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Staffing Advisors Blog

How To Respond To Negative Glassdoor Reviews

Posted by Mitch Corlett on May 27, 2015

CEOs are increasingly alarmed about their reviews on Glassdoor and other employer review sites, and how it affects their careers and recruiting prospects. We've dubbed this phenomenon Glassdoor angst. And if you're embarrassed by those reviews, it's easy to overreact. Who likes being made profoundly uncomfortable by someone anonymously bashing your organization? No one wants to have their staffing affected because of some disgruntled former or current employees.

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​Employers: Your Private Matters are Now Public Knowledge

Posted by Bob Corlett on April 15, 2014

Back in the olden days (5 or 10 years ago), you could have a bad day and it would be a private matter, easily forgotten. Rarely would a single bad day turn into an ugly scar, marring your good name for years to come.

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The Amazonification of Recruiting

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 20, 2012

How Does Your Recruiting Stack Up Against My Local Turkey Farm?

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 20, 2012

My Thanksgiving turkey this year will come from a farm ten miles away from my house. (I love local food, but I also like simplicity--I pre-ordered it online). When I first heard about the turkey farm, I did not drive there, I Googled it. Right below their website was a Yelp review.  (Yelp reviews turkey farms ... who knew?) I saw the 5 star ratings and I placed my order in moments. Easy peasy.

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The Lasting Power of First Impressions

Posted by Bob Corlett on December 17, 2010

First impressions are lasting.  From the "thin slicing" (or rapid cognition) described in Blink, to first impressions about the quality of a website, to the snap judgments that happen in job interviews, the science is very clear - people form an opinion in as little as a tenth of a second, and then stick to it.

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Who's That Driving Around in Your Employment Brand?

Posted by Bob Corlett on December 16, 2010

Hiring managers, who is that behind the wheel of your employment brand? You've had 5 internal meetings to discuss the language on your new website, but then you hired a contingent recruiter to work on your job opening after talking to them on the phone for what, half an hour?

What exactly are they telling people about you, your company, and your open job?

When you engage an executive search firm, you hand over your reputation as an employer. The search consultant is authorized to represent you (for the duration of their engagement).  t's like handing over the keys to your car ... with your company name emblazoned on the side of it. They ARE your employment brand while they are behind the wheel.  And remember, they are talking to a lot of people about your company.

So how much control do you have over what they say? In most cases, none at all.  So yeah, you probably want to know who you are dealing with, what their reputation is, and precisely what they will say about your job opportunity.

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When "More Recruiting" Just Makes Things Worse

Posted by Bob Corlett on June 9, 2010

I think most organizations do too little recruiting, not working hard enough to find the right people who can really drive results.

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Social Media Only Makes Recruiting Fundamentals More Important

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 5, 2010

Every day I see more recruiters starting to engage with social media.  Understanding social media is no longer optional for recruiting professionals, your career will suffer if you are a Twidiot. But one of the most common mistakes I see from newbies is to assume the social media platforms are a strategy, or that somehow just using the tools will make much difference in their results.  ("Yup I tweeted my job posting, the resumes should be pouring in now").

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