Archive for February 2014

Practical Employee Engagement Ideas

The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) report “Employee Engagement and Commitment” opens with a quote from Jack (former GE CEO) and Suzy Welch: “Employee engagement first. No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the firm’s mission and understand how to achieve it. That’s why…

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How to Use Reference Check Questions

Automatic Data Processing reports that just under 50 percent of reference checks reveal discrepancies. Employers, hiring managers, and recruiters all need to ask direct reference check questions to verify the information on applications, resumes, and interviews. Good hiring practices include using good reference check questions to investigate a candidate’s background, experience, work habits, and character…

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SourceCon 2014 – Candidate Sourcing & Recruiting Strategies

This year’s 7th Annual SourceCon is February 19 and 20 in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s focused on the future of Internet search, candidate engagement, keywords, recruiting strategies and sourcing tips and tricks. The 2013 SourceCon was held in October in Seattle, Washington and included topics on the state of sourcing in 2013, and free and economical…

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Master the Behavioral Interview

The foundation of behavioral interviews is the belief that past performance is the best predictor of future behavior. It is used to gauge how successful a candidate would be in the job if hired. Armed with a good understanding of the business and industry, the company culture, and the job, recruiters ask questions about how…

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8 Tips for LinkedIn Recruiter

According to the SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, LinkedIn is still the most popular social media platform for recruiting, with Facebook and Twitter following closely. That’s due in part to LinkedIn Recruiter features such as an intuitive homepage, InMail, and an intelligent recommendation engine. SHRM conducted a survey of recruiting and staffing professionals…

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