Featured Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (58)

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…


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…


Added by Dave on November 30, 2014 at 12:13pm — 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…


Added by Mike Robinson on November 28, 2014 at 5:00am — 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

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…


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

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,…


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…


Added by Dan Orso on November 25, 2014 at 11:42am — 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

The Curious Recruiter

 Just today I was reading an article about an HR Mangers frustrations with novice recruiters and their lack of training and their inability to ask questions to probe deeper to see what the needs of a role truly are. This immediately brought me back to my rookie days of…


Added by Andrea Clarkson on November 25, 2014 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Attracting Millennials: 3 Top Tips for Recruiting Gen Y Talent

Like it or not, millennials are changing the face of recruitment as we know it. As the candidate talent pool becomes flooded with millennials (people born after 1980), traditional recruitment methods are falling flat.

Millennials now make up between 47 and 50% of the world's working population. And in the…


Added by Roxanne Abercrombie on November 25, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

7 Little Known Features of Facebook

Facebook is a widely used Social networking site, yet how many of us can say that we know everything about Facebook? Isn’t this ironical, I mean we spend approximately most of our time interacting with friends and relatives both near and far. We virtually live our lives on Facebook either…


Added by Yusuf Pathan on November 25, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

7 Ways to Optimize Your Time and Productivity

How many times have you come to the end of the day only to think to yourself ‘what on earth did I actually achieve?’ It happens to the best of us but the good news is that there are ways you can manage your time more effectively and increase your productivity levels, not only through the likes of…


Added by Kathryn Anda on November 24, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting Those Mastering Social Media

In a world that is influenced increasingly by social media, it should come as little surprise that knowing the ins and outs of social media can pay off handsomely for job seekers.

As it turns out, the benefits are numerous, starting with the help that social media savvy can provide in finding a job, whether the…


Added by Dave on November 24, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Are Preferred Supplier Lists Outdated?

For many clients, a PSL is designed to be a small list of suppliers who are signed up to terms, who can deliver on assignments, who understand their brand & EVP and can represent that effectively in the external market, and who can engage, compliantly, with them as…


Added by Jovan Sterling Noel on November 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Little known Facts about Recruiting and Sourcing

Most people are familiar with the recruiting and sourcing terminology, but how often do we as Recruiter’s and Sourcer’s stop to 

think about the techniques and increase our knowledge about the latest developments in our chosen field.

We have chosen our…


Added by Sourcing Adda on November 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Salary or Benefits Which is More Popular?

When it comes to recruiting and keeping employees, employers may wonder about which is more important salary or benefits? Which is more popular, and which is more likely to inspire employee loyalty?

The truth is, when it comes to getting and retaining an employee, salary may play a bigger part, at least in…


Added by Dave on November 24, 2014 at 12:50am — No Comments

How To Stay Focused During The Holiday Season

There are ads on TV featuring turkeys spinning dreidels; carols are piping through the shopping malls; people are wearing those crazy reindeer antlers in the streets; it’s already snowing in parts of the USA while temperatures continue to soar across Australia …

It’s beginning to look…


Added by Paul Slezak on November 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Essence of Fit

We have all been there. Stressful recruiting situations demand the quest for finding fit. It is the essence of all we do. Regardless of what fit is defined as, the real truth is there are so many with a different understanding of what it truly means, the reality of the process is that quest for fit really comes down to a few factors quite honestly. And defining "Fit" in your organization is really the backbone of each and every hire, fill, and staffing outcome…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2014 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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