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Recruiting & Candidate Development

Candidate Development is especially critical in recruitment. Even if it's an entry level position, candidates still need to be developed, coached and prepared. Some candidates need hand holding. Some need to be groomed. They can have top notch skills but interview horribly. Or they can have a hard time quantifying and qualifying their experience. At this point some extra hand holding comes in handy. This section holds article addressing all these nuances. Also find updated information on the recruiting trends, insights, tools or resources.

Top 3 ways to build online talent communities

jesseohayonToday’s professional staffing service providers need to look beyond merely compiling resume databases to fill positions. In a time when matching the right person to the right job is critical for clients looking to save money, building talent communities allows staffing providers to not only have the talent on hand, but to build relationships with the talent.


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Recruiting Based on Cultural Fit - An Excuse to Discriminate?

ianwelshIf you want to fill a job, hire someone with the skills to do it. If you want a companion, go to eHarmony – in your own time!

I had a friend who was rejected for a job that seemed perfect. She was told that they selected someone who was a better fit. There was no explanation. What does it mean – this fabled “fit”? One thing is for sure, it is an often mystical final step in the recruiting process that can turn superb qualifications and references into a pile of nothing!

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2012: Ready…Set… HOLD!

jeremyeskenaziI love this time of year. Now that we’re through the year-end buildup, talent acquisition professionals look bright-eyed to industry trends to see the latest and greatest to execute their 2012 plans. Like every other year, there have been predictions and promises about where we’re going, so I’m taking this opportunity to share my predictions. I don’t have a crystal ball, but after 20 years in this industry, watching the patterns and taking the journey, more than a few of my inklings have rang true, and some have certainly not…


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Recruiting Tidbit 8, 2011:Very Cool Site -

carolmartinOver the past two years, I have connected with many professionals who are using the internet to promote their businesses. Every now and then someone emails me a tip, a website, or a fun tidbit they have come across in their own internet research. My thanks to Jarrett Galloway for the following tidbit.

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Managing Older Workers: A Solution For Skilled Worker Shortage

irawolfeThe nightmare that is plaguing many companies as the economy recovers is the lack of skilled workers. There is no one cause for the shortages but a significant driver is the loss of Baby Boomer brain power.  But the good news is that there can be a happy ending.

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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