August 2012 Blog Posts (160)

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8.25.12 to 8.31.12

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 social recruiting metrics, beginning your social recruiting journey, some cool LinkedIn features, careers page fails and Career Site Optimization.


Here are the articles that interested us this week (in…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 31, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Your Career Site visitors need engaging content - Do you know how to make it overwhelming?

First ask yourself the question; do I really need irresistible content on my career site pages and for my online marketing?

  • You do if you want Google and its peers to value the content and give it authority when rating your page in search results
  • You do if you want to engage with your ideal visitor traffic and keep them coming back to your site and…

Added by Martin Shaw on August 31, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The Avoidant Economy

Welcome to the Avoidant Economy, where cash is King and companies have made it their thrones as they sit on piles of it. Welcome to delayed decisions, fear of overhead, and the permanent change in the psyche of buyers as a result of the Great Recession. The Avoidant Economy is not going away, in fact, it’s getting broader and deeper as volatility, uncertainty, and fear continue to prompt leaders to pause before making decisions and choices. Even the upcoming election will do little to change…


Added by Scott Wintrip on August 31, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Whats your "Hello!! "?

We all have our opening lines when we make a cold call....they may be a simple "hello", "how are you?" or "Mr./Ms./Mrs. XYZ, i currently have an opportunity for you which i think would be of your liking!! "

This simple "Hello!!" 'MAY' change the course of the conversation...whether the candidate would feel interested or he/she might just say that he/she is currently in a meeting and to call back some other time!! The tone of the "Hello!" might also affect the conversation and…


Added by Aaditya Singh on August 31, 2012 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

Succeeding in internal opportunities - Smart networking tips

Look inwards and you will find amazing opportunities around you. Rather looking in the external market, your first research should be on the opportunities available within the company. Finding the next big opportunity within the company might not happen over night. It is a long and structured process. You need to build a strong ground for yourself and project your work all the time. One of the key skills you need to develop is on Smart networking.

  • Identify the influential…

Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

STATS REVIELED – How Are Candidates Applying for Jobs?

[Full Disclosure: I am the Director, Product Marketing for Talemetry]


Industry partners and end-user customers rely on Talemetry’s resume extraction capabilities everyday to solve the challenge of accurately and efficiently capturing resume data. With over 80 million resumes extracted and processed each year, Talemetry is the most relied upon provider of…


Added by Mike Vilimek on August 30, 2012 at 6:17pm — No Comments

3 Places to start when sourcing candidates

When we talk about building a Talent Network, we speak a lot about providing a number of options and ways for candidates to opt-in to this network, whether that’s in job distribution campaigns, on the Career Site or a number of different locations.  But the second half of that equation and just as important is your recruiters / sourcers proactively sourcing candidates into your…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

The Best Applications come from Career Sites- its official

So why are so many career site owners still not maximising on this opportunity?

A respected peer technology company and one of the US's top online recruitment marketing solution providers, Jobs2Web, have recently published some very interesting data regarding their client base. This data relates to the success ratios of the various sourcing channels their clients use to direct hire in to the company.

From the analysis of their clients, recruiters needed to…


Added by Martin Shaw on August 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Pediatric Therapists Headed Back to School as Contractors

As the new school year gets started, it's not just students and teachers getting back into the swing of things. Pediatric therapists also play a vital role in many schools, but you might be surprised to learn how many of those therapists are contractors.

In fact, 90% of the placement revenue earned by recruiting firm PediaStaff comes from contract staffing, according to the firm's Vice President of Recruitment, Keith Adams.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why I love recruitment

To find something you are passionate about is a gift.

To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.

There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a…


Added by Mark A. Leon on August 30, 2012 at 12:07pm — 1 Comment

Certified Staffing Professional , Technical Services Certified CSP or TSC -- is this useful

I am planning to take certification.  Is this mandatory as you go up in your career. Please someone tell me, Thanks for not being rude.

