Happy April Fools!

Happy April Fools!

Happy April Fools’ Day from the Openreq Team!  Here is a little April Fools History via National Calendar:  There are different theories as to the beginning of April Fools Day. “The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392).  In the 1392 writings by Chaucer,Canterbury Tales, the “Nun’s Priest’s Tale” is set […]

15 Great Sourcing Resources

15 Great Sourcing Resources

As a recruiter, it’s critical that you stay aware of new developments in recruitment services and job boards. Sometimes a new one comes along that can truly help you in sourcing candidates. Also, these sites are good spurs for coming up with new ideas for your own work. So, in that spirit, let’s take a […]

How To Compete With Employed Job Seekers

How To Compete With Employed Job Seekers

It’s hard enough to land a good job in today’s sputtering economy, but now it’s going to get even harder.  More and more people who already have a job have started to enter the job market.  They’re amping up the competition and creating a new challenge for those who are out of work: how do […]

9 Must Dos The Day Before Your Big Job Interview

9 Must Dos The Day Before Your Big Job Interview

The Job Interview is a critical aspect of the hiring process. You have already made it past the resume overview and now it is time for you to have what might be the only face-to-face interaction with your potential employer before they decide to hire you or not.  It is essential that you put your […]

Changing Your ATS Is Easier Than You Think

Changing Your ATS Is Easier Than You Think

Remember the days when it took an act of God to migrate from one software application to another?  It literally felt like doomsday when the announcement was made to the entire company, didn’t it? Worse yet, what if it was your company-wide database?  That used to be the case in the recruiting field, when the […]

Transferable Skills Wanted

Transferable Skills Wanted

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

Buzzword Job Titles Are Loosing Popularity

Buzzword Job Titles Are Loosing Popularity

Catchy (at times silly) Buzzword job titles have been in style for years, particularly in the tech fields. Many companies sought out top-notch workers by labeling them “gurus,” “ninjas,” and even “wizards.” It appears these zany job titles are now on a downward trend. From their peak in late 2012 to the end of 2014, […]

How To Be A Vacation Supportive Workplace [Infographic]

How To Be A Vacation Supportive Workplace [Infographic]

Happy National Vacation Commitment Day from the Openreq team. With the goal of eliminating America’s overworked epidemic, nonprofit organization Take Back Your Time announced the launch of its Vacation Commitment Initiative. According to HR.com “The program was presented to hundreds of HR professionals attending The Future of Work conference in Nashville, Tennessee on March 17.” […]

The Best Tricks For Super Productivity

The Best Tricks For Super Productivity

By planning your day in advance you can make sure you are busy doing the things that will make you money. This week’s canvassing is next week’s jobs. Try spending half an hour at the end of each day preparing for the next day. Make yourself a daily and weekly activity schedule. Have a target […]

Skills Testing In The Recruitment Process

Skills Testing In The Recruitment Process

The biggest frustration I hear from colleagues in the staffing business is why a client wouldn’t even look at a candidate that has “90% of the skill set they asked for.”  This usually leads to a recruiter being annoyed with an account rep for not getting that person “in the door,” and the account rep […]

How Companies Use Social Media To Attract Top Talent In 2015

How Companies Use Social Media To Attract Top Talent In 2015

Social media is increasingly becoming a vital tool for recruiters and companies to attract top talent. Universum recently conducted a survey to find out how the top 400 largest companies in the US use social media. The results indicate that a large percentage of organizations are still struggling to achieve high levels of engagement within social media. Undercover Recruiter explains […]

Top 5 LinkedIn Job Seeking Tips

Top 5 LinkedIn Job Seeking Tips

 Find your dream job in 2015 with these data-backed tips via LinkedIn! We found these in a recent LinkedIn slideshare.   Be ready when opportunity comes knocking. A complete profile will make you more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. Increase Your Profile Views… by adding your two most recent work positions, listing your skills […]

The Secrets Of Salary Negotiation

The Secrets Of Salary Negotiation

You have a lot more power than you think you do in salary negotiations. While today’s employers are tricky when they make a job offer, often beginning with a low ball salary offer, many hiring managers will make a 2nd or 3rd offer if a candidate seems unwilling to accept the first one they put on the […]

Americans, Stop Working On Your Days Off!

