Sat.Feb 10, 2018 - Fri.Feb 16, 2018

3 wrong responses to recruitment change. And one smart one.

Greg Savage

It’s obvious. Much of recruitment is changing, very fast. We may not like it, but that is the fact. Technology most obviously, but also candidate behavior and client expectations. And of course the rapid onset of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning in recruitment. More than ‘on its way’.

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Succession Planning: Think Ahead to Maximize Internal Recruiting


There’s no doubt about it: hiring is becoming more competitive every day. Many organizations are focusing on growth, but there’s only so much skilled talent to go around. Succession planning can help you fill your talent pipeline with strong internal talent, so you can make the most of the workforce you already have. The trick is getting great talent into your organization early in their careers, and developing them into the future leaders your organization needs. Recruitment process

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New Intern Test Could Mean Good News for HR/Talent-acquisition professionals


HR professionals have been struggling with wage and hour class-action lawsuits brought by interns claiming they were misclassified and entitled to wages for their work as employees.

A Recruiter’s Worst Enemy

ERE SourceCon

The worst enemy of any recruiter or sourcer is not the candidate, hiring manager or competitor. Not even time is our biggest enemy. The worst enemy of every recruiter is a habit. Habits are far worse than any mistakes we make.

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!

3 Ways to a Better Application Process


A lot of people out there aren’t satisfied their jobs. According to Gallup research, 85 percent of employees aren’t engaged at work , and instead spend each day lamenting the stressful projects they’ve been assigned and the overreaching managers they can’t escape.

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Adopt Same-Day Hiring or Lose Your Top Candidates With Multiple Offers


Heads up: you are probably unwittingly damaging your firm’s hiring results. Slow hiring during periods of record low employment means that top candidates will be gone long before you make an offer.

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Sourcing Different Languages in Europe

ERE SourceCon

As you might know, the European Union includes, at the moment, 28 countries and speaks more than 36 different languages. How we understand each other is a mystery for many other regions of the world, as the official languages of this economically and politically united area are more than diverse.

Do This Not That: The Candidate


There are countless resources available for job applicants who are looking to ace their next interview, yet still candidates still come to interviews unprepared, overconfident, and underwhelming. How can this be?

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Is Your HR Department a HR Center of Excellence? Find out!

Fistful of Talent

Today at FOT I get to announce a new sponsor, Paycor, and I get to announce to our audience something really cool that Paycor is doing with the launch of their HR Center of Excellence (HR COE) site! It’s a must-see for sure!

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Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Short of Technicians, We’re Trying Virtual Reality


Over the next four years there will be a shortage of about 15,000 technical professionals in the Netherlands. At our Dutch, 7,000-employee energy company Alliander, we have 700 openings annually.

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The Sourcing Guild

ERE SourceCon

Stranger Things is a Netflix Phenomenon, a dark, otherworldly adventure centered around a group of middle school kids who play Dungeons and Dragons. This scenario is based in the 1980s, way before the time of Baldur’s Gate and the abundant D&D video games out there today.

10 TV & Movie Characters Who Have The Easiest Jobs on Earth

Social Talent

There are some TV and movie characters whose jobs you wouldn’t envy in any way, shape or form. Think Tony Soprano, Jack Bauer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the list is endless.

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Creatively Critical and Critically Creative—A Different Way of Thinking

Fistful of Talent

I recently had a wonderful conversation with a colleague who was asked to create a training program for our organization that would teach and foster “Critical Thinking”. The request makes perfect sense. We want to nurture the minds of our workforce so they are able to think critically. Or do we?

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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.

The 7-Stage Framework for Developing an Award-Winning Candidate Experience


Candidates are indeed our customers, as found by Virgin Media when it realized that 18 percent of its rejected candidates were also customers, and costs due to poor candidate experience added up to $5.4 million in revenue. Candidate Experience Featured

How Sourcing is Related to South Africa’s Big Five

ERE SourceCon

One of South Africa’s many tourism drawcards has to be that the “Big Five” reside within our borders. I spend a lot of time in the bush, and we are sometimes even lucky enough to see the Big Five in one day!

