Contingent Labor refers to a certain form of employment between employees and employers. In regular language, contingent labor can mean any type of work which is not secure or regular. However, in the recruiting industry, contingent laboring refers to working which in general is paid hourly and in which the employer is a separate entity than the company where the employee works. Contingent labor...Read More
Five Vital Pre-qualification Questions
Recruiting has a culture of "closing." Recruiters want to meet face to face with candidates and if they are good, sell them on the job and close the req. When corporate recruiters find great candidates, they many times want to quickly bring them in for an interview. Usually phone interviews precipitate the in-person interview. Recruiters will focus on company fit, soft skills, and company culture...Read More
VMO stands for Vendor Management Organization or Vendor Management Office. VMOs are implemented by companies to regulate and track spending on third party recruiting and staffing companies. VMO companies essentially track and manage spending on recruiting vendors and ensure discipline and transparency. A VMO is essentially a procurement regulation system applied to the function of recruiting and...Read More
Social recruiting is used to refer to the process of acquiring candidates and sourcing talent through social networks and social media. Social networks refer to websites like Facebook and Linkedin which provide users a way to create a personal profile and update that profile with their personal information. The user profile is then used to interact with other users on the system, often by some...Read More
RPO or Recruitment Process Outsourcing is the practice of outsourcing (having a third party person, agency, or company) certain elements of recruiting. Generally speaking, RPO is meant for corporations, versus third party recruiting agencies. The company looks to improve productivity, save recruiting costs, and perhaps improve hiring compliance by outsourcing some aspects of the recruiting...Read More
Trade Agreement with Korea may Impact Workers
NAFTA might seem like a long time ago, but it opened up a precedent of trade policy that changed conditions for laborers and the environment. Trade agreements such as this can impact everything from the levels of toxicity in the ocean to the everyday safety in a factory. Currently, another pact is in the works between Korea and the United States. President Obama is urging Congress to revisit the...Read More
Diverse Careers Hosts Career Fairs in California
Can you name five different jobs that you would like and could do? Maybe it's time to see what you haven't thought of, but someone else has! Enjoy a shot of wheatgrass, ride the newest public transportation California has to offer, and see what this job fair has to offer. Diverse Careers, Inc. will be hosting several career fairs this year. Whether you are looking for a job or looking to...Read More
Time for a Wellness Program Check-up
How well do you feel today? Is your health satisfactory or is it time to take a few days off? Employers have tried to eliminate their spending on health care and increase their productivity by encouraging their workers to stay healthy by adapting wellness programs. Although this new trend has swept the nation, only 37 percent of employers take the time to measure the success of these...Read More
Applicant Tracking Systems
Applicant tracking systems, (sometimes referred to as ATS) are software systems used by recruiters and talent acquisition professionals to keep track of candidates. Applicant tracking systems track applicants throughout the hiring process, from initial contact, to interview, to hiring. The applicant tracking systems often resemble CRM or Customer Relationship Management Systems, in that they...Read More
Recruitment software is any type of software used for recruiting by recruiters, recruiting teams, or hiring managers. Specialized software for recruiters is a relatively new phenomena, with most major new developments and customizations developed starting in the 1990's. Recruiting software has evolved into a major industry and component of business process software and generally, business...Read More
Hang up on No Call RPO
Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the practice of outsourcing all or certain aspects of talent acquisition, sourcing, recruiting, and staffing. RPO providers promise cost savings and efficiency in the procurement of a company's most precious commodity, human talent. Outsourced recruitment and staffing is a relatively new practice, and has gained traction so far with mostly large companies...Read More
What Do Open LinkedIn Groups Mean for Jobs?
Last night, LinkedIn announced that they are rolling out "open" LinkedIn groups. Open groups mean that the content of those groups will be available to the Wild West that is the Internet. This means that search engines like Google and Bing will pick up discussions from LinkedIn groups and that users will be able to share LinkedIn Group discussions on Twitter, Facebook, and other sharing...Read More
Are You Done Building your Social Network?
If you were on Linkedin back in the good ol' days of maybe 2004 and 2005, it felt like a bulletin board back in 1992 - only the not cool kids were there. It was more like a club than a web forum. Facebook grew to power during the same time, but for me it was all about Linkedin. The gates of the professional world were thrown open; communication, it seemed would never be the same. Trumpets around...Read More
Does Software Shape Talent Acquisition?
I had an interesting discussion today with a software vendor in the talent planning and development space. Their software occupies a very specific niche in the analysis and forecasting aspect of workforce talent demand planning. It is a common and smart strategy for HR software vendors to approach one particular angle of the employee life-cycle mess continuum instead of trying to own the entire...Read More
This Social Network's for You
Ever since we announced the news about the Recruiter domain name back in September, people have been asking what we have planned. Thank you, by the way, for your curiosity! It's been fun to talk about it with the different recruiting vendors that I often talk to. Today, we're happy to launch some design changes that set the stage for great things to come. We are going to continue down the...Read More
Why 2010 Changed Internet Recruiting
The recruiting domain landscape looks completely different this year than last. Five major Internet recruiting related transactions took place in 2010 which will shape the functioning of online job search, HR, and Internet recruiting: Monster bought Yahoo HotJobs Kenexa bought Salary.com We started Recruiter.com as a new company Jobing bought Recruiting.com The .jobs...Read More
Internet Marketers are Moving into Recruiter Software
Every day, I get the chance to talk to a lot of very interesting and passionate people. I end up talking to more recruiting and HR technology and service vendors than recruitment practitioners. You might think that I would start losing touch with the recruiting industry because of this, but I think the opposite is true. Vendors, now more than ever, are usually the most intelligent, informed, and...Read More
Bad Company Pictures and Glamourshots
It was 5pm on September 1st, 2010. I ran out into the backyard where the kids were playing in a small pool. "I need a great picture of me in the next hour for our About page. Can you take a bunch of pics of me?" What happened over the course of the next twenty minutes was duly embarrassing. A makeshift photo shoot took place, set with a background of poison ivy climbing various unknown bushes...Read More
First day on the job: I'm outta here!
No, I'm not quitting. I'm heading to Iceland tomorrow for 9 days. It was very easy for me to convince Miles why this trip was critical to the success of our company. My argument made extensive use of keywords like "recruiter", "recruiting", "technology", "seo", "linked in", "twitter" and "trust me". Then I threw in something that sounded like Eyjafweslfkjjsdhfahsjkfhkjasjhflqkzx. You know,...Read More
Maybe it was meant to be...
Today is a very special day for me. In precisely 6 minutes, the Recruiter.com announcement will hit the news wire. This will probably be a very big talking point in the industry. But none of that matters, because at the precise moment that the world learns about the Recruiter.com merger, half way around the world, a mother is expecting a call from her son. Today is my mom's birthday - and this...Read More
Grand Statements and Growing Legs
To get really noticed with a company launch, you have to do something big. Make grand statements about how your product is going to change the world. You know the drill: We're going to kill A. Recruiters will no longer have to B. X is the new way of the world, Y stinks. But here's the thing. We're really excited about our new company Recruiter.com not because we're doing something that hasn't...Read More