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  • Facebook, Dice, LinkedIn, and More Money: The Online Recruiting News Roundup

    April 2, 2014

    Winter is fading (kind of) and plenty has happened during the past month and a half. So pull out your t-shirts and sandals, and let’s take a look at the latest in the online recruiting and job board world!
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  • Moving from Transactions to Engagement — 4 Recruiting Trends

    April 2, 2014

    Recruiting is finally moving away from transactional thinking and beginning to understand how to better connect and engage with relevant candidates. We are not there yet, and I may be too optimistic, but many recruiters are making the transition to engage candidates and improve their experience and are therefore making more hires, increasing candidate satisfaction, and bringing in people who become productive faster and stay longer. An exemplar here is Google that has dropped many of its previous job requirements and adopted ones based on data and results.
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  • The Most Hated Term in the Job Market

    April 2, 2014

    Amidst all the chatter about this new technology or that new functionality, it’s all too easy – but extremely dangerous – to overlook the one aspect of your site that most determines its appeal: Words. And, while many employment sites now feature an engaging vocabulary, they continue to rely on a term that is anathema to the very talent that establishes their business.
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  • The Tyranny – and Fear – of the New: Mobile and Social

    April 2, 2014

    It’s a fine line between cool and fool – just ask BranchOut or any of the dozens of other services that have launched and flamed out during the past several years. You start out as the hip new kid on the block, promising to ‘revolutionize’ recruiting as we know it – and then stuff happens. Maybe the revenue projections were too rosy. Maybe the technology wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Maybe the service was poorly marketed. Maybe (like .jobs) it was a solution in search of a problem.
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  • Why ‘Agency Recruitment’ is Totally Screwed

    March 17, 2014

    The recruitment agency business model is grotesquely dysfunctional. It is broken. Yes. It. Is. Certainly for permanent recruitment. We are just so used to it, have it so imbued in our psyche, that we don’t appreciated how farcical and damaging it is. For everybody.
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  • Three Sparks Global Research Finds a Decline in Mobile Recruiting Apps

    March 17, 2014

    Employer mobile career apps are losing out to mobile websites, as they do not fulfil the candidates’ needs for quick and easy job seeking. This is the key finding from the latest research by Three Sparks Global, the company behind Pocket Recruit.
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  • 7 Questions and Answers About Recruiting With Social Media

    March 17, 2014

    Everyone is incorporating social media into their recruiting practices, but every recruiter has had that moment — the moment when you feel like the kid in class, raising your hand to ask a question that you feel like everyone knows the answer to already.
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  • What Recruitment Can Learn from Steve Jobs

    March 17, 2014

    In the week that marked what would have been Steve Jobs’ birthday the Internet was awash with tributes and well wishes. His character as well as his speeches and lessons can be applied to almost any enterprise, and at RecruitmentRevolution.com we’ve come up with our own top three Steve Jobs’ lessons that can be applied to the online recruitment industry and our candidates.
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  • Innovation Around the Edges: LinkedIn, Bright, and the Evolution of Job Boards

    March 3, 2014

    Big change is so sudden. Remember how LinkedIn came out of nowhere and revolutionized the recruiting industry? Oh right – they started in 2004. Well, how about Indeed and the rush to PPC? Oops – they launched in 2005. Maybe big change isn’t that sudden after all. Maybe disruption is overrated. Maybe innovation happens around the edges, and over time.
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