February 2010 17
While you were busy pushing through your bloody nose, heading to the Apple store to get hitched, or wishing you’d bought theft protection when you opened your foursquare account, here’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week…
Can you spot a fake resume? Can’t blame you if the answer’s no…It’s becoming trickier than ever thanks to the rise in Web sites – like CareerExcuse.com and FakeResume.com – that make it even easier for job seekers to falsify information on their resumes.
Add to that the already strained resources hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters have to verify these claims, and it’s even easier for unqualified job seekers to slip through the cracks.
As a society, we are willing to quickly forgive (or at least forget) some mistakes, yet when it comes to others (cough Tiger Woods cough), we’re still unsure where we stand. In the world of candidate interviews, the balance between what is acceptable and what is not can often be shaky — particularly in our current economy, with competition and pressure for jobs is at a high.
If Quiznos’ was hoping to boost its employment brand, the fast food chain’s new environmentally conscious “Eat Toasty, Be Green” campaign – which includes the use of new biodegradable packaging and employee uniforms made from recycled materials – could not have come out at a better time.
Job seekers seem to gravitate toward social responsible companies, according to a recent Kelly Services survey of nearly 100,000 people in 34 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
Thanks to everyone who – in response to last week’s “We Ask, You Win” contest – shared their company’s biggest challenges in recruiting and retaining workers. You gave us some great feedback, and I’d like to share some of those answers with the rest of our readers.
Challenge: “I have too many resumes to sort through.” The influx of resumes recruiters and hiring managers are receiving right now can be both a blessing and a curse.
Today, CareerBuilder released its new eBook Will Tweet for Talent: A User’s Guide to Talent Recruitment through Social Media.
Why? Because using social media to recruit takes time…but reading about doing it doesn’t have to!
(Sorry – I couldn’t help myself with the cheesy tagline. Obviously, that’s not the one CareerBuilder ended up going with for the eBook.)
It’s true, though: A quick and easy read, this eBook is informative without getting too bogged down with details or technical language.