or sourcers.



Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 29, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Good Friday Edition

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 the 2013 HR thoughts, re-visioning recruiting, text messaging, effective recruiters and employee brand advocates.

As he typically gets it out before me, here is…


Added by Chris Brablc on March 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

How To Source with Google Chrome

Jim Stroud demonstrates various Google Chrome extensions and how to use them for sourcing passive candidates. Plus, some special moments from the SourceCon 2013 conference in Atlanta and shout-outs to friends and fans. Tune in to catch the fun and learn about a few cool tools.




Added by Jim Stroud on March 29, 2013 at 1:03am — 1 Comment

In The Wake of The Week

I had tried with all my heart to make it one of those weeks where I could be proud of.  Yet - I found in the wake of the week that I needed to have perspective again, and revitalize when I got fatigued.  There are moments along the staffing path you must reach back into the past and remember past successes, especially when you may feel the wanton volume of your myriad of focal points honing in around you.

The most important aspect of staffing resilience is perhaps the ability to get…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 29, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mistake is a Mistake?


All of us have contemplated what makes a great employer or employee. Of course you must first put in to context the definition of excellence and by whose standard that expectation is defined. This is not easy to do since it is all relative to the person proposing the question.  Is great based on an amount of money, awards or some other monetary reward? What if it is just based on a feeling? After all, most business mistakes are the result of being lead down the wrong road by our…


Added by Jeff Dahlberg on March 28, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Healthcare IT Recruitment Certification

The need for experienced Recruiters in the Healthcare IT industry runs almost as deep as the need for experienced Healthcare IT Analysts / Consultants.  I receive questions on a regular basis from experienced Recruiters about how they can break into the Healthcare or more specifically Healthcare IT Recruitment field.  Since these fields are need of experienced recruiters, it can be difficult to find a role without having a background in either IT or Healthcare or both.

As a Healthcare…


Added by Cherie Lester on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Half Million Dollar Recruiter

Yesterday I listened to the Animal show and he had two guests.  The first one was Bill Vick. Bill has been in the industry a long time and is very well respected in the recruiting industry.  I learned a lot from listening to him and appreciated his insight. Recruiters who have been in the game a long time, and new recruiters all took away something positive from what he said.  It is rare day when Animal and his audience are silenced and hanging on to the next word that comes out of the…


Added by Will Thomson on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Recruitment and Talent Management: It’s the people connection

No matter what your line of business, it’s the people that count. Human capital is a valuable commodity, not to be traded as an object but treated as a precious item - it’s not a business overhead but an asset. This is a topical point for CEOs and HR as shown by Mercer in their recent survey…


Added by Laura Purt on March 28, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Worker Misclassification Forgiveness Program Expanded

A year and a half after it was launched, the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) is not only still available, it has been expanded.

Through the program, employers who voluntarily reclassifiy 1099 independent contractors (ICs) as W-2 employees will only be required to repay a small portion of the back…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 28, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments

New job? Stay on top of project management from the first day!

For many people who are just beginning a new job, there is a strong desire to create good habits at the outset. The first week or two of a job is much like the first week after creating a New Year's Resolution: Commitment is high, energy is flowing, and it is easy to adopt new habits.

New hires also tend to crave order, as they first settle in and learn the ropes. For…


Added by Marvin Williams on March 28, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

How to get into Banking, Asset Management, Hedge Funds or any Financial Institutions. The first step.

The question that I hear the most from people every day is “How do I get into Finance?”. Pre 2008 pretty much anyone could get into financial services if they wanted to, be it an operations role at a custody house or in an investment bank, or even at a hedge fund. There were hundreds of recruiters making thousands of pounds filling these roles. If you had OK GCSE’s or the odd A level here and there you were fine. If you wanted to transfer from a different career to FS, as long as you had…


Added by Jim Gervaise Brazier on March 28, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Adam Bogren's Secrets and Bill Vick's Social Media Formula

Yesterday was the first revelation of my show's new format.

That just means we had more than one guest. And it worked pretty…


Added by Recruiting Animal on March 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Be a coach, not a critic. Instead of telling yourself what you did wrong; tell yourself how you can do it rightShape your performance instead…


Added by Scott Wintrip on March 28, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

Are LinkedIn Endorsements Meaningless When Recruiting Talent?

In September 2012 LinkedIn introduced the clever and strategic feature of allowing users to give "kudos" to their professional connections with just one click. Only six months later the number of endorsements that have been issued on the social network has well surpassed its expectations with more than…


Added by Catie Augusta on March 28, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments

Job Tips: What To Leave Off Your CV

CVs need to grab the attention of employers immediately, so don't be fooled into thinking that you've got the time or space to detail non-important information. Your CV needs to be well-written and to the point - here's what to cut.

Excess pages

Don't even consider starting on that third page. If you've not convinced an employer to give you an interview after several hundred words, then it's extremely unlikely that the third page…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 28, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

Forget the candidate experience, think recruiter experience

evidence of a great recruiter experience
Forget the candidate experience

We have all read about the candidate experience.  I want to share an amazing “recruiter experience” I recently had…


Added by HRNasty on March 28, 2013 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

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