June 2013 Blog Posts (183)

Series 1.6: Talent Assessment Implementation

After completing the design of the core interview framework the organization moves into the implementation phase where careful attention is paid to change management, communications, and training.   This critical phase determines the success of the project, the ROI to the organization…


Added by David Perel on June 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hypocrisy in hiring?

Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?

In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:

  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Takes…

Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 28, 2013 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

Recruiters: To Get Great Candidates, You Must be Relevant

I can't even keep track of how often I get recruited for positions in business development and sales, but it’s gotten to the point where I don’t even want to respond anymore. Sure, the required skill sets are similar to mine, and I could probably be successful in them if I were to make a career move. But my entire work history is in marketing. I love marketing, and anyone who spent the time to look over my background would notice that.

So, when a recruiter reaches out to me for…


Added by Jen Dewar on June 28, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Strong personality does not mean hard to work with!!

Strong personality does not mean hard to work with!!
One of the newest things that is being used as a catch all for saying no to a candidate, is really not new it is just being used a lot more as of late. It is the whole strong personality rational. Now while I agree having a strong personality can be an issue in…

Added by Dean Da Costa on June 28, 2013 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.22.13 to 6.28.13

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. In this article, we’ll be talking about resume alive, Google interviews, good recruiting, recruitment content and mobile recruiting.

Before we get to the articles.  The Candidate Experience Awards are accepting applications for this year’s awards and…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 28, 2013 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The Top Recruiting Blogs on Twitter are...

This morning I woke up to a very pleasant surprise. According to a report posted on ERE, The Recruiters Lounge is on the top 25 list of sources shared by recruiters on Twitter. Wow! Really? Who knew?…

Most popular, top blogs, content

Added by Jim Stroud on June 28, 2013 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Talent 42: Technical Recruiting Conference Day 1 Recap with Amy Ala

This Conference #DOESNOTSUCK - So say Amy Ala and the 250 + Others that saw some real world Technical sourcing applications from real hiring managers and real leaders in the industry. This is not yourtypical I am great therefore I teach conference. 

Check it out…


Added by Ryan Leary on June 28, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Researching Potential Employers - A Simple Guide

When you're applying for a new job, it's essential to research any potential employer before you apply. Why? Because it avoids wasting both your time and the employer's time and also ensures that you're in a position to answer questions intelligently in an interview situation. So how can you research your prospective next employer? Let's take a look.

1. Use Search Engines

Search engines are a great way to find news, website updates and other…


Added by Atelier Studios on June 28, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Talent 42: Turning Non Techie Liberal Arts Majors Into Technical Recruiting Stars: Nerd Crushing on Mark Tortorici


This was the talk I was waiting for. Mark Tortorici (@marknexus) of netPolarity just wrapped up an amazing session. Where to begin?

This session was all about turning non-technical liberal arts majors who stumbled into recruiting into TECHNICAL RECRUITERS. That's right guys, there's a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to call engineers. And developers. Or any other technical person. Side…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Sourcing the Talented Lurkers

Have you ever heard of the 1% rule or the 90-9-1 principle for the internet?  According to Wikipedia...

In Internet culture, the 1% rule or the 90–9–1 principle (sometimes also presented as 89:10:1 ratio)…


Added by Tim Burke on June 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Talent42: Joel Spolsky, Jeff Newburn and Kevin Wheeler! The Tech Recruiting Conference - The First Hour

YOU GUYS. So far we've had two speakers and they are not even the ones that I am excited about. (sorry, I'm new LOL) 

We're off to an amazing start and I can't believe how much I've learned just in the first hour.

Joel Spolsky led off with engineering must haves and how recruiters blow it. More to…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What does the “Ban the Box” movement mean for employers?

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Eileen Kern.

Right now, many employers make use of legal pre-screening questions and processes that solicit information about criminal history. According to the 2013 Employment Screening Trends Survey discussed on the…


Added by Elise Jennings on June 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

There’s Always Something Gooder – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Week

In my practice of yoga, I consistently deepen and expand my ability to hold poses longer and to stretch just a little further. As a result, I’m stronger and more limber than I’ve ever been in life. In Sales Yoga, we stretch our clients, inviting them to think and even act differently. All you have to do is inquire about the “er” and watch how people suddenly go from disinterest to engaged conversations that lead to sales. For example, if a prospect tells you…

…I’m happy, ask, “What…


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 27, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Day30: Wrapping Up a Month

I have to admit I'm in PARADISE. 

I have my doubts if anyone followed the past 30 days journey into an unknown future when a month ago I decided to dump what I was working on as a recruiter and start from "start". 

For the past four days, I've been tucked away in a little corner of the USA.  There are palm trees, little signs of humanity, gourmet food,…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 26, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Defining the Candidate Experience

If you are a recruiting organization and looking to improve your candidate experience, I urge you to apply for the Candidate Experience Awards.  This will be a great way to learn new techniques and benchmark your candidate experience against the industry’s best.

It’s no secret that recruiting organizations are becoming more cognizant of the candidate…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 26, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Interview "Prep" Talk : Advice from The REKRUTR Vault


This week I want to take some time to talk about one of the most important parts of the recruitment process that is often overlooked; prepping the candidate for interview.

It has always amazed me that so many otherwise exceptional recruiters will work so hard to identify a good job order; find the ideal candidate; set up an interview and then drop the ball. Why would anyone work…


Added by Amy McDonald on June 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Alta Gracia – Today’s Radical Accountability Hero

This garment factory in the Dominican Republic is paying more than three times the typical wage at similar facilities in the region. Safety and employee welfare are also a focus at Alta Gracia; workers are often seen smiling and heard singing along to the music blasting from speakers overhead.

This rapidly growing…


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

All this talk about sourcing....a morning rant.

" Our world" is consumed with sourcing.  More to the point - it seems as if the only matter of importance is sourcing with social media.  Faux careers are being made daily by pumping out the latest white paper, infographic or conference keynote on how to approach your "social" strategy.

Feel free to source/recruit however you want.  I don't really find it that difficult in most cases.  To me…


Added by Jerry Albright on June 26, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

How Marriott Hotels is Beating Facebook at Their Own Game in Social Recruiting

The Marriott Hotel chain is known for its large complexes and global enterprise, employing hundreds of thousands of people all over the world in hospitality positions from cleaning to management and tourism.

With revenue exceeding the $11 billion dollar mark, the red lettering logo is called home frequently by business and leisure…


Added by Paul Slezak on June 25, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Talent42 and a Confession or Two

Have you heard? Talent42 is back! It’s the ONLY conference for tech recruiters AND it’s happening right here in Seattle. I knew a few people who attended last year and raved about it. Some of my Microsoft colleagues are attending this year and I was a little jealous. So you can imagine how excited I was when the good folks here at…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

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