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HR but not as we know it - Tech and recruitment’s transformation - Part 2

By Darren Brown, CEO of LogicMelon



This column is the second of a two-part series.  Part 1 is available here.



To say that digital tech is shaking things up is a slight understatement. It’s dug in its heels and is reshaping the whats, hows and whys of…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 18, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Optimizing the Candidate Experience Is Only Half the Challenge

Go to any recruiting conference these days, and you’ll hear a lot about optimizing the candidate experience.  It’s a noble cause and long overdue in recruiting.  However, it’s also only half the challenge.



The simple truth is that you can’t optimize the candidate experience if you don’t first optimize the recruiter’s experience.  You can’t expect recruiters to treat job seekers with the courtesy and respect they deserve if you don’t enable and empower those…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Book of the Month: The Accidental Houseguest

A Novel About Job Boards & Other Stuff



It all starts at WarmBodyJobs.com – the job board for losers, "Where 2nd Best is just too Good."  Written by job board owner Clive Quarmby, this tongue-in-cheek caper spoofs the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency and what he calls the “Flamboyant Miami Lifestyle.”



If you’re looking for an outside-the-box Holiday gift for your staff, this is it!  Order it from the …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Fill Your Mouth With Eggnog & Fill Your Bank Account With Money!

By Ken Levinson, Enchanted Careers



My experience, with both Absolutely Health Care and Health Jobs Nationwide, has shown me that December, along with January, are the two biggest billing months of the year.

 

Companies need to spend any money they have left in their budget, or else they’ll often lose that money. They are also making purchases or planning for purchases to be made for the start the new year, with…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

HR but not as we know it - Tech and recruitment’s transformation

By Darren Brown, CEO LogicMelon



This column is the first of a two-part series.  Look for part two on Thursday.



To say that digital tech is shaking things up is a slight understatement. It’s dug in its heels and is reshaping the whats, hows and whys of recruitment. Technology is no longer reserved for one-off tools, it’s littered throughout the traditional recruitment practice.…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 15, 2014 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Jobboardering Made Easy

Jobboarders.com is the only site designed specifically for the global job board industry.  How can you make sure the site works for you and your organization?



Take advantage of these resources and features:



•    Start your day by reading the Board Biz Daily columns so you’re always on top of developments in our industry.



•    Comment on the Board Biz Daily columns you read and start a discussion…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 11, 2014 at 6:40am — No Comments

Should job boards ever charge candidates?

By Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Job Board Doctor



TheLadders is the most visible of those job boards that charge job seekers – and this is what two prominent writers say about them:



“… when I see the new commercials for The Ladders, I want to puke on my shoes...the jobs on …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 11, 2014 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

Reality Check

By Jennifer Baker, Director CareerHQ.org



There’s …

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 9, 2014 at 6:21am — 1 Comment

The Future of Hiring is Job Matching

The Wall Street Journal asked ClearFit Founder Ben Baldwin to share his thoughts on the future of hiring. The timing is appropriate.  Finding the right employees to grow a business is such a massive pain point that…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 9, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments

The New Golden Rules for Job Board Success

Since their first appearance in the 1990s, job boards have largely limited the content they offer to their site visitors to information about the principles and practices of effective job search.  Typically, sites have addressed such topics as effective resume writing, interviewing and, occasionally networking and salary negotiation, but very little else.  This content is, of course, clearly helpful to active job seekers.  For passive prospects, however, it is neither interesting nor…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Next Practices – Better Than the Best Ones

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Best Practices get a lot of attention in recruiting.  They’re the tried and proven techniques we hear so much about at conferences and on blogs.  But stop and think about what they represent: they’re practices honed in the past.  If the world wasn’t changing very much, that would be O.K., but in today’s (and tomorrow’s) radically different talent market, a…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 4, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

Private Industry Research Bulletin

Don’t have time to keep up with all of the news in the industry?

Or all of the press releases about new recruitment products and services.

Or all of the site launches, strategic alliances and emerging trends in our business?



Well, now you can do all of that in just four pages!



Each month, WEDDLE’s Research Bulletin scours all of that content and provides a summary and analysis that focuses exclusively on the recruitment industry.  You get just…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 4, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

Optimizing the Candidate Experience Is Only Half the Challenge

Go to any recruiting conference these days, and you’ll hear a lot about optimizing the candidate experience.  It’s a noble cause and long overdue in recruiting.  However, it’s also only half the challenge.



