2012

You Annoy Me – You’re Hired!

Staffing Talk

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

Recruiterbox

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.

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Recruitment is NOT Talent Acquisition

Bersin

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.

Rails Testing — Factory Girl

Hiring Thing

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

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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Authenticity Is Where It’s At In Job Interviews

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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

Recruiterbox

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.

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 Three Recruitment Pros Deliver Bad News

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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.

The Stupid Question Interview

Staffing Talk

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.

Recruitment in Smaller Orgs

Hiring Thing

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

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.

Employer Reconnaissance

BrightMove

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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.

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.

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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

Recruiterbox

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

Staffing Talk

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.

Competing for Talent in the Digital Age

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

Why Are Applicant Tracking Systems So Bad?

Staffing Talk

“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?

Unemployed Need Not Apply!

Staffing Talk

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?

Using Personality Testing in the Hiring Process

Hiring Thing

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.

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

BrightMove

By: BrightMove Recruiting Software Whether we realize i […]. Recruiting Software Blog body language interviews Recruiting Software

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.

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

Recruiterbox

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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

Staffing Talk

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.

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.