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Social Media for Recruitment – By the Numbers

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Social Media for Recruitment – By the Numbers

There was a time not long ago when sites like Facebook and Twitter were filled with drama teens, computer geeks, and twenty-something singles looking for dates. Social media for recruitment was not considered. However, social media has undergone many changes. Today, it is hard to find a computer user who doesn’t have some form of…

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Choosing the Right Recruiting Firm

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Choosing the Right Recruiting Firm

Avoid Bad Recruiting Solutions recruiting division, recruiting, hiringThere are many recruiting firms out there, which means that you need to be very careful in choosing the right one for your company. How can you tell that the firms promising good recruiting solutions actually deliver? The best ones will have a few key things in common,…

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Hiring manager’s opportunity

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Hiring manager’s opportunity

The interview process is the hiring manager’s opportunity to get to know a top candidate’s personality, values, and communication skills on a deeper level than on paper or in telephone interviews. In “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer,” Jim Roddy emphasizes the importance of using unique interview questions to assess skills and personality, and cautions…

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What Technical Recruiters Need to Know to Find Great Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 19, 2013 | Comments Off on What Technical Recruiters Need to Know to Find Great Candidates

Leadership IQ’s 2012 study shows that 46 percent of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19% will achieve unequivocal success. Most of the new hire fails in the study were due to attitude and only 11 percent of the new hire fails were because of technical competence. This closely relates to…

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Why Google’s IT Recruiting Strategies include Programming Contests

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 19, 2013 | Comments Off on Why Google’s IT Recruiting Strategies include Programming Contests

Looking for some out-of-the box IT recruiting strategies? Competitive programming contests attract the IT superstar hungry for challenge. Programming competitions are also a way for companies to search, screen, and recruit IT talent. But, exactly how effective are these competitions, and what level of programming skill do these competitions actually uncover? Ask the programmers themselves,…

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8 Ways to Reduce Hiring Costs Without Sacrificing Candidate Quality

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 18, 2013 | Comments Off on 8 Ways to Reduce Hiring Costs Without Sacrificing Candidate Quality

Spend Less Time and Money Finding the Right Candidates Hiring Costs, Recruiting, Job CandidatesHiring can be a delicate balance between wanting to wait out a certain length of time for just the right person and filling the vacancy as quickly as possible. But the former can cost your company a lot of dollars—both in terms…

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Reduce My Cost Per Hire? Use Common Sense!

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Reduce My Cost Per Hire? Use Common Sense!

Clients tell us, “Reduce my cost per hire!” Reduce your cost per hire by keeping the employees you have – the good ones, at least – and minimizing the time you spend surfing and cruising to find a horde of mediocre applicants. Trite though it may be, focusing on quality versus quantity will slash your…

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5 Tips for How to Select Your Social Recruiting Tools

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 16, 2013 | Comments Off on 5 Tips for How to Select Your Social Recruiting Tools

Recruiters have always been on the cutting edge of trying the latest recruiting tools to be able to compete in a tight market. Remember when there was a waiting list to get the latest AIRS training for Google searching? Today, having solid Google Boolean search skills is simply part of the job. The complexity –…

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LinkedIn for Recruiting: Lay the Groundwork

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 15, 2013 | Comments Off on LinkedIn for Recruiting: Lay the Groundwork

Don’t leave your LinkedIn profile as a static, closed channel. Use LinkedIn for recruiting candidates by getting proactive and working your LinkedIn account on a regular basis. LinkedIn is the number one social media platform used by professionals and is a source of almost unlimited new candidate contacts with over 200 million members in 200…

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SCARE Your Candidates to Fill that Difficult Req

By Andrew Greenberg | Mar 14, 2013 | Comments Off on SCARE Your Candidates to Fill that Difficult Req

Hiring managers can be impossibly picky, indecisive or just not helpful when asked to describe the person they’re looking to fill that difficult requisition. What started out as a brief chat about the items on the req becomes a teaching moment and a time suck for the recruiter, after which the hiring manager complains that…

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