September 2013 Blog Posts (153)

Contract Staffing 101: Front-Office vs. Back-Office

Part of what makes contract staffing a little intimidating to recruiters is the jargon that goes along with it. Bill rates, conversion fee, multiplier, Employer of Record . . . the list goes on and on.

One point of confusion for some recruiters who are new to contract staffing is the difference between the…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 17, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

I Hate My Job

In a recent study done by Dale Carnegie Training we learned that 26% of the national workforce is “disengaged” and 29% are “fully engaged”. That then means that about ¾ of employees are not fully engaged. When the fact remains that…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 Digital Era Truths (that still must be realized)

This post reminds readers – especially technology hold outs – of ten Digital Era truths that individuals, organizations, and communities must accept and (eventually) embrace. Other truths are welcome.

In the summer of 2011 I wrote a blog post about the vital role social and digital technologies played in the planning and execution of a road trip in the American West (…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to ‘rev-up’ your sleepy recruiters!

The market for agency recruiters is relentlessly tough right now.

Many are battling declining demand and skittish clients who are at best unreliable, and at worst…

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Added by Greg Savage on September 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

The New Survey is Here! The New Survey is Here!

 

Hey, if Navin R. Johnson can get excited about new phone books, we can surely get excited about this, can’t we?

We’re thrilled today to announce the release of the inaugural Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey, available…

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Added by Jed Hamilton on September 16, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

How Shaun T’s Insanity workout is like the recruiting industry

I have been on a health kick as of late and am proud to say that I completed Shaun T’s 60 day Insanity program (check it out here) and have now restarted month 1. Now, you may be wondering why I am mentioning my workout regime, or what this has to do with Recruiting and Career Advice. I’m mentioning…

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Added by Evelyn Amaro on September 16, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Will Facebook Replace LinkedIn?



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According to The Next Web, Facebook has started rolling out a new “Professional Skills” section to all users. This addition will be below the “Work and Education” section on profiles. When a user is adding skills, skills will be auto suggested in the same functionality as when you’re…

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Added by Cooper Whitescarver on September 16, 2013 at 12:23pm — 6 Comments

Anti-Social Recruitment

Many years ago, too many to remember clearly, I worked as a third party recruiter.  All the clichés were present and correct.  We'd "hammer" the phones, stand up to "pitch" and the paper resume was a valuable commodity.  Job seekers were putting resumes on-line and those passive candidates were found by guessing at telephone numbers and taking circuitous routes to get around secretaries and…

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Added by Matt Buckland on September 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hiring Trends for the "Most Valuable Skill of the Future"

Laurence Shatkin, a career information expert, recently correlated income and the occupations to see which skills are likely to be the most valuable in the future. With so much concern over losing jobs to off-shoring, outsourcing, and automation in the US, …

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Added by Abby Lombardi on September 16, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Throw ‘em into the Lion’s Den or Coddle Them?

The age-old debate about onboarding new or newly transitioned employees. Is the sink or swim method best, or should you hold their hand through the learning process? We aren’t all natural-born leaders and we don’t always know which…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 16, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Yesterday’s Methods Keep You Stuck in Yesterday

The major airlines and many other types of companies have a problem in common—both want to be more competitive, yet, perpetuate the very business practices that keep them stuck in coach class. Southwest Airlines, on the other hand, is the perfect case study of the positive impact of new and improved best practices that have won the hearts and minds of many…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do employers need to to adapt to meet the needs of Gen Y? (Or should Gen Y adapt to meets the needs of the employer?)

When I was growing up as something of a surly youth way back when, I had my own idea of what I wanted and what the world owed me. But, I soon found out that in order to get on in life, and in work, you need a degree of flexibility rather than a set of immovable expectations around which employers need to lightly tread. The difference is of course, back then we…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on September 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Three tips for recruiting in the Middle East

The Middle East is becoming an increasingly attractive region in which to live and work in the eyes of jobseekers. In addition, some of the world's leading brands are setting up shop in the area, making the Middle East a veritable hive of recruitment and employment. As a result, more and more jobseekers fed up with the domestic job market are packing up and…

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Added by James Lee on September 16, 2013 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

The Death of Blogging

Blogging.  Like all things, it will eventually die.  Not totally, but we are witnessing the beginning of it right now.  Why?  People are growing tired of reading articles from so called “experts” who really have no credentials. 

We are beginning to see way too many people attempt to write when they have absolutely no business writing.  There ARE great bloggers out…

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Added by Will Thomson on September 15, 2013 at 5:00pm — 33 Comments

How To Be a Successful Job Candidate

Rich Peterson's Lessons from the Political Campaign Trail

Think your job search is challenging? How would you like to go on 100 interviews a month as other candidates try to discredit you and the media stands ready to report (and continually replay) any mistake or failing to a laughing public?

Next to running for office, a job search is a…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Behavioral Interviews Asked of Candidates

Rich Peterson asserts behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Seven Great Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

Rich Peterson feels, "It's Now Your Turn."



After they hold you to the fire, here are 7 questions to ask them. Some of them about the company and some about you.



Do some research if you are going for an interview. Read the job description and requirements carefully. Browse the web site to see how the organization presents itself. Search…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Most Popular Behavioral Interview Questions

 Rich Peterson believes behavioral based interview questions are the most popular and overused among recruiters.

The purpose of behavioral questions is to identify how a potential new employee would act in future situations. Behavioral questions are always open ended, leaving the interviewee to fill in the blanks. To answer these questions:

1.) Identify an experience

2.) Describe the situation

3.) Describe the task presented

4.) The…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

What is Recruitment

Recruitment refers to the process of attracting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job.

For some components of the recruitment process, mid- and large-size organizations often retain professional recruiters or outsource some of the process to recruitment agencies.

Rich Peterson says the recruitment industry has 4 main types of…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Behavioral Interview Questions

Searching for a Job and getting nailed on Behavioral Based Interview Questions?

Rich Peterson maintains It happens every day.

Behavioral based interviewing is interviewing based on discovering how you performed in specific employment-related situations. How you behaved in the past will predict how you will behave in the future. Basically, past performance predicts future…

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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