Working With Recruiting Agencies…

Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Professional development resources for recruiting and hiring pros, What job seekers want to know about working with recruiting agencies, Hiring remote workers? An inside look at how they work. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Professional development resources for recruiting and hiring pros: Welcome to Top 10, Recruiter.com’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned. This Week: Top 10 Professional Development Resources for Recruiting and Hiring Pros …Read More…

What job seekers want to know about working with recruiting agencies: I recently received a question that is important for all job seekers to consider: “Should I work with an external recruiter, and if so, how do I do that?” If you’ve never tried it before, enlisting the help of a placement firm can be a confusing proposal. It’s tough to know where to find a recruiter, how to begin, and what to expect. The good news is, working with an external recruiter (a.k.a., a “headhunter”) is not as hard to do as it seems – you just need to know a few things first. …Read More…

Hiring remote workers? An inside look at how they work: As you go about the hiring process, you want to get a good sense of who your top-tier candidates are. From understanding their specific skill sets to determining why they want to work for your company, it’s critical to understand why any given job seeker would want to work for your organization – and yours alone. …Read More…

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

Job Searching During Holiday Seasons….

Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Here ‘s how to structure your interview process to maximize the chances you’ll make the right hire, Hiring for start-up. How to find the right Candidate, How to successfully job search during the holiday season. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Here ‘s how to structure your interview process to maximize the chances you’ll make the right hire: Making a new hire requires a lot of time and effort—which is no big secret if you’re a recruiter! But it’s not just recruiters dedicating their resources to hiring: Everyone from hiring managers and potential team members to senior leaders and receptionists can be called in to participate in some aspect of the interview process. Yet for an activity that touches so many people, interviewing is not always given the respect it deserves. …Read More….

Hiring for start-up. How to find the right Candidate: At big companies like Google, there’s a constant influx of resumes—candidates clamoring to work for a company with billions of users, top salaries, and free food. But for early-stage start-ups, resources are tight. You can’t necessarily pay market salaries or offer fancy perks—or even guarantee that your company will still be around in six months. Many great candidates have never even heard of you. And yet you want your first team members to not only be exceptional individuals, but to live and breathe your start-up. … Read More…

How to successfully job search during the holiday season: Many job seekers have told me that they want to put their searches on hold during the holidays because they don’t believe they will see results during this period. This is a mistake! Despite the common opinion, many companies continue with their recruiting efforts during the holidays. While you might need to be more patient, there is a huge benefit in leveraging this slower time. With the proper strategy, it is possible to land your dream job – which will surely lead to some extra holiday cheer! As a former agency and in-house recruiter, I can tell you that January is one of the busiest hiring months of the year – and the hires made in that month are being interviewed in November and December! …Read More..

Goodness and hard work are rewarded with respect.”– Luther Campbell

Workplace Place Diversity……

Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, 10 Elements of a great cover letter, How to start a conversation with your boss about increasing workplace diversity, 4 Life changing resources worth incorporating in to your job search. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

10 Elements of a great cover letter: Your cover letter could be the difference between getting selected for an interview and missing out on the job of your dreams. While the digital age may have changed how you apply for jobs, many employers still demand traditional cover letters. Be sure yours makes the best first impression by meeting the following criteria: ..Read More…

How to start a conversation with your boss about increasing workplace diversity: Although C-suite executives are paid to lead others through the difficult landscape of business, when it comes to diversity and inclusion, those who need to change are often –you guessed it – the C-suite leaders themselves. How can those of us who seek change in our organizations make a compelling case to our leadership that increasing workplace diversity is good for everyone concerned? The fact is, equality is good for people and for business. Here are four ideas for starting the conversation in a way your leaders will understand and appreciate: ..Read More…

4 Life changing resources worth incorporating in to your job search: Most people are not currently conducting proactive job searches. At best, most job seekers only implement a couple of strategies with no consideration for their personal brands or productivity. Often, these job seekers have resigned themselves to simply using a job board to occasionally look for open roles. Today, in an effort to help job seekers be more proactive in their searches, I want to share four resources they can add to their lists. These resources will be especially useful for you if you fit into one or more of the following categories: …Read More…

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.” - St. Jerome

Boost Your Career Skill Set…

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Social Recruiting. 5 Easy ways to boost your career skill set, 6 Things recruiters might not explain to their candidates- but should, Do your homework 4 things to research before an interview. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

