November 2013 Blog Posts (144)

The Best of Both Worlds (IRM - Integrated Recruitment Model)

I just wrapped up a webcast for SHRM today on a new recruitment model that I believe will allow all organizations to have the most effective and efficient recruitment strategy available. It's called IRM (Integrated Recruitment Model). Below is the transcript of the session. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. A LinkedIn group has been created specifically for this topic to discuss IRM in an open fashion.…


Added by Doug Douglas on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Take Time to Make Time

If you Google time management techniques you get 99 Million results! Obviously a lot of people are searching for the Holy Grail and there are a lot of opinions on how to find it. Let’s make it 99 million and 1 by adding my 5 cents worth on “Time Management”.

Having sat in and even delivered my fair share of Time Management sessions I’ve often pondered why the penny drops for some however others go back to their messy desks and pending…


Added by Gareth Hooper on November 25, 2013 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Facebook has a Group for Recruiters. It's called...Recruiters

Remember Recruiting in the 90's. Life was easy. Life was simple. You had a fax machine, job boards, and your new computer running AOL and Windows 95 with your SPAM free email box. Then came dot com bust, and then social media and just basically upended your simple recruiting ways. It's time to join Recruiters on Facebook. We need some people to talk about what they know (or don't) about the latest Recruiting trends, jobs, and whatever that you think is important to: Recruiters, Sourcers,…


Added by Michael Glenn on November 25, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

Auto-Posting Jobs and other stuff

I was looking at a number of ways for recruiters to automatically post jobs and other content onto Twitter, LinkedIn and all the other social channels. There are lots of ways to do this and it is really very simple to set this up. I've put together a short video demonstrating how to use the free version of Hootsuite to schedule posts and also connect to an RSS feed to do this automatically.

While I'm using Hootsuite to automate and schedule my content it is very easy to see how this…


Added by Shane McCusker on November 25, 2013 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Be a Man and Sell Like a Girl

In an attempt at emasculation, people say things like:

  • “Man up!”
  • “Quit being such a girl.”
  • “Why don’t you go put your big girl/boy panties on?”
  • “Suck it up, buttercup.”

While some stereotypes have roots in reality, these are by no means a permanent condition, even when based on a kernel of truth. Women have proven they are highly capable at handling “traditionally male” roles that require assertiveness, tenacity, and fearlessly bucking…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 25, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

EZ, Free Boolean Search String Generator for LinkedIn, Google Plus, Xing, Viadeo & More

Hi Recruiters!

Earlier this week I stumbled across a basic Boolean search string generator from a London based company called Clever Biscuit. 

I wrote an AvidCareerist post about it, directed to the job seeker audience, here: Find the Hiring Manager with This Free, New Tool. 

The post has everything you need to use the tool for recruiting. It's so easy to use, you don't even have…


Added by Donna Svei on November 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

SEO for Recruiting: Decoding Vendor Keywords and Marketing Nonsense

When your vendor talks about SEO for Recruiting, what they really mean is that SEO for Recruiting is one of those terms that sounds really cool, even though they have no idea what the hell SEO for Recruiting actually means.  Which is ironic, because they’re using excellent keyword…


Added by Matt Charney on November 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

4 Ways Contract Staffing Can Relieve Recruiter Stress

While recruiting is ultimately a rewarding profession, it's one that comes with it's share of stress and frustration. Many recruiters shy away from contract staffing because they think it will only add to their stress. But in fact, contract staffing can help relieve many common causes of recruiter stress, including:

  1. Unpredictable income. This is the number-one source of stress for many direct hire recruiters.  No matter how many placements…

Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 22, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Asset Management Recruitment – The People Business, of the People Business

One of the things that has struck me over the years as a recruiter is the frequent reference to the industry as a ‘necessary evil’. While I don’t agree with the statement, I do understand where it comes from.

