LinkedIn Today: January’s Top Recruiting News

February 13, 2012

The month of January brought new beginnings for 2012, as well as great recruiting stories shared by your peers on LinkedIn Today. Read on for the most-shared stories of the month.

This editorial piece highlights the art of recruitment. Winning recruiters, the author says, make recruiting look easy: they possess a deeper understanding and invested passion for making possible even the most impossible candidate searches.

As your hiring needs ramp up, how will you quickly separate the good candidates from the best? This article lists five important attributes that every recruiter should be aware of when looking for their next rock star. What do you look for in your interviewees?

In this interview with Mark Murphy, author of Hiring for Attitude, Mark discusses why so many new hires fail so quickly: it all has to do with attitude. He talks about the importance of having not only a great attitude, but also the right attitude that will perfectly match an organization’s unique culture. Do you think that attitude is just as important as technical skill when looking for your next candidate?

Company culture is one of the most important drivers for long-term success. This article takes a look at how companies like Zappos, Starbucks and Google have run with this method to maintain a strong employment brand and attract the best talent. Has your company been investing time in molding culture for your employees?

And finally, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you haven’t decided what goals will propel you forward in your career as a recruiter, this recruiter to-do list for 2012 will help you out. Some of these tips include always getting back to candidates and having more fun. You’ve set your goals, now start living by your word. What’s on your to-do list?

The year has just begun, so let’s keep the momentum going!  For the latest news in staffing and recruiting, visit LinkedIn Today.