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Source of Hire Study: What’s Going On With Recruiting?

by Jul 25, 2014, 12:25 pm ET

Why are employee referrals down? Is LinkedIn now a job board? And what’s the significance of more hires being made the ‘old school’ way — direct sourcing, from agencies, and even temp conversions?

Watch our interview with Gerry Crispin, co-founder and partner at the recruiting consultancy CareerXroads, as he discusses the firm’s source of hire study.

Learn what’s behind the numbers and what it means to your recruiting efforts.

Source of Hire: With Referrals Down, Direct Sourcing and Agency Hires Rise

by Jul 25, 2014, 6:38 am ET

CareerXroads source of external 2014Employee referrals waned again in 2013 as a source of hire, as talent acquisition leaders increasingly leaned on other recruiting methods to fill their external hires.

The just released CareerXroads source of hire survey — its 13th — found  the 50 participating employers, some with more than 200,000 workers, relied more heavily on direct sourcing and help from third party recruiters in 2013 than at any time in the previous decade.

They also accelerated their temp conversions, which, at 4.4 percent of the full-time hires, was nearly three times the rate in 2012.

In fact, except for print, every sourcing method tracked by the recruiting  consultancy CareerXroads showed an increase in hiring activity. keep reading…

Too Slow or Too Low: Why Offers Are Being Rejected

by Jul 24, 2014, 12:36 am ET

Why offers rejected - MRI 2014It’s a job seekers market, but hiring managers haven’t yet fully adjusted to the change, with 40 percent of them taking almost a month to make an offer, only to find out in many cases that their candidate is turning them down.

Better than 8 in 10 of the MRINetwork recruiters participating in the semi-annual MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study said today’s employment market is candidate-driven, a 25-point jump from the 2012 study. That means the professional, executive, and managerial candidates who are the majority of those recruited by MRI franchise offices can be more demanding when it comes to the nature of the work they want, the companies they’re willing to work for, and the compensation and benefits they’ll accept. keep reading…

Pinball Parties Working for Austin Software Developer

by Jul 22, 2014, 5:20 pm ET

pinballzAn Austin software developer called Q2 says it’s having success — “record attendance,” according to a senior recruiter — holding events at a local arcade, and its event last week will net maybe 8-10 more hires. keep reading…

TeamPlayer Wants You to Hire People Who Are Compatible

by Jul 17, 2014, 2:54 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 9.26.12 AMI went to a Jobvite “roadshow” networking event in Los Angeles this week, and the first attendee I met — well, dedicated ERE.net readers can guess exactly what he said to me: “I’m starting a recruiting technology company!”

In this case the guy’s name is Jim Lanas. He’s a Vietnam-era veteran and a recruiter in the medical field, whose new company, TeamPlayerHR, is in the assessment field. But it’s not exactly a personality or psychometric assessment (and it drives Lanas bonkers when people assume it is).

Let me explain how this works. keep reading…

Here Are the Countries and the States Where People Want (and Don’t Want) to Work

by Jul 16, 2014, 12:01 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.40.15 AMWhat countries do job seekers most want to move to? How about away from? In the U.S., where do they most want to go … and what states do they want to leave?

Where People Search for Jobs, a new report from Indeed Hiring Lab, takes a stab at those questions.

Let’s take a look (click to enlarge any of them). keep reading…

Charles Schwab’s New Site Is for Feeling, Not Just Transacting

by Jul 15, 2014, 3:39 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 11.09.10 PMBig photos and a big emphasis on diversity, women, and veterans highlight Charles Schwab’s new careers website.

The new career pages, part of a larger “about Schwab” series of pages — play up the “people business” — not just the financial services business — that Schwab is in. keep reading…

U.S. Govt Updates Info on Pregnancy-related Discrimination

by Jul 15, 2014, 3:08 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 11.47.11 AMThere’s new info out from the EEOC in the U.S. about pregnancy discrimination, the first big explanation of federal pregnancy-related rules in 30 years.

It’s not all recruiting related; much of what the government is spelling out deals with employees already on the job.

But, there are some sections on applicants. keep reading…

It’s the U.S. Peace Corps’ Turn to Improve the Candidate Experience

by Jul 15, 2014, 9:36 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 6.31.27 AMEven the 50+ year old Peace Corps is getting a job-application makeover.

The application is shorter; what used to take eight hours and involve 60 printed pages should now take less than an hour.

On top of that, there’ll be clear dates for applying and for finding out if you’re accepted.

The process is explained in this PDF.

Finance Hiring Site ‘Street of Walls’ Rebranding as ‘Vettery’

by Jul 14, 2014, 10:00 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-14 at 1.15.21 PMStreet of Walls, a recruiting company for the financial field, is relaunching and changing its name. keep reading…

Passive Candidates Are the Target of Two More Startups

by Jul 14, 2014, 3:28 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 9.57.53 AMSpeaking of pipelines, passives, and prospects: there’s more where that came from.

Two new recruiting technology companies are launching with passive candidates in mind. keep reading…

What LeBron James Can Teach Us About Hiring

by Jul 14, 2014, 12:16 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 9.17.23 PMI’m amused when sports analysts state their predictions with near certainty. Take for example ESPN’s David Thorpe saying on July 10 that the chances of NBA superstar LeBron James returning to the Miami Heat next season were 99 percent. The following day, James announced he would play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We hiring managers and recruiters know you can’t guarantee human performance. The best you can do is conduct pre-employment tests, ask candidates insightful interview questions, gather gobs of important data about them, and then play the percentages based on your analysis of the data.

