November 2014 Blog Posts (135)

Can’t Always Trust Expert Advice

As a Boomer I shouldn’t admit this, but I like reading The Daily Muse and the Savvy Intern. While this admission is likely to cause of few of my more opinionated folks to publicly guffaw, no worries…


Added by Steve Levy on November 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Are Job Boards Worthwhile?

Job boards proclaim the promise of making it easy for both employers and employees to find each other.

When built correctly and maintained, job board websites hold true to that pledge. However, not all job boards are worthwhile the time and effort it takes to post or apply for, a job.

As the following article shows, here are the criteria that will help you…


Added by Dave on November 30, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Getting geared for a job change or promotion

Gone are the days when a working professional would spend 30 years of his career in one company, in the same job. Today’s fast paced generation is all about climbing the success ladder and getting ahead. People are constantly trying to upgrade and update their knowledge and skills so that they don’t get left behind. Just being good at what you do is no longer going to cut it. If you want a jet setting career, a well paying job, seniority in your company and perks to match, you will have to…


Added by Jenny Richards on November 29, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

5 Tips to Increase the Quality of Hires

Every company wants to improve the quality of their hires and are seeking similar candidates. In order to capture candidates that best suit the profile, each company needs to design their own recruiting process to appeal to potential recruits. The best way to explain this prospective is by understanding the nature of the recruiting process.…


Added by Chinmay Chavan on November 28, 2014 at 8:04am — No Comments

Recruitment Agency – Befitting option for targeted and suitable job openings

There are a considerable number of job sites and job search sites that exist online, but these can become so filled with spam and work-at-home opportunities that they are virtually useless. Even those sites that adequately marshal the job postings, and that offer a reasonable search function, can still accumulate tens of thousands of jobs, and potentially have millions of users. 

For the individual looking to find gainful employment, to progress their career, or to take the first step…


Added by Tonisha Parra on November 28, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments

Recruitment management tips from a galaxy far, far away

Star Wars, an epic tale of good vs. evil and a fountain of recruitment management tips. Check out HRS’s recruitment management tips from a galaxy far, far away…


  1. Don’t underestimate the competition

No matter how big your organisation or how highly skilled your consultants are there will always be competition…


Added by Mike Robinson on November 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Singapore National Job Bank and its effect on recruitment

Singapore is undergoing a pretty comprehensive overhaul of its employment / labour laws. With phase one well under way the governments Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has already introduced a number of laws that affect many employees from PME’s (Professionals, Managers and…


Added by Angel Joana Hall on November 27, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments

Why most small recruitment agencies stay small

Our industry is one that is dominated by small recruitment agencies. Yet, I would imagine that most of the owners of these small agencies would like to grow if they could grow profitably. Unfortunately much of the growth, if it does occur is not profitable growth.

The Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Report has 126 members across Australia and New Zealand and states an…


Added by Ross Clennett on November 26, 2014 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

Five Sourcing Tips I Learned From Others #Thankful


Once in a while I run into a post outlining a sourcing tip that I didn't know about, or hear a new tip in conversations. Today I'd like to point to some of those tips and thank my colleagues for sharing them.

1) The Facebook #Sourcing Tutorial by Balazs Paroczay . It's not "just" a tip but a whole methodology of constructing Facebook Graph…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on November 26, 2014 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Postcards from a Concerned Candidate

Finding a job is a worrying time for any candidate. Sometimes, recruiters and hiring managers lose sight of the personal turmoil that some of these candidates are experiencing. Even the best candidates can get left behind or trampled on in the stampede. Insufficient candidate care can damage a recruiter’s reputation and certainly harm an employer’s brand. Maybe it is worth reminding ourselves of their cries for help?…


Added by Fiona Anson on November 26, 2014 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Skillpages

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Skillpages

Skillspages is a professional community were people create a profile that will list their skills. Some of you have heard of Skillpages but only a few have used it to source. Well to do this without worry you need go no…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 26, 2014 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

Need-to-Know Mobile Recruitment Stats

There is an explosion happening. Mobility has blasted its way into the world of recruitment and there is no stopping it. So, as a recruiter, it’s your job to know exactly how mobile is weaving throughout the hiring process. Candidates want to be able to search, apply, and upload their resumes through their mobile smartphones. If your career page can’t do that – if …


Added by Raj Sheth on November 26, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Unplugged with Vantiv's Tom Poole: Social Media and Customization Best Practices

Member company Vantiv is the nation's largest PIN debit acquirer (The Nilson Report, March 2013) and one of the nation's fastest growing technology firms. You might not realize it, but they've driven many of the changes that prompted the shift from cash to electronic payments.

Vantiv is also an innovator when it comes to customization and social media recruiting.…


Added by Soapboxholland on November 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

3 Ways to Improve the User Experience for the Recruiter, Client, and Candidate

In his book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins said that one of the keys to building a great company is getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. In 2013, U.S. corporations took seat filling to the next level, spending…


Added by Jake Villarreal on November 25, 2014 at 2:18pm — No Comments

This Year HR Is Thankful To Finally Go Paperless

Stuffed! If your Human Resources department is full of overflowing filing cabinets, it's time to go paperless. Employee file management software can get you there fast.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many take the time to stop and reflect on what they are most thankful for. If your Human Resources department has…


Added by Dan Orso on November 25, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

What HR Teams Need To Learn From United Technology’s Big Hire

United Technologies just named a new CEO, Gregory Hayes, on Monday. Credit: United Technologies

United Technologies shocked the business world Monday when it announced its CEO of the past six years, Louis…


Added by Paul Petrone on November 25, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

The Biggest Mistakes HR Professionals Make on LinkedIn

With more than 332 million people utilizing LinkedIn to market their professional skills, the social network is a goldmine for HR professionals who are looking to recruit top-notch talent to work for their companies. Fortunately, many of the mistakes that HR professionals are making on the social media outlet are easy to fix. 

Make sure you don't stumble over these common pitfalls when designing your company profile and recruiting candidates on…


Added by Jonathan Hulet on November 25, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

How Staffing Firms Can Use Video Interviewing

It’s not just about the cool new piece of technology anymore. Video interviews make sense because they are efficient, cost effective, and they are simply convenient. Not to mention 60% of candidates actually prefer video interviews. The…


Added by Julie Salerno on November 25, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

Expand your mind: lotsa new and unusual recruiting sites and services

Theoretically, I shouldn't be doing another roundup of new sites so quickly after the last one - but you know what? There is so much happening in our industry right now, I thought, to heck with that! I'm gonna do another one anyway! So join me as I take a look at some of the…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 25, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

A Move Toward More Effective Team Building

Teams are known for stirring up creativity, innovation and even lasting professional bonds. Unfortunately, they can be known for stirring other things up too. When you are asked to be part of a team or project at work, you probably immediately think back to college. We all had to endure working around schedules, picking up the slack and…


Added by Ryan Mead on November 25, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

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