Tag Archives: recruiting

Are Your Hiring Expectations Ridiculous?

by George Blomgren Admission: the following story is absurd. So, why are these sorts of requests a typical part of a recruiter’s day? The phone rings — a call from a client. “Our Controller is leaving. We need to replace her ASAP.” “When you say ASAP, what did you have in mind?” “The end of […]

4 Hiring Criteria You Should Immediately Abandon

by George Blomgren Finding & landing really great talent is hard enough. One way to make it considerably more difficult is to supplement truly important requirements with ones that really don’t matter. Following are four of my favorites — sacred cows embraced by many employers. Granted, some may be more applicable for certain jobs, but […]

Filter Unqualified Applicants The Smart Way

by George Blomgren In my recent article “Good Job Postings Are Love Letters,” I acknowledged the fear that prevents a lot of employers from turning up the sugar in their job postings. They are already getting deluged with applications from overtly unqualified candidates. Therefore, making their job postings even more attractive sounds like an exercise […]

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 […]

Hiring Manager’s Ideal Candidate! Are You KIDDING Me?! 3 Tips To Infuse Reality Into The Conversation

I just received a marketing email from an HR technology provider who asked — Do you want to hire an HR professional who will: ·         Work 24/7/365 ·         Never take a day off ·         Never complain about anything ·         […]

Job Postings Need Spring Cleaning, Too!

How many blog posts have you recently come across that argues the need to spring clean your resume? There seems to be a lot circulating the professional blogosphere about what to say on your resume, what to remove, and how to format it. Discerning job seekers that spend the time to create a resume and […]

Become A Talent Magnet

Today, job seekers have choices and have become more discerning. There are five generations in the workforce, and regardless of age, individuals are looking not only for a job that matches their skills, but a job that is meaningful and matches both their individual life and work style. It is important for companies with hiring […]

Culture Brand vs. Employment Brand

What defines a culture brand? What defines an employment brand? Is there a difference? Companies want to compete in brand. What employer has the best brand? A brand that appeals to job candidates is the goal for any company that wants to attract talent; brand is important. But how do you determine a company’s true […]