5 Easy ways to boost your career skill set: In 2011, I began a new job search in earnest, submitting close to 100 job applications over a three-year period. The only two interviews I got were for unpaid internships. I was positively baffled and discouraged by the experience. Why was this happening to me? To find the answer, I examined my job search, scoured what seems like every job-related chat forum on the planet, read books and blog posts, and spoke to job seekers about their experiences. ..Read More…

6 Things recruiters might not explain to their candidates- but should: Recruiters work hard to make lasting matches between job seekers and companies. The process can be complex and requires exceptional clarity with expectation-setting, follow-through, and communication. To make sure you are informed and prepared before working with a recruiter, check out these six things they (we) should be discussing with you first: …Read More…

Do your homework 4 things to research before an interview: Showing up to a job interview completely unprepared is a sure way to get your resume tossed into the trash bin. Before meeting face-to-face with a prospective employer, it’s important to do your homework. With a little research under your belt, you can respond confidently, ask smart questions, and set yourself apart from other candidates for the position. Here are four things you should research before your next job interview: …Read More…

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” -Booker T. Washington

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Google is your New Resume…..

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Social Recruiting. Questions you should ask a prospective employer, Why should you hire a veteran, Google is your new resume. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Questions you should ask a prospective employer: You know you must be prepared to answer difficult questions during an interview – but did you know your prospective employers also expect to be grilled? They take note of candidates who ask smart questions because doing so signals genuine interest in the company and position and shows interviewers that a candidate did their research. Better yet, asking thoughtful questions allows you to evaluate the opportunity and be certain it aligns with your expectations. Remember, an interview is a two-way street. The employer should try to wow you as much as you hope to impress them. ….Read More…

Why should you hire a veteran: For veterans, it’s not always easy to transition into the civilian workforce. After spending years working as a member of an elite team, it can be hard for a veteran to sell themselves to a recruiter or interviewer. They’re used to using language full of acronyms and jargon that only confuse civilians. They may not understand how the skills developed in their military career translate to the civilian world, leaving them at a loss as to what jobs they are qualified for. …Read More…

Google is your new resume: Almost all (91 percent) of US employers have visited a job-hunter’s profile on social networks, and more than 69 percent of employers have rejected some applicants on the basis of what they found. Things that can get you rejected: bad grammar or gross misspelling on your Facebook or LinkedIn profile; anything indicating you lied on your resume; any badmouthing of previous employers; any signs of racism, prejudice, or screwy opinions about stuff; anything indicating alcohol or drug abuse; and any – to put it delicately – inappropriate content, etc. …Read More…

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows” - Ralph Marston

How to Stay Productive….

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, 4 Ways to Assess your candidates’ hard Skills, Why more candidates are doing reference checks on potential, Recruiter top 10: Way to stay productive when you’re unemployed. If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

4 Ways to Assess your candidates’ hard Skills: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! Today’s Question: Cultural fit and soft skills are important in the hiring equation – but so are hard skills, which are often glossed over in today’s culture-oriented recruiting industry. How does you organization assess candidates for hard skills? Why is this method helpful for your organization? …Read More…

Why more candidates are doing reference checks on potential: Employment references are one of the oldest tools in the book. Companies rely on them to vet candidates and assess the stability, competence, and reliability of possible employees. At Argentus, we conduct reference checks on all our successful placements, and it’s always a great feeling when we hear the enthusiasm in a reference’s voice as they speak about a great candidate we’re representing. A solid reference (often arriving near the end of the hiring process) provides confirmation of a candidate’s excellence. It helps our clients be confident in their hiring processes and weed out potentially bad fits. ..Read More…

Recruiter top 10: Way to stay productive when you’re unemployed: Welcome to Top 10, Recruiter.com’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned. …Read More…

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

Candidate Sourcing Tips and Agency Usage Trends from “the Beehive.”

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Is your organization struggling to uncover and identify quality candidates for your most pressing openings? Are you looking for creative and innovative ways to source candidates, as part of a larger talent acquisition strategy?

We recently reached out to the Global Director of Talent Acquisition at Aerohive Networks; Marie C. Norman, to gain tips on how she's directed this growing company on such matters. Marie is a passionate talent leader with close to 20 years experience leading and building scalable talent acquisition teams and HR programs in the following industries: Wi-Fi networking, management consulting, internet technology, IT consulting, global contract electronics manufacturing, insurance, and financial services. She's been a leader at Aerohive for nearly two years.

Question: What is your number #1 tip for sourcing candidates?

