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Jobvite Introduces Mobile Career Site Service

by Jun 24, 2014, 12:00 pm ET

Jobvite mobile resume screenshotJobvite cut the ribbon this morning on a mobile career center service that if the reality is as cool as the screenshots, is at once simple and convenient, and brings mobile recruiting about as close to what job seekers want as any service now out there.

This is not an app, but a full-fledged career site tool that is specifically configured for mobile users, particularly those who job search on phones and small screens. Instead of merely shrinking down a full-sized site or abbreviating what already exists, Jobvite has considered the usability issue, which is one that is ignored by too many employers. keep reading…

Startup Ups the Ante for Employee Referrals

by Jun 23, 2014, 5:30 am ET

That $2,000 bonus you’re offering  for every referral hire you make is going to seem like chump change this morning for anyone who caught last night’s news.

CBS aired a piece about a Silicon Valley startup offering $20,000 — that’s right, $20,000 — for every tech hire made from a referral who came from an employee company friend or family.

“We want the best of the best,” ThoughtSpot CEO Ajeet Singh told the San Francisco Chronicle, which wrote about the rich referral before it aired on CBS. “We thought $20,000 was an interesting enough number that a lot of people might actually refer people to us.”

By no means is this the first such juicy referral bonus. keep reading…

Woof, Woof. Fido Gets to Go to Work Today

by Jun 20, 2014, 12:09 am ET

take your dog to workToday is the one day out of the year that many offices across the country have unarguably gone to the dogs. As you suspect, it’s Take Your Dog to Work Day.

For some companies, Amazon, Google, and Procter & Gamble, to name three of the larger ones, every day is a dog day. Others, not yet ready for that much togetherness, today serves as sort of a test of what is becoming a slow, if steadily growing trend toward tolerance of furry friends in the workplace.

There’s a practical side to allowing dogs, as many companies, particularly in the high-tech world. have found. A survey conducted for Wellness Natural Pet Food found that a large majority of 18-34 year-olds want to bring their pets to work, at least occasionally. That happens to be the demographic sweet spot for tech giants and startups. The latter, especially, see allowing pets as a recruiting plus when talking to candidates with dogs. keep reading…

A Stealth Startup Wants to Create a Better Way to Put Teams Together

by Jun 19, 2014, 5:35 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-05-30 at 1.31.48 PMWorking under the radar out of northern California — and Armenia — a stealth startup is building a piece of human resources technology to help in team building.

In short, companies would use the product to search their own employees’ skills, team fit, location, and availability.

Then, they’d click on profiles and piece together a team of people for a project. keep reading…

Media Eating Up Religion-of-job-candidates Story

by Jun 18, 2014, 4:53 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-06-18 at 1.36.41 PMA study published three months ago — March 24, 2014 — is quickly making the rounds in the media and social media. In brief, the paper says that in the southern U.S. states, only one religion is helpful for job candidates to have on their resumes. keep reading…

3 New Startups Are Thinking About Pipelines, Prospects, and Passive Candidates

by Jun 18, 2014, 12:03 am ET

iphonepngA fresh crop of recruiting startups is launching, using mobile phones, CRM, and email workflow to help you manage pipelines of candidates.

Read on. keep reading…

LinkedIn Says It Has Work to Do on Diversity

by Jun 12, 2014, 6:45 pm ET

You saw Google’s diversity figures.

Now it’s LinkedIn’s turn. keep reading…

The Oil and Gas Industry Has a New Job Board

by Jun 12, 2014, 6:40 pm ET

The oil and natural gas industry has a new, visual, simple, site for people to “find their calling.” keep reading…

June 19 Webinar: Online Application Process – Help or Hindrance?

by Jun 12, 2014, 5:38 pm ET

Joining Chris Stanzione in this upcoming webinar is a surefire way to improve your current online application process. In this AppCast-sponsored webinar you will be taking home the following information pertaining to your OAP:

  • Does your online application process help or hinder the values of  your candidates, your organization, or the talent acquisition team itself? … and if so, how to identify and fix this.
  • Questions you need to ask yourself and your organization to make a much more positive and influential impact on the candidate
  • Highlighting both good and bad processes to streamline and enhance the user experience overall
  • And so much more!

Rest assured this is one webinar you will not want to miss if you want to take your candidates’ impression from your online application from “ugh …” to “WOW,” and how to make that happen immediately. After all, impressions are a big deal to most, so why not make your first impression with the candidate one that they will truly remember.

Date/Time of Webinar: June 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/56r9skj68mp4&eom

Sponsor: AppCast

June 18 Webinar: Building Recruiter Brands for the Long Road Ahead

by Jun 12, 2014, 5:34 pm ET

If you are searching for ways to extend the life and improve the impact of your recruiter brand, then look no further as Paul DeBettignies shines light on the knowledge and practices necessary for you to do exactly that. In this iCIMS-sponsored webinar, Paul will give you the following to take home:

  • If, and you most likely are, one of many recruiters contacting a candidate, what YOU can do to make yourself stand out from the rest of the crowd.
  • Ask yourself; “Would you call yourself back?”
  • The importance of incorporating media to your recruiting approach, such as television, radio. social media. etc.
  • How to make a quick comeback from a tough loss, and come back stronger
  • And so much more!

If you’re a recruiter who is serious about improving your recruiting skills and candidate experience, look no further because this webinar is shaping up to be a one-stop shop for improving multiple aspects of your recruiting approach.

