May 2011 Blog Posts (196)

The Impact of Poor Recruiting - Candidates vs. Customers

One of my biggest complaints about recruiting is the lack of respect given to candidates throughout a recruitment process.  Whether it is from the lack of candidate respect by the behaviour of a poor recruiter or an unengaged hiring leader who fails to realize the importance of good recruiting, or simply from an overall poorly constructed recruiting process of an organization, 99% of the candidates applying to your company are most likely to walk away with a bad taste in their…


Added by Simon Parkin on May 31, 2011 at 6:33pm — 5 Comments

Grandma's Chicken Soup #19: Social Media Recruiting Momentum

I hope everyone had an enjoyable, safe, and restful holiday weekend. As the summer heats up, so should your recruitment marketing activities.  You don't want to be playing catch up in the fall.

Let's get right into the news of the past week.  Recruiting using social media is certainly…


Added by Scott Ryan on May 31, 2011 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Is Dirty Data Costing Your Firm Big Bucks?

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“Data quality problems currently cost U.S. business in excess of $600 billion per year, according to interviews with industry experts, customers, and survey data” – Garvroshe



Added by Jessica Lunk on May 31, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Why Life is Great for Baby Boomers in the Workforce

Contrary to popular belief, many older workers feel that, if anything, their age is an asset in the workplace, not a liability, according to a recent USA Today article. 

Citing an poll, the article states that 61 percent of Baby Boomers feel that age is not an issue at all, while 25 percent said it was an…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 31, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about living databases, recruiting passive candidates, testing the right skills, the perfect talent storm and taco bell’s key for success.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 31, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Are You an Inspiring Leader?

Do your employees step up and perform at the highest level?  If so, it is probably due in part to good leadership.  I’ve been writing a lot lately about corporate culture, and started thinking about whether your employees are inspired to work for you, or just have to work for you.

There are a lot of qualities…


Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

New Hiring Cycle with Higher Turnover Forecasted

SHRM, the Society for Human Resources Management, released an excellent report this week, titled Higher Productivity, Higher Skills: Preparing for a New Hiring Cycle.  This article points out… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 31, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

US Job Market grows only 2.1% in May

It is getting slower out there. Over the past four months, growth rates of US job postings have been on a slide downwards with the latest addition in May of only 2.1%. Employers posted a daily average of 2,600,000 job openings (estimate) during the last 30 days, just 55,000 more than in April. Four of the five largest metro area posted gains. Employers in the New York Metro area added just 1.0% while the Los Angeles job market remained virtually unchanged (down 0.4%).



Added by Henning Seip on May 31, 2011 at 9:25am — 14 Comments

Top Ten Niche Job Boards

This list, of our Top Ten Niche Job Boards, is just for specialist job boards (not general ones). This list is based on feedback we have heard, websites we have perused and duly inspected and been impressed by. As each sector has its own specific set of job boards, I have chosen the best of the bunch and put them below – in alphabetical order, mind.

My whacky comparison Top Ten this week is got…


Added by Emily Stevenson on May 31, 2011 at 4:41am — 2 Comments

Recruiting the Sales Way

Successful corporate recruiting requires focus, time, and hard work.  Companies that are very successful finding the top candidates understand that attracting candidates is a sales process.  The amount of effort put into the search for the right candidate is reflected in the quality of candidates presented for interviews.  Are your company’s hiring managers frustrated in the quality of candidate received?  Do they constantly request the aid of search firms (who understand Recruiting is…


Added by Bill Humbert on May 30, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

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LinkedIn has a very large collection of business data. However, it is not at all like Job…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on May 30, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments


If most hiring managers knew what games many (not all) HR staffing types play in blocking external recruiters, who can actually fill their hard-to-fill openings,...they would (should) cocoon them and convert them into speed bumps befitting their role in the recruitment process.

Your thoughts?


*This blog post was inspired by Bill Schultz's…


Added by Valentino Martinez on May 30, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Recruiters. 8 resons why your client meetings suck!

For most recruiters, the client meeting is key. It is in a face-to-face meeting that the magic happens. This is where your credibility, and the business, is won or lost. It’s here that a recruiter can win exclusivity, secure multiple temp orders, and resolve pricing and service dilemmas.

In fact a great deal of a recruiters time is spent securing the visit. Planning, cold calling, referrals.

Yet, too often, the visit is a wasted opportunity at best, and an unmitigated disaster…


Added by Greg Savage on May 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview.

How to tell when a sales person is lying in an interview

In a sales interview, when asked, "What percentage of budget did you achieve in the last measurable year?" often the answer is, “100%”. Look at the leader-board in any sales organisation and a very small portion of the team is actually…


Added by Steve Ludlow on May 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

10 warning signals to drop a candidate



Your most promising candidate drops out at the last moment. The short-listed candidate refuses to go for an interview. you are frustrated that your candidate just does not talk to you.

These and many other such instances are commonplace in the life of a recruiter. Every candidate gives you enough signs to tell you when he has lost interest in the opportunity that you are discussing with him. (male pronoun is being used throughout this post to represent both…


Added by Subramani B on May 29, 2011 at 6:45am — 13 Comments


If a friend tells you, "You have bad breath"--is she now your enemy?

If an enemy tells you, "Damn, you have bad breath"--is he now your friend?


I say yes, to both questions--because knowing your flaws can enlighten your general and specific outlook about yourself and others.  And those who approach you with such insights have personal and professional motives.  Your challenge is to decipher the difference.


How this applies to recruitment; the selection…


Added by Valentino Martinez on May 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why recruiters need to consider retention

As a recruiter, it is obviously important that you match an employee and potential employer well. Aside from the obvious issue of compensation, there is the longer term issue of your reputation (you know what I mean - if too many of your placements don't "work out" you end up wearing this reputation and it can be hard to shake).


So whilst I know recruiters are all nodding in agreement with me "yes, retention is important", what are you actually doing to ensure that you have…

Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 27, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

No such thing as too much communication!!

No such thing as too much communication!!


      As with any relationship communication is key. I have found it is far better to over communicate than under communicate. Clients appreciate knowing what is going on and one of the biggest complaints about recruiting is lack of communication. One of the biggest ways to do this is to manage your inbox. Do not let it become overwhelming and a place where emails go to die. Stay on top of it. Respond to…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 27, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Australasian Talent Conference

What an exciting week!  I've taken a few minutes to step away from the buzzing crowd and great conversations going on here at the Australasian Talent Conference to craft a quick article and share what's happened this week 'down under.'  It's an exciting thing to be able to write that this has been one of the most interesting… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on May 27, 2011 at 7:12pm — No Comments

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