September 2013 Blog Posts (145)

Why Big Companies Are Not Good Landing Spot For All H1 Candidates?

Big companies want to hire top-notch talent by reducing cost, so they go after H1 candidates. It's good deal for those companies as they utilize low cost talent and get more work done but it is not good spot for H1 candidates. Here are some reasons.


Many companies give offer letter by stating that they will sponsor candidate’s GC. Issue is that…


Added by Bakul Brahmbhatt on September 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hertz seeking Corporate Recruiter in New Jersey & Florida

The new RecruitingBlogs job board has launched along with its newest job posting.

The Hertz Corporation needs to hire Corporate Recruiter in two locations:

The primary mission of the Corporate Recruiter role is to provide leadership in the assessment of recruitment needs, government compliance requirements, and staff supervision. Position Hertz as the employer of choice attracting the…


Added by Chris Russell on September 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!

Boolean Operators and More Updated!!


So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 9/30/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being discovered.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 30, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Hiring Expectations ...

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had some time to sit down and put some thoughts on paper. Now that I had a chance to think about it, hiring expectations seemed like a common problem recruiting professionals run into from time to time.…


Added by Paul Alfred on September 29, 2013 at 9:12am — 2 Comments

Call me a PIRATE and I'll slit your throat!

A Banker, a Doctor, and a Recruiter walk into a bar, two of them leave wanting new jobs.

Indulge me while I play a bit of make believe.  If I didn't live and breathe this business (including an occasional dream about it at night), I think I might actually enjoy reading.  Unfortunately, four score and a zillion years ago when I took the ACT's, my…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on September 27, 2013 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

Hiring Veterans Could Be the Secret to Saving the Job Market

You’d think a sudden influx of more than 100,000 jobs in the United States would make everyone happy, right? Think again.

Between 2009 and 2012, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States shot up from 98,000 to 230,000. With Chinese labor costs increasing by 15 to 20 percent a year, many American companies have elected to pack up their manufacturing operations…


Added by Jennifer Umali on September 27, 2013 at 10:16am — 3 Comments

The Most Important Job in the World

Today I dropped off Kennedy, my daughter, at Kindergarten just like I do every day.  When I was walking her to class, I was deep in thought.   Kennedy was holding my hand tightly and my 2 year old son, Trace, was in my arms.  I passed the cross-guard and said “hello” just like I do every morning.  I walked in the school doors and dropped her off in the cafeteria with…


Added by Will Thomson on September 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Cutting Hours Risky Way to Avoid Obamacare

Even with the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) delayed until 2015, companies are already looking for ways to get around the mandate. But they could find themselves in legal hot water if they adopt one of the most popular techniques - cutting employee hours.

Starting January 1, 2015, the employer mandate will require employers with 50 or more full-time or “full-time equivalent” employees to provide health coverage to its full-time…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 26, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Advantages of Recruitment and Selection Process

Recruitment and selection process is nothing but the organization's ability to source employees to improve the quality of its human capital and stand in the competition. This process is carried by the human resource management of that particular organization, where they target to people to get the best quality employees for their organization. There are many advantages of recruitment process.

Most of the employers or recruiters around the world find themselves in many roles while…


Added by Neelam Mestry on September 26, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

Sell More Without Doing More Selling – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

A while back I was asked by Donald, a CEO I advise, for my top best practice on increasing revenues generated by his sales team. I told him what I tell all my clients: the most effective way to sell more is by doing less selling. I could tell by his expression this was not the answer he expected, and he confirmed this when he asked me to explain.

His staffing and RPO company, like many organizations, was engaging buyers in a selling experience. They used a number of the traditional…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 26, 2013 at 8:31am — 1 Comment

A Student's Guide on how to Battle Exam Stress and come out Victorious!

Writing an exam is tedious enough on its own but the stress that's involved in the preparation just makes the whole situation so much worse! Wouldn't it be nice if you could walk in cool and calm, all your notes at your fingertips without a care in the world?

The Exam Stress

Everyone around is busy scribbling and you haven't got a clue about what…


Added by Simon Hopes on September 26, 2013 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

Beyond the Pale (Sourcing Beyond Linkedin)


As a sourcer, if you are only using one tool to find candidates, then you are severely limiting your possibilities. Don't get me wrong, Linkedin is a great sourcing tool, but it should be used in conjunction with many others. I listen to many corporate staffing managers talk…


Added by Mark Tortorici on September 25, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What do hiring managers want to see?

What you need to know when you're applying for jobs?

Rich Peterson said recruiters (Agency or Corporate)  surveyed spend 5 minutes or less reviewing candidate information and even more spend less than 2 minutes.

Given that you don't have much time to make a good impression, you really need to make sure the impression you make is a good one.

How to leap off the page in the first ten seconds someone looks at your resume.

Some "Basic" Tips. There are dozens…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

“Non-Traditional Recruiting Media,..." convey the corporate culture and job opportunities. Media included:

a)    “Speed Interviewing like Speed Dating”

b)    Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, other social networks

c)     “It’s a BLOG.” New Media Recruiting Tool

d)    LinkedIn. Huge and Underused for Recruiting

e)    Live Chats

f)     Purchasing Keywords

g)    Job Fairs

h)    JobsinPods

i)      Social Media

j)      Online Meetups

k)    Brazen…


Added by Richard Peterson on September 25, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Damn it feels grrrrrrr to be a recruiter

"PC Load Letter?? PC Load Letter??!!" - Michael Bolton, Initech

Ok, so it's not the most original pop culture reference, but the daily tech frustrations portrayed by Peter, Michael and Samir in the movie Office Space do seem to mirror those faced by today's recruiting professionals.

Every day, I see commentary around the notion that the HR and recruiting…


Added by Jed Hamilton on September 25, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Madonna’s Decades Of Success & Her Career Plan

Madonna’s Decades Of Success & Her Career Plan


Added by sheila Greco on September 25, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mistakes Will Kill You

Redundant systems and a co-pilot who can take over if the pilot suddenly becomes ill have made commercial flight safe and efficient. Long-haul flights even carry a second crew, ensuring there are enough qualified people to do the job of flying no matter what occurs. Sports teams also have redundant people as they plan for inevitable injuries and fatigue by having a second and even third string of players ready to take the field at a moment’s notice.

These types of redundancies are…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 25, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments

Castrating Competitiveness

A couple of decades ago, our society began to do something that I believe has reshaped our kids and caused unintended consequences in the way they interact with others, evaluate their own self-worth, and engage themselves in business. It's when we started making sure every child received a trophy, or a medal, or a certificate at the end of a season - regardless of that…


Added by Doug Douglas on September 25, 2013 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

A Lesson in Lessons

Find the best technology so that you can teach and learn in the fastest most efficient way, but don't just start and stop with good tech. There is a human side to this equation. Even the best training management software is better when management knows how to lead their team through it. An article recently featured on Inc. gives us some great tips on how to teach anyone…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

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…


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

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