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What Motivates You to Bag Your Next Placement?

In Missouri, there are only two preciously short weeks in November that you can shoot an antlered deer with a firearm.  Every year, men and women all over the state get out their hunter orange and camo, and prepare to sit in a tree in the wee hours of the morning, hoping that a huge buck will wander in front of their sight lines.

 

While every season, 40% to 70% of the antlered deer population is killed in Missouri, only 1 in 5 hunters will actually get a…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on November 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Do We Really Have Any Klout Online?

 

Weathering Inevitable Change Online

Klout, the site that measures your social media activity to calculate your online influence, changed their algorithm in late October.  Klout users’ scores dropped, spurring a stream of negative buzz on Klout’s website.  But…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on November 9, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Are You Wasting Time with a Weak Sales Pitch?

Time.  The Currency of the Future.  The Currency of Now.

I just saw the trailer for the new Justin Timberlake movie, “In Time.”

 

The premise of In Time is that time is money.  It’s a common phrase, but in the movie, time is literally money.  Want a cup of coffee?  That will be four minutes, please.  The amount of time you have is somehow embedded on your…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on October 19, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

Great Content Makes SEO Less Scary for Recruiters

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

SEO:  Monitored by Robots, Made for…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on October 12, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments

Is it Time to Rethink Your (Mobile) Webdesign?

Have you looked at your website in your mobile browser lately?

 

If it looks a little uncomfortable, all squished in that tiny screen, it might be time to contemplate redesigning your site for mobile users.

 

If you aren’t providing your mobile users a great experience, they’ll be bouncing off to greener pastures as soon as they hit your website on their smartphone or tablet…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on October 5, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

The Skinnygirl Guide to Branding Your Recruitment Firm



This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In May of this year, Bethenny Frankel, housewife-turned-reality TV star ended up on the cover of Forbes as the highest grossing celebrity…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on September 28, 2011 at 10:45am — 3 Comments

10 Reasons Why Your Clients Need You | Free Download

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

1.  You Ask the Right Questions

You don’t waste time.  Before working on an opening, you qualify the job order.  You ask all of the right questions to gauge if the opening can truly be filled.  This process helps both you and your…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on September 14, 2011 at 10:23am — 2 Comments

Building a Purpose-Driven Recruiting Firm

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

This month at NAPS, Sendouts Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jonathan Herrick, will be leading a round table discussion.  He is passionate about driving recruiting and staffing firm with PURPOSE, as opposed to PROFIT, and will be leading…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on September 7, 2011 at 10:01am — 4 Comments

Does Social Media Technology = Hasta la Vista to Third Party Recruiters?

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In 1984, Sarah Connor narrowly escaped being terminated by a cyborg assassin from the future.

Are we in for another cyborg attack?

The job board giants, their niche job board counterparts, the usual social media suspects, new platforms like…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on August 24, 2011 at 9:33am — 17 Comments

The Missing Link – Internship Programs Tie Great Company Culture with Economic Growth

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

Many companies will be wrapping up their summer internship programs this month as college coeds head back to school.

Is your company taking advantage of its internship program?  As a recruiting and staffing professional, are you targeting…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on August 17, 2011 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Farewell from a Summer Intern at Sendouts

Written by Taylor

 

Hey Everybody,

 

Wow my last day as an intern already. Only two and a half months ago I was touring the office with Brian and trying to learn everyone’s name.

 

My parents have told me that…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on August 12, 2011 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Changing Lives, One Stadium at a Time

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

This month, among the usual stats on revenue, cost per opportunity, and wait times for support calls, Brian Hopcraft, our President & CEO, referenced an article that…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on August 10, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Communication Breakdown

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

Written by Taylor.

 

We are all familiar with dystopias where technology runs amuck. Movies… Continue

Added by Jessica Lunk on August 3, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

VMS Systems: The Rube Goldbergs of Today

VMS Systems: The Rube Goldbergs of Today

A complicated procedure for a relatively simple process, vendor management systems are the Rube Goldberg machines of today's recruiting industry.  Instead of connecting with a hiring manager via a phone call or email, recruiters work with all of the…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 28, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

VMS Sync, Business Rules Engine and More – Oh My!

Written By Travis

 

Today we’re releasing some big things for companies with big goals. Our latest version (8.7) is geared towards companies that want to solve the problems of working with VMS boards and defining their firm’s individual process. Of course I’m talking about our new VMS Sync and Business Rules Engine,…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 27, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Art of Consciously Qualifying Job Orders

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.…
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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 20, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

In the Eyes of Gen-Y: The First Job

Written by Taylor

 

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In the eyes of a college student, summer is that…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 6, 2011 at 10:33am — 4 Comments

10 Innovative Ways to Generate Recruiting Blog Posts (without a lot of work)

Candidates and clients are attracted to recruiters who are experts in both the recruiting industry and their niche.  Blogging is an excellent platform for recruiters to generate thought leadership, and demonstrate their expertise .  However, it can be intimidating to come up with a monthly, weekly, or even daily post.

 

Are you a recruiter who wants to start blogging, but is afraid of running out of ideas?  Don’t be.  Writing blog posts does not have to be a lot of work.  There…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on June 29, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Unleashing the Networking Potential of Facebook Places.

Missed Connections…Are You Checking In?

Imagine that you are sitting at the local bistro, chowing down on a café sandwich between appointments.  Thirty feet away at the burger joint next door, an old colleague is munching on some fries before heading back to the office.  You used to work together in retail, but…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on June 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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