April 2010 Blog Posts (267)

Handle with Care (w/Humorous Video)

Like many people in this economy, I've spent a fair amount of time out of work. It's simply not fun. You become so callous to rejection -

if you hear anything at all - that an automated response telling you

"Thank you for your application. At this time we have found more

qualified candidates" is almost something to look forward to.

It's a good thing to keep in mind when dealing with recruits who are out of work and looking. Handle the rejection with…

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Added by Sean Ryan on April 7, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

KPI's are bad for recruitment...

Before joining the recruitment industry wholeheartedly, I, like many others had a pretty rose tinted view of how recruitment worked. It wasn't until it became part of my career did the realisation hit me that far from the focus being on relationships and service, it was instead on sales, closing the deal and hitting KPI's.



Fortunately for me, there are some that believe this to be a waste of time and this has allowed the Courtenay HR business to flourish inside our parent group, where… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on April 7, 2010 at 11:36am — 13 Comments

Jobalized Announces New Iphone And Android Job Search Applications

The iPhone and Android devices have created a great platform for mobile applications and clients love all of the amazing apps created. Jobalized Job Search is one of the newest and most exciting additions

to the wide array of applications available!

“In order to create and grow a very successful business, we’re looking forward to an exciting future” stated James Butters, Founder of Jobalized.com

Jobalized understands that one of the biggest challenges for an Employer is to…

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Added by James on April 7, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Just4Medical.co.uk New Location Search announced

www.Just4Medical.co.uk

announces new location search facility.



Derbyshire - April 2010



Leading online job advertiser Job Affair Ltd announces that its most

recent jobsite development; www.Just4Medical.co.uk

has launched a “Location

search facility on their site.



Commenting on the recent… Continue

Added by Richard Johnson on April 7, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Guy Kawasaki's 1-2-3 Rule of Resumes

In Reality Check Guy Kawasaki urges people to "think of your resume as pitch for you, the product". Here's Kawasaki's 1-2-3 rule of resumes and my… Continue

Added by Tim Collins on April 7, 2010 at 6:30am — 17 Comments

Recruiting is a Skill Set: Not Just a Department Title

In an economy that is getting over its hangover and slowly waking from the great recession of 2009, the thought of recruiters adding value to an organization is still an unfortunate after thought in corporate culture. In probably too many companies, Recruiting departments have been played as accordions to shrink and expand with the economic tune of the times.



There is obvious merit to the idea of matching your recruiting staff to meet the demands of hiring, but as most sophisticated… Continue

Added by Rob Segall on April 6, 2010 at 11:51pm — 7 Comments

Ouch! That STINGS! The After Care of Trust

In eleven years of recruiting, I have maintained some pretty long-standing relationships and I feel as though my candidates are candid with me on their views of my performance. And I appreciate that honesty – it has helped me in my never-ending quest to sharpen my saw. But it can sting like mercurochrome at times.…

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Added by Nikole Tutton on April 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The problem of duplicate job postings

You know what gets a job seeker truly steamed? Clicking on a link for a job posting – and discovering that it’s exactly the same job he looked at a few seconds earlier. Same job, different listings = unhappy job seeker.



How does this happen? Well, any job board that allows 3rd party recruiters to post their open positions runs the risk of duplicate postings. Let’s say that ABC Company has an listing for a mechanical engineer. The HR person posts it on their company site and also… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 6, 2010 at 2:23pm — 12 Comments

The Butler Did It

Believe it or not, there were some valuable recruiting lessons to be learned from this year's NCAA Basketball tournament. National powerhouse Duke barely edged out Butler (a small, private university with 4,000 students in Indianapolis) to win their 4th National Championship. This was Butler's first trip to the Final Four - an unlikely story given the limited size, exposure, and level of talent the school's basketball program normally attracts.…



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Added by Sean Ryan on April 6, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Talent Management: Guess What, It's All About the Talent

When I hear the term Talent Management, I often hear it talked about in the context of recruiting and sourcing. Now I may be completely off, but to me, Talent Management is much more than just finding people for the role. It’s much more than finding the RIGHT people for a company to fill a job. Talent management is more than just recruiting. It is about how you interact, engage and build the people you have, to retain and develop them and even if they leave you, they… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on April 6, 2010 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

The Diversity Difference between MSP and RPO

You are probably asking why talk about the Diversity difference?…

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Added by Tracey Friend on April 6, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Want Better Candidates? Get Creative with your Recruitment Marketing Process!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



When you think of your recruitment marketing funnel, who are the candidates that make the whole recruiting process worth it (the ones that make you smile)? I bet it’s the candidates that… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on April 6, 2010 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Either Do Social Recruiting or Don't

Lately, there has been tons of discussion around the use of social media in recruiting. While there are some companies that recognize the value of these new tools to achieve their recruiting goals, others argue that until Social Recruiting is more proven it should simply be added onto existing activities. While I’m in agreement that an organization should never jump into something without a…

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Added by Omowale Casselle on April 6, 2010 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Testers needed. HirePress will be debuting in 2 months.



Hello Everyone,



HirePress powered by WordPress will be launching in 2 months. HirePress
will be a interactive community of Jobblogs, Networking Professionals and Job-Seekers.



Our team has been working on this site for the past 6 months and the
site is almost complete.…

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Added by Roger Cohen on April 6, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 1!!!

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 1!!!…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 6, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

On hold: Making mobile mistakes

Let’s not repeat the same mistakes with mobile that we did with social

media. Being a participant of Bill Boorman's radio show about mobile recruitment made me reflect a little more on mobile in context of the recruitment industry. My biggest worry is that we’ll be repeating the same mistakes that we did and do with social media:…



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Added by Felix Wetzel on April 6, 2010 at 7:10am — No Comments

Holding Back the Sea; Professional Bodies and Social Media

My company, Mindset or I personally are members of a number of professional bodies; the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) to name a few.



I have also in the past been a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) and its Australian equivalent the IPEA. I’ve even been a member of union,… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on April 6, 2010 at 12:26am — No Comments

Thriving in a Non-Recovery

Recruiting is, and always will be, a business that faces ever-changing circumstances. Veterans and rookies of recruiting must possess equal determination. In great times we must avoid complacency. In challenging times we must adapt. Having seen previous recessions, this recruiter has also had the thrill of the subsequent recoveries. This time around, recovery seems elusive. Some recruiters have patiently held on in the hopes that something or somebody will ride in a save the day by creating a… Continue

Added by Doug Beabout on April 5, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting.com sells Jobster - now I think the real game begins

I wanted to put it out there that the day may come when Recruiting.com (the company) sells the domain name Recruiting.com. From my perspective as a guy who has done pretty well in the domain name industry, that domain name is the one to own if you had a choice. Maybe… Continue

Added by Slouch on April 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

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