Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-out

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Recruitment: The Candidate Opt-outShared from missc on 14 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time in the HR/recruiting industry invariably will have been on the wrong end of candidate opting out of an application process. There are of course a multitude of reasons why this might happen, a lot of which are outside of our control, but sadly in a large amount of cases, accountability rests on the shoulders of the agent/HR pro and in a lot of cases this can have significant ramifications. For example, in agency-land the client can quickly lose faith in an agent’s ability to close the recruitment loop. In internal talent acquisition you will be held accountable for the cost associated with the time spent resulting in a no-hire etc. Not to mention the pounding your reputation could take from the candidate or client perspective if it a regular occurrence. Sadly in HR and recruitment the candidate opt-out is an evil that will always play a part in our role but if we ensure adequate focus on the quality of our communication and efficiency of our processes, the risk will be largely minimized. It’s not rocket science by any means, but it’s good to not lose sight of the basics as our experience grows.Clarity is King: Grey areas are the mortal enemy of any recruiter. When talking to a candidate, the more details that go undiscussed or the more inaccurate the information you give the applicant, the higher the no-hire’o’meter will rise. When talking to a candidate, if you get the impression that any details you’ve divulged about the remit, remuneration package, location or pertinent skills managed to raise the candidate’s eyebrows and perhaps caused un-easiness, DRILL DOWN!. Don’t be happy with getting a half-hearted approval to flick a CV to a client/hiring manager. Ultimately all you will be doing is facilitating the beginning of a fact finding mission for the candidate (which they will opt out of as soon as any facts they don’t like arise) as opposed to offering up all the facts and ascertaining that they are your/clients next superstar. Yes, your CV submittal rate will be higher but your conversion rate will stink.Recruit in a timely manner, without lacking substance. Anyone who has read my previous blog post (Why the long……process) will know my thoughts on drawn out, lengthy recruitment processes. IMO, if a recruiter or HR pro must ask a candidate to go through a 6 stage process in order for them to ascertain suitability, or if they lack the ability to consult properly with their clients/hiring managers around why this is not needed, then there is some serious training required. Personally, I’m a fan of a robust phone screening process followed by a panel interview or a well put together 2 stage interview process. Keeping in mind the candidate experience, neither option would be arduous but will give more than adequate time to ensure a full screening process.As I said, by no means rocket science but I’d suggest just keeping these two things in mind will largely contribute to overall recruitment success rate and conversion ratios. Read full article last_img read more

Aryzta underlying profit crashes more than 70%

first_imgAryzta has reported steep declines in profit and earnings – but insists the business is well placed for future growth.Announcing its results for the year to 31 July 2018, the international baked goods giant reported a 9.5% fall in revenue to €3,435m (£3,057m), down 1.2% on an organic basis. European revenue fell 1.6% to €1,710.6m (£1,522m), but grew 0.9% on an organic basis.Earnings were hit by factors including the butter price hike and Brexit concerns in Europe, and by labour and distribution cost increases in the US.Underlying net profit fell 72.3% to €49.6m (£44.6m), while underlying EBITDA declined by 28.2% to €301.8m (£268.7m). The firm’s EBITDA margin declined 230 points to 8.8%.The results come in the year Aryzta has made a string of senior appointments, including a new CEO, CFO, chief strategy officer, chief people officer, general counsel and new CEOs of both the North American and European businesses.Following a review, it has developed a business plan focused on the frozen bakery market. Activity has included a cost reduction programme designed to drive €200m (£178m) in savings over a three-year period with annual targeted run-rate savings.The business has also sold the Cloverhill and La Rousse business, and sold its stake in Signature Flatbreads back to its founders.“During the 2018 financial year, the board has worked to refocus the strategy, rebuild the management team and put the business back on the path to stability, performance and growth,” stated Aryzta.The company is raising up to €800m (£712m) of equity capital to reduce debt and give the business the finances to fund the turnaround programme.Aryzta said the benefits of the funding would include: improved liquidity and financial flexibility; enabling the business to maximise the value of disposals; providing greater certainty for its customers and suppliers; and providing funding for other investment projects.“After completion of the capital increase, Aryzta believes it will be well positioned to deliver on its key objectives of stabilising its business and driving performance and growth by exploiting the potential of the steadily growing frozen bakery market through strengthening customer relationships and improving operational efficiency,” stated the company.For the coming financial year, Aryzta expects underlying performance to be stable, with mid-to-high single-digit organic EBITDA growth.last_img read more

