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Yes, the candidate experience at your organization is miserable.

You’d think that with all the shiny new technology, channels for communication and platforms for social media interaction, organizations would have figured out a way to create a kinder candidate experience. But in 2015, most companies continue to leave bad impressions and drive people away.

April 27, 2015

 

The next wave of college students is preparing for graduation, purchasing caps and gowns, and taking final exams. But will these new college graduates have jobs after walking across the stage, diploma in hand?

April 27, 2015

 

Just as a resume is a candidate’s first chance to make a great impression, so too are a company’s job listings. A great job description will encourage a more qualified candidate to apply, just as a poor listing can ensure he or she moves on to other openings. In fact, the average job seeker spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a job posting, so effective descriptions are vital to standing out from the pack and attracting top talent.

Here are 5 easy ways to bring more qualified candidates into your hiring pipeline:

April 26, 2015

On April 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with Poachable CEO Tom Leung (@TomL) about The Rise of Passive Talent Matching.

In case you missed this amazing chat, here are all the tweets:

 

April 15, 2015

Pardon me as I take a trip down memory lane.  Join me if you can.  Close your eyes.  Think back to when you were starting out as an early career professional.  Think back to your interviews and the things you learned from those experiences.  What did you learn? 

April 15, 2015

Every time I think I have seen everything, something new comes along.  I will share a few thoughts to those of you out there today who are candidates, or who may be candidates, for future opportunities.  I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I want to share a few tactics that will not endear you to client firms if you end up being someone they consider hiring.

April 14, 2015

A recent San Francisco Fed research report illustrated what those of us in the hiring and recruiting process have known for some time – jobs need to find talent in today’s “candidate market,” and not the other way around.

April 13, 2015

 

“He’s dead, Jim” is the error message you might see from Google when your computer doesn’t have enough memory to run a tab. It could also be used to describe the resume–and other ineffective and outdated hiring processes in the new era of job seeking. 

April 13, 2015

 

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

Majority of Justices Seem To Have Minds Made Up in Health Care Case

By Allen Smith  3/4/2015

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March 5, 2015

 

Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

 

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February 20, 2015

On February 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with Dave Ryan @DavetheHRCzar about the "Job Board Dilemma."

In case you missed this excellent chat, here are all the informative tweets:

 

 

February 18, 2015

 

HR will be called upon for creative retention strategies      

 

It may be of little consolation to those who remain out of work, but more people are viewing the U.S. labor market in a positive light. Consider, for example, the plight of “discouraged workers,” who are defined by the federal government as people not looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.

February 10, 2015

Recent college graduates have a serious problem. Job statistics increasingly show that college graduates are underemployed and, even when they find employment; they are only rarely in a field applicable to their college majors (or that they expected to get a job in). This isn’t ideal for young adults trying to get into rewarding careers, and ultimately it’s not good for business, either.

February 3, 2015

I speak with overwhelmed job seekers every week who can't seem to gain any traction in their job search. They tell me, "I'm applying for just about anything that will pay me". This, my friends, will get you nowhere. My suggestion to the job seeker is to stop the scatter-shooting and laser focus your search.

August 21, 2014
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Job seekers are up against multiple hurdles these days as they look for meaningful work. While poorly written job descriptions and malfunctioning career sites hinder the job search, they now must face an even higher hurdle -- the algorithm.

Most job search websites have increased the use of software that uses complex algorithms to screen and sort resumes by searching for keywords that match specific skill sets and experience. Other programs, like LinkedIn’s “Recruiter,” can help talent managers find passive candidates by searching for a specific location, title or skill.

August 18, 2014

I have worked in the talent acquisition world for many years.  I got started while working as a manager in the manufacturing world and then shifted my focus to the HR generalist side in the non profit and professional services space.  Over 8 years ago I moved to the Executive Search world where I work with candidates every week, if not every day. 

July 24, 2014