July 2010 Blog Posts (172)

Make an Appointment with your Recruiting Budget





Starting Again with your Recruiting Budget



Take a big step back and think about your recruiting budget. If you started from a blank sheet of paper and only one dollar, how would you use it? Would you keep pursuing the same recruiting strategies you use now or start from scratch? Would your job board spend be the same percentage it was in the past? Would you…

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Added by Neil Costa on July 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment Metrics: Not for those with commitment issues!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



I spend a lot of time on this blog speaking about the importance of setting up the process of collecting and tracking…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 22, 2010 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Are you thinking of moving your blog?



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Added by Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter} on July 22, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

HR Professional Day in the Life of Interview - Terri Lass

“We have a great reputation in our industry and are known to do the right things and execute flawlessly. We are a leader in product innovation.”

Terri Lass

Director, Recruiting, Global Headquarters, St. Jude Medical, Inc.



Terri, tell us about St. Jude Medical.



St. Jude Medical develops medical device technologies and services for the treatment of cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients. St. Jude Medical is… Continue

Added by Soapboxholland on July 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

HR Professional Day in the Life Interview - Aziz Chowdhury

Baker Hughes is a Fortune 200 technology leader in the oil field services industry, operates in over 90 countries and consists of 36,000 employees.



In the past one hundred year history of Baker Hughes, the process of recruiting has become an increasingly vital tool for running the business behind their $12 billion revenue. The company is involved in oil field services, such as exploration and mining products, and also helps discover more effective drilling techniques in over… Continue

Added by Soapboxholland on July 22, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

HR Professional Day in the Life Interview - Francene Taylor

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG): Headquartered in Denham, UK, IGH sticks to the goal of creating “hotels that guests love.” However not only do the guests enjoy their stay, but the employees of IHG also stay with the corporation, and stay satisfied.




InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) owns, operates, and franchises seven hotel brands known throughout 100 countries, totaling over 4,400 hotel establishments, 640,000 rooms, and 180 million visits to their hotels… Continue

Added by Soapboxholland on July 22, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

5 free sites to promote your press release

I spend a lot of time on content marketing. The web is full of various ways to promote your site or business. For recruiters or others in the online job search space, promotion is key to success. So with that in mind here are six free places to post your news items or press releases.

You may be familiar with some of these but I'll bet a few will be new to you.



1. Job Boarders: a companion site to…
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Added by Chris Russell on July 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

TBI and PTSD in the Workplace

The fog of war or the scent of battle is hard to fathom as are many of the trials our military must face, but imagine when the young men and women who bravely served our country return to this great nation as a civilian and find even more challenges during their job search.



Yesterday DirectEmployers Association was honored to have Megan Krause and… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on July 22, 2010 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

Haunted by the Ghost of Old School Recruiting

Remnants of A Wreck



One thing I never quite understand is how a traffic jam persists after the wreck has been cleared away. For example, I was driving to work the other morning and traffic was just stop and go. I kept wondering what was going on was on. Then we got to a spot in the road about two miles down the freeway and suddenly I was going the speed limit. Later, I heard on a traffic report (timing is everything) that the remnants of an accident that had been cleared an hour ago.… Continue

Added by Marvin Smith on July 22, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Finding Top Talent by using Social Media Strategically

Companies will be able to attract top talent more effectively by leveraging social media using four key strategies. Though many companies are keen to explore social media, there is an underlying wariness as policies are trying to control the flow of information. This article provides an overview of social media and the potential application to… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on July 22, 2010 at 2:19am — No Comments

Chequed.com HR Thought Leadership Series with Peter Cappelli

In this edition of the …

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Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on July 21, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

All Recruiters Are Deceitful, Ill-mannered, Money-Hungry Jerks with Slimy Reputations

Okay. I’m the first to admit it. I have a love for people. It’s like I am addicted or something. Combine this with my love of coaching, my need to do research, add a few social media tools and we are talking about one crazy, ecstatic lady!

I guess it was something that could have been detected early on. I have always enjoyed providing service and helping people in any way that I possibly could. Whether it was solving a problem, offering my assistance or even just creating a smile on…

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Added by Lea McKay on July 21, 2010 at 2:11pm — 5 Comments

The Top 5 Reasons Why People Are Changing Jobs

Is it just us or do so many people seem to be changing jobs at the moment? Some didn’t have a choice, of course ... need we mention a certain former Prime Minister and his inauspicious and involuntary removal from government? But aside from the country’s Very Top Job, many ‘commoners’ are changing jobs for a variety of…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on July 21, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

How to conduct successful video interviews?

For several decades, employers have been utilizing video conferencing in order to communicate with their internal staff orclients without having to fly people around the country. Video interviewing can help employers to assess from the interview the skill and confidence of the candidates by reviewing all the video interviews held. They can then skim the best candidates possessing the required skills for the particular job. Remote video interviews provide numerous benefits. One…

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Added by Lee Fossey on July 21, 2010 at 5:27am — No Comments

Best Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

Now that all the site upgrades are pretty much out of the way, let’s get back to business. In one of my previous articles titled, “How to Ace

Your Next Job Interview”, I talked about how to answer the most common

questions asked by a hiring manager.



A lot of folks responded with, “What are the best questions to ask during an interview?”



So today I am going to look at the other side of that coin and help clarify the best questions to ask…

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Added by John Sanders on July 21, 2010 at 2:53am — No Comments

Staffing Professional, Recruiter, Sourcer and More!!!!

Staffing Professional, Recruiter, Sourcer and More!!!!…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 20, 2010 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Brave Hiring: No Guts, No Glory

What does BP's ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have to do with your hiring practices? More than you may think.


Last month, five international oil companies were chastised by the US Congress for having near identical spill-response plans. Putting aside questions of negligence and complacency, this tragedy highlights the risk of only hiring from a talent pool with…
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Added by Roy Notowitz on July 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Being social isn't enough

Sorry to tell you this – but job boards are businesses. They make money. They produce results.…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 20, 2010 at 9:09am — No Comments

The same thing that's dragged job boards down will kill off social recruiting (or why recruiters fail to grasp the concept of advertising)

Honestly, if I had a penny for every time I have read about how the job boards are dying I'd have ooh, let me see now, at least one of the Queen's English pounds sterling. And you know what? they are not dying of old age, they are being poisoned into oblivion by the very people who are meant to make them work - the recruiter.



Yes siree, it doesn't take much figuring out. Social media isn't the holy grail these gurus would have you believe it is. Post the same crap as you've been…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on July 20, 2010 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

Stuck in a Rut

Have you ever woken up in the morning dreading going to work or even just getting up? Do you feel like you know what you will be doing during the work hours because it is exactly what you did yesterday? Do you feel tired and frustrated? These are all symptoms of mild depression or more commonly known as “stuck in a rut”.…

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Added by Chuck Summerland on July 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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