Featured Blog Posts – May 2017 Archive (41)

The “Trump Trade”, Public & Mid-Market Staffing Company Valuations And Preparing A Staffing Company For An Exit In 2017

TargetRecruit’s Executive Vice President Bill Inman has an insightful discussion with Jim Janesky, Managing Director at Corporate Fuel, discuss current staffing industry trends (Q2 2017), public staffing company valuations and valuation in the staffing mid-market in this interview (13 minutes total discussion).

Mr. Janesky leads the Business Services practice…


Added by TargetRecruit on May 31, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! BrandYourself

BrandYourself is the only free do-it-yourself product that empowers you to control what people find when they Google you. . BrandYourself  is not well known in the staffing world. And not a lot of recruiters try to source there . The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 30, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Is Your Top Interviewee Really The Best Person For The Job?

In today’s job market, most candidates for any given position in a salesforce are highly qualified. Many also have extensive resumes and experience. Some may even demonstrate exceptional interviewing skills, but it is very difficult to tell within the span of a few conversations how this person will perform on the job. In the world of sales, it’s the nuances that tend to make or break the productivity of a taskforce, and in the…


Added by Bryony Shaw on May 25, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

How to Calculate ROI from changes in Talent Acquisition Funnel

Understanding and manipulating your talent acquisition funnel is one of the most important tasks for HR professionals.  However, it can be very hard to see where ROI is coming from currently, and where it can come in the future.

While it may not be intuitive at first, you can actually assign value to each action in your hiring funnel that…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 23, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

10 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Recruitment

Is your opposition getting all the top ability? Find the main 10 things best organizations think about selecting and how it can help you.

Make a genuine and purposeful representative strategic offer.

Imagine a scenario where you could get your representatives to help you better characterize and convey your organization's worker esteem…


Added by Pallavi Chawla on May 23, 2017 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

Time for spring cleaning! 4 easy steps to de-cluttering your hiring process.

It’s officially recruiting season and if your company hasn’t removed the clutter from its hiring process, then it may be time for some overdue spring cleaning.

Streamlining the hiring process is important to attracting and bringing in new talent. Job candidates who are unimpressed by the way they’re being evaluated may go elsewhere to find work, and word about long and confusing recruitment procedures can spread quickly.

Ultimately, streamlining the…


Added by OneWire on May 22, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Misconceptions About Millennials In The Workplace

There is so much talk about Generation Y (those born between the mid-80s and late 90s) in our society, and at least some of the talk around this generation is inaccurate.  As I’ve said before I love a good conspiracy, so today I’m going to debunk some of the misconceptions about millennials in the…


Added by Emily Lennox on May 22, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

11 Corporate culture videos you need to see

Company overview videos can be amazing assets in the war for talent, or they can fall flat and make candidates run in the other direction.

We’ve seen many videos in the course of working with companies on their employer brands. We’ve seen what works, and what doesn’t.

Best practices for culture videos:

  • Authenticity (or “honesty” if you don’t like buzz words) is key. The companies who allow a true look into their company…

Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 21, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 strategic HR measures and incentives for businesses to help reduce workplace stress

Employees who experience no stress associated with performing their profession at work are in the minority. The Stress in the Workplace international survey conducted in 11 European countries with a sample of 58,508 employees and conducted by the international Paylab.com portal…


Added by Daniela Berakova on May 19, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Chicago Companies Face 3 Challenges in Hiring Tech Talent

Chicago is home to its share of startups, satellite tech campuses, Fortune 500s, and innovators across verticals. Yet the Second City’s tech climate differs from that of Silicon Valley and NYC. CBRE’s Annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report placed Chicago among the top 15 metro…


Added by TransTech Staffing on May 17, 2017 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Working with a Staffing Firm? Here's What Contingent Really Means

What does the word contingent mean to you? Is it a synonym for “free?” Does it represent an effective way to find the best talent available? Is it meaningless? The staffing world is a unique industry filled with hiring models and terms that are often misunderstood. In my 20+ years working in this arena, I’ve never seen the misunderstanding of a…


Added by Kore1Staffing on May 17, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

10 Recruiter Fails That Will Make You Say “I’m Glad It Wasn’t Me!”

From the job seeker’s perspective, interviews can be really tough. They’re nervous, and aren’t sure what the recruiter is going to ask. Despite careful preparation, even the best job seeker has botched an interview.

But recruiters are always in control. They never say anything inappropriate or have any mishaps, right?

Yeah…not so much.

But, that’s ok, because at least these stories aren’t YOU! And, secretly you can now let go a sigh of relief at whatever faux pax you…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The History of Recruitment

Like everything, recruitment has changed over time, and today I’ll be giving you a brief history of these changes – I did A-Level History so I’m fully qualified to do this, trust me.


Recruitment has actually existed since the time of the Romans/Egyptians, and began in the UK in the Middle Ages, where candidates were…


Added by Emily Lennox on May 17, 2017 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Sourcecon Spring 2017!! Day 2 Purple Squirrel Track Sessions


The Purple Squirrel track session of day 2 consisted of 2 presentations, They were Sourcing Utensils by David Nicola, and Source Like a Boss by Beth Theodore.


First up Source like a Boss by Beth Theodore.  The gist of this was using job boards, and employer branding.  Between Indeed, Monster and Careerbuilder there are over 358…


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 16, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Get Out In Front of Back Door Hires

Having come from working a desk, we know the frustration of discovering a client has reconnected with a candidate you originally brought to them. This frustration is compounded when you confront the client, only to have them say they don’t feel they owe you a fee. If you’ve had any real experience as a recruiter, then the reality of back door hires is nothing new to…


Added by Adam Appleton on May 16, 2017 at 4:49pm — No Comments

#DidYouKnow: Minor League Baseball players earn less than minimum wage

Battling for the Field of Dreams

Less than 10% of minor league baseball players who sign contracts each year get the chance to play a single game in the major league. Most young baseball players would work for free if given a chance to play for a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. Players with a pro contract don’t dwell on…


Added by Chrissy Nicholas Dooley on May 16, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

How Layoffs Effect Glassdoor Reviews

It’s a feeling like no other. After months of meetings, projections, and gut-wrenching stress, the decision has been made: your company needs to lay people off. You sit in with the managers as one by one, employees are given the hard news, watching them try to keep a brave face as their world shatters.

Layoffs suck. Whether the people you’re laying off are in the office next door or across the country, the results are the same: your company’s decision is taking away somebody…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 16, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

13 Tips: How To Get Started In Recruiting

“You don’t have any experience. You know what you need to do? Come work here so you can get your nose bloodied a few times.”

I don’t remember how I responded. I think I said “okay.” The subject changed and a few minutes later his time was up. The interview ended, and they walked me out of the office. As I walked down the hall, I was still sweating, exhausted,…


Added by Clinton Buelter on May 16, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

8 Career Page Mistakes You Have to Avoid

Career pages are arguably the best asset talent acquisition has in attracting and converting quality applicants. The vast majority of candidates visit your careers site, and it’s also a trusted source of information.

However, many companies are vastly under utilizing this asset. We thought we’d point out a few of the common mistakes that we see over and over again in order to help companies get the most out of their career pages.

Here are the most common mistakes that we see in…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on May 15, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Rise of Flat Fee Recruitment

So flat fee recruitment is quite a new concept, especially in comparison to more traditional recruitment agencies.  There are many reasons for the rise of this type of company, and its establishment within the recruitment world, but there are still a lot of questions around it.  Therefore, in this post I’m going to give you an idea of…


Added by Emily Lennox on May 15, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

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