People potential

As recruiters our core assets are not stock or products, but people, or more accurately, people’s potential, so we have a huge responsibility to get things right. There are many firms who don’t acknowledge the same level of…


Added by Rana Hein-Hartmann on November 22, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

3 Hot Recruiting Topics We Should All Shut Up About, Already

I read a ton of blogs, participate in a lot of Twitter chats (or as I call them, “pithy parties”) and listen in on a lot of presentations about trends in talent acquisition and HR technology.  But what’s trendy among the industry “influencers” who need your company’s cash to keep the lights on don’t necessarily jibe with the stuff that…


Added by Matt Charney on November 21, 2013 at 10:58am — 16 Comments

Referrals: Why You Want Them and How to Get Them

Referrals are the most highly rated source of candidate quality. Referrals save the organization a lot of resources in the scouting and recruiting process. The right referral practices can make a huge impact on the success of the…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 21, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Stop Chasing the Deal

Chasing deals and working closest to the money have been common practices for decades in selling…and they illustrate what is wrong with the profession. When salespeople chase deals and focus too much on making a buck, the buyer gets lost in the process. It’s little wonder that virtually no one likes to be on the receiving end of a sales pitch.

Stop chasing the money and start chasing mutual ROI (defined as the needs of all parties being…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 21, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Twitter Hashtags: 7 Tips and a Decision-Making Flowchart

Summary: Though Twitter hashtags have been around almost as long as Twitter itself, many people still do not understand what they are – or more importantly, how to use them appropriately. This post offers seven tips - plus a decision-making flowchart - to enable Tweeters to not only avoid looking like a Twitter rube, but to maximize the value of Twitter hashtags for both themselves and…


Added by Courtney Hunt on November 21, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

How to create a strong employer brand

Branding is important and we all know that. A strong brand can make a company, and a weak brand can break it. Employer branding is even more important and I’ve mentioned why several times – a good employer branding takes an organization’s company culture, values, and story and makes it part of the overall brand. Moreover, employer branding is meant to directly impact an…


Added by Irina Nagy on November 21, 2013 at 6:23am — 1 Comment

Baby Steps in HR Technology: Let’s Talk Job Boards

When job boards hit the scene over 15 years ago, they firmly grabbed a solid spot in online recruiting. As job boards have evolved, it has become an understatement to refer to them as simply job boards any longer. They have morphed into several different types of online job search and recruiting…


Added by Raj Sheth on November 20, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Do these words still have meaning in today's world?

Recognize these words and do they have any meaning in today's marketplace?

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on November 20, 2013 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Unemployed Before the Holidays? Fear Not!

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I'll admit, finding yourself unemployed with the holidays just around the corner could be a scary thing. You've probably heard that many companies freeze hiring during this time, and pick up with new budget in January. In some cases, that is true, but fear not! Being laid off  in November or December does not have to mean the end of the world. By no means should you…


Added by Amy McDonald on November 20, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Death of Blogging Part II

I have always loved music.  I appreciate all kinds.  I appreciate the artistry in the different genera’s.  Some music is so profound it moves me by the single strike of the chord.   I can hear some songs over and over and they never seem to get old.   Sometimes, the simplicity of the beat and the lyrics are just enough to have chills running down my spine.   Some…


Added by Will Thomson on November 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

3 Recruiting Technologies & Tools Changing the Future of Hiring

This is the third time I’ve had the honor of judging the iTalent competition for new recruiting technologies in conjunction with HROToday, and I can safely say that the 3 finalists in last week’s European competition would all have trounced the competition in any previous event.  All fill a definite market need, a…


Added by Matt Charney on November 20, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Perri Gorman, Wall St Recruiter - Part 2

Harry Joiner, the Marketing Headhunter, was due to be the guest on the Recruiting Animal Show on November 20, 2013. However, Harry had to travel unexpectedly so I asked Perri Gorman, our last week's guest, to return and she did.

The show was spoiled initially by BlogTalkRadio's new online host call-in software. I did a five minute introduction to the show that was…


Added by Recruiting Animal on November 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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