Redefining Recruiting, and Is It Really the “Point” of HR?

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It’s like getting hit on via an online dating site, professionally speaking, of course. A recruiter digs your LinkedIn profile, he sends you a LinkedIn InMail, which is followed by LinkedIn connection request: Kevin, I have an exciting opportunity with a new technology provider. I think you’re possibly a good fit, so let…

How Do You Handle a Stifling, Micro-Managing Manager?

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Have you ever worked for someone who couldn’t understand that you don’t need to have your hand held through each of your tasks? I have encountered this many times over. I get it as a parent can be with their child or a person with a spouse or boyfriend, because some leaders have…

Reduce Interview Risk With This Checklist for Clients and Candidates

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Note: This is the second part of a three part series on search management. In part one, Joe Ankus detailed the questions you need answered by clients and candidates before you begin a search or begin working with a candidate. Part three will post on Sept. 3. For those of us who wished…

Turn Resume Writers Into Lead Gen Partners

Why spend your valuable time talking to a low-quality lead? What is a low-quality lead? In general, it is someone who isn’t competent and does not have connections to suit your needs. A high-quality lead is someone who might represent a stellar candidate for your client and is well connected to other quality…

How To Build a Solid Pipeline Of Great Candidates

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As president and founder of a staffing firm that’s celebrating 20 years in business, I’ve experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the recruitment market. A consistent challenge all firms face — regardless of economic conditions — is finding enough qualified candidates to effectively fill our clients’ needs. Nothing is more frustrating for…

How to add Facebook or LinkedIn connections’ birthdays to your recruiting CRM

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Note: This post represents my personal views and not necessarily those of my employer. Someone recently forwarded me a question posted about a month ago on a LinkedIn sourcing group asking if you could efficiently transfer your connections’ birthdays (on LinkedIn, Facebook friends, Outlook, etc.) to your CRM (https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/1176637-6016974478737682434). The group moderator responded…

Something to Remember During the Daily Grind: It’s OK to Just Do HR

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If you’re highly active in HR and Talent Acquisition in the social space (read: blogs, websites, pod/video casts, webinars, conferences, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), you might be caught up in this mindset that what you’re doing is not what you should be doing. You’re being told what you should be focusing on by idiots…