The simple truth is that you can’t optimize the candidate experience if you don’t first optimize the recruiter’s experience.  You can’t expect recruiters to treat job seekers with the courtesy and respect they deserve if you don’t enable and empower those…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 4, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

The Top 4 Hidden Buyers in Your Sales Process (Part 2 of 2)

By Kara Yarnot, CEO Meritage Talent Solutions



Four groups of individuals or departments can create roadblocks your sales process with talent acquisition leaders.  I addressed the four specific groups in part 1 of this post.  Below, you will find a few strategies and tactics to equip…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 1, 2014 at 5:39pm — 3 Comments

Resolving Our Perennial Complaint

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



Put the operators of 100 job boards in a room and ask them to identify their most pressing customer problem, and 99 will say it’s the lack of competence among the users of their products and services.



Too many corporate and third party recruiters don’t know how to write a good job posting or how to search a resume database effectively. They don’t…

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Added by Peter Weddle on December 1, 2014 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

Book of the Month: The Accidental Houseguest

A Novel About Job Boards & Other Stuff



It all starts at WarmBodyJobs.com – the job board for losers, "Where 2nd Best is just too Good."  Written by job board owner Clive Quarmby, this tongue-in-cheek caper spoofs the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the Drug Enforcement Agency and what he calls the “Flamboyant Miami Lifestyle.”  If you’re looking for an outside-the-box Holiday gift for your staff, this is it!  Order it from the …

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 25, 2014 at 6:18am — No Comments

What’s In It for EU Job Boards?

Why should job boards in the EU participate in the IAEWS-Job Board Doctor Global Survey?



It takes just 17 minutes to do so AND you get a Final Report with data from:

•    other job boards in the EU

as well as

•    job boards worldwide.



You can see the trends, issues and opportunities in your own region and globally.



The IAEWS-Job Board Doctor Global Survey – it’s quick, it’s easy and it delivers a wealth of…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 24, 2014 at 5:27pm — No Comments

My Thoughts on Partnering!

By Ken LevinsonEnchanted Careers



As the Founder of Absolutely Health Care, an eight time WEDDLEs User's Choice Award Winner, I was constantly contacted by organizations wishing to partner with me.  I always took these calls and had conversations with the vendors as, to me, it was important to learn about the options that were available, which could…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 24, 2014 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Help Your Customers Write Job Postings With Social Proof

By Peter Weddle, Executive Director IAEWS



In his 2006 book Influence, Robert Cialdini identified six sources of persuasion.  They are involuntary responses that come from deep within our psyche.  While all can play a role in recruitment, one is particularly important in today’s hyper-social environment.  Psychologists call it “social proof,” our predisposition to follow the lead of those we…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 20, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

Patterns for Success… and Failure

By Ane Ohm, CEO HarQen



I remember when my kids were little and they were first learning about patterns at school. It was like they were seeing everything with new eyes. All of a sudden, patterns were everywhere! “Look, Mama, red-blue-red-blue. It’s a pattern!”



At some point, we get so used to the patterns, we don’t notice them any more. It’s a shame, because patterns can be helpful.



In my last post,…

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Added by Peter Weddle on November 20, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments

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Industry Leadership

By Gal Almog

Conventional wisdom is … well, conventional.  There’s not much original to it.  And, rising to the top in the online employment services industry requires something more.  Gal Almog, the founder and Group President of RealMatch, offers his unvarnished views on where the industry is today and where it will likely be down the road.

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The .Org Board

By Jennifer Baker

Association career centers face both formidable challenges and extraordinary opportunities thanks to the unique culture and values of the .org community. And yet, it’s never been more important to optimize their Member value and non-dues revenue potential.  In a column brought to you by Boxwood Technology, Jennifer Baker, Director of CareerHQ.org from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership, explores what it takes for career centers to overcome the challenges and capture the opportunities.

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Customer Confidential

By Kara Yarnot

Business success has always been predicated on knowing your customer. Kara Yarnot, former VP of Recruiting at SAIC and now the CEO of Meritage Talent Solutions, provides a unique perspective on how to communicate with and sell to the HR buyer.

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