Well, it’s been a while since my last blog post. I have been exceptionally busy  making a number of incremental but impactful changes to our recruiting tools, team, and best practices – especially in regard to passive candidate sourcing.  But the biggest change over past few months has been our new company name.  Since 2009,…

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Social recruiting, gamification, and video interviewing are some of the newest recruiting strategies in the war for talent. They change the way we communicate, free us from old school telephone cords and paper processes, cutting through the time-sucking vortex of traditional recruiting strategies and provides all-important cost savings in a chameleon economy and job market.…

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Employers may have an advantage in a tough economy when they have a surplus of qualified candidates. But internal recruiting staff such as HR departments and hiring managers may not realistically be able to fill key positions because of overlapping human resources and management responsibilities. Many small employers have only one or two people in…

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Employers and recruiters use various recruitment strategies to meet recruiting goals. To attract and hire the best requires the latest recruiting methods and technologies to target specific aspects of recruiting, such as sourcing, engaging, hiring, and pipelining or building a talent community. Although recruitment is commonly the responsibility of human resources professionals, it also falls…

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Simon Barrow and Tim Abler defined employer brand in the Journal of Brand Management in1996 as “the package of functional, economic and psychological benefits provided by employment, and identified with the employing company”. Can you explain your employer brand in a couple of sentences? Do you know what candidates think of your company? Does your…

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Hiring managers are busy people, and they have a range of attitudes towards the recruiting process. A hiring manager may just want to get warm bodies into open positions as quickly as possible. Or he may only want to talk to top candidates and have the time and resources to wait for the “right” one.…

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So you’re a recruiter, a hiring manager, or an HR professional tasked with IT recruiting responsibilities. Maybe your recruiting projects are mostly software developers, and they’re complicated affairs that consume your time and attention. You’re not a writer. You don’t even have time to read your email, or blogs, tweets, rants, and reviews online, much…

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Don’t shortchange your recruiting process with avoidable mistakes and miss out on opportunities to hire the qualified candidates you need. Hiring the most qualified and experienced employees with the least amount of time and effort is the goal in recruiting. But employers make a lot of mistakes while looking for the best candidates, adding extra…

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