Sat.Aug 10, 2013 - Fri.Aug 16, 2013

What Candidates Want, What Employees Need….


Recruiters can quickly get sucked into their own world, meaning that filling the position is all they see at the end of the tunnel.

The Best of “Old Economy Steven”

Staffing Talk

Let me introduce you to Old Economy Steven. He’s a phenomenal meme that embodies the baby boomer generation and in some cases, your dad. He’s the clueless, out-of-touch guy who believes the reason for his success was hard work and all the kids who complain these days just don’t work hard enough.


Had Enough of Spammy Spam-Blasters? Read This!

Stacy Zapar

We all get too much email. Some of it we’ve brought upon ourselves by signing up for some subscription, ebook or interesting blog.

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Recruiting software: why companies buy applicant tracking systems


Why do companies eventually decide to buy recruiting software or applicant tracking systems to help them recruit employees for open positions? To answer that question at Software Advice, where we review recruiting software , we have compiled data collected after speaking to thousands of companies thinking about purchasing new applicant tracking systems. For each potential software buyer, we recorded the company’s pain points and reasons for upgrading to recruiting software.

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.

#IWantThatHat! On Twitter, Hashtags & Recruitment Marketing


I spent some time the other day exploring recruitment-related articles, blog posts and the like, specifically those related to recruiting via social media, and one story in particular jumped off of the page— Employers Take to Social Media for Recruiting.

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Two BIG LinkedIn Announcements! #BucketList

Stacy Zapar

It's a LinkedIn kind of day! Two big updates and I don't know which is more exciting! My very first blog post for LinkedIn's Talent Blog just went live! Check it out! Worst Inmail Mistakes and How to Fix Them (Thank you, Leela Srinivasan and Maria Ignatova for the opportunity!

Our Most Recent Feature Releases

Hiring Thing

We’ve recently released several new features in HiringThing - Resume Import, Form Builder and the “Hired” button. We’re very proud of the work and thought that’s gone into these features and we’re excited to have so many great customers to share them with

The Datafication of HR: What Does it Mean to You?


A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a "data business." " Think about it this way: Facebook has "datafied" our friend network. Google has "datafied" our search and information retrieval. Twitter is "datafying" news and real time information. Waze is "datafying" our driving. LinkedIn has "datafied" our professional […].

Is Your Staffing Sales Team The Engine Or The Caboose?

Staffing Talk

Landing the meeting and getting the job order. Is that the extent of the “strategy” behind your staffing company’s sales process?

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.

Healthcare Staffing on the Rise, But for How Long?

Staffing Talk

“The last three years have been the toughest to predict that we’ve ever seen.”. Judy Goldetsky, president of On Call Clinicians. The combined forces of the Affordable Care Act, rapidly advancing technology, and the growing demand for home care have healthcare staffing professionals reeling.

Kentucky Court Tips The Scale Towards The Employee In Obesity Lawsuit

Staffing Talk

When 425-pound Melissa Pennington went to pick up her paycheck at a pharmacy and diner located in the backside area of Louisville’s famed Churchill Downs horse racing track, it was the last thing she did for the company where she had worked for 10 years.

Surfer Friends Recruiter After Interview

Staffing Talk

Today’s True Staffing Story comes to us from Hailee Strausser, an account manager with PSG Staffing. ==. Being a recruiter, we’ve all experienced those interviews we just couldn’t wait to be over with. This one particular interview was just that for me.

Video Flashback: A Young Steve Jobs Relays the Key to Brand Success

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It’s the mid-90s. Steve Jobs has just returned to Apple in an effort to rebuild his brand. They’ve fired their advertising firm. They’ve trashed the approach. They need to start from scratch.

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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.

If you think staffing is competitive try stripping

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Nintey-nine percent of business articles are dry, boring, the same-old same-old.

Staffing News of the Day, August 15, 2013

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Number of claims for jobless benefits drop to lowest level since October 2007 [Bloomberg]. Inspections of temp agencies have doubled in response to OSHA memorandum [BNA]. Massachusetts legislature could raise the minimum wage to $10.50 an hour, or pass the decision onto voters [Telegram].

Staffing News of the Day, August 16, 2013

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Midwest Lodging LLC to pay 67 workers a total of $47,654 in back wages after misclassifying workers as contractors & violating minimum wage [Warren County]. South Dakota couple faces up to 20 years in prison for scamming Filipino workers with fee collection scheme [Charlotte Observer].

Staffing News of the Day, August 14, 2013

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Europe exits recession after the 17-nation zone grew by 0.3% in the second quarter [CNN Money]. Recruiter suspended after tweeting about her power to have benefits axed if job seekers annoy her [Mirror].

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.

Staffing News of the Day, August 13, 2013

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“Serial infector” lab technician faces just 30 years in prison after knowingly passing Hep C to dozens [Freep]. Suicide following a concussion stretches definition of workplace injury; family to receive benefits [National Post].

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Staffing News of the Day, August 12, 2013

Staffing Talk

Growth in the manufacturing sector has spurred hiring on [San Francisco Chronicle]. Restaurateur enacts mandatory 18% tip & sees service & revenue improve [Market Watch].

NSA Fires 900 Temp administrators

Staffing Talk

Some will see this is a bad sign for the staffing industry but I think it’s good. It shows the flexibility you get by using a temporary workforce. link].