I’ve lived and worked all over the US: Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago, Oregon, and the east coast. I chose to make my homebase in middle Tennessee, just south of Nashville. Tennesseans have many passions: football, music (all kinds) and fishing are at the top. I fit right in. I love football; I came here for the music; and the fishing is fantastic.
Since football season is over and the daffodils are popping up everywhere, it’s only natural to think about fishing. As I fantasized about fishing, I realized how similar recruiting is to fishing. Recruiters have distinct styles that correlate to 4 types of fishers: Noodlers, Opportunists, Net fishers, and Fly fishers. What type best describes your recruiting style?
Recruiting ain’t easy and for most hiring manager recruiting great employees is a long, drawn out, and uncomfortable process. The hiring process historically takes 90 days from start to finish, adding stress not only for the businesses as they make adjustments to temporary fill the organizational and work flow gap that exists, but equally frustrating for candidates who wait often impatiently to hear back regarding their application. Read more
Unemployment: [uhn-em-ploi-muhnt; adjective] Unemployment is the state of an individual looking for a paying job but not having one. Unemployment does not include full-time students, the retired, children, or those not actively looking for a paying job.
The unemployed are talented. Read more
On LinkedIn, I have been asking recruiting questions. Practitioners know the trade best, I believe. But until today, I have yet to choose the “best answers.” Today, I chose 3 “best answers” to internet recruiting questions on LinkedIn’s Q and A section. Where is the recruiting industry heading? Find out. Here is some great insight from recognized LinkedIn experts.
Referring people to one thing or another is an action that, when you think about it; is inherently built into human nature. Think about it for a minute: we play matchmaker, share the name of our kick-butt personal trainer…. and really, we need look no further than the advertising done for product marketing to see proof within the pudding. There are hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on catchy commercials that highlight the way people are (and should be, in marketers’ opinions) keeping up with the Joneses.’
Activity on the popular new social networking and idea sharing platform, Pintrest.com, now stands at 12 million unique visitors as of January 2012 via ComScore. It is the social network that everyone is talking about. Pinterest is the fastest growing social network, and it has recruiters saying, “Think Social.”
Like throughout the social web, Erecruiting is occurring on Pinterest. Erecruiting, broadly speaking, is internet recruiting, but your erecruiting approach must match the nature of the website.
Une interview radio sur BFM Business. Je parle de recrutement dans le monde du web social, de SmartRecruiters, de la Silicon Valley et de comment on pourrait résoudre le chômage en aidant les PME a recruter.
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Even though the US unemployment figures stand at 8.3% for January 2012, qualified job seekers are in high demand. Companies often use online platforms like job boards and employee and candidate referral programs to find active job seeker candidates.
Sourcing offers an opportunity to search out qualified candidates before they become active job seekers and begin posting their resume or searching job openings on career and job boards. There are two different types of sourcing for recruiting and recruitment purposes.
The open social recruiting platform offers a special incentive (hint: entirely free software) when companies join SmartRecruiters in the aftermath of Taleo Acquisition by Oracle.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SmartRecruiters, the free social recruiting platform, today announced offerings aimed at Taleo (TLEO) customers seeking to switch in the wake of the company being acquired by Oracle. Read more