You Annoy Me – You’re Hired!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
I usually don’t listen very closely when the Chief Information Officers at tech companies talk. After all, they’re usually not speaking my language. But when they discuss hiring and developing talent, I begin to pay attention.
5 Great Recruitment Videos on YouTube and Why They Work
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
If you are recruiting for new talent in your company, one great way to do so is by taking your recruitment ad to video. YouTube is currently the third most popular website in the world with over 800 million unique users visiting each month which makes it the perfect place to find a new audience.
Recruitment is NOT Talent Acquisition
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
In our Lexicon , we define Talent acquisition as “a strategic approach to identifying, attracting and onboarding top talent to efficiently and effectively meet dynamic business needs.” ” The term Talent Acquisition (TA) is often used synonymously with Recruiting. However, these are two very different things. Recruiting is a subset of TA, and includes the activities of sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing, selecting and hiring.
Rails Testing — Factory Girl
AUGUST 16, 2012
Today we''re going to talk about how to augment Rails testing with Thoughtbot''s fantastic Factory Girl
Secrets to Boost Your Offer Acceptance Rates!
Losing a quality candidate at the job offer stage is one of the most costly pitfalls in recruiting. Download our guide to boosting your offer acceptance rates and learn the 5 secrets to closing top candidates every time.
Authenticity Is Where It’s At In Job Interviews
AUGUST 27, 2012
Authenticity. The degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character. As in a job interview. On both sides of the table. I was recently invited to speak to 200 recruiting and HR pros at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference on the campus of Best Buy.
Staffing News Of The Day, October 5, 2012
OCTOBER 5, 2012
More businesses, workers turn to temporary jobs. The Herald Weekly]. Monster Worldwide, Inc.: Monster Employment Index rises 3% Year-over-Year. 4-traders]. The Conference Board Inc.: Job growth still slow, but not slowing. 4-traders]. Unemployment rate falls to near four-year low. Fits News].
Check Out These Vintage Staffing Photos
APRIL 27, 2012
I’m a sucker for old photography. I don’t mind admitting I have a pretty impressive tintype collection at home. I started looking through old pictures of staffing offices, ads, and signs and found a lot more than I thought I would.
How to Spot a Bad Recruitment Agency
MAY 21, 2012
credit: JD Hancock. During the tough times of an economic downturn, when unemployment numbers skyrocket, job seekers need all the support and guidance they can get. Unfortunately, it is a fertile period for bad recruitment agencies to ply their unethical tricks.
How Three Recruitment Pros Deliver Bad News
JANUARY 13, 2012
One candidate you’re trying to place needs to improve her hygiene. Another didn’t get a position he was banking on to end months of unemployment. And a client has asked you to fill a position at a salary that is well below market rate.
Staffing News Of The Day, August 23, 2012
AUGUST 23, 2012
Psst … have you heard the news about office politics? Majority of workers surveyed cite gossip as most common form of office politics. MarketWatch]. Houston Apartment Award presented for just fourth time in 52 Years. Kenneth J.
The Stupid Question Interview
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Everyone has a classic “bad interview” story. And you staffing industry folks could probably write books full of ’em.) And while those are always good for a laugh (or cry), I tend to like one very specific kind of bad interview story: The Stupid Question Story.
Recruitment in Smaller Orgs
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Hiring is the one of the most important functions for new organizations, yet I still see smaller companies devote very little time and resources to their recruitment function. Newly formed firms really need to make recruitment a pillar to building an effective company. Here are a few tips
Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent
The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.
OCTOBER 28, 2012
Many recruiters already know what tools to use to research prospective candidates for jobs, such as social media sites and a simple Google search, but what about researching the actual companies you are representing to learn more about them? Recruiting Software Blog ATS candidate candidates career careerbliss employee employee referrals employer employment executive glassdoor happiness happy hiring job job seeker job seekers recruiter recruiting Recruiting Software resume resumes staffing
Use Social Media To Recruit – Or Die
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Are you using social media for recruitment? Answer no, and know you are in the minority. Social media has become the chief source of employees for companies, recruiters and staffing agencies worldwide. In fact, a new survey finds 92 percent of U.S.
Franchise or Start-Up? People Who’ve Done It Give Their Advice
DECEMBER 18, 2012
So you want to open a staffing business, but you’re having an internal debate about whether to run a franchise branch or create your own start-up.
