Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (66)

5 Unexpected Ways You're Sabotaging Your Own Productivity

Each day businesses assess and rate their productivity, always aiming to achieve a higher percentage or meet a different goal the following day. As a worker you might not have the best, most productive day of work every day, but reviewing a few of the unexpected ways that you…


Added by Emma Sturgis on April 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why to negotiate $alary (Infographic)

Asking for a raise is a difficult conversation for most people. Money is a sensitive topic, and often bosses can be less than sympathetic. Before you try to negotiate, be sure to understand what you're fighting for!

View the whole infographic…


Added by Bob Gallagher on April 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 ways to Reduce Risk with your background screening process

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other industry-specific auditing agencies. Recently, employee/candidates have filed a significant number of class-action…


Added by TargetRecruit on April 29, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Whats a Webscraper and how do they work?

So this is the 7th presentation of the conference and the 2nd set of Lab. Titled “Implementing the New Hotness” By Matthew Ferree and “Whats a Webscraper and how do they work” by Kameron Swinton.

First implementing the new Hotness. Matthew talks about souring in Source Code…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

In Recruiting, ROI Means Return on Impression

Whether you rely on a stand-alone applicant tracking system (ATS), lean heavily on mobile recruiting, work with HCM software like PeopleSoft Candidate Gateway or Taleo, or some combination of the above—you have only a few seconds to make a first impression on applicants with your candidate experience.

You may be asking yourself: Why does it matter? 

It matters because the best will always gravitate to the…


Added by Karl Wierzbicki on April 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I Became My Own Client

A short life

Third party recruiters don't last long. I have hired and trained enough people to know what I am up against when hiring a new recruiter. One out of 10 new recruiters will make it past one year. Many don't pass the 90 day mark. 

It's a tough business. The…


Added by Barbara Goldman on April 27, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How Great Content Ideas Can Fuel Social Recruiting

Using social media as a recruiting platform has become a leading practice in sourcing and placing for many businesses today. Though not every post guarantees placements, coming up with a consistent, social recruiting strategy will ensure your messages are targeting the right candidates.



Added by TargetRecruit on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Overcoming the fear of feedback

Mary considers herself to be a good manager. Whenever one of her employee’s is struggling with an assignment she swoops in to help them put things into order and give pointers. Her company is now introducing a new 360-degree performance…


Added by Matías Rodsevich on April 26, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How to Improve Your Recruiting Skills

As with almost every other aspect of the business world today, people are being asked to do more with less. Recruiters are in the uncomfortable position of having to deliver skilled candidates to an organization, and they must do so in increasingly…


Added by Kelly Smith on April 26, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

iGeneration - The Future's Bright, The Future's Impatient

I watched as my niece played with my iPhone the other day. She is only 2 years old. As she clicked on the YouTube icon, she unexpectedly threw herself on the floor in a fit of impatience. That Pepper Pig video couldn’t load quick enough.

We are all moulding our attraction…


Added by FMC Global Talent on April 26, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

5 Reasons for Recruiters to Monitor Social Media

Traditional methods of Recruitment are gradually being replaced by Social Media, seeing as it is a new era that is evolving at a fast pace. The task of a Recruiter just got easier and more fun. Never before has obtaining contacts been so simple and acquiring Candidates…


Added by Ashwani Paswan on April 26, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Science of Hiring: Visualization of Decision

Over the past several years we’ve all embraced the technological advancements. It was just 23 years back we accessed first multimedia browser and now we are about to enter in the visual world with technologies such as Virtual Reality. According to tech giant…


Added by Satyajeet Thorat on April 26, 2016 at 1:12am — No Comments

Why LinkedIn Groups Suck

Over the last year or so we've kind of confused by LinkedIn. Obviously we see the value in…


Added by Quintin Ford on April 25, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Key to Long-Tail Keyword Searches in Recruiting and Job Search

The Merriam Webster Dictionary says a keyword is “a significant word from a title or document used especially as an index to content”.

Well, the keyword in this definition is “significant”.

There are three questions:

1. Which keywords to use?

2. How significant do keywords need…


Added by Henning Seip on April 25, 2016 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Recruitment strategy...is it really worth it?

One of the most common challenges I get is - ‘is it worth it? Is it worth creating a recruitment strategy?’. From personal experience, companies who take the time to review the current performance of their recruitment function and create a plan to improve, are most likely to succeed when…

Added by Iain Hamilton on April 25, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Avoid these Ruinous Rookie HR Mistakes to Achieve Leadership Credibility

Your Rookie HR Leader Guide to Surviving the First 60 Days On the Job Successfully

Congratulations, freshly minted HR Leader.

Your star has been rising as an individual contributor to the…


Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on April 22, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

High Touch Plus High Tech Equals Massive Differentiation for Recruiters

It goes by many names: high-touch customer experience, personalized recruiting experiences, “artisanal” recruiting—but the idea is the same. Modern recruiting methods are getting back to their tried-and-true roots, based on creating deep personal…


Added by Delighterr Inc on April 22, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Lose the Fluff: Gain Authority & Credibility through a Deep understanding of your Reqs

So this is the 6th presentation of the conference and the first Lab. Titled “Lose the Fluff: Gain Authority & Credibility through a Deep understanding of your Reqs” By Carmen Hudson. 

First she goes into the fact that sourcing is more than just Boolean search. She specifies you also need to be…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 21, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

3 Interesting People You Won't Find On LinkedIn

I have talked to many high level Talent Acquisition and Human Resources professionals in my day and LinkedIn is never boasted as the #1 source for finding talent, it’s always part of the overall strategy.  Many of the professionals I’ve spoken with, especially older ones,…


Added by Quintin Ford on April 21, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Embrace the Mobile Movement for a better recruiting experience.

Communicate and Engage

In just the last few years, Mobile communication has become one of the most effective channels of conversation––particularly in the staffing and recruiting industry and it’s marketed sectors. Not just communication, but we see a skyrocketing trend in using mobile to access anything and everything through applications and the cloud. TargetRecruit’s platform leverages this technology to offer its clients a fully integrated platform that…


Added by TargetRecruit on April 21, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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