Americans, Stop Working On Your Days Off!

America leads the pack on working through the weekend. You… hardworking bunch, we recommend you stop working on your days off. Of course sometimes it is necessary, but usually that is not the case. According to Lifehacker, part of this is due to part-time or secondary jobs, but, as productivity blog Raptitude explains, we’re also just […]

Happy World Back Up Day [Infographic]

Happy World Back Up Day [Infographic]

Today is World Backup day so get started saving all your files. The following infographic by Clooudwards.net argues why every day should be a world back up day. Once a year isn’t enough and here is why.      We also recommend you read  “Women’s History Month: 4 Facts To Celebrate Women In Business” Want […]

Ransom Notes From The Office Sandwich Thief

Ransom Notes From The Office Sandwich Thief

An oldie but a goodie, we thought it was appropriate to resurface these hilarious ransom notes from August 2014 in honor of April Fools Day this upcoming Wednesday.  In an anonymous office Somewhere in the world, sandwiches were repeatedly disappearing from the fridge. The frustrated owner then posted a note calling out the unknown sandwich […]

The Don’t’s Of April Fools Office Pranks

The Don’t’s Of April Fools Office Pranks

April fools is around the corner meaning pranksters in offices across the country will rejoice and begin putting their favorite co-worker’s stapler in a jello mold. During this time things can quickly go from funny to HR nightmare. Below are some Don’ts via HR.com on how to have a happy productive April Fools. DON’T do physical jokes. It’s best […]

5 Morning Office Pranks To Start April Fools’ Day Right

5 Morning Office Pranks To Start April Fools’ Day Right

Get ready for April Fools this upcoming Wednesday with the following list of 5 morning office pranks. According to Mashable, pranks are more successful first thing in the morning, before the person being tricked has had enough coffee to suspect anything. Muahahahaha!  1.) Pull a Jim from “The Office”. Take a token item from the […]

The 10 Most Hated Employees [Infographic]

The 10 Most Hated Employees [Infographic]

 A workplace filled with motivated and satisfied individuals who work together in team spirit without back biting and complaining is a dream of most employers as well as employees. However, in reality there could be many individuals in any workplace that cause dissent and disharmony and are disliked by almost all around including their bosses. […]

Your Guide To Creating A Fear Based Culture

Your Guide To Creating A Fear Based Culture

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

Who Do You Blame Now?

Who Do You Blame Now?

You invested a lot of time and energy developing the presentation.  When you delivered it, you dotted all the “I’s” and crossed the “T’s”, covered all the bases, and satisfactorily answered all of the prospect’s questions.  Instead of a buying decision, however, all you received was the prospect’s promise to give your presentation ‘careful consideration’ […]

Tricks Of The Tradeshow

Tricks Of The Tradeshow

So you have registered and prepared for your trade show or job fair.  You have all the essential pieces in tow and are ready to set up.  Inevitably there is always something that is missed; promotional items left behind, the flower arrangement for the presentation area, not enough staff….where are the water bottles….and the list […]

Help Your Clueless Interviewer & And Snag The Job

Help Your Clueless Interviewer & And Snag The Job

A great manager does not equal a great interviewer….If you encounter a lousy interviewer lifehacker shared some invaluable advice from Ask A Manager. How do you know your interview isn’t so great. Trust your gut. If the interview seems too short or just is not going well, ask a few key questions at the end. […]

5 Savvy Internet Job Search Strategies

5 Savvy Internet Job Search Strategies

The Internet has become an integral component in almost everyone’s job search. Despite its power to remove boundaries, using the Internet in your job search is not without risk. Savvy strategies will help promote your search and protect personal information, while keeping the job search under wraps from your current employer.   Don’t Get Scammed […]

Why Data Empowers Recruiters to Hire Better, Faster [Infographic]

Why Data Empowers Recruiters to Hire Better, Faster [Infographic]

