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Posted October 12, 2018 by

Fraudulent job postings targeting students: “Craziest fu**ing job I’ve ever had”

A handshake. It seems so simple. So cordial. So harmless. Unless it is a job posted to Handshake. Maybe. Sometimes. Allow me to explain.

Today’s Community Digest e-newsletter from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) included a question from Shannon Schwaebler, Director of Career Services at Northeastern State University. She asked if her fellow subscribers, “would be open to sharing their policies for approving employer accounts through Handshake. We were forwarded this Inside Higher Ed article and want to make sure we have adequate policies in place to avoid this happening. We currently have processes we go through for 3rd party recruiters, utilize the trust score, etc. but are curious if anyone has written out processes they are proud of that we could take a look at. Our office wants to make sure there aren’t things we aren’t considering through the process that could be dangerous to our students.”

Hmmmm. What’s this article that Shannon references? Well, I bet that most of the subscribers didn’t open the e-newsletter at all and most of those who did only skimmed it and so missed a nugget that could potentially upend a key way that students and recent graduates of one-, two-, and four-year colleges find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs. Perhaps a little context would be of benefit here. (more…)

Posted August 18, 2016 by

Why don’t employers get back to me when they hire someone else?

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Photo courtesy of StockUnlimited.com

I wish that I had $1 for every conversation I’ve had with recruiters and other talent acquisition leaders at small, medium, and large employers about why they don’t promptly acknowledge the receipt of every application — even via automated email — and why they don’t inform all applicants that they’ve hired another candidate.

Most of the employers state that with the added attention being given to creating a positive candidate experience that they personally get back to candidates if they’ve interviewed those candidates and use automated systems to acknowledge the receipt of resumes.

But when you talk with candidates, you hear a very different story. Most candidates will tell you that most employers never get back to them, even when the candidate has spent hours going through round after round of interviews and sometimes even traveled at their own expense to be interviewed at the organization’s headquarters.

There is no doubt that some organizations have a process in-place to ensure that every candidate receives an answer, good or bad. But those organizations are the exception so one candidate may be treated quite differently from another even when they’re equally well qualified and apply to the same job with the same employer.

Why do some recruiters fail to provide bad news to candidates? There are a number of reasons. Most who admit to not getting back to candidates will claim they don’t have time, but it seems to me that we should all have enough time to send a copy-and-paste email especially to candidates who have been interviewed. It’s just basic, minimal, courteous behavior.

Posted June 13, 2016 by

Top 9 excuses for not attending a job interview

 

Oh no! Something has gone horribly wrong and now you can’t attend the job interview! What can you possibly say to the company to make them give you another chance? Well, whatever you are going to say, may I suggest that you say it as early as possible? Call in a timely fashion. This will show them you respect them and their time. This is vital if you want to make certain that you’ll get another chance. (more…)

Posted September 16, 2015 by

Honest Diversity Conversations: Discrimination and the Hiring Process

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Diversity conversations are going on in the workplace, but the question is: Are they honest? From racially-charged news headlines to employees going on bias tirades, there is no evading the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the workplace- yet we all do our best to evade it. In fact, a 2014 Deloitte report on Global Human Capital Trends cites ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ as a trend that companies are least concerned about. Contrary to this report, diversity is an important topic in business.

College Recruiter is hosting a series of three webinars this month to dive into these issues in an entertaining yet informative manner. Our guests are Steve Levy and Janine Truitt.

Steve is the director of sourcing for Indeed, owner of Recruiting Inferno Consulting, and a talent acquisition leader, workforce planner, hands-on recruiter, talent community builder & pipeline sourcing and populating magician in ANY technology-laden sector. He is an “Old School”/”New Cool” practitioner who recruits to retain; who mentors recruiters & hiring managers to think & perform better; and trains employees at all levels to become talent scouts. Steve is one of the top 100 most social HR folks & influential recruiters on Twitter and ERE’s first blogger & group leader. Steve can be followed on Twitter @LevyRecruits.

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a talent management consulting firm. Her career spans ten years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing business savvy to the discipline of HR. Visit her blog “The Aristocracy of HR” or follow her tweets on Twitter @CzarinaofHR.

