September 2013 Blog Posts (153)

Recruiting Metrics and Its Importance

Rich Peterson insists recruiting metrics are important.

The quantity of recruiter activity and quality of hires produced by a recruiting team are important figures to understand. Metrics can be used to judge recruiter performance, gauge the quality of employment brand, and develop effective and cost-efficient recruitment marketing.



However, when is all this data too much? When do you move from a smart strategy of examining the recruitment data generated by your team to an…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Flexibility Factor - How it Can Make or Break Your Placements

Nearly a year ago, we reported on a Mom Corps survey that found that 45% of workers would take a pay cut to get flexibility. This year's Mom Corps survey shows that the importance of workplace flexibility continues to increase.

Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing firm, again found that flexibility is so important that…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Don't read this. (...unless you LOVE money.)

Get out of my way!  I'm insane in the morning.   Once my silly iPhone alarm goes off, all it takes is the tiny, little thought of firing up my Kuerig and rocking a 20 ounce coffee to get me flying. 

Mere moments into the new day, I'm already thinking and planning my morning activities at work.  Momentum in my mind builds as I travel mentally through to-do's with…

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Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on September 24, 2013 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

4 Big Barriers to Social Media Adoption: Key Research Findings

The results of a unique and ground-breaking research study (n=644+) indicate four main barriers to increased adoption of social technologies in organizations: lack of knowledge and understanding, unprepared leadership, fear, and the absence of a well-grounded business case. This post highlights those findings and offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers. It also…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 24, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

The Sourcing/Recruiting Mesh



If you’re in this industry you’ve probably been asked a dozen times what the difference is between a sourcer and a recruiter. If you’re like me, and have been in this…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New e-book on hiring for corporates launched - feedback wanted.

Hi all,

We will shortly be launching a small e-book on recruitment, a kind of guide to hiring for corporates and before we officially release it to our clients we wanted to open it up to anyone to review and critique.

You can view it here.

Feel free to add any content/comments below.

thanks from iKrut.com

Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on September 24, 2013 at 5:19am — No Comments

Employer Branding /Employee Value Propositioning

Richard N. PETERSON firmly believes….

There is No Truth. Just Perception.

Branding is also a major objective in implementing outreach and recruitment programs.

I am intimately involved in Employer Branding and Employee Value Propositioning.

Rich Peterson always stated that, "Your employer brand is who you are, and how employees inside -- and candidates outside -- view your agency."

It can't…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 24, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Background Checks Can Be Dicey!

If employers act unilaterally to exclude all job applicants who have criminal records from jobs, then Rich Peterson concludes they run the risk of setting themselves up to charges of race discrimination and other allegations.

Employers can’t turn away potential employees simply because of a long-ago conviction that is unrelated to a job for which they are applying. i.e., DWI charges and the candidate is applying to be a store cashier. Employers cannot dismiss candidates based on…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Social Media Transitions From Supplemental To Fundamental

Social media is obviously not a new concept. A Jobvite infograph posted by website Intricate states that 92% of employers currently use some form of social media as part of their recruitment strategy. Companies are utilizing social media to communicate with their employees, gain referrals for recruitment purposes and increase employee engagement. You probably use …

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Social Media In The Workplace: Facebook

 

Facebook! What did we do with all of our free time before there was Facebook? As popular as ever, a whopping 901 million users now have accounts on the social networking site. As a business, where can you find a larger pool of candidates or a way to reach more customers simultaneously?Nowhere.

For some, Facebook has become second priority next to breathing. With more members than any other social networking site, users…

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Wasted Email…Not really!!

Wasted Email…Not really!!
How many times have you sent an email to connect with a candidate, only to get a no thanks. Answer is a lot, the bigger question is what was the messaging you emailed that made you get nothing but…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 23, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Cultivating abundant Mentality

In today world we expect that we need to have everything in abundance, when we hope for this, it is natural that we have to have an elaborate thinking and have to accept things in a positive way, for making this possible we have to have to cultivate abundant mentality within ourselves. A mentality that is confined and limited will take you nowhere but only to a place of frustration, ego and…

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Added by Neelam Mestry on September 23, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

The Madness Behind Recruiting

The Madness Behind Recruiting
Caution all would be candidates! When approached by some LinkedIn.com HR members pretending to recruit you.  Be advised that they are not recruiting but…
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Added by Raoul Q on September 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Practical and Personal Ways to Increase Workplace Productivity

Do you ever look at that friend of yours who has accomplished more before noon than you got done all week, and after loathing them, wonder how they do it? We’re all given the same amount of hours in a day and we all need to sleep, so what…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Do I Need a Contractor or an Employee?

The differences between independent contractors and employees can be subtle and hard to distinguish, but it’s important to know the difference in order to safeguard the company and avoid costly legal issues. Having a basic understanding of the differences can help employers determine what the best…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Define Your Hiring Needs

If your company is growing, you've likely encountered problems finding the talent you need, especially if that talent is technical in nature. You've also probably spent lots of $$$ on recruiting agencies and maybe even an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) provider. And you're probably still unhappy with the quality of candidates you've received. If you're ready to take talent acquisition into your own hands, reduce costs and turnover, increase hiring speed and quality of hire, here are…

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Added by Steve Myers on September 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

It is All Spock's Fault

I was talking with a neighbor the other day who informed me that the basis of the problems facing the nation and businesses was the spouting of Dr.Benjamin Spock. (Sorry you Sci-Fi geeks in the audience thought I meant Spock from the Star Trek series didn’t you!!) My neighbor’s contention was that those children brought up under the influence of Dr Spock have become self-serving individuals with little care for others.

He may have a grain of truth in that some of us raised our…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 23, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

LinkedIn: Sponsored Jobs Get More Visibility...Front and Center on the LinkedIn feed on the member homepage

What are your thoughts on this?

Over 30 percent of members who view jobs on LinkedIn come from mobile, and Sponsored Jobs will now appear in one of the most engaging spots in…

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Added by Ryan Leary on September 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are Recruiters Missing the Train of Change?

You don’t have to be in the Talent Acquisition space to know the canvas of recruitment is evolving faster than most other professions.   The tools and resources available to network, identify talent, grow networks and manage referrals are tremendously effective and readily available.  If you have had your business savvy hat on while enjoying a latte watching the stock market ticker, you will see that LinkedIn has been leading the way among the social media stocks. Their future looks bright…

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Added by Mark A. Leon on September 23, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Your LinkedIn Profile May Say More About You Than You'd Intended...

Despite the fact that the world and their dog now has a LinkedIn profile, too many members are careless about what they write - and what they don't write!

I covered much of this stuff some while go, but LinkedIn and it's members…

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Added by Martin Ellis on September 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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