Certified Staffing Professional™
  • Enhances the knowledge of labor and employment law of professionals who interacts with candidates, employees, and clients
  • For professionals whose primary duty is temporary placement

Technical Services Certified™
  • Review of labor and…

Added by jerina vincent on August 30, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

My nightmare OBIEE consultant

After one month of hunting, interviewing I placed OBIEE lead developer with unique skills set. He is working happily for 3 days. After 3 three of joining with new client, Called me and mentioned, Jerina” I quite, because I got another offer with 5 dollars more. If you can give me, I will stay.” After all talking, I gave him $3 more and he is working for my client almost 7months now without any issue.

I know I should have strike him out that time itself. My thinking was,

1, my…


Added by jerina vincent on August 30, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Anyone out there do agency recruiting for administrative healthcare?

I have been given the task of locating medical coders, specifically. The coders my agency wants are of course certified with 3+ years of experience. I am finding them, but not enough that is expected of me. I feel I have maximized the resources we have in our system, so I started cold calling into hospitals in my area (with not too much luck) to add to our database. I also tried to get into seminars that these coders attend to network, however they are all during the week when I am in the…


Added by Cristina Lewis on August 30, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

10 things you hate to ask, but should

What you don’t ask may come back to haunt you! 10 questions every recruiter hates to ask.

How many times do we look to fill our job vs. work as a trusted advisor with our clients and consultants?

It is almost a protective human instinct to shy away from the hard questions or those that we don’t want to know the answer to.  In the business of placing candidates in jobs, we often look for the reason to say yes and avoid all the reasons we should say no.  Saying NO can make…


Added by Emily Gordon on August 30, 2012 at 8:53am — 20 Comments

Selling the “Er”

Sell to the “er” and watch how people suddenly go from disinterest to engaged conversations that lead to sales. For example, if a prospect tells you…

…I’m happy, ask, “What would make you happier?”

…My current vendor is fast, ask, “How would you benefit if we could do it faster?

…I’m getting good service, ask, “What would make it gooder?”

Of course, there is no such word as “gooder,” so you’d say “better” instead! The point is that your prospect was not thinking…


Added by Scott Wintrip on August 30, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

Healthcare Staffing Solution:Automated Credentialing

Staffing Industry Analyst’s May 2012 Healthcare Staffing Growth Update projected 9% growth in 2012 and a growth projection (loss) of 7% in 2013.  Despite the projected loss, the Healthcare Staffing Industry is expected to post $9.8 billion in 2013. Healthcare Staffing is big business with big challenges and evaluating an enterprise…


Added by TargetRecruit on August 30, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Recruiters DON’T sell – Thank god!

 As a Recruitment professional let me let you in on a little secret…. My husband Frank is a Sales person’s worst nightmare (and he could also be your Hiring Manager.)


Why do I share this with you?   I share, because Recruiters might not like to sell, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pick up the phone and develop a friendship with a hiring manager.  Let me show you how easy it could be:


Every year since 1990 Frank has received a card and a calendar from the…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 29, 2012 at 10:23pm — 4 Comments

Celebrating Women in Technology

In 4 weeks I'll travel to Baltimore for the 12th Annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) conference. Not only will it be an honor to participate, but it will be an eye opening experience. In my…


Added by Lauren Ciminera on August 29, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

A Remote Recruiter in a Virtual Company – Or Further Reflections of a Rookie Recruiter

By Jennifer Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B

I knew when I began working earlier this summer that the job might only be temporary. I had always had plans to move from my home in Denver to my dream city, Portland, OR (sorry Peyton) and pursue employment with my dream company (think sports apparel, sports marketing and Mr. Knight if you are reading this blog please give me a call).

I was all set to pick up, load up and pack up all of my earthly belongings along with some great…


Added by Jennifer Copley on August 29, 2012 at 4:35pm — 6 Comments

Sample Test Questions: Level One, Level Two

Here are some sample test questions for the People Sourcing Certification Program:

Level One

  • How many people currently working at Microsoft have the word Ninja in their current title on LinkedIn?
  • There’s a “Racquetball League” site that lists a person who works (or used to work?) at ToysRUs. What is his job title?
  • How many members of the site…

Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 29, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

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