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What Mozilla Employees Are Teaching Us About Social Media

“Ugh, you won’t BELIEVE what my boss just did!” In addition to instead of complaining… Continue reading >>

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Conscious Un-Company-ing: Creating a Successful Corporate Alumni Program

There may be little hope for reconciliation between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow because she belongs with Brad Pitt, but conscious uncouplings between companies and employees don’t have to last forever. Thanks to corporate alumni programs, companies such as Deloitte, IBM and KPMG are able to stay connected with former employees — often in hopes the employees will one day come back to them as “boomerang hires.”

Increasing the possibility of rehiring former employees isn’t the only benefit to creating a corporate alumni program, however. Continue reading >>

By in Employee Engagement, Referral Programs

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the Case for Corporate Alumni Programs

In a move reminiscent of Luke Perry’s epic return to ‘Beverly Hills ‘90210’ and George Clooney’s memorable homecoming on ‘ER,’ the producers of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ recently announced former castmate Isaiah Washington would come back to the show for an upcoming special episode.

What does this have to do with recruitment? Who cares??? We’re talking about TV now and that’s more important than anything in the world!!! Continue reading >>

By in Employment Branding, Referral Programs, Talent Pipeline

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1 in 2 Candidates Spend 3+ Hours A Week on Mobile Job Search

At least half of job seekers with mobile devices spend three or more hours searching for jobs on their devices each week, according to CareerBuilder’s Candidate Behavior study.

If you want to break it down by device, nearly half (49 percent) of candidates use their smartphones and nearly 3 in 5 (59 percent) do so via their tablets.

The 2013 Candidate Behavior Study, a survey of 5,518 job seekers and 2,775 hiring managers nationwide, highlights the disconnect between what candidates expect during the job search process and what employers deliver. Continue reading >>

By in Mobile, Talent Factor

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Can’t Find Government Workers? 4 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Times are rough for employers in the government sector looking to hire right now. Between reduced recruiting budgets and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it’s no wonder so many are struggling to fill open positions. Yet, these outside factors aren’t entirely to blame.

The truth is, many government employers may unknowingly be getting in their own way when it comes to bringing in candidates. Continue reading >>

By in Government, Sourcing, Talent Pipeline

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Top 3 Benefits of Promoting From Within

It’s a common internal debate among many hiring managers: When you have a new position to fill, should you look to your current employees and promote from within the company or go to the outside market to look for a candidate?

Though your first reaction is to immediately start advertising your opportunities externally, it’s worth your time and consideration to look at your current employees first, as there are many advantages to hiring internally. Continue reading >>

By in Sourcing, Supply & Demand, Workforce Data


What ’80s Films Teach Us About Finding the Perfect Candidate

If you’re anything like me a friend of mine, you probably consider ’80s teen movies the source of some of life’s most valuable, eye-opening lessons: how looks aren’t the most important thing in life, that popular people have problems, too, and the healing power of Peter Gabriel and boombox…just to name a few.

The lessons of ’80s movies extend far beyond love and relationships, however. Continue reading >>

By in Selection, Sourcing, Talent Pipeline

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Three Funny Work Videos to Brighten Your Day

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up in the middle of your busy day, take a break to recharge and check out these funny videos we came across recently. We’ve all ended up in less-than-stellar workplace situations before — yet, we’re not all forced to deal with them while on live TV. Each of the videos below features a reporter in an equally unforeseen situation while on the air, and hilarity ensues. Continue reading >>

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New Findings Show the Best Areas to Recruit Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers are in high demand across the nation – and are growing at an exhaustive rate. From May to November 2013, job postings for these positions grew 10 percent – from 8,563 compared to 9,397.  Unfortunately, the supply of candidates leaves employers with a challenge. Within the past six months, there have been only 29,598 active candidates to fill 62,674 job postings – which translates to less than one candidate for every open position. Continue reading >>

By in Sourcing, Workforce Data

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Recruiting Mechanical Engineers? The Best Schools for Sourcing Diverse Candidates

Finding mechanical engineers can be a difficult enough task for hiring managers and recruiters to take on, but finding a minority candidate to diversify the workplace can be even more challenging. As an employer, knowing which schools graduate the most minority candidates and partnering with those college universities could give you an edge in finding these desirable candidates.

Looking at data from CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal, we can draw more insight into the available supply of minority candidates with mechanical engineering degrees. Continue reading >>

By in Diversity in the Workplace, Sourcing, Workforce Data

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6 New Year’s Resolutions Every Recruiter Should Make This Year

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to resolve to begin anew – learn a different skill, take up good habits and say goodbye to bad ones, for instance. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being impossible to keep. The key to sticking with them, however, is to not take on anything too ambitious. Take the following recruitment-related resolutions – which are neither too costly nor too time-consuming – and use them to help you make big strides in your candidate sourcing efforts  in 2014. Continue reading >>

By in Mobile, Social Media, Talent Pipeline

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