Category Careers

eHarmony as a Job Board: DOA

by George Blomgren There’s some buzz about “Elevated Careers by eHarmony,” set to launch in December. As this article explains, they apply the same model that has worked for their dating site, to a new job board. Here’s why it’s not likely to work. (It’s been tried before, and failed for the following reasons.) The […]

Hiring Managers vs. Recruiters (The Hatfields & The McCoys)

by George Blomgren Tension, animosity, conflict … on a good day, these words describe the relationship between hiring managers and recruiters in many organizations. It’s not only toxic to the work environment, it tends to directly impact all the hiring metrics that matter: time to fill, cost to fill, quality of hire, etc. Most of […]

Blind Job Postings are Bad Mojo

by George Blomgren I’ve been asked to do blind recruitments many times over the years. When I push back, I’m always surprised to discover that many employers aren’t aware of the downsides. Frankly, the downsides are so bad, I suggest that you do anything you have to do to avoid blind recruitments. There are four […]

Great Job Postings Are Love Letters

  by George Blomgren There’s not much to miss about the old help wanted ads that used to dominate the recruiting space (and sell a lot of newspapers). Then again, those ads tended to be written a lot better than most job postings you see today on job boards. Back when employers had to pay […]

Let’s Put Professionalism Back Into Recruiting

by George Blomgren This recent blog post by Katrina Collier about the importance (and decline) of professionalism on LinkedIn made me stop and think. I believe that the problem goes well beyond LinkedIn and has tarnished what many of us use LinkedIn for: recruiting. Recruiting in general is full of unprofessional behavior — and we […]

Why Employment Branding Matters

by Maura Presley Employment branding is the business practice where a company’s image, vision, and culture are strategically aligned to reflect the mission and core values that govern the organization. How does employment branding relate to Marketers? Recruiters? A company’s employment brand is best utilized when recruiters and marketers are working together to create a […]

Zappos Overhauls Hiring Process

Zappos, the online retailer known for out of this world customer service and one of the most well-known and admired cultures, announced plans to completely change the way they go about engaging top talent. The following are excerpts from a recent article by Adam Auriemma featured in The Wall Street Journal which highlights Zappos’ overhaul. Want to know […]

Attract Top Talent. Do Work That Matters.

Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger, Steve Anderson, Cofounder of Snapifeye. Millennials care about their ability to make an impact. Beyond the basic need to maintain their family and financial security, they want work that matters. In a recent survey by the non-profit, Net Impact, Millennials expressed more interest in making […]

In Search of Green DNA

We’re pleased to feature guest blogger Susan Camberis and her piece on the value of sustainability to both employers and employees. People want to work for great companies that make a difference in the world. They want to do interesting work that they’re good at, and they want to be respected for their unique contributions. […]

Why Do I Want To Leave?

Software Advice, the authority on software selection, shared with us their infographic from their blog post, “A Job-Hopper’s Guide to Finding Your Next Job“. We just had to share the love as well! It helps job seekers break down their answer to the question: Why do I want to leave? Let’s start with the answers […]