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Social Media Transitions From Supplemental To Fundamental

Social media is obviously not a new concept. A Jobvite infograph posted by website Intricate states that 92% of employers currently use some form of social media as part of their recruitment strategy. Companies are utilizing social media to communicate with their employees, gain referrals for recruitment purposes and increase employee engagement. You probably use …

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Social Media In The Workplace: Facebook

 

Facebook! What did we do with all of our free time before there was Facebook? As popular as ever, a whopping 901 million users now have accounts on the social networking site. As a business, where can you find a larger pool of candidates or a way to reach more customers simultaneously?Nowhere.

For some, Facebook has become second priority next to breathing. With more members than any other social networking site, users…

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hire a Leader Not a Narcissist

By: Mary Catania and BrightMove Applicant Tracking and Recruiting Software

A strong leader in an organization is irreplaceable. Think Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs and General Mill’s CEO Ken Powell. America’s most popular bosses have more than their robust salaries and stellar reputations in common; they are born leaders. When searching for candidates at the C-suite level, recruiters have to learn…

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 24, 2012 at 7:46am — 3 Comments

Recruiting For Your Audience

By: Mary Catania and BrightMove Recruiting Software

An age diverse workforce can have real benefits for your organization, as different generations bring various levels of experience, qualifications, innovation, energy, devotion, and culture to the workplace. Since you are in the business of job recruitment, it’s important to think about the demographic you are targeting and how to effectively…

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Added by Michael Brandt on September 24, 2012 at 7:45am — 3 Comments

Recognize To Engage To Retain - Recognition, and Ultimately Engagement, Offers the Power to Keep Critical Talent

by Traci K and BrightMove Applicant Tracking and Recruiting Software

Employees who are satisfied with their employment are obviously more likely to be engaged workers. Even if the position isn’t exactly what makes them happy, employees are willing to work harder for an employer that they feel cares about them. As well, if they feel the important factors they hold dear in their current position, such as a flexible work environment, a supportive…

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Added by Michael Brandt on March 14, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

TALENT FIRST – HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ENGAGING EMPLOYEES ARE PIECES TO THE INTEGRATED TALENT MANAGEMENT PUZZLE

by Traci K and BrightMove Applicant Tracking and Recruiting Software

Aberdeen Group, a business research and analysis company, recently released a series of reports highlighting the primary focus of organizations for the upcoming year: Retention. As part of retention strategies, Human Capital Management and Employee Engagement have been assigned new levels of importance, fostering what Aberdeen foresees as a “Talent First” culture model:…

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Added by Michael Brandt on March 14, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

HIRING GENERATION Y SERIES: STEP THREE – WRITING A JOB POSTING AIMED AT GEN YER

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software at http://www.brightmove.com



At some point in time, if you haven’t already, your company will need to hire employees from the next generation of workers: Generation Y. Holding different values, ideals, and outlooks on the world in general, hiring and retaining Millennials has become the recruiting challenge of the decade. Worrying about how to keep them won’t be necessary,… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on May 11, 2011 at 12:12am — 10 Comments

HIRING GENERATION Y SERIES: STEP FOUR – PRESCREENING RESUMES FROM THE ME GENERATION

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software



Sifting through resumes might be the least favorite task of any given recruiter.  It’s difficult not to review each resume while at the same time resisting that voice in your head critiquing each one.  Thoughts such as, “Oooh, I would not have put that on the resume”,…

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Added by Michael Brandt on May 11, 2011 at 12:10am — No Comments

HIRING GENERATION Y SERIES: STEP FIVE – INTERVIEWING MILLENNIALS

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software at http://www.brightmove.com



Entitlement and informality are the words of the day. When you begin to understand the interview process for Generation Y candidates, these words may be circling in your mind as the reputation of today’s young professionals precedes them. Standard questions are bound to produce surprising responses, especially if you haven’t got a clue what you’re… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on May 11, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

HIRING GENERATION Y SERIES: STEP SIX – TRAINING YOUR NEW HIRES

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software

The inevitability of the changing workforce dynamic is that, at some point or another, members of Generation Y are going to be a part of it. Whether currently on board or getting ready to start, Millennial employees require the enactment of new strategies to attract, train, and retain them. They are motivated differently, they learn differently, and they have different needs than any generation preceding them. Figuring out… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on May 11, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

LET’S BOUNCE. WEBSITE STRUCTURE WILL AFFECT YOUR APPLICANT POOL.

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software

The design of the career section on your company website will affect, not only the number of people that stay on your site, but also the number of candidates that actually apply.  The interest generated has to do with various factors including eye-catching layouts, keywords, and ease of use.

The percentage of viewers that visit your website or job ad…

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Added by Michael Brandt on March 4, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments

PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT – GO GREEN OR GO HOME. ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS INITIATIVES MAY INCREASE CANDIDATE INTEREST IN YOUR ORGANIZATION.

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software

 

My Pay It Forward post was spurred by reading an article on putting an employee’s future potential ahead of a company’s immediate gain. Perhaps the reason for the impact that article made was the recognition that, due to the effects of this…

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Added by Michael Brandt on February 16, 2011 at 8:03am — No Comments

MIX AND MATCH. MAKING THE MOST OF RECENT REORGANIZATIONS AND DOWNSIZE SURVIVORS – ASSESS NEW STRUCTURES AND REBUILD TEAMWORK EFFECTIVELY.

by Traci K. and BrightMove Recruiting Software and Staffing Software

With job cuts leveling off, corporations find themselves trying to make sense of those left after the dust has settled.  Job descriptions have evolved and been altered to absorb the responsibilities of the employees that were part of any reductions in force.  More with less has been the theme of many an organization over the past few years. …

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Added by Michael Brandt on February 9, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

LOOK AT ME! FROM RECRUITING BOOTH TO THE INTERVIEW – HOW TO DRAW IN STUDENT TALENT AT CAREER FAIRS.

by Tracy K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software

 

Large businesses have an easier time branding themselves as there are more opportunities for their name to get “out there”.  Businesses of small to medium size have a harder time and it’s extremely important to utilize every possible chance to let your organization be known.  This is especially true if you are trying to attract new…

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Added by Michael Brandt on February 9, 2011 at 8:44am — No Comments

PAY IT FORWARD. TRAINING ABOVE AND BEYOND IS BENEFICIAL IN THE LONG RUN.

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software

 

In December, Monster.com came out with their Top 11 HR & Recruitment Blogs for 2011.  Having some spare time to take a look at a few of their top picks, I came to one that had many interesting posts, however one in particular intrigued me. …

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Added by Michael Brandt on February 9, 2011 at 8:42am — No Comments

IT ISN’T FAIR. COLLEGE RECRUITING VENTURES AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL CAREER FAIRS.

In a previous post the latest Recruiting Trends analysis distributed by Michigan State University was summarized. Getting a little more specific, we will look at the current state of college recruitment among those employers polled for the study.

According to the research done by the team at MSU, the post popular method of college recruiting is simply…

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Added by Michael Brandt on December 13, 2010 at 12:59am — No Comments

DON’T BE ANTI-SOCIAL. EMBRACE THE ADVANCES IN EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAMS.

Many HR processes have been transformed in the recent past as the evolution of social media has given rise to new HR issues and methods. Traditional employee recruitment practices are now a small piece of a much larger puzzle. Placing an online or paper ad, networking at trade shows and other events, sourcing internal candidates, or gaining employee referrals – these are all still effective ways to accumulate potential hires, yet many of these have been affected by social…

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Added by Michael Brandt on November 10, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

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