April 2013 Blog Posts (170)

Show Me The Money: 5 Steps to Reduce Agency Spending

Today we’re kicking off a mini blog series we’d like to call, “Show Me The Money”. This three part series will cover everyone’s favorite topic — money, of course. Most importantly, each part will provide tips for how recruiters can save money and increase performance. Let’s get started! 



In every corporate recruiting environment, there’s a consistent discussion around how to lower hiring cost, specifically agency spending. While utilizing recruiting agencies can…

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Added by Christopher Young on April 2, 2013 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

Dear Candidate, I Love You

They're in your sights and now it's time to reel 'em in.

There is no better feeling for a recruiter than finding that perfect candidate (except maybe when they accept an offer). But sometimes that perfect person is working in some other office. How to get them to notice you?…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Staffing Agencies" posting profiles on job boards

Has anyone come across this? I'm just curious how many agencies/recruiters are doing this and what the general consensus is on this practice? 

Example - Staffing company posts a profile on Dice.  You come across the profile and think, "Wow this person looks great!"  You call the number provided and what ya know its a "recruiter" fishing for a lead telling you that the candidate is one their consultants.

I cant tell you how frustrating this is and wonder if this is becoming…

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Added by Chaser on April 2, 2013 at 1:09pm — 4 Comments

Do Your Employees Even Need a Social Media Policy?

Social media policies weren’t something companies even needed to deal with just a few short years ago. Now they’re a hot topic for most HR pros, especially if you’re the first one hiring in your company. Setting up an HR Department requires thinking through this potentially thorny issue. And it’s not just for small companies, when attracting the right talent, all companies need to recognize the importance of…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 2, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Finding freelance sourcers

I participated in an online training event recently and several speakers suggested the use of freelance sourcers for small recruitment firms.

Is anyone familar with an organized list of sourcers offering services in the US?  Can anyone recommend sourcers they have worked with and were happy with the results?

Commments on fees would also be helpful.

You can contact me directly (and not via this posting) if desired via my listing on the recruiting blogs site.

Thanks…

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Added by Chuck Klein on April 2, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

Resigning My Position As Career Coach of the Universe

You win, universe. I quit. I hereby resign as career coach helping the wayward un/under-employed. You know I feel a responsibility – a moral obligation, even – to help job seekers. I don’t mean candidates for my company – I mean job seekers who can do no more for me than say thank you. I just think it’s the right thing to do – to offer help and career guidance when and where I can. I've reviewed hundreds of resumes, mock interviewed candidates, edited LinkedIn profiles, made intros…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on April 2, 2013 at 9:08am — 16 Comments

A message regarding the benefits of a good Recruiter – Hiring Made Easier

Often if a company has an opening for 1 or 2 midlevel positions, a well informed and dedicated staff member in human resources can effectively address the process. This means posting the position on numerous internet ‘job board’, and spending time reviewing resumes listed on internet resume boards. Then making numerous phone calls pre-screening various individuals. Narrow the field, and set up personal interviews with upper management. Then, after all this, it is hoped you have actually…

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Added by Bill Marek on April 1, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Fooling Around with Candidates Everyday

A person recently contacted me through LinkedIn and requested some time to speak with me about their “complicated” 

employment situation. I wasn’t sure whether they were seeking my advice about their current employment or how to approach the search for something else. (They are currently employed, but looking for a new position).

They referred to…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

April Fool No More

Historically, this is the day to play practical jokes and truth be told, I’ve been known to be the catalyst of such pranks, albeit all quite innocent and in the name of good fun.

 April Fool’s Day is said to have been started by a simple case of a delayed communication. It seems that a new year was once celebrated in early April. However sometime in the 1500’s it was changed to January 1 by decree.

 Back in the day, with communication at literally a snail’s pace, it could take…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 1, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

Why Your Resume Objective Can be an Instant Fail

This article is meant to be advice for candidates writing their resumes. It is not a rant. While I typically employ humor and sarcasm (the poor man’s wit) in my writing, this article is indeed meant to give my professional opinion on one particular aspect of resume writing.

There is much debate about whether or not you should include an objective on a resume. Many…

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Added by Tony Hogeveen on April 1, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

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