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Mining for Gold that is already there!!

ATS, HRIS, CRM what do all of these have in common? Answer almost every company has them, but most do not use them right. To that end let the mining or more correctly strip mining begin. READ…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 12, 2017 at 6:51pm — No Comments

What do candidates really want from staffing process??

What do candidates really want from staffing process??

What do candidates really want from staffing process? How do they really feel they should be treated? What is good candidate service and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 15, 2017 at 4:45pm — No Comments

The Call!!

So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the person they are talking to seems interested, they might talk more about the position. If the candidate does not…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 8, 2017 at 4:45pm — No Comments

A great way to measure a good Staffing Professional!!!

Candidate and Client Satisfaction!!!- Well this is one of the most important issues for a recruiter/staffing professional. It is not just about filling positions. It is about having a good relationship with your client…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

The Makeup of a great Staffing Professional!!

The Makeup of a great Staffing Professional!!

So what is the secret sauce to being a great Staffing Professional? That is a question that has been debated for years, so I figured it’s time to answer it. …

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 25, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Analysis Paralysis!!

Over the last few months I have posted numerous posts about staffing matrixes. The main point was to not over analyze or get so caught up in the different stats and matrixes that you forget the who, what , when , how and why of the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 19, 2017 at 8:16am — No Comments

Is resume optimizing cheating?



So recently I reposted a few posts to help people looking for work. One of the posts was about optimizing a resume for ATS and resume databases. I posted or reposted it, and got some interesting feedback form a few recruiters. One said I was telling their secrets, that…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 11, 2017 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

One way I have found to be very successful as a staffing professional is to Treat every opening like a project and use the basic PM steps to ensure you do the job right. Step one is to do needs…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on January 4, 2017 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Using 5W & H is the key to everything!!

The 5W & H stands for; who, what, when, where, how and why. If we are doing things right these 6 words are always used, will always provide the information and answers we need and are the key to success. R…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 14, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Don’t forget to Sell the Candidate Hiring Manager!!

Don’t forget to Sell the Candidate Hiring Manager!!



Every candidate should leave “your Company” with a positive impression regardless of the outcome of the interview. All candidates have friends who will inevitably hear about positive or negative…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list as of 12/23/14 and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 16, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments

SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity!!

SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity!!

 

SOM- Staffing Organization Maturity, is simply put the maturity of a company or organization as it relates to HR and Staffing. This correlates to the process,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 9, 2016 at 3:08pm — No Comments

The Call!!

So often when calling a potential candidate, most recruiters go into their sales pitch about a position they are looking to fill, if the person they are talking to seems interested, they might talk more about the position. READ…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 2, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Keeping a remote team a team!!

One of the biggest issue that staffing organizations and for that matter any organization faces, in the advent of remote workers, is how to keep and make a remote team a team. Read…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 26, 2016 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Strings, Strings and more Strings!!

Strings, Strings and more Strings!!

So as most of you know I blogged about 25+ posts of search strings. However 1 thing has been made clear to me. Some people did not read the initial post.…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 19, 2016 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Looking for Predetermined responses can cost you candidate!

Throughout my career there is one thing I have noticed out of novice recruiters, interviewers, HR personnel, companies who are young or in experienced with hiring and recruiting and hiring managers. That is the "predetermined response". The predetermined response is the response…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 12, 2016 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Interview Feedback



Okay we have read interviewing 101, we have read BTOS, and we have read conducting the interview. Now Feedback





Interview Feedback

Should we hire the candidate or notAt the end of your interview you should be able to say whether you…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 1, 2016 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Conducting the Interview

Conducting the Interview

During the interview your goal is to gather information so you can make a solid hiring recommendation. It is important to remember that candidates come from a variety of sources. Not all candidates want to interview with Your…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 24, 2016 at 6:23pm — No Comments

The BTOS Interviewing System

The BTOS Interviewing System
The premise behind the BTOS (Business, Targeted, Open Door, Sequential Interviewing system) is utilizing behavioral interviewing and Looklisology (see previous blog posting on Looklisology) and Probing questioning to combine and…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 17, 2016 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Interviewing 101!!

Interviewing 101!!

Over the last 2-3 months I have been hit up about interviewing. Different interviewing styles, questions, setup etc. I remembered a set of posting I did a little over 2 years ago about this subject, and figured it was time to bring them…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 10, 2016 at 6:01pm — No Comments

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