Let me answer that question really quickly. No. It may happen if you are a doctor or if you are with a small company and have a specific trade. Other than that, I can’t think of another profession where you could be a permanent employee with the same company your entire career. Let’s think about it. The big blue (IBM) had pension plans and some people… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on September 28, 2012 at 12:30pm —
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 content marketing, better apply process, social freedom, offshore recruiting and HR engagement.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on September 28, 2012 at 11:55am —
As a recruiter I run into folks fairly consistently that tell me that they are happy in their current role, and they are not interested in anything else. How do you know?
With that in mind, I’ve come up with five reasons to keep your options open:
1) The only thing that is consistent in life is change. You just never know when your spouse is going to get a fantastic job offer across the country, or when your company will get bought out by its competitor. The work force… Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 28, 2012 at 11:08am —
Let start one step back from Recruiter Certification. I view recruiter certification as the culmination of a commitment to your profession as a recruiter. So maybe we should start at the beginning.
Where does the commitment to the profession begin? To me it is connecting with and getting connected to others that are working in the same profession as you, a recruiting industry trade association or group. You are a member of RecruitingBlogs, that is a sign you get it! There are… Continue
Added by Dave Nerz on September 28, 2012 at 8:18am —
Prioritization, Passion, Grit, Determination, Goals, and Steadiness. Some adjectives if you will that define my desk management strategy. On any given staffing day, in any given state, nation, or country, across the US and across the World, talent management continues to evolve, change and bring with it new days and new ways of seeing the world.
Often I sit back as I start and end my day with a review of the tasks ahead, the activities that will propel me to staffing… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 27, 2012 at 11:41pm —
I am an evolutionist. I love seeing things evolve, people, places, teams and functions. Looking back to 2002 (yep, all that way) when I first landed into the world of in-house Recruitment, it's interesting to see how things have changed as much as they have stayed the same.
I went in-house for the same reasons of many, I hated the agency land, whilst I enjoyed the cut and thrust as I am a competitive bugger, I struggled with the closing and ended up hating the fact that no… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on September 27, 2012 at 6:47pm —
With just less than 2 weeks until this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions that I’m most looking forward to is The 2nd Annual Candidate Experience Awards. This session should provide some great insights on what some of the more forward thinking companies are doing with their recruiting processes to foster a better candidate experience (it should have a… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm —
Customer service is vital to any business. Having capable, competent people working with your candidates and clients to solve their problems creates a bond that humanizes your company, engenders trust, and generates good word-of-mouth. This is especially important in the modern world of easy sharing and instantaneous communication online and through social media.
But what impact does out-of-the-box customer service look like? When British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s received… Continue
Added by Dale Busbee on September 26, 2012 at 3:00pm —
A year ago, I wrote about NPS – Nice Person Syndrome, a “condition” most managers have that causes inconsistent accountability. To help you assess if you have NPS, answer the following questions:
1. Are staff not held consistently accountable in your firm?
2. Do you come up with justifiable reasons when expectations are not met?
3. Are reprimands or terminations… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on September 26, 2012 at 8:11am —
Blog on SGA TalentWhat is Trending In Recruiting?
The latest game changers in recruiting are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many will say these resources or as I call them tools have revolutionized recruiting! So what lies ahead? “What Is Trending In Recruiting?” It may only be for the moment, the day, the month and may or may not make the list next time.
Years ago there were limited options when it came to recruiting… Continue
Added by sheila Greco on September 25, 2012 at 11:39am —
Staffing Services - Staffing Agency - Employment Agency - IT Staffing Firm
Staffing Agencies are now becoming a hub of recruitment and staffing activities. Staffing agencies are providing impeccable services to organizations that are in the need of talented…
Added by Sam on September 24, 2012 at 1:09pm —
Candidates come in all shapes and sizes. There are passive candidates who are looking for the right opportunity. There are candidates that have lost their job and been out of work for a while. There are candidates who have recently left their role for one reason or another and are looking for their next opportunity. There are college graduates who are seeking their… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on September 24, 2012 at 1:00pm —
Well, that is a really big question. And the answer completely depends on your definition of a cold call.
If you mean, calling completely cold and hoping to sell your services there and then, well, yes it is.
If you think of cold calling as a business development tool to introduce yourself and your services to a researched target contact, then no, it is… Continue
Added by james nathan on September 21, 2012 at 6:35am —
When you reach out to connect with a new person on LinkedIn, there is a warning printed at the bottom of the screen: “Important: Only invite people you know well and who know you.” But, why?
I am a complete supporter of networking via social media, so I do not necessarily condone only connecting with people you know.
There are definite perks to adding… Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 20, 2012 at 11:53am —
Since we all love hearing stories, I figured I'd share this one. When I say this is fresh, I am talking about 8 minutes ago. 2 Weeks ago, I have a new client approach me, they were referred from a client of a client. I love those. Anyways, they have a fulltime need, and I tell them I can definetly help them. Between you and me, it sounds like an awesome job in an awesome city. I promplty get 5 very well qualified candidates over to them.
1 of these candidates, strikes… Continue
Added by Andrew Hanneman on September 20, 2012 at 10:15am —
A customer came to me exasperated because he hadn't heard from the recruiter who was trying to place him at company for an engineering position. My customer told me the process had been going really well. He and the company were in the final stages, the hiring manager told him it looked promising, it was just a matter of getting him to meet with the VP of… Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on September 20, 2012 at 8:09am —
They are very loud some literally others figuratively. Many are driven by ego or a lack of attention early in life and yearn now for that recognition. The mechanics of both may be complicated and only those dedicated to the early struggle, can appreciate the current boldness and the excitement of what the future may bring to the table.
I have never owned a Harley and think I’ve only ridden on a motorcycle once. When growing up my parents would have never given permission to… Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on September 18, 2012 at 4:49pm —
Two things have happened in the past couple of weeks that has made me realise why recruiters generally have a poor reputation amongst both clients and job seekers. This poor reputation is not confined to external recruiters but also internal recruiters or Talent Acquisition people.
Before I talk about the instances let me say from the outset that I am neither perfect or do I believe that every recruiter performs their job without care. What did happen has made me think fundamentally… Continue
Added by Russell White on September 18, 2012 at 9:12am —
As noted in previous posts, I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a job board good – or not. Below are a few questions to that effect – and yes, some employment sites have these features, but most do not. Maybe there absent features you’ve wondered about?
- Voice input for search: Hey, if you’re…
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 18, 2012 at 9:08am —
Apparently my presentation at the RCSA Conference caused consternation, irritation, and even inspiration, in equal part. A success then, by my measure. I have had a lot of requests for summaries of the content, so here are 50 things I said that day. Although, in Part 1 we start with the first 25. The rest you can get in next weeks blog. Hope you enjoy this…
- My presentation today is so different to…
Added by Greg Savage on September 18, 2012 at 6:29am —