Featured Blog Posts – August 2019 Archive (18)

How to Write a Job Description That Will Sizzle on Social Media

How to Write a Job Description That Will Sizzle on Social Media

If social recruiting is a trend you aren’t currently capitalizing on, it’s time to start —  …


Added by Pete Newsome on August 19, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to be Proactive in Your Hiring Efforts

You know that feeling of dread when you’ve got an urgent position to fill but you can’t seem to find a suitable candidate anywhere? Panic and stress sets in while you desperately search through a mountain of applications which don’t quite fit the bill. If you recognise this…


Added by Bethan Port on August 19, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

The Biggest Recruiting Challenge and 3 Effective Ways to Tackle It

What is the biggest recruitment challenge?

Recently, we did an extensive audit to find out what is the biggest recruiting…


Added by Kristina Martic on August 16, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Let’s Take a Vacation

Don’t we all wish we had more vacation days?  At the same time, do we usually try and negotiate for an additional week of vacation in a new employment opportunity? 

But before we can say “I want more vacation time” - let’s first look at how this country’s corporate culture feels about vacation. 

Vacation pay is not required by U.S. law.  In fact…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 15, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Have A Look at the Future of Hiring

Filling up a vacancy took many months when job boards and applicant tracking systems were not around. But now, traditional methods are no longer a part of the recruitment process. There are new methods available to engage candidates to find the perfect fit.


Yes, right! The face of recruitment is changing gradually.


Twenty years back, nobody could imagine the functionality of the solutions we have today to acquire talent. Similarly, the future will be different…


Added by Rchilli Parser on August 14, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hiring from Abroad? Here Is Another Talent Source to Consider

According to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies, more than 35%…


Added by Andrew Stetsenko on August 14, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

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

Gitstore is a site where you can show and sell your github repositories. This can be a great place to find candidates however a lot of recruiter do not search here. 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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 13, 2019 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Declining Inmails: Could this be detrimental to your career?

We’ve previously spoken about the consequences of ignoring phone calls.

But what about the consequences of ignoring in mails on LinkedIn

We know that not everyone uses LinkedIn, just as not everyone uses other social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.  It’s not a bad thing, but…


Added by Jodey Cheyne on August 13, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

Know the Numbers

  • Job openings were at 7.3 million on the last business day of June
  • Separations were at 5.5 million
  • Quits rate was unchanged at 2.3%
  • Layoffs and discharges rate was at 1.1%
  • Number of hires 5.7 million

Added by Luigi Lupo on August 13, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

A More Accurate Barometer

The Unemployment Rate is calculated as the share of the labor force that is unemployed. The federal government uses what is known as the Current Population Survey to determine who is in the labor force and whether they are employed or unemployed. To be considered in the labor force, someone has to be employed, or available for work and has to…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 9, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Social Media is Changing Recruitment

The impact that the proliferation of social media had on recruitment is rather similar to its impact on just about anything else, i.e. it was significant and it opened a lot of doors, while also making everyone a little bit more wary.

While this kind of information availability can benefit both recruiters and talent, it can also land either in hot water, just because of one misstep.…


Added by Tracey Clayton on August 9, 2019 at 5:53am — No Comments

What Should My Professional Network Look Like?

Your professional network shouldn’t just be online, in places like LinkedIn, although the value of these types of networks isn’t to be underestimated. The value of real human interactions, made by attending networking events, training courses and other “real life” professional meetings, makes a huge difference in how we communicate, and also how we learn.

Who Should Be in My Network?

Having a good mixture of people in your network will provide you with a…


Added by Abigail Britnell on August 8, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

Will the Job Interview Survive?


Added by Josh Mangum on August 7, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

An HR’s Guide to Talent Management


Talent management is a growing focus among organizations. As companies are becoming increasingly reliant on talent for growth, talent management is moving up on the list of priorities of human resources departments. Companies today understand talent management is a key strategic function to achieve organizational goals. Unlike few years ago, talent management isn’t limited to recruiting, instead it…


Added by Lucia Adams on August 7, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

"End User Training"

The End User, is a popular concept in software engineering, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will ultimately operate a piece of software (i.e. the expected user or target-user).

For the purpose of this blog; let’s roughly translate to:  Hiring Manager - a popular term in Recruitment, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 6, 2019 at 11:50am — No Comments

While Companies Make Strides Towards Diverse Workplaces, Political Diversity Struggles in Tech

Despite increased pressure to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, diversity is still an area where many companies struggle. Lack of diverse hiring teams, limited recruiting processes that fail to reach a broad candidate pool, and unconscious similarity biases all pose significant barriers to expanding a company’s diversity quotient. Businesses also fail to create an inclusive workplace when they focus on hitting diversity quotas rather than on shifting the company…


Added by Phil Strazzulla on August 2, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Retention" Interviews - Before it’s too late.

Exit interviews do provide valuable information, but in most cases it’s too late.   Even more insight can be gained from a “Retention” Interview. You can gain a powerful understanding by hearing what key people working for your organization have to say about life as an employee. What's working? What's not? How vulnerable are you to current employees leaving?

“Retention” interviews are intended to be pre-emptive. The interviews are focused on key people - those in positions of…


Added by Luigi Lupo on August 1, 2019 at 9:41am — No Comments

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