Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (82)

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…

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

What Media Properties Does the HR Marketplace Mention Most on Twitter? The Data Says…

HRmarketer software analyzes more HR marketplace data than anyone else. Every day, this includes tens of thousands of HR- and benefits-related tweets, Facebook updates and LinkedIn updates, as well as 5,000-plus new articles and blog posts.

We bring this up because our ability to analyze this data allows us…

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Added by Mark Willaman on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Where Do We Go From Here?

It's a question that begs an answer.  Where do we go from here?  On any given day you will find recruiters pondering this same question.  You will find multiple scenarios which may require your focus.  You will find candidates, colleagues, friends, neighbors, careerists, others, all pondering this self same question.  It is a career question as…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Five Social Media Engagement Principles (or Mantras)

I’ve been giving talks to social media rookies since 2009. The focus of these talks varies depending on the audience, and the details have evolved over time, but there are certain social media engagement principles that I highlight in almost every presentation. These principles are an extension of the ideas I shared in …

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 25, 2014 at 9:08am — 2 Comments

Recruitment, Rock & Roll, and Relevance

Neil Young was big when I was at school! The guy was at Woodstock for goodness sake!  (Look it up if you have to. You should know about it).

He had a mega-hit record (and it was a vinyl record) in 1974 with…

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Added by Greg Savage on March 25, 2014 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Luddites & Laggards: Why We Suck At Tech Recruiting

All you have to do is open an issue of Wired or ask your 13 year old how Google works to realize that, in fact, HR and recruiting aren't just behind the curve when it comes to technology adoption; they pretty much destroy the curve.  In fact, for whatever reason, this industry and function are largely…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 24, 2014 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Shadow Casting

“You’ve had a really bad attitude for the past few days and I don’t want to be around you any longer. You need to fix whatever is bothering you and quick!” The words came out quick, hot, and angry. After they said it, all I could do was stop.  I tried like hell to put on a brave exterior, but on the inside I was becoming emotional, I realized that I had failed.…

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Added by John on March 24, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Putting Lipstick on a Pig and Calling It Innovation

Hundreds of leaders in the staffing and recruiting industry heard panelists and speakers talk about “innovative” ideas last week at the Executive Forum in San Diego.

In a number of instances, what was said was no different than putting lipstick on a pig and saying she’s a contender for Miss Universe. The reality is that many so called innovations are nothing more than…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on March 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Recruiter Madness 1st Round: Breaking Down Key Matchups

Screen_Shot_2014-03-20_at_12.41.01_PM It's that mad time of the year again! By now, you've done your research, crunched the numbers, or gone with your gut, and you've submitted your pool-winning bracket. Luckily, though, there's still time to work on your Recruiter Madness bracket. This year, 16 of the most popular recruiting methods are going toe-to-toe in a win-or-go-home tournament. Have a look at the final bracket and read the breakdown of the matchups below!

 

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Added by Robert Stevenson on March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Training is Part of the Company Culture

Since many organizations have adopted the idea of hiring for cultural fit and training for skills, everyone is amping up their training to provide optimal support and growth. Training is becoming a core part of hiring, retention and engagement, and is therefore a strong piece of the company culture.

Mark Murphy, founder and CEO of Leadership IQ, has been part of some…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Top 10 Recruiting Tips; 2014

Recruiters have lot to figure out before calling a candidate for the interview. What adds to this is relevancy of candidate profile with job advertised. So we have tried to assimilate the best practices across globe to choose the best person for job.

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Added by Rchilli Parser on March 21, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

How fools recruit: 'I'll know them when I meet them'

No matter how far we think businesses have come with respect to recruitment and employment practices, there are always plenty of reminders that old habits die hard. 

One of these old habits is the classic client response to a recruiter who requests a job description; ‘I don't need a job description, I'll know them when I meet them'

This would be…

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Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Talent.me

This is the 3rd in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free.  

The 3rd site we will discuss is…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Hate Scheduling Screens & Interviews? Meet Betty.

For all the advances we've made when it comes to recruitment technology and systems integration, for some reason, one of the most critical business needs for talent acquisition has largely gone ignored by emerging startups and established players: scheduling.

The HR technology conversation has moved on from core workflow processes to somewhat specious, often…

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Added by Matt Charney on March 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

March Madness - Which Colleges Have the Most Engineering Graduates?

The NCAA's March Madness tournament is underway today. While college and universities around the country compete to see who has the best basketball team, we thought we'd pair up schools weekly to find out who has the biggest candidate pools for particular fields, based on…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Consider A Temp-To-Hire Strategy To End Long-Term Unemployment

The good news: nationwide unemployment rates continue to fall. In December it dipped below the 7% mark for the first time in over five years! 

The bad news: millions of people remain unemployed.

Most experts agree that we’re gradually clawing our way out of the recession. On a national scale, the numbers look terrific. On a smaller…

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Added by Mike McKerns, SPHR on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

3 Secrets to Building a Great Recruiting Desk

Please pardon this week’s title. I used the word “secrets” to get your attention. The…

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Added by Amy McDonald on March 20, 2014 at 10:04am — 3 Comments

On "Culture" - “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means”.

How many job adverts currently advertise a "great culture", "a start-up culture" or a "Google-like culture"?  

It seems as though the only company not shouting about how Google-like their culture is are Google themselves.  It's a particular bugbear of mine at the moment because it's not only a trite cliché it's also meaningless.

"Culture" as it is currently…

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Added by Matt Buckland on March 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

What is Glassdoor Saying About You? Does it Matter?

We’ll cut right to the chase; yes, it does matter what has been posted about your company on Glassdoor. With over 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, office photos and more, this transparent career…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!

With all of the candidates you’ve likely found through your job postings, referrals and proactive sourcing methods, it may be a daunting task to try to communicate with all of them. But effective communication is key to keeping your top…

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Added by Jen Dewar on March 19, 2014 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

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