Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (74)

If I Were 22: In Which LinkedIn Provides A Prompt

LinkedIn seems to be pimping this #IfIWere22 thing kind of hard, which is cute, considering that basically puts this retrospective series already out of the most desired online demographic. But for those Golden Girls aficionados, 60 Minutes enthusiasts and Murder She Wrote fans who think that this is a social network, 22 sounds like the…


Added by Matt Charney on May 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

“Zappos Insiders” Employment Practices: Benevolent Discrimination: Type A Personality “Neurotypicals” need only apply

Zappos takes the ax to job postings and develops its own Social Media network to evaluate potential hires. Demonstrate passion for the company and its products publically and perhaps you can be one of the chosen few to have their resume and credentials reviewed…


Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Top 5 Engineering Recruiters

Within the current competitive engineering job market, recruiters are looking for the crème de la crème of candidates; innovative, creative and dynamic individuals.

From aerospace to automotive to energy industries, these companies focus on recruiting the finest engineers across a variety of positions. We are focusing on the best of the best for engineering…


Added by Rebecca Baines on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Be Prepared To Face (Any) Animal

This week I made my debut appearance on The Recruiting Animal show.  For anyone that doesn’t know this show, compare this to getting the opportunity to meet with the best client you could ever ask for with the reputation of being a lot like the Wizard…


Added by Amy McDonald on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sourcing Lesser Known Sites: Ryze

This is the 8th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 7th site we will discuss is Ryze. …


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I love being a recruiter! Really! We get a bad rap from a large number of people, but it’s like any field, there are the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I like to think I’m one of the good ones. I know my clients, candidates and my boss think so.

Recruiting is a very rewarding job that starts with the hunt…


Added by Robye Nothnagel on May 29, 2014 at 6:10pm — 5 Comments

Amy McDonald, CEO Rekrutr.com

This was an interesting show. I read some of Amy's articles about recruiting here on Recruitingblogs.com and in the comments I challenged her to come on The Recruiting Animal Show and defend her ideas. And, to my surprise, she accepted. Not many people do but she said that she has a lot of brothers so she knows how to deal with a bunch of rowdy guys.

Of course, the…


Added by Recruiting Animal on May 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam

Working at an early-staged startup is bananas. It’s terrifying and fun and exhausting. It’s a lot like riding a unicycle for the first time. Blindfolded.

At my previous startup, I was in charge of hiring. Every time I wrote a job post, I’d get external technology recruiters banging down the…


Added by Josh Goldstein on May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — 59 Comments

Recruiting Employees You Can Trust

During the hiring process, there are a number of characteristics employers have to look for in new recruits and one of which is trustworthiness.

If you're in search of a new employee for your business, then there must be a certain level of trust in order to create a worry-free work environment.

When it comes time to put the "help wanted" sign out, here are a…


Added by Dave on May 29, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

5 Pro Hiring Tips

Everyone has an opinion on how to make a great hire. Having an opinion about it is easy enough, but consistently making great hires is what makes a pro. With the rising popularity of people metrics and big data for hiring, it has become a science, but there’s still room for the art of hiring from some seasoned greats.

Steve Jobs of Apple recommends you define…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How Can Congress Change Energy Hiring

In Washington, a bipartisan bill encouraging energy efficiency, the Shaheen and Portman's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, was recently stalled due to disagreement over amendments to the bill.

According to Think Progress, Senator Shaheen said this bill…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Best Employer Video I’ve Seen… and Why

Last week I presented at the Australian Talent Conference about building a strong Talent Brand. In doing my research to find some good examples to back up what I was saying, a friend sent me a link to an Employer Branding video, which is, by far, the best I’ve seen.

The reason I love it is because it’s so real and honest. Would you have thought to sell your company by…


Added by Justin Babet on May 28, 2014 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Avoiding the Hamster Wheel Trap - How to Be Successful In Recruitment Part 06

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How to be Successful in Recruitment Part 06

Avoiding the Hamster Wheel

This week’s article is for any recruiter is who looking to build either a new niche recruitment desk or expand an existing desk into a new…


Added by Stephen Hart on May 28, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Keeping Unpaid Internships Legal

Summer has FINALLY arrived (at least unofficially), and with it comes the traditional right of passage for many college students: the summer internship. Internships can be a great opportunity for both the students AND the companies utilizing their services. Of course, the intern can pick up some great experience.  Meanwhile, the company benefits from some additional help at…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is A Perfect Storm Fueling the Contingent Workforce?

“Screw your cubicle farm!” The free agent nation is here.

In 2001, Dan Pink published a bestselling and forward-thinking business book titled Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. By all current reports, that future has arrived.

If the millennial generation will become predominantly free agents, how will this impact recruiting and HR over the next decade?

“Contingent labor is king," writes Russ Banham in the May issue of HRO…


Added by Peter Clayton on May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

How MOOCs can Add Depth to Your Sourcing Strategy

While recruiters continue to gain skills in search techniques, candidates are elusive and wary of getting unsolicited emails, InMails, and efforts to get them engaged with your firm on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Recruiters should also be much smarter about how they find and engage with candidates. A really good candidate has no need for trivial engagement with you and…


Added by kwheeler on May 27, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Crossing Over to the Other Side - From Agency to Corporate

Hiring Technical Recruiter or Sourcer with agency background experience has always been a trend. Why is this? What are the skills that agency recruiters and sourcers have that make them appealing to leaders of corporate staffing teams? Also, if you do work on the agency side but want to break…


Added by Mark Tortorici on May 26, 2014 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! ResumeUp

This is the 5th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 4th site we will discuss ResumeUp.  ResumeUp is a way to create a Visual…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Hey That's MY Candidate!

A recent RBC article shined a light on the concern many recruiters have about connecting with other recruiters on LinkedIn. I was perplexed as I’ve always considered public profiles (on LinkedIn or elsewhere) to be, well, public and therefore easy to find. The article said “I consider the people who I…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on May 23, 2014 at 3:35pm — 8 Comments

3 Simple Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Looking for a job is stressful – just ask Google. A search for ‘job search stress’ returns about 55,000,000 results.

Whether the job seeker is a member of the long-term unemployed, recently out of work, or even employed but exploring their options it’s important to understand that they are going through a stressful, time-consuming process. The easier you can make…


Added by Kevin Hawkins on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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