Featured Blog Posts – August 2018 Archive (25)

What Do I Look For When Recruiting Restful Web Services?

I often see recruiters struggling to understand and source for candidates with an understanding of Restful Web Services so I thought I would break it down to the core components.

You have a client that has to interface with a web server (you going to google.com on your browser) to which your client connects via HTTP or HTTPS to a URL resource which sits on the web…


Added by Kevin M. Thomas on August 30, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

The (True) Cost of a Bad Hire

It’s almost inevitable that at one time or another a company’s on-boarding process, even within an abundance of good intention, resource and research, will allow a bad hire to sneak through the cracks.

What are the true costs associated with having to deal with this disappointing, new employee?

The financial cost of a bad hire can run a few hundred, to hundreds of thousands of dollars and with The U.S. Department of Labor pinning the price of a bad hire at around 30% of that…


Added by Tri-Search on August 28, 2018 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Top 4 Productivity Tools for Recruiters

If you’re a recruiter looking to boost your productivity, here are top 4 tools you have to know about!

Attention recruiters: These tools can seriously improve your…


Added by Kristina Martic on August 27, 2018 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

People do not know how many pull-ups they can do

I had been regularly working out for almost 22 years until a couple years ago I was humbled by how few pull-ups I could do.

I worked out often but never did pull-ups. I quickly realized I was a beginner in the world of pull-ups and ignorantly thought my thousands of hours inside of gyms and sports meant I was an expert at pull-ups. False.…


Added by Molly Barr on August 24, 2018 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

The Most Revealing Interview Questions

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The interview is meant to give hiring managers the opportunity to get to know candidates. The challenge is to ask questions that give real insight into the type of person and employee the candidate is on a day-to-day basis. Most prospective hires anticipate standard interview questions and often rehearse to deliver the response they believe hiring managers want to hear. Breaking away from typical questions gives candidates the opportunity to be themselves and reveal their true… Continue

Added by Josh Mangum on August 23, 2018 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

List of The Most Important Career Page Metrics

Here is the list of the most important career page metrics that will help you evaluate, optimize and improve your career page performance.

Career page metrics for dummies :)

Career page metrics are among the…


Added by Kristina Martic on August 23, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

6 Interview Questions to Ask: Understanding a Candidate's Value

You’ve posted the job, looked through resumes and are now ready to interview a group of candidates. This is one of the last chances you’ll get to understand a candidate before having to make a decision to hire them or not. In this blog, we’ll offer six questions that can be asked that will provide greater detail into an applicant’s interest in the company and the…


Added by Robert Hoeft on August 23, 2018 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Have You Thought About Looking For Freelance Developers Who Might Be Interested In A Full-Time Gig?

Struggling to find new developer candidates?  Like many of you, I think about all of the possible avenues where we might harvest great and new talent. 

Being a contract developer in the digital solutions world I only did freelance work as I wanted to have a career outside of just developing.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE to develop but my true passion is Talent Sourcing. …


Added by Kevin M. Thomas on August 23, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New "Laws" Enforcing Hate-Crimes Against Recruiters

         I've lived in California my entire life, and I suspect that my state would probably still belong to Mexico instead of the USA, if it hadn't been annexed after the discovery of gold in 1849. Apparently, the concept of "Capitalism" and "Business" is what America wanted in California, and that is why we are part of this Nation. I’m actually a seventh-generation Californian, whose great-great grandfather founded UCLA and (essentially, thereby) the entire UC…

Added by Nicholas Meyler on August 23, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

Collaboration vs. Competition: The Rise Of The Split Network

I was at the end of my rope. My client, who I'd done a ton of work with, needed that Python developer and I had nothing. Everyone I had in the old "Python Resumes" folder was either really happy in their current roles or simply not interested in this spot. I fancy myself a bit of wordsmith…


Added by joshua sklut on August 22, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Snipplr l!

Snipplr lets your store and share all of your commonly used pieces of code and HTML with other programmers and designers. Not a lot of recruiters try to source there. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2018 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Key Findings for a Chief Human Resources Officer to Know

Recruitment is a big game. Just like any game, where different individuals from different groups are fighting each other to grab a piece of place under the sun, recruitments make a company survive. Companies are improving every bit of their own spaces and people to attract candidates. No wonder, employee experience, candidate experience, ergonomics, and culture rank high for these companies and all these big terms ranked big time last year. They are going to remain on the top this year…


Added by Lucia Adams on August 20, 2018 at 2:54am — No Comments

5 Employee Engagement Tactics that No Longer Work (And What to Do Instead)"

More organizations are waking up to the fact that their employees are their most valuable resources. From providing employees more autonomy to offering incentives, modern businesses try every trick in the book to ensure employee satisfaction. Many businesses go one step further and come up with various policies and programs to engage their employees. The…


Added by Harsh Tripathy on August 16, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sometimes The Job Description Just Ain't Right

I remember years ago when I was recruiting on a Java role to which one of the requirements included 3+ years of solid COBOL development experience in addition to 5+ years of C++.  Being a contract developer myself I began to think to myself and wonder what kind of an environment is this to which they have three very different code bases?

The program manager at the time…


Added by Kevin M. Thomas on August 15, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Does YOUR Organization Have A Successful Talent Capture Strategy?

Sourcing and recruiting effective talent is only a small part of the Talent Capture equation.  In today's feverishly competitive market we simply do not have enough skilled professionals for a host of Cyber, Cloud and Developer roles, particularly in the Federal IT space.

In your organization how long does it take when you send a successfully screened candidate to a…


Added by Kevin M. Thomas on August 14, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Codecall!

Codecall  is a community for Developers were you can learn new things, and post question to get answers. Not a lot of recruiters try to source there. The reason is simple they do not know how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true tool, a simple search with some…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2018 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

5 Must Read Books For HR Professionals

Books are a great way to obtain in-depth knowledge from your industry. Reading around your profession can help you face different areas of your job with confidence.

Training course providers TheKnowledgeAcademy.com have found in a study of 1,900 professionals…


Added by Joanne McDonagh on August 13, 2018 at 4:32am — No Comments

The Evolving Recruitment Industry of the Middle East

The Middle East has certainly faced economic and political challenges in recent years, which has led to uncertainty in the recruitment industry.

The collapse of oil prices in 2014-15 and reduction in government spending saw many businesses respond with caution and look to reduce costs and gain improvements in efficiency by restructuring, accepting more expatriates, merging roles and indeed redundancies.

As a result, although the region has historically seen skills shortages,…


Added by Ruby Sharma on August 10, 2018 at 6:03am — No Comments

A Surprising Practice That Can Help You Both Hire and Retain Talent

What is this mystery practice?

One word - onboarding!

Well, I bet you didn’t expect this answer, right?

But bear with me - I’ll explain…


Added by Kristina Martic on August 9, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Understanding Your Client Space When Engaging Candidates

I have found it very useful in the past when I managed a small team of Recruiters to which they did their own sourcing to take them directly to client-site and have them understand the dynamic of the lab or space to which they were recruiting so that they understood for example it may be a 1,000,000 line Java code base to which they utilize the Eclipse IDE to which the…


Added by Kevin M. Thomas on August 7, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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