Date/Time of Webinar:  June 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link:  https://cc.readytalk.com/r/shlopx3yg5mh&eom

Sponsor:  iCIMS

A Montreal Company’s Adding Audio to Screening

by Jun 10, 2014, 4:14 pm ET

voice coverWe’ve mentioned new uses of audio many times before, and a new company out of Canada is adding audio to the mix too. keep reading…

A Graphical Look at What’s Happened to America’s Jobs

by Jun 10, 2014, 12:06 am ET

Times - Mixed RecoveryWhen the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its May employment report Friday, it marked a recovery milestone. Six years and five months after the recession began, the U.S. has finally recovered 8.7 million jobs lost through the recession’s official end in February 2010.

The 138.463 million jobs in May exceeds January 2008′s 138.365 million by 100,000.

While certainly good news, the recovery and job creation has been uneven. In a remarkable series of interactive charts, The New York Times graphically illustrates the mixed nature of the recovery. Industry by industry, using BLS data The Times shows how both the number of jobs has changed, as well as the average salaries. keep reading…

Mytasca: A New Tool for College Recruiters

by Jun 9, 2014, 7:04 pm ET

BoiseStateUniversityFour years in the making, there’s a new tool out for recruiters to learn more about colleges and career centers. keep reading…

More Personality Assessments Launching

by Jun 9, 2014, 1:24 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 9.40.51 AMWhile the money flows to folks like GildHired, and Executive Employers, new companies in the recruiting and HR technology field have sprouted up and are about to, including: keep reading…

Companies Step Up Their HR Hiring

by Jun 9, 2014, 12:20 am ET

Indeed HR jobs 5.2014With payrolls growing and the economy improving, demand for human resource professionals is rising. Online postings for all types of human resource jobs increased 10 percent from last year, with more than 50,000 — and perhaps as many as 55,000 — advertised on career sites and elsewhere at the end of May.

Wanted Analytics, which found about 51,000 HR jobs online, said the most commonly advertised position was for HR manager, followed by recruiter, generalist, director, and coordinator, the latter typically an entry-level position.

Indeed.com, in a similar type of count, found just under 55,000 HR jobs listed on the site in May, a 5 percent increase over May 2013. Go back one month, and the percentage increase was 13 percent. Four years ago, Indeed shows there were 49,000 HR jobs on its site. keep reading…

May Job Growth Is Fourth Month Over 200K

by Jun 6, 2014, 9:51 am ET

Econ index May 2014Early indications of an anemic May employment report proved unduly pessimistic this morning when the U.S. Labor Department announced 217,000 new jobs were added during the month and that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent.

Analysts predicting a gain of 210,000-215,000 payroll additions in May were surprised Wednesday when payroll processor ADP’s monthly jobs report estimated a mere 179,000 new jobs. Now, with the government showing a fourth consecutive month of gains over 200,000, there’s greater confidence that job creation is finally gaining momentum. keep reading…

ADP Report Shows Hiring Slowdown in May

by Jun 4, 2014, 2:34 pm ET

ADP adds chart May 2014Private sector job growth slowed in May, says ADP’s monthly employment report out this morning. Payrolls increased by 179,000, the HR services firm estimated, which fell far short of the 210,000 economists were expecting. It was also under April’s revised ADP count of 215,000 new jobs.

“After a strong post-winter rebound in April, job growth in May slowed somewhat,” said Carlos Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of ADP. However, he noted, “The 179,000 jobs added figure is higher than May of last year and in line with the average over the past twelve months.” keep reading…

3 Questions to Consider Before Implementing a Talent Pipeline

by Jun 4, 2014, 12:28 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 12.22.06 PMThe challenge of building a talent pipeline has been a headline topic among recruiting strategists for years, but a majority of firms still don’t see the need or don’t feel they have the resources to do the job right.

A recent survey we conducted found that just 38 percent of employers continuously recruit throughout the year — despite the fact well-managed pipelines can yield real benefits. Two-thirds of those who continuously recruit say their strategy shortens their time to hire and 54 percent say it lowers their cost per hire.

Maintaining and using a pool of interested, qualified candidates for positions that aren’t yet open can be a daunting task. If your organization is still on the fence about talent pipelining or if you are simply not sure about the best course for implementation, the answers to these three questions should provide motivation and direction.

Is the Recruiting Status Quo Costing Your Organization? keep reading…

LinkedIn Says It Will Start Aggregating U.S. Job Listings

by May 29, 2014, 8:31 am ET

LinkedinLogoTransparentWith the announcement this morning that it would begin to aggregate jobs from U.S. employers, LinkedIn took a big step to building its Economic Graph, and realizing its plan to provide all the world’s open jobs to all the world’s workers.

Beginning June 2, LinkedIn will offer hundreds of thousands of jobs aggregated from the career sites and ATS’s of U.S. employers who don’t prohibit it. These listings will supplement a nearly similar number of listings employers pay for, but they’ll be made available only to LinkedIn members who actively search for them.

Called “Limited Listings,” these aggregated jobs will be cleaned of an employer’s paid listings to avoid duplication. The differentiation between this new program and LinkedIn’s paid Job Slots and Job Posts is based on active and passive seekers. The paid program places job posts before suitable (matching) candidates and delivers job suggestions to specific types of candidates based on their profiles and employer criteria. keep reading…

Google Releases Diversity Numbers

by May 28, 2014, 8:44 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 5.41.04 PMGoogle says it is “time to be candid” about the diversity of its workforce. And with that, it’s out with numbers.

Laszlo Bock, SVP of People Operations, defends the numbers in a blog post (which has some interesting comments on it). keep reading…