Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (66)

Do's & Don'ts for #SHRM14

I’m excited to be traveling to Orlando for the upcoming SHRM 2014 Conference.

Now I would never consider myself an “expert” by any stretch when it comes to conference attendance, but having been to a few of these as well as some other statewide conferences, I’d like to share some credible advice that will make your conference going experience more enjoyable.

Here’s my quick list of Do’s & Don’ts for #SHRM14

Do- Remember to always be…


Added by John on June 10, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Compete for Talent with the Most Valuable Brands

According to a survey by global research company Millward Brown, Apple is no longer the world's most valuable brand. In the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 Report, Google…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Art of Recruiting

"Anyone can match a résumé with a job description. That takes a week or so to learn. And you may even make some placements. But it’s the craft of recruiting I am talking about. The art. The skill of it. That takes years. Decades. Forever. Great recruiters are sponges. For life. You are never totally ‘on top of your…


Added by Robye Nothnagel on June 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

4 Corporate Training Stats You Should Know

Did you know that corporate training spending trends are a strong indicator of economic activity? Good economic times mean that corporate training is back in a big way, and I bet there’s more you didn’t know about corporate…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

5 Places to Build Your Visual Brand

As a video interviewing company, we embrace the power of visual tools in the hiring process. Face-to-face screening and interviewing brings an element into the process that no resume, or phone conversation can bring. That being said, there are so many ways to build brand recognition and reputation with visuals throughout every step of the …


Added by Julie Salerno on June 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

What Your Candidates Really Think About Your Hiring Process

Let’s first establish that, yes, it does matter what candidates think about your hiring process. There are far too many recruiters still out there with the attitude that if a candidate really wants to work for their company, they have to go through their process (no matter how crappy).

The entire process should be looked at from the candidate’s perspective. The hectic,…


Added by Raj Sheth on June 7, 2014 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Veteran Recruitment with Intel's Rob Polston

After spending 8 years in corporate finance at Intel, Army Reserve Officer Rob Polston was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return to the company, he eagerly jumped on the opportunity to be a part of the veterans recruiting and staffing program that Intel was developing. Since then, Rob has continued to set new standards of excellence for hiring and retaining…


Added by kpfled on June 5, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Former Hubspot VPE Explains How He Made 36 Tech Hires

Everyone remembers their first 40 tech hires. Well, Yoav Shapira, early VPE of HubSpot, certainly does. Despite the lack of an in-house recruiter, as well as mixed experiences with RPOs, Yoav grew the marketing SaaS company's dev team by 10x during his time there.

We linked up with Yoav to hear about his experiences and what he learned about what did and didn't work.…


Added by Robert Stevenson on June 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Use the New LinkedIn Premium Image Features

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How to Use the New LinkedIn Premium Image Features

Now I know it's my birthday later this month but really LinkedIn shouldn't have bothered ... I mean ... finally Premium features that I really like!

Enhanced profile viewer stats, key word suggestion and the one that I like the most because it enables profiles to really pop off the page…


Added by Stephen Hart on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Jeff Newman, Ex-3rd Party Recruiter now Corporate recruiter

Jeff is a good speaker but when he and his colleague Melissa Adamo were on the line the accents were so strong I felt like I was in a foreign country. His boss, Marty Burns called in too, from Amsterdam. And there was a guy we called Joe The Plumber…


Added by Recruiting Animal on June 5, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Five ways 360 degree feedback makes for a happier workforce

Traditional training and development programmes have always been drawn up on a one-to-one basis, employee and line manager, and focus on how to progress up the career ladder or take on more responsibility in the coming months.

But that just doesn’t cut the mustard for all organisations.

On a practical level, one line manager could be responsible for many…


Added by Chris Ryan on June 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Big Biller: Valuable enough for a slice of your equity pie?

Last year I was coaching a newly acquired client of mine. As the sole owner of a small but very successful agency, she was working with me on various strategies to capitalise on her recent growth. 

She has a team of six relatively successful consultants. Three of those have been employed long term with her. One of those consultants was easily the biggest biller of the…


Added by Ross Clennett on June 5, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Taking the Pain Out of Millennial Recruiting

How do you feel about recruiting Millennials? If the thought makes you involuntarily groan, you are not alone.  Whether or not you believe the stereotypes about this young generation, also known as Generation Y, it's clear that some recruiters are experiencing challenges when trying to place them.  

Before you throw in the towel, check out these tips for…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on June 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interviewing - It's a Two-Way Street

Interviewing - It's a Two-Way Street.  I've used this phrase with clients on many occasions and usually it draws the proverbial "duh" response.  But recently a hiring manager who had done a couple of phone interviews with a "passive" candidate (who by the way is a top performer at another company) said, "It was like…


Added by Brian Hill on June 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Top 10 Challenges for Job Boards in 2014

With LinkedIn conquering every bit of Recruitment left it’s still a tough run for many job boards to survive. We’ve tried to assimilate their key challenges and how can they be addressed to avoid this aftermath.

Job Boards, if realize their niche early can penetrate in any sphere of…


Added by Rchilli Parser on June 4, 2014 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Job Postings Are Not the Enemy

By now you’ve probably heard and maybe even read at least one of the 129,732 industry blogs or news articles about Zappos’ new job posting-free world of recruiting. Sounds awesome, right?

Boring ads,…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

And Your SnapChats Disappear Too

No one really checks the Internet for my past stuff

But that was five years ago – I’m a different person now…


Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Anti-Spam Laws Force Recruiters To Pick up The Phone

Anti Spam Law and marketing

As of July 1, the Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is going to taking a real bite out of unwanted e-mail and texts,and it will apply to recruitment professionals and third party agencies worldwide. According to the law, as third party agencies we are organizations selling and promoting a service. We will…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 3, 2014 at 6:28pm — 3 Comments

How Long You Should Stay At Your Job?

Not sure how long you should stay at your job, even if you don't like it, because it might impact your future employment options? 

As recruiters, we believe that the single biggest obstacle for an unemployed candidate in regaining employment is having a history of job hopping or leaving a company before they have been at a company for a year.



Added by Ericka Diaz on June 3, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Candidates are not an online commodity

Technology is changing our industry, on all fronts. And of course, we are seeing the arrival of a myriad of online recruiting offerings, each claiming to be the beginning of the end for traditional recruitment.

But, lets get real.…


Added by Greg Savage on June 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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