Today was the second of the three-part webinar series. Steve and Janine discussed in detail the problems that existing in the hiring process due to discrimination, some of which is accidental but some of which is still purposeful.  (more…)

Posted September 09, 2015 by

Honest Diversity Conversations Webinar: Race Relations & HR

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Steve Levy of Recruiting Inferno Consulting

Diversity conversations are going on in the workplace, but the question is: Are they honest? From racially-charged news headlines to employees going on bias tirades, there is no evading the conversation of diversity and inclusion in the workplace- yet we all do our best to evade it. In fact, a 2014 Deloitte report on Global Human Capital Trends cites ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ as a trend that companies are least concerned about. Contrary to this report, diversity is an important topic in business.

College Recruiter is hosting a series of three webinars this month to dive into these issues in an entertaining yet informative manner. Our guests are Steve Levy and Janine Truitt.

Steve is the director of sourcing for Indeed, owner of Recruiting Inferno Consulting, and a talent acquisition leader, workforce planner, hands-on recruiter, talent community builder & pipeline sourcing and populating magician in ANY technology-laden sector. He is an “Old School”/”New Cool” practitioner who recruits to retain; who mentors recruiters & hiring managers to think & perform better; and trains employees at all levels to become talent scouts. Steve is one of the top 100 most social HR folks & influential recruiters on Twitter and ERE’s first blogger & group leader. Steve can be followed on Twitter @LevyRecruits.

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a talent management consulting firm. Her career spans ten years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing business savvy to the discipline of HR. Visit her blog “The Aristocracy of HR” or follow her tweets on Twitter @CzarinaofHR.

Today was the first of the three-part webinar series. Steve and Janine discussed why it is so difficult for HR to have the difficult discussion of race relations and what should be the role of human resources when it comes to race relations in the organization.  (more…)

Posted January 26, 2015 by

Study shows ATS block 86-94% of those trying to apply

Most popular applicant tracking systems, as ranked by OnGig

Most popular applicant tracking systems, as ranked by OnGig

Human resource departments have always understood the need to efficiently manage the flow of information about people who want to work for our organizations.

Several decades ago the need for efficiency led to the popularization of applicant tracking systems and those have allowed employers to greatly reduce their costs-per-hire, time-to-hire, and ability to defend themselves in lawsuits. That’s all good but with the good often comes some bad.

At niche job board College Recruiter, we see ATS from the vantage point of our employer clients as well as the millions of actively searching recent grads and students who use our site and more passive candidates who we reach via targeted email, targeted mobile banner, and targeted display ad campaigns. As you might expect, many of them get pretty frustrated and the most highly qualified and therefore most sought after candidates tend to give up because, well, they can. (more…)

Posted January 20, 2014 by

College Recruiting Bootcamp at LinkedIn Headquarters on May 5, 2014

Linkedin's HeadquartersLinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, and CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading niche job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, co-hosted their second annual college recruiting conference on Monday, May 5th at LinkedIn’s corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Are you passionate about attracting the next generation of talent to your organization? If so, you wouldn’t have wanted to miss this chance to mingle with and learn from 200 of your peers who felt EXACTLY the same way. This one-day event right in the heart of Silicon Valley brought together the best and brightest hiring managers, college relations professionals, and other human resource leaders for a day of fast-paced learning, networking, and brainstorming.

 

No Selling

As was the case for our 2013 College Recruiting Bootcamp, there was absolutely no selling of any kind during the opening keynote, morning presentations, and afternoon panel discussions. There was no exhibit hall and no sponsors. With the exception of the luncheon keynote by LinkedIn, all presenters and attendees were corporate or government recruiting and human resource professionals. No third party recruiters. No career service office professionals. No vendors. Just your peers. (more…)

Posted December 26, 2013 by

Ted Daywalt’s Presentation at #truCollegeRecruiter NYC: Military & College Recruiting

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by CollegeRecruiter.com niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates. (more…)

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Joey Price Presentation at #truCollegeRecruiter NYC: Candidate Experience from the Student Perspective

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by CollegeRecruiter.com niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates.

As CEO and Chief HR Consultant of Jumpstart:HR, a Managed HR Services Firm, Joey Price oversees the operations of the organization providing trusted Human Resources support and expertise to small and medium sized business across the United States. (more…)

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Gerry Crispin’s Presentation at #truCollegeRecruiter NYC: Candidate Experience

The #truCollegeRecruiter NYC conference was hosted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Times Square, New York headquarters of EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and organized by CollegeRecruiter.com niche job board and #tru recruiting event planners.

The conference brought together about 100 hiring managers, recruiters, and other human resource professionals who wanted to share best practices and learn from each other about how to more efficiently and effectively hire and manage college and university students and recent graduates. (more…)