The Open Gates of Communication Resulting From With Social Media Brings New Challenges
One bad impression will require 10 great impressions to overcome the negative message — but it doesn’t stop there…
While the global economy continues to struggle, the UK is embarking on a decidedly upward trend.
This is creating increased competition within a number of industries and market sectors, which in turn means that businesses must make the most of every conceivable advantage if they are to be successful.
As a business owner that aspires to succeed, your marketing output and approach to public relations is particularly important, as it has a direct influence on the perception of your brand and its ability to target a motivated audience and recruit top industry talent.
When the Business Landscape Changes, Something Has to Change With It
When it comes to job hunting, being mobile is in high-demand — and when there is a demand, fulfill it…
Earlier this week we read on SimplyHired’s blog that 70% of those seeking jobs are doing so on mobile — yet only 7% of the job sites are accommodating mobile users with a mobile site, whether company or otherwise…
Well, we heard you and we have jumped!
Today we are announcing our jobs site has gone mobile!
Social Media is Your Footprint in Cyberspace
As is every job candidate you come across…
Hiring a new employee is akin to inviting a new member into your office family.
As such, you want to be sure that this new addition will not only be able to bring needed skills to the table, but will fit into the existing office culture.
It can be argued that personality and personal ethics are at least as important as proficiency when assessing the qualities of an ideal candidate.
One effective way for the HR department to check for discrepancies or validations regarding a candidate’s character is to review their online reputation.
The Trend Says Social Meida is No Longer a Fad
Even recruiting, once dismissive, has now established processes in hiring via Social Media
Social media is a term that every business owner needs to be familiar with these days.
If you do not have your business connected to social media, you need to take at least some of these steps to do so now.
A Bad Hire Has Hidden as Well As Obvious Costs
The right investment will pay dividends, the wrong will cost your investment — use wise hiring processes
When looking to recruit it is important to get any hiring right and not leave things to chance.
Recruiting the wrong person can be incredibly costly to your business, whether it’s the money lost in recruiting fees or lost sales revenue for not hiring the right person.
This is why it is crucial that instead of using your own HR department for hiring, you should use an external HR company or sales head hunter.
Firstly, you want to do this to find suitable candidates, and secondly, to perform the proper background and reference checks on all potential employees.
Hiring Costs are Not Going Down
Hiring unwisely will cost months of time as well as eat a chunk out of your budget unless you recruit effectively
Whether you are looking for college graduates or people with communications skills, you’re definitely excited to be hiring some new employees.
However, the process can also be a little bit overwhelming; you want to ensure that you hire the right individual for the job.
What 6 six ways you can meet your match?
Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Run Triple Canopy Recognized as Valuable Military Employer
CivilianJobs.com Announces 2013 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®
RESTON, Va., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Triple Canopy, Inc., a global provider of mission support, security and training services, recently learned that the company was named a 2013 winner by CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®.
The MVE recognition helps military veteran and military-experienced job seekers identify top employers to target when searching for civilian careers.
“Triple Canopy is proud to have been named a 2013 Most Valuable Employer for the military,” said Triple Canopy CEO Ignacio Balderas.
“The company was founded by former U.S. Army Special Forces personnel in 2003 and today, more than 80% of our workforce comprises former members of the armed forces.
“The core values, skills and experience our veterans bring to the company permeate our corporate culture and have made the company what it is today.”
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Recruitment can be an expensive game and no business wants to go through it twice by hiring the wrong person due to a lack of sufficient screening. James Scholten discusses the basics of recruiting that can be overlooked — and let that diamond in the rough slip through…read more
Thomas Jones provides his perspective on recruiting in the U.K. — the practices are the same though any laws noted are for the U.K. Your country may have similar laws, please feel free to share what they are in the comments section below. Recruitment is an area that can be a costly waste of time if not approached correctly and there are a number of factors to be taken into consideration when recruiting employees. Recruitment has become a very arduous market and here we provide a useful guide to help you through the quagmire of recruitment.read more
Getting a job interview is a job in itself. Your resume must be perfect – from the way it’s formatted down to your specific awards and achievements. If the human resources department selects you and a few others for an interview out of thousands of applicants, job well done. Once you land the interview, make sure you get the job by not sabotaging it. Surprisingly, ruining the interview is easier than it seems… Late Arrival This is “cardinal sin” number one. If you’re late, you may as well not even go. Showing up late makes it look like...read more
Finding the right talent to staff an IT department is never an easy task.
