July 2012 Blog Posts (133)

Best Jobs In America

I recently came across this interesting Infographic, originally part of an article in CNN’s Money Magazine online.  They use very good criteria to decide what are good jobs: Pay, long-term potential, resistance to recessionary influences, quality of life, etc., and they…


Added by Mark Bregman on July 27, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.20.12 to 7.27.12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about lessons from the Olympics, Amazon’s homepage hiring message, HR selling the company, a US government job board and marketing circles.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 27, 2012 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

An Opportunity to Work!


I lease a barn and acreage a few miles outside of town where i keep six horses.  I hire high school and college kids to do all the dirty and heavy work that i can't or don't want to do.  Since the mid 90's i have had absolute hell (with two notable exceptions) finding kids who would, show up or even call if they couldn't get there, do more than the absolute minimum and that not well, couldn't walk from point A. to point B. without supervision or a map to get to point C or showed any…


Added by Sandra McCartt on July 27, 2012 at 2:43am — 32 Comments

The tipping point for talent

So you still think it's an employer's market? Unemployment numbers notwithstanding, how long is it taking you Mr. Employer to fill that Controller…


Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on July 26, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments

It only takes one

While I talked to about…


Added by Chris Brablc on July 26, 2012 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Twitter appears down across much of planet

The company acknowledged the problem, saying in a statement that its engineers are "currently working to resolve the issue," although it didn't go into any further detail.

Users reported outages or sluggishness in trying to access Twitter from countries in North America, Europe,…


Added by Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter} on July 26, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Employer Branding Through Video

Source: http://blog.gooodjob.com/2012/05/employer-branding-through-video-2/ 

Effectively executing your employer branding strategy can have long-lasting benefits, states Dr.…


Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 26, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Should Recruitment Agencies do more for less?

In the current Global economic climate do Recruitment Agencies need to share the burden of the economic recovery and do more for less? Some would say they need to wake up to the fact that customers are no longer prepared to pay or afford the exorbitant fees they have enjoyed for many years. 

Added by Steven Salter on July 26, 2012 at 3:50am — 7 Comments

The Agony of Baseball Trades… and Recruiting

As a die-hard Mariners fan since 1994 and dedicated Yankees hater, this week’s trade of Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees (the YANKEES) just about killed me. Ichiro has been a much loved member of the Bad News Bears Seattle Mariners for 12 seasons. As if his departure wasn’t painful enough, he actually played his first game as a Yankee at Safeco Field against the Mariners. It was so bad that when a hiring manager stopped by my desk shortly after I heard the news, he…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on July 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Building A Business Fortress

Using a fortress as an analogy, Scott shares four ways that you can build and protect your business.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on July 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Capitalizing On Human Moments

Scott discusses the importance of your actions after you make a mistake by using the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your relationships.

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Added by Scott Wintrip on July 25, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

So I posted this about 18 mnthes ago but I have been getting a lot of requets to repost it so here it is.


Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

One way I have found to be very successful as a staffing professional is to Treat every opening like a project and use the basic PM steps to ensure you do the job right. Step one is to do needs analysis. This is the same thing as your first meeting with your client to determine what they need, write the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Business Development - The art and science of client acquisition and client management

Now that I've written a few blogs, I get contacted rather regularly about some of my more popular articles.  Its rewarding to think people actually read them and find that it helps them in some way.  That's cool!  Recently, a recruiter asked me if I had any blogs or tips on business development.  I promptly answered no but thanks.  This is an important topic and it certainly should be discussed.  So lets discuss some meat and potatoes of our business.  How do we land our customers?  How do…


Added by Joshua Lee on July 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Putting It All in Perspective

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

I spent the first two weeks of July on a road trip with my two daughters and some close friends traveling back to Michigan, where I grew up. We spent some time with family, friends and visited Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH, the home of the greatest roller coasters in the world.

The trip was fun and exciting and I know that it created lasting memories that my daughters will have forever. I was also able to keep up with…


Added by Jennifer Brownell on July 24, 2012 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting Vegas-Style: Metrics, Opportunities, and Determination

I am a big fan of METRICS. Year after year, they are the best way to gauge your performance & effort, and the ROI accompanying your output. Some recruiters drill down to "dollars per dial" (CASH-IN / CALLS) to measure how they are doing compared to years past.

That being said, the recruitment industry provides all of us with a tremendous…


Added by Todd Wilson on July 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Interview Spotlight with Our HR Specialists

For Jennifer Carpenter's blog post this week, she interviewed two of iCIMS’own Human Resources professionals.

Nicole Tucker, our Technical Recruiter, is responsible for identifying the talented technologists who drive the current and future success at iCIMS. Jay Fendrick is iCIMS’ Talent Acquisition Coordinator and…


Added by Samantha on July 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Could "Obamacare" Increase the Demand for Contractors?

Like it or not, it looks like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as "Obamacare," is here to stay. Even if the upcoming election is a Republican landslide, experts say it is unlikely that the healthcare reform will be completely repealed.

One of the upcoming provisions that is worrying employers the most is the employer mandate. Under this provision, employers with 50 or more full-time employees will be required to provide…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 24, 2012 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

How to avoid a Middle Management career rut


Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…

If you are ambitious and do want…


Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments

A client in pain is a very good thing!

Every great recruiter knows how to triage their job orders, and understands the importance of prioritising.

By and large, we only get paid for the people we place, so we have to work…


Added by Greg Savage on July 24, 2012 at 1:10am — 1 Comment

What are the top 5 things job seekers do that annoy you?

I'm putting together some presentation material and would love to get YOUR LIST, as a recruiter, or the top things candidates to that annoy you.  You can give me three, or ten... I'm going to try and compile a good list of 5 (or 10) common things.

Note that my website, JibberJobber.com, is used by job seekers to track and organize their job search. I've read a number of times (here and in other places) that recruiters are highly annoyed when job seekers aren't organized, to…


Added by Jason Alba on July 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

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