Grateful Dead Shares Pro-Shot ‘He’s Gone’ Footage From Unreleased 1989 Show [Watch]

first_imgOn May 11th, theaters everywhere will be showing previously-unreleased footage of a classic Grateful Dead show, highlighting the band’s performance at the Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, MA on July 2nd, 1989. The Meet-Up At The Movies event brings Deadheads together nationwide, screening not only the concert but also behind-the-scenes footage from Dead & Company’s tour.Dead & Company Announces Upcoming Performance On Jimmy Kimmel LiveIn anticipation of this fun event, the Dead has shared footage of the “He’s Gone” from that show. You can enjoy it below:This is the second video that the Grateful Dead has released ahead of the screening; “Tennessee Jed” hit YouTube a few weeks ago. Watch that here.last_img

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Announce Major Fall Tour With Special ‘Masquerade Ball’ Shows

first_imgBeloved guitarist Tom Hamilton is set to hit the road hard with his group American Babies this fall! Hamilton is a tour-de-force in the live music scene, playing with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy & The Kids, Electron and more, but his home is right here with American Babies. Having just released their recent album An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark, Hamilton and co will hit the road for a major fall tour that includes stops at festivals like Catskill Chill, Luna Light and more!The tour has some unique performances lined up, including a handful of dates that will be “Masquerade Ball” themed. Live For Live Music is proud to be a presenting partner for two of these exciting performances, including a Masquerade Ball on October 29th at the Tonic Room in Chicago, IL (ticket info here) and another on November 5th at American Beauty on November 5th (ticket info here – will be live on Friday, 8/19). These Halloween-type shows are sure to be wild parties, hosted by the American Babies crew.Tickets for the shows will go on sale either this Friday or Saturday, so be sure to check with your local venue as to not miss out! The full tour schedule can be seen below:Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Fall TourSept. 2 – Denver CO – Mile High SpiritsSept. 15 – Bridgeport, CT – The AcousticSept. 16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall ^Sept. 17 – Blakeslee, PA – Midnight Mountain Music ShowSept. 24 – Pottstown, PA – CanjamSept. 25 – Lakewood, PA – Catskill ChillSept. 30 – Petaskala, OH – Fennario Music FestivalOct. 1 – Athens, OH – DrxvmsOct. 13 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 14 – Darlington, MD – Luna Light FestivalOct. 15 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntOct. 19 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg @ Atomic CowboyOct. 21 – Fort Collins, CO – Hodi’s Half NoteOct. 22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre  ^^Oct. 26 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music HallOct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar TheatreOct. 29 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room ^^Nov. 2 – Buffalo, NY – Iron WorksNov. 3 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott TheaterNov. 4 – Albany, NY – The HollowNov. 5 – New York, NY – American Beauty ^^Nov. 18 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 19 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^^Nov. 25 – Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe^ Philly Is The Boss: A Musical Tribute to Bruce Springsteen^^ Masquerade Balllast_img read more

Music Department awards $236,000 in 2013 fellowships

first_img Read Full Story The Music Department awarded $236,735 in 2013 awards and fellowships to support the scholarly and artistic work of its current graduate and undergraduate students. Research awards were given for projects ranging from the study of gospel music in Houston to Ugandan language study, and fieldwork in Israel, Finland, China, and Benin. The funds will also support research in archives and libraries throughout the world including Italy’s Nono Archive and the Paul Sacher Archive in Basel, Switzerland.In addition, awards were given to both graduate and undergraduate composition students for original work, and to six members of the Class of 2013 to support post-graduation study in dance, contemporary and electronic music, composition, and research on musical theater’s impact on community and political advocacy.last_img read more

