September 2013 Blog Posts (153)

Lying Is Losing

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Image: False Kiva by John Fowler (CC BY-2.0)

Whether you’re recruiting…

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Added by Cooper Whitescarver on September 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Daily Checklist to Contentment

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Contentment is a funny thing. Some may see it as reaching a point where you don't push yourself any further and accepting the status quo. Others see it as the ultimate objective of their life. We all, at some level, have that whole "grass is greener over there" thought cross our minds, or "if I only had this, then I'd be happy." Some spend their entire lives trying everything imaginable to find…

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Added by Doug Douglas on September 9, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

It’s Always About the Candidate

Some would say we are currently in a candidate driven market. While true, it’s always a candidate driven market. The perceived shift from a buyers’ market to a job seekers’ market is a myth often spoken of in the staffing and recruiting business. Even the very best of firms won’t fill every job, yet, they can find assignments or jobs for quality candidates regardless of market conditions. Candidate acquisition and retention always rules the day.

While building a strong…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 9, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

The Social Media ROI Challenge: Are We Making Progress?

(August 28, 2013) This post addresses the social media ROI (return on investment) question, focusing in particular on whether we're making progress in terms of the challenges put forth by organizational leaders and other experienced professionals who have been resisting increased digital engagement. Playing off the ROI acronym, it provides alternatives for interpreting the ROI argument. It then…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 9, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Referral programs – an asset to any company

Referrals have become increasingly popular amongst recruiters to determine the right candidates for vacancies and one of the main reasons for that is the fact that people are more connected than ever before with new technologies so, recommending a friend or family member for a job has become an extremely easy…

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Added by Irina Nagy on September 9, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments

Shouldn't Deprived candidates be allowed to legibily allowed to pay heed,attention to needs

given the context how would you treat sexual harassment ?? ... motives ...behind ..motives?

Added by Ravi on September 9, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Top College Classes That Can Help Elevate Your Job Search

The competition for an entry-level job is stiffer than ever, particularly for the best-paying careers on the market. While having a college degree can boost your marketability over someone without any higher education, the advantage isn't as high as it once was.

Taking a variety of courses during your college years can elevate your job search, making you more appealing to a potential employer. If you didn't…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on September 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Maternity Leave: What's Standard Practice?

The benefits package a company offers can make or break a candidate's decision to work there. When it comes to maternity leave, a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant or already is will typically consider the leave offering as a major factor in whether or not she takes the job.

So what is the standard practice for what an employer is required to offer for maternity leave? Here, we'll review both federal and state requirements.



Make sure you are…

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Added by Cara Aley on September 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Flunking the Test: Demystifying Pre-Employment Testing



Originaly posted on ere.net by …
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Added by Jackye on September 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Twerking with Obama

In a lesson to be careful what you say and understand the meaning of what you say, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was at a luncheon with a few hundred non-profit volunteers when he expressed how much he enjoys "twerking but only does it with close friends and 'every now and then with President Obama.'"

*Twerking is that thing that Miley Cyrus did on the VMA's that…

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Added by Doug Douglas on September 6, 2013 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

I Own You!

In the recruiting world, you commonly find two recruiting structure models...recruiters own the requisitions, or recruiters own the candidates. Although it won't be hard for you to identify which side of the equation I fall on, let me go ahead and take the suspense out of it for you. I prefer the recruiters own the requisition side.  Perhaps it's because that is how I was…

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Added by Doug Douglas on September 6, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

The Secret Sauce - Influence

Influence is the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behaviors, opinions, etc. of others.

It's a very powerful thing, and the driving factor between success and failure, not just in business, but also in life. Klout seems to think they have a way of measuring someone's influence by the…

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Added by Doug Douglas on September 6, 2013 at 11:20am — 7 Comments

Job Interviewers - How to avoid looking stupid

You interview lots of people every day. The candidates are keen to get the job you have within your gift. They get nervous, and you're just doing your day job. It's dead easy to get cocky and think you know it all. You start to get a little too clever. You think you can read something into every gesture,…

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Added by Martin Ellis on September 6, 2013 at 9:53am — 26 Comments

Pointers for Placing Recent Graduates in the Ideal Job

For most recent graduates, the prospect of looking for a job is daunting. Recruiters can help provide great guidance when it comes to determining which career path a graduate will set out on.

Here, we provide some pointers on placing recent graduates in a job they will see as ideal.



An entry-level sales position will teach a candidate a world of knowledge, and looks great on a resume as a first job.

First thing's first - have an intake…

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Added by Cara Aley on September 5, 2013 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Recruiting Challenges - Hiring Developers Pt 2

Hiring developers is a whole chapter and probably the largest chapter from a recruiting perspective. I’m going to break it down into parts and at least start covering some base points to which you can start from.

1) sourcing developers – Sourcing techniques; internet, database, meetup sites, meetups/hackathons , social media – including linkedin recruiter, company website, from job postings

2) Job descriptions – what and what not to put

3) recruiting developers – hiring…

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Added by Ruby Bhattacharya on September 5, 2013 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

Easy Fixes For Attracting Better Applicants

Did you know you might be missing qualified applicants on your jobs page? Companies can sometimes unintentionally place barriers on their jobs page that inhibit candidates from applying.

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Added by Cooper Whitescarver on September 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Does Selling Lack Common Sense? – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Why did the man in business attire suddenly drop his pants in the middle of the “B” Concourse at Atlanta’s international airport? That’s a question many of us in the terminal were pondering yesterday. I decided not to stick around to see the outcome of his odd choice as there are some things I just don’t need to see. And this was one of them.

Most of us avoid…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 5, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments

Wordle Tips for Rookies: Why, Where, What and How

Wordle is a great – and free! – resource for creating word clouds. In recruiting in particular, it's a great tool for assessing job postings and other descriptive information. This post offers a primer for organizations and individual professionals in particular that addresses Why, Where, What, and How and shares specific Wordle tips. Additional tips, examples and applications are…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why graduates should consider manufacturing and logistics

Once the gown has gone back to the shop, the champagne has been popped, and the ceremony is over, it's inevitable to think 'what next?' Graduating can be a daunting experience, with individuals finding themselves suddenly expected to leave the comfort of education and find a steady job in the big wide world. Negative stories about the economy don't help, but graduation is a time for excitement about possibilities - not worry. Individuals who graduate with a…

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Added by Simon Hopes on September 5, 2013 at 4:34am — No Comments

Is the contingent recruiting model broken?

Well nothing like asking a leading question is there?  The short answer is 'No, but . . .

Recruitment is not a complex process.  The client is looking for talent.  The recruiter finds it.  Simple.  The problem is that that simple relationship is always in a state of flux depending on market conditions.  In highly candidate driven markets the contingent method works well for the good recruiter.  The good recruiter can find the candidates the…

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Added by Dyll Davies on September 5, 2013 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

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