Featured Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (42)

Why Do Recruiters Spam Candidates?

Allison Kruse wrote a thoughtful article on the issue of excessive amounts of email being sent by recruiters.  I do applaud her concern and think that she has a good point.  

At the same time, I wonder how many placements she has made in the realm of technical search, where there are sometimes extremely few candidates that can perform a certain job, and a huge number…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on September 20, 2016 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Seven Great Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit

As most human resource managers know, culture is everything when hiring.  Even the most talented employees will fail to contribute if they are not a good cultural fit.

Unfortunately, culture is a hard thing to put a finger on.  Unlike other skills that can be measured in dollars, years, etc., culture is both…


Added by William Zimmerman on September 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How to Hire Professionals that Have a Higher Level of Knowledge than You

Sometimes, your business evolves faster than you would have ever expected it to and starts to leave you behind when it comes to the knowledge and time you need to manage it. New technologies appear out of the blue, across the world someone finds more efficient ways of doing the same thing you are and your customers seem to be getting bored of what you have to…


Added by Amanda Wilks on September 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Top Tweets of the #SourcingChat - Challenges for Recruiters in the Technology Age

There are several Industries with challenges and the Talent acquisition Industry is no exception. When it comes to the growth of a business it is absolutely essential to have Talents that have the desired calibre. And that begins from the Talent Acquisition department.

We’re all familiar with the challenges that we face as Talent Acquisitionist’s but let’s…


Added by Sourcing Adda on September 16, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Getting Past the Gate-Keeper Old Skool

When you start a career as a headhunter nobody knows who you are, they don’t know your offerings, you are staring from ground zero and believe me it’s a marathon not a sprint. It’s almost like a Doctor, Dentist, Lawyer, Financial Planner etc you are staring a practice from scratch.

I’m a 360 degree recruiter meaning I work both sides of the desk. I do…


Added by Maurice Robertson on September 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

3 Employer Branding Questions to Help You Attract and Retain Technical Staff

Employee retention is becoming a major problem for modern companies.

In June 2016, the ‘quit rate’ of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs reached 2.1%. If this continues, just over a quarter of private employees will have quit…


Added by Sam Diamond on September 14, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments


You've found the perfect Job – it fits your salary requirements, puts you on the right career path, seems like an excellent place to work – but then you scroll down and read the qualification requirements only to find out you're not exactly what they're looking for. Job descriptions aren’t typically written with the specific intent of being…


Added by Recruiter Raya on September 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

9 Worst Interview Mistakes

Interviewing is a science. Very few candidates naturally feel comfortable in an interview environment; most struggle with the many do’s and don’ts of interview etiquette. The good news for candidates is that a little study and careful preparation can make the difference between public humiliation and getting the job. Here’s nine top interview mistakes to…


Added by Bob Gallagher on September 12, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Trademarks of Toxic Teams and How to Overcome Them

Strong teams are productive, innovative, satisfied, and collaborative. Strong teams lead to low turnover and high results, making them a valuable asset in becoming a cost-efficient company. Toxic teams, however, are expensive and unproductive. They damage corporate culture, making it harder to attract great new…


Added by Steven Duque on September 12, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

The power of (asynchronous) Video-Interviewing

One of the most technological advancements when it comes to modern recruiting is the use of asynchronous video-interviews. Are you a recruiter? Are you willing to maximise efficiency in your selection processes? Then this one is for you!

Asynchronous video-interviews in HR consist on conducting a one-way direction dialogue between the candidate and the…


Added by José Sánchez Montojo on September 12, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to Poach Tech Talent the Right Way

The tech industry is infamous for talent poaching, especially of top talent. In an attempt to reduce the constant swinging door in Silicon Valley, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar signed…


Added by Steven Duque on September 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

What I Learned at the Military and Veteran Job Fair

Last Thursday I went to the Military and Veteran Job Fair at Target Field (downtown Minneapolis, MN). It was put together as a pre-event by the Medal of Honor Convention Twin Cities. The morning started with an Employer Town Hall. Two veterans who had successfully transitioned into the corporate world spoke to us about recruiting and retaining military and veterans.

Surprisingly, their focus was initially more on retaining than recruiting. They said it is…


Added by Eric Putkonen on September 8, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ant or Grasshopper?- Confessions of a Headhunter

Headhunting 100% commission sales. We only get paid for what we produce all else is just a story. Eat what we kill no kill no eat. Hunter or gatherer both respectable and needed. Landscape is littered with ex Headhunter’s you can find them everywhere in other vocations now. Guy at my local Beer Store…


Added by Maurice Robertson on September 8, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Attract and Retain Great Developers

In an innovation-driven economy, where new companies are constantly being born and a great number of those companies are centered around a software product, tech talent can be very hard to come by. Exacerbating the problem, once you’ve managed to find and hire a developer, you’re…


Added by Steven Duque on September 8, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments


Most people find that negotiating salaries is a daunting task. It can be intimidating and uncomfortable to sit down with the boss and talk money. But inaction will accomplish nothing and you may miss out on an opportunity to increase your income. With a little preparation and a can-do attitude, negotiating your salary doesn't have to be such a…


Added by Recruiter Raya on September 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Ace Recruiting by Telling Stories

According to a recent …


Added by Steven Duque on September 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Years of Experience VS Skill

So there seems to be a lot of interesting thoughts on years of experience for skills. I see things like Senior with 6+ years of experience. Okay great but just because someone has 6 years of experience versus say someone with 3 does not mean the 6 years is better. It really comes down to skills and knowledge. For example I know a person who has about…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 6, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

11 Best Productivity Tools for Recruiters

Being an effective, professional recruiter is more challenging now than ever. You are responsible for bringing the right candidates on the board and you must optimize your performance in order to bring the best you can.

To be a successful recruiter in today’s increasingly competitive market, you need to continually improve and sharpen your skills and…


Added by Rachana A Mishra on September 6, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Employee Referral Programs: Why They Matter and How to Optimize Them

One of the most effective recruiting strategies, in terms of time invested and future employee retention, is also one of the cheapest ways to hire. Employee referrals bypass high agency fees for successful introductions, while increasing employee investment and strengthening company culture. Even so, many companies underutilize the power of employee referral.…


Added by Steven Duque on September 6, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Play the Long Game to Win Top Talent

The problem with top talent is that there are fewer of them than there are open positions. Any employer would love to fill their team with the best of the best (and perhaps replace Tardy Tom while they’re at it) so when a highly skilled, highly driven candidate enters the job market, they aren’t…


Added by Steven Duque on September 1, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

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