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Pimp Your Talent Acquisition Strategy

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 7, 2013 |

Starting to feel a bit warm? It’s heating up out there and we’re not talking about the weather. The market is back on its feet in many respects and demands for hiring the best talent abounds! If your Recruiting Strategy is feeling a bit – well – cold, then it’s time to Pimp Your Talent…

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5 Tips to Get Started with Manpower Planning

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 6, 2013 |

For HR professionals, a little bit of manpower planning can go a long way towards keeping one’s sanity. You know the drill…someone, somewhere up in the Big Office has decided that you don’t have enough staff or the right skillsets to achieve your company objectives. So they hand down the mandate to hire, hire, hire…

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Social Media for Recruitment: Is There a Social Hierarachy?

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 5, 2013 |

Social media for recruitment offers a platform, or level playing field, where recruiters can attract and engage top talent regardless of status, gender, age religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. Or… perhaps we should look again? Companies are aware that simply posting job descriptions is not going to attract impressive credentials. Successful recruitment through social media…

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LinkedIn for Recruiting Candidates: Personal or Professional?

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 4, 2013 |

The toolbox used by a recruiter must be full and ever-changing. What worked yesterday, may not work today. And what works today, may not work tomorrow. LinkedIn for recruiting candidates can be one of your most effective tools. Since its beginning in 2008, LinkedIn has worked to make a place for itself in the field…

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Recruitment Process Outsourcing – Get a boost with “Gamification"

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 3, 2013 |

Why do companies use Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and what exactly is it? RPO can be a valid and cost-effective strategy for some companies. It can also be the wrong and expensive option for others. RPO, which stands for Recruitment Process Outsourcing, refers to the use of a third party to form all or part of…

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Better Questions for your Talent Acquisition Strategy

By Andrew Greenberg | May 31, 2013 |

Talent Acquisition Strategy- it’s what every company wants, but many have a hard time defining. You’ve followed our advice on building a talent pool and now you’re on to interviewing. Sometimes during an interview, you’re positive you’ve found it; only to find out after hiring that you didn’t. Other times you think you might be…

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Going Beyond the Basics of LinkedIn for Recruiting Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | May 30, 2013 |

Does your LinkedIn strategy for recruiting candidates consist of searching target companies and sending one inmail after another? Is your acceptance rate low and depressing? Do your job postings get lost in the now crowded LinkedIn space? Then you are not maximizing the features and benefits of LinkedIn for recruiting candidates! LinkedIn is a fantastic…

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3 Recruiting Secrets When Using Behavioral Interviews

By Andrew Greenberg | May 29, 2013 |

Behavioral interviews are able to get down to the root of how a candidate will react in situations based on past behavior patterns. One of the challenges for behavioral interviews is that recruiters have to really know the company, culture, and role for which they are recruiting. Recruiters are able to take this past information…

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Candidate Care: Why Even Bother?

By Andrew Greenberg | May 28, 2013 |

Ignoring candidate care will seriously impact your company for a long time. Remember the last time you decided to treat yourself to something special at the local department store but came home empty-handed? You waited patiently for a salesperson to assist you, but no one asked if you needed help. So you left the store…

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Are You Choosing IT Recruiters That Don’t Know Jack?

By Andrew Greenberg | May 25, 2013 |

If some of the comments weren’t so politically incorrect, online forums that foster exchanges among information technology job seekers would be rife with more of the ugly truths about staffing agencies specialized in IT recruiting and the things that IT recruiters do that annoy candidates and employers. Let’s start with the way IT recruiters handle…

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