June 2014 Blog Posts (116)

Beginners Guide to Sourcing and Social Recruitment

This is the first of a series - A beginners guide to Sourcing and Social recruitment. In this video I explain the basic concepts of Boolean Search. 

If you'd like to see other videos in this series they are freely available on my blog page Shane's Recruitment…


Added by Shane McCusker on June 30, 2014 at 11:54am — No Comments

Mom Was Wrong

In an accusatorial tone, many mothers have said things like, “If your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?” The insinuation is that real friends don’t encourage you to take risks. From my experience a true friend, or even just someone who has your best interests in mind, will ask you take to huge leaps, even giving you a shove from time to time.



Added by Scott Wintrip on June 30, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

4 Reasons to Serve Your Company with Video Interviewing

Video interviewing does more for your company than reducing costs. While it is a great alternative to traditional interviewing, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the qualities of the face-to-face experience. Rather, it transitions it to eye-to-eye. The camera focuses on a candidate’s (and the interviewer’s) face and gives insight into whether there is interest in the position. With…


Added by Julie Salerno on June 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Star Wars Is Really About

When you boil it down to its most basic components, it becomes obvious what the Star Wars saga is really about: the importance of recruiting.

Think about it. Emperor Palpatine was probably the greatest recruiter of his time. He understood that if he could convince the number one talent in the galaxy to join his side, hundreds of…


Added by Paul Petrone on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Animal and Jerry on The HR Latte Show

My good friend, @Rayanne invited me to be a guest on her new radio show HR Latte.

I said, "Rayanne, dear, I'm not so interesting so why don't you invite some people from the Animal Crew as well; you know a bunch of people who regularly call into the Recruiting Animal Show?"

She said "Okay" and, of…


Added by Recruiting Animal on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How the U.S. Navy Improved Training with Video Games

Kinesthetic learners make up over one-third of the population, so most people learn by doing. This is where games come in. Using games in the workplace combines all of the senses, not to mention all three learning types (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). Gamification (game-if-ick-ation) can …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why Video Interviews Aren't The Answer

Video interviewing software is more and more common these days – reports show that as many as 60 percent of companies use them in their hiring processes.

But we have something to break to you: they aren’t the answer. They…


Added by Paul Petrone on June 27, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Recruiting & Social Media: Who You Should Follow (Updated)

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list as of 6/22/14 and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 26, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Video Job Interview – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A video job interview in recruiting creates manageable content, although very few ATS or HRMS systems allow video storage.  The benefit of being able to edit, store, and convert to the appropriate information format for evaluating candidates or future consideration of a new opening.  

The three types of …


Added by Charles Moore on June 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

6 Ways to Find Best Fit Talent

“HR should be every company’s ‘killer app.’ What could possibly be more important than who gets hired…” –Jack Welch, ex-CEO of GE

Finding good candidates isn’t hard.…


Added by Raj Sheth on June 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Google Glass Appearing in Job Ads

Google Glass's revolutionary technology has created a lot of buzz from supporters and opponents of the device. "Explorers," a term used for Glass users, tout its convenience, while opponents highlight its invasion of privacy and its impracticality. No matter what side of the fence your opinions are on, Google Glass is now emerging in job ads.



Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

It's Tool Time: Google Domain Blocker


That's right, ladies and gentlemen!  It's Tool Time!  That is, tools for your web browser and tools to help automate your sourcing life.

Last week at a conference, I was talking to a like-minded sourcing guru/technophile.  You know him by his real name: Dean Da Costa.  As we talked about sourcing tools, add-ons, extensions, and whatnot, we talked about blocking domains from search results on Google.

Now for years I have used a Greasemonkey (or Tampermonkey…


Added by Mark Tortorici on June 26, 2014 at 2:42am — 5 Comments

Don’t just Track your Applicants; Own them!

This read might help if you’re a Recruiter or has to do anything relating to Recruitment  but it’s easier to digest for sure. The HR software that is usually used to figure out Recruitment tasks is Applicant Tracking System (ATS). We’re here to discuss affects of ATS on recruitment business and how we can enhance our approach while tracking applicants in a better way. 

Irrespective of your business whether you own a…


Added by Rchilli Parser on June 26, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.

My workout routine started out strong and I was looking forward to making my 24Hour Fitness check-in…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

#Talent 42 a Tech Conference for Recruiters by Recruiters

If you know me, not that it matters, you would know that I have never been a fan of conferences. None. I saw zero add other than draining my customers or my bank account. There was little that was innovative or interesting to me. I would go more in depth of why I started going to conferences but that is for another post I guess. This post is about #talent42, which…


Added by Derdiver on June 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Mastering PHP Interviewing

While many can legitimately claim to "know" PHP, those who are true experts in the language are capable of producing software that is much more scalable, functional, robust, and maintainable.

This guide offers a sampling of effective questions to help evaluate the breadth and depth of a candidate's mastery of PHP.


Added by Octavia Campbell-Davys on June 25, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Secret Behind the Most Successful Recruiters

What separates a highly successful recruiter from an average one? Well, over the past 20 years in the contract staffing industry, we have noticed one characteristic that seems to set the best recruiters apart from the rest - their keen ability to build strong recruiter-client relationships. Sounds simple enough, but what does that really mean? Specifically, we have found that recruiters who are successful in contract staffing AND direct hire do the following…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 25, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

The Blurred Lines Coming to HR

In 2013, Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams brought us a song called "Blurred Lines" that  reached #1 on the charts for 12 consecutive weeks and sold 14.8 million copies. If you aren't familiar with the song itself, you probably are familiar with the stir it caused when Thicke performed it at an awards show and Miley Cyrus came out and started…


Added by Doug Douglas on June 25, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Excuse-Free Leadership

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

Why is it that some companies consistently perform well, regardless of what’s happening in the…


Added by Scott Wintrip on June 25, 2014 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

#SHRM14 Must Read Blog Posts

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While Matt is having fun in Orlando at #SHRM14, I'm holding down the fort here at RecruitingBlogs. We've actually done…


Added by Katrina Kibben on June 24, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

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