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.

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.

Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

Slutty, Sloppy, & Inappropriate: Signs You’re Dealing With a Millennial

Staffing Talk

A recent survey conducted by staffing juggernaut Adecco had some great insights relating to the millennial generation. As a crusty old hiring veteran, I have interviewed hundreds of job candidates over the last 10 years and I have witnessed first-hand the behaviors documented in the survey.

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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?

Staffing Talk

“ 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

Staffing Talk

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.

Want to Retain Employees? Pay Them to Quit.

Staffing Talk

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.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

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

Staffing Talk

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!

Staffing Talk

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.

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?

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

You’re Pushing Your Employees Away!

Staffing Talk

This week I read a post on recruiter.com , The Real Reasons Your Employees are Leaving You. Author Maren Hogan references a recent infographic by Paycom that discusses the issue of “pull” versus “push.”

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Is The Use Of Social Media As A Recruiting Tool Rising Fast Enough?

Staffing Talk

Social media use among recruiters is rising. Rapidly.

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Michigan Passes New Social Media Privacy Law

Staffing Talk

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

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?

Staffing Talk

“ 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.

Internal Mobility: A Talent Management Strategy You Can’t Afford to Overlook

Speaker: Caroline Vernon, Director of Sales and Client Success Leader, CareerArc

Building and supporting a culture where people at all levels are encouraged to—and even expected to—look internally for personal growth and new challenges improves the employer brand and becomes a powerful magnet for the talent market. This focus on career mobility and employee development often results in improved talent attraction and retention, not to mention how it positively affects the bottom line. Join CareerArc Director of Sales and Client Success Leader Caroline Vernon to learn her tips to cultivate internal mobility practices with your current workforce and potential new hires.