When there is an overwhelming number of job reqs to fill and a long list of hiring manager requirements for “the one perfect candidate,” it’s hard to find time and be super analytical about the hiring process.    We also recommend you read. “Take A Vacation Already!”Want to receive more articles like this to your […]

Adecco Survey Results Indicate Young Job Seekers Are Struggling With The Job Search

Adecco Survey Results Indicate Young Job Seekers Are Struggling With The Job Search

Leading recruitment company Adecco, recently conducted a survey on young job seekers. The results revealed that of those 16-24 year olds actively seeking work, they have on average applied for eleven jobs in the last 12 months but have only secured two interviews. Of that same group, one in ten haven’t secured a single interview. […]

10 Cute 404 Error Pages To Delight Visitors

10 Cute 404 Error Pages To Delight Visitors

A pesky 404 error page can be super annoying…. unless you are clever, Hubsport reports, “We’ve all seen them before: the frustrating little pages that appear when you click a broken link on a website. Maybe the developer forgot to remove that link when they deleted that blog post. Or maybe they updated the site and an extra […]

Women’s History Month: 4 Facts To Celebrate Women In Business

Women’s History Month: 4 Facts To Celebrate Women In Business

“There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked.” —Madeleine M. Kunin. Despite the challenges ahead, lets take time to celebrate women in business. As March, Women’s History Month comes to an end, here are some […]

Gamification Is The Key To Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Gamification Is The Key To Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Companies are increasingly turning to gamification to learn what employees want. According to Undercover Recruiter, “Gamification has been used by companies to engage their customers for some time now, using social media and mobile technologies to deliver contests, challenges and rewards. Now, however, enterprises are beginning to uncover the value that games can add inside […]

5 Reasons Zombies Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Recruiters

5 Reasons Zombies Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Recruiters

If you’re like a lot of people, you’re completely captivated by AMC’s post-zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead. If you’re like me, zombies aren’t really your thing, but your husband is so into it that you figured it’d be easier to suffer a few nightmares than sacrifice Sunday nights together and you ended up liking […]

Should Your Team Attend That Conference? These 9 Questions Will Help Your Decide

Should Your Team Attend That Conference? These 9 Questions Will Help Your Decide

While Conferences for you and your team can be invaluable, they also have a high cost attached: taking time “off,” traveling, paying for the conference itself (and the promotional material), not to mention and what you’ll actually do once you get there. So how can you figure out whether a conference is “worth it” to […]

3 Destructive Habits HR Leaders Need To Ditch

3 Destructive Habits HR Leaders Need To Ditch

Alex Alonso, PhD. SHRM-SCP, wrote up a great piece on SHRM about the habits of destructive HR leaders. He makes a valuable point that although there are a plethora of leadership articles out there, not enough of them are specific to profession. HR in particular is widely overlooked as a platform for leadership.  According to Alonso, “In a review […]

3 Simple Networking Tips

3 Simple Networking Tips

Here are three simple and proven networking tips.   Show your target list to friends and acquaintances:  Give your friends a copy of your target list.  Give them a new one from time to time as you revise it.  This will remind them to keep their eyes open for information, knowledgeable people, and insiders.  Ask […]

How To Perform A Gap Analysis

How To Perform A Gap Analysis

By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CLTMC, CCM, CJSS, CPRW   To help you determine right fit positions, and ensure you meet the qualifications for posted positions, you may want to engage in a gap analysis exercise to determine if you are the ‘right fit’ for the target jobs. Begin by reviewing a target job announcement. […]

When Should I Tell & When Should I Ask?

When Should I Tell & When Should I Ask?

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

Small Business Difficulties With HR Administration [Infographic]

Small Business Difficulties With HR Administration [Infographic]

Regardless of the size of the business, HR administration is a challenging job. But according to new research, HR pros at smaller firms have their own unique set of challenges — and rewards. See infographic to learn more.     We also recommend you read  “What The Interviewer Is Really Asking” Want to receive more […]

Why Organizations Are Hosting A Day Of Meditation For Their Employees

Why Organizations Are Hosting A Day Of Meditation For Their Employees

Written by: Charece Newell, MSILR   Meditation is now the new biggest thing; it is a practice in which an individual trains the mind to relax. Organizations are always looking for ways to bring wellness to the work place. They say meditation covers a broad variety of practices that can help build internal energy, develop […]