For example, if Candidate A has a track record of switching jobs every six to nine months and Candidate B has reached 10 years of tenure for her two previous employers, who should you reasonably bet will remain with your company five years from now? There’s no guarantee if you select Candidate B they will stay with your organization a long time, but the odds are in your favor.

Which brings me back to LeBron and to an important hiring rule of thumb. keep reading…

With More Hiring Forecast, Fill Time and Recruiting Difficulty are Rising

by Jul 11, 2014, 6:16 am ET

CB Mid-year hiring plans 2014Employers are expressing more optimism about the future and it’s showing in their hiring plans for the rest of this year.

CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast says more employers expect to add headcount in the next several months than said that last year. Employers told CareerBuilder they will add to the ranks of full and part-time workers, and 33 percent will increase their temp or contract staffing workers.

The CareerBuilder survey shows a brighter employment picture than the one at the beginning of the year. With the U.S. Congress mired in budget politics and with a renewal of the debt ceiling crisis looming, barely a quarter of the hiring managers surveyed for the report foresaw increased full or part-time hiring ahead. keep reading…

ERE Webinar: 5 Crowdsourcing Tactics – Uncover Talent Where Least Expected

by Jul 10, 2014, 5:00 pm ET

When the talent you want is not submitting resumes or logging in to career sites, how do you go about reaching someone, who oftentimes is nearly impossible to get in contact with? Please join Kevin Wheeler in this upcoming webinar as he shares the following:

  • The TOP 5 Crowdsourcing tips and their relevance and importance
  • How to use various forms of Crowdsourcing
  • Outlining the requirements for you as a recruiter to incorporate Crowdsourcing into an effective tool
  • And much more!

Hurry and sign up now as the date for this one is closing in. Now more than ever Crowdsourcing is becoming an effective, and implemented approach to recruiting as well as provide some fresh perspectives on the already well-established recruiting methods. This is surely one webinar you will not want to miss.

Date/Time of Webinar: July 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/l13al43oaqq0&eom

 

LinkedIn’s New Rules for Big InMail Senders

by Jul 10, 2014, 12:37 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 9.30.03 AMLinkedIn has new rules out for people who use its recruiting product to send a lot of emails, but who don’t get a lot of people opening those emails. keep reading…

More Recruiting Startups and Other Critters

by Jul 7, 2014, 3:31 pm ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 10.04.26 AMAs mentioned before, out of Brazil, another startup (what else, right?) is blooming.

“There’s competition … every day we find a different one,” Joel Stern, a recruiter, says about human resources technology startups. “But no one has the market cornered.”

Stern is creating a startup of his own, one with a very interesting history. For that and info on a few other new companies, read on: keep reading…

ERE Webinar: Employee Referrals – Motivating Employees So They Produce More and Higher Quality Referrals

by Jul 3, 2014, 2:05 pm ET

Please join well-known HR thought leader and ERE.net author Dr. John Sullivan as he unveils and shares some of the industry’s best kept secrets and practices. In this Zalp-sponsored webinar Dr. Sullivan will be answering individual questions, providing you with effective solutions to re-energize your current referral program, as well as the following:

  • Using employee referral programs to build an internal talent pipeline
  • Developing employees with part-time/virtual projects
  • Reducing talent hoarding by managers
  • How to measure whether your internal movement is fast/accurate
  • And so much more!

This webinar is bound to keep you engaged, and motivate you to return to your organization armed with the skills you need to dramatically and effectively improve your internal talent pipeline. Don’t miss out on this webinar full of groundbreaking info and insider tips and tricks that will empower you to more accurately monitor the internal workings of your machine.

Date/Time of Webinar: July 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST

Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/oxfmbkj9r9vj&eom

Sponsor: Zalp

‘Job Gains Were Widespread’ in June, Says U.S. Govt

by Jul 3, 2014, 8:51 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-03 at 5.57.22 AMThe foreshadowing from yesterday turned prescient. That bad-weather, bad-economic-news first part of the year behind us, June saw job gains in a variety of industries.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 288,000 jobs were created, about 75,000 more than expected.

Gains were “widespread,” it reported. Indeed, a variety of industries looked strong: keep reading…

Air New Zealand Launches Career Site on Mobile

by Jul 3, 2014, 2:29 am ET

Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 10.53.57 PMA very brief follow-up on Air New Zealand, which I’d said was “working on its mobile offerings.” (The company received the 2014 ERE Recruiting Excellence award in the “best corporate careers websites” category.)

Air New Zealand’s now live with the first iteration of its new mobile site. keep reading…

June Had Strong Job Growth, Adding 281k Says ADP

by Jul 2, 2014, 12:56 pm ET

ADP job growth chart june 2014With a private sector jobs report from ADP estimating that employers added 281,000 jobs in June — the most in almost two years — the expectation is that tomorrow’s official government report will also be a strong one.

Labor economists were taken by surprise by the strength of the ADP report. In advance of this morning’s release, surveys by Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, and others put the average guesses of various analysts between 205,000 and 213,000.

Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, which compiles the numbers from ADP payroll processing records, was optimistic about the direction of the economy. keep reading…