Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (66)

Discrimination: Tattoos and Body Modification Challenge to Business Casual and Business Attire

The face of the up and coming American and Canadian worker is changing and it’s often decorated with ink and metal. A recent study in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology has found that just under half of people in their 20’s have either a tattoo or body piercing other than traditional earrings, and the…


Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on June 18, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The Job Interview - Providing a Great Candidate Experience

"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"

There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's"  advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager,  and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates?  …


Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Top 10 reasons to own a Resume Parser

1 Less Errors- As the parser extracts accurate information from resumes and auto-fill the forms, there’re less chances of getting wrong emails and phone numbers of applicants. Thus  maximum candidates can be reached and contacted. This brings you the full value of a resume or a lead (Applicant) in CRM. 

2 Total Comfort- For both…


Added by Rchilli Parser on June 18, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Job Board SEO tips

Today there are more job boards than ever which increases competition for attracting relevant jobseekers. With so many job boards available ensuring your job board can be seen by search engines is vitally important for your job board’s success.

Research has shown that 67% of jobseekers start their job hunt on search engines. Without a well planned and sustained SEO…


Added by Stephanie Mills on June 17, 2014 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Innovative Engineering Recruitment

Engineers are constantly innovating and creating new products and services, changing our world and our lives. So it is fitting that some engineering firms and recruitment specialists are stepping up to meet the innovative levels that their world operates in when they are looking to employ new recruits. Whilst some engineering recruiters use the good old…


Added by Rebecca Baines on June 17, 2014 at 5:28am — No Comments

What Businesses Can Learn From the San Antonio Spurs

Sunday night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship in one of the most shocking thrashings in NBA Finals history, with the Spurs winning the last three games by at least 17 points…


Added by Paul Petrone on June 16, 2014 at 4:25pm — 3 Comments

It’s NOT All in a Name When You Are Recruiting

It’s true. In fact there is an interesting perception that because you’re big, you are better. Everyone wants to work for you.  Who wouldn’t want to work at Google, Amazon, and Apple?  Apparently there are a few.  How can I back up this statement?  Well, in my best Jim Carrey voice “LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING!!”

The reason I know this is that ALL these…


Added by Derdiver on June 13, 2014 at 2:16pm — 7 Comments

The 5 Biggest Lies Recruiters Tell Candidates

One of the mainstays of the weirdly niched, highly specious world of recruiting-focused content seems to revolve around how candidates can often mislead, misrepresent or downright lie during the hiring process. These cautionary tales act more as aphorisms rather than actionable advice, and while the anecdotes change, the fact is, candidates fall far…


Added by Matt Charney on June 13, 2014 at 11:16am — 8 Comments

USCM: What It Is And What It Does

USCM stand for “URL and web page Source Code Manipulation and study.” Basically it is the practice of looking at the url of a web page or the source code to either change it to get access to new things or study it to find and pull out information. Think of this as ASA on steroids, and as you know if you read my blog on ASA, ASA is…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

"It's a recruiter's JOB to deal with candidates and put up with shit"....Really??

I was reading this article/blog on LinkedIn by Andrew Fraser "My history of abusive, co-dependent relationships with recruiters”. It was interesting to read people’s  expereinces/thoughts on…


Added by Leena Chhabra on June 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Facebook’s June 2014 Ads Update - The Down Low

So I’m going to tell it to you straight. When it comes to investing time in a Facebook page, lately, I’m just plain against it. Well, that is unless you’re going to spend money on ads. Seriously. The social media budget is a reality.

I’m sorry if you’ve spent a ton of resources and energy building out an organic Facebook plan. News flash: the organic only days are gone. Organic reach is in the…


Added by Katrina Kibben on June 12, 2014 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

What Every Company Needs To Get Right

What’s the most important part of any organization? What should the leader or leaders of all organizations be focused on?

The answer, really, is obvious: getting the right people. Just ask Kevin Ryan, a man who has founded several successful Internet companies, including Business…


Added by Paul Petrone on June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

5 FLSA Basics Contract Staffing Recruiters Need to Know to Avoid Lawsuits

As Wage and Hour lawsuits under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to break records, it is important for recruiters to known the basics of the regulations to protect themselves and clients from these devastating lawsuits.

FLSA lawsuits have increased 438% since 2000. There were 8,126 filed for the period between April 2013 and March 2014,…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Do Recent Graduate Degrees Match Up to Demand?

Many students are beginning their careers as they graduate college this Spring. Recent graduates represent 2.9% of the total US workforce.

In 2013, about 4,361,380 graduates joined the labor market and a similar number will graduate this year. In what fields do these graduating candidates possess degrees?…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

5 Tips for a Successful Interview

Getting a job in today’s market can be very difficult. As a recruiter people are always coming up to me and telling me their horror stories of how they are out of work, can’t get an interview or aren't being made offers. I sympathize with them because I know how hard it can be. If I post a position I am being flooded with resumes.…


Added by Chadd Balbi on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How many interviews does it take to hire top talent?

At the Australasian Talent Conference held in Sydney last month, I attended an interesting break-out session on the future of interviewing and whether assessment would make interviews redundant. 

The panel made plenty of interesting points in response to questions and comments. Unsurprisingly nobody was predicting the end of interviews any time soon. 

One of…


Added by Ross Clennett on June 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Melissa Adamo, Technical Recruiter

Last week we had Jeff Newman on the show. This week we had his colleague, Melissa Adamo.  I'll tell you right off the bat that they destroyed us on the aftershow. 

I'd say the average score was 50 out of 100 but you know what? Lots of times the…


Added by Recruiting Animal on June 11, 2014 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

A Glimpse at the Best and the Most Awful Education Jobs

Children around the world grow up listening to a simple saying ‘Do what you Love’. However, following those words might make the scenario worse for education professionals. People, who have passed one year after another studying their favorite subject, and have achieved many degrees to secure the most appropriate jobs, might not be able to enjoy a delighting paycheck at the…


Added by Simon Hopes on June 11, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

Social Recruiting & Employer Branding at #SBrandCamp

I think a lot of my work was inspired by Punk Rock HR, which was the only recruiting related blog I actually read when I was actually recruiting; I didn't want some pedantic professional "thought leadership" in the few minutes I had between meetings, interviews and phone screens.  The…


Added by Matt Charney on June 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Why I Hate and Love Resumes

Every hiring manager and recruiter measures themselves on how well they can tell the future. They have to, because that's what judging a person based on their resume really is. When we talk about resumes, be it applicant or employer, we talk about it like it’s your permanent record, the complete and total summation of your career thus far.

When you read…


Added by James Ellis on June 10, 2014 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

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