Month: November 2016

Subject Lines: the Key to Catching the Candidate’s Eye

Too often in recruiting, candidates end up getting emails that start with phrases like “Great Opportunity with Fantastic Company.” Well, a line like that has been so overused that it can actually hurt your recruitment brand. As recruiting becomes more of an email sport especially among the younger talent scouts, I thought a post about email subject …

Dice says 56% of Employers Will Increase Hiring in 2017

America’s employers are more cautious with hiring plans than in the past two years, according to the semi-annual survey from DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX), a leading provider of data, insights, and employment connections for select professional communities. More than half (56%) of hiring mangers anticipate increased hiring levels in the first half of 2017; however, this is a six point drop from when…

Zenefits Fined $7 Million By California Regulators

Zenefits, the freemium HR administration platform for small businesses, has been fined $7 million in a settlement reached with California’s insurance department. It’s the largest penalty so far assessed against the software startup, and one of the largest penalties ever levied by California insurance regulators.

Goldilocks Recruiting: Finding “Just Right” Candidates

I’m convinced Goldilocks and the three bears was written by a recruiter, or at least someone who was hiring. Perhaps it was the metaphor the early recruiters used in early pitch meetings to explain their magic formula. “From porridge, to chairs to beds, Goldilocks is just looking for the ‘perfect’ one and we can find it,” they’d […]

CompareMatch – HR Tech Discovery Made Simple.

“I am really excited to announce a formal partnership between ERE Media and CompareMatch. For the majority of us in the recruiting industry it has been a historically frustrating exercise to determine which piece of HR Technology is better than the next and can effectively solve our needs. Michael Marlatt, the brains behind CompareMatch, also felt this pain and recognized that there had to…

PODCAST: Curing The LinkedIn Disease feat. Steve Levy

The LinkedIn Disease: a plague that is running rampant among new recruiters who are fresh on the job. Common symptoms include grabbing low hanging fruit from LinkedIn when sourcing and sending out 400 InMails, then getting excited when you receive single digit responses. What’s the cure? Going back to basics. On this episode of The New School Podcast, brought to you by Udacity, host…

Leadership. It’s Always the Answer

How many of you are in the throes of strategy planning and budgeting for 2017?  It’s also talent review, total rewards and expense management season.  Oh, and for those in the dark ages, it’s “I’m about to lose 80 hours of vacation time unless I take off the last 2 weeks of the year” time.  Eeek. Yes.  December is upon us. It’s also the…

Six Smart Questions That Will Impress Your Recruiter

The end of the interview is getting nearer, and you are relieved after the energy draining session of questions you just went through. The recruiter seems more at ease, as well. However, they don’t stand up immediately, but instead ask you “Do you have any questions for me?” And this is where most candidates seek the easy way out and answer “No.” However, you…

Careers 2016 – Realities & Remedies

Back in 2009, I gravitated toward Twitter and Linkedin and gained expertise in those social platforms because I knew they would have a foothold in job searching. And so were podcasts-the revolution of learning. Two supposed trends that became mainstays and invaluable job search tools. As a seasoned career professional, I held unbridled faith that career issues would continue to evolve…

What to Do When Two Candidates Are Tied in a Dead Heat

Sometimes, choosing the right candidate for a job is a clear-cut decision — experience, skillset, and cultural fit will align in such a way that turning them down would be downright foolish. But more often, the decision’s not so easy. When your top candidates have similar backgrounds, or are each appealing in their own way, it’s hard to know which one to move forward…

Is Tech Taking the Human Out of HR?

Writing about new technologies in HR (or any other business function) usually ends up in one of two ways – you are either an overzealous techno-freak who would gladly replace every human being with a can of wires, or a half-troglodyte knuckles-to-the-ground savage who still does their paperwork with a hammer and a chisel.

Work Martyrs Are Poisoning Your Culture

Work martyrs are popping up in all industries. When you’re in an industry already known to be demanding, like medical sales, these martyrs could be ruining your reputation. This could scare high quality candidates away due to a higher rate of reported work-related stress.