October 2011 Blog Posts (188)

Social Recruiting with Jim Stroud Debuts!

Social Recruiting, Social Media, Social Networks, Social Search and pretty much whatever Jim Stroud thinks is cool is featured on The Jim Stroud Show. In this episode, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and LinkedIn are discussed. Tune in now and let me know what you think? Thanks...

Added by Jim Stroud on October 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Blurry Boundaries – Home, Work, Media

People have always taken work home with them, but the boundaries between home and work are increasingly blurry.  Ask some executives where they work, and they respond “Here!” (wherever they are), and ask them where they live, and they respond “In airports and airline lounges!”

Social media and modern devices enable us to be constantly connected…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 27, 2011 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Understanding your ROI and making the best of your recruitment budget!

One of the biggest issues in HR & recruiting these days is budget.  How can recruiting organizations provide a business case to management to get more budget for recruiting campaigns & initiatives?


But while this is important, I urge you to take a different view to this problem.  Think not how you can get more budget but think about how you can better use the budget you have more effectively.  What does this mean?  It means:

  • Reducing your usage of…

Added by Chris Brablc on October 27, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

False Information on a Resume

As a professional resume writer, I work alot with new graduates who have come to me after endless and failed attempts at trying to secure a position in their chosen profession/industry. It amazes me how many clients ask me to lie or falsify information on their resumes (which ofcourse I talk them out of). Generally, these individuals have been studying full-time and work part-time in an un-related industry to support themselves throughout their University studies.

Is it asking too…


Added by Chrissy De Blasis on October 27, 2011 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

Why Career Pathing is Bogus!

Traditional HR think is that companies need to have career pathing. Do you really believe this is true? Have you ever really noticed how potential talent became great talent. It’s not from going to A then B to C but to accelerate that move from A to C to F and then onward. Not from career pathing but from mentoring, coaching or having someone taking them under their…


Added by Francois Guay on October 26, 2011 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - feat @Shally

Sometimes, the Recruiting Animal is too weak to manage a show properly. That happened today. I invited a lawyer to comment on the disparate impact of recruiting on foursquare. It was interesting but I let it go on for about 5 minutes too long. Then the song I played was set too loud and it drowned out any singing that was going on. So I only got to the great Shally around the 20 minute mark. And I should have focused more on sourcing which is Shally's specialty but instead I asked him about…


Added by Recruiting Animal on October 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Ethics, Integrity, Quality and the Industry Expert

Like any professionals, Executive Recruiters “talk shop”.  Folks like to get together and chat about their wins and losses. And because there’s a significant sales component to this role, we’re judged more by our wins than our losses.  As such, when talkin’ shop, it’s sometimes hard to discern what information being shared is accurate.  Imagine a Ford Salesperson standing…


Added by Jeremy Spring on October 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Independent Contractor Misclassification Legislation Back on Table

As the crackdown on 1099 independent contractor misclassification continues to intensify, Congress has reintroduced legislation to help stop misclassification.

The Employee Misclassification Prevention Act was originally introduced in June 2010.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 26, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments


Monday of this week started off on an upbeat note. Two potential placements coming to a close after months of what I am beginning to regard as not recruiting but “search and rescue missions”. Rescue for my clients who need that very specific candidate who has the skills, will fit with their group and is in the range they can afford. Rescue for candidates both active and passive who for whatever reason are worried if employed or really worried if not employed.

