Lessons on Hiring & Firing from Ray Bixler, CEO of SkillSurvey

Went to Venturef0rth, a co-working space in Philadelphia, to hear Ray Bixler, President & CEO of SkillSurvey, speak on hiring and firing to build your dream team. Ray highlighted some tried and true hiring techniques and practices, while also bringing to light some newer tools and approaches: Leverage employee referrals: Your employees are well equipped judges of […]

Are You a Talent Mixologist?

This is a re-post from Philadelphia SHRM’s blog by Everett Reiss, PSHRM HR Thought Leadership Technology in the Workplace Chair, and editor of down2thehire.com. Am I a Talent Mixologist? This question popped into my head the other day, while reading Peter Cappelli‘s book Talent on Demand: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty. Cappelli writes […]

How to do a Job Analysis for FREE

Last week, Lori Goldsmith, senior HR business partner at Tomlin Staffing wrote about how the #1 recruiting mistake that hiring mangers make is not understanding the real job.  Before spending hundreds of dollars and hours on job postings and interviews, she wrote, “first you must understand your organization’s ‘real’ needs.” Lori went onto recommend conducting a […]

Engage Multiple Recruiters at Once with BountyJobs.com

This is a re-post from the Philadelphia SHRM Blog. If you’re looking to engage recruiters for your next hire, check out BountyJobs.com. This site lets you post a job, engage multiple headhunters of your choosing, and pay the agreed upon “bounty” to the headhunter who submitted the candidate you hired. Here’s how BountyJobs works: Click […]

Should you Google your top job candidates?

Using Linkedin and Google to Screen Job Candidates SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) recently released a survey that shows that a small number of organizations use search engine results and social networking websites to screen candidates. SHRM’s Social Networking and Online Searches for Screening Job Candidates provides some interesting statistics: Only 26% of organizations […]