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How to Improve the ROI of Your Staff Meetings

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:36

Ray, our COO many years ago, used to start meetings with 10-15 minutes of chit-chat. While his intention was to promote socializing, the effect was late-arrivers, difficulty in focusing at the start of serious discussion, and low energy throughout the rest of the meeting.

What if Google Disappeared

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00

It’s hard to fathom a Google-free existence. Significant amounts of day-to-day life are augmented by Google search or a Google Product. Even when imagining a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and vigilantes, somehow Google was still there to answer hard-hitting questions like “best brunch in Chicago.” Beyond personal conveniences, in the past few months, Google has begun to lay siege of the talent acquisition world with the introduction of Google for Jobs. They’ve shaken up the industry by changing how candidates search for jobs, and how job postings are viewed. With all this in mind here are a few ways the disappearance of Google would pull the rug out from under recruiters and sourcers.

8 Tips for Managers Who Want to Be Better Coaches

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:40

Being an effective coach is one of THE most important management skills to cultivate if you want:

Don’t Forget to Recognize the Vets In Your Workplace

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:58

Of the 4.2 million veterans in America who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces since September 2001, the Bureau of Labor Statistics most recently reported that 120,000 of them are without a job.

Study Says Less Is More and Cheaper is Better When It Comes to Recruitment Videos

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 07:47

I’m not a big fan of video when it comes to resumes, but for employers, I think it’s a must-have. What companies struggle with, however, is exactly how video should be done. Many opt for professionals armed with with costly video equipment, editors, storyboards, and scripts, producing content that showcases the assets of the company and highlighting its employment brand.

Dealing With the People Part of Big Data Analytics

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 12:22

Considering that analytics is meant to be about hard evidence, it’s surprising how much it’s riven with emotion. I’ve run across various points of conflict:

SourceCon Presents – The Wonderful World Of Chrome Extensions – Volume 9

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:00

It’s obvious that most recruiters and sourcers have a love affair for sourcing tools. Why wouldn’t we enjoy a shortcut or a little assistance in finding information faster? There has been a high demand for sourcing tools and extensions. Many sourcing tools come and go, yet the market is undoubtedly hot for any extension that enables us to better communicate with candidates.

The Only Engagement Question You Need to Ask

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:56

Forget those multiple question engagement surveys. Your employees need only one question, the same one the late Steve Jobs asked himself each morning:

4 Best Practices to Ensure Immigration Compliance

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 08:35

Tapping into the global workforce – and sending employees to offices around the world – can be a financial boon in many industries. But whenever business crosses national borders, it also increases in complexity and introduces new rules businesses must follow.

Sticking It to ‘The Man’ Is Expensive, hiQ Learns in Battle with LinkedIn

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:38

LinkedIn is in a fight for its very existence.

You Can Take Action Against Employees For Their Political Activism

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:22

After white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, social media lit up in response. In the days that followed, several marchers were identified and lost their jobs in the process. As the events in Charlottesville showed, political extremism in the US is on the rise.

Be Agile: Free Your People From the Tyranny of Now

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:40

Recognize This! – All humans have the capacity to grow, learn and develop but are too often held back by fear of failure. A growth mindset in an agile work environment is key to working more human.

Jobs2Careers Shuts Down ipply, Its Small Business Hiring App

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:00

Job search engine Jobs2Careers launched ipply in August 2016. The app, native to both iOS and Android mobile devices, promised to help small businesses manage their applicant pool without the necessity of an applicant tracking system. The solution smartly integrated with Craigslist and applications driven from the popular classifieds site.

What If Your Employees Managed Engagement?

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 08:42

“Once a year, I am going to share with you what I think about you. That does not make any sense. Performance is an ongoing activity.”

How Our Digital Agency Used Instagram to Recruit the Right Talent

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:53

Nowadays, Instagram is more than a place for selfies and foodies, but we thought to try to use it as a platform to recruit.

Sourcing Different – User Groups

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:00

Thank you for joining me; this is Sourcing Different – User Groups, where we will take an in-depth look at Meetup.com and how to source through user groups. Being an active member in your community where you source talent is critical for your profession. Corporate or agency staffing members need the exposure to get your name out. We will discuss the peer to peer networking in the next article.

You Need Analytics to Know If Your L&D Program Is Making A Difference

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:35

Learning is a key part of work, and there’s strong evidence to believe it will continue to be vital in the workplace of the future.

I Can’t Keep Calm, I Got The Job! Interviewing for a Sourcing Job

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:00

Take a glimpse into the hiring manager’s world; the unemployment rate is back down to pre-recession rates of 4.4% and the demand for skilled sourcers is a very real need. Every day we go without hiring a sourcer, puts recruitment managers further behind what they need to accomplish to meet internal metrics. However, that is an even stronger reason as to why hiring managers will not settle for anything less than the best. You want the job, and they need a top-notch sourcer, so let’s talk about how to interview and get that offer successfully!

Maybe You Should Interview Everyone

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:35

With unemployment at a 17 year low, and the number of people in the labor force hovering around a 40 year low, there’s no reason to think hiring is going to get any easier in the coming months. So what’s an employer to do? Mel Kleiman, the founder and leader of the recruiting and hiring consultancy Humetrics, has some suggestions.

This Post Will Make You Think Outside the Box About the Language You Use

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 08:35

During performance reviews, you’ll need to cover a range of important topics such as SMART objectives, development objectives and training needs. It’s a time for clear, meaningful, natural conversation. No management buzzwords that confuse and frustrate employees.