You Annoy Me – You’re Hired!

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I usually don’t listen very closely when the Chief Information Officers at tech companies talk. After all, they’re usually not speaking my language. But when they discuss hiring and developing talent, I begin to pay attention.

5 Great Recruitment Videos on YouTube and Why They Work


If you are recruiting for new talent in your company, one great way to do so is by taking your recruitment ad to video. YouTube is currently the third most popular website in the world with over 800 million unique users visiting each month which makes it the perfect place to find a new audience.

Rails Testing — Factory Girl

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Today we''re going to talk about how to augment Rails testing with Thoughtbot''s fantastic Factory Girl

Recruitment is NOT Talent Acquisition


In our Lexicon , we define Talent acquisition as “a strategic approach to identifying, attracting and onboarding top talent to efficiently and effectively meet dynamic business needs.” ” The term Talent Acquisition (TA) is often used synonymously with Recruiting. However, these are two very different things. Recruiting is a subset of TA, and includes the activities of sourcing, screening, interviewing, assessing, selecting and hiring.

Live Webinar: Conducting the Perfect Interview – Prepare Your Team for Successful Hiring

Unstructured interviews can be faulty gauges of whether or not a candidate is the right fit. When you tighten up your interview process and equip your hiring team with structured interview questions and a way to provide standardized feedback, you’re able to get reliable hiring manager feedback and hire the right people faster. Join us on Thursday, 2/22 at 11:00AM PT, 2:00PM ET to learn how to conduct structured interviews and streamline your hiring process.

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Authenticity Is Where It’s At In Job Interviews

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Authenticity. The degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character. As in a job interview. On both sides of the table. I was recently invited to speak to 200 recruiting and HR pros at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference on the campus of Best Buy.

Staffing News Of The Day, October 5, 2012

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More businesses, workers turn to temporary jobs. The Herald Weekly]. Monster Worldwide, Inc.: Monster Employment Index rises 3% Year-over-Year. 4-traders]. The Conference Board Inc.: Job growth still slow, but not slowing. 4-traders]. Unemployment rate falls to near four-year low. Fits News].

Check Out These Vintage Staffing Photos

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I’m a sucker for old photography. I don’t mind admitting I have a pretty impressive tintype collection at home. I started looking through old pictures of staffing offices, ads, and signs and found a lot more than I thought I would.

How to Spot a Bad Recruitment Agency


credit: JD Hancock. During the tough times of an economic downturn, when unemployment numbers skyrocket, job seekers need all the support and guidance they can get. Unfortunately, it is a fertile period for bad recruitment agencies to ply their unethical tricks.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200 + offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

How Three Recruitment Pros Deliver Bad News

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One candidate you’re trying to place needs to improve her hygiene. Another didn’t get a position he was banking on to end months of unemployment. And a client has asked you to fill a position at a salary that is well below market rate.

Staffing News Of The Day, August 23, 2012

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Psst … have you heard the news about office politics? Majority of workers surveyed cite gossip as most common form of office politics. MarketWatch]. Houston Apartment Award presented for just fourth time in 52 Years. Kenneth J.

Recruitment in Smaller Orgs

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Hiring is the one of the most important functions for new organizations, yet I still see smaller companies devote very little time and resources to their recruitment function. Newly formed firms really need to make recruitment a pillar to building an effective company. Here are a few tips

The Stupid Question Interview

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Everyone has a classic “bad interview” story. And you staffing industry folks could probably write books full of ’em.) And while those are always good for a laugh (or cry), I tend to like one very specific kind of bad interview story: The Stupid Question Story.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.

Employer Reconnaissance


Many recruiters already know what tools to use to research prospective candidates for jobs, such as social media sites and a simple Google search, but what about researching the actual companies you are representing to learn more about them? Recruiting Software Blog ATS candidate candidates career careerbliss employee employee referrals employer employment executive glassdoor happiness happy hiring job job seeker job seekers recruiter recruiting Recruiting Software resume resumes staffing

Use Social Media To Recruit – Or Die

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Are you using social media for recruitment? Answer no, and know you are in the minority. Social media has become the chief source of employees for companies, recruiters and staffing agencies worldwide. In fact, a new survey finds 92 percent of U.S.

