26
FEB
2010

First Impressions…

The last of the 7 steps I teach in “The Answer” recruiter training program revolves around the idea of onboarding. I generally get lots of groans and moans when I ask the attendees: “Whose company does onboarding flawlessly?” The reality is that most organizations do not spend the tim
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26
FEB
2010

Bachelor of Recruitment?

After spending the better part of my adult life in the recruiting industry, I am always amazed at the lack of training or structured development for recruiters. I have even experienced some companies that look at the recruiting department as the catch all for those employees who reall
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26
FEB
2010

Good or Bad, Metrics Drive Behaviors (You thought I was going to say results)!

“What gets measured gets done” is a quote that has been used for ages to support the need for metrics in just about every job function. Corporate leaders are too often disappointed by the performance of their employees, resulting in additional rules and measurement designed to hold em
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26
FEB
2010

Social Networking:Can your connections hurt you?

It has been amazing to watch the growth of social media in the past 5 years, with many professionals focused on the number of friends or connections they can add. As a recruiter, it’s a badge of honor to be connected to more individuals then your peers. This use of social media techno
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26
FEB
2010

What’s All the Hype about Passive Candidates?

The term passive candidate seems to have surfaced sometime in the late 90’s or early 2000. As the recruiting landscape began to change, organizations at the time realized that in order to fill their positions, they needed to attract candidates that were not necessarily active in their
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26
FEB
2010

Brand is more than glitz and glamour…

Time after time I find myself sitting in conferences where the speaker is an employment branding pro and shows flashy websites, powerful videos, and expansive social networking tools. It seems that we get enthralled with how to get candidates to notice our organizations, however we fo
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25
FEB
2010

A Diverse Workforce

A Diverse Workforce: Advantages and Challenges It seems almost cliché these days to talk about the importance of diversity in the workforce. For years companies have talked about it in the context of “the right thing to do”, never really understanding the real benefits of a true diver
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