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What makes a super recruiter?
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A strong, successful recruiter must depend on intangible, hard to define skills. They must be people-oriented. They must be adaptable. They must have amazing communication skills they can use with both clients and candidates. They must enjoy learning about their client and their industry. If a recruiter has these qualities, their success will follow. More



100 influential people in staffing industry
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The Staffing 100 list of influential people in the staffing industry appears in the October 2012 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. Included on the list are strategists, entrepreneurs, reformers, researchers and others. But there's one thing they have in common: A love for people and placing them in jobs. More

Jobs boom has softer ripple
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New York is not just digging itself — and the country — out of its economic hole. It's scratching and clawing for every dollar. The city in August generated 9,100 jobs, staying on the record pace that would make 2012 its strongest year of job growth since numbers were first tracked half a century ago. The trend has perpetuated all year, astonishing economists. The city again accounted for an outsize portion of the jobs created nationwide (approximately 96,000 in the month). New York makes up 2.9 percent of the country's labor force but has generated nearly 8 percent of the nation's job gains this year. More

Trying to fill 6,000 jobs, Microsoft pitches $10,000 H-1B visa
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When the recession hit in 2008, Congress put the idea of a "skills shortage" and a need for more H-1B visas in a closet. That didn't mean, though, that interest in raising the H-1B cap went away for everyone. New York City Mayor Bloomberg, for instance, last year called the limits on both temporary and permanent employment-based immigration a "form of national suicide." Microsoft has long advocated for more work visas, and circumstances at Microsoft have since changed for the better. Microsoft said it has some 6,000 open positions in the U.S., and is creating new jobs faster than it can fill them. The company is now using its own workforce needs to make a case for a new type of H-1B visa as well as a permanent employment visa. More

Survey: Employers say passives are better, but they hire mostly actives
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Attend any recruiting conference or read just about any recruiting blog and you'll find a steady drumbeat about passive candidates: Why they're better; how to source them; what to say to convince them to work for you; and what you need to do to attract them and keep them. Active candidate are OK, but current fashion is to go find the people who don't want your job. Now we find, that some of America's biggest companies — collectively hiring hundreds of thousands of workers annually — hire only active job seekers, while more than two-thirds of them fill three-quarters of their jobs with actives. More



ZOMBIES! The true cost of a bad hire [Infographic]
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Forty-one percent of companies estimate that a bad hire cost them more than $25,000. One in four say it cost them over $50,000. And these estimates are conservative. The numbers are gruesome and impact both hiring managers and their teams. More

Why it's better to hire the least qualified person for the job
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A recently released research paper by three European academics makes the intriguing argument that it may be better to hire a mediocre job candidate than to hire someone with sterling credentials. Why? The mediocre hire may give the job his all because he feels indebted to the hiring manager for choosing him. The most qualified candidate, by contrast, may feel like he deserved the job, and decide to approach it with a more relaxed attitude. More

The recruitment bait-and-switch: A surefire way to lose employees
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In most cases, a CEO or the hiring managers will present an accurate picture of an available position, their company's culture and employee expectations. But sometimes employers will either inadvertently or purposely use bait-and-switch tactics to lure a top performer to their firm. More

What recruiters can learn from the TV industry
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As the new fall television shows are starting to air, viewers across the U.S. are deciding which shows they want to check out. This sort of judgment process is nothing new to recruiters. In fact, the recruiting process is much like getting a new TV show on the air. Television is broken down into three primary areas: the pitch, the pilot shoot, and the acquisition of viewers, all of which contain valuable lessons that recruiters can learn from. More

Freelancers happier, healthier than permanent employees
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Two deterrents often cited when considering becoming self-employed are lack of job security and lack of benefits. But despite this double whammy, many people are choosing to become contractors or temp workers. And contrary to what you might think, these "independents" are finding higher job satisfaction than their stay-at-the-company colleagues. Contractors are also more likely to say they are paid what they're worth compared to permanent workers. More


 

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