You Can’t Make This Up: More Hilarious Staffing Encounters
DECEMBER 13, 2012
A recent post that included some great examples of call-in-sick excuses caused several of our lovely staffing professional readers to open up and divulge some of their own recent work she-nanigans.
13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting
Losing track of job applicants and resumes? Struggling to schedule interviews and follow-up with all your candidates? Tired of waiting on that interview feedback from the team? You’re not alone. In fact, these are just 3 of the 13 most common symptoms that plague every recruiter. Want to stop wasting time and money? Read our guide below and learn how you can avoid these pitfalls.
Three Myths About Workplace Flexibility That Just Aren’t True
JUNE 13, 2012
There is a common misconception among business leaders that “workplace flexibility” is just a concessionary benefit for employees that comes at a cost to employers. But like many things, it is fear of the unknown that propagates perception.
Staffing News Of The Day, March 1, 2012
MARCH 1, 2012
2012 Women’s Research : The Path Forward. Accenture]. This is how women and men are different in the workplace. Business Insider]. The Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy expanded modestly in January through mid-February as hiring picked up a bit across several districts. Reuters].
How to Build a Winning Small Business Team
MAY 31, 2012
Building a small business team is never as easy as it sounds. When you first got started, you probably thought a lot about your customers and their needs — and how you could help them. You may have just assumed that you could easily find others who care as much as you do.
Recruiter Sends Us Some Classic Can’t-Come-In Excuses
DECEMBER 6, 2012
We love it when staffers send us their feel-good. stories and industry gripes, but there’s something to be said for the ridiculous mishaps that only people in staffing can truly appreciate.
How to Hire a Recruiter Interview Guide
A bad hire is costly. Hiring the wrong recruiter- catastrophic. Your organization’s most valuable asset is the people working there, so you need the right hiring professionals in charge to bring them on. Are you growing your team? Download our interview guide for hiring a great recruiter.
Why Are Applicant Tracking Systems So Bad?
OCTOBER 25, 2012
“So what’s the deal with those applicant tracking systems? I mean c’mon…the month you started a job 10 years ago and the reason you left? Who knows? Who cares! Kind of sounds like something out of a Seinfeld routine, huh?
Unemployed Need Not Apply!
MARCH 5, 2012
Out of work for more than a year? You just might be lazy. Or perhaps you prefer to be home. At any rate you may have lost too much to be useful to me anyway, so I’m not going to hire you. Is this the way you feel about the ranks of the unemployed at your staffing agency or HR department?
Using Personality Testing in the Hiring Process
DECEMBER 5, 2012
A few days ago, I was sitting in a Barnes & Noble in downtown Chicago killing time before I had to get on a flight out of O’Hare and I came across a great book called “Have a Nice Conflict” by Tim Scudder, Michael Patterson and Kent Mitchell.
What Your Candidate is Really Thinking During an Interview? Reading Body Language
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
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The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system
Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.
The Best Bad Employee: Hilarious Stories from a Cynical Office Worker
DECEMBER 5, 2012
We all have moments where we’re so frustrated with work life – coworker annoyances, bothersome bosses, stupid bureaucracy, daunting deadlines, etc. that you just need a pick-me-up.
The Best & Worst Big U.S. Markets for Staffing
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Many-a-staffing-firm have opened new branches in cities based on population trends and rumored demand. It’s easy to find breakdowns of top markets in the U.S.
Staffing Companies Aren’t Just Businesses, They Are Life Changers
JUNE 12, 2012
For a couple weeks we have been running reader-submitted real-life staffing stories. We’ve been calling them “True Staffing Stories.” ” The first two were positive, but the third one highlighted what happens when you aren’t cut out for staffing.
Are Your Job Applicants Geniuses or Serial Killers?
OCTOBER 31, 2012
There’s not exactly a fine line between certified genius and psycho killer. That’s not the point of this ridiculous post. The point of this ridiculous post is for you to recognize just how little you can tell about a person from a résumé, social media presence, and referrals.
Social Recruiting Survey Reveals How Recruiters Are Changing Strategies to Overcome Hiring Challenges
In a highly competitive job market, information is power. Check out our 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey to learn all kinds of hiring trend data.