October 2010 Blog Posts (172)

Social Media Within A Recruiting Strategy

David Als, Talent Attraction Strategist at Human Capital Management Solutions, reached out to me to talk briefly about the challenges of integrating Social Media into a recruitment strategy. It was terrific to be able to touch base with David before the upcoming…


Added by RecruiterGuy on October 30, 2010 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Your Intuition – Don’t Let It Be a Hiring OBSTACLE

Many CEOs claim to have exceptional intuition about hiring for their executive team. “I know in my gut if someone will be a fit,” they say. Much like the stories of gamblers, who will brag about their winnings (but not tell you about their losses), you only hear about the successful hires.

Too many executive candidates today are good salespeople. They know how to create a good first impression, and hit the CEO directly in the gut with their personality, and win the job offer. A smart… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on October 29, 2010 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Generosity – That’s your Currency!

Lately, I’ve been planning 2011. One of the things I have decided to do is more marketing and branding. Today, that typically means having a social media presence and blogging. This is my 4th straight week writing, which is pretty good since I have blogged about once every 3 months for the previous three years. Then I wonder why I have no followers. At first I had no idea what to write about this week, then after a rather positive networking call I was writing a thank you email to the person… Continue

Added by David Jacks on October 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 10.23.10 to 10.29.10

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week we’ll be talking about ways to develop great HR metrics, candidate experience, Facebook for Recruiting, Internet marketers going into Recruiting Software and decreases in unemployment.

Here are the articles our that interested us…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 29, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Why Haven’t QR Codes Caught on in Recruiting?

I love my smart phone. Obsessed with it. It does things that I never would have thought were possible. I was blown away by playing Snake on my old Nokia in high school. Now you’re saying my phone can scan QR barcodes from billboards, computer screens, etc., and it will take me to a website, dial a phone number, or even send an email? Quite the progression from… Continue

Added by Jeremy Fanning on October 29, 2010 at 9:42am — No Comments

Statistics Support Retiree Re-Staffing Trend

There is yet more evidence that American workers are putting off retirement, courtesy of a new retirement survey reported on in USA Today.

According to the survey conducted by Sun Life…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Added by Scott Wintrip on October 29, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Think you have reference checking problems? Watch this video

Think reference checking is a waste of time? Watch this hilarious video. (And then call for a demo of ChequedReference… Continue

Added by Greg Moran - Chequed.com on October 28, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

A crazy little thing called Social Media

With the recent release of the movie, “The Social Network” there’s been buzz about Facebook and social media in general. There’s also been a lot of talk in the recruiting community about the use of social media; its pros, cons and inherent value. Some recruiting professionals find it to be the golden ticket. I read stories and see YouTube videos showing how they’ve mined, aggregated, aggravated, X-rayed,…


Added by Maria DiLisio on October 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

2010 Best Recruiters announced

During each of the 2010 Cleared Job Fairs, participating security cleared job seekers were given the opportunity to vote for the nation’s top recruiting experience from a pool of employers seeking professionals with active security clearances.

Over 5,000 job seekers in the security cleared marketplace have since selected more than 120 recruiters from government agencies and defense and intelligence government…


Added by Kathleen Smith on October 28, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

How can growing business relationships relate to growing a vegetable garden?

I know, goofy question! Having been an Executive Chef for the past 20 years and now working @ Simply Hired handling small business sales, I thought this would be a fun way to help open up some dialogue and get to know a few people.

How would you relate building business relationships to growing a vegetable garden?

On another note, anybody interesed in posting a job on Simply Hired and saving 20%, please click on the link…


Added by Elliott on October 28, 2010 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

Frights, Spooks and Scares this Recruiting season!

Halloween weekend is coming up and let’s admit that everyone likes a good scare. Encountering the unexpected is both thrilling and frightening at the same time but it’s how you react to these encounters that determines how much you enjoy it. Laughing about your momentary lapse in composure is usually the best reaction because lets face it, no-one wants to be the crying child who is a buzz-kill to what should be fun time.…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 28, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

What happened to the follow up?

Any unemployed Recruiters out there who are as annoyed as I am with what you see happening out there? I realize that companies have scaled back. For some firms, to be able to have a Recruiter at all, they have had to hire junior level recruiters who are cheaper. You get what you pay for! But now these junior people are in charge of finding talent. However, these so called…


Added by Becki Dunaway on October 28, 2010 at 2:11pm — No Comments

4 tips for using job boards

There seems to be a slew of articles this week about job boards so I thought I'd add something to the conversation.

Having run job boards for several years, I have learned a few things about maximizing your ROI when it comes to posting jobs.

Employers need job sites to promote their openings, and that will never change. Employers aren't good at marketing, job boards are.

So what can you do to make your…

Added by Chris Russell on October 28, 2010 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment


“I know someone who’s looking for a job” says a friend of a jobseeker.

“I can’t use them” replies the headhunter.

I was listening to this conversation between 2 people on the train ride in to work recently.

“Most of the unemployed are unemployable. They’re not technologically current, and they look deplorable” the conversation continued.

I didn’t throw my 2 cents in to this conversation, because if I had – I would have been arrested for creating a disturbance.… Continue

Added by Helen Rosen on October 28, 2010 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Loyalty: It isn’t just for sports teams anymore

Don't give up on corporate loyalty just yet. It is still strong, even during unprecedented times.

If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow.

I'd be at the bottom to catch them when…

Added by Mark A. Leon on October 28, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Want to be a guest on The Recruiting Animal Show?

Hi everyone. Recruiting Animal here.

I'm looking for recruiters who want to be guests on The Recruiting Animal Show.

It's a one-hour business interview. It's informative and entertaining - but it's not for everyone.

1. The guest sits in the hot-seat

2. Sometimes, there's a lot of yelling

3. It's an open-line show and the callers can be very blunt

Inotherwords, you have to be a hardy soul to want to come on. You can't be someone who's going to… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

How do you explain Linkedin to people who never heard of it (yes they do exsist) all in one sentence please.

Client: No I never heard of Linkedin – What is it exactly? How do you spell that?…


Added by Amos on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 23 Comments

The New 36

First things first – I am not taking any credit for the information provided below or details – this information was provided by Rick Spence, a writer, consultant and speaker specializing in entrepreneurship.

I read an article by Rick Spence in the Calgary Herald this…


Added by Lisa Switzer on October 27, 2010 at 6:40pm — No Comments

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