Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (34)

Marketing Your Most Critical Business Positions

Companies can utilize creative recruitment methods to fill critical business positions. Traditional recruitment methods have changed in recent years. Hiring managers use advertising, social media, and community events to find valuable employees. Discover these four tips to learn how you can attract qualified candidates for important business roles.



Added by Anica Oaks on November 30, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Reports of the death of the recruiter are greatly exaggerated

I have been a recruiter for almost 20 years, the bulk of which has been on the external agency side. I have worked for agencies of all shapes and sizes. The big firm churn and burn, let's bring in 20 new recruiters and hopefully 2 will make it at least 6 months, style. The small 5 person shop run by the big producer who assumed he would, of course, be a strong manager and yet his firm has 100% turnover every year because he isn't, in fact, a good manager. I'm sure most of…


Added by joshua sklut on November 30, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

WhatsApp Group Chat – Is Counselling Candidates on improving their Job Hunt Strategy a Recruiters Role?

The Talent Acquisition profession is evolving rapidly due to the Digital Marketing Age.  We are slowly moving from performing full cycle Recruitment processes alone to Employee & Employer Branding as well. Given this scenario it’s obvious to question what aspects are involved in a Recruitment Professionals Role.

That being said our popular Wednesday discussions…


Added by Sourcing Adda on November 30, 2016 at 12:24am — No Comments

Cold Calls

I have stayed on the sidelines and read a lot of articles, talked with people in my industry and other sales verticals, and just plain have taken stock on how I get new accounts. The death of the “Cold Call” is very pre-mature. I can’t count the articles on line and that come to my desktop stating I’m wasting my time “cold calling” or “cold prospecting” for new…


Added by Maurice Robertson on November 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Streamlining Your Hiring Processes With Automation

As our lifestyles become increasingly driven by technology and technical innovation, so must consumer markets. The business landscape must constantly adjust to stay competitive, creating a growing need for top talent in IT, engineering, design, marketing, and other key areas. This need becomes even more intense as consumer demands for technical…


Added by Kevin Faber on November 28, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are You Enabling Bad Behavior From Hiring Managers?

I have had a lot of success “training” hiring managers into using proper processes and procedures. That is what we have to do as recruiters…we need to train hiring managers to a certain degree.

I don’t mean giving them training sessions on the illegal questions to ask during interviews. I don’t mean giving them training sessions of any kind.

I mean getting hiring managers to give timely feedback on candidates submitted for their review.



Added by Eric Putkonen on November 23, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Why and How Persona Profiles Should Inform Your Recruiting Strategy

Smart recruiters know that candidates are consumers in today’s competitive talent market. To fill job openings with top talent, recruiters need to sell those positions and the…


Added by Steven Duque on November 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Nurture your future leaders, don't just drop them in it!

Added by james nathan on November 21, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Facebook Takes Aim (and Fires) at The Recruitment Sector

Facebook has announced its new jobs feature. To confirm, this isn’t Facebook for Work/Workplace by Facebook –  it’s Facebook formally entering the jobs market.

Facebook is constantly evolving, and while Facebook builds new features and gives people new ways of using the platform, they can’t change the way people choose to use those features. For instance,…


Added by Chris South on November 20, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Top Five Strongest Interview Questions to Ask and The Importance of Understanding Aspirations

Depending on the hiring manager, recruiter or human resources department - interviewers may not necessarily have as much time to interview as they wish. I've seen interviews that last from thirty minutes to a chain of interviews lasting eight hours. Regardless, interviewers need to make sure to take advantage of the time spent interviewing and more often than not, they ask questions that don't necessarily give a real understanding of the candidate.…


Added by James Aiken on November 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

How to be a Pro-Active Candidate

The Recruiting and Talent Aquisition Industry has its own unique "language", our vernacular is a jumble of idioms, acronyms, abbreviations, hashtags, and secret codes (well not really). It is no secret, however, that the myriad of Recruiting Firms, Headhunters, Corporate HR, and the multitude of Experts, have sorted the entire spectrum of the workforce, the Talent Tree, if…


Added by Neil Elenzweig on November 17, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

4 Recruiting Trends You Need to Know About

As 2016 ends, experts are trying to predict which recruiting trends from this year will carry into 2017, but there is still some debate. Regardless of which candidate you voted for— and we’re not picking sides here —no one can deny that, with the election of Trump, the dynamics of American practices are anticipated to change. This does pose some issues with the…


Added by Pete Jay DuCharme on November 17, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hiring Headache? 4 Tips For Bringing On Production Workers

Finding a great manufacturing employee to fill a position is becoming increasingly more challenging. Part of this has to do with the skills gap found in younger generations. This does not refer to the gap in skills regarding the actual work that your employees must perform, but more general skills that are useful for any production worker.




Added by Emma Sturgis on November 16, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments


It's no secret that bad hires are costly to organizations. The expenses associated with recruiting, hiring, and training replacement employees are often significant. The expenses aren't only monetary either. Bad hires are also costly in terms of employee morale and productivity. Yet, even the most seasoned hiring managers and HR professionals make bad hires…


Added by Recruiter Raya on November 16, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

WhatsApp Group Chat - Creating Candidate Personas

Creating Personas is a game that we’ve all played during our childhood and enjoyed it and we’re quite good at it. If we’re being completely honest when we’re creating JDs it requires creativity and skill that needs to be acquired if you don’t have it already.  Don’t you agree?

While we’re creating JDs we need to ensure that we catch the desired applicants with the right calibre. Hence our popular…


Added by Sourcing Adda on November 16, 2016 at 12:56am — No Comments

Don't you hate it when a candidate turns down an offer 1 week before their start date?

The dreaded decline of the offer usually comes before accepting the offer, oh no, not on this one. Relocation assistance approved and sign on bonus all in place, even 3 weeks paid in a hotel to help transition.  As a recruiter you have already visualized the check coming in the mail and your off on to your next biggest and most important search.  

Although, instead of being happy and feeling good about all the hard work you did that goes into recruiting the hard-to-fill unicorn all…


Added by TechHiring.com on November 11, 2016 at 5:48pm — No Comments

How to Bring Military Precision to Your Hiring Process

Veteran’s Day is the perfect time not only to honor our service members, but also to recognize the valuable set of traits that veterans bring to the professional world. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outlines several coveted characteristics common among military…


Added by Steve Janack on November 10, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Rethinking the Role of Recruiters

Recruiters as brand ambassadors – as opposed to salespeople - for your organization

Let’s face it. It’s a candidate-driven marketplace out there. It is more difficult than ever to attract and retain qualified employees. As a recruiter, you’re charged…


Added by Mark Jackson on November 10, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Top 8 Effective Ways to Choose the Best Applicant Tracking System

When it comes to posting various job descriptions and candidate requirements on the job portals and social media platforms, the Recruiting Software serves the best under this category. However, every organization, big or small, needs to have a streamlined maintenance of all the applications received through these job postings. This is the very basic…


Added by Sanjay Darji on November 10, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Hurry up and Wait

A chain is only as strong as the weakest link. People who you have tasked to get the job done can only do so much without a team effort, mutual respect and co-operation. Many pieces to the puzzle and one size doesn’t fit all. Are we all “Reading From the Same Page?” or all are agendas conflicting? Do our times lines all add up? Are we “Between a Rock and a…


Added by Maurice Robertson on November 9, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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