There. It’s out in the open. No foul intentions, but sometimes the truth can sting a little. There are tons of articles out there in cyber space covering employer branding with about million statistics in every one of them. Little did you know, your branding falls under the not-so-flattering category of statistics. One of the galling pieces of datum is that 29% of …Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on September 30, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments
There are best and worst practices for every business. The recruiting and HR space is no different. Candidates take note of the things you do well… and not so well. With the consistent development of new tools for the space, the hiring process is constantly under construction. The best practices change and evolve along with the technology. There are easy solutions to these poor…Continue
Experts and high-profile business leaders everywhere are telling employers “Hire people who are smarter than you are.” It makes a lot of sense, smart people are generally good at what they do, they can be an excellent resource, and your informal training ends up being pretty rock star status. However, what are the Joe Schmoes, and the Michael Scotts of the…Continue
Added by Ryan Mead on September 30, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments
When it comes down to it, our writers are our everything. Our sites wouldn't exist without the great content you submit. So this week, we've taken a moment to acknowledge two of those people, not just the words they write for us.…Continue
Added by Katrina Kibben on September 30, 2014 at 12:52pm — No Comments
When preparing your job ad do you think about your intention and strategy? Do you consider whether you want your ad to attract a broad candidate supply with relatable skills or candidates that possess very specific abilities? Do you think about words and phrases your target candidates may be searching for when looking for job openings?
The answers to these questions can determine how your job is listed. If you want your ad to attract a large candidate supply that has related skills,…Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on September 30, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments
Suppose you are determined to find someone’s email address. With the new LinkedIn InMail policy, some say, this may happen in their practice more often. The post below outlines eight top ways to…Continue
If asked to describe your company culture in five words, you’d probably come up with three extempore before pausing to reach into your mind to find the most accurate and appealing last two adjectives. The most common ways companies describe themselves (and their employees) are: talented, driven, dedicated, innovative, and ambitious. Two of those words…Continue
About a month ago, I asked job boards around the world to participate in the 2014 Aggregator Usage survey. This study asked about how job boards really use aggregators, which ones they actually use, and what their plans were for…Continue
Recently there was a thread on Facebook title “the…Continue
Jill Krasny had a good article earlier this week on Inc.com called The Awesome Power of Empathy. This of course being the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The article reminded me of when I first applied to be a search consultant at an Indianapolis MRI…Continue
So much has happened since we last chatted... one thing that hasn't changed? My love/hate relationship with my profession. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY JOB. I have the best boss, awesome co-workers, terrific clients, and I'm well…Continue
The news wires of late have been filled with stories one after another of NFL players involved in some form of domestic violence. Listening to Roger Goddell’s statement last week added to the feeling that something in this picture was missing. Like many organizations the NFL preferred their bottom line to what was morally and ethically right. Consider the reports from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the $17,000,000 they have collected in fines for a wide range of…Continue
In the past 20 years, many companies have outsourced myriad functions to vendors, partners, and professional services companies. Some of the most popular functional areas for this have included accounting and payroll functions, helpdesk, marketing, low-level software development, among many others. When these moves were made, they were often justified by the…Continue
Added by Evan Donaldson on September 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The days of having to build a website "brick by brick" (i.e., code it line by line) are long behind us. For small organizations and "single shingle" professionals in particular, who don't have in-house resources and can't afford the time or money for complex development projects, there is a wide range of website builder and hosting options available that can enable them to create or update their…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on September 24, 2014 at 8:56am — No Comments
“Competing for tech talent never gets easier, nor is it a perfect mathematical equation. Instead it’s about understanding your market, knowing what your current and prospective employees are looking for, and doing your best to create the environment that attracts the right workers to your company.” – …Continue
The way we work is steadily changing; traditional 9-5 jobs are turning to flex hours and workstations are wherever you can bring a smart device. If you aren’t already part of the flex work movement, with about 29% of full time employees having flexible work schedules, it probably won’t be long until your organization taps into this opportunity.
The short answer to the title question is yes. With the advent of startups, new businesses emerging, and technology ever-changing the classic job description is not appealing or compelling for the average job seeker today. Who wants to work at a company whose job description is from the time of typewriters?
Unless you’re a hipster who’s hoping to write on an authentic typewriter at their alternative new…Continue
Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
It's happened again - I've let the better part of a year pass since I took a look at some of the new and interesting sites and services out there. Last time it seemed…Continue
News flash –word of mouth marketing about HR isn’t so good. Most people don’t know what you do or why you do it, especially your marketing team. They have no idea just how much your jobs align. (Lucky for you, we won’t tell them if you didn’t know either).
Think about it. Your recruiting process - when it’s boiled down to its most basic elements - looks a…Continue
Added by RecruitingBlogs on September 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I have trained thousands of recruiters in my time. So I would like to think that I know what works and what doesn’t.
Recruiting is sales.
There. I said it.
Sure it’s about helping candidates get jobs; or finding the best talent for employers. But when all is said and done (and whether we like it or not) we’re all in the…Continue