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Revitalizing Healthcare Recruitment

According to a recent article on Kaiser Health News, a new study suggests that the healthcare hiring demand is expected to increase at a faster rate than general employment with a projected “jump of more than 40 percent by 2020.” With this expected increase, how can healthcare HR professionals prepare?…


Added by Karen Bucks on April 19, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Free Aberdeen Group Webinar - Social Talent Acquisition: Challenges and Trends

More and more companies are turning to social media to drive their HR program. From job postings to passive recruitment the world of Social Talent Acquisition is changing and evolving.

On Thursday, March 29th at 1pm, Madeline Laurano, Aberdeen Group’s Research Director for…


Added by Karen Bucks on March 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free Webinar: How to Streamline your Recruitment Processes Using Applicant Tracking and Assessment Technology

Free webinar from Chris Amabile. Check out his blog post below!

We are about 17 days into 2012 and you are most likely well into implementing your recruitment strategic plan. How is it working out? Are you seeing any improvements compared to 2011? You may need a bit more time to evaluate your current plan, but one important recommendation I would make is: remain…


Added by Karen Bucks on January 17, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Social Recruiting...the Basics We Always Forget!

Just two weeks ago, I attended a conference in Philadelphia regarding social media’s influence on the business world as we know it. It’s amazing to see how different departments are leveraging social media in their day-to-day tasks. In fact it’s great. However, for those of you who haven’t jumped on board the social media train, you are missing out. Let’s take HR for example. Recruiters know that they…


Added by Karen Bucks on December 1, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Free Healthcare Webinar Tomorrow: How to Choose a Recruitment Technology

We all know that Healthcare recruiting is difficult to manage. Never mind the fact that you have to find the most qualified person for a position (as do most other industry professionals) you also have a ton of different hire types to manage and a slew of regulatory issues to comply with. It’s plain old difficult...so you should pat yourselves on the back for bringing in the talent you have thus far. But what if managing your recruitment program could be easier. Well, it can be with…


Added by Karen Bucks on November 17, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

The Juror Who Was Never Called: Recruitment Lessons from the Jury Selection Process

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger


A couple of weeks ago, I got this notice in the mail that brightened my day, well week, well actually a good month. It was a jury summons! Wait what? Yes, you’ve heard me correctly…jury…


Added by Karen Bucks on September 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introducing…the Careers @ iCIMS Microsite! By Jill Cienki

I'd like to share another great blog post on optimizing career sites by iCIMS Blogger, Jill Cienki. Check it out below!


Here at iCIMS, we like to practice what we preach. With a priority set on the candidate…


Added by Karen Bucks on September 8, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Three Easy Tips to Stay Organized in Retail HR as the Economy Fluctuates

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger


Is there still hope for hourly and salaried employment in the retail industry?? Yes….maybe…alright well who knows for sure! But at least one month ago things looked promising. In an article from USA Today,…


Added by Karen Bucks on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

4 Google+ Features that Recruiters will LOVE

With all the news about Google+, I'd like to share another great blog post on the topic by iCIMS Blogger, Katie Meeker. Check it out below!


Barely 2 weeks old and the buzz of Google+ has already taken over…


Added by Karen Bucks on July 12, 2011 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Stress Management for HR Professionals

By iCIMS Blogger Karen Bucks


Can you believe it is almost July? As many of you get ready to kick-off your Fourth of July weekend celebration, I’m sure HR will be far from your mind. But as with most jobs, the workload will only increase with every day off. How do you handle work that piles up?

In the HR industry,…


Added by Karen Bucks on June 28, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

What's in Your SHRM 2011 Suitcase?

As June 26th approaches, HR professionals, industry thought leaders, technology vendors, and many others are getting excited. Excited for what you ask? The one and only SHRM 2011 Annual Conference and Exposition that is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. With a variety of sessions to attend and a number of exhibits to see, I think this year will provide all attendees with a great number of…


Added by Karen Bucks on June 21, 2011 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Employed or Unemployed? That Is NOT the Question.

On April 25th, Huffington Post reported on a recent law passed in New Jersey in March that prohibits job postings that may be discriminatory in nature. Who are these posts discriminating against? The unemployed.

Any job ads that specifically exclude those still unemployed will be deemed unfair by the state. In greater detail…


Added by Karen Bucks on May 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

1.7 Million Employees Hired! And counting…

McDonalds recently held a recruitment campaign where recruiters were tasked to hire 50,000 new hires nationwide all in one day! That is a lot of resumes and candidate information to collect.



Added by Karen Bucks on April 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

UK Recruitment – Where Are We Headed?


While the UK still struggles to get out of this recession (just as the rest of the world), there does seem to be a hint of economic improvement. In a recent report, low-carbon or green businesses are receiving funding from the Regional Growth Fund. The main purpose of this funding is to spur vacancy…


Added by Karen Bucks on April 12, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing – Starting with Social Recruiting

By iCIMS Blogger Karen Bucks


What is Recruitment Marketing?

According to good old ERE:

Recruitment marketing used to mean writing job ads and placing them in newspapers. Today, it covers a wide…


Added by Karen Bucks on March 24, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Empowering the Empowerer - Driving HR Professional Engagement

By Karen Bucks, an iCIMS Blogger


Yes, I know, I just made up that word, but read on and I'll show you what I mean.

It’s almost 10:00 am, I’m sure most of you are well…


Added by Karen Bucks on February 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Re-optimizing your HR Foundation

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger


I know we are only a month into the year, but I must say there seems to be a common theme: optimization.  Whether it’s improving your career site or reducing your time-to-fill, it is all for the same reason…to optimize your HR…


Added by Karen Bucks on February 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Your 2011 HR Program - Re-evaluate and Optimize

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger


As we head into 2011, I’m sure many of you are preparing or acting upon your 2011 strategic initiatives. And as expected, there have been a profusion of posts from industry bloggers about those 2011 strategies and trends. Do they match up to your plan?…


Added by Karen Bucks on January 13, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

The Healthcare Employment Boom - Preparing for the Future

By Karen Bucks, an iCIMS Blogger

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry is in for an extraordinary boom in this decade. “Wage and salary employment is expected to increase by 22 percent as compared to an expected 11 percent increase for all other industries combined.” I must say, that’s great if you are job hunting in that industry. The BLS further states,… Continue

Added by Karen Bucks on November 16, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments

Improving Employee Satisfaction through HR Communication

By Karen Bucks, iCIMS Blogger

How transparent are your HR initiatives?

And, I am not talking about your external recruitment and branding efforts. We…


Added by Karen Bucks on November 4, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments


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