Category: Sourcing

Finding and connecting with the candidates you want is an increasingly difficult challenge. From mining social media sites to posting opportunities, sourcing is where recruiting success begins.

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The Résumé: Finding Talent Everywhere

For HR and hiring managers, finding new employees rarely goes beyond the traditional résumé and interview process. However, sometimes the best candidate for the job doesn’t know the opportunity exists.

The Risks of Contingent Workers

In yesterday’s Advisor, business consultant Bridget Miller presented some of the benefits of recruiting contingent workers for your organization. Today, Miller highlights the risks involved. What Are the Risks? There can be downsides to having contingent workers. Here are some of the concerns: Employee morale may be affected. Depending on the implementation of a contingent […]

Contingent Workers—Are They Right for Your Organization?

Have you heard the term “contingent worker”? What does that mean? Who does it include? Business consultant Bridget Miller has some answers for us regarding this special type of new hire. In practical terms, a “contingent worker” would be any worker who is hired just for a specific job or task (a “contingent” piece of […]

Practical Tips for Hard-to-Fill Requirements

In yesterday’s Advisor, BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, helped us understand the hiring shortages in the new economy. Today, we present her techniques for filling those hard-to-fill positions. Practical Solutions for Hard-to-Fills Regardless of the impact of the skills gap, the bottom line is that there is a lot employers can do proactively to […]

How to Fill Those Hard-to-Fill Positions

Good news—the economy is stronger than it’s been in years—and getting better. Bad news—you’re going to have even more trouble than usual finding suitable candidates for certain vacant positions. And the longer those vacancies go unfilled, the more disruption they cause. BLR® Contributing Editor Jennifer Carsen, JD, sorts out what’s happening and what to do […]

Good Mobile Recruiting Websites—Some Examples

In yesterday’s Advisor, expert Matt Adam, speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference and Exhibition, held recently in San Diego, debunked three myths of mobile recruiting. Today, a good example of a mobile site, plus several ways to engage in mobile recruiting. For a good example of a site, Adam […]

Debunking Mobile Recruiting Myths

Mobile-friendly career sites are more and more a necessity, but not all such sites are really candidate-oriented. Expert Matt Adam, speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Talent Management Conference and Exhibition, held recently in San Diego, debunked three myths of mobile recruiting and offered six questions to help readers gauge their mobile-readiness. […]

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Mobile Career Sites—6 Questions

Mobile-friendly career sites are more and more a necessity, but not all such sites are really candidate-oriented. Matt Adams, speaking at SHRM’s Talent Management Conference and Exhibition taking place this week in San Diego, offers six questions you should ask about your mobile access.