Angela Lansbury & Stacy Keach Catch You Can’t Take It With You

first_img View Comments James Earl Jones Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 You Can’t Take It With You Related Showscenter_img Angela Lansbury Two surprise guests arrived for dinner on October 7! Before reprising her role in Blithe Spirit on tour, Angela Lansbury stopped by to see her pal and former The Best Man and Driving Miss Daisy co-star James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You on Broadway. She brought along Stacy Keach, who is gearing up to star in Love Letters on Broadway beginning December 6. Keach and Jones also have a connection—they starred in the 1970 film End of the Road together. Lansbury also snapped a photo with You Can’t Take It With You’s Elizabeth Ashley (below), who, like Lansbury also played Mrs. Sue-Ellen Gamage in The Best Man on Broadway. See Jones and Ashley in You Can’t Take It With You at the Longacre Theatre! Star Fileslast_img read more

Firms hook up to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease

first_img April 15, 2006 Regular News Firms hook up to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease Firms hook up to find a cure for Crohn’s Diseasecenter_img Bilzin Sumberg’s Mitch Widom has been a supporter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America since his nephew was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease eight years ago. Over the years he and his family have helped raise thousands of dollars to help find a cure for Crohn’s, a disease that causes inflammation in the small intestine.In 2004, Widom’s daughter Taylor, who was only 10 at the time, was also diagnosed with Crohn’s, and Widom’s resolve to raise awareness of the disease and help find a cure increased.As a result, he founded the Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust Keymorada Invitational Fly Spin Tournament to benefit the CCFA. The tournament raises funds for the foundation through cash sponsors, an on-line auction, and the sale of raffle tickets. But the most unique feature of the tournament is the Law Firm Challenge.Widom said firms “have always been at the forefront of worthwhile events” so he looked to his colleagues to help. The result, Widom said, “has been overwhelming.” Firms from across South Florida, and even some national firms, have stepped up to help find a cure.The challenge starts in November, and ends in mid-May. However, the firm that made the largest donation by March 17 is crowned the Law Firm Challenge Champion and is honored at the yearly cocktail party. Last year 65 firms participated, and Kluger Peretz Kaplan & Berlin of Miami walked away with the inaugural trophy. KPKB attorney Abbey Kaplan’s son also suffers from Crohn’s disease.“It’s a great cause and a brilliant fundraising activity,” Kaplan said. “Mitch has depended on his colleagues for support to help raise money for this cause. It has touched him greatly and pulled the heartstrings of others who have come to know how serious he is about finding a cure.”This year, former Bar Board of Governors member Stuart Grossman approached Widom and vowed to take the 2006 trophy. He kept his promise, and on March 17 the trophy was passed from KPKB to the firm of Grossman, Roth, Olin, Meadow, Cohen, Yaffa, Pennekamp & Cohen.“Taylor, Mitch’s daughter, is a beautiful child,” Grossman said. “I lost my own daughter and to think about the suffering that children and their families go through made me want to make a difference. As trial attorneys, we have represented hundreds of sick children over the years and empathize with each and every one of them. My partners and I were immediately drawn to the cause.”But Widon said the true winners from the success of this event are the families who benefit from the CCFA and the services they provide. Last year, $152,000 was raised for the CCFA and with Widom’s resolve to double the number of law firm participants, extend the outreach beyond South Florida in 2006 and surpass the 2005 totals, this year’s event has already raised over $210,000. This year the challenge has expanded to include 125 firms across Florida and New York, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and Tennessee.“Mitch is the heart and soul behind this unique event,” said Ellen Shapiro, chair of the Florida Chapter of the CCFA. “He is not going to stop until his efforts lead to finding a cure for the disease.” While Widom is thrilled with the success of the event, his sights are already on 2007, with the hope of taking the Law Firm Challenge to a national level.“The outpouring of help and generosity has resulted in an incredible coming together of the legal community for a wonderful cause,” Widom said.“If we can get law firms across the U.S. to participate, this would help raise awareness and critically needed funds to find a cure for these diseases.”For more information about the Law Firm Challenge contact Widom at (305) 375-6127, or at [email protected] can also visit the tournament Web site at www.keymoradafishing.com.last_img read more

