Your Career Site's Secret Weapon: Style

ClearCompany Recruiting

Over the years, I''ve seen some bad career sites. I don''t mean just a little sloppy, I mean honest to goodness embarrassing pages that send potential candidates running for the hills. Recruiting Attracting Talent Job Descriptions Career Sites

Hiring Manager effectiveness is the key to great recruiting (and our new Interview Training site is live)

Recruiting Toolbox

Hiring Managers are the Secret Sauce…and we can help. OK, I don’t want this to seem like an ad for training your hiring managers. But I do want to get the word out – our new interview training site, PredictingSuccess.com , just went live. Many of you who know us probably know that we’re big proponents of hiring manager ownership (check out this free ERE webinar I did a few years ago on helping your hiring managers to be better hiring managers).

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.

10 Unbelievable Reasons Clients Passed on Candidates

Staffing Talk

You know the drill. You get all excited about a great new candidate that you sent to your client for an interview. He or she seems perfect – matching all the requirements and even having a little more experience than what was necessary – and then you get the call: “Thanks, but no thanks.”.

Live Webinar: How to Build a Strong Recruiting Pipeline in 2019

When your company is growing fast, there’s not a lot of spare time to vet prospective hires. Without the luxury of a careful, thoughtful and unhurried interview process for each and every role, you need to get smart about filling your recruiting pipeline. It’s all about finding and teeing up high-quality prospective candidates who align well with your company’s mission and are ready to hit the ground running, ramp quickly and thrive long-term. Join Elicia Hughey, VP of HR at Octave Music Group and the experts from Glassdoor and Newton to learn what it takes to build a strong pipeline by being as strategic as possible at every stage in hiring.

5 Ways that People are RUINING LinkedIn's News Feed

Stacy Zapar

I used to love my LinkedIn news feed. I really did. I would go there every morning, coffee in hand, and browse through the latest industry news and thought-provoking blog posts. I found a ton of great content and have always trained clients to think of it as their "morning paper."

Facebook Recruiting Lessons From The Military


If you are already recruiting from Facebook or planning to do so, you will be accessing as much data and information as possible about how other businesses are doing it. You will be analyzing the trends and your competitors.

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Recruiting Leadership Lab – Nov 7-8, 2013

Recruiting Toolbox

I’m excited to announce our 2013 US Recruiting Leadership Lab. It’s a 2-day, scenario-based workshop to help Corporate Recruiting Managers improve their ability to build and deploy recruiting strategies, influence execs, build business cases, drive change, and help their recruiters become more strategic, consultative recruiting partners. “It It was the best workshop I have ever taken for my own career development.”. - Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition, Yahoo!

LinkedIn Talent Connect Conference – Las Vegas – Oct 16-17, 2013

Recruiting Toolbox

Date: October 17, 2013 – panel, 11:30am PT. Location: Las Vegas MGM. Session: Hiring Managers as Your Secret Weapon. John Vlastelica Founder & Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox, Inc. Many recruiting leaders know that hiring managers are the key to recruitment success, but getting hiring managers to be the talent leaders we need them to be isn’t easy.

Eight Benefits to Hiring Someone Returning From a Foreign Assignment

Hiring Thing

In an age where businesses are competing in the global marketplace, employees are expected to deal with foreign partners, clients, suppliers and investors. Business executives are increasingly required to be global in the way they think and function

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. Our eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

The Story No One Ever Hears About Staffing

Staffing Talk

Let’s face it, as more and more companies turn to staffing agencies to meet their personnel demands, staffing in general has developed a bad reputation among some sectors of the public.

99-Year-Old Man Works For Minimum Wage…For Over 30 Years

Staffing Talk

When Newton Murray — everyone calls him Mr. Newton — moved from his native Trinidad to Tampa, Florida, he went to Harry H. Bell & Sons cold storage facility and applied for a job as a janitor.

How To Get Fired on Your First Day As a Temp

Staffing Talk

As most anyone will tell you, first impressions are the most lasting. It’s said that it takes just one-tenth of a second for us to make our first impression of someone. If someone’s first impression of us is a negative one, that perception can be tough to shake.

Why Are Most Recruiters Female?

Staffing Talk

Photo of TPI Staffing courtesy of Houston Business Journal. Is it safe to say that women occupy a majority of recruitment roles? Why are there so few men in recruiting? Do women make better recruiters? However you phrase it, it’s an elephant in the room — or rather, industry.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.

Why You Should Include Your Twitter Handle in Your LinkedIn Headline

Stacy Zapar

Your LinkedIn headline (that blurb of text right under your name) has always been a key component of your LinkedIn profile. But it’s more important now than ever before… Let's explore why.

Could Your Recruiting Process Be Turning Off Top Candidates?


When companies and managers seek to formulate and design their recruitment and talent acquisition strategies, the overbearing work load seems to leave them feeling stressed.

HR and the Holidays: What’s Up in Recruiting in 2014


It’s a new year, and we here at Recruiterbox believe that this one is going to be just as full of change as 2013 was. The entire landscape of recruiting has made some huge changes over the last decade that have morphed recruiting into a totally different position than it used to be.

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Poll: Recruiters Weigh In On Résumé Lies, Personality, & Presentation

Staffing Talk

The internet is rife with websites claiming to be the authority on résumé do’s and don’ts, tricks of the trade, and how to set yourself apart. But who out there is better equipped to give résumé advice than recruiters – the ones who weed through stacks of them, day in and day out?

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Four Ways To Optimize LinkedIn for Hiring

Hiring Thing

LinkedIn is a reliable and affordable way to increase your visibility with qualified job seekers when you are hiring. The social network provides great tools to help job seekers search for jobs and get a feel for companies that are hiring.

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.

Seven Ways to Increase Job Applicant Flow

Hiring Thing

I have compiled a list of common tips for improving applicant response to a job listing. Take a look at your next job listing and see if any of these suggestions could help

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Hiring Ex-Offenders: A Success Story

Staffing Talk

Putting a check mark in one “yes” box on a job application often means the difference between working and despairing. But a sweeping wave of legislation is poised to help ex-offenders whose pens have hovered over the dreaded “Have you ever been convicted of a felony” question.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

“I’ll Take Any Work You Give Me Except That. And That…”

Staffing Talk

The interviewee steps tentatively into your office, hat (figuratively or literally) in hand. You offer your hand and his sweaty palms shake it a little too hard. You beckon him to sit, and he does ever-so-gingerly, as if he could break your chair if he’s not careful.

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

Staffing Talk

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.

In LinkedIn Jail? Here’s How to Get Out and Stay Out!

Stacy Zapar

LinkedIn is a giant community of 225 million users, most of whom are positive contributors to the world’s largest social networking site for business.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Taking Recruitment Mobile: Mobile Career Site vs Native Mobile App


Every time you switch your television on, tune up your radio, or walk by random billboards and posters on the road, you’re bound to see an advertisement for a new mobile gadget.

What Warren Buffett Wants to Know Before He Hires You


Hiring right is easier said than done. Everyone has their two cents about sourcing, screening and hiring, but what ends up mattering are the tried and true methods.

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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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Temp Employee of the Year Does the Unthinkable

Staffing Talk

As staffing professionals, it’s easy to get frustrated at the people who let us down. After all, from that first point of contact to the day they start their first work assignment, we have a lot of time, and sometimes emotion, invested in them.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.