Featured Blog Posts – June 2016 Archive (49)

TLS Continuum Part 52: Dangers of "Hiring in your image"

On a fairly frequent basis I hear hiring managers make the statement that “when interviewing new candidates I try and find someone who is just like me to bring into the organization.” I can understand the tendency to do so. If they are just like the hiring manager there is likely to be less of a down time while they get acclimated to the organization. If they are just like…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The massive cost of not doing something right the first time

It’s interesting to look at successful businesses and understand the factors that make them such a success. There are of course many many of these, great product or service, great people, great hiring, great training, great value proposition – the list goes on and on….

The one thing that they all have in common however, is that they all get the job done right the…

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Added by james nathan on June 17, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Talent42 2016!!!!

Well Talent42 2016 has come and gone, and it was spectacular. 2 days of speakers covering the entire spectrum of the Staffing Lifecycle. This is just a general overview with a full breakdown to follow. So subjects ranged from interviewing, contacting candidates, the future, Best practices, Tools galore, Using Data, Leadership track, Talent Advisor track,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 16, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Are Your Recruiting Strategic Analytics Contributing to the Bottom Line?

In the past couple of years, HR technology has grown leaps and bounds to encompass real hard quantitative data.  For the first time, HR and Talent Acquisition have a seat at the table and are able to inform business decisions with numbers and facts, not qualitative anecdotes.  Yet, as employers rush to use strategic analytics in these critical functions, the question…

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Added by Catherine Hess on June 16, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to improve the candidate experience

“It’s a pain.”

This is what you often hear (from both sides of the hiring equation) about applicant tracking software (ATS).

Candidates complain that ATSs are a black…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on June 16, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Microsoft buying LinkedIn, WIIFM(what’s in it for me) as an HR?

Microsoft buying LinkedIn, WIIFM(what’s in it for me) as an HR?



The recent announcement of Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion shook the online community. The professional networking LinkedIn valued at $192…

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Added by Satyajeet Thorat on June 15, 2016 at 3:26am — No Comments

Careers Page Design Advice

Throughout the course of a given month, we analyze dozens of career sites, and talk to a similar amount of practitioners who are constantly trying to get a grip on how they should design their careers pages. So, we thought we’d share some of the advice we give over and over again.

Why does career site design matter?

First off - why should you…

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Added by Phil Strazzulla on June 14, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Future of Job Ads is NOT Video

At a recent conference there was a lot of talk about several new online services designed to assist with creating videos specifically for jobs. Off the back of this, one of our regular clients even grabbed me and suggested we film every hot job moving forward (this from a company with over 600 live jobs!).

The premise holds appeal, with video now the most popular…

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Added by Chris South on June 13, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

HR Driven Trends in Enterprise Integration



Ten years ago, it seemed the enterprise software market had reached a state of maturity with a few major players controlling the majority of the market and little opportunity for new entrants or radical innovation. And then came the shift to the cloud—with the mobile revolution close on its heels. These disruptive changes have ushered in a new…

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Added by Karl Wierzbicki on June 13, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The New Talent Strategy: Contingent Workers

We've long heard that there's a skills gap in many industries- healthcare, the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) have had particular difficulty in finding top talent.  Companies across the nation have felt the sting of trying to recruit top talent to fill open positions.  They don't call it a war for talent for nothing. But when candidates are in…

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Added by Catherine Hess on June 13, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why your best employees quit

An old saying goes that “employees leave managers, not companies” and it’s happening frequently nowadays. Citing an example of U.S, Department of Labour Statistics revealed that average employee tenure is 1 to 1.5 years that’s quite alarming! We usually ask ourselves; “are managers doing that bad to engage and retain their valuable employee”.

It…

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Added by Jenessa Baxter on June 13, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Social Recruiting with Facebook Video Comments

You can now leave video comments on Facebook! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Jim Stroud shares his thoughts. Plus, are you wondering how to find Java developers? Jim Stroud shares a sourcing tip on how to find them on Twitter. Tune in now for all the fun and if you have not already, subscribe now!…

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Added by Jim Stroud on June 12, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How do you protect your employer brand?

In this episode of the "Its All Recruiting" podcast with Jim Stroud, Joel Cheesman discusses with Jim Stroud the demise of "Simply Hired," robots and automation taking over and his latest cool tool - "Ratedly" and why its the bee's knees for companies everywhere.…

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Added by Jim Stroud on June 11, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Making the Hiring Process More Straightforward and Streamlined

It takes an average of 34 days to fill a job, according to the Society for Human Resource Management. And the bulk of that time is spent placing ads, reviewing resumes and scheduling interviews. Yet many companies struggle with the hiring process because of the vast amount of information that's required to make informed decisions. If you own a company or are a corporate…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on June 10, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

What Jon Snow doesn't understand about employer brand

In this week's instalment of Game of Thrones, we saw Jon Snow and Sansa Stark start off on a recruitment drive to gain colleagues to join them in waging war. It was a week of highs and lows for the pair.

The recruitment drive starts with a plea to the wildling's to join the army, and this is undoubtedly the highlight of their recruitment drive. 

 Jon begins his…

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Added by Iain Hamilton on June 8, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Quickest Way for Recruiters to Shame Their Company

I know we all have a job to do…for recruiters it is finding people for our open positions.  I know it is not an easy job to do at times, but we need to do it in such a way as not shame our companies.

For example, before you reach out to a potential candidate by email or phone…do you at least review his or her resume or LinkedIn profile?  I would think this is common sense, but I got a call this week for a JD Edwards position.  I asked the recruiter why he thought I…

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Added by Eric Putkonen on June 7, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hiring at EV-Box—Growing an international team in a brand-new industry

In case you haven’t heard: Electric Vehicles (EVs) is the future. Spearhead this green revolution is EV-Box – the international market leader in EV charging solutions and related cloud-based services. EV-Box has more than 38,000 charging points worldwide ready to serve wherever you…

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Added by Hagi Trinh on June 7, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Cold Calling’s Gone Cold in Recruitment

Up there with a call enquiring after that recent accident you didn’t have, cold calling is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

A gatekeeper worth their salt or anyone that’s even a little busy will prevent a cold call from reaching its intended target.

With a …

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Added by Calum Morrison on June 7, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

How To Recruit Employees from the News

Earlier this year, I presented at the recruiting conference - "2016 Sourcing Summit Asia in Singapore" and had a blast presenting on 3 different topics. The first of three was "Headline Recruiting: How To Source Passive Candidates from the News."

This was my session description...

Headline Recruiting: How to Source…

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Added by Jim Stroud on June 5, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

TLS Continuum Part 50: A few little steps can lead to greater steps

My blog post from last week stressed that we should not measure for the sake of measuring. The same concept goes for determining what projects to begin. I do not care whether you are an IBM or the corner mom and pop store, you do not have the capacity to take on every project that may be needed to resolve obstacles within the organization. So if we can’t undertake everything how do we make the value of the projects understood by the organization as a whole?

Taking a page from last…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 3, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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