October 2010 Blog Posts (172)

This week has been a while wind of activity and it’s only Wednesday.

Hello Everyone ~

Yesterday Dawn owner of Trans-logic, Heather of Ranstad, Doreen of WWWworks, Tracy, owner of The Job Route; Brian, owner of Campbell Morden and I took time out of our busy schedules to attend…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on October 27, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

"The Eagle Scout Kid" part 2

So here's the story. Last week I met a candidate who really impressed me - not only with his day-to-day skill set but with the person he is. He's an Eagle Scout, does mission trips (5 of them so far), sings TO ENTERTAIN THE OLD FOLKS at retirement homes, has coached Special Olympics and more.

I posted a blog about this young man here and was quite surprised by the discussion that… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on October 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

Still looking for a Halloween costume? Try being a candidate!

It’s that time of year: Halloween! Time to dress up and pretend to be someone else for the day. A perfect time to have your recruiters to try on a costume they haven’t done in a while: Being a candidate to your company!

When was the last time that you actually went through your recruiting process from soup to nuts from a candidate’s point of view? I hope the answer is every month or quarter. But if you…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 27, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Phishing for Desperate Jobseekers

The recent closure of SpamIt.com in Russia has successfully reduced global spam by 20% over the past few days. It's bad enough that spammers are shilling ED drugs - as if sexual potency were the solution to the world's ills - but I've recently seen an uptick in jobseeker spam. This is simply insidious and unconscionable because the senders…


Added by Steve Levy on October 27, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Bond Buys VCG –Facts, Opinions and a Little History

by John Long

OMG! As most everyone in the staffing industry heard on Thursday, October 21, 2010, Bond Adapt out of the U.K. acquired VCG out of Atlanta. For the staffing industry here in the U.S., this is the biggest Staffing Software M&A news in years. In…


Added by Angela Pitts on October 27, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments

How To Hire A Developer (Episode 1)

Recently I sat down with William Wechtenhiser (formerly CTO of SonicBids, VP of Engineering at Goldman Sachs and Zoom Info most recently) to…


Added by Timothy Yandel on October 27, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Seven Overlooked Roles to Recruit for Now

Demand is increasing for seven positions that many staffing and recruiting firms often overlook. Within the next three months, demand will outpace supply and companies will be open to help in filling these roles on a temporary, contract, or full-time basis.

Law Clerks – 609.9% (increase in demand compared to last year at this time)

Forensic Science Technicians – 211.0%

Patternmakers (Metal and Plastic) – 693.8%

Petroleum Engineers – 85.1% Sales Engineers… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Let’s have a toast for the douche bags. Let’s have a toast for the recruiters

I messed up. I'm a douche bag. I'm an asshole. I'm a recruiter.

***Before going any further, I should mention that you MIGHT want to be familiar with Kanye Wests' "Runaway" to understand the pop culture reference. Click here…

Added by Rich DeMatteo on October 27, 2010 at 11:05am — 45 Comments

Things worth doing are worth doing now.

I heard that if you have a goal, you should never say that you're going to start it sometime in the future. Don't say, "I'll start that tomorrow morning" or "I'll do that after ____" because it creates a sense of non-urgency in your subconscious. If you can put it off for awhile, why bother doing it at all? If you want to achieve something, fully commit by taking the first step RIGHT NOW.

Nearly every HR and recruiting conference has a session about "The Future of Recruiting." What… Continue

Added by Jessica Nicholas on October 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Engaging the Passive Candidate

Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog.

As we all know, a significant portion of candidates viewing your available jobs will not fully commit to applying – even if they are at least somewhat interested. It could just be that some people aren’t in a

position to make a major career decision whether it’s because they don’t feel qualified yet or…


Added by Tim Martinez on October 26, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Metrics based goals- made simple- what you really need!!

Metrics based goals- made simple- what you really need!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on October 26, 2010 at 6:19pm — 7 Comments

Good Cop or Bad Cop?

What kind of role do you assume are you when interviewing prospective employees for a job? I don’t mean Hiring Manager, Recruiter, HR, or Peer. Are candidates treated as a guest or as a specimen under the microscope?

Is the interview a pleasure for the candidate or uncomfortable?

I have seen the both extremes when companies host interviews. Some roll out the red carpet and try to put the best foot forward according to an established employee brand. Some use the interview… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on October 26, 2010 at 6:10pm — No Comments

What Recruiting Channels should I use?

We receive a lot of questions from employers asking us essentially the same thing, “what recruiting channels should I use?” The answer to this question is always “It Depends.” It depends on the job position, it depends on your company’s employer brand, it depends on the resources you have on your recruiting team, it depends on how much recruiting budget you have, etc. We listen to their situation and then provide recommendations.…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 26, 2010 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

What Can You Learn From A Terrorist? [Part 2 of 4: Navarro]

After hearing Joe Navarro speak and then reading his book What Every Body is Saying, I decided to seek him out to ask him some pointed questions about what he has learned about non-verbal communication…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on October 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Recruiter Success Cycle

When you think about the full cycle of a job placement, you should have 5 main concerns. Without them, long term success in unachievable. This is true for third-party recruiters (fee based), corporate recruiters (HR based) and for educational career services professionals (placing graduating students).…


Added by Diane Skullr on October 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

If You Achieve HROE Will You Be a HERO?

In a recent study that was part survey, part focus group, IBM researchers surveyed 707 HR leaders of companies of all sizes around the world; 600 of them were interviewed face-to-face. According to IBM’s senior VP for HR, J. Randall MacDonald, “HR leaders expect their businesses to remain focused on two equally important goals during the next three years — the need to drive growth yet, at the same…


Added by Nick Tubach on October 26, 2010 at 1:19pm — 7 Comments

Common Prospecting Mistakes

Recognizing these mistakes are the first step in avoiding them and prospecting to our potential.


Added by Matt Plotkin on October 26, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

What works in job boards

It’s fun bashing job boards (ok, it’s fun bashing…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 26, 2010 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

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