Featured Blog Posts – May 2010 Archive (64)

Referrals- The Blind Dating of Recruiting

Blind dates.

We've all had them, right? You know, when you're in a slump in between relationships and you just can't seem to meet the "right" person. Suddenly, your mom, sister, or friend knows of someone who "would be perfect for you". You mind begins racing with images of the worst possible people to be paired up with. Are they smart, funny,… Continue

Added by Trish on May 20, 2010 at 12:48pm — 4 Comments

The Economic Mount Everest - What It Means for Recruiting

The other day, a client called me to check in on my economic journey. I had to pause and explain it had not been easy, but rather a very crazy roller coaster ride. I remember when this all began with the Financial Services Industry meltdown in 2007. It was intriguing to guage the proportional outcome of services demand that affected the outsourcing market, whether that was with Paychex, with the payroll company I worked for, the staffing industry, or the HR outsourcing market. One would…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 20, 2010 at 3:40am — No Comments

Trade a Smoke Break for Vacation? An HR Dilemma

Cut out your smoking breaks and get an extra day off.…


Added by Sean Ryan on May 20, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Lebron James and Determining Your Recruiting Value

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

With the Cavs playoff loss to the Celtics, the “Year of Lebron” (more like off-season) has officially begun. Lebron James, the best player in the NBA, is officially a free agent and will have his choice of suitors as… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on May 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 1-Step Personal Brand

You hear a lot about personal and corporate brands.

How to build them. Steps to address and repair them.

Brand Steps

There are many approaches and you can break it down and break it down into the minute and detailed steps. However, I have come to a conclusion that there is essentially only one thing you need to build a brand...

For your company. For yourself.

My opinion for… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on May 18, 2010 at 7:39pm — 6 Comments

Mobile Recruiting Views from Electronic Arts

Mobile Recruiting is growing and developing rapidly. We are at the edge, about to be blown away with highly engaging Mobile based employer brand interactivity.

But, before we get too excited about mobile apps for the plc, what are people doing today?

Listen to Electronic Arts’ views…

The overview from Matt at EA is:-

  • Make mobile easy
  • People are already consuming newsletters etc on the move
  • Treat new…

Added by David Martin on May 18, 2010 at 3:58pm — 2 Comments

One hit wonders or career-long money spinners? (Are you a bridge builder or a bridge burner?)

Life has been very hard for many people over the past 18 months, me included. The credit crunch, the recession, call it what you will, has certainly hit home. And, working in a recruitment related role, it’s been all the more apparent that these have indeed been tough times.

One week I would be reasonably busy, the next, hardly, the following, not a bean. One minute an agency would be my biggest client, the next it would suddenly put a freeze on using freelancers and I would get no… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on May 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Have Prospective Candidates at "Hello"

Instead of waiting until your organization meets prospective candidates in person to create a connection, why not use the interconnectedness of the web to build those relationships earlier in the recruiting cycle? By communicating your company value proposition, allowing candidates to connect with employees, and having a quality application process; your organization can create a strong foundation for consistently attracting best-in-class talent.

Phase 1: Employer A vs. B, C…


Added by Omowale Casselle on May 18, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

The rise and rise of virtual jobs

Remember the quaint old days when it was considered a risky proposition to work from home, given the limitations of technology back in the day? Now, with smart phones, the Internet, video conferencing and widespread acceptance of the work-at-home model, it’s not only entirely possible to operate a successful home business, it’s becoming the way…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 17, 2010 at 10:32pm — 2 Comments

When I grow up...I don't know what I want to be or do.

I have been thinking lately and I was wondering if people still have dreams of all the things that they wanted to do or be when they grow up? It seems like people just happens to do the things that they encountered or by chance. I still have dreams of writing a novel, being able to buy lots of people gifts (I love shopping!) having a british short hair kitten, having a motorcycle, having a big hobby room, and the list is too long for this blog.

After reviewing the list of my…


Added by Sally Raade on May 17, 2010 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Game Theory and Recruiting

I'll never forget the first time I was ever kicked out of a casino.

