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Monthly Archives: March 2010


Tweeting When You Should Be Digging? New Survey May Have You Rethinking That Social Recruiting Strategy

It goes without saying (at least, I hope it does) that you should know the behaviors and perceptions of your target audience before embarking on any sort of recruitment marketing campaign – that is, any sort of successful recruitment marketing campaign.

…Which is why you might find the recent findings from online advertising network Chitika interesting. Chitika recently studied users on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and Digg, to find that each social site has a distinct makeup of users with unique tastes. Continue reading >>

By in Social Media, Survey Results, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management


One Last Longing Look at March’s Recruitment News and Gossip Madness

March Madness is heating up, but we’re already looking ahead to next month. But we’ll allow ourselves just one last look back at the news, gossip, and trends of March before we don our raincoats and mudslide into April.

Money Woes

Know someone 60 years of age or older who can’t retire because he or she needs the money? Over 70 percent of people in that age group are delaying retirement plans because they can’t afford not to, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Continue reading >>

By in In Review

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Oh, This is Awkward…How to Decline an Employee’s Social Networking Friend Request

Recently, a colleague of mine over at The Work Buzz answered a reader’s concern that, I suspect, is becoming more and more common in today’s workplace:

What’s the best way to decline a co-worker’s social networking friend request?

Certainly, there are valid reasons for following or “friending” your colleagues on social networking sites like Facebook, Bebo or Twitter; however, many people believe in keeping their professional and personal lives separate.  Continue reading >>

By in Social Media, Talent Management

In Case You Missed It: News for the Week of March 26

While you were busy negotiating a reality show with A&E, participating in the most awesome March Madness bracket ever, or planning your trip to Orlando/buying a new capehere’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week…

The President gets to work from home, so maybe after his upcoming forum, a lot of other people will get to, too Continue reading >>.

By in In Review

The Most Important Factor in Determining Talent Compensation — And Why You Need a Strategy

What is your compensation strategy — or do you have one at all? In many workplaces, employers are often just throwing darts to ultimately decide upon the monetary figure which becomes an employee’s salary. Last week, we asked all of you to answer the following question for a chance to win a Talent Compensation Portal report for two job positions: What do you think is the most important factor in determining compensation?”

We received some excellent and diverse answers from you, our readers, and here are a few:


I believe work experience is the most important factor in determining compensation. Continue reading >>

By in Contests, Retention, Talent Acquisition

FOX Television’s Recruitment Strategy: No Different from Anyone Else’s, Really

Hearing that the FOX network may announce on May 17 that it is recruiting Conan O’Brien (who famously severed ties with former employer NBC recently) for a new TV gig perked our ears over here at The Hiring Site for two reasons…

One, we’ve been going through serious “Celebrity Secrets” withdrawal, and two (because we always have talent recruitment on the brain…don’t be jealous), FOX’s move actually mirrors two current recruiting trends, which, just for a little hump-day fun, I thought I’d point out…

    Recruiting Candidates Going Through Career Transitions: Of course, while Conan’s departure from NBC wasn’t exactly a layoff, it was a case of NBC failing to recognize a good thing while it had it find the right fit for someone with Conan’s skills. Continue reading >>

By in Talent Management

U.S. Employers Dish on Their Best Sources of Hire in 2009 and Job Opening Outlook for 2010

Well, kind of. If you’re imagining a bunch of ladies sitting around spilling their deepest, darkest employee secrets a la “The View,” replace that image with an independent report obtained with survey results from 41 companies and representing a total of 176,000 positions and 1.8 million U.S.-based employees in CareerXroads’ 9th Annual Source of Hire Study.

Still, the study’s findings are pretty interesting — and include survey results about how many companies plan to fill job openings this year,best sources of hire, and information on how companies can use and leverage this sources-of-hire data. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Economy, Survey Results

What Does It All Mean? Making Sense of the New Jobs, Healthcare Bills

With the recent passing of two major bills, the jobs bill (signed by President Obama on March 18) and the healthcare bill (signed by the House of Representatives on Sunday),  The Hiring Site thought it important to educate our readers on the specifics of these bills and the implications they will have on you as an employer.  Below is a summary of each bill, what the passing of the bill means for you, and where to go for further information: 

The Jobs Bill – HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment) Act

HIRE was signed by the president March 18th. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Health Care

Employment News for the Week of March 19

While you were busy trying to take ownership of your party name back, denying a link between your new weight loss plan and Scientology, or having a little trouble preparing your St. Patrick’s Day mealhere’s what was happening in the world of hiring and recruiting this week…

Well…guess this news Continue reading >> takes a little pressure off of some employers.

By in In Review

Building Trust With Candidates Using New Media: The Old Rules Still Apply

Once again, the worlds of marketing and recruiting have collided.  You’ve probably heard (and if you haven’t, I’m telling you now) that one of the most important elements of using social media effectively is to be authentic…but how, exactly, do you do that?

Mashable’s Greg Ferenstein recently addressed this issue on a blog post called “The Science of Building Trust with Social Media,” talking about how psychological behaviors of social media users can help guide companies in their marketing efforts.   Continue reading >>

By in Employment Branding, Social Media, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management

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