September 15, 2014

Social Recruiting – What You Need To Know

Social Recruiting – What You Need To KnowSocial Recruiting – What You Need To Know

Buzz buzz buzz – Social Recruiting is all the buzz.

But is it more than a fashion trend to catch your attention? Will it really help you to hire? What do you really need to know about social recruiting?

 

So what is social recruiting?

 

It’s called having a conversation -

 

Social recruiting has been around since before there was a term called social recruiting. It’s basic human nature to talk about opportunities to your friends and people you like. And there’s an obvious head start in terms of cultural fit if you are reaching like-minded people through your network, so yes, social recruiting is an important way to acquire new talent.

 

Sometimes offering an incentive -

 

But let’s face it, those conversations often take a back seat to discussions about life, the family, football, politics, the weekend plans. And so the referral bonus was invented to incentivize employees to be thinking about who they know who would be a good fit within the company, to have these conversations with the people they know, and to network with the goal of finding new hires.

 

A new opportunity –

 

Referrals are a good approach, but this still only brings in a small percent of the talent companies need. With the formidable business opportunities presented by the information superhighway, the next iteration of social recruiting was to take the referral program on the road. Internal and external recruiting professionals embraced social media and voila, the term “Social Recruiting” was born. (more…)

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September 8, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – September 2014

Filed under: Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News — Tags: , , , , — Redfish Technology @ 6:30 AM

Tech Dog Days of Summer

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End of summer tech hiring was strong in sales and marketing as well as development. Redfish staff reported that the majority of hiring was for Senior Account Executives, a Director of Marketplace Growth, and an Artist Relations Manager on the S&M side. Tech hiring was predominantly for Backend Engineers and Serving Software Engineers, and a Technical Product Manager. The tech sectors with the strongest hiring in August were: IT Agility Applications, Wireless Digital Health Technology and Wearable Health Technology, Social Media Platform, and Social Music Connection Platform.

 

The DICE midyear hiring survey highlights the low unemployment rate for tech professionals, it is about half that of the overall job market. And the unemployment rate for some tech positions are especially low, for example 1.1% for network architects and 1.2% for database administrators. “These meager numbers will fan recruiting battles (more…)

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September 1, 2014

Creating a Blue Ribbon Company Culture

 

By Heidi Clark & Rob ReevesRob Reeves & Heidi Clark - Creating a Blue Ribbon Company Culture

Feeling the Love?

 

“When you are doing it right, your staff will let you know,” asserts Rob Reeves, CEO at Redfish Technology – an award-winning nationwide tech recruiting company. “If you aren’t hearing appreciation and feeling the love, you need to take a look at what you are creating.”

 

Return on Investment

 

The focus on company culture is an investment worth making on many fronts.

Attracting and retaining talented, dedicated staff is all the more easy when people know about your company and want to work for you. “Recruiting is a tough business, and it takes very intelligent and motivated professionals to do the job well,” reflects Heidi Clark, CHO at Redfish. (more…)

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August 25, 2014

Resumes – Lipstick on a Pig

Resumes – Lipstick on a PigDon't put lipstick on me!

If you Embellish, it will be a Blemish – or Much Worse

 

The results of a recent Career Builder survey have been splattered all over the internet in the last several days. The responses reveal that 58% of employers have caught a lie on a resume; and 33 % said they have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession.

 

The poll found that this transgressions include embellished skill set (57%), embellished responsibilities (55%), dates of employment (42%), job title (34%), academic degree (33%), companies worked (26%), and accolades/awards (18%). It is very interestingly the industry that finds the most fibbing is financial services (eh-hem) at 73%! But Information Technology came in a 63%, and Health Care at 63%.

 

HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, found that 34% of job applicants lie on resumes. (more…)

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August 18, 2014

10 Things You Need to Do In Your Job Search

Ten Things You Need to Do In Your Job Search

Ten Things You Need to Do In Your Job SearchDo you find yourself looking for a new career opportunity? Has it been a while? Here are ten things you should do in your job search.

1. Set aside time every day to perform your job searching activities.

An active job search requires dedication. How much time will it take? That depends on your situation and your motivation. If you are working, it may be only 30-60 minutes per day; if you are out of work and are motivated to find a job soon, then you should consider your job search a full-time activity.

2. Do Some Self-Assessment.

Take a good hard look at yourself. What are your best attributes? What are your least developed ones? Where do you excel? What do you bring to the table? What are you accomplishments?  Quantify these. This exercise is imperative for re-vamping your resume and preparing for interviews, but more importantly this type of self-assessment should allow you to take a fresh look at the kind of work and industries that you want to pursue. (more…)

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