How Gamification Can Help You Attract The Best Talent

How Gamification Can Help You Attract The Best Talent

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Isabel Williams - HR Specialist at UK-based BizDb – a one-stop business directory. Her opinions are her own. Gamification is a relatively recent buzzword. Everyone talks about it, but very few really know how to leverage the benefits of gamified strategies applied to various business areas. One of the sectors that could … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways Internal Recruiters And Hiring Managers Can Get Along

How Internal Recruiters And Hiring Managers Can Work Better Together

Last week I was in Kuala Lumpur running a workshop for a group of predominantly internal recruiters. Although the workshop was specifically focused on ‘recruitment metrics’, I noticed that even early on during some of the breakout sessions and group activities, questions and discussions were taking place off the topic of ‘metrics’ and more around the general frustrations … [Read more...]

Feelin’ The Vibe: 4 Life Hacks For Conducting Better Interviews

4 Life Hacks for Conducting Better Interviews

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by copywriter and editor Charles A. Walsh. His opinions are his own. As a candidate, I can’t tell you how many interviews I’ve attended where the vibe threw me off completely. Walls a sterile white. The ambiance: a noisy fan and my pulsating heart. The hiring manager takes no time to get acquainted, grabbing the interview by the … [Read more...]

8 On-boarding Tips To Ensure You Keep Your Best Talent

8 On-boarding Tips to Help Retain Your Top Talent

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Angela Nino – Training Manager at Versitas - instructor-led, onsite or online business skills classes delivered exclusively to your team or company. Her opinions are her own. Hiring and retaining new talent can be a struggle for any organization. Often budget constraints will force your company to scale back on orientation and … [Read more...]

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 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...]