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Staffing Advisors Blog

Decide where to post your job ads using this simple trick

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 20, 2014

Back in the olden days, people searched the classified ads for jobs and mailed in a resume. The tech-savvy folks would fax their application. Managers knew where to post their open jobs, and they all went in the local paper.

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Hiring manager mistakes: This isn't eHarmony — and stop with the unicorn job descriptions

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 29, 2014

What do 1 million eHarmony matches say about the notion of “opposites attract?”

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What's the Real Problem with Job Advertising?

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 28, 2014

We humans tend to confuse scarcity with value. We tend to overvalue what is difficult, and undervalue what comes easily. We overvalue what we don’t have and undervalue what we do have. You hear the mental confusion when a recruiter puffs up his chest and intones, "Good people don’t answer job ads."

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Why Your Hiring Process Overlooks Top Performers

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 5, 2014

It’s Tuesday afternoon and Dave, your finance manager, walks into your office with an envelope in his hand. You think, “Uh oh, he’s resigning.”

He indeed resigns, and the moment he leaves you grab the phone to call HR. “I need to replace Dave. Please start recruiting another finance manager, pronto!”

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Job Ads and Missed Connections

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 30, 2013

Brooke, the HR executive at Venus Sprockets Corporation was rushing to post the new opening. She went to all the usual places, Craigslist, The Washington Post, and a few niche job boards. She’d been a loyal customer of those sites for years, so she no longer put much thought into where to post.

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Why job seekers ignore your job advertising

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 8, 2013

I was speaking with a human resources executive a few weeks ago. She told me, "The hiring manager is eager to get his new position posted. He figures if we can post it on Monday, he can be interviewing the following week."
Yeah, we had a good laugh about that.

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Job Posting Strategies for Small Employers

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 8, 2013

I've been surveying the strategies most small employers use to attract new employees. The process looks quite a bit like it did 5 or 10 years ago. Very few employers take into account where the best candidates actually are, and how to best reach them. So when candidate behavior changes, as it has ... most employers miss it because job postings follow tradition. Of course, when you ignore where the best candidates are, you doom your recruiting process from the start.

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One Reason Nobody Great is Answering Your Job Ads

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 18, 2013

Do you want to hire someone who is always finding faster ways to complete tasks? Someone who works efficiently? Someone who is current with technology?

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Small Employer Recruiting Challenges

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 5, 2013

As you might expect, LinkedIn does some research on job seeker behavior. And their findings are pretty interesting.

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Job Seekers Went Mobile, and Left Small Employers Standing Still

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 24, 2013

Where do you think most job seekers begin their search for a new job? Most recruiters will tell you that candidates start by searching on the big job boards like Monster, Dice and CareerBuilder.

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