July 2012 Blog Posts (133)

Thursday Ten: HR MatchMaking!

When it comes to Matchmaking, what are the important qualities you look for in a partner? Comfort, trust, intelligence, confidence, humor, respect, mutual interests, aspirations, values…the list could go on forever. The importance of qualities can vary based on each individual’s perspective. Below is a list of the top 10 qualities a business should look for in an Applicant Tracking System, a partnership in talent…

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Added by Keri Brzozowski on July 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

901,000,000 People. 1 Tool for Sourcing These Passive Candidates.

901,000,000 people have entered the world of Facebook, and that number is increasing daily. How do we ensure that we are maximizing every ounce of our potential in the social recruiting space? How do we adapt accordingly?

Having an effective tool for sourcing passive candidates is key to successfully using Facebook for recruitment.

As Facebook continues to shift and change, the transition of using it as a means for recruiting is definitely a gradual one. The…

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Added by Lizzie Bluestein on July 4, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Excellent Customer Service - Stop Cutting Corners and Remember What Made You Great

I am often really amazed at how easy it is to make a great difference to our clients’ experience of us, in very small and easy ways.

Today I visited the dentist. I’d broken a filling and needed to have it replaced. I don’t like going to the dentist, I have no logical reason for this or any phobia, but I just don’t enjoy it.

But, today was different. Today my…

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Added by james nathan on July 4, 2012 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Why Recruiters Should NOT care about The Cloud

There has been much talk about Cloud computing or SAAS recruitment software and the massive benefits for a recruitment agency to move to the Cloud. I find this quite amazing for two reasons, firstly most people I speak to aren’t really sure what this means and secondly the whole argument seems to have absolutely nothing to do with finding candidates, making placements or anything else to do with recruitment.

 

For the life of me I can not see what all the fuss is about, but…

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Added by Shane McCusker on July 4, 2012 at 8:36am — 12 Comments

Employer Branding and Why It Matters in Recruiting – Part 1 in Employer Branding Series

 Source: http://blog.gooodjob.com/2012/04/employer-branding-and-why-it-matters-in-recruiting-part-1-in-employer-branding-series/

Employer branding is quickly transforming into a key element of the recruitment industry. Today it’s not enough to simply advertise open positions and wait for…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 4, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

US Online Job Market declines 3.0% in June 2012

The weather is hot, the labor market is not. Employers around the country posted 3.0% fewer job openings in June as compared to May. So far this year, demand for workers is below the same period of last year. Labor demand depends on consumption which has not returned domestically nor internationally. In addition, employers now can do more with a smaller workforce thanks to information technology. Growth has to come from new products and services driven by innovation which requires…

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Added by Henning Seip on July 3, 2012 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So this is an update to my original post about who to follow in the staffing world. So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 3, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

#Hashtag Chats for Twitter Recruitment

What is that weird waffle-looking thing at the beginning of that word and how does it help me? Well, that my friend, is called a hashtag (#) and it basically makes life easier for Twitter recruitment by helping you filter through categories of interests.

For instance, the following “tweet” includes “#recruiters” written…

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Added by Lizzie Bluestein on July 3, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Social Network Engagement - Really? Vast majority are not really in love with your brand...

Makes a lot of sense and this should apply to Social Recruiting as well. People don't join groups or pages to be part of some Brand community that they love (CEO's love to believe that), its more for deals and discounts or in Recruiting (some real info about jobs and careers). There is going to be a small minority who love your brand but a vast majority have better things to do with their time...Interesting article…

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Added by Suresh on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

A job interview is like going on a first date.

Most of your reading this will like dating but absolutely  hate interviewing for a job, however, in many cases there both alike and essentially boil down to the same things. You’re both selling yourself and trying to work out whether you and the company will be a good match.

We will have good times, share laughs, grow together and learn from each other? OR on the other hand will I end up broken-hearted, consoling myself with a night in of chocolate, tissues and…

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Added by James Massey on July 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

What is Headhunting?

Have you often been told by recruitment consultants that they are 'headhunting' for a particular role?  In fact on Linkedin you will find that about 1 out of 2 recruiters will mention Headhunting on their profile... as a skill or something that they regularly do



The free online dictionary says:

1. The custom of cutting off and preserving the heads of enemies as trophies. ( As much as what I believe I would like to do this…
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Added by Sarah Calverley on July 3, 2012 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

When the Student is Ready, the Teacher is Already There

Resistance to change is as common and universal as the desire to be loved. Humans are creatures of habit, often perpetuating choices that are not as healthy or productive as other available options. From food to work styles to prioritization, there are frequently better ways to do the things we do.

Herein lies the problem – you most likely don’t have the time, energy, or even the interest to change or improve every aspect of your work and life. Nor should you. Better does not always…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on July 2, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

Employees as Brand Ambassadors on Your Career Website

Source: http://blog.gooodjob.com/2012/04/employees-as-brand-ambassadors-on-your-career-website/#more-342

 

What better way to brand your company’s workplace and recruit candidates on your …

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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