Technology itself is constantly evolving, so the focus needs to be on hiring both talented and forward thinking individuals who will allow a company to innovate and thrive.
The alternative risks getting left in the dust as similar companies speed by on the road to success.
Potential IT candidates need to be up to date on the latest in technological advances to put themselves in a better position to help usher your company into the future.
Click the read more button to discover more about staffing your IT department…read more
Still looking for that dream job? You’ve used Pinterest to make plans for your dream home, your dream wedding, and your dream car. So why not use it to make your dream job a reality? Put your pinning skills to work and use Pinterest to help you find your dream job. Over 11 million people and companies use Pinterest every day, so connecting to employers and businesses is easier than you think. Create Your Resume Turn your Pinterest board into a creative and dynamic resume. While the competition uses those same old boring Word-based resumes,...read more
For years, the IT landscape has thrived on specialized information technology professionals.
But as technology and needs have rapidly shifted in recent years, so have IT needs.
Specialized IT positions are shifting right along with the technology.
Understanding how this affects your IT department means having a solid grasp on the types of positions affected.
More importantly, you’ll need to understand some new technology and how to navigate to ensure you’re getting the most out of IT resources.
This involves a significant shift in how you think about positions in your IT department.
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Dawn Altnam lives & works in the midwest and loves following the business tech world where spends her time researching her interests and then frequently sharing her discoveries in blogs.
The human resources department is a busy and productive place in almost all offices.
While, to outsiders, it often feels like the only thing that human resources does is hire new employees, the department actually handles many important tasks that improve things for the office as a whole.
Because of this, HR managers are always looking for new ways to improve the flow of information in and out of the department.
Find out how managers are using the concept of “big data” to learn more about the employees who work for them and streamline the entire human resources process by clicking the read more button now…read more
In a world where technology is a part of every facet of life, it is no surprise that companies incorporate its use for hiring employees. In light of budget constraints and personnel cuts, human resource departments are struggling to keep up with the growing demands of effectively streamlining the hiring process. Large and small companies are taking advantage of technology to handle the increasing number of applicants. From submitting an application to filling out the mountains of required paperwork, more companies are relying on technology to...read more
This is a guest blog by Archie Ward, CEO Magazine Australia Australia is currently experiencing growth in 3 industries: mining, technology and education. With a shirt from other, more traditional jobs to these, some HR firms have been showing excellence in adapting. The following list is a compilation of agencies that show 3 things… allegiance to their industry the desire to correctly train their recruits, and a willingness to keep up with the times If you are looking to expand into Australia, or you are already there, these 10 HR firms...read more
Given an analysis just came out reporting that the USA has its largest brain-drain of legal immigrants since the 1970′s, it would be interesting to find out just where the 93% believe their job enhancement lies. COVENTRY, England, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Majority of graduates believe Thursday’s EU Summit on “The State of Europe” will not resolve their difficulties securing employment. According to a survey recently conducted by the research and development team of FindEmployment.com… 93% of European...read more
This guest post is by Roger Harding – content writer Finding a job after you have been out of work for a long period of time is harder than ever at the moment. With the current economic climate, so many people are out of work so it might comfort you to know that you are not alone. In fact, there are millions of people all around the world that are currently seeking work after being unemployed for a lengthy period of time. First, Start With You One of the problems that you will have if you have been out of work for so long is that your...read more
This guest post is written by Maria Rainier, education blogger With the proliferation of online education programs, for-profit schools, and other innovations in the education sector, it has become more challenging for human resources professionals to stay on top of which schools are legit and which are questionable. Spotting diploma mills is a key skill for HR workers these days. This can be a very sensitive topic: on one hand, you want to make sure you’re hiring the best possible candidates, but on the other hand, you don’t want to be...read more
