Featured Blog Posts – June 2014 Archive (69)

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…

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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.

Average…

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Added by Ericka Diaz de Morales 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.…

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

What You Need to Know if You're Recruiting Interns

It's that time of a year, where a new crop of graduates enter the workforce. Some of these students may already have jobs lined up. Others may be seeking internships to gain experience before they land their first professional position or to open a door to a permanent job opportunity. In addition to recent graduates, undergrad students may also be competing for an…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:

"We will write your advert ensuring it is fully key worded to show up in the relevant searches. We will…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on June 3, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Staffing and Recruiting Firms – Enemies or Allies?

More than 70% of current and prospective buyers see you as a necessary evil. Some, such as those in HR and procurement, use stronger language, calling recruiters “scum sucking pig dogs” or admitting they engage staffing firms only for “problematic use” (yes, these are real quotes from buyers).

How is it that an industry that impacts the most important asset of…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on June 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The best ever follow-up interview question: “How did you come up with the idea?"

I’m working on a blog post on job interviews — from the employer side of the desk. After all, there are thousands of “how-to” articles, blog posts, and advice on “acing the interview” from a candidates viewpoint. But, how about “acing the interview” as employer, while at the same time providing a great candidate experience?

In writing/researching the topic, I’ve…

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Added by Peter Clayton on June 2, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

6 Ways to be Productive When Waiting for An Interview

Getting a job is no easy process, especially with the time it takes. Waiting is one of the most common and irritating part of job hunt. Waiting starts right from the beginning when you apply for a job. When you apply for a job, you wait for the employer to revert back, once that takes place you wait for the interview and once you receive the call, the most killing time is the…

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Added by Akansha Arora on June 2, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Writing an Effective Job Description – How To Get The Basics Right

Whilst the majority of employers have a lot of success using job boards, less successful advertisers often ask ‘Why aren’t my adverts receiving more applicants?’

There can be numerous explanations for this and it is often a combination of more than one factor. In some cases, highly competitive markets and…

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Added by Stephanie Mills on June 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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