Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (78)

15 Recruiting Related Blog Topics

If you're actually on the front lines and have something to say, don't let not having an idea keep you from getting your voice out there.  We're all sick and tired of hearing about "authenticity" and "transparency" from marketers, but if you actually make placements or hires for a living, you can actually achieve what marketers can only talk about.  

Here are 15 blog post prompts to put in your pocket if you ever decide to get started.  And the…


Added by Matt Charney on March 31, 2014 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

New Sourcing & Recruiting Tool: TextRecruit

For the past few weeks I have been “playing” with a new tool called…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 31, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Death by Repetitive Practice

While some people may like the idea of death by chocolate, most would probably agree that killing the success of a business with ineffectual approaches is a really bad idea. Unfortunately, that’s what’s happening in many companies across the globe.

While the use of Repetitive Practices in their businesses may not close the doors, they are hampering…


Added by Scott Wintrip on March 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Applying for Jobs Online: Using a Mobile Solution for Your Online Recruiting

Applying for jobs using mobile devices is becoming increasingly common. According the Pew Research Internet Project, 58 percent of Americans own a smartphone and 32 percent own a tablet. With the increasing proliferation of mobile devices, recruiters need to develop…


Added by Julia on March 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Do You Assume?

Another day another twitter discussion about how resumes are unnecessary and anyone who is anyone has a reputation and no need of a paper representation of his or her work.

I don't think that is true.  I really, really don't think that is true.  



Not captured in that exchange was this tweet:…


Added by lisa rokusek on March 30, 2014 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Battle of the Buzzwords: Fighting the War ON 'Talent'

I got into recruiting by accident, replying to a job posting for a talent scout while looking for a steadier job than my part time gig working the talent desk at Comedy Central, which entailed mostly phones and photocopies.  

I sometimes got to go get Starbucks for the Reno 911! producers or find a sassy black supporting type for a two liner out of a room full of…


Added by Matt Charney on March 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

First It's Writing, Now Faces: Enough Is Enough!

I am going to take a short break form my series on lesser known sites to source from, to address …well something that is pretty silly. 

So first we have…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 27, 2014 at 7:30pm — 34 Comments

Recruiting Through the Madness

“No matter what business you’re in, you can’t run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn’t matter how many games you’ve won.” – Jim Valvano

Well, it’s that time a year again, when business productivity slows to a crawl as “strategy sessions” are temporarily replaced by “bracket sessions.” Yes, March Madness is in full swing as we head into…


Added by Jed Hamilton on March 27, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: Client Relationships

If you missed last week’s post, be sure to read it first HERE.

If you have read it, you know that I came clean and told you that there really are no secrets to great recruiting. The real secret is just following through on the standards of recruiting that we…


Added by Amy McDonald on March 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Marketing Metrics HR Vendors Will Soon Be Paying a Lot of Attention To

In an excellent Barron’s article from earlier this year titled “It’s Not the Earnings, It’s ‘The Metrics’ That Really Matter,” Tiernan Ray writes:

“The Metrics are those details of an earnings announcement that defy…


Added by Mark Willaman on March 27, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Put This In Your Black Hole: Candidate Boycott Gains Momentum

Organizers are calling for the immediate cessation of all activities related to recruiting and hiring with hopes candidate shortage will fix candidate experience

Washington, DC - Do you think the job search is broken?  If so, you’re not alone.  According to a recent survey by the National Institute of Subjective Statistics, 79% of job seekers…


Added by Matt Charney on March 27, 2014 at 11:52am — 5 Comments

March Madness Continues - Which Colleges Have the Most Healthcare Candidates?

As NCAA's March Madness continues, so does our competition to see which colleges or universities have the most candidates for in-demand fields. Today, we're analyzing demand for healthcare jobs and which colleges or universities have the largest number of graduating healthcare candidates.

According to…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why There's No Guarantee on Contingency Searches

The best guarantee a company can receive is when a firm works on a contingency basis. If we are not successful in our search work, then the customer pays nothing.

Contingency work is the ultimate service guarantee because we accept all the financial risks and we absorb the cost of the lost hours, telephone bills, postage, support staff and administrative…


Added by Edward N. Woycenko on March 26, 2014 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

My Time as a Job Seeker

Let me just start with the simple truth that looking for the next gig sucks! And that is a sad truth coming from someone who enjoys change and new challenges. I believe it doesn't matter whether you are an “active” passive candidate (defined as I've got a job but am sort of looking), laid-off, fired or if you just completed a consultative/contingency gig. The…


Added by Anna Brekka on March 26, 2014 at 5:30pm — 16 Comments

Changes to FLSA Exemptions Coming - Action Items for Recruiters

If you have contractors who are currently exempt from overtime, they may not be for long.  

President Obama has issued a memorandum asking the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

How To Find (Almost) Anyone's Email Using MS Outlook

In the following post I am going to explain how to easily and quickly test all of the guesses for a person's email address all at once using MS Outlook.

MS Outlook has an add-on called Social Connector. I have Outlook 2013 and the Social Connector is built in; for this latest version you need to turn it on. For earlier Outlook versions…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 26, 2014 at 3:18pm — 3 Comments

Why Would We Do That?

I recently picked up a copy of the local Tampa newspaper and found an article regarding the teachers being upset with the new accountability system. It was not that they were upset about the system.

They were upset about the fact that the data collected was not compared to anyone outside of their district.

My immediate thought was to Dr. Mikel Harry's book "Six…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How to Avoid Compensation Complaints

Like the overly complicated tax code in the US, many compensation plans for sales roles are filled with convoluted rewards, confusing tiers and thresholds, and loopholes that undermine the system.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take an act of Congress to undo a complex plan or one that’s not garnering the…


Added by Scott Wintrip on March 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

3 Things Keeping HR & Recruiting Leaders Up At Night

The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, HR data analytics and workplace agility top the list of concerns for HR leaders, according to a new report released today by the Human Capital Institute.

While the high level findings from their most recent…


Added by Matt Charney on March 25, 2014 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

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