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  • Is Talent Today Active, Passive or Neither? 3 Recruiting Pros Weigh In

    March 23, 2017

    The recruiting industry has long talked about “purple squirrels” — but it’s talked about “passive candidates” even longer (LinkedIn guilty as charged). The notion is that when comparing people actively looking for a job to those that are happily employed (or “passive candidates”), the happy employees are more valuable, yet harder to recruit. But what about...

  • Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen Candidates for Emotional Intelligence

    March 22, 2017

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic right now. So hot that it caused a lot of controversy on ABC’s The Bachelor, where one contestant told another that she “lacked the emotional intelligence” to be with this season’s bachelor. Burn. However, most discussions about emotional intelligence are happening beyond such high quality TV (wink) in relation to job...

  • The Incredible Tale of How a Crafty Recruiter Transformed a Frog Into a Purple Squirrel

    March 21, 2017

    Note: I have this from trusted sources that the following is no fairy tale. Many years ago, in the land of Spamalittle, King Rter lived in a castle surrounded by a moat filled with frogs, croaking day and night. In his quest to maintain rule over his kingdom, Rter needed more mighty knights to fight dragons, battle the omnipresent tax collector and fully...

  • Why “Interactive Recruiting” Is the Future of Talent...

    March 21, 2017

    At least several times each day, I get pitched new recruiting technology. I honestly can’t believe how much money is being spent...

  • Announcing 2017's Top Social Recruiters Across Asia Pacific

    March 20, 2017

    If you take a look at recruitment in a traditional sense, its definition has completely transformed in just the last decade. What used...

  • The 3 Key Insights From Gallup’s Long-Awaited Workforce...

    March 20, 2017

    A whopping 90% of employees are “open to new opportunities,” according to a LinkedIn survey. In other words,they’ll jump ship and join...