January, 2013

Wanna Make-Out or Work For Me? eHarmony Moves Into Staffing.

Staffing Talk

You read that right. It’s not a typo. The digital dating service eHarmony will soon offer a job searching function. Their line of thinking is simple. They have some 20 millions users, each with “in-depth” personality profiles.

How silicon valley’s SeatMe streamlined their hiring


Staffing a start-up in Silicon Valley isn’t the easiest job in the world, especially when you’re looking for top-notch technical talent and have no human resources function.

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Motivational Techniques to Keep Employees Happy and Productive

Hiring Thing

Every company faces the challenge of how to motivate employees to perform at their full potential. This challenge seems even more daunting for small businesses that are operating on leaner budgets.

Recruiting the Spouse and Family: 5 items not to be overlooked

Hospital Recruiting

Hire More Physicians by Recruiting the Spouse and Children. You’ve received an excellent looking CV of a well-trained physician; you’ve made the calls to court the candidate and picked dates for the candidate to interview. You know what the candidate needs from an opportunity, and you feel pretty good about your chances of a successful recruitment effort. However, there is one lingering issue to address prior to counting this one a done deal: the spouse and children.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Infographic: You Are Here, But You’re On The Move


Plenty of applicant tracking systems (ATS) claim to get you from point A to point B, but they focus too heavily on features instead of function. In the real world, features mean very little if … Continued.

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The Accidental Nic Cage Resume (AKA: The Greatest Story Ever Told)

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I assumed everyone had heard about this amazing story when it happened back in September, so never bothered to post it. But after repeated looks of confusion whenever I mention it in water cooler conversations, I realized some people actually exist who haven’t heard it.

Now THIS Is A Winning Resume

Staffing Talk

It’s hard to attract much attention with a resume, right? I mean, if you’ve seen one, you’ve seem them all. Not so on both counts for an enterprising – and creative – web product manager from Paris, France, by the name of Philippe Dubost.

Are Video Interviews Becoming The Norm?

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“ Video interviews will be the norm in three years.” That’s what Ryder Cullison, manager at human resources technology provider Hire-Intelligence tells the New York Post in this article. What’s your take on this? Agree? Disagree? Too much too soon?

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No Escaping Obamacare For Staffing Agencies

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Do you think you have some ideas about how staffing agencies might circumvent Obamacare once it comes into law? Think again, says the IRS, they’re already a couple of steps ahead of you.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Want to Retain Employees? Pay Them to Quit.

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Each department at Zappos is decorated uniquely. This is the rainforest (and pirates, apparently). Sometimes reason and common sense are wrong , and no matter how straight-forward the equation looks, you never get the desired result.

3 Things Millionaire Matchmaker Teaches Us About Recruiting

Staffing Talk

With a new season of The Millionaire Matchmaker upon us, it seemed like a timely reminder of just how similar the worlds of matchmaking and recruiting are.

Office Temp Stunned to Find Out He’s a Millionaire

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Jan Smith, Jeff’s girlfriend. An Eggplant exclusive. The Eggplant denies any relationship with The Onion. Office temp and former Obama campaign worker Jeff Sanders was stunned to find out today that he too is a millionaire after verifying the numbers in his paycheck today. “I

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The Greatest Job-Seeker Revenge for a Bad Interview EVER!

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As a news source for the staffing industry, we often take stories from the perspective of the staffer/recruiter, and as such I guess you could say we show favoritism.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Staffing Isn’t Dying, It’s Changing

Staffing Talk

Are recruiters obsolete and staffing firms’ days numbered? Will technology completely replace what my firm and my colleagues do for our clients and contractors?

A Simple, Effective, & Hysterical Recruitment Ad Campaign (Video)

Staffing Talk

We’ve seen loads of videos and commercials for staffing companies, and it seems to me that often the most effective and memorable ones are also the most simple. Take, for example, this fantastic new campaign from the UK pub group Geronimo Inns.

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The Sure-Fire Way to Make Temps Give Notice Before Quitting

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Sometimes temporary workers flat-out quit on you. They don’t give notice. They don’t fulfill the contract period. They just quit. In many employment circumstances, this reflects negatively on the employee, as it rightfully should.

Douchebag Candidate of the Week: How NOT to Respond to a Rejection

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The following email is real, though the names have been changed (for obvious reasons). It was sent to us by an HR professional and long-time reader, who tells us the applicant sought an accounting position.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Pay It Forward Recruiting: The Staffing Miracle on 34th Street

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You know that scene from The Miracle on 34th Street , where Santa promises a kid he’ll get a fire engine on Christmas morning? The kid’s excited, but his mom is anything but. She’s been all over the city looking for one to no avail, and she gives Santa a piece of her mind for promising one.

Staffing Owner Wrote a Book … And So Can You

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With its built-in readership’s desire to be inspired, enlightened, informed, or just merely told something they don’t already know, business advice is a major industry. But no matter how many books come out, few are even good enough to admit to having read, let alone are considered essential reading.

Remote Recruitment Means More Money, Flexibility, & Growth

Staffing Talk

Whether you call it “virtual,” “remote,” or “from home,” working outside the traditional office is a major employment trend, and as technological conveniences continue to advance, it only stands to get bigger.

Michigan Passes New Social Media Privacy Law

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Another state makes it illegal for employers – or potential employers – to request login information for social networks.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Job Board? Fail. Recruiter? Fail. Career Site? Fail.

Staffing Talk

Hi David, An employer or recruiter on TheLadders just posted a job that matched with your profile. If you’re a fit, apply now! That email recently appeared in my inbox.

Is Immigration Reform The Key For Top Global Talent?

Staffing Talk

The chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants Congress to make more high-skilled visas available to immigrants as part of its push for comprehensive immigration reform. Microsoft says the tech talent shortage is “close to crisis.”

Is This Really The Best Wall Street Cover Letter Ever?

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“ Unapologetically honest.” ” “ Shows energy and pluck.” ” “ People on Wall Street are calling it one of the best letters they have seen.” ” Really? I’m not getting it. I think it’s a bunch of bull.

Want Good HR Reps and Recruiters? Look for Media Experience.

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"Johnson, stop the presses! I've got a candidate here that's just PERFECT for the front page." " Someone sent us this email a few days ago, and while it’s a little sporadic and obviously inspired by recent hiring frustrations, it makes some decent points.

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Become Our 20,000th Subscriber, Win This Staffing Talk Shirt

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During our review of 2012 and all the ups, down, ins, and outs of our year in reporting staffing news, we realized that Staffing Talk is approaching a major milestone. Our popular News of the Day emails have nearly 20,000 daily subscribers. That’s more people than 17 island nations and one continent.

Is TaskRabbit Trying To Undercut The Staffing Industry?

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Have you heard of TaskRabbit , the website and mobile app where you can outsource small, short-term jobs? Should staffing companies be worried? Is this a model you can take something away from?

Upload Your CV, Only 10 Minutes (video)

Staffing Talk

My friend Keith Potts who runs the UK’s ginormous job board JobSite has kicked off 2013 with a branding campaign starring Max Beesley of The Last Enemy and Spice Girl boyfriend fame. Beesley’s pitch: quit wasting your time on the internet, “upload your CV, only takes 10 minutes”.

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