5 Ways that People are RUINING LinkedIn's News Feed
DECEMBER 17, 2013
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."
The Future of Job Boards
DECEMBER 19, 2013
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.
The 13 Documents You Need to Start Your HR Department
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Remember when you got to go to camp or on a field trip as a kid and there was always that handy dandy checklist to help you pack? Wouldn’t it be nice if that were something that you got in real life too?
Your Career Site's Secret Weapon: Style
DECEMBER 5, 2013
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
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.
Seven Ways to Increase Job Applicant Flow
MAY 30, 2013
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
How Effective Testing Can Help You Identify Top Talent
DECEMBER 23, 2013
By determining what really counts, you can assure a more efficient recruiting process, establishing yourself as the company hero with your quality hires and low cost per hire
In LinkedIn Jail? Here’s How to Get Out and Stay Out!
JULY 17, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 2, 2013
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.
Define Your Employer Value Proposition With These Questions
Your Employer Value Proposition will help you with recruiting, hiring and creating a great employee experience. Check out these 34 questions to ask your team to help inspire your process. Download Now.
Can’t Follow More than 2000 People on Twitter? Here’s How to Get Over the Hump
NOVEMBER 29, 2013
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?
How Devices & Media Saturation Have Changed Your Candidates
MARCH 14, 2013
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.”
What Warren Buffett Wants to Know Before He Hires You
SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
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.
Are YOUR Candidates Ending Up in the Recruiting Black Hole? Here’s an Easy Fix.
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
The Recruiting Black Hole. Every job applicant knows it all too well.
Using Social Media to Engage and Attract Talent
The explosion of social media has enabled companies direct access to people like never before and in 2016 using social media for talent acquisition is not a new concept. But with the explosion came the noise and visibility so HR must work smarter if it wants to engage & attract new employees.
Star Employees Leaving? Here Are 6 Tips To Retain Top Talent
OCTOBER 15, 2013
When your company is privileged enough to acquire great and outstanding talent, next comes the daunting task of retaining that talent. More and more business practices today involve pirating the top employees of competitors.
How to 'Court' Purple Squirrels Online
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
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?
A Dose of Mobile Recruitment Reality
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
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.
Motivational Techniques to Keep Employees Happy and Productive
JANUARY 2, 2013
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.
The Goldilocks ATS Story
When your business is growing, choosing the right recruiting technology can be a challenge. How do we cut through the noise? We turn to fairy tales. Seriously. We use the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to break down the applicant tracking system market.
5 Hidden Dangers That Come With Cutting Employees for Obamacare
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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.
How To Get Fired on Your First Day As a Temp
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
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
DECEMBER 23, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
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!
JUNE 3, 2013
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.
How to Succeed in Recruiting by Letting Go of Perfectionism
OCTOBER 28, 2013
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
OCTOBER 29, 2013
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?).
How To Utilize Facebook Graph Search For Recruiting
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
What Is Facebook Graph Search and How Does It Work? With the introduction of Graph Search, Facebook has revolutionized the search feature of the mammoth social networking site.
How to Message LinkedIn Group Members
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
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.
A video about video interviewing
JUNE 18, 2013
A short video to launch Metashift''s Video Interviewing Guide
Four Ways To Optimize LinkedIn for Hiring
APRIL 3, 2013
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.
The Story No One Ever Hears About Staffing
JULY 24, 2013
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.