Category Technology

Referral Schemes—Just Another Gimmick?

Job boards could be losing it. There are 2 surveys out there that tell us that. CareerXRoads found that referrals accounted for 28% of hires compared to just 20.1% for job boards. In another study, Jobvite report even more dismal results that said that referrals account for 40% of hires and jobs boards for just […]

How to create your own Video Introduction

If you want to be noticed by recruiters, forget the standard résumé. Recruiters receive tons of these everyday. How do you stand out then? Simply send them a link that contains all the information about you; work history, education, skills and most importantly a video introduction of yourself. If a picture paints a thousands words, […]

Stand out with Sight, Sound & Motion

When speaking with Recruiters, a common sentiment is shared by all of them: They go through many job applications every day—paper after paper, page after page, applicant after applicant. So how can you stand out? It is a rather known fact that the combination of Sight, Sound & Motion convey strong messages that no other […]

Video Introduction Tips

It is always puzzling how people—in general—become “shy” when placed in front of a camera. So there have been questions about how to look good when making their own video introductions on next-5.com. So we decided to compile a list of tips to help you out. This comes from the thousands of videos that we […]

Why Talent Acquisition has to be Proactive (and how to do it)

I read with curiosity the report by LinkedIn on Global Recruitment Trends. It covered in the report that the top 5 priorities of talent acquisition leaders are: 1. Recruiting/sourcing highly-skilled talent 2. Pipeline talent 3. Improving quality of hire 4. Improving sourcing techniques 5. Employer brand The above ranking was based on the Southeast Asia […]

Why Recruiters must think like e-Marketers

Inspired by Aliah D. Wright article at shrm.org The game of recruiting has changed—this much is obvious. However, “the mind-set of the recruiter hasn’t changed since the early 1970s,” said Geoff Webb, senior strategic sourcer for Aon Hewitt in Toronto. It is still the same process; place an advertisement and wait for resumes and applications […]

Video Interviews and Competency-Based-Interviews

As technology advances, the way businesses are conducted shifts accordingly. This leads to a change in the landscape for job roles—some then have changed and while others are made obsolete. What this mean for job seekers and employers is that the availability of skills that job seekers have currently, does not match the skills needed […]

The Future of Recruitment

What is the future for recruiters? Listen to Greg Savage as he talks about the shifts in the recruitment business and what he foresees the future to be. In this webinar, Savage tells about: What corporations are actually paying recruiters to do How recruiters will be bypassed if shifts are not made to how recruiters […]

HR Trends 2014 by SAP

Technology is everywhere. Even for an area that is traditionally viewed as a human function, HR is increasingly adopting even more technologies to make it processes and decision making efficient with the use of technology. This article explores the trends that SAP sees for 2014 and explores what the role of technology can be for […]