Passive Sourcing: You’re Doing It Wrong

Passive sourcing: you're doing it wrong

Like many folks in the Bay Area, I get a fair number of messages from recruiters and hiring managers who are passively sourcing candidates. And after a while of getting these messages and talking to these people, I've come to a conclusion: if you're passively sourcing, you're probably doing it wrong. I may not be interested in leaving RecruitLoop, but I'm not convinced many … [Read more...]

Why You Should Consider Hiring “Boomerang Candidates”

Why You Should Hire Boomerang Candidates

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Abby Perkins – Managing Editor at Talent Tribune, a SoftwareProviders.com blog dedicated to all things HR.  Rehiring former employees, also commonly known as 'boomerang candidates', is a growing trend, especially in industries with limited or extremely specialized workforces. Rehiring boomerang candidates has both real … [Read more...]

How to be the Best Boss [Infographic]

how to be the best boss

Our friends at CIPHR, a leading HR Software as a Service platform, have published a really cool infographic that puts together a bunch of research on how to be the best boss. We liked it so much that we wanted to share it with our readers. The best part is the end, where they say, "To be the best boss, you don't need expensive benefits - just a hands-on approach to creating … [Read more...]

Why Hire an Overqualified Temp?

why hire an overqualified temp

If you are a Manager or work in Human Resources, you may have heard of the myth which deems it vital to hire persons who are not over-qualified for a position. Otherwise, states this myth, your organization could suffer from negative effects, including boredom, lack of motivation or a high turnover, with staff leaving frequently for better paid/more promising positions in other … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Avoid Being a Trust-Buster

don't be a trust-buster

The notion of trust in relationships is not new.  Every day across the globe all sorts of relationships are thrown into the bins labelled rancour, hostility and regret because of a breach of trust.  And we’ve all done it on some level - after all, we’re only human!  A white lie here, an adverse action there, a failure to deliver on a promise somewhere else.  Every time we do … [Read more...]

[Infographic] Video Interviews: The New Frontier of Job Interviewing

Video Interviews Infographic

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by tech writer & photographer Ivan Serrano. His opinions and awesome infographic are his own. We know we don't usually post things that are candidate-centric, but this one was too good not to share! Interviewing prospective employees is a respected part of the hiring process, it also the most nerve wracking step in the … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Team: Who’s Who in Your Hundred Acre Wood

Who's who in your hundred acre wood

I remember when I first independently read A.A. Milne’s stories about Christopher Robin and his friends in Hundred Acre Wood - Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Rabbit and Roo - I couldn’t help but think how each character reminded me of someone I knew - a grandparent, an aunt, a neighbour, a teacher, a sibling, a friend.  Looking back, I think that was the … [Read more...]

How Much Does Hiring Cost? [Infographic]

Hiring - Time vs Money

How much is hiring really costing you? What you're spending depends heavily on whether you're doing it yourself or depending on a recruiter. We did the research & ran the numbers, and it turns out that hiring can get EXPENSIVE! Whether you're spending a ton of time (that you should be spending on revenue-generating activities) or a ton of money, it's costly. Here's the … [Read more...]

Target Job Ads to the Right Candidates – Think Like an Online Marketer

target job ads correctly

If you've got open positions in your company, start thinking like a marketer. Your job ads are just that -- advertisements. If you place your ads right, you'll get the people you want, and you won't have to do it all over again in two months. If not, you might waste your time with candidates who just aren't right for the job. In order to find those perfect candidates, you have … [Read more...]

4 Things To Consider Before You Interview Any Candidate

4 things to consider before you interview any candidate

Editors Note: This is a guest post written by web journalist Jennifer Landry. Her opinions are her own. Standing in front of a class of college students, it’s more than a little insulting to see faces lit by cellphones, bored looks, or empty seats. You’ve been invited by a friend-of-a-friend to guest lecture the freshman orientation class he’s teaching, and you prepare a … [Read more...]