Targeting Passive Candidates Who Are Ready to Make a Move


Recruiters face two key challenges when reaching out to in-demand but passive candidates for tech jobs. First, they need to create personalized messaging that is likely to grab—and hold—the attention of these busy professionals. That’s difficult enough. But they also need to deploy their outreach at just the right time if they want to get results. That’s much, much harder to do. Or is it?

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3 Talent Trends HR Shares with The Winter Olympics

Fistful of Talent

The Olympics. The beauty. The drama. The similarities to our work world. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just beginning, but the anticipation of great competition and hyper-sports analogies are in full blast. And all the Tonya and Nancy memories. Seems like just yesterday.

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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.

The Power of Visibility as a Recruiter


Why is it so hard to find us, and consequently, get a hold of us as recruiters? Let us be better. Let us be easy to reach. Let us harness the power of visibility to drive our results. Agency Recruiting Corporate Recruiting Recruiting training Featured

Sourcing Salaries With Stack Overflow

ERE SourceCon

Finding salaries with Stack Overflow using their salary calculator or use their Kaggle dataset to get insights. Outsourcing Recruiting & Sourcing Types Search Techniques Social Sourcing & Recruiting Sourcing Sourcing Function Talent Acquisition Featured

It’s Tough at the Top

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This week saw the resignation of Leader of the Opposition and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Bill English.

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Headcount Heroes: How Our Recruiters Dove into Funnel Metrics to Boost Efficiency


Our recruiting team gets to use a software that they love, one that helps them work more efficiently and effectively (yep, it’s the one you’re thinking of). Still, leveraging a great ATS is only half the battle - our team also digs into data to fine-tune each stage of their recruiting process. Recruitment process

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. Launches and Raises $18 Million to Bridge the Divide Between LinkedIn and Job Boards


People on LinkedIn aren’t looking for a job and too many candidates on job boards aren’t qualified. Therein lies the heart of start-up and how it hopes to break through the crowded space of recruitment technology. Uncategorized Featured

Download Dice’s Local Market Report on Salt Lake City


While Silicon Valley has traditionally created the greatest demand for tech talent, a number of metro areas around the United States are blooming as serious tech centers, creating strong markets of their own. One such metro to watch: Salt Lake City. Top Silicon Valley companies such as Adobe, Electronic Arts and Twitter have flocked to Utah for its lower taxes, more flexible regulatory environment, a well-educated (and multilingual) workforce, and unparalleled natural amenities.

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Email is Where Your Strategy Goes to Die

Fistful of Talent

In my last article, Turn Your Talent Failures into Wins – Part 1 , we dove into how our best intentions of planning for the New Year go just as well as our plan for using our gym memberships – they don’t.

Everything You Need to Know About Recruitment Agency Branding & Social Media

Social Talent

At this stage of the game, there’s no need to make an argument on behalf of recruitment agencies needing a strong brand. That argument has been long won. As has the argument which says that the best way to create and sustain this brand is through online social and professional networks.

Emerging Regulations in the Age of AI

New legislation regulating data use and privacy is on the horizon in many parts of the world and could have ramifications for companies leveraging AI in talent assessment and selection. Waiting until laws regarding AI are crystallized in the legal system will slow down your growth — and your future-readiness. Although we don’t know exactly what data privacy laws will look like in the future, we do understand the principles behind them. Download this eBook to learn how your organization can benefit from the use of AI in talent processes while staying on the right side of legal and ethical considerations.

Real Reason Changed Its Name to Nexxt Comes to Light


Why in the hell would a well-established company in the employment space randomly change its name from Beyond to Nexxt? is easy to remember and doesn’t fall victim to spellcheck when writing an email or text. Nexxt, with two X’s, on the other hand isn’t so lucky.


Get on Board the Digital Train: How to Build a Successful Digital Workplace


“Forces colliding in the workplace are putting stress on the traditional ways of managing and structuring work. New and emerging technologies are transforming the type of work employees perform, as well as where and how work gets done.”

New ApplicantPro Google Chrome Extension


ApplicantPro is excited to announce its new Google Chrome extension, allowing customers to pull new hire information from our system and push that data into other employee management systems without an integration.