Featured Blog Posts – August 2014 Archive (76)

PLEASE Put it in Your Resume!

You've done all the research, studied the “Top 15 Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer”* or delved into “6 Reasons Why You Didn't Get the Job”*, you're primed and ready and totally confident in your abilities to begin your job search.

You've posted your resume on every possible jobsite out there. You review the job postings, even…

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Added by Pam Sisson on August 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, We’re Off to Work at Home

Video interviews have a direct impact on contingency and teleworking. There, I said it. They create a culture of teleworking by allowing candidates to interview from home, no matter how far their living room is from your office. 50 million Americans have jobs that enable them to …

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Added by Julie Salerno on August 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Recruiting the Right Creative Minds

If you really want to give your business the best chance for success, then you need to hire the most talented, creative candidates available. Creative employees breathe new life into tired ideas and inspire other employees to push the envelope as well.

When it comes to the recruiting process, here are just a few ways you can hire the right creative minds:

It…

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Added by Dave on August 22, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Protecting Your Firm and Client From Co-Employment

If you outsource the contract staffing back-office tasks or are considering doing so, it's probably because you are trying to avoid the liability associated with having contractors.

But without a properly established relationship between you, your back-office, your client, and your candidate, you could end up stuck with employment liability and…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What to Do When There's a Shrinking Candidate Supply

With the economy recovering, the labor marketplace has shifted from employer-driven to candidate-driven, according to a MRI Network Recruiter Sentiment Study that was…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

What You Need To Know About Image Copyright Laws

Using an image from a Google search is harmless… until $70,000 (or more) is awarded against you in statutory damages. That could be on the low end. Potential damages like that spark a lot of questions in a marketer’s minds. Am I breaking the law? How do permissions really work on images? We asked …

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 21, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

Why Your Office Setting Does Matter When Recruiting

During the recruiting process, the candidates you interview may be performing their own interviews based on your business's office setting.

Whether it's the location of your office building or the working environment itself, it's possible that your office is turning away potential candidates.

In order to help you find the most talented employees for your…

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Added by Dave on August 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

2014 Inc. 500: The Top 5 Fastest Growing HR Technology Companies

Photo credit: Inc.com

Earlier today, Inc. magazine announced the rankings for the 2014 Inc. 500|5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.…

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Added by Courtney Byrd on August 20, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Talent Mapping: the US and Canada are Behind the UK, Australia, and NZ

"...one of the most overlooked techniques for companies to employ.”

INTRO

I've long wanted to write a post about "Talent Maps", which I see as a tool, as well as a strategic part of Recruiting and Sourcing. This post was triggered by several recent interactions with colleagues.

Apparently, in the UK, as well as in Australia and New Zealand,…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on August 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Survey: 1 In 4 Workers Searching For A New Job

A recent LinkedIn survey of 18,000 full-time workers across the world revealed that a quarter of them are actively looking for a new job and 85 percent would at least be willing to talk to a recruiter.

Of the 18,000 workers surveyed, 25 percent said they are looking for a new job at least a few times a week. Roughly half of those…

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Added by Paul Petrone on August 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Digital Property is “Real” Property: 5 Ways to Treat it That Way

Although we're in at least the seventh decade of the Digital Era, and people realize how integral social and digital technologies are to both our personal and professional lives, there is still a very strong tendency to underestimate the critical role of digital property in managing a brand identity, pursuing goals and objectives, and managing risk. Digital property is often treated as if…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 20, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

How to View The Last Names of Third Degree Connections on Linkedin

For many people who still have free or basic premium Linkedin Accounts, not being able to see the surname of third degree connections is a constant frustration.

X-Ray Search

Most recruiters are aware that you can get around this problem by entering an X-ray search string into Google, such as the following: site:linkedin.com -inurl:dir…

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Added by Chris South on August 19, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The VMS Test

Not all VMS opportunities are bad; they’re just not all created equal.

Next time you have a prospect you are pursuing using a VMS system to manage the process, apply the VMS Test. Your results will guide you in learning if it is worth your time, energy, and effort to accept this business.

Answer each question “yes” or “no.”

  1. Have you been provided with detailed job descriptions, required and desired skills, details on cultural fit, and specifics on…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Where are you on the Recruitment Technology Curve?

Recruiting Technology

Today I want to talk about technology adoption and take a look at where we are with the technology we use for recruitment and talent acquisition.

If you are unfamiliar, here’s the technology adoption life-cycle curve above.

So what are you looking at? Basically, for the adoption of any technology you experience a timeline of adoption that looks a lot like above. With innovators and early adopters being the…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Are Top Paying Jobs Harder or Easier to Recruit?

If you're recruiting for a high salaried job, is it likely to be easier or more difficult to fill? A high salary may be considered an attractive incentive for some candidates. However, if there is a smaller talent supply, barriers to entry, or the job is commonly known to be stressful, it may become more challenging to find qualified candidates. …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 19, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps

I teach and mentor others in a tongue in cheek manner on the topic of: How to Destroy Your Business in 5 Easy Steps.

1. Hire the wrong people
2. Dont train them
3. Dont pay or reward them effectively
4. Dont hold them accountable
5. Keep them employed too long

The…

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Added by Wendy Matyjevich, SPHR on August 19, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Things My Vacation Can Teach You About the Candidate Experience

 

I recently took a cruise on Royal Caribbean with my girlfriend. It got me thinking about the services we provide as HR

and agency recruiters. Some of these may not be a total surprise to you, but realize just how effective these five points can be if you truly invest time and energy into accomplishing…

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Added by Justin Miller on August 18, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

I’m Just a Bill, Here on Capitol Hill…

After strong bipartisan support from Congress, President Obama passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to reauthorize the Federal Workforce Development laws. It has been over a decade since they have been revisited, and the American workforce has long needed the federal workforce development system…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites: Odesk

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Odesk

Odesk is simply a place were freelancers make themselves available for you to hire. The skills range from; developers, SEO. PM, and so much more.  Now how do you search without having to join? To do this…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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