Headhunters and Recruiters

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The Impact of the Hawthorne Effect on Productivity at Work

The Hawthorne effect (also referred to as the observer effect) refers to a phenomenon whereby individuals improve or modify an aspect of their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. In other words, it refers to an increase in worker productivity produced by the psychological stimulus of being singled out and made to feel important.

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Cold-Calling a Headhunter – From Strategy to Success

High-caliber headhunters are considered to be the gatekeepers for the most exclusive career opportunities. Most people believe that, as a rule, headhunters contact candidates. But would this arrangement work in reverse? The answer is simple – yes, if you know how to do it right. Executive search recruiters explain how candidates can successfully contact headhunters. One thing is…

5 ways to build relationships with executive recruiters

5 Ways to Build Relationships with Executive Recruiters 

With many industries, the cliche holds true: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Today, many recruiters and headhunters are more easily accessible to high quality candidates. So how can you, as a candidate, build relationships with executive recruiters? Hayley Stanton of ExecutiveConnexions has some tips on how you can strengthen your network, and improve your chances of finding your next career opportunity.

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Inside the Mind of a Recruiter: The 6-Second CV Challenge

The interview process begins with your introduction to the company. In most cases, your resume decides your first impression. But recruiters are notoriously experienced when it comes to resume review. In fact, they say it takes only 6 seconds for a hiring manager to determine if you’re a good fit for the position. Today, the team at ResumeGenius has created a way for candidates to see inside the mind of a recruiter.

Test your own HR skills and see how you measure up in the 6 Second Resume Challenge – scan the CV’s presented to you for no more than 6 seconds, and decide if they’re a good fit for a position as an entry-level employee at a call center. Choose “Keep” or “Trash.” Once you’re finished, you can view the “right” answers to learn what you should’ve been looking for. Then read on below to see how you can use this information to improve your own career journey.

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Active Sourcing as a New Recruitment Strategy [VIDEO]

Companies have been dealing with a lack of skilled workers for quite some time already. Due to demographic and geographic trends all over the world, the job market seems to be in a state of disrepair. Companies are desperately looking for qualified candidates to fill their vacancies. This is where Active Sourcing, or the active search for great candidates, comes into play. Today, we’ll explain why Active Sourcing as a new recruitment strategy is so important, and the opportunities that it offers both companies and candidates.