Several years ago, I was a professional card counting blackjack player, personally mentored by the legendary MIT blackjack team. One of the key concepts they taught me was to NEVER put money on the felt unless you KNOW that you have a HIGH LIKELIHOOD of getting a return. As a result, I consistently had an advantage when I played and never took unnecessary risks or senseless gambles. The science of mathematics and… Continue

Added by Scott Love on May 17, 2010 at 10:37am — 3 Comments

Negotiating Better Payment Terms

By Pat Meehan

In an earlier blog we determined the importance of cash flow. Without steady cash flow bills can’t be paid, payrolls can’t be met, and stress infiltrates the operation. Today, cash flow is more critical than ever before. Banks have closed credit lines, SBA is just “not making loans,” and customers are thinking twice before buying any product or service.

This just might be a good time to make some business changes in the area of payment terms for your small… Continue

Added by Pat Meehan on May 17, 2010 at 9:46am — 4 Comments

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers

The jury has spoken!

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers:

The loud talkers,

The coughers

The Eavesdropper

The Gloaters,

The Gossipers,

The Open Mouth Chewer

The Blame Shifter

The Cubicle Ninja

The procrastinator

The Rude co-worker

The corporate…


Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:33am — 8 Comments

The war for other peoples talent

One of my biggest concerns for job seekers around the world is the gap that is opening up between the unemployed and the minimum requirements that surround the jobs that are about. The general global trend seems to be for rising open vacancies, that’s great news. The bad news is that the level of unemployment continues to grow. Not quite at the same rate, but the figures are going up just the same.

What this tells me is that the jobs that are coming…


Added by Bill Boorman on May 15, 2010 at 8:14pm — 5 Comments

Why cheap isn't always cheerful...

Its not often I experience a first these days – I am after all the wrong side of 40! However, yesterday I was stunned into silence (This does not happen very often with me!) At our weekly ops meeting my colleague wanted to read out an email she had received from a client with whom we are on formal preferred supplier arrangement, regarding fees.

I have to confess that the prospect of listening to yet another set of excuses for driving down the…


Added by Gareth Jones on May 13, 2010 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting 101: Forget 'Active' vs. 'Passive'

For as long as I've been a recruiter (and probably even longer than that) there has been a methodology perpetuated among recruiters that 'passive' candidates are somehow better than 'active' candidates. The truth is, neither of these talent pools is very desirable. At least, not nearly as desirable as an 'Active Passive' candidate.

What's an 'Active Passive' candidate?

This is a candidate who is probably happy in their job but for the sake of making…


Added by Robin Eads on May 13, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Race For The Prize? What's Your Hiring Process?

What does your hiring process say about your company?

We talk about culture, employer brands and employee brands...we talk about social recruiting, attraction strategies, talent

pipelines and puddles...but what of the process in between?

You can find the talent and onboard the talent but in between you have the hiring process itself...it’s often said ‘you can tell a lot about a…


Added by Mervyn Dinnen on May 13, 2010 at 1:24pm — No Comments

7 Habits of the Highly Effective Social Recruiter

As more and more companies begin to utilize Social Recruiting to achieve their broader strategic recruiting objectives. An important consideration is, what makes an effective social recruiter?

1. Be Present–This means establishing a presence on sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & niche) that are important to your target audience. The key is to strike the right balance between heavily trafficked and niche sites. For each site that you join, you are going to have…


Added by Omowale Casselle on May 13, 2010 at 11:09am — 14 Comments

Communication is Key to Recruiting Top Talent

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

After working on a website re-design and some client marketing materials with freelancers over the last few weeks, I’ve begun to realize how important communication is to my ultimate satisfaction with just about anything. When communication is bad, I’m nearly never…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 13, 2010 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Does your candidate write-up sound like the Gettysburg Address?

Well mine does, sometimes!

I’ve always had a tough time being succinct. Blame it on being a detail oriented, “transparent with the client”; hate to leave out anything Ms. Perfectionist”. My boss’s boss likes to say my middle name is “one hundred percent”. (Actually I quite like that though am not sure who’s getting the last laugh here) And, on the other hand, one of my managers says I write too much aka The…


Added by Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari on May 12, 2010 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

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