December 2017 Blog Posts (97)

Graham Pionkowski is an HR Tech Enthusiast (audio)

Graham Pionkowski, who's spent the last decade in the world of corporate recruiting, and helped a number of organizations up level their talent acquisition strategy, operations, and technologies was a guest a the recent episode of RecTech. Most recently, he has served as the head of global talent acquisition at Bizarre Voice, a high tech company based in Austin, Texas. Over the last few years, he's been leading all things recruiting,…


Added by Chris Russell on December 18, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Advance Your Career by Selling Yourself

Instead of building ourselves up and selling ourselves for maximum value we accept what is given to us and end up doing twice the work for half the pay.

One of the most important places you can ever sell yourself is during the interview process for a new job. It is…


Added by BreckAdmin on December 15, 2017 at 8:48pm — No Comments

New Data From Quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.22 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2017, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association, remaining above three million for the 14th consecutive quarter.

On a year-to-year basis, staffing employment was essentially flat (-0.7%) in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016.

Temporary and…


Added by Ekansh Pahwa on December 15, 2017 at 6:16am — No Comments

Which HR tool to invest in? ATS or Recruitment Marketing platform?

Talking with business owners, recruiters and other HR professionals, we have realized that many of them have the same two questions: “Which recruiting tool should I buy? Recruitment Marketing software or ATS?” The problem is that many of them, besides not knowing the difference between the two, don't know that there are 2-in-1 solutions that offer…


Added by Kristina Martic on December 15, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

Could You Work in Quantitative Finance?

As the booming technology industry continues to grow and advance, an increasing number of quant analysts and developers are moving towards quant trading. Newer and more sophisticated algorithms are enabling developers in entrepreneurial units within banks and exchanges, to…


Added by ISL Recruitment on December 14, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Stay Compliant: California Hiring Changes Coming in 2018


Added by Rick Girard on December 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Let's Make A Connection


Ok, now that I have your attention...

Welcome to Recruiter Connection, where old-fashioned networking meets modern day technology. Where you'll hear all sorts of intimate details.

"Adam, I'm a recruiter. Why don't good candidates come to me? I've done it all....I've set up my…


Added by Adam Karpiak on December 14, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Interview Questions For Career Changers

Career change is not just moving from one job to another, but is actually a bigger shift than this because making a change is not only just applying your knowledge or skills in a new area or filling the gaps needed, but it also needs a major thought process, search and plan before jumping into this.

Once you have figured out what career to choose, it's time to take action and the first step towards success is landing a job interview in this process. You will…


Added by Harmion Morris on December 14, 2017 at 6:47am — 1 Comment

The Second Reason

The first reason that you recruit is to solve an immediate need. The hiring manager recognizes a need, a strategic change, or some deficit that is preventing the business from achieving an objective. He or she comes to HR or recruiting and says you need to find me this. Whether you are patching, growing, or replacing there is an immediate need that you have to take care of.

The second reason you recruit is to build a better business, a great business. You have a vision for the…


Added by Todd Kmiec on December 13, 2017 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Basic Job Interview Tips to Help You Get It

The interview is the second and the last step of recruiting. It implies that you have already passed the first step – wrote a resume and didn’t forget to fill in your profile on LinkedIn, as according to LinkedIn profile writing service it is used by 92% of the hirers.

You can be invited to face-to-face or Skype interview. Below you will find the basic job interview tips to help you…


Added by Tara Crow on December 13, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments


Well, 2018 is fast approaching and there are a plethora of recruitment trend predictions floating around for the upcoming year.

Some trends will carry on from 2017 including the automation of recruitment and data analytics.

Here are our top 3 predictions for recruitment trends for 2018 with lots of lovely stats to provide you with a deeper insight into why we have selected these particular ones.…


Added by Joanne McDonagh on December 13, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

Staffing Employee Hiring Rises in November

Up 3.9% From a Year Ago, Maintaining Steady Pace of Growth

Temporary help employment grew 0.6% from October to November, and was 3.9% higher than in November 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.1% per month over the past 11 months, significantly higher than the average of 1.4% for all of 2016, as reported by BLS earlier this year following a…


Added by Ekansh Pahwa on December 13, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments

10 Career Change Myths

Career Myth #1: You can't make a living doing something you really, truly love

This is the grand-daddy of career myths, the belief that you can't have a "practical" career doing something that you are passionate about. It has to be one or the other. This career myth is rooted in fear. Fear that we have to sacrifice our happiness to make a living. Don't buy the myth that you can't earn a living by doing what you…


Added by BreckAdmin on December 12, 2017 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Skill should trump years of experience

Skill should trump years of experience

Years of Experience. Why are we so caught up on years of experience? It does not mean more skillful, it does not mean better, all it means is they may have been doing it longer. Yet time and time again managers and recruiters…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 12, 2017 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Get A Team You Trust: 4 Hiring Tips for New Business Owners

When starting a new business, having a great idea and business smarts is essential. However, your efforts don’t stop there. Even if you know everything about how to run a business, you won’t be able to do it all yourself. Whether you’re running an independent store or a chain of restaurants, you need to enlist the help of others in order to bring your passion to life and keep it going.

A good team is required. Not only should everyone be competent, they should also work well with one…


Added by Kara Masterson on December 12, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Virtual Recruiters vs Staffing Companies- Which one is better to hire?

If you have your personal Corporation, and you are intending to expand the job, the clearest answer might seem is setting up your own HR crew. But employing a whole lot of people, just so that you are able to employ a whole lot of expert gift for the business is not always the suitable alternative, especially whenever you could be restricted with regard to the time and money.

The most effective way is to outsource hiring gift accordingly that It's possible to focus on that which…


Added by Ekansh Pahwa on December 12, 2017 at 1:42am — No Comments

Is a first time UX Designer best suited to an agency?

Ready to climb the career ladder of product design? Esther Fraenkel has you covered! Esther is our Senior Product Consultant here at ISL and she has written a fantastic short blog that draws on the knowledge and experience of her fellow product professionals about whether an agency, contract or freelance role. Esther has sourced a range of top tips from Product…


Added by ISL Recruitment on December 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Best IT Certifications to Get Your Dream Job in 2018

IT Certifications are not to be taken lightly. According to Global Knowledge, the salaries of certified IT professionals is on average 11.9% higher than their uncertified peers. Businesses explain elevating certified candidates’…


Added by TransTech Staffing on December 11, 2017 at 11:03am — No Comments

HR People: How To Be Productive During The Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a challenging period to find motivation or time for work in between company parties and vacation time. Human resources teams can especially feel busy this time of year as they are tasked with end-of-year responsibilities like bonuses, vacation time, and maintaining company…


Added by Or Hillel on December 11, 2017 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

5 Reasons to Engage An Offshore Recruiter

Every company wants most qualified employees. To come across these staff members, you usually need to engage the services of a recruiter. The cost of selecting a recruiter varies from country to country and to reduce back costs, companies have been hiring recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) companies from over seas. It is a favorite theory among businesses of types since they obtain the advantage of paying lower prices for offshore recruiters to the same quality of job.

Here are five…


Added by Ekansh Pahwa on December 11, 2017 at 1:46am — No Comments

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