Given how quickly everything has changed in the last 5-8 years in dealing with a potential candidate, the etiquette and demeanor on the phone is a foreign exercise to many. Here, our guest post from Loraine Ronquillo, some of the ways of managing and handling phone interviews is reviewed. Some of you will age a bit, others will wonder what and how did we get along without twitter, Google, email, and (gasp!) facebook. Are you the one tasked to conduct phone interviews in your recruitment team? If you are, then you should consider yourself...read more
This quick guide to pre-employment testing is provided by a reputable U.K. legal recruitment agency in Leeds and West Yorkshire. Managers often have a difficult time filling open job positions because there are so many people applying for them. An excellent way to screen job applicants is to provide them with pre-employment tests. Many times, these tests will include testing applicants based on their work skills, personality, knowledge, Eintegrity, cognitive abilities, emotional intelligence, and more. Drug testing applicants is many times...read more
When it comes to jobs in the tech industry, IT staffing firms are the first to notice recruiting trends. Contrary to what many forecasts predicted, the emergence of cloud computing did not kill jobs in IT infrastructure; in fact, it created a lot of work for systems administrators and engineers comfortable tweaking networks for businesses both large and small. That and many other revelations have occurred to IT staffers in recent months. Here are the hottest jobs in the tech industry for 2012. IT Security Work The popularity of cloud-based...read more
Editor’s note: The HRIS Career World maintains a job board that is focused primarily on Cloud computing, ERP, HRIS, and Project Managment jobs. We came across Ang’s article concerning niche job boards and asked him to share this with you. As Ang notes, there are several advantages to using a niche job board besides finding more leads. You can always use the short URL to remember where our jobs are listed: bit.ly/hrisjobs See Our Niche Board! Although your job hunt should never solely focus on job boards, using a targeted niche job...read more
Today, many companies are turning to social recruiting i.e. using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to source and recruit the right candidates. So how can you use social recruiting to find the right candidate to join your team? Ademola discusses the use of the Social Media in recruiting (which means job hunters should be doing the same!)read more
CareerBuilder’s New Talent Crunch Study Explores the Impact of the Skills Gap and Vacancies on Revenue and Turnover Nearly Two-Thirds of Job Seekers Knowingly Apply for a Position for Which They Don’t Possess the Required Skills CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As companies navigate around the widening skills gap in the U.S., prolonged job vacancies are taking a toll on employee morale and the bottom line. Despite high unemployment rates, 38 percent of employers reported they currently have positions for which they...read more
This article is from guest blogger Hafsah Nazir, HR Analyst. Editor’s note: What we keep in front of us is where we go — and that includes managing the talent within your company. Focusing on these key factors will assist in managing your talent. Talent has different meanings to different organizations. A hi-tech industry will refer to as talented to someone who understands the latest developments in technological world and brings about the changes to the organization accordingly. However such a talented hi-tech expert will be...read more
London Recruitment Agencies have gone beyond recruiting and are now offering other services as well. What services? Well, read on… Recruitment is a field of HR which can never be ignored. Recruitment is started with the process of identifying potential vacancies in a company. Usually the HR department is informed of the vacancies created in any other department of the respective company. Surely, the HR department here gets to work. This was quite a lengthy process and so much cost from the operations was expensed out on it. Moving to...read more
Background Checks aren’t Enough: How to Hire the Right Person for your Company If you’ve recently entered the world of hiring, in which you, for the first time, are sitting on the other side of the interview table, you may breathe a sigh of relief. You may think that, now that you’re in charge, being the interviewer and not the interviewee is going to be easy. In hiring, that’s misconception number one. Misconception number two is that hiring the right person will be apparent after talking for only a few minutes. Of...read more
As most of you already know, when searching for new work opportunities it helps to know how to keep track of trends while job searching — this includes keyword trends as well as hiring trends. In 2 of our previous posts on this topic, A Link Between Job Search Keyword Trends and Hiring Trends and More On Keyword and Hiring Trends we discussed the importance of using the correct keywords when searching for work. We discovered that searching for opportunities the HRIS industry, that each of the common keywords – HRIS, HRMS, HCM and...read more
Editor’s note: We all have had a talent slip through our hands that went unrecognized at the time. It’s easy to recognize a diamond — but what about a diamond-in-the-rough? How we recognize them has a lot to do with the risk we are willing to take in leading such a talent to their best capabilities… How we don’t recognize them, is what Nadia shares… Taking a chance is not something everyone does without taking on some risk Most will heed the advice of hiring the candidate who best fits a specific job, and...read more