June 2013 Blog Posts (183)

Why I Don't Like Proprietary Software for HR

When a former boss told me about a new project IT was working on, my eyes lit up. For the longest time we'd been using this old, outdated software to run essentially every HR function. Seriously, it was around 2002 and we were still running software that could run on those old monochrome black-and-green monitors. But as my boss told me, IT was working on new software that could do so much…


Added by Trent Jacobs on June 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Reluctant to Call it Call Reluctance

I often get questions from recruiters in regards to making phone calls; in fact I just received a call from Vince asking how I deal with call-reluctance. While you can’t change the reaction of the person on the other end of the phone, you can change how you approach making your phone calls to better prepare yourself to positively engage potential…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Veterans Job Sites-Any Recommendations

Can anyone recommend a free/inexpensive veterans job posting website?  We use Hero2Hired now, which has driven a good amount of traffic to our careers page, but I’m always looking for new resources. 

Added by Lauren Brown on June 25, 2013 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Why Small Businesses are Scared to Hire and What Recruiters Can Do

First the good news: the economy is growing and companies are adding jobs.

The bad news? The growth is slower than everyone would like and has slowed since the beginning of the year.

Why?  Well as ADP CFO Jan Siegmund explained in an …


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creating Salary Ranges: a starting off point

Pay transparency has been a hot topic lately. To reveal, or not to reveal? Most of the time that really isn't up for debate. With the rise of social media, mobility and the globablization of well...everything, not much is left to the imagination. Information is shared so freely and…


Added by Raj Sheth on June 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cultural Fit - A Nebulous Target

There is an ongoing discussion within our industry about what the primary key performance indicator for success in a hires is. We all accept for the most part as organizations we hire competent people. We hire individuals who on paper at least can perform the duties and responsibilities of the positions. Then we add this thing called do they fit the culture of the organization.

But what do we mean by culture fit? Is it some set in stone characteristic of the organization? How do we…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 25, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Sourcing Fees Paid to a Recruiter?

As I settle into my corporate recruiting role, I am assessing the services that we are currently receiving from our third party recruiting agencies.   

I have been considering modifying our currently model of recruiting agency engagement to only include sourcing of candidates.  My team already conducts a thorough interview (prior to the hiring manager), sits in on the hiring manager's interview, conducts the reference checks and negoitates the offer directly with the…


Added by Lisa Ranger on June 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Top 5 Most Inventive Internship Ideas

In this competitive talent atmosphere, finding the top talent can often start with an internship. And internships are not what they used to be. Social media, technology and a push for positive change have all affected the work force. In order to keep up with …


Added by Angela Yu on June 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

IT Recruiter & Sr. Agency Compliance Consultant looking to Relo to NYC!

Hey there fellow Head Hunters. My wife and I are looking to relo to NYC. 

I have 15 month experience as a recruiter (7 months in Executive Recruiting in Financial & 8 Months in IT Recruiting). I have 9 yrs professional sales experience (in Real Estate and B2B in marketing). I'd like to stay in IT since I'm good at it, but will consider other verticals. 

My wife is an all around bad ass in the compliance realm. She has been promoted year after year and is about to be…


Added by Nick Roman on June 24, 2013 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Guidelines for Hiring an Intern

This is the latest in the Intern Series that we've been running this summer. In this installment, we hear from an intern, Zoe Schiffer at one of our favorite companies, InternMatch.

Before you begin recruiting topnotch interns it is important to determine what you want out of them. Great work? Or great…


Added by Angela Yu on June 24, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The most important changes in Employment Law you should know about…

On 25th April 2013 two new employment laws came in to effect, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013) and the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, both leaving ripples throughout the recruitment world, for employers and employees alike.

Fusion People, as an industry leader in recruitment, have provided a round-up…


Added by Sarah Diamond on June 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Social Media: The Future of Recruitment

Social media has had an overwhelming impact on everything, our everyday lives have been taken over by an obsession with keeping constantly up to date with the people that surround us, the news, celebrities, and a continual need to be socially aware and informed. It has slowly crept into every aspect of our lives and has even begun to impact our careers…


MySpace and Bebo were the…


Added by Debbie Fletcher on June 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to love your imperfect job

Question from Job Seeker: My question might come across as unusual, but I constantly feel pressured about how I should feel about my job. People tend to insinuate that finding a job I ‘love’ is my only way to eternal bliss; and I’m not saying I don’t like what I do, but I constantly go through ups and downs. This seemed to be normal to me before but hearing my surroundings comment on it…


Added by Apeksha on June 24, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Navigating Through the Business Fog

Looking out at Lake Superior from the North Shore of Minnesota this past weekend, we consistently saw one thing throughout the day — fog. At some points, as we journeyed up the coast, we could see just a dozen or so yards in front of us, necessitating headlights, taking corners with more care, and staying vigilant and completely present to our surroundings. At Split Rock Lighthouse, we saw how this…


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 24, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Will LinkedIn And Stalker Concerns Impact Recruiters?

It was hard to miss the big story this week in social media. But what might it mean for recruiters? Could the petition created by Anna R. on change.org force the professional social network to adopt a blocking feature? With close to 7K…


Added by Tim Spagnola on June 23, 2013 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

Do what you can today;you might not be here tomorrow

Once gain one of our local churches provided the basis for this blog post. Driving past it the other day their electronic billboard admonished drivers to “Do what you can today; you might not be here tomorrow.” When I stopped and gave it some consideration it reminded me of some business organizations out there.

Consider first your own personal situations. I am almost certain that each and…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Infographic: The Art Of Getting Retweets

OK Twitter fiends - ummm...Social Recruiters.....thought you might enjoy this one. A nice overview on how to get that coveted RT. Do you have secret tricks to making sure your tweets are heard? How has Twitter helped you at your desk (if at all)? 

Added by Tim Spagnola on June 23, 2013 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Best Practices for Nailing a Video Interview

Interviews are almost always nerve-wracking, but when interviews are completed via Skype or some other remote means, the process can seem very impersonal. Besides being nervous, the candidate will find it very difficult to read facial expressions or the body language of the interviewer.

However, as working from home becomes increasingly common, video interviews are also…


Added by Debbie Allen on June 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Love in the Workplace

You got the degrees, accumulated the credentials, acquired all the hard technical skills and read up on and practiced the soft skills needed to succeed in your career.   You’ve earned your stripes and the going’s been good but you constantly ask yourself if there is still room to get that extra edge.  What is the ultimate secret to sustainable success you wonder? Is there some intangible formula or…


Added by Apeksha on June 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

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