Don’t Get Blindsided With A Nationwide Criminal Search

Don’t Get Blindsided With A Nationwide Criminal Search

When the Acme Staffing Agency hired contract worker John Doe to work for some of their top legal clients, they based their decision on John’s credentials, his high-level recommendations and they even ran a Nationwide Criminal Background Check. The agency placed John in a temp-to-hire position with their top client, a downtown law firm that […]

Motivation & Habit

Motivation & Habit

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.   Motivation is the force that keeps pushing us on, it’s our drive to achieve, produce and develop. Motivation relies on self-confidence, positive thinking, focus, strong goals and a motivating environment.   To find out what really motivates you, you first need to […]

LinkedIn & Your Career Search – What Is It Good For?

LinkedIn & Your Career Search – What Is It Good For?

According to hiring circles, up to 85% of recruiters, hiring managers, and HR personnel will review your online presence prior to making a hiring decision. If you don’t have or have a poor online presence, it could hinder your job search. LinkedIn offers an easy way to improve your online presence and your visibility that […]

Milestones For Successful Job Searches

Milestones For Successful Job Searches

Manage your job search just as you would a well-organized project and you will be able to place yourself in a new position! By meeting milestones you will feel more in control of your job search.   1)    Identify Target Companies   Use traditional and Internet strategies to identify companies of interest. Network with professional […]

Seeds Of Faith

Seeds Of Faith

“Just as an inferno begins with but a spark, a field grows vast and plentiful from the sprinkling of seeds” ~ Stephanie Fries ~  In today’s world of business, each step is critical and you cannot afford to have a misstep.  Your competition are right on your heals, in your customers lobby and they are […]

Innovative Ideas For HR [Infographic]

Innovative Ideas For HR [Infographic]

Great infographic on innovative ideas for employee retention and acknowledgement. Check it out!     We also recommend you read  “Besides Improved Salary, What Do Employees Really Want In 2015″ Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here.  Read the source article at Pinterest

Is Expecting Everyone To Attend College A Good Idea?

Is Expecting Everyone To Attend College A Good Idea?

Let me spare you the suspense and tell you probably not.  We have spent decades and millions of debt dollars trying to convince people to go to college and get that perfect job.  In the meantime, we have thousands of skilled positions that go unfilled (truck drivers, plumbers, electricians etc) every year.  Our entire education […]

Consider These Tips Before Changing Careers

Consider These Tips Before Changing Careers

So you’re not happy with your current occupation and are considering a career change. If you’re wondering whether your decision is the right one, just let me help you analyze your current job situation.  It’s important to take a serious look at the many possibilities and outcomes before you jump into a new career or […]

How To Show Employers You Are The Perfect Fit!

How To Show Employers You Are The Perfect Fit!

Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC GetInterviews.com   Observing others in the job search process may make it seem as though everyone else has all the luck in making the right contacts and easily landing a coveted position.  Upon closer inspection, you can just as readily identify many small steps that may help you become one of […]

Be Brave….5 Seconds At A Time

Be Brave….5 Seconds At A Time

Becoming a great salesperson takes courage…the courage to do things that make you uncomfortable.  Fortunately, you only have to exhibit that courage five seconds at a time. Truly uncomfortable events happen infrequently but usually at critical times.  And, when those critical times occur, they typically last no longer than five seconds.  The problem is that, […]

Does Your Organization Need A Team Building Retreat?

Does Your Organization Need A Team Building Retreat?

Team building practices can range from simple bonding exercises to complex simulations. The overall goal of team building retreats is to develop a team by increasing the teams understanding of team dynamics and improve how the team works together. Team building is an important factor in any environment especially in an organization. Its focus is […]

Online Time Management Disasters [Infographic]

Online Time Management Disasters [Infographic]

 We all love the internet, but sometimes it can be our worst enemy…as in, those times when we actually want to get something important accomplished, but quickly get sidetracked by an online diversion. As a public service, online clock would like to remind you to set an online timer to avoid these common pitfalls.   […]

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