Featured Blog Posts – December 2014 Archive (65)

Spark of the Recruiter Civil War: The Pricing Paradox of Huge Fees

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Spark of the Recruiter Civil War: Fooling, Fees, & Paradox Pricing

In the world of recruiting and…


Added by James Chmielinski on December 31, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

The New Face of Veteran Community!!!

This blog was written with Marvin Smith the “godfather of Talent communities” and my coworker at Lockheed Martin. I am honored to work with, know and count Marvin as one of my friends.

 At Lockheed Martin, we’re driven by a sense of purpose and a passion for innovation to solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges. This post on our…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 31, 2014 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A Recruiter’s Guide to Social Media Monitoring

The field of recruiting is a diver’s profession; recruiters are needed in every aspect of the company, no matter which field, be it a System Admin, Sales and Marketing Executive etc. All of these job profiles require individuals of calibre and that too having varying skills – sets specific to the job profile.

With everything going online, recruiters need to…


Added by Sheetal Devarde on December 31, 2014 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

7 Sourcing Tools from 7 Sourcing Pros

As the year winds down, it’s typically a time of reflection. You spend the months of November and December looking at performance for the past year, spreadsheets and sitting in budget meetings that never end but even with all that planning, it’s hard to feel like you’re doing something new or better to make the next year’s performance better than the last. There’s only so…


Added by Katrina Kibben on December 30, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Reputation Management on the Job Boards

Finding the right job board is just as important as finding the right job, which is why reputable job boards are so important for recruiters and potential employees.

Whether it's finding a job board with dependable listings or one where employers can seek out ideal candidates, reputation management can help.

Here are just a few ways reputation management is…


Added by Dave on December 30, 2014 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

5 Keys for Building Effective Talent Pools

Are you tired of encountering inadequate and irrelevant candidates? Fed up of the goose chase? Wondering where to find those had to get applicants, well you just described the story of most recruiters.   

For a recruiter sourcing candidates is a cumbersome task even with the latest developments in popular Social Media like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook…


Added by Yusuf Pathan on December 30, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Reflecting on Your Hiring in 2014

With 2015 only a few days away, many of us are partaking in the traditions of reflection and resolution.  Personally we may reflect upon the major events in our life over the past 12 months – a big move, a new job, an amazing vacation.  But we also inevitably reflect on what we’d like to change and turn that into our resolutions – to…


Added by Natalie Morgan on December 29, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

More than Money: Simple Perks Can Make Great Employers Stand Out

It can be tempting to dismiss the glowing praise of those who work at great employers in technology and other fields flush with cash. After all, what’s not to like about free smoothie stations, unlimited time off, Cadillac health plans and the other accoutrements of organizations that seem to spare no expense in attracting talent? But dig deeper, and you’ll find that some of the…


Added by Kim Peters on December 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Social Recruiting Wrap Up 2014

I’m not a big fan of the holidays or lists for that matter, but I had a bit of a Grinch heart growing moment this morning looking back on some of the best social recruiting posts on RecruitingDaily and RecruitingBlogs in 2014 - articles that I missed, and I’m sure some you overlooked too.

So, rather than keeping all of this to myself, I pulled some of my favorites…


Added by Katrina Kibben on December 26, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

How to use Blogs for Recruiting?

Recruiters haven’t used Blogs as extensively as Social media like ‘LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for scouting talented individuals. This is because they are either not aware or sure of its effectiveness as a tool for recruiting, even though Blogging has been around for quite a while. So let’s address its effectiveness through this discussion.

In order to get the…


Added by Sourcing Adda on December 26, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

A Recruiter's Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and somewhere online

A recruiter was puzzling over which webpage to mine

With visions of revenues and managers content

This recruiter was no ordinary Clark Kent

Dark horn-rimmed glasses covered his eyes

He was better than any of the CIA’s spies

His fingers were dancing on his silent keyboard

Looking for…


Added by Steve Levy on December 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Happy Holidays From Everyone @Recruitingblogs

Each year we remember at RecruitingBlogs how lucky we are to have all of you.  Every day thousands of readers and dozens of writers post and communicate with other recruiters and HR folk around the world through our little site.

We work hard to bring more and more content to you every year.  2014 was a year of growth and discovery for us.  We made new business…


Added by Noel Cocca on December 24, 2014 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list as of 12/23/14 and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide you valuable…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

2015 - The Year Of The Candidate

It occurred to me today that we are just about ONE week from 2015. Where did the fourth quarter of 2014 even go? I know those of you that follow my blog have probably thought I fell right off the face of Earth, right? Well fortunately, I did not. I could give you a long list of reasons why taking time out for a blog post wasn't possible the last few weeks, but I'd…


Added by Amy McDonald on December 23, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

What To Look For When You’re Looking Into A Recruitment Agency

When looking for potential job candidates, executive recruiters might want to “pipeline” them for any openings that will be available in the near future. By regularly keeping an eye out for candidates, employers will be able to fill…


Added by Bryony Shaw on December 23, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How to Recruit Top Sales Talent for Digital Marketing Companies

As we enter the new year, it’s clear that companies are increasingly turning to digital marketing to promote their products. In fact, according to a recent Gartner’s CMO Spend Report, digital marketing budgets are likely to increase by 8% in 2015. With higher demand for such services comes the need to recruit the right salespeople.

So what should digital marketing companies look for as their search for top sales talent? And how do they go about locating the…


Added by Or Hillel on December 23, 2014 at 8:57am — No Comments

Seven Big Trends shaping the job board industry in 2015

It's that time of the year, when everyone and their uncle is either looking back, telling you what happened, or looking forward and predicting the future. I like the old …


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Candidate experience survey: What candidates really want

The HR and recruiting scene is currently being flooded with advice on 'how to create the best candidate experience'. The way your company conducts the recruiting process is especially important because it leaves a lasting impression on the candidate.

The candidate experience is a significant aspect of building a strong employer brand, something which is vital for…


Added by Corinna Litera on December 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Include stemmed terms on LinkedIn and find 4x more candidates

Over the past couple of weeks, more than a handful of recruiters have said they don't need to put all the variations of a word into a LinkedIn search because it stems automatically.

One of those was a successful recruitment business owner who still recruited hands on.

As surprising as it is, LinkedIn do not stem terms and if you don't do it yourself, you could…


Added by Stephen Beckitt on December 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

A Summary of 2014 and 8 Recruiting Predictions for 2015

I was in the process of preparing our regular weekly newsletter to send out to our blog readers when I hit a bit of a road bump, with Christmas very nearly here most of my normal sources were republishing old content or writing Christmas themed motivators. Rather than send out a collection of generic links that would add no value…


Added by Chris South on December 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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