Experience is always important for a recruiter but this does not mean the highly experienced recruiter cannot make mistakes. In fact, some make more mistakes simply because they do not evolve to the changing business world. Recruiters need to get the job done right or the business is not going to hire the very best talent available. This can so easily lead to huge problems and it is the company that suffers. If you are an experienced recruiter, be sure that you do not make the following…Continue
Oddly enough it’s common for recruiters who progress beyond running a desk to stop using KPI’s. It’s the same for a lot of SME business Owner / Managers who not only don’t KPI themselves, they don’t even track the businesses progress beyond placed and invoiced figures. This is easily done in the early days of growing your business, as the owner makes the gradual transition from running a desk to running the business, but remember “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” and if you aren’t…Continue
Added by Rhys Jones on September 29, 2017 at 4:46am — No Comments
How Employers Sabotage Themselves
The Application Phase
(Part 2 of 3)
The Talent Board (the non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a…Continue
For better or worse, the UK has different attitudes to its regional accents. What are these attitudes, and what impact do they have on employment? Facilities management company DCS Multiserve has provided us with this research…
Research has shown that a strong accent can affect how employable a person is – and how they are treated at work.
Eight in 10 employers admit to making…Continue
Today’s search landscape has solved how we discover the data; now the question becomes, how do we make sense of it all?
The modern day hiring process is chock full of immediate and quantitative search results full of robust background information and experience across the world wide web. Companies such as LinkedIn and software like Bullhorn has mastered the ‘search result’ – giving recruiters innovative new tools to source relevant candidates for open requisitions. But…Continue
Let me put my foot in my mouth for a minute and just state the obvious. Staffing agencies suck! An awful lot of them ...and they are driving corporates and other agencies away!
A friend recently told me that her feed is replete with business owners and corporate managers venting their frustration about dodging sales calls day after day.…Continue
It’s a Monday morning. You enter the office hastily, grab a quick cup of coffee and then rush to your seat, contemplating on the huge stack of work that…Continue
Do you use LinkedIn Recruiter? Read on.
Given the UI design for advanced people search dialog in LinkedIn Recruiter (that I would call user-unfriendly), there couldn't possibly be a clean resolution for the vague "companies or boolean" field:
Indeed, if there is one word entered, which is a company name (like Apple), will it be looking for employees of that particular company (Apple) or for people from all the companies with this…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 25, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments
As I listen to the Internet scuttlebutt I have cause to stop and consider whether the HR profession, as we know it , is thriving or either dying or has already died. I have a fellow consultant who told me that the reason why I am not getting the interest in some of my programs is because the majority of HR people are ignorant. Others tell me that we, as a profession, have no fathom how to respond to the demands and needs of the C-Suite. So, what is the dilemma here?
To answer that…Continue
It is important to learn about employment opportunities, and career predictions in the field one is interested to pursue in a higher education at an institution of one choice. One should understand the areas that have many job openings across the world. Also, one should choose a career that handsomely pays for skills,…Continue
Building a strong team is high-on-the-priority list for almost all the companies, whether it is a small, medium or a…Continue
As most of you know Sourcecon Fall 2017 is coming in Austin, Tx on September March 25-27. The theme “Real People. Real Sorucing. Back to Reality.” I am involved in numerous events and such and hope to see everyone there. This years Sourcecon is going to be different…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on September 19, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Human Resource departments review Disaster Recovery Plans and consider electronic employee files.
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, companies are taking a closer look at their file management processes. The Human Resources office is one spot…Continue
Added by Dan Orso on September 19, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
One of the easiest, and best ways to increase your business’s revenue and profitability is to sell more services to your existing clients. Cross-selling and up-selling.
Of all the business issues I discuss with my clients, the one that comes up over and over again as a real opportunity area is cross-selling. In fact, I’m yet…Continue
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Ah, the ‘Work for Us’ page! Filled with potential, overflowing with creative opportunity and brimming with the chance to build your brand’s reputation…or is it? We are still often presented with mundane, uninspiring careers pages that provide…
How Employers Sabotage Themselves
The Attraction Phase
(Part 1 of 3)
The Talent Board ( the non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience) and Maury Hanigan, CEO of SparcStart, joined forces for…Continue
“This is on behalf of Happy Company. Thanks for applying for the job. We've got some quick questions for you. Are you ready?”
“Thanks for your time. We'll get back to you…Continue
Let’s face it: the global talent shortage is not a fad: it’s the new norm, making the skills of agency, contract and internal recruiters more valuable every day.
These are exciting times for the recruitment industry. The exponential development of intelligent recruitment technology, a rapidly changing business landscape, and the pressure…Continue
Browsing Twitter one day I came across a pretty senior level role for a prominent UK organisation. Nothing unusual there. But, upon reading through the job advertisement it soon became apparent that no thought whatsoever had gone into its make-up. Indeed, this job post was over 200 lines long and consisted purely of dull cut and pasted, bullet-pointed content lifted straight…Continue
Among the many buzzwords circulating throughout the recruiting and staffing industry, none perhaps is said with more trepidation and contempt than millennials. The term for many a hiring manager and seasoned recruiter conjures images of some bearded hipster who wants to bring his two dogs and papoose-bound newborn to work. And while that image may not always…Continue