September 2014 Blog Posts (118)

Lessons we can learn from dead people

Lesson 1 – Don’t die

This one’s a piece of piss. Somewhere close to 99.9% of us will wake up tomorrow, so the stats back-up how easy this one is.

Lesson 2 – Become famous

When people you’ve never met die and you can’t go anywhere without someone mentioning it, that normally means they’re famous.

So there’s lesson…

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Added by Mitch Sullivan on September 5, 2014 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Why Pay-For-Performance Plans Don’t Work

Doesn’t pay-for-performance just seem like a great idea?

It is simple, basic behavioral psychology, right? A dog does what you want, you give them a bone. A person does what you want, you give them $100. Or some recognition, like Employee of the Month.

But, believe it or not, there have been dozens of scientific studies and several case studies that show that…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 stATS for the Dollar Conscious HR Professionals

Making a large purchase for the company – like an ATS for example – isn’t a simple decision. A negative candidate experience can damage your company branding and, likewise, the employer brand. Considering 46% of applicants have a poor candidate experience,…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest

Millennial unemployment is higher than the rest of the out-of-work population. Of the 6.2% of the American population that is unemployed, 40% of them are Millennials.…

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Added by Julie Salerno on September 5, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

When Should You Quit your Job!

Think beyond practical boundaries and set out to fizzle. Build your own particular dreams, or another person will contract you to assemble theirs. It is never past the point where it is possible to be what you may have been. Never work only for cash or for force. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Diligent work is terrible when life is without reason. Be that as it may when you live for an option that is more prominent than yourself and the delight of your own sense of…
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Added by Avika Shah on September 5, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments

You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old

There’s something rather entertaining about retro slang and sayings. Perhaps it’s due to the over-saturation (as if it’s been raining cats and dogs or ice buckets) or overuse of the latest industry buzzwords or pure exhaustion from the endless auto-play videos of any fashionable Internet fad.

Though there are different opinions about the origin and meaning, for…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 4, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Replacing Rapportive!!

Replacing Rapportive!! 

I decided to hold of one more week before going back to the lesser sights, as I have been aqsked a lot about replacing Rapportive, so here we go. Since Rapportive stopped allowing us to validate work emails, people have been…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 4, 2014 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

Why It’s Time To Stop Underrating HR

It is time to stop underrating HR. Credit: Geralt, Pixbay

Every organization in America, no matter how big or how small, is only as strong as the people who work there. In fact, in a recent…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 4, 2014 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Is Your Recruiting Firm at the Mercy of the Economy?

As a recruiter, have you ever felt like your livelihood was at the mercy of economic whims? That you are travelling down a winding path without a map? If so, taking a look at recent statistics could provide the map you are looking for. All signs pointing to contract staffing in all economic conditions.

Forty-two percent of employers told CareerBuilder that they planned to hire contractors in 2014. If you look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs reports for the past…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on September 3, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Secret To Hiring Great People Is…

Hiring the right people is crucial to any organization’s success.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons

What’s the most critical aspect of consistently hiring great people?

It happens before the offer. Before the interview. Before the job…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Better in person: four ways a virtual interview can hinder the recruitment process

It’s an increasingly more common phenomenon to engage in a virtual job interview in today’s job market; indeed, it’s a fair assumption that many of the readers of this article will have engaged in at least one themselves. Many people have been quick to embrace this new trend, but as with many newer technologies, there’s an argument to be made that the technology still hasn’t…

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Added by Tom Chapman on September 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Digital Boom Expanding in Australia

A hunger for skilled and savvy marketeers in Oz is on the rise, thanks to a rapid growth and investment into the digital marketing world. Digital has become a priority within Australia, with established disciplines complementing emerging channels. The hub of digital marketing expertise has created a new centre for digital in the Asia Pacific…

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Added by John Brasington on September 3, 2014 at 7:46am — No Comments

How To Build A Successful Mobile Recruiting Strategy

This is not just another webinar. Consider this your mobile recruiting strategy training plan. Because let's face it - you know that when it comes to mobile recruiting your company is either just getting started or isn't ready. We get it. It’s a big step – and…

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Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Economic Benefits of Treating Job Applicants Like Humans

Treating job applicants like humans, not machines, can be a huge advantage for your company. Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Today, if we are being honest, many companies aren’t treating most job applicants like humans.

And it isn’t the fault of the companies. With the Internet connecting everyone, HR teams are receiving more…

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Added by Paul Petrone on September 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Skills the Manufacturing Industry Needs and Where to Find Them

In an article discussing how to solve the talent shortage in manufacturing, IndustryWeek said…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Training in Electrocardiogram Offers a Better Career for the Students

The leading cause of death in America every year is cardio vascular disease. Approximately 2500 Americans die every day because of the coronary vascular disease. Electrocardiograph, a small machine, can trace a person’s heart’s activity and is essential to identify any abnormalities. So, the machine is able to diagnose cardio vascular disease and save life.

The Electrocardiogram or the ECG courses are designed for students who are already in the healthcare sector or are planning to…

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Added by Daniel Smith on September 2, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

What to Look for in a Resume

If you’ve ever been part of a search committee to fill a position within your organization, you know how difficult it can be to weed through all of the applications you receive. Did you know that on average it takes a recruiter only six seconds to decide on an applicant based on their resume? While you want to hire the best candidate for the job, you can save yourself and your team a lot of time and energy by knowing what to look for in a resume.

First and foremost, it is…

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Added by Raj Sheth on September 1, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Importance of Objective Evaluation

Please note this post originally appeared on The RecruitLoop Blog.

I actually wrote this post on a plane from Australia to Singapore.

Before my flight I had a bit of time in the airport so I went for a wander through the bookstore and found myself looking at some of the latest releases ……

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Added by Paul Slezak on September 1, 2014 at 12:42am — No Comments

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