Glassdoor reveals its newest report on the 25 Best Cities for Jobs. These 25 cities were ranked on hiring opportunity, cost of living, and job satisfaction. The list also includes each city’s median pay for employees, median home value, job satisfaction rating, number of current job openings and population. Check it out:
Matt Charney doing what Matt Charney does best, providing the pork sans lipstick. “Recruiting might be broken, but it’s up to recruiters to fix it – and there’s no tool or technology on earth that can actually do it for you.” If you are not onboard you might want to consider it, because the ship is heading back to port.
Every day, I’m lucky enough to get to talk to the people on the cutting edge of the recruiting technology industry; most of these are entrepreneurs who share a passion for their mostly cookie cutter products and the belief that, somehow, they’re going to help fix recruiting, which every single one seems to think is either “broken” or “a problem.”
The problem, at least as I see it, is actually entirely the creation of these companies looking to create a market for solutions and, in doing so, adding unnecessary layers of complexity to something that’s pretty straightforward and simple. Recruiting isn’t that hard.
If you know how to source, how to soft sell a candidate in the guise of a screen and how to present and package those candidates to hiring managers, you can fill a position with or without social, mobile, big data or automated matching algorithms.
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A Great read from Shally Steckler, President of The Sourcing Institute on the diminishing role of broadcast recruiting, the growing sophistication of potential candidates and the ways and means necessary to engage them via Sourcing!
Rumor has it that job boards are diminishing in relevance and becoming less effective hiring tools with each passing day. Experts love flogging this subject to draw attention to themselves; some going as far as predicting job boards will soon be obsolete, others touting panaceas promising to be the final answer to everyone’s recruitment woes. Check it out: