Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (47)

The Value of Hiring Best-Of-Breed Talent!

The Value of Hiring Best-Of-Breed Talent!

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Sheila Greco

Retailers Want Best-Of-Breed Talent!

The Importance of Best-of-Breed Talent To the Retail Industry!

There is no question about it; there is a difference between good talent and best-of-breed talent. My focus today is on the retail industry. Why? Keep reading to find out!

The retail industry as a whole is in the midst of a talent war. Faced with high turnover, access to…

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Added by sheila Greco on September 6, 2012 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Remoteness Makes the Worker More HEP!

By Dan Ridge, Contributing Consultant, Q4B

 

I was thinking about the whole idea of working remotely after reading Q4B’s Rookie Recruiter’s Blog of last week, A Remote Recruiter in a Virtual Company and how far this way of working has come.

Years ago I was asked to do some consulting for a local staffing firm whose founder I had…

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Added by Daniel F Ridge on September 6, 2012 at 4:39pm — 9 Comments

The Candidate Experience: Are Companies Listening? [Infographic]

As a recruiter, understanding your candidate experience is essential. As a company it is vital. Not only will a bad candidate experience make you lose out on the top talent in your field, it will also affect your sales, brand and performance as a whole.

One Mystery Applicant survey found that a mere 19% of candidates surveyed were more likely to buy from or use the services of the…

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Added by Laura Purt on September 6, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

LinkedIn Best Practices

LinkedIn is “the” top place for many recruiters and for many people I have met “LinkedIn” is almost equals “sourcing”. Everyone we had placed in the last year was initially contacted on LinkedIn.

We all agree on the importance of not spamming candidates and carefully reviewing their profiles before we reach out.

However, LinkedIn's nature is not fully understood by many, I think. Here's what I read on a blog post on ERE today: “Examine the resultant profile summaries…. “Red…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 5, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

3 Best Practices to Humanize Social Recruiting

Source: http://blog.gooodjob.com/2012/08/three-best-practices-to-social-recruitthe-human-way/

As social media continues to gain an influential hold within our everyday lives, more and more corporate recruiters are jumping on the social recruiting bandwagon. They are signing up for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, posting jobs on their social media pages, and…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on September 5, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Awkward Placement Approach

For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…  

 

As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 5, 2012 at 1:02am — 7 Comments

What the smartest people in recruitment told me last week…

I was at the RCSA Conference in Fiji last week. As a speaker, but also as an attendee. And I took some notes, trying to capture the highlights. I share these with you today. Enjoy.

(I, of course, also said dozens of fascinating things, but today, I shine the light elsewhere). :)

Mike Walsh

  • Think New. Think Big.…
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Added by Greg Savage on September 4, 2012 at 7:40pm — 8 Comments

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