Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (38)

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

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

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

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

Can we trust LinkedIn?

I love LinkedIn. But I do not trust LinkedIn.

For recruiters, it’s obviously a key tool, and clearly a brilliant invention that is part of a seismic shift in the way recruitment works. I wish I had invented it.

But I believe, that for agency recruiters, LinkedIn is not your friend.

Don’t get me wrong, we need to use LinkedIn, and become better at scouring its database for the nuggets that reside therein. We also need to…


Added by Greg Savage on October 28, 2013 at 11:56pm — 51 Comments

Debunking the Myth of the Analyst #InfluenceHR

With the HR technology marketplace seemingly evolving at the speed of a tweet, companies selling into the space are increasingly employing sophisticated techniques to increase both share of mind and, subsequently, share of market. Trends like big data, social media and mobile enablement have become ubiquitous not only in product roadmaps but also in market…


Added by Matt Charney on October 28, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Who, EXACTLY, is in charge around here?...

My previous post about the right number of interviews received a lot comments - some from people saying I should add an extra interview to allow for interviews for subordinates to help select their…


Added by Martin Ellis on October 28, 2013 at 6:50am — 6 Comments

The One About #Hashtags

TGIF, right? Yeah, that used to be more exciting before they pulled Family Matters, Step by Step and Boy Meets World from the best programming block this side of Thursday nights on NBC circa 1996, but now, Fridays just mean having to see #FollowFriday (or #FF, if you f-ing like) proliferate throughout my social stream.

I’ve always hated these because they’re not only…


Added by Matt Charney on October 25, 2013 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

How To Build A Successful Social Recruiting Strategy

There’s no doubt that when it comes to recruiting and 
hiring, social media long ago moved from the margins to the mainstream. The exponential increase in employer adoption has become a big business in its own right, with a rapidly growing ecosystem of new tools and emerging technologies dedicated to helping companies find, attract, and engage better talent faster through…


Added by Matt Charney on October 24, 2013 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Any comments about this Framework? Which Level Are You In?

Created this "framework" recently for a workshop that we were conducting a week ago. We needed something quick to understand at which level an organization was - in terms of their use and understanding of using social networking platforms and their overall use of Digital mediums to attract and manage talents.

I'm just sharing this here, in case someone else here might find it useful. This is by no means a…


Added by Kenneth on October 24, 2013 at 3:45am — No Comments

Is your employment site visible? Why not?

Remember 1999? For those of us in online recruiting, it was the year Monster ran an ad during the Superbowl. Overnight the job board went from sort-of well-known to very well known. Part of it was a memorable…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 22, 2013 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Recruiting In the Trenches with @ThisIsLars: Should You Care About Social?

Featured Guest Post by Lars Schmidt, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition & Innovation at NPR 

Later this week I’ll be presenting at the annual Recruiting Trends Conference. My session,…


Added by Matt Charney on October 22, 2013 at 8:00am — 21 Comments

3 Recruiting & Sourcing Tools Worth Watching

The HR Technology Conference serves, for our industry at least, as the debutante ball for talent technology, the annual ‘coming out’ event for dozens of new systems, solutions and services jockeying for their fair share of recruiting organizations’…


Added by Matt Charney on October 21, 2013 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

News from #InTalent: Has LinkedIn Handed Recruiters a Branding Pandora's Box?

On Wednesday, the big news at Talent Connect was that LinkedIn had gone mobile.  But mobile access wasn't the only upgrade that LinkedIn's Recruiter product received, although this one received very little fanfare:  recruiters who occupy a LinkedIn Recruiter seat can now post status updates directly onto the Company's Career Page.  On its face, it makes sense.  There's a 94%…


Added by Crystal Miller on October 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

I Just Learned Why Some People Don't Trust Agency Recruiters

by Rob Kelly

We had a really bad experience with an agency recruiter the other day.

It started with a cold-call and a resume to me.

The recruiter caught my attention with his subject line (implying that he and I had some previous relationship) — it worked. I opened this email:

email from bad recruiter phishing for a client



Added by Jason Webster on October 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Live from #LinkedIn #InTalent - LinkedIn's Going Mobile

We have been hearing for awhile now that mobile is where it's at, and today?  LinkedIn announced they agree.  A big part of the product announcements are focused on their mobile users. Makes sense, since somewhere between 70-80% of job seekers report using mobile to find their next career move & 30% of LinkedIn views happen from a mobile device, according to…


Added by Crystal Miller on October 16, 2013 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Why I Run

I just might be the least athletic person I know. I am surrounded by sports. My nephews and their wives do cross-fit competitions. My husband (in his youth) took part in body building competitions. My niece grew up on the soccer field and my boys have always played baseball with a little soccer and football thrown in as we wait for spring training. That leaves me and my two…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

The One About Video Interviewing

I had to write a post on video interviewing, because somehow, this has become an integral part of HR Technology, and that’s the beat I pretty much cover. And I've been hearing for two years how my skepticism can be overcome, how I just don't understand the technology behind video interviewing (really complicated) or some other boilerplate product marketing solution selling…


Added by Matt Charney on October 16, 2013 at 9:10am — 11 Comments

Tilting at Windmills at #HRTechConf: Reframing Candidate Experience Conversation

One of the most pervasive, and ubiquitous, topics permeating the recruitment and talent acquisition industry agendas is that of candidate experience, a focus reflected throughout the HR Technology Conference’s agenda and ancillary events, including the Third Annual Candidate Experience…


Added by Matt Charney on October 15, 2013 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Are you sure you need the answer to that interview question?

If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.

Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant because I felt an interview question s/he admitted to asking…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

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