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.

Three Myths About Workplace Flexibility That Just Aren’t True

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There is a common misconception among business leaders that “workplace flexibility” is just a concessionary benefit for employees that comes at a cost to employers. But like many things, it is fear of the unknown that propagates perception.

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.

You Can’t Make This Up: More Hilarious Staffing Encounters

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A recent post that included some great examples of call-in-sick excuses caused several of our lovely staffing professional readers to open up and divulge some of their own recent work she-nanigans.

Staffing News Of The Day, March 1, 2012

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2012 Women’s Research : The Path Forward. Accenture]. This is how women and men are different in the workplace. Business Insider]. The Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy expanded modestly in January through mid-February as hiring picked up a bit across several districts. Reuters].

How to Build a Winning Small Business Team


Building a small business team is never as easy as it sounds. When you first got started, you probably thought a lot about your customers and their needs — and how you could help them. You may have just assumed that you could easily find others who care as much as you do.

Recruiter Sends Us Some Classic Can’t-Come-In Excuses

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We love it when staffers send us their feel-good. stories and industry gripes, but there’s something to be said for the ridiculous mishaps that only people in staffing can truly appreciate.

Timing Is Everything: 3 Tips for Mastering the “When” of Recruiting Tech Talent

Tech recruiters will face the same tough hiring conditions in 2018 that they grappled with in 2017. Improve your chances of success during the biggest recruiting season of the year by following these 3 timing tips from Dice. You’ll learn when candidates are looking – and the best times to reach them.

Why Are Applicant Tracking Systems So Bad?

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“So what’s the deal with those applicant tracking systems? I mean c’mon…the month you started a job 10 years ago and the reason you left? Who knows? Who cares! Kind of sounds like something out of a Seinfeld routine, huh?

Using Personality Testing in the Hiring Process

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A few days ago, I was sitting in a Barnes & Noble in downtown Chicago killing time before I had to get on a flight out of O’Hare and I came across a great book called “Have a Nice Conflict” by Tim Scudder, Michael Patterson and Kent Mitchell.

ATS 13

Unemployed Need Not Apply!

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Out of work for more than a year? You just might be lazy. Or perhaps you prefer to be home. At any rate you may have lost too much to be useful to me anyway, so I’m not going to hire you. Is this the way you feel about the ranks of the unemployed at your staffing agency or HR department?

What Your Candidate is Really Thinking During an Interview? Reading Body Language


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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.

How to Use Social Media to Aid in Your Search for Employees


When your company last needed a new employee or intern, where did you turn and what results did you get? Was it an onslaught of unqualified resumes or a lack thereof? If so, then maybe you need to look at some different ways to promote your current job offerings.

The Best Bad Employee: Hilarious Stories from a Cynical Office Worker

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We all have moments where we’re so frustrated with work life – coworker annoyances, bothersome bosses, stupid bureaucracy, daunting deadlines, etc. that you just need a pick-me-up.

The Best & Worst Big U.S. Markets for Staffing

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Many-a-staffing-firm have opened new branches in cities based on population trends and rumored demand. It’s easy to find breakdowns of top markets in the U.S.

Staffing Companies Aren’t Just Businesses, They Are Life Changers

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For a couple weeks we have been running reader-submitted real-life staffing stories. We’ve been calling them “True Staffing Stories.” ” The first two were positive, but the third one highlighted what happens when you aren’t cut out for staffing.

Winning An Unfair Share of Elite Talent: Recruiting Resolutions in 2018

Speaker: Jordan Burton, Founder of Burton Advisors LLC

The difference between “good” and “great” could not possibly be larger when it comes to talent. Truly elite performers—the top 5-10% in any given domain—can deliver 10x or more the results of an average employee, and can change the destinies of entire organizations. Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors has worked as a hiring advisor to dozens of high-growth companies and their venture capital investors over the past 10 years. In this session you will learn the tips and strategies he has shared with Silicon Valley’s top names in their quest for competitive edge in the war for talent.