April 2014 Blog Posts (164)

Dressing for Success in Cyberspace: Give Yourself a Digital Make-Over

I continue to be amazed by the number of anemic profiles there are on LinkedIn, how easy it is to access Facebook activity that’s not intended for the public, how many people have no filter and/or no sense of time and place when they post on Twitter, and how uncivil people can be when commenting on news articles and blog posts. Not much surprises me…


Added by Courtney Hunt on April 23, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The 25 Things Every Recruiter Should Know

Recently I flew across the world as a guest of REC to speak to recruiters in Manchester and London.

The Business Brains II series included excellent presentations from Kevin Green, the CEO of REC, and…


Added by Greg Savage on April 23, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

The Dumbing Down of Staffing

That’s right; I said it, “The dumbing down of Staffing”. As much as we all love technology, and tools, I mean one of my monikers is “the Tool Guy”, technology and tools are dumbing us down. What I mean by that is we have a breed of staffing professional, that all they know is checking their ATS, checking the Monsters, Dices, CareerBuilder’s, etc., and that’s…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 22, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Jeff Taylor, Recruiter, Trainer

@Jeff_recruiting --- LinkedIn -- Skywalk Group - Blog…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

The Commonalities of Generations

Do you ever catch yourself doing or saying something that your parents used to do or say that drove you crazy? My dad used to used whistle while he was driving...all the time...non-stop. It would drive me insane! Now, I often find myself driving down the road, listening to some tunes, whistling away - and then I sense it, my 16 year old daughter is glaring at me like…


Added by Doug Douglas on April 22, 2014 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

Todd Schecter, Technical Recruiter

 Todd Schecter volunteered to be on the show via Twitter. I didn't have to go running after the guy begging him to be a guest. I didn't even know him before he just showed up and raised his hand.

And I thought he was a good guest and so did Jerry -- and in this case Jerry's opinion counts because he's in…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Candidate Dispositioning - What does it mean and why does it matter?

When we started out with Mystery Applicant, we set the goal that every job applicant would be given the opportunity to give their feedback on the process. Every single one. Every minute of the day.

This is a key part of our offering as we wanted to hear from the rejected candidates who would form the huge majority of our…


Added by Nick Price on April 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Let’s Talk CTAs in Your Recruiting Process

Candidate emails, social media posts, the company blog and job listings are just a few of the points in your recruiting initiatives that should always, always, always include a call-to-action of some sort. Candidates, customers and clients need to know the next steps, what is expected of them and what they can expect from you.

Lucky for us, Dan Zarrella at HubSpot (…


Added by Julie Salerno on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching 200 million users in January 2013,…


Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 26 Comments

The Top 5 Leadership Skills Every Recruiter Needs To Survive (And Thrive)

1 Possibility PRO- Taking cue from @AlliPolin, here’s what she said; Answers are over-rated. If you're so sure you're right, you stop looking for new possibilities. Leaders always hunt down and epitomize possibilities. They are known for this demeanor. You got to kept optimism and positivism alive with…


Added by Rchilli Parser on April 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Imagining RecruitHub, Github for Recruiters!

Programmers are on GitHub, Designers are on Dribbble, and everyone is on LinkedIn. Yet we brave sourcers are without a home of our own.

Wouldn't it be swell if there were a place where recruiters could not only collaborate and compare notes, but also be evaluated on their skillset? 

GitHub is brilliant in it's simplicity. Despite the deep, advanced nature of the…


Added by Robert Stevenson on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

What to Expect at the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo

Tomorrow, hundreds of in-house HR and recruiting professionals will converge on San Diego for the 14th Annual Spring ERE Conference and Expo – “the only conference designed specifically to help talent acquisition leaders improve the performance, value and recognition of the in-house recruiting function.”…


Added by Courtney Byrd on April 21, 2014 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Should Hiring Be Considered A Zero-Tolerance Industry?

Here’s the question of the day – what if we treated hiring like a zero-tolerance industry?

A zero-tolerance industry is an industry where mistakes are not tolerated. Nuclear engineers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Air traffic controllers work in a zero-tolerance industry. Police officers work in a zero-tolerance industry.

Those jobs are zero-tolerance industries because they are literally matters of life and death. Hiring isn’t.…


Added by Paul Petrone on April 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Inefficiencies Of The Hiring Process – And How To Fix Them

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

What does the second law of thermodynamics have to do with hiring?

A lot, really.

For those of you who have not been brushing up on your physics lately, one of the takeaways of the second law of thermodynamics is that no system can be totally efficient. So, for example, all the energy possible…


Added by Paul Petrone on April 21, 2014 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

What Cultural Fit Isn’t

small 4617759902 Let’s define this already! “Cultural Fit” has become such a buzzword in recruiting and HR, but is anyone 100% sure what that means for their own organization? Knowing what a cultural fit looks like in the light of the unique values of your organization is vital, but it is also important to be aware of what a cultural fit isn’t.

A popular definition of…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Paths to Better Job Descriptions

Your job descriptions should really be treated like marketing copy. They have to be informative, dynamic and easy to find, all while attracting the right people. It’s not easy to craft the perfect job description, but here are 5 tips that can certainly help!

1) Get Shorter and Sweeter

If you think you’ve already boiled your job…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Technology for Hiring

Companies all over the world are searching for potential employees to become a part of their teams. The hiring process can be long and arduous, sometimes taking months before the perfect candidate is found. The longer the hiring process, the more it costs. This can cause the company to go over budget or even result in the company settling on an inferior candidate. Using technology in the hiring process is a great way to speed things up, allowing companies to find the right employee at the…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Choosing a new ATS, need your advice..

My company is a small IT Staffing & Executive Search firm considering a move from JobDiva to another applicant tracking system/crm.  We have looked at a bunch of them over the past 6-months and have narrowed it down to the following:

  • Bullhorn
  • PC Recruiter
  • Job Science

I would like to get advice from others in IT executive search on the following:

- Who is using Bullhorn or PCRecruiter or JobScience now and do you like it?



Added by David Klein on April 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sales Anonymous

Since buyers like to buy and don’t like to be on the receiving end of a sales pitch, this may indicate the need for a 12-step program, but not for customers. Rather, it would be for all salespeople who, intentionally or not, behave in ways that prompt buyers to recoil as though they were dealing with an addict on a binge.

If there were such a program, let’s call it Sales Anonymous, I suspect the 12 steps would read something like…

1. We admitted we were powerless over…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 21, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

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