Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

The Art of Conducting Job Interviews

By Anadi Upadhyaya 

wowI have always enjoyed the process of identifying, attracting and selecting the best talent. Hiring is one of those processes which uses both science (i.e. data science) and art. There are tools and techniques which help you to attract and shortlist candidates worthy for a job interview. Recruiting tools embedded with insightful analytics and various forms of preliminary tests help you to understand candidates better, but final selection is mostly a human driven process and it’s not yet a science.

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Monday Mar 17, 2014

What Does Kevin Bacon have to do with Recruiting?

By Mike Vilimek

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Most of you have probably heard of it. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game invented in 1994 where players challenge each other to find the shortest path of connections between a given actor and Kevin Bacon, where two actors are connected if they have appeared in a movie or commercial together. The game was based on the Six Degrees of Separation concept.

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Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Hitachi Transforms Human Capital Management Practices to Embrace Social Sourcing

By Alison Weiss - Originally posted on Profit

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Talent sourcing and recruiting have always focused on connecting employers with skilled candidates, but today more organizations are taking advantage of social media to improve the chances of making a good match. In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management reported that 77 percent of organizations used social networking sites to recruit potential job candidates in 2012 compared to just 56 percent in 2011. 

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Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

Can Your Candidates Apply for Jobs on Mobile Devices? Marriott’s Can.

By Mike Vilimek

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Recently, Oracle HCM customer Marriot International garnered some press for rolling out a new mobile website allowing their job seekers to easily apply for positions via their mobile devices. A Washington Post article had this say:

“With its new offering, Marriott is hoping to position itself at the leading edge of what it expects will be a major transformation in the way talent acquisition takes place."

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Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

7 Steps To Cut Recruiting Costs & Drive Exceptional Business Results

By Steve Viarengo - Originally posted on Oracle for Midsize Companies

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In good times, trimming operational costs is an ongoing goal. In tough times, it’s a necessity. In both good times and bad, however, recruiting occurs. Growth increases headcount in good times, and opportunistic or replacement hiring occurs in slow business cycles. By employing creative recruiting strategies in tandem with the latest technology developments, you can reduce recruiting costs while driving exceptional business results.

Here are some critical areas to focus on.

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Monday Dec 02, 2013

Referrals 2.0: What HCM Has Learned From Groupon and the “Like” Button

By Jim Milton - Originally posted on Oracle Applications

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There are a billion consumers connected to one another via social networks. One billion of us! That’s a lot of eyeballs and a lot of opportunity for marketers to reach us online. They can choose to interrupt our conversations with low-performing display ads, or become the topic of conversation so that we spread the word more naturally through trusted recommendations and referrals. Marketers are increasingly choosing the latter because of its effectiveness. And employers have caught on to the concept with an eye toward driving talent referrals and job sharing.

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Thursday Nov 28, 2013

Recruiting Goes Social: How to Turn Connections—Yours and Your Employees’— into Quality Recruits: Part 2

By Stephanie Lepow - Originally posted on Oracle Cloud Solutions

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In Part 1 of our post on social recruiting,we talked about tapping the goldmine of your employees’ social connections to generate high quality referrals. Getting an effective employee referral program in place will have a huge impact on your recruiting efforts. But that’s not the only social avenue to explore.

The next place to look for great talent is your own community of fans and followers.If you’ve nurtured your social networks and provided authentic and interesting information, you already have a pool of potential candidates who are passionate about your brand. Why not mine this group to see if your next top performer is waiting in the wings?

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Monday Nov 25, 2013

Recruiting Goes Social: How to Turn Connections—Yours and Your Employees’— into Quality Recruits: Part 1

By Stephanie Lepow - Originally posted on Oracle Cloud Solutions

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The cloud isn’t the only technology innovation to change the way we work—consider social. If you’re a recruiter, you know that social has changed the game. So how do you make it work for you?

It’s not just about the sheer volume of people on social media, it’s about the fact that by using smart social outreach, you can more easily zero in quality talent, in less time and for less money than you’d spend using traditional channels. Rather than hunting for the needle in the haystack that is the ideal recruit, top candidates will come to you.

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