November 2016 Blog Posts (77)

Trending: Paperless HR - Moving To Electronic Personnel Files In 2017

Human Resources is making a big shift towards electronic personnel files to increase efficiency and cut costs. Will your team reap the rewards in 2017?

Electronic personnel files have become more and more popular in recent years. The benefits are real - increased efficiency, cost savings and less stress on your staff. So what…


Added by Dan Orso on November 8, 2016 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Job Posting Optimization and Best Practices

The first thing potential job seekers see is the job title. It is the job titles that come up when searches are done on company job boards and more importantly on career sites (like Monster, Careerbuilder, etc.). So to stand out and get the best from those pools of talent, it is vitally important to have great job titles. Copywriters know that the most important part of an…


Added by Eric Putkonen on November 8, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

How to Use Data to Demonstrate Your Value as a Recruiter

Collecting and analyzing recruiting data not only allows you to be more strategic about how you allocate human and financial resources within recruiting, but it also allows you to better market your services as a recruiter. “Everyone knows that corporations are measurement crazy, so I have found that by not measuring something (in this case recruiters), you are inadvertently sending a message to executives and employees that whatever you are doing is not strategic or even important…


Added by Steven Duque on November 8, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips for Writing a Compelling Job Advertisement

Steve Jobs has left us with this influential and stirring quote about the secret to success. He has said that it’s all about going to great lengths just to hire the best people for the job. To achieve this, it all starts with getting the right candidates or doing your best in recruitment.

What is…


Added by Ashley Mills on November 8, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fall Sourcecon 2016 Day 2-Roundtables

So day 2 Roundtables, was an opportunity for people to sit down with other Sourcers and either discuss specific topics, or learn from the host of the table.  Some of the topics of the tables were; Facebook Sourcing, Linkedin Sourcing, Diversity Sourcing, Sourcing Tools, Basic Boolean, and more.


Since I was running one of the tables I could not…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 7, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments

If You Have European Customers...

Introduced by Nicholas Meyler

In my effort to invent new ways to extend and expand the range of possibilities available to Executive Recruiters/Management Consultants, I am currently working on a fascinating project with Inventor Doug Peckover who was awarded priority rights to the invention of “tokenization” security in 2005. Doug’s invention is now widely used (in…


Added by Nicholas Meyler on November 5, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Steps to Recruiting the Best in a Saturated Market

It isn't easy to find and retain good employees and contractors. Many years ago, Intel, the high tech giant, opened up a new division in Oregon specifically because they were experiencing more than 90 percent turnover per year in their key CPU development engineering area. Moving to Oregon gave them a space in a climate where it…


Added by Kevin Faber on November 4, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

5 Tools to Create an Impressive Resume

In today’s society, having an impressive resume is going to help you big time. Our resumes are a reflection of our professional activity. Resumes also speak directly and indirectly about our skills and traits, mindsets, and attitudes. As mentioned earlier, your resume is a truly crucial factor when it comes to landing good jobs.…


Added by Eva Wislow on November 4, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Prepare for Seasonal Hiring

The United States workforce expands the most in the spring and again in the late fall, in preparation for the holiday season. “For many businesses, the holiday season is a make-or-break period,” said Lauren Griffin, Senior Vice President of Adecco’s North Central…


Added by Steven Duque on November 4, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

4 Tips for Embracing and Encouraging Younger Workers

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I despise generational assumptions and stereotypes. Most lack objective data to support them, and there are always exceptions. It's simply a…


Added by Michael Overell on November 2, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Manage Cashflow in Your Recruitment Agency

The recruitment industry is all too familiar with the pressures of cashflow.

That's especially true if your agency hires temporary staff members and contractors. Your agency will need to pay them alongside other outlays, such as supplier charges and overhead costs. This can mean you will struggle at times to survive through extended periods waiting for your clients to pay on contracts. The result is the main cause of breaks in cashflow for a recruitment agency of any…


Added by Shaun Thomas on November 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Redefining Work/Life Balance

In my role as a recruiter, I have had the opportunity to talk to candidates for a variety of companies from Fortune 100 to small startups. With a few exceptions, most companies solicit the concept of a good work/life balance. At the same time, I have had the privilege to recruit and hire people at all stages of professionalism from Entry-Level candidates fresh out of school to Sr. VPs. Again, the overwhelmingly most common question is around the concept of work/life balance.…


Added by Brendan Orf on November 2, 2016 at 11:17am — No Comments

Are You A Recruitment Thought Leader ?

Like most buzzwords thought leadership is a misused and misunderstood term.  To confuse you, even more, it’s also referred to as authority positioning too!

But what is it really? And why do you need to have it as part of the marketing plan for your recruitment organisation?



What Is thought…


Added by Denise Oyston on November 2, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Recruiting for the New Year, Today

Fall is in officially in full effect (even for those of us in the South). The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and the weather colder. But for us in the recruiting world, we have more than one kind of freeze to worry about – the holiday hiring freeze.

The holiday hiring freeze (the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day), effects most companies for many different reasons - reconciling budgets, lack of time to properly onboard and train new employees, holiday…


Added by Katelyn Hudson on November 2, 2016 at 9:54am — No Comments



What exactly stands out in a candidate interview? Is it their style? Their flair? Or their ability to fit well into the company culture? Perhaps it’s all of these things - but for the person responsible for selecting the right candidate for the job, the interviewing radar must go far beyond detecting basic qualities of a candidate.

While there are many signs that can safely be ignored during the interview process due to nervousness, here are 5…


Added by Recruiter Raya on November 2, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Business Culture: Four Ways to Impress New Employees

Careers are often motivated by one's passion, the desire to make a change and impact in a given area as well as their talents. Supporting each and every one in their desire to pursue their careers is hence essential. Almost everyone starts at employment level before venturing in other goals they have set to accomplish in life. The support they get at their employment…


Added by Emma Sturgis on November 1, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

What HR Needs to Be Aware of When Recruiting

Human resources isn't just about recruiting candidates -- it's about ensuring that the candidates they recruit will have a long and productive relationship with the company. Human resources departments need to think extremely long-term before committing to a new hire; not only will the company be investing a lot of money in its…


Added by Kevin Faber on November 1, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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