Why Critical Thinking is So Important for Sourcing by @ResearchGoddess

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The recent news of LinkedIn’s acquisition of Connectifier sent the world of recruiting and sourcing into a frenzy. It’s been interesting to watch reactions to the news – some congratulated Connectifier for this huge win, while others prepare for yet another sourcing tool to disappear by being integrated into an existing resource. I…

Despite Opposition in Congress, Overtime Rules Will Probably Change in July

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By Eric B. Meyer On Feb. 9, over 100 members of Congress signed this letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to voice their opposition to the new proposed overtime rules, which could go into effect in July. I only have an electronic version of the letter. But, it looks like it was…

Big Data and Talent Acquisition: Why data-driven decisions are critical to maintaining a competitive advantage in today’s war for talent

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What is “Big Data”? As a talent acquisition leader with nearly 20 years recruiting in various verticals, I’ve heard a myriad of definitions and ways in which my peers use data in their respective programs. I’ve seen and collected an abundance of data myself in specific areas for use in talent acquisition. Ways…

Top Countries Where They Lie About Salaries (and Those Where They’re Honest)

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A recent international survey, the Intelligence Group’s Global Talent Acquisition Monitor, asked 64,000 respondents from 45 different countries about their honesty during a job interview. Specifically, they were asked to indicate whether they mention the real salary they earn in their current/previous job, or, choose to overstate it. Not surprisingly, the survey shows that many individuals…

How to Make the Most of SourceCon Orlando by @thejobgirl

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Are you attending SourceCon in Orlando next month? I remember receiving the e-mail confirmation last year – “You are now registered for SourceCon 2015 Dallas, September 17-18, 2015!” I was so excited to have a chance to surround myself with some of the industry’s best sourcers at a conference I had been semi-stalking…

6 Tips for Dodging the Flu in Your Open Workplace

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It starts innocently enough when one employee gets the flu. Then, two more come down with it, and before you know it, it seems like everyone is sneezing and wheezing. It seems as though once the flu hits your office, there is no way to avoid it spreading to everyone — particularly when…

Why Remote Workers Really Makes Sense For Your Business

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Over the past 10 years, the way workforces look have changed drastically. Has yours changed? Do you require all of your employees report to the office and work 8 to 5? If so, you could be missing out on the great potential of remote workers. Remote employees aren’t the right fit for all…