Sat.Dec 15, 2012 - Fri.Dec 21, 2012

Franchise or Start-Up? People Who’ve Done It Give Their Advice

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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.

Recruiting Innovation Revisited Day 9 - SmartRecruiters attempt to simplify recruiting


Here it is, the 9th and final day of the Recruiting Innovation Revisited series. Thanks very much for reading and sharing the posts and a big thank you also to everyone who has read the blog and supported me and my business during 2012.

Recruiting Tips for Franchise Owners

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Maybe you are a new franchise owner, eagerly anticipating your first customers in your new store. Or maybe you are an experienced veteran, with a long history of successfully managing multiple outlets. Regardless of your experience level, I can guarantee that recruitment will be an issue that will need to be dealt with


Staffing Experts’ Bold & Ridiculous Predictions for 2013

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Lots of news outlets contact experts around this time of year to ask them for their predictions for the year ahead. But not like we do. No, we asked a handful of experts to do something special. Each expert has provided us with three headlines for 2013.

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.

The Election, Economy, & Healthcare: Staffing’s Best & Worst Moments of 2012

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As part of our year in review coverage, Staffing Talk sent out a survey to thousands of industry professionals, seeking their feedback. What do you think was the best part of 2012? How about the worst part? What was the biggest news story for staffing? And what do you think 2013 will bring?

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Is The Opt-Out Method The New In Way To Hire?

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When you think about the type of person you want to hire for your next opening or job req, what – and who – comes to mind?

If The World Doesn’t End Friday, What’s Your Staffing Forecast For Next Year?

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“ Where is the science? ” That’s what NASA is asking the doomsday predictors who say in accordance with the Mayan calendar, the world will end on Dec.

Top 10 Staffing Talk Stories of 2012

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The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare,” to some of you) and the Presidential Election were the biggest story/stories of the year, as far as Staffing Talk is concerned.

“I’m Susan, Director of Marketing”

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CrowdTap nailed the first two minutes of this video…then they got serious and sounded like the problem they were making fun of.

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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.

Staffing News Of The Day, December 17, 2012

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Are Employers Sourcing for Recruiters on Social Media? Wanted Analytics]. Want to be a good boss? Keep your management style simple. The Globe and Mail]. What matters most to employees? [HR HR Reporter]. Randstad Provides 7 Tips for a Successful Job Search in 2013. Business Journal].

Demoted Firefighter Gets $420,000 Christmas Bonus

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Dear Santa, I am a 53-year-old fire captain in Minneapolis. I used to be a deputy chief, but I was demoted a few years ago for being ‘detrimental to the team,’ or some b.s. reason, after criticizing my boss. I mean c’mon, he asked what I thought of him! And I told him. Big deal.

Staffing News Of The Day, December 20, 2012

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2012 Opportunities in Staffing. Inavero/CareerBuilder]. TEKsystems plans to expand in Irving , creating 500 jobs and investing $4.8 million – Dallas News, Sports, Weather and Traffic. The Dallas Morning News]. Team Health acquires Mobile Emergency Group. Knoxville News Sentinel].

Staffing News Of The Day, December 18, 2012

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Infusive Solutions releases new video “The Moment” [News Times]. After two acquisitions in September and November 2012, Groupe CRIT announces a new acquisition in the United States with the acquisition, through its U.S.

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.

Another Recruiter Mouths Off and Loses His Job

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No crying from me over this one.


Staffing News Of The Day, December 19, 2012

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Maxim Healthcare Services Appoints New Chief Operating Officer for Staffing Division. MarketWatch]. HUGE recognition to CEO, Kelly Hudson and President, Patty Yarbrough of LeadingEdge Personnel! At the company holiday party, they launched a program that would ignite a true sense of giving back.

Staffing News Of The Day, December 21, 2012

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ProDrivers Announces the Winner of “The 2012 ProDrivers Refer a Friend Truck Giveaway” [PRNewswire]. In-Flight Crew Connections Ranks Fifth in Charlotte Business Journal’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Digital Journal].

HTML5 Strikes Back (video)

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I was reluctant to title this post “HTML5 Strikes Back” – after all HTML5 is an open standard, a rebel cause if there ever was one, and nothing like the bad guys in the Empire Strikes Back.

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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.

Recruiting Innovation Revisited Day 8 - Richard Long talks Social Recruiting and Mobile


So we''ve reached the penultimate day of the Recruiting Innovation Revisited series. Back at the beginning of 2010 Richard Long wrote a guest blog post about his subsequently award winning social recruiting strategy at Deloitte New Zealand. It was great to be able to catch up to face to face with Richard in San Diego in March this year on the second last day of my month long trip.

Recruiting Innovation Revisited Day 7 - Kevin Wheeler on the Mobile Revolution


It''s Day 7 of Recruiting Innovation Revisited and time for my interview with Kevin Wheeler. Kevin is another person I seem to have met more times in London this year than the US but it was very good to see him in San Diego in March. We had a great chat over breakfast before the first morning of ERE Expo and filmed the interview directly afterwards on what was quite a cold morning (and to think they told me it was always sunny in San Diego!).

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Recruiting Innovation Revisited Day 6 - Work4Labs and the Facebook Conundrum


So we''ve reached Day 6 of the Recruiting Innovation Revisited series (see Day 1 for a full explanation). There is always much talk and speculation round Facebook as a recruitment platform. It is difficult to ignore a platform with a billion active members but at the same time there is huge disagreement about what kind of approach to take. It is also fair to say that many advocates of Facebook recruiting are talking theoretically rather than from any degree of practical experience!

Recruiting Innovation Revisited Day 5 - Master Burnett on the future of employer brand


So here is Day 5 of my Recruiting Innovation Revisted series (see Day One for the full explanation). On the way to my record Day 4''s interview with Ooyalah I had a great lunch with Master Burnett. Master is currently Director of Strategy at Brave New Talent and has some fantastic insights into Silicon Valley recruiting. He also introduced me to the joy of Californian style pizza!

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.