web analytics

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

Recruiting Roundup: This week one of America’s largest retailers plans to add 80,000 seasonal workers, what happens when your applicant can’t apply, how to alienate potential employees and more…

ATS & the Candidate Experience
Our customer service department received an interesting phone call yesterday, from a job seeker. This is pretty unusual for our customer service to hear from applicants. What really stood out about this call, was that it was an applicant for a company that was not an iRecruit customer. They were using another Applicant Tracking software!

Saying You Can’t Find Talent Is Like Saying You Can’t Find Anything to Watch on TV
As a child living in a rural area, I had but three, maybe four channels when the weather cooperated, to watch. Installing cable down our very long lane was not economically sensible, and my father sure wasn’t going to install one of those monstrous satellite dishes in the yard.

The Future of Talent Is in Clusters
An effective team is a powerful thing. Many of us have participated on teams where the members complement each other, trust each other and find ways of working that are not only effective, but also enjoyable. For teams like this, performance is typically much higher than might be expected of the sum of individuals.

Home Depot to hire 80000 seasonal workers
Home Depot said Wednesday it will hire more than 80,000 seasonal workers for this year’s spring selling season — up from about 70,000 a year ago. It cited expectations of sales growth.

2 Interview Questions I Can’t Stand
These two questions should be banned from job interviews. Yet they’re perennial favorites. Now that I’m the CEO of an asset management firm, I often view myself as an escaped refugee from traditional Wall Street. I can tell you firsthand that there is a big problem with the way most financial companies interview job candidates. When you structure interviews around clichés, you either end up hiring by stereotype, or you wind up with a staff full of people who think just like you. Memories of the stale responses of interviews past still make me shudder. More importantly, they can’t generate a vibrant team with energy and fresh perspectives.

How to Lose Candidates and Alienate Prospective Employees
Like the date who wears too much AXE body spray or the Kardashian sister who chooses the wrong dress to host the ‘X Factor’ in, we do not always make the wisest choices in our attempts to come across as attractive, engaging and professional.

Nationwide Job Openings Continued to Grow in January
Simply Hired, a technology company that operates one of the world’s largest job search engines, released its February 2013 U.S. Employment Outlook report which highlights the job industry and employer trends in national and regional U.S. markets.

iRecruit Webinar Dates February 2013
Announcing the iRecruit webinar presentation schedule for February 2013. Learn how to take control of your applicant tracking process, and manage your applicants in a centralized, secure, cloud-based database.

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.

About iRecruit
iRecruit is a web-based applicant tracking software designed to provide any size of business a cost effective, affordable and simple way to handle their recruiting process online. iRecruit provides you with your own career center that will allow your applicants to select the position they are interested in, and apply online through your website!

Weekly demos, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm Eastern Time (Register Today), or call us at 1-800-517-9099 to schedule a demo at your convenience.

Share Button