The first portent that…


Added by Sandra McCartt on October 26, 2011 at 2:41pm — 7 Comments

Value and Beyond; Partnering with Management Consulting Firms

Working with management consultants sounds simple enough doesn’t it? Some may say ‘it is; I pay a fee, and I get a service or deliverable back’. I’m here to tell you this is wrong and if this is how you’ve been working with your consultant, you are missing out!  While a vendor may come and go with little interaction to deliver a service, the work with a…


Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on October 26, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Placing successful candidates involves over 20 touchpoints

Here is something that should make those in a recruitment agency feel proud of what they do and genuinely value their service. At Cpl we took the last 500 placements that we made and analysed the contact with the candidates that we had placed. What was really interesting was that the average number of contacts with the successful candidate (defined as email contact or connected phone conversations) was 21 times. Naturally some of these candidates would have been spoken to over a 6 month…


Added by Peter Cosgrove on October 26, 2011 at 12:28pm — 2 Comments

Hiring for Social Media Skills Continues and Creates Hard-to-Fill Occupations


Employers have consistently increased their demand for social media skills this year. Since January, the volume of online job ads has increased by 40%, with more than 10,000 new ads posted during September. Demand was seen in many job functions – Marketing and Public Relations, Web Development and Software Engineering, Recruiters, Sales, and many other fields.


Of the 20 occupations with the highest demand for social media skill sets, 19 have seen increases when…


Added by Carolyn Menz on October 26, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments

How I made CPL.ie: Top Recruitment Agency Web Site in Ireland

Well actually ‘How’ I made CPL being the most visited recruitment agency web site in the country is not that exciting. The site has a really good SEO since my second job is SEO Consultant: www.SEOConsultant.ie and I managed to get a really good inbound links to it. So no wonder other agencies are using CPL.ie as a sample site when defining what do they need on their next web site. Recruitment trainers are showcasing the features of…


Added by Ivan Stojanovic on October 26, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments

Recruiters, coach your candidates to work WITH you

The biggest cause of placements going wrong, is people making assumptions.

Placing a candidate starts with building a relationship with that candidate and establishing ‘terms of engagement’, if you like. Usually, it is essential to develop a rapport and a tight co-operation to ensure the right match is made.

From a candidate point of view, working with a recruiter to find a new role should be painless. In fact it should make the process much smoother overall!

A good…


Added by Greg Savage on October 26, 2011 at 6:10am — 2 Comments

Reinvention Is The Ultimate Flower Of Growth

It was on a day where it was overcast and the rain just wouldn't go away, it was at a time where someone doubted my ability to create incredible outcomes even though I had done so dozens if not hundreds of times before.  Yet folks forget, and must be reminded again, and again, and again. 


In the case of shifting circumstances, economic ill tidings,…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 26, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Finding A Job Without Local Experience

As a foreign job seeker trying to find work in your new country, the odds are stacked up against you. Not only are you competing against other foreign job seekers, but you’re competing against domestic job seekers who share similar skills and experiences. After working with foreign job seekers from all over the world in every type of industry, I have found that the most…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 25, 2011 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Watch Out for Signs of Trouble

Chances are that you or someone that you know has been impacted by the recent economic upheaval of the past few years. Companies have downsized, closed plants, relocated, moved operations off-shore and even outsourced or automated many jobs. These were themes that played out across the country and continue to have a ripple effect even in our business of talent…


Added by Nick Tubach on October 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

5 ways to build an Opt-In Talent Network

One of the biggest trends in recruiting today is the development of Talent Networks.  Here’s how I define a Talent Network (definitely feel to add your definition in the comments):

A Talent Network is a community of candidates that a recruiting organization builds organically through opt-in and sourcing and most importantly, engages with (via social media, email, SMS) to drive qualified candidates & hires into their recruiting…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 25, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

A Disturbing List! Where Are The Women On Fortune’s 40 Under 40?

Men: 40, Women: 6.


Because they show “ties” for several of the top 40 listings, there are actually 46 people on Fortune’s 40 Under 40, an annual list of business movers and shakers.  13% Women.  You have to get to #20 (#21 really) to see the first woman.  How very sad.  Fortune has been…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

What Business and Human Resources can Learn from Football

Would a football coach ever think about playing and winning at football without their playbook? A playbook contains offensive, defensive and special team plays with techniques and vocabulary relating to game plays as well as information about team formations. Football playbook's are given to each team member at the start of the season's training…


Added by Francois Guay on October 25, 2011 at 10:18am — 6 Comments

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