Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (38)

How To Execute Recruiting Contact Campaigns

In my last post, I discussed types of recruiting contact campaign approaches; this week, I’ll discuss turning that initial approach into real recruiting action, along with some tips and tricks for turning contacts into candidates.  Like any campaign, it’s important to have a defined timeline…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 31, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

High Five: @RecruitingBlogs Top Posts of 2013

This year’s top five blog posts (at least, according to Google Analytics) not only generated the most traffic, but also represents something of a microcosm for RecruitingBlogs. 

Each of these posts was bylined by a working HR or recruiting professional with a unique perspective - and voice – as a…


Added by Matt Charney on December 30, 2013 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

The Truth About Social Recruiting

Hey you guys, LinkedIn is DEAD. All the cool kids are recruiting on Facebook and you better have yourself some Pinterest sourcing sessions. I’m serious. So serious, in fact, I Binged “Social Recruiting” (well what did you expect) and got over 42 million results, most of which were a horrifying mix of conferences and poorly written blogs by people who couldn’t make a…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on December 27, 2013 at 3:30pm — 33 Comments

2014: Tougher than Ever to be a Recruiter

What a great year...2013!  I'm sure for many of you the lump of coal for 2013 will the be taxes you owe.  Obviously, the flip side of that is that if your recruiting practice isn't on an upward climb right now, you might want to review what's going on.  I just finished working out on the elliptical for an hour and watched a documentary on the initiating boot…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on December 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

73% of Your Candidates Are NOT on LinkedIn

Within the last 30 days, more than 1.19 billion people have signed onto Facebook to update their profiles; interact with their friends, family members, acquaintances, and coworkers; follow companies; and conduct their social, personal, and professional lives online. 

On every login, Facebook users are…


Added by Stephane Le Viet on December 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Get Your Ducks in a Row: How HR Plays a Starring Role in the “Duck Dynasty” Controversy

Unless you’ve been one of the lucky few to escape the cold grasp of the webs this week, you may have heard a thing or two about the controversy surrounding the A&E show, “Duck Dynasty.” While there are many heated debates going on at the moment regarding the opinions expressed by one of the cast members and his…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

‘Tis the Season… to Untangle?

"Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no. We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.” - Clark W. Griswold

Innovation drives change. Innovation…


Added by Jed Hamilton on December 20, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

2014 Employment Outlook: Forecasting Fog

As 2013 comes to a close and we look towards 2014, overall signs of changes to the employment marketplace indicate that there may be a better picture for workers in 2014.  But, upon closer inspection, the results appear to be mixed.

A Mixed Bag

The BLS recently released its November employment figures and we saw the…


Added by Joe Stubblebine on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

9 Ways to Burn Bridges With Future Candidates

Congratulations on finding the perfect person for your role! Now, what are you going to do with all those resumes that you no longer need?

Here’s some advice: Burn them. Seriously. Who cares? That person made a connection with you, your company, and your brand; but none of that matters now. You don’t need them. You’ve got what you need and over 50% of them weren’t…


Added by Paul Slezak on December 19, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Recruiting Recruiters: 5 Cool Jobs Now Hiring

Recruiters spend a lot of time looking at career sites and job descriptions – which might explain why most have relatively short tenures.  When your job is job search, exposure to end product – particularly after a difficult candidate conversation or hiring manager meeting – has a way of making the grass look a little greener.

Most recruiting jobs are ultimately…


Added by Matt Charney on December 19, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments

"Passionate"? - Don't make me laugh!

OK. I admit it. I used to think "passionate" was a good CV or resume word. It conveys more than "hard-working" or "diligent" and adds "caring" and emotion. If you're passionate about something, you're fully absorbed, engaged and enthusiastic. I can remember when, if I saw it on somebody's CV, it added…


Added by Martin Ellis on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Coming Up Short: The ATS World

In the early 2000's, I had just started working in recruiting and didn't know anything about the industry or its tools. My first week on the job, the company was implementing a new ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Dave, the guy who was leading the implementation, didn't show up my second day on the job and soon the announcement was made that Dave had left the company and was…


Added by Doug Douglas on December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Flogging a dead horse… OR The Recruitment industry sucks!

Recruitment agencies tend to be getting a bum rap at the moment, with what seems an endless amount of people getting on the “Whack the Recruitment Agency” bandwagon.

Whilst I cannot disagree that some agencies and some Recruiters…


Added by Dan Nuroo on December 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

What's happening in the online recruiting industry: a roundup of news

As 2013 draws to a close, it's a good time to take one last look at what is actually going on in the job board industry. More acquisitions, revelations, and developments, actually - so let's take a look:…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 18, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Refried Beans and Recruiting Blogs

As a Southern California native, consuming (and/or cooking) mass quantities of Mexican cuisine is a way of life. One of the more delectable ingredients in many tasty recipes is refried beans. Ironically, the way these beans are made involves methods other than frying or refrying. So while they are still delicious, the name is not…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2013 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Faces of Learning and Leadership Development

Learning and leadership development are crucial parts of a successful talent strategy.  This week we began a series of infographics that analyze the online conversations taking place on topics related to learning and leadership development.

The series kicks off with “The Faces of Learning and Leadership Development,” which identifies 25 leading advocates—the people mentioned most frequently in social posts that link to content (articles,…


Added by Mark Willaman on December 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

6 Resources For Finding Cool Sourcing & Recruiting Tools

How I keep Up With and Find Tools

Many of you know my reputation for being the "Tool Guy." I'm always on the look out for new tools, or "toys," as I call them, for sourcing and recruiting. I'm often asked how - and where - I find the time to find these…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Talent Tools: Nimble CRM for Recruiting and HR

Nimble is a “social CRM” which combines pretty much everything you need for task and contact management into a single, simple and intuitive solution ideal for candidate relationship management - and more. Nimble exemplifies the growing divide between consumer and human resources technology. It’s extremely intuitive in both…


Added by Matt Charney on December 16, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Millennials Leaving Facebook: What Does This Mean for Recruitment?

With over 92% of companies turning to mobile and social media channels as part of their recruitment process, it’s quite evident that technology has transformed the HR landscape. While LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter remain the most frequently used social channels for recruiters…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Google News: Gmail Images & The Big Picture for Recruitment Marketing

Marketing automation – not e-mail marketing, and yes, there is a difference – has been the backbone of successful recruiting campaigns for going on a decade.  Marketing automation, when designed properly, drives leads through the sales funnel with the goal of nurturing, engaging and ultimately converting qualified leads into sales.

Marketing automation relies on…


Added by Ryan Leary on December 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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