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Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web

Recruiting Roundup: This week ’tis the season, why December is a powerful month for recruiting, the worst part of being a recruiter, best day to post jobs and more… this week’s top recruiting stories from around the web.

4 Ways to Successfully Implement a New Applicant Tracking System
A recent HiringSite by Career Builder article points out Four Ways to Avoid Failure in Your Recruiting Software Investment. The decision to invest in new HR or applicant tracking software is huge. It pays to take time to define your needs or requirements, budget, research available software, demo the software, and finally select a vendor.

Maybe Today Is the Day to Post That Job
Wednesday’s looking like an awfully good day to post a job. At least that’s what you glean from job-distributor eQuest, whose data indicates a lot of U.S. job-seekers are hunting on Wednesdays, as well as Tuesday and Thursday. It studied more than a million jobs posted online to see when candidates searched and sent in resumes.

‘Tis the Season for Recruiting — 20 Reasons Why December Is a Powerful Recruiting Month
If you work in an office, you realize that many times the Christmas season can be a less hectic and even a slack period. In most cases everyone, including recruiters, gear down and change their work patterns for the holidays.  But if you’re a corporate recruiting leader, December should be viewed instead as a golden opportunity.

The Worst Part about Being a Recruiter – Why You Failed Your Interview!
One of the hardest parts of being a recruiter is telling a candidate who is excited about joining a company that they didn’t pass the interview. Almost every candidate I speak to right after they interview tells me that they thought the interview went great and that they would be a great match for the company. That response has become so common for me that I cringe almost every time I hear it because (many times) …

Searching LinkedIn Profiles? Here Are the 10 Most Overused Buzzwords
For a guy like me, the six most terrifying words in the English language are, “Could I get your bio, please?” I hate describing myself and what I do. My LinkedIn profile has been reworked several times trying to do just that before I got it to its current, less fluffy stage.

6 Hiring Secrets From Chobani HR
As Chobani, the Greek-yogurt maker, grows astronomically, so does its workforce. Today, the company has 1,630 employees; in 2008, it had just 50. Here’s how.

The 10 Worst Communication Mistakes For Your Career
“How do you signal to the world you’re leadership material?” asks Sylvia Ann Hewlett, an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York. “You don’t get a shot at being a leader unless you signal right.”

Looking for more? Check out last week’s Roundup: This Week’s Top Recruiting Stories From Around The Web, or follow @cmsirecruit on Twitter for regular updates.   

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