7 signs you’re rich, even if it doesn’t feel like it

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Rich” is relative.Maybe you think it means being in the top 1% of earners in some of the wealthiest cities in the US. Maybe it means being able to buy a flashy mansion or spend your life flitting from luxury vacation to luxury vacation.But former investment banker Kristin Addis told Business Insider she feels richer earning about 40% of her previous six-figure salary while she travels the world. Nick and Dariece Swift, who also left their jobs to make a fraction of their former income, said they’re happier earning less. The self-made millionaire stars of “West Texas Investor’s Club” say their relationships are more valuable than the money they earn.Ultimately, “rich” can be just as subjective as “happy” — it’s different for everyone. However, there are a few universal indications of wealth, no matter how you view it: continue reading »last_img read more

Veteran Nassau Legis. Judy Jacobs Dies at Age 77

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Eleven-term Nassau County Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury), a 20-year veteran lawmaker who served seven years as the legislature’s first Democratic presiding officer, died Tuesday after a reported fall. She was 77.Jacobs got her start in politics as a vocal civic and environmental activist. She counted a law that banned smoking in restaurants and bars as top among her many legislative accomplishments. News of her death shocked and saddened her constituents and colleagues on both sides of the aisle.“Judy was a tireless advocate for her constituents often reaching out to me nights and weekends to try to help a resident in need,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican who previously served with her in the legislature. “She truly was an example of all that is good in a public servant…Judy often referred to good things in our county as ‘jewels’, so today may I say Nassau lost one of its precious jewels.”Jacobs, whose tenure spanned three county executive administrations, was among four remaining county lawmakers that have been serving on the 19-member Nassau legislature since its inception in 1996.“Her dedication, loyalty and commitment to her community were second to none,” said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat from Great Neck. “She consistently fought to improve the quality of life for Nassau County residents. Judy Jacobs’ legacy will forever be in the hearts of all who knew her.”She represented the 16th Legislative District, which encompassed the North Shore communities of Plainview, Old Bethpage, Jericho, Syosset, Woodbury, Hicksville, Old Westbury and Roslyn Heights. She sat on the rules, health, planning and government services committees.“She was a kind and courageous woman, and she will be sorely missed, nowhere more than on this campus,” Nassau Community College President W. Hubert Keen said. “At all times and in all settings, she was a fierce advocate for the College and for all whom she served. Many times she could be seen supporting NCC events, the most recent being the prom dress giveaway in May.”Jacobs was predeceased by her husband, Sid, and survived by three children and nine grandchildren. Her funeral is set for Friday.last_img read more

Binghamton University research highlights ecosystem problems, can it be managed?

first_img“We found that invasive species plant chemistry, or at least solutions that mimicked invasive species plant chemistry, more negatively impacted our native frogs compared to the non-native frogs. This was particularly true when we exposed frogs to both invasive plant chemistry and also road salts,” said Meindl. With human population still on the rise, road salt is likely not the only human-caused impact to ecosystems, a problem we face moving forward. How have these changes in ecosystem chemistry impacted amphibians? Which is why Meindl will continue his research to look for solutions in an ever-changing world. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University’s Nature Preserve has been the location of an interesting study focusing on wetland ecosystems. “So in all likelihood negative impacts are going to get worse before they can get better. So we need to change the ways that we’re interacting with natural landscapes to limit the damage,” said Meindl. Though invasive species are an issue, a large portion of the problem comes from road salt. Finding alternatives to salt, like beet juice, is a start. Wetlands in particular can be susceptible to human-caused disturbances and chemical contamination too,” Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies George Meindl. “What we focus on are the impacts of road salt runoff and also the impacts of invasive species,” he says. “Climate is changing, road salts are being introduced into environments, excessive pesticides, herbicide and fertilizer use, and agricultural landscapes are impacting native communities. So increasing the complexity of studies are really important. Understanding how multiple stressers can interact to effect natural ecosystems,” said Meindl.last_img read more