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December 10, 2014

Skills Gap: Myth or Reality?

By: Maurice Gilbert Many employers have faced this scenario at one time or another: they have a need for a certain type of professional (ideally with a specific degree, so many years of experience and a particular skill set), but any and all candidate searches come up empty. CareerBuilder published…
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September 19, 2014

Social Media: The Perfect Storytelling Tool

By: Maurice Gilbert Corporate culture is one of the most important elements to communicate to job seekers.  Prospective hires want to know about your company’s culture and often this detail is one of the hardest to learn during routine research.  An effective way to convey culture to the masses (and…
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September 9, 2014

Don’t Look Back in Regret

By: Maurice Gilbert Do you remember your first “real” job?  That initial grown-up position is usually formative and eye-opening, though not always in a positive way.  A sizeable portion of recent graduates, in fact, have quite disappointing first forays into the real (business) world. Executive advisory firm CEB has conducted…
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August 12, 2014

What Old Hollywood Can Teach Us About Recruiting

Drawing in attractive candidates is way up there in terms of priorities for recruiters.  Want to get better at it?  Your first thought might be to enlist in some training or maybe seek out a more experienced mentor.  How about queuing up an old movie for some pointers? Yeah, that…
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August 5, 2014

Keeping a Competitive Edge to Win Talent

A competitive edge is essential in the war for talent.  And it is a war, with battling companies employing increasingly clever and at times even underhanded tactics to win top talent, particularly in industries impacted by Baby Boomer retirement and on-shoring in manufacturing fields.  So what can you do to…
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August 1, 2014

The Perfect Hire is Out There, Somewhere

Perfect employees don’t just fall out of the sky.  Often, they’re happily employed, making their current employer equally happy.  Sometimes the perfect employee for your organization has a work history, or lack thereof, that makes them look a bit undesirable.  Recruiting top talent is tough under any circumstances, but these…
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June 17, 2014

Let’s Get Creative

Earlier this year, Recruiter.com covered an interesting recruiting technique employed by FP7, an ad agency in Dubai.  Apparently the agency hid prepaid cell phones inside hollowed-out books and mailed them to top talent.  And if the prospective hire cracked the cover, he’d find the gem, preprogrammed with the phone number…
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June 10, 2014

With Telecommuting on the Rise, Recruiters Must Restrategize

FlexJobs, a job posting site advertising scam-free telecommuting job leads, realized a 118 percent growth in remote opportunities between 2012 and 2013.  As the marketplace changes, so must the workforce, it seems. Companies are becoming increasingly receptive to and dependent on remote and contingent staff.  Findings from The Atlantic, the…
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June 6, 2014

Why You Should Pay Attention to Candidates’ Hobbies and Interests

The hobbies and interests sections of resumes has fallen out of favor in recent years.  From an employer’s perspective, whether a candidate is interested in traveling, running marathons, reading or making pottery often holds little bearing on how he or she will perform on the job.  And a potential new…
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May 22, 2014

Defining Today’s Job Seeker

A recent Job Seeker Nation Survey revealed that 71 percent of the U.S. labor pool - both employed and unemployed - is on the market for a new job.  The study shows that the majority of job seekers in 2014 are women, most of whom are 30 plus and college-educated.…
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