Featured Blog Posts – March 2014 Archive (79)

What does it mean to be employable?

A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.

If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that wouldn’t have been possible if those responsible didn’t push…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Broken Promises by a Recruiter

One of the hardest things to do as a recruiter is to deliver on expectations. Notice that I didn’t say delivering on promises. Say this out loud: “But you promised!” Did you hear that in a child’s voice punctuated by a mini-tantrum-induced foot stomp? That scenario comes from a common memory that may have…


Added by Tom Bolt on March 11, 2014 at 10:14am — 9 Comments

Most In-Demand Skills for Recruiters

Since the recruiting environment is constantly evolving as new technologies become available and more widely adopted, we were curious to see what skills or tools are currently being advertised in Recruiter job ads.

What (hard) skills should Recruiters cultivate for their career path?

If you're filling these roles, how hard-to-fill are they likely to be? We…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 11, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Latest Career Trend Predictions for Recruitment Agency in 2014

The previous year had brought about radical changes in the recruiting industry and 2014 is all set to take those changes to a new altitude altogether.

Experts reveal that the face of our careers in 2014 will be determined by the changing world…


Added by Jenny ho on March 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Why Personal Branding Affects Company Branding

If you are hoping to land a job or want to keep your current job, you have to realize that your personal brand will affect a company. A wrong step could leave a company a lot of clean-up—your picture gets placed in the paper for something illegal; you guest post a controversial article; a joke on Twitter gets misinterpreted; etc. For this reason, companies are looking for…


Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Cost vs. Value in Recruiting & Hiring

In recent discussions with two quite different clients in Singapore they mentioned that they had each failed to resolve critical hiring needs that had originated well over a year ago.

Firm one had known for some time that they were losing a partner in a strategically vital practice area and would require a replacement more or less immediately to maintain client…


Added by Mark Husband on March 9, 2014 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

5 Signs You're Dealing With a Recruiter That Cares

If you’re a sceptic of recruitment agencies, chances are it is due to a bad experience where you’ve been shown a complete lack of integrity and candidate care.

The recruiter probably expressed little interest about your individual requirements and deemed that your CV had enough keywords in it to send it over to their client. Unfortunately there are many of these…


Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Analyzing the "RecruiterSpam" Problem

Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the situation:…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

5 Ways to Manage A Distributed Team Effectively

Running a distributed or virtual team is much easier than you think! Perhaps you are thinking about employing a team of freelancers to manage your software development or maybe you need virtual receptionists and administrators to handle the day to day running of your business. When managed well, a distributed team can increase productivity and help you to reduce overheads, but it really does need to be managed exceptionally well. There…


Added by Or Hillel on March 6, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

YOU MAKE ME SICK! (said the candidate to the recruiter).

I like words. I probably like them too much. I spend a lot of time thinking about words and the meanings they hold. But thinking about words and their impact is not a waste of time for me as a recruiter.   So often words, either spoken or written, are all I have in my arsenal as I strive to engage and enthuse.

Recruiting is a muscular word that, for me, evokes an…


Added by lisa rokusek on March 5, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Migrating your data when changing recruitment software provider

About 6 months ago, I replied to an interesting post on LinkedIn. The thread was started by a recruitment agency director who posted a question asking for suggestions in relation to a new recruitment software provider. The surprising thing was that he was looking to stop using one of the “major brands” in the industry for something else. I’m not…


Added by RecruitmentWorx on March 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hiring Lessons: “The One-Size fits all” IT Staffing Company mergers & buyouts – Why clients are losing

Canada is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to information and communications technology. There are constant developments which require companies to improve their pool of IT employees to keep up with the changes and advance in the market. With the high demands for the most competent IT staff, firms have tapped the…


Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on March 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Should You Recruit an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Companies attempting to keep costs low may consider recruiting independent contractors instead of permanent employees.

While the notion may seem attractive on its face, however, anyone responsible for recruiting talent should understand the critical differences between the two before choosing which to recruit.

Conflating the two, even inadvertently, can…


Added by Shannon Trenton on March 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

4 Types of Local Laws to Watch For If You Run Your Own Back-Office

One of the toughest things about running your own contract staffing back-office is keeping up with the myriad of state and federal employment laws.  

Now recruiting and staffing firms also have to worry about the growing number of local laws.

And once you have realized that there is a law in a locality where you place contractors, you have to determine if it…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tips for Tuesday: Job Seekers and the Resume

According to many articles--including this one: LinkedIn and Business-- Tuesday through Thursday are prime online networking days for those belonging to the LinkedIn community.…


Added by Katie Bauer on March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Digital Herpes: Content, Cowardice & Owning Your Voice

I’ll confess: I’m a troll.  And not because I’m so damn short.  It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious.  Take sourcing, for…


Added by Matt Charney on March 4, 2014 at 5:56pm — 21 Comments

Five Financial Aspects to Consider Before Becoming a Freelancer

Working as a freelancer has many perks, allowing you to enjoy a flexible schedule, pick projects that interest you, and work from the comfort of your own home. However, there are some drawbacks you must consider before making the decision…


Added by Cristopher Denton on March 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Future of Recruiting is Happening Now

A few years ago I speculated about the future of recruiting. I consulted my Magic 8 Ball for clues to the future and it warned that life as we know it would evolve into one where a Recruitment Processing Outsourcing (RPO) model would become more…


Added by Tom Bolt on March 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

That Chip Drives Me


You can almost recognize it when you see it, can't you? It's that look in someone's eye. The way they carry themselves. The determination that they seem to ooze. It's that person who has a chip on their shoulder...something to prove.

I grew up attending a very academically challenging private school from 6th grade to 12th grade. The school like to boast that if we could…


Added by Doug Douglas on March 3, 2014 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

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