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Apr. 17, 2012

3 ways search engines help recruiters
TalentMinded
Why is search critical for your recruitment marketing strategy? While search engines are just another marketing channel, like your email campaigns, banner ads and social media, they're extremely important for several reasons — including high penetration rates, increased user engagement and the opportunity for strategic placement.More

Where to work: The best staffing firms
Staffing Industry Review
Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed companies' employees to see how the companies are doing at keeping them happy and motivated. The winners on this year's "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" list are taking a serious approach to making their employees feel special. The recession has taught us talent is going to be the key differentiator in the coming decade. More

Federal Beige Book shows growth, improving hiring
USA Today
The U.S. economy is improving at a "modest to moderate" pace as solid auto sales and growth in high-tech manufacturing outweigh the effect of high gasoline prices for now. The Federal Reserve made those observations April 11 in its Beige Book summary of business conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve Bank districts. The generally optimistic tone of the report contrasted with the downbeat tone of the March jobs report, which showed a drop in hiring, even as the unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent from 8.3 percent.More

On the hunt for tech hires? Better get creative
The Wall Street Journal
How does a company that isn't a shining star of Silicon Valley or a hot startup convince sought-after technology professionals to accept a job offer? Some companies try to get the attention of techies with free food and gifts, while others single them out at tech conferences and high-profile networking events. The bottom line: Companies want to show potential tech hires they are a place where opportunities for innovation and creative thinking are ripe.More

Omni takes Manhattan
The Global Recruiter
New York has played host to the first international session on advanced social recruiting techniques, delivered by Omni RMS. Bespoke training was given to 25 experienced U.S. international recruiters from sectors including FMCG, financial services, retail and transport.More

5 tips to hire great people
Online Recruiting Tips
Hiring great people is not easy. Hiring people who fit into your work culture and share your company's vision is a challenge. Here are a few tips that will help you hire great people.More

Sourcing magic: Proper attitude
Recruiting Trends
When it comes to sourcing, some recruiters are like Labrador retrievers on the search: "Pant, pant, pant — There!" Other recruiters act almost like sourcing is an imposition. They want to try to find the easiest way to "screen out" candidates. What is the correct attitude?More

The looming employee mutiny
HR.com
The economic downturn of the past few years has taken a toll on employers and employees alike. But the days of employees "doing more with less" and being told to forget about a raise may be coming to an end. A study conducted recently by Right Management shows 84 percent of employees say they're going to be looking for a new job in 2012 — and for good reason.More

Lies, all lies — and social network statistics
SourceCon
Did you hear? Pinterest is more popular than LinkedIn. (And by popular, we mean by traffic, not by number of members.) It might be better for driving revenue than either Facebook or Twitter. And Facebook acquired Instagram to beat Pinterest so they can maintain their popularity (in both number of members and web traffic popularity). And all of this helps you how?More

What to expect from staffing companies in the earnings season
The Motley Fool
Lee Samaha advises investors — and everyone else as well — to stop worrying about payroll numbers and focus instead on what he calls a better indicator of true employment conditions: the American Staffing Association Index.More

Career progression more important than pay?
Recruitment International
According to a recent report by online recruitment specialist webrecruit, career progression is valued more than salary in IT vacancies. The survey of more than 500 job seekers who applied for IT roles in March 2012 found 57 percent would find career progression more attractive than salary in an IT vacancy.More