Recruiting

December Is Prime Time for Recruiting … Because the Competition Is so Low

Recruiting is a direct competition between firms. So, unless you’re a firm with a great employer brand like Google, Facebook or GE, focus your recruiting during the months where the competition is extremely low. And, in the U.S. and many other industrialized countries, the time period between late November and New Year’s Day…

Don’t Forget That Job Site Starting Up in Jacksonville

A bit of what I’m hearing from the talent-acquisition startup grapevine: Workey, an Israeli startup, is trying to move into the U.S. market. Its algorithm looks at people’s career history, education, skills, and more, and then suggests jobs that would represent the next career step. Companies “apply to candidates” based on candidates’ anonymous profiles (anonymity in job…

A Speedy Sourcer’s Guide to Conquering The Intake Session

Now that the election is over, we no longer have to listen to donkeys or elephants. However, if you are a sourcing professional, you probably don’t mind purple squirrels and pink elephants and the PETA-approved hunt. Consequently, you will need to do the quintessential intake session and must prove just how valuable you…

Happy Thanksgiving SourceCon – Let’s Help Ruthie

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I hope you are each preparing to spend the holiday with family and loved ones. My hometown is Decatur, Alabama and my family will be gathering there on Thanksgiving to celebrate. I’ve hosted my family’s Thanksgiving meal the last TEN years, so I am definitely looking forward to being a…

Groupthink – The Fastest Route To Nowhere Special

You’ve been there, sitting in a meeting while your boss is explaining a new policy the team needs to follow because someone in the corporate headquarters who doesn’t do your job every day said so. Sitting there listening to the instructions, you look around the room and notice everyone nodding their head in…

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Talent Acquisition

AI for recruiting is on everyone’s mind these days with a lot of talk on how it’s going to transform recruiting. Artificial intelligence for recruiting is the next generation of software designed to improve or automate some part of the recruiting workflow. Interest in AI for recruiting has been sparked by three major…

What to Look Out For When You Start Hiring Gen Z

Generation Z (ages 17-26) is catching the attention of marketers, media and the entertainment industry. But what makes this new generation different? As this new generation begins to enter the workforce, it’s time to evaluate how they stack up to previous generations, and how recruiters can help employers prepare for the changing capabilities…

Are You Sharing Your Best Advice?

I was fresh out of college and had just started my first recruiting job at a staffing company. There was so much to learn, and the other more tenured recruiters around me looked so busy. The excitement of my first job quickly turned into the reality of a steep learning curve. I’d see…

Monster’s Shareholders Complete Sale to Randstad

Despite intense opposition to the sale, Monster’s shareholders turned over more than 52 percent of the company’s stock by the Friday deadline, enabling Randstad to complete the purchase of the career services company. The Dutch staffing and HR services company announced overnight that its subsidiary — Merlin Global Acquisition — acquired enough of…