June 2013 Blog Posts (183)

8 Ways to Get Yourself Eliminated from Candidate Consideration QUICKLY

I just don't get it?!!  Why didn't I get called back?  I thought I interviewed great!  What do you mean "We decided to go another direction"?

Have you ever heard these words or thought these thoughts?  If you haven't, you are one of the few.  Interviewing for a job is tough.  It is frustrating.  It can be a long process.  You develop a rapport with your…

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Added by Will Thomson on June 6, 2013 at 9:18am — 6 Comments

Recruiting Innovation: And the Oscar goes to......

Ok - so perhaps it is not all that innovative, but as an aspiring filmmaker (as if you have extra time between running a desk and family) and New York Film Academy grad I could not resist.

The popular online marketing place Etsy is taking a unique approach to recruiting top talent. Check out the…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 6, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Could Simplified Communication Lead To Language Extinction?

Is the art of learning languages soon to be a thing of the past? Over years linguists have tried a number of different ways to simplify communication between cultures; this is usually done via the pictograph (signs and symbols). 

Pictographs originate from the Ancient Sumerian, Egyptian and Chinese. These early pictographs were ideograms which essentially…

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Added by Steve Shacklock on June 6, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Recruiter Training- Why The Motivation Word Increases Billings

Recruitment Training is one thing and having a team of consistent high billers is another. In today’s soft business economy recruiters need to work smarter the ever before. Hard work is one thing and yet focused and systematic actions implemented are another.

The management guru’s will always suggest that motivation is the key to increased performance and productivity. I wonder if you are screaming, “I hear you”……

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 6, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

How To Run A Recruitment Company The 3 Step Plan To Develop Big Billers

Running a recruitment company is not what you really want? I suspect you want a well-oiled machine that has high revenues month on month. The key to this is simple. Place more candidates with more clients. Apologies for stating the obvious. There is a step before that and it is how do you create a team of big billers than perform consistently and are actually pleasant to be around? Here are three important steps that you must…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 6, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Management Training For Recruitment Companies 7 Core Skills Your Recruitment Managers Must Have Part 2

In our last article about management training for recruitment companies we looked at three basic skills. These were, the ability to communicate well at all levels, time management and how to delegate without abdicating. In part two I want to move into the four areas many recruitment managers find a challenge to get right, no matter how long they have been doing the job.

4. Motivating…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 6, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Recruitment Consultant Training: The 1 Thing To Focus on To Accelerate Your Performance In 2013

It’s January and time to focus on your recruitment consultant training. The Christmas decorations are down, maybe for some of us our weight is up, and our motivation is generally higher than usual. This then often results in our thoughts turning to what is possible in 2013.

The first few weeks of any new year should be a bumper time for recruitment…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 6, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Recruitment is Broken

Recruitment is Broken

Many people will know Greg Savage through his blog, The Savage Truth, or indeed his illustrious career in the recruitment industry. I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with Greg during which his…

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Added by Shane McCusker on June 6, 2013 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Sucky Slacker Sourcing Strategies

Different strokes for different folks… Here are a few recent examples people have shared with me about how they are being approached online for job opportunities. If this process has a name, it surely isn’t social recruiting, candidate engagement or strategic sourcing.  

Example 1: Regular Email

Executive search firm partner emails…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 6, 2013 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

Mr CEO I heard you found a source of cheap labor, not so fast

Almost every college career services department in the country pushes to area employers the benefits of using their internship program. On the first look it is a no brainer for the corporation. They get added manpower during heavy workload times and they can usually get it without any financial impact on the corporation. For the student it provides them with some work experience in the real world and exposure to varying industries from which they can plan out their…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 5, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Day 9: What is reality?

How many expressions occasionally pop up to sum up the reality life brings us?  Probably one of the most recent is only two words and the second word is "happens". 

So my self-motivated kid finished up her Freshman year and it wasn't without the sting of reality.  So she slid back and forth in Advanced Math from an A down to a B- throughout the year.  Then there was the final which makes up 25% of the total grade.  Let's just say this particular test was more like a cinder block…

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Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 5, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Zao.com - Online Referral System - Totally Wild Show

A few weeks ago I received a marketing email from Zao.com. I replied to say that I wasn't interested but that I would be happy to have them on my show if they wanted exposure. The CEO, Ziv Eliraz, told me that he would like to come on., I warned him that it might not be the best venue for new technology. His interest was not…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on June 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 27 Comments

Social Recruiting =creativity or failing!!

Social Recruiting =creativity or failing!!

In the advent of social media and social recruiting we need to learn how to be more creative with our…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 5, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Why You Should Care about Employee Referrals

Employee Referrals are on of the biggest sources of external hires.

That’s because they’re one of the most cost effective ways to attract quality candidates – the reward to employees who referred your new hire are usually about 80% lower than the cost of agency fees. Your employees can speak on your behalf to share your employment brand and show their…

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Added by Jen Dewar on June 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Next Generation in the Workplace Recruiters Should Prepare For

Many recruiters and employers are still trying to wrap their arms around Generation Y (or Millennials if you prefer) and their  unique look at the workplace.  Now, according to Workforce, recruiters may want to start bracing for the next generation in the workplace.

The article…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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I'd like to dedicate this song to Nicky Coffin by Tom Petty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8

Sincerely and respectfully!

- Stephen Nehez, Jr.

Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 5, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Recruitment Consultant Training- The Important First Step

Recruitment consultant training does work. As a first step you need to know if the consultants on your team actually possess the skills needed to become high billers.

The first step for any recruitment manager is to conduct a skills audit. If you have a job profile you will have a list of key skills and attributes that you want your recruitment…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 5, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Recruitment Manager Training 3 Must Have Skills For Outstanding Performance

Training your recruitment managers will impact your results. An obvious fact and yet many business owners are unsure where to start. With some many different aspects to a recruitment manager’s role it is important to start the training process in areas that will add the most impact from day one. Here are three key skills that will do just.

1. Coaching

Coaching works. It is a known and…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 5, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Management Training For Recruitment Companies 7 Core Skills Your Recruitment Managers Must Have Part 1

Management training for your recruitment managers might fall low in your priorities; if it does you need to change it fast. Any recruitment business owner that is serious about growing their company will need to develop its people particularly its managers. Just like others managers in different industry sectors being a manager requires many skills; from confidant to business planning and managing discipline.

Here are 7…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 5, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Training For Recruitment Consultants- 3 Core Skills You Must Develop

Training for recruitment consultants in vital in any recruitment business that want to grow. People grow a business. Especially individual recruitment consultants that can bill and perform to a high level. Here is a reminder of the 7 core recruitment consultant skills you must ensure your recruiters have.

1. Communication Skills…

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Added by Nicky Coffin on June 5, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

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