The truth is that clients are deserting the recruitment industry in droves. In many cases they are cynical about our value and skeptical about our ability to deliver anything they can’t get themselves. As we are all aware, they are building sophisticated systems, and hiring internal recruiting experts, specifically to cut out third-party recruiters. And the impact is real and being felt everywhere.
The RIB Report in Australia… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on November 26, 2013 at 10:18pm —
In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.
Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 26, 2013 at 8:00pm —
Last week's post, "3 Hot Recruiting Trends We Should Shut Up About, Already" created a ton of comments and conversation about some of the "trends" that real… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 26, 2013 at 10:14am —
Summary: Effective digital engagement is a never-ending challenge, and it's especially difficult for social media rookies. This post describes 12 practices - 7 DOs, 5 DON'Ts - that individuals and organizations trying to optimize their own approach to digital engagement should and should not employ. Additional suggestions and questions are welcome.
Digital engagement… Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 26, 2013 at 7:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Gareth Hooper on November 25, 2013 at 5:57pm —
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… Continue
Added by Shane McCusker on November 25, 2013 at 10:53am —
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… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 22, 2013 at 4:30pm —
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:
- 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 —
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… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 21, 2013 at 10:58am —
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… Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 21, 2013 at 7:00am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 20, 2013 at 2:27pm —
Passive candidates are the hard to find, and hard to get players. Whatever your particular definition of “passive” is, the idea is the same; someone who isn’t looking for a job. For recruiters and sourcers, it is the difference between reactive and proactive approaches and techniques.
Passive candidates are recruiting gold for a gaggle of… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 20, 2013 at 10:30am —
For all those curious, envious or just looking for a little fun, take a look at G2V's infographic - A Year in the Life of a Recruiter.
Added by Sarah Diamond on November 20, 2013 at 8:22am —
Earlier today, we covered the launch of LinkedIn Talent Updates, a content sharing service which allows LinkedIn Recruiter customers the ability to post content outside of just sharing jobs directly from the LinkedIn Recruiter interface. LinkedIn’s broader commitment to content marketing was… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 19, 2013 at 5:30pm —
As part of our Baby Steps in HR Tech series, we wanted to coverresume parsing and what this technology means for both candidates and recruiters.
“Resume Parsing is a technology that allows you…
Added by Raj Sheth on November 19, 2013 at 12:17pm —
Including recommendation letters into job applications can be a sticky process. If the chosen recommender fails to mention key attributes the candidate would like highlighted, the opportunity to impress the hiring manger may be drastically reduced. On the reverse side, a recommender may very well send an overly enthusiastic account of the candidate which reads… Continue
Added by Britni Salazar on November 19, 2013 at 10:07am —
I’ve read literally hundreds of employment contracts over the years. I’ve written a fair few of them myself too.
It’s pretty common for most employers to include some kind of non-compete clause within their employment agreements in an attempt to protect their best interests.
These clauses are often referred to as a ‘Restraint of Trade’ and usually prevent an… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on November 17, 2013 at 8:00pm —
As far as I’m concerned, every professional can benefit from having a Twitter account. That doesn’t mean we all have to care what people are having for lunch, what hashtags are trending, or what celebrities are doing, thinking, or selling. It also doesn’t mean that we have to share (or overshare) the banalities of our own lives, amass hundreds or thousands of followers, or strive for a high… Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 14, 2013 at 7:00am —
Companies will spend an estimated $103 billion this year alone on HRO providers, and a recent Towers Watson survey reported 44% of these companies planned on increasing this spend in the year to come. Despite these impressive numbers, the sustainability, scalability and even viability of this industry over the coming decade seems less… Continue
Added by Matt Charney on November 14, 2013 at 5:33am —