June 2013 Blog Posts (183)

Top 3 Job Interview Questions You're Sure to Be Asked

Job interviews can be extremely intimidating. After all, a lot is at stake. In some cases, a job interview could hold the key to a secure financial future filled with the type of work one has dreamed of. Feeling nervous is a natural response to this sort of pressure.

With these things in mind, it is important to prepare for job interviews. Appearing confident is…


Added by Debbie Allen on June 22, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Construction Job Hunting Tips

There are many ways to hunt for a job in construction, but some methods are more proven and reliable. When seeking executive or senior management positions, there are some basic ideas to keep in mind.

1. Research, Research, Research. Know everything you can about the employer and the position before you apply to any job opportunity. By targeting your job hunting efforts to a few key…


Added by Frederick Hornberger on June 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Got Flow?

Are you creating Flow-inducing work environments for your employees?  "Flow refers to the experience of being completely immersed in a project or activity while experiencing joy or happiness (Bakker, 2007)" - from an article called "The Personal Side of Flow" in the Summer 2013 addition of Certified from the HR Certification Institute.  The article is written by…


Added by Sue Orr on June 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#SHRM13 - World Record were you there?

My first HR conference, and helped set a world record. That’s right the largest gathering of HR Professionals happened this week in Chicago. As a recruiter, speaker and qualified HR professional I decided it was time I make the annual pilgrimage to HR mecca and I have to say I was not disappointed.

15,000 + HR professionals, recruiters, relocation service…


Added by Chris Bailey on June 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.15.13 to 6.21.13

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 software feelings, engaging tomorrow’s workforce, employment branding, A/B testing, sourcing and semantic SEO.

Also, a reminder.  The Candidate Experience Awards are accepting applications for this year’s awards…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

Using Apps for Recruiting: Efficient, or a Time-Waster?

It seems that every industry is going mobile these days -- and recruiting is no exception. But there are questions about the effectiveness of using apps on the run. Many people wonder if it really helps with the recruitment process or if the use of apps is just a gimmick. Are they just a waste of time?

This article will attempt to shed some light on that matter. At the very least, you will discover some of the modern advantages of using apps for recruiting purposes.…


Added by Debbie Allen on June 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

"Obamacare-Dodgers" Help Contract Hiring Outpace Direct Hire

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the healthcare reform law often referred to as Obamacare, is being credited for a spike in contract staffing, which is at its highest level since 2006 and is outpacing traditional, direct hiring.

The Bureau of Labor statistics reported that 2,679,800 workers were employed in contract/temporary positions in May, inching ever closer to the all-time record of 2,767,300 contractors working in October 2006, according to…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 21, 2013 at 9:54am — 3 Comments

The Intimidating Hiring Manager and The Bad Candidate Experience That Results

I have had a few of these types of managers in the past - the types that for some reason intimidate and belittle the candidate even before the interview begins OR within the interview goes so far south in the way they question the candidate. Where the interview becomes more like a Sopranos Mob Inquisition, or almost like an FBI interrogation that the candidate is ready to throw in the towel before the interview even completes. 

Let me warn you now - I will say this with all due…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 21, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Day 24: "Don't stop..."

Any fan of the Sapranos would know that those two words were what we were left with after however many seasons of the show.  And knowing our state of shock as we watched the clock, waiting and hoping for answers, and the damn minute hand kept creeping towards the end of the hour...the director not only tortures us with slicing a chain saw through the Journey song, but then leaves 30 seconds of black screen to stare at.

The magic of the Sapranos really circled around the character…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Are you Hiring a Recruiter or a Pencil Pusher?

I want to  make a sports analogy.  Sorry, Dallas Cowboy fans.  It pains me to say it, but Jerry Jones wants a puppet as a head coach.  It has always been that way. He wants someone who he can push around so he can ultimately do what HE wants YOU to do.  The last person who he let have control won a Super Bowl.  That was in 1994.  Nothing since.  Jimmy Johnson is a FOX…


Added by Will Thomson on June 20, 2013 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

Mirror, Mirror!!

Mirror, Mirror!!

How we communicate with our coworkers, hiring managers and candidates will impact our ability to do our job. The question is how do we do it, how do we communicate with all those people with all those different personalities and communication styles. 

Well it is very simple, You mirror the person you are…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 20, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

For accurate recruitment metrics, don’t rely on Candidate Self Selection

One of the most common themes of the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference last week (you can see my recap here) was the need for recruitment metrics as part of any recruitment strategy.  Capturing data on your talent acquisition process is integral for…


Added by Chris Brablc on June 20, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

If you want to find me....

Added by Jerry Albright on June 20, 2013 at 1:47pm — 6 Comments

Question for true search professionals--

Does anyone have statistics on the odds of getting a call back after soliciting someone/candidate  "cold" after researching?  

And then the odds of someone being interested after speaking to them?

Anyone have thees statistics?


Kathleen Steffey


Naviga Business Services, LLC

Added by Kathleen Steffey on June 20, 2013 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Top 5 insights for becoming a good writer

Writing is not a difficult task, it is a technique. Those who have learned this technique can do wonders in life. This is the fact that good quality writing can influence a person or an organization. This ability can create an excellent image of the human being. Some people consider it as their hobby but now many of those have made it their profession and they are writing for…


Added by Daniel Smith on June 20, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Social Recruiting: How Effective Is It?

Whether you are a job seeker or a recruiter, you may have questions about the effectiveness of social media recruiting. Some people say it's overrated, and others claim it is highly effective.

Rather than simply debating the issue, this article will present some facts about the social media recruiting market.

Social media recruiting simplifies the process of…


Added by Debbie Allen on June 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Tips for Smarter Reference Checking

Reference checking can be a pain. Often times it is unsatisfactory and time-comsuming. Unless you have a defined process for reference checking, you can be stuck with a whole lot of nothing. The goal of obtaining the proper information to make an objective…


Added by Raj Sheth on June 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Candidates are customers too... How do you treat yours? [Infographic]

The candidate experience is the chameleon of the business world – whether you notice it or not, it is influential in every aspect of a company’s performance and growth. To ignore it is to disregard an essential building block in an organisation’s growth.

Recent data shows that 49% of candidates have some relationship with a company prior to applying and 1 in 5 of these…


Added by Laura Purt on June 20, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Using LinkedIn for recruitment – Blog

A lot of our clients ask us, ‘What’s the big deal with LinkedIn and how can I use it for recruitment?’ 

So here you go! LinkedIn is the largest professional network in the World with over 187,000,000 members and the platform is continuing to grow at a rate of 2 new members every second. Over a million of these users are in the UK so it makes sense for both companies and recruiters alike to be on there too.

As a brief guide to being successful as a company or recruiter on…


Added by Daniel Briggs on June 20, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Change in NSW Payroll Tax

SDP welcome the recent NSW Budget measures, the announcement for payroll tax reforms to boost jobs and will aim to kick-start business with payroll tax relief.

So, what exactly is changing and what does it mean?

  • Under the changes announced in the Budget, the payroll tax threshold for business will be raised from $689,000 to $750,000 on 1 July 2013.
  • The changes will provide tax relief to thousands of businesses…

Added by Elaine McKelvey on June 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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