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3 EASY Steps to Determining Contract Bill Rates

Posted by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments

One of the biggest stumbling blocks that keeps recruiters from pursuing contract placement opportunities is confusion over determining the rates, particularly the hourly bill rate that is charged to the client company. But once recruiters understand the formula, establishing bill rates can be quite…


#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience

Posted by Anna Brekka on April 15, 2014 at 10:08am 9 Comments

#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience 

I recently went down to the Bayou, joining 1,100 HR practitioners and leaders in downtown New Orleans for the 11th Annual Great Places to Work Conference.  It made sense that this super event was held in the Super Dome, because, in my opinion at least,…


Using Hiring Data to Compete with Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Posted by Ashley Rowe on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Recently, ComputerWorld featured an article that…


Employer Branding Secrets from 4 Companies Everyone Wants to Work For

Posted by Ryan Leary on April 15, 2014 at 5:30am 1 Comment

Company brands are not the same as talent brands, and the best-known businesses are not always the ones who recruit the top talent – although they…


Three Massive Recruitment ‘People-Blunders'

Posted by Greg Savage on April 15, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Recruitment is a ‘people business’ in more ways than one.

If you own or run a recruitment business, you will know that staff salaries absorb 60% of your costs. That…


Visualize It: Get A People-Centric View of Your E-Mail Life With Immersion

Posted by Matt Charney on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm 5 Comments

Immersion, out from MIT Labs (so you know it’s gotta be legit), claims to provide a “people centric view of your e-mail life,” which, according to their website, provide “a detailed description of our personal and professional history” that’s “older than…


Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day? 7 Reasons not to be Fooled

Posted by Courtney Hunt on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Several years ago, when social media was really starting to take off, the idea that an individual or organization could successfully engage in “just minutes a day,” was rampant. Then reality sunk in and people recognized that effective engagement requires time, hard work, and commitment. Finding ways to be more efficient and effective was still a primary…


The True Definition of a Bad Ass

Posted by Will Thomson on April 11, 2014 at 10:30am 18 Comments

I have been thinking about writing this post for quite some time.  There are people I encounter in life that I consider a Bad Ass.  I encounter…


Why you might want to look at what's going on with Federal contractors

Posted by Derdiver on April 10, 2014 at 2:57pm 1 Comment

Do you work for a recruiting agency?  Do you work for a commercial company that does not work with the Federal Government?  Do you think you have nothing to worry about with the new regulations being signed in to law?  OFCCP and 503c does not concern me?  You might want to rethink…


Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile II: 7 More Tasks and 23+ Tips

Posted by Courtney Hunt on April 11, 2014 at 6:00am 2 Comments

Recently I published 7 Simple To Dos for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile, the first in a three-part series that offers a “crawl-walk-run” approach to helping folks upgrade their LinkedIn…


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Recruiter's Rant: How is your Recruiting week going?

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So, I was surfing the Internet when a title of an article caught my attention.  And I just couldn't resist clicking through the link to read what it was all about.  The title of the article was: Female CEO Shares…See More
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5 Values to Help You Determine Right Fit When Hiring

 Start by defining your company culture, and then what the potential new hire will look like.If you want to determine whether a potential new hire will fit your company culture, you should start by defining your company culture and then the potential hire.Today has been a pretty typical day for me. Earlier this morning I met a client who told me he could tell if a candidate was a cultural fit within…See More
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Dean Da Costa commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'Visualize It: Get A People-Centric View of Your E-Mail Life With Immersion'
"Its an interesting tool, but the bigger your network or address book the longer I takes. I waited over 30 minutes for Gmail/Google and gave up."
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Dean Da Costa commented on Dean Da Costa's blog post 'Staffing and Recruiting is not a Sales Job!'
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Anna Brekka's blog post '#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience'
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Anna Brekka's blog post '#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience'
"Thanks, Anna. It looks like you got a lot  of useful and good things there.... Let me see if I have this right: Most of the people there were: "primarily corporate HR, TA, staffing and recruiting professionals with titles that included…"
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Matt Charney posted a discussion

Anyone Know Code?

I was playing with the "My Followers" feature related to LinkedIn Publisher (so still fairly small user base and relatively new) and got back a really weird code screen within their site.  I don't know how to code or am even that technical, but know it's not HTML or web code, which leads me to believe it's proprietary. Which I could be wrong about since let me reiterate: I is dumb with the coding languages.But it piqued my curiosity enough to wonder whether anyone here might know what the hell…See More
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