Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (82)

The Easy and Quick $3 Million Fix

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Did you know that there is a glaring hole within many companies that contributes to their overall turnover? This hole can cost your company big bucks too, but people seem content to just let it occur. Did you know that it can also be fixed pretty quickly, easily, and cost effectively?

Walk down this journey with me - and I promise - I'll make it quick. Employee Bill works for your…

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Added by Doug Douglas on March 19, 2014 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

The Mobile Job Seeker

Over the last 12 months I have lost count of the amount of recruiters that have told me their career’s site is responsive which is great but when you actually delve deeper the main thing I have found is very few sites are you able to complete the application process from start to finish on a mobile device. Put yourself in the job seekers shoes how annoying and time consuming it is for you to find that dream job on your device only to find out in order to upload a CV you need a laptop or…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 19, 2014 at 5:38am — 1 Comment

Gamification in HR: Going Beyond the Buzzword

In the recruiting world, it seems there is a lot of discussion about gamification even though gamification is something that’s been around for years. Let’s get this out of the way up front – for almost all companies or organizations, gamification should not be viewed as a solution for attracting candidates (…

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Added by JWTINSIDE on March 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

The Importance of: Access

As recruiters, there are several things we need to do our jobs.  Decent job descriptions, realistic salary ranges, candidates who do not tell lies, managers who can make a hiring decision, etc. etc.



However, there is one thing that trumps all in the process. I’ve often referred to it as the currency in which mostly all recruiters and talent acquisitions folk trade…

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Added by John on March 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Bullhorn S Release - The Fastest & Most Powerful ATS Ever Built?

 

Screenshot of http://go.bullhorn.com/131YQK568000128007l7N00 - March 17, 2014

S Release is built for the Cloud and promises the best of MaxHire, Sendouts and Bullhorn

Last week, the marketing team at Bullhorn sent Sendouts customers an email announcing the launch of S Release, the next…

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Added by Nicole Greenberg Strecker, Esq on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How 3 Major Companies Do Telework

Do you remember reading about Robert Crandall, former head of American Airlines, calculating that if they removed just one olive from every salad served to passengers, nobody would notice, and the airline would save $100,000 a year? Innovative thinkers like Crandall have made telecommuting their olive. The larger the…

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 18, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Using “The Other Three” in Social Recruiting

Known as the “Big Three”: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook have led the way in social recruiting. It makes sense, connections are simple to make, there are vast pools of data to be collected and these are where internet users are spending massive amounts of their time. While the Big Three are the place…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 18, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

RECRUITERS WASTE THEIR TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

RECRUITERS WASTE THEIR TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

BREAKING NEWS!! WMD’s FOUND!! (Weapons of Mass Distraction)

Are you trapped in an endless cycle of “likes”, “follow” and “connects’”, if so, you’re not alone. Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook and the business connectivity site LinkedIn have leveraged technology to engage customers and your target audience by…

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Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on March 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Why Technology Can Never Build Recruitment Robots

With the wonderful World Wide Web turning 25 years old last week its only natural to reflect back on how it has touched almost every part of our daily lives. The technology has helped develop new business models worldwide and changed our economies forever. It’s predicted that by 2020 most skilled professionals career paths will be disrupted by smart machine…

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Added by Enigma People Soultions on March 17, 2014 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

Attracting Tech Talent Through Company Culture Inspired Perks

A recent Dice survey reveals what tech talent wants the most from a recruiter besides a handsome salary offer. We were not surprised at all to find that the majority of those asked said that being frank about the company/culture is most important to them. How about putting those two…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beyond Silicon Valley Tech Hubs

Yes, there are more places to find tech talent than Silicon Valley, CA.! As the need for great tech talent increases, hot tech hubs are popping up around the US as excellent places to join together, create communities and foster growth. Just as each area comes with unique expectations and needs, these hubs have their own specific…

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Added by Raj Sheth on March 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

BYOD Policy Advice From a Pro

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device is a new-ish workforce trend. When employers support their employees to bring their own devices it can increase productivity. BYOD industry leader, Cisco conducted a study that found …

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Added by Julie Salerno on March 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

How to Create Your Own Little Army of Recruiters

A trend in recruiting of non-employee referral programs is also called “Friend of the Firm” (FOF) referrals, as nick named by ERE contributor Dr. John Sullivan. Recruiters are really starting to get creative when it comes to broadening their reach in a more targeted…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 14, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Five Successful People Who Struggled When Young

Even the most successful people had to overcome failure and hardship at some point or another during their careers. Take inspiration from these five visionaries who had a hard time when they were younger.  …

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Added by Cristopher Denton on March 14, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed

The recruitment agency business model is grotesquely dysfunctional.

It is broken.

Yes. It. Is.

Certainly for permanent recruitment.

We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is.

For everybody.…

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Added by Greg Savage on March 14, 2014 at 12:00am — 58 Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Vizualize.me



This is the 2nd 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. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 13, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

More Obamacare Relief and Extensions

It seems nearly everyday lately there is Obamacare news.  And most of it seems to be surrounding extensions or relief. Two announcements made in the past week are no exceptions.

The first had to do with healthcare plans that were cancelled last year because they did not meet the Affordable Care Act’s minimum essential coverage requirements.  

Cancellation…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 13, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Honesty in little things is not a little thing

If we poll our employee population, you are very likely going to hear the response that they are looking for an authentic work environment. But just what does authentic mean?

Dictionary.com defines the term as “not false or copied; genuine; real” So look at your organization or your functional area of responsibility and are you being authentic? Are you honest with your…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Video Interviewing Will Improve Your Recruitment Process

Regardless of the current economic climate, the average number of interviews is increasing as staffing moves more towards temporary staffing and people on average stay shorter in one job.

This trend creates several problems and leads to increased pressure on recruitment process efficiency. In the quest for a more flexible and efficient…

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Added by Niddia Paauwe on March 13, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

How To Use Social Media for Recruitment

Recruiters are using the social media in four key ways, primarily to recruit appropriate talent, to research and stay abreast of latest developments, to retain existing employees and stay engaged with them and to promote themselves through structured employer branding campaigns.

An overwhelming 92 percent of companies across the world use social media for recruitment…

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Added by Vasudha Pradhan on March 13, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

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