It's the kind of letter you don't want to send or receive:
"First, on behalf of the entire Simply Hired team I would like to thank you for your partnership. We have appreciated working with you and your clients. I am writing you to let you know that the Company is in the process of ceasing operations and winding down and, as a result, the… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 31, 2016 at 8:30am —
Remember the Pepsi Challenge back in the eighties? It saw members of the public taking part in a blind taste test, comparing Pepsi to Coca Cola. Even though Pepsi generally won on taste, Coke continued to win the cola wars – and it still dominates the soft drinks market today. After all, do you know anyone that drinks…
Added by Stephanie Mills on May 26, 2016 at 8:30am —
I genuinely think I am a nice guy. I try to be at least, and so when I was contacted by a Marketing "Professional" (note the quotations) who had read one of my posts and asked for a brief call I did what nice guys do, agreed to give her a few moments of my time and…
Added by Neil Elenzweig on May 25, 2016 at 3:44pm —
Doesn’t this photo look awesome?
How about this one?
Ok, so these are a bit over the top (and what's up with the thumbs up?). However, we all know a stock photo when we see one right? Is it that surprising that these types of photos hurt conversions? Check out this case study.
Just like in marketing, in recruiting it’s important to have real photos. Look at the difference.… Continue
Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 25, 2016 at 1:30pm —
It may come as a surprise or not, but there are multiple writers these days whom seem to think that the "Human" element in Staffing is going the way of the dinosaur. It seems a popular writing technique to bring out the sensational, the "gotcha" headline, and the "Automation is Coming" & "Your Recruiting Function is Obsolete" focused attention seeking…
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 25, 2016 at 2:30am —
Finding passive candidates in a tight labor market can be challenging. What is even more challenging is finding executives who will work for less and sometimes less than market value. I was experiencing such an issue recently and in this slideshare presentation, I share my experience.
My hope is that the information herein helps relieve some of the stress of others charged with the same task.. Enjoy...… Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on May 24, 2016 at 12:27pm —
A research by Stanford University did a study with 503 call center employees of travel agency CTrip. They were divided in half: one group worked from home four days out of five per week, and the other half worked… Continue
Added by Hagi Trinh on May 24, 2016 at 9:00am —
By Tracie M. Davis, MBA
There are lots of organizations that invest a lot of time and money into developing a strong employer brand to attract top talent. Leaders understand the power employer branding has in sparking the interest of talented professionals.
Now, what happens when your employer branding efforts don't match the… Continue
Added by Tracie Davis on May 21, 2016 at 12:13pm —
Still need convincing to break some rules and shake up your interview questions?
Here’s why you should.
Unicorns and Purple Squirrels
No I haven’t lost my marbles.… Continue
Added by Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon on May 20, 2016 at 4:54pm —
Armed forces day is a day to celebrate, appreciate those who serve. You know the ones that served, and fought so we could be free. As our life’s get busier, things move quicker, and our choices increase, it is easy to forget those that allowed us to have these choices. On this Armed Forces day I would challenge you to reach out to a veteran or active duty… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 20, 2016 at 1:30pm —
It’s now common practice for companies to look for resilience as a character trait when they are hiring. Most people would argue that being resilient is the opposite of being fragile and vulnerable to change. I’d argue no. The definition of resilient is being ‘able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions,’ and while… Continue
Added by FMC Global Talent on May 20, 2016 at 10:00am —
The digital revolution has had a significant impact on just about every sector including talent acquisition. Today, employers and recruiters employ the use of applications and technologies to gather information on applicants, analyze it and make sound talent-related decisions.
Through these applications, recruiters are able to… Continue
Added by Kelly Barcelos on May 20, 2016 at 3:30am —
It was 8 years ago in July 2008, where I found myself reflective, hopeful, pondering from a bird's eye view my Career vantage point while overlooking Lake Tahoe in a year where I had steered my career back to the staffing landscape. It was a welcome reprieve from what up until that point had been a busy year. Lake Tahoe, a beloved place I love to visit and will have… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 18, 2016 at 9:00pm —
So this is the 10th presentation of the conference. Titled “Sourcing for Retention” by Jim Stroud.
Jim starts out with some serious stats. “35% of employees will look for a new job if they do not receive a pay raise in the next 12 months”. “32% of leaders at companies with 100+ employees are currently looking for jobs”. 78% of business leaders rank… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 18, 2016 at 2:30pm —
For some reasons, your college recruiting initiatives are not working out. You might be hiring the right people, only to see them leave the second they find another job. You might be meeting the right candidates, only to have them slip through your fingers and go to your competitors. Or you might not be finding good people at all. No matter where things are going… Continue
Added by Ngan Pham on May 17, 2016 at 5:00pm —
I thought I would talk about a conversation I recently had with a hiring manager (that I had never worked with before) during our initial intake meeting/discovery call…more specifically the research before that call. What I knew ahead of time (from the initial job description sent) is that this would be a Java developer role and the…
Added by Eric Putkonen on May 17, 2016 at 1:30pm —
Employer branding has been an industry buzzword in talent acquisition for several years at this point. However, only a select few companies have taken advantage of this trend. Mainly, they are large and well resourced companies who are constantly recruiting – Goldman Sachs, Google, McKinsey, etc. These are some of the best companies in the world to work for, and we all know… Continue
Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 17, 2016 at 12:30pm —
With a longer shelf-life and less chance of being pipped by a competing offer, passive candidates are often the apple of a recruiter’s eye.
As a product of your sourcing - depending on the quality of your sourcing - they’re also the best fit for the role in question.
How then do recruiters avoid… Continue
Added by Calum Morrison on May 17, 2016 at 7:00am —
The current state of UK employment brings both good news and bad for job board owners. Let’s start with the good.
Employment rates are at an all-time high. According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) they rose to 73.3% last year, which is the highest since records began in 1971.
What’s more, the number of job… Continue
Added by Stephanie Mills on May 16, 2016 at 9:30am —
So this is the 9th presentation of the conference. Titled “The Best Kept Secret in Boolean Search” by Mark Tortorici.
First Thing Mark made clear that despite what some say, Boolean is far from dead and probably not going any place soon. Below are the secrets to sourcing and making a good string.
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 12, 2016 at 3:00pm —