Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (55)

How do you measure recruitment quality?

Yesterday as I was reading Glen Cathey’s post “What’s Wrong with Job Boards?“.  In the post, he talks about job boards and how they can still be effective despite what you might hear about their impending demise.  I encourage you to give it a read.

 

However, what intrigued me about the post is the Source of Hire Snobbery section.  What Glen says is true, just because a candidate…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hard to fill, or just hard to find?

A recent article on the BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18400556 got me

thinking. The article was about Employers being cautious with regards to hiring in 2012. This article

was based on work carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG,

they asked 2100 employers and 400 recruitment companies what their employment outlook was.

To cut a long…

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Added by Dan Hunter on June 19, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Should candidates interview after an offer?

 

Here is the scenario … You are job searching and you receive an offer with a company that you are 74% sure you will be happy with. You have 3 other interviews lined up the rest of the week. You feel that all 3 of these opportunities are either equal to or seem better to you than the offer you currently have. What do you do? You can: 1) Accept the offer and cancel the interviews. 2) Hold onto the offer and go to the other interviews. 3) Decline the offer and go to the other…

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Added by Katy Walker on June 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Recruiter Poll: 26% of Clients 'Not Educated at All'

Educating clients about current conditions in the hiring market seems like a never-ending job for some recruiters.

But how many recruiters would that be?  And how much do these recruiters feel that they need to educate their clients?

We all know that when companies aren’t properly educated about market conditions, placements don’t happen.  That’s because those same companies lose out on talented candidates for any number…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on June 18, 2012 at 12:09pm — 3 Comments

Job Search Accountabilty Coach - A Partner in Your Job Search

Since moving to Texas a little over a year ago I have learned about a special partnership between Josh Hamilton and his “Accountability Coach.”  Josh’s Accountability Coach is his father-in-law, and he actually travels with Josh and the Rangers in order to help Josh with his commitment to sobriety.  The more and more I got to thinking about this type of relationship, the…

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Added by Kirby Cole on June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Corn On the Job’s Top 25 Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers to Follow

For those of you who don’t know, Rich DeMatteo, AKA Corn on the Job, is a globally recognized Career Expert, Gen Y Career Coach, and Social Media Marketer. Rich has spent time in Agency and Corporate Recruiting, and has a Masters in Human Resources from Villanova University. Along with being featured on Monster.com and Reader’s Digest, he was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors.  If you are looking to learn about the job hunt through social media, check out…

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Added by Kirby Cole on June 15, 2012 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

How To Get Head Hunted Using Your LinkedIN Account

Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?

Resume Rules Apply

For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…

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Added by Cody Pierson on June 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Bad Hires: Stats, Costs, Avoidance, Poor Excuses and Other Thoughts

The adage goes, “if you hire clowns, you will end up with a circus.” Not just a circus but a really expensive circus.  Let me start with the generalist statistic from PR News (2012).  Of new hires, 46% fail within 18 months.  Of new hires another 45% are only fair to marginal performers.  That means that 81% of new hires are a disappointment.  That is a really big number and comes at even bigger costs.  The cost of a minimum wage bad hire has been cited to be $4,500 and change.  Research in…

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Added by Darryl Moore on June 14, 2012 at 11:31am — 1 Comment

Why It’s Taking So Long to Find a Job

This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog

If you’ve been feeling like it’s taking longer for companies to hire, you’re not imagining it. In a labor market where there are more applicants than positions, a new trend is emerging – companies waiting to hire the ‘perfect’ new hire at the perfect salary. It can…

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Added by SkillStorm on June 14, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Twitter & Facebook for Modern Recruiters

Social Media is everywhere. You would be hard-pressed to find a large brand that wasn’t taking advantage of these free broadcasting platforms. So why aren’t you? Here we’ll address some common misconceptions to those excuses that might be keeping you out of the loop.



1. I am not tech-savvy.



Do you know how to check your email? Good news, you’re qualified and capable to manage your own social media!

Social media is not hard. Personally, the…

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Added by Todd Wilson on June 13, 2012 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Where is Tech Talent Hiding?

Maybe they’re helping new startups rise to Googledom. Or maybe they’re enjoying the spoils of working for big business. Whatever the case, these guys and gals are enjoying the job flexibility that comes with being in high demand.

Great tech talent. You won’t find it by hitting the job boards.

A Techie’s Playground

The real players…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on June 13, 2012 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

8 Steps To Career Success

Good Workers + Great Values = Success.

Most employers/employees alike seek career success and the path to success is paved with hard work. As winning the lottery is not always an option, most people know success means hard work, working with people, understanding corporate objectives and managing challenges. Take enlightened footsteps on a career path to success; implement these steps into your day to day career life, if you haven’t already.…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on June 13, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Looking to Close More Business? Try Some BANTER.

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

 

banter - an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured conversation

Well if it were only that simple, we would all be closing more business.  I know that I can exchange good-natured conversation with the best of them and certainly enjoy supplying one or two teasing remarks.

As you might imagine that is not the banter to which I refer. I am referring to something that is critical to the ultimate…

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Added by Jennifer Brownell on June 12, 2012 at 4:32pm — 8 Comments

Where does technology fit into your recruiting strategy?

Lately I’ve been watching a number of presentations by recruiting and sourcing professionals on their recruitment marketing strategy and how they are able to drive success at their organizations.   Most if not all have a technology component that helps them drive innovation in their process.

 

With many of these organizations, they’ve been able to determine a successful recruiting strategy through a few key steps.  Here is my simplified…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Staffing Firms Save Your Customers Money (Infographic)

Think back to your most recent “bad hire.” Remember the time, effWhy Staffing Firms Can Save Your Company Money ort and resources that went into posting the job, screening candidates, interviewing and training. And then there was the trial period. Like most companies, you’ve gone through the discomfort a bad hire can bring. By the time you cut your losses, this preventable mistake will have cost you and your company over $40,000,  and in some cases even  $200,000, when valuable customers get caught in the flack.…

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Added by Ryan Connors on June 12, 2012 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

7 Pitfalls of Online Recruitment from Somone who sees it Everyday Day...

Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…

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Added by Samantha McGawley on June 12, 2012 at 4:25am — 2 Comments

So, you are in reception, waiting for your client…

If you enjoy the blog, check out The Savage Truth Facebook Page, for more recruiting tactics and ideas.

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Success in recruiting is all about doing a lot of small things… very well.

Pretty much all recruiters follow the same process. We screen, we interview, we match, we meet clients, and we engineer scores of mini interactions which stitch…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Headcount

This post originally appeared on the Talent Technology Blog: http://www.talenttech.com/blog/headcount

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Making the tabloid news rounds today is the story of how UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife accidentally…

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Added by Jen Watkiss on June 11, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Are You Ready for the Talent War?

Employment and unemployment issues have been widely discussed over the last few years, however an even more detrimental issue is the impending talent crisis.

“According to a yearlong study conducted by McKinsey Co., the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years will be talent.”

The Talent War Defined

Are you already sensing shortages in the talent pool?  Most likely, yes.

We have completed extensive market research and found that…

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Added by Jamie Amaral on June 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Are Employees Committing Industrial Espionage?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has initiated a new campaign to thwart the increased use of  industrial espionage.   According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal ,  the new campaign will focus on the prevention of  corporate espionage.   The FBI will feature…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on June 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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