October 2013 Blog Posts (170)

Wanna See Something Really Scary?

"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind..." — Rod Serling

You wanna see something really scary?

How about a dimension where a majority of job seekers search AND apply for jobs from their mobile devices, yet only a small fraction of companies are enabled to allow this? Now that’s a scary dimension. And it’s the one we’re living in right now.

How’s …


Added by Jed Hamilton on October 31, 2013 at 2:33pm — 1 Comment

Millennials: Let Them Rebel Against the Stereotype

Business owners accuse Millennials of being lazy, too focused on money, and worried about “me, me, me,” while Millennials challenge the idea of a 9-to-5 job, stability, and hierarchy in the workplace. This back-and-forth debate seems to never end.

What’s even more interesting is that the accusers — Baby Boomers — were the first ones to be called the “Me Generation,” with managers lamenting the fact that they never cut their hair and were seemingly lazy. They were the first “rebels” in…


Added by Matthew Gordon on October 31, 2013 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

Software in the Spotlight Series: Bullhorn

With over 5,000 staffing firms and more than 200,000 recruiters relying on their software as their core applicant tracking and management system, Bullhorn has established itself as the clear frontrunner as the…


Added by Matt Charney on October 31, 2013 at 9:16am — No Comments

Making Your First Hire

We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right. There comes a time when small business owners have to make the decision to grow and…


Added by Raj Sheth on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The End Of The LinkedIn LoveIn?

Recently Overheard InTake Call Exchange Between A Hiring Manager And HR Director:

HR Director:  “Are you on LinkedIn?”

Hiring Manager: (sheepishly) “No.”

HR Director:  “Good!  I don’t want anyone poaching you away!”

It was said in jest but you know what Winston Churchill said about jokes:

"A joke is a very serious thing."


I sit in on a lot of Intake Calls with a lot of…


Added by Maureen Sharib on October 30, 2013 at 4:37pm — 5 Comments

What's the Max Number of Interviews You Should Go On for One Position?

Google is famous for being a tough hire. According to The Washington Post, candidates are forced, during interviews, to write hundreds of lines of working code and are asked a bunch of brainteaser type questions, like "How many golf balls does it take to fill an airplane?"

It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…


Added by Erin Steiner on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Tips on Communication Skills

Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Or a sales executive was fired for his incapability to express in a business meeting? Or a professor was fired because he wasn’t able to deliver the exact content to his students? A student who is intelligent failed in his examination because of lack of ability to express the contents or his thoughts on the sheet of paper? By this we can…

Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Align Your Company's Stars: Horoscopes for Hiring

It’s pretty obvious recruiting isn't rocket science, but it might as well be.  The goal of talent management, after all, basically involves looking for “stars” and making sure they're ‘aligned’ with organizational needs, lest they end up in the “black hole” of the hiring process.  That’s why it’s time to take a look at the newest weapon in the war for talent:…


Added by Matt Charney on October 30, 2013 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

Servant Leadership- Why iCIMers Do What They Do

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Clara Brunkhorst.

Growing as a Servant Leader

As a typical high school student, I went through the college selection process weighing all options that would contribute to professional success and personal fulfillment. I thought long and hard about the factors that would optimize my…


Added by Elise Jennings on October 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Your Key to Successful Job Interviews: Be a Problem Solver

Your Key to Successful Job Interviews: Be a Problem Solver

How you prepare for a job interview can be the difference between a job offer and a discarded resume. I’ve seen the results of solid interview preparation with a range of successful IT candidates over the years. Here is some advice based on their experiences:

Every job opening is a business…


Added by Ari Waller on October 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — 3 Comments

Are You Technologically Co-Dependent?

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

On any given day, each of us is bombarded by dozens, if not hundreds, of emails,…


Added by Scott Wintrip on October 30, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

Big Red Bulleye makes a policy change - Sign of the times or bad move?

As I do most mornings I was watching Good Morning America and across the bottom of the screen in their news scroll was an item which stated that Target had announced that they were removing from their employment application all questions pertaining to criminal records or offenses. Which poses the question above—is this a sign of the times or a bad move?

There is much that can be said for either response. In a letter dated August 29, 2013 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 30, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

The Interview Process -It Could Be Worse!

The interview process can be rough, nerve-racking and even scary. As sweat starts to make that freshly pressed button down stick to your back, you start to second-guess yourself, and you can never be too sure what you’re walking into. For most of us, this is the nature of the interview, and there are some companies that fully embrace the fear inducing aspects…


Added by Raj Sheth on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Software and Email Hell

As a recruiter, you probably spend a good deal of your workday, sending, receiving and decoding emails. The more you read, the more that come in. The more you send out, the more that need replies. This is called email hell, and it’s a vicious cycle. We know that we need to have constant…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Importance of Prudence on Social Media: 94% of Recruiters Check Social Media

Recruiters are completing background checks on applicants even before the interview process begins. Employers can easily take a glimpse into the lives of applicants using popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It's important to be cautious about what we post online; one bad post can make or break a job opportunity. Search your name on Google, Bing, and Yahoo! and take a look at what others can see when they search for your name online.…


Added by Brian Flax on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Your Job Ad is NOT a Hamburger

by Luz Iglesias from Hirefly.com

I recently saw some advice to hiring managers that went like this: writing a job ad is like making a hamburger. The meat is a list of job duties which you probably…


Added by Luz Iglesias on October 29, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Hiring Outside of the Box

We believe that one of most exciting things about business is the opportunity to sculpt a culture. Each workforce has its own identity, it is up to recruiters and hiring managers to create this identity and build it. With a large focus on hiring for attitudinal and cultural…


Added by Raj Sheth on October 29, 2013 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Our Favorite Training Moments from the Greats

Managing the training for your organization can be a tough task, complete with data entry, tracking and griping employees. Although we’re in the business of offering simpler solutions through technology, there are humans behind this software curtain, and we’re interested in the human part of the training…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 29, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments

What's happening? The big news roundup for online recruiting

It's that time to take a look at what's been happening in the job board industry over the past month. All I can say is - more than you might imagine. So let's get started:


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 29, 2013 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

10 Reasons It's Dumb to Ignore Active Job Seekers

Please note this post originally appeared on the RecruitLoop Blog.

Have you ever heard someone say that active candidates – those who are actively in the market looking for job opportunities – are a waste of time?

The belief seems to be that, ‘If they are looking for a job, then they…


Added by Paul Slezak on October 29, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments

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