2013

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."

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.

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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

The Future of Job Boards

Staffing Talk

Contrary to popular belief, the job board industry is expanding faster than ever. The supposed dominance of generalist big boards such as LinkedIn and Monster actually pales in comparison to the thousands of niche boards that open up every year.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

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The most powerful social recruiting technique of all

Metashift

So it''s been a while……I didn''t intend to take such a long break from blogging it just sort of happened. I''m back now though and just because I haven''t been writing doesn''t mean I haven''t been paying attention to what has been going on and frankly I''m a little bit worried. In the plethora of blog posts, white papers, conferences, webinars and hang outs about social recruiting, the focus and topics are always very similar.

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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.

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.

Can’t Follow More than 2000 People on Twitter? Here’s How to Get Over the Hump

Stacy Zapar

Are you a Twitter newbie who jumped right in and started following a bunch of folks? Perhaps you’ve been on Twitter a while but are just now getting to the point where Twitter suddenly won’t let you follow anyone else. What’s going on? Why can’t you follow more people?

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Are YOUR Candidates Ending Up in the Recruiting Black Hole? Here’s an Easy Fix.

Stacy Zapar

The Recruiting Black Hole. Every job applicant knows it all too well.

How to 'Court' Purple Squirrels Online

Stacy Zapar

Imagine yourself back in high school with a big crush on the homecoming queen. (We’ll We’ll do this from the male perspective just for demonstration purposes.) You really like her. She’s smart, pretty, fun and every guy would kill for a date with her. So what do you do?

How Devices & Media Saturation Have Changed Your Candidates

Staffing Talk

Like you, I love to rip on Millennials. In the same way that, I suspect, every generation rips on the one(s) that come(s) after. They’re different, they’re lazy, they’re spoiled, and – dammit – they’re changing things.”

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5 Hidden Dangers That Come With Cutting Employees for Obamacare

Staffing Talk

Over the past year we’ve heard a lot about companies who say the Affordable Care Act will force them to cut their number of employees down or, in some cases, nearly all their employees down to part-time.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

Could Your Recruiting Process Be Turning Off Top Candidates?

HireRabbit

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.

What Warren Buffett Wants to Know Before He Hires You

Recruiterbox

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.

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.

A Dose of Mobile Recruitment Reality

Metashift

It was a great pleasure to attend and speak at The Mobile Recruiting Conference 2013 in Atlanta last week. This was the third year the event has run and Michael Marlatt did a great job of ensuring it was as valuable in terms of insight as the previous two. I''m now back in the UK and reflecting on some key issues and themes that will define how mobile recruiting will develop over the coming 12 months.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

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.

Recruiting Is A Sales Job And Job Posts Are Where It All Begins

Staffing Talk

At a seminar I once attended at a recruiting conference about writing effective job posts , Eric Putkonen, a veteran recruiter, and president of Minnesota TechJobs.com , said this: “Recruiting is a sales job, and a marketing job. And effective job posts are where everything begins.”

More Than Half Of New Tech Jobs Filled By Women

Staffing Talk

Where are the women? That’s what many were asking this month when Twitter created 1,600 instant millionaires with their Initial Public Offering. As The New York Times put it , “The board? All white men. The investors? All men. The executive officers?

Employee Referral Program Tips that Actually Work!

Recruiterbox

Referral programs can do wonders for a business. Referred employees have higher retention rates and increase employee engagement in their company. But generating a successful referral program takes a lot more than a few free toasters.

Competing for Talent in the Digital Age

New insights on the winning tactics progressive companies use to attract candidates with in-demand digital skills.

How to Message LinkedIn Group Members

Stacy Zapar

The group messaging feature on LinkedIn has changed a few times since I originally blogged about it in 2010 , so I’m writing a new post to show you how to email LinkedIn group members (well, message them) for free. As always, there are a few downsides to group messages. Let's explore those first.

How to Succeed in Recruiting by Letting Go of Perfectionism

Staffing Talk

Great recruiters understand that perfect is the enemy of great. They realize their placements, much like the candidates and clients they deal with, aren’t “perfect” – even when they’ve made the best match possible.

Using America’s “Mood Map” to Recruit

Staffing Talk

As Americans, we’re often hyper-aware of – even proud of – our regional differences. Don’t we endlessly defend the superiority of “ soda” over “pop ?” Don’t we relish a heated argument about the merits of Carolina-style barbeque vs. the Texan variety? Or vice versa?).

Facebook Recruiting Lessons From The Military

HireRabbit

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.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

In recruiting, mobile’s no longer a trend. It’s the reality. Currently, 9 in 10 job seekers use their smartphones to find new employment opportunities. Lacking a mobile recruiting strategy? Download our guide to mobile recruiting for practical tips on attracting mobile job seekers and driving them to apply.

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.

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.

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A video about video interviewing

Metashift

A short video to launch Metashift''s Video Interviewing Guide

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Job Hoppers & The Unemployed Make Great Workers

Staffing Talk

It’s long been conventional wisdom that so-called “job hoppers” and the long-term unemployed make bad employees, right? Not so, according to a Q2 2013 Workforce Report by Evolv , a data provider that uses analytics to study employee retention.

Recruiting Millennials: Unilever Goes Digital to Transform Its Graduate Hiring Program

Unilever leadership estimates that within three years, 60% of their worldwide employees will be Millennials.