Featured Blog Posts – June 2015 Archive (42)

The Last Step in the Hiring Process

10 really good reasons to talk to references

You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references?   

At least twice a week…


Added by Kimberly Lucas on June 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Healthcare Recruitment: Challenges and the Road Forward

Healthcare recruiters face their share of some unique recruiting challenges.  With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care act, recruiters know that they will continue to have an increasing volume of patients coming their way.  With advances in medicine and science, people are living longer than ever before.  Demand is increasing in both volume and…


Added by Daniel Fogel on June 30, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Are you #NotAtSHRM15?

If you are like me, and you didn’t make it to this year’s SHRM in Vegas (#NotAtSHRM15), you are still following along on Twitter to see the conversation and glean some insights from those in attendance.  Since it’s not just me, I thought maybe I would throw together a quick list of my favorite tweets coming out of the event. Some of these are insightful, some are irreverent,…


Added by Daniel Fogel on June 30, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Algorithms vs. Recruiter – Can an Algorithm Replace a Recruiter?

I posted this on my blog a month ago at glennlist.com because the average time to fill has taken longer. What does the numbers mean for average time to fill? It means costs, candidate attrition, and performance…


Added by Michael Glenn on June 30, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Big Data Chicken and Egg Story

What’s often missing from the big data…


Added by Kelly Robinson on June 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Top 25 “Fake” and “What Not” LinkedIn Profiles

In this post I am sharing an observation about some newer public LinkedIn pages. It's quite…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 29, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This is What Recruiting Could Learn From Direct Marketing

In Direct Marketing, marketers send different marketing pieces in the mail…or post ads in print media…or post online on websites…or send emails.  And sales will immediately show the success or failure of the ad.  In direct mail campaigns, number of sales per number of items sent is an important number to track.…


Added by Eric Putkonen on June 29, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Recruiters, stop stalking your candidates

Some recruiters call it ‘social media profiling’. Others call it ‘social screening.’ In certain cases, a more appropriate term would be ‘stalking’.


1984 in 2015

Want to know some alarming statistics? According to a study by social media monitoring service Reppler, over 90% of recruiters visit a candidate’s profile on a social network as…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on June 29, 2015 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

3 Qualities to Convey When Interviewing For A Creative Role

Jobs in creative fields require a unique skill set. Hiring managers look for specific tools and qualities when filling these positions. While education and experience are important factors, there are a few key characteristics that employers value most highly. Here are three characteristics you should project when interviewing for a creative position.


Hiring managers look for originality in creative employees. They want…


Added by Recruiter Raya on June 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Pipl

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Pipl

Pipl is a comprehensive people search tool that can show you a lot of information about people.

 However sometimes doing it form within the tool can be hard and frustrating. Pipl is well known

 in the community and some have tried to source in it.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 25, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Cartoon Characters of LinkedIn

According to LinkedIn, there are:

347,000,000+ Registered Members

111,000,000+ in the United States

28,000,000+ in India

20,000,000+ in Brazil

17,000,000+ in the UK

…and among all these “registered members” there are 8 “real” people who go by the name Beavis Butthead.

Heh-heh, heh-heh.

Many of the…


Added by Steve Levy on June 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — 17 Comments

8 Simple Rules of New Recruitment

"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, "we've always done it this way."

So said computer scientist and United States Navy officer, Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.

How right she was.

As technology advances and the ways in which people consume and engage with online content shifts as a result, so too, must the sectors in…


Added by Maura McElhone on June 25, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Why Does One Recruit? What Joy Comes of It?

At times we may ask ourselves this question.  Why do we recruit?  What joy comes of it?  Why do we do this day in and day out.  What is it that drives those of us whom have chosen staffing as our chosen venture to do what we do?  Well - let me give you 10 reasons.  I was recently out in Silicon Valley again - while there I had a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 25, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Data: The Gateway Drug

I find data to be a bit of a gateway drug.   You get a taste of it and you go deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole finding both answers to your original questions and finding new questions you didn’t realize you needed resolution for as well.  As I am retiring for the day, I can frequently find myself disappearing into Wikipedia for hours at a time as one question leads to…


Added by Daniel Fogel on June 23, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

What putting in the work REALLY means

Its 9:15 PM where am I? about to start a 4km run on my treadmill. When most people are winding down, watching TV, sipping a glass of vino perhaps, I'm running....and thinking. The parallels of trying to lose weight and job search amaze me. Why on earth would I push myself to cram in a 4km run at bed time? Because the rewards of losing a few inches are well worth the effort…


Added by Tara de Jonge on June 23, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

5 Mistakes that Managers Commit When Hiring

By Elaine Boylan - June 19, 2015

One of your top missions as a hiring manager is to attract and retain qualified staff. If you've been successful in onboarding personnel who address your company's needs with minimal training - bravo! On the other hand, if you recognize yourself in the gaffes that follow, it may be time for a little self-assessment. Has…


Added by Mariana Sarceda on June 19, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

4 Things HR Just Shouldn't Do On Its Own

The HR department is no longer the silent silo that it once was. HR professionals aren’t seen as the paper pushers down the hall; their roles are diversifying and they are taking on responsibilities that weren’t part of traditional HR job requirements just 5 years ago. The fact is they just can’t do it alone. There is obviously efficiency through specialization, but…


Added by Kelly Robinson on June 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Hi5

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Hi5

Hi5 is a social networking site were you use games, suggestions, and shared interested to connect

With others. Hi5 is well known in the community and some have tried to source in it. Well to do

 this without worry you need go no further than into…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 18, 2015 at 7:56pm — No Comments

How Is Transparency Changing the Role of Culture?

In the past, when graduates were fresh out of college and just starting to start their careers the extent of their company culture knowledge was really word of mouth. You had to know someone personally.  Parental advice, coaching from an older sibling, and the old college career center were the primary sources of intel.  Graduates heard pointers on how to interview, what to…


Added by Daniel Fogel on June 18, 2015 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

How Startups Can Lose Sales Recruits During The Interview Process

As a recruiting platform focused on helping startups hire top sales talent, we converse with candidates on a daily basis about how they are evaluating their job offers.

In a competitive hiring market, such as the one we are in, the playing field for the interview process have been leveled. Startups need to treat each candidate like future family members — this…


Added by Jordan Wan on June 18, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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