Some Hiring Managers Rate the Attractiveness of Your Spouse…

As a candidate, you know that people considering you for employment judge you on everything, right? Clothes.  Your Car.  How you talk.  Whether your spouse is smoking hot. Hold up, what was that last one? Your spouse – he or she needs to be smoking hot – you didn’t get the memo? I made it [...]


Crowdsourcing for Recruiting

Ah, crowdsourcing. What exactly is it? A nice simple description is this one: a company posts a problem online (looking for candidate who possesses X skills), a vast number of individuals offer their opinions and ideas as to how to solve it (I know someone who fits the bill!), the winning idea is rewarded in [...]


5 Tips to Maximize Your Brand’s Facebook Reach

When recruiting,  social media is a great way to take your employer brand and implement it consistently and regularly to build followers. Believe it or not, you can expand your Facebook reach now, in a few simple steps. According to a 2011 comScore report, brands that post an average of five to seven times per [...]

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Your Customers: A Near-perfect Recruiting Target

They are the perfect recruiting target because these prospects are currently employed (i.e. passives); they are diverse; it costs almost nothing to get a recruiting message in front of them and best of all; and they already know and like your company and its products. These perfect candidates are your customers. Even though customers are [...]


Top Legal Issues for HR Pros to Watch

From labor lawyers Richard Brann and Patrick Stanron, speakers at the recent LEAP conference is Las Vegas, comes a list of the biggest legal threats HR should look out for during the remainder of the year: 1. The biggest HR threat of the year is that of retaliation. For employees who find it difficult to win higher-caliber [...]


Niche Networks Might Be Worth Your Time… If They Have These Three Things

Last week, Bernard Hodes Group’s Director of Sourcing and Social Strategy Jim Stround closed out the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in Chicago with a discussion on recruiting via niche networks. He talked about the number of niche social networks out there (too many to count), research on where and how many resumes can be found online and [...]

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117 Funniest Creative Job and Recruitment Ads

Many employers when advertising their roles end up falling into the trap of regurgitating their PD into a shortened (and much less informative, though equally as dry) job ad that does little to attract a prospective employee let alone market their company. It’s important to remember that if you’re spending all this money on recruitment [...]

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Big Guns: Retail Recruitment & Retention

Ever wondered about the advantages and troubles that giant global retailers such as Target have with attracting and retaining staff? Frankly, you may be left wondering after reading this examination of Target’s HR practices in The Australian from May 26. Overall it’s a bit of a fluff piece, giving new Target boss Dene Rogers the [...]

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What CEOs Expect From An Interview Candidate

Having written about what CEOs look for in the resumes of job applicants last week, I enjoyed it so much I thought I’d bring you along for the first interview. First interviews are tricky because like a resume, there’s no way of knowing exactly what the prospective employer is expecting to hear you say and whether the [...]

Twitter is a real step up in Police Communication, since the days cops just talked into their fist.

Twitter’s a choice recruiter, bro

New Zealand’s Police have turned to Twitter as a recruitment marketing tool, and it’s getting noticed. Using a Behind The Scenes approach to everyday policing, a few cops around the country regularly livetweet about their on-the-beat shifts, giving the public a glimpse into the day-to-day side of the job, with the intention of widening awareness [...]