Marie's Answer: While there are many interesting, effective and unique methods for sourcing great candidates, my #1 tip is to know (really, know) what you are looking for. Simply put, know the job as if you actually worked in the job of an X. Allow me to explain further. More often times than not, a recruiter or sourcer thinks they know the requirements of a position simply by reviewing the job description and asking the managers a few basic and rudimentary questions about the new requisition assigned to them. But how are you truly certain that your understanding of the job is a realistic and accurate job preview? Well, it’s pretty simple which I’ll explain in 3 simple steps.

Step 1:
Conduct a core competency exercise with the hiring manager. This starts with asking specific questions related to what are the core, essential and necessary job tasks. You need to zero in on skills that are 'Must Haves' for any applicant to have in order to perform the job responsibilities effectively, consistently and competently well. Next, ask the hiring manager, what skills are “Nice to Have” but not critical, and then separate those critical, essential skills vs. nice to have in a simple two box grid.

Step 2:
Observe or shadow the job being performed by an actual incumbent. This may seem like a lengthy and unnecessary process. If you are one that actually thinks this way, I challenge you to go back to a time where you spent hours, weeks and maybe even months sourcing candidates for a particular role only to find out key skills or requirements were excluded in your search. Don’t you wish you would have known about it earlier? Job shadowing eliminates wasted time and increases your understanding of the position in a way no other process does.

Step 3:
Evaluate the job description (JD) once more with the hiring manager to make sure that information you learned and extracted in Step 1 & 2 are included. If not, this is your chance to modify the JD before you post this or share with applicants via LinkedIn and other sources.

Question: To what extent is your organization continuing to leverage staffing/recruitment agencies or external sourcing servces in 2016, versus previous years?

Marie's Answer: Aerohive Networks uses external staffing and recruitment agencies sparingly. Since we employ an internal team of recruiters who are qualified and assigned to source, recruit and fill a number of positions for specific business units within our organization, our reliance on external staffing partners is limited to “niche” and specialized roles. This has been part of our staffing strategy in 2016. Our reliance and dependency on recruitment agencies has decreased as opposed to previous years primarily because the ability of our internal recruiters to scope job requirements using the Core Competency assessment process described above is an effective and permanent fixture of our overall recruitment process. In addition, we have a highly robust and unique employee referral program that has successfully led to 47% of Aerohive hires companywide.

To learn more about Marie C. Norman and her role at Aerohive, visit her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marienorman.

Aerohive (NYSE: HIVE) enables its customers to simply and confidently connect to the information, applications, and insights they need to thrive. Its simple, scalable, and secure platform delivers mobility without limitations. Aerohive was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA. For more information, please visit www.aerohive.com.



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Staying Productive While Unemployed…

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Recruiter top 10: Ways to stay productive when you’re unemployed, Have you been out of the job search game for a while? Here how to get back in it, 4 Way to access your candidate hard skills. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Recruiter top 10: Ways to stay productive when you’re unemployed: Welcome to Top 10, Recruiter.com’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned. …Read More…

Have you been out of the job search game for a while? Here how to get back in it You have just finished a long and much-needed employment hiatus, and now it is time to get back to the grind. Where do you start? You have a plan, right? Still, you should remember that Robert Burns quote: “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” In other words – you need to prepare for the unexpected. Your strategy may appear seamless on paper, but let us take a look at some of the necessities to ensure you are on the right track, just in case. … Read More…

4 Way to access your candidate hard skills: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! …Read More…

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton

Assessing Cover Letters……

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. 11 Things you should asses in every cover letter you read, Don’t be afraid to bend the rules on your job search, Hey Recruiters- Candidates want more than a fat paycheck. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

11 Things you should asses in every cover letter you read: Welcome to Recruiter Q&A, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you’d like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter Q&A! Today’s Question: We’ve written before about what employees should include in their cover letters, but today, we want to approach it from a new angle: How should hiring managers assess cover letters? What signs should they look for that a candidate is worth an interview? …Read More…

Don’t be afraid to bend the rules on your job search: Inevitably, when I’m meeting with a new job seeker, I’ll ask a question that makes them pretty uncomfortable. Most of the time, that question is along the lines of, “Why don’t you send the hiring manager a message on LinkedIn?” Often, this job seeker has found a posting for their dream job at a great company – but they don’t have any connections at the company. So, I will suggest that they introduce themselves to the hiring manager via LinkedIn or an email. …Read More…

Hey Recruiters- Candidates want more than a fat paycheck: The job market is constantly changing, and the priorities of job seekers are changing along with it. A few years ago, candidates would choose career paths that offered stable and high-paying job options. Then, they’d work their way up the company ladder – collecting pay raises along the way – until retirement. …Read More…

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. --Eleanor Roosevelt