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The Anatomy of the Counter Offer



The subject of the counter offer is a very highly debated topic. If you are in a job search while currently employed and in fact entertain a new offer, it is a safe assumption that your current employer will do what it takes to keep you. And while having two companies fighting over your professional services can feel flattering, it is incumbent on you to fully understand the situation and not just take the highest offer.

This article is not written to persuade…

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Added by Chadd Balbi on April 16, 2014 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You

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: …

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Added by Ken Forrester on April 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

HOW TO: Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

You might find this infographic, updated from a 2013 version featured on AvidCareerist, helpful in finding potential clients. It can also be a terrific resource to bookmark and share with job seekers when you want to give a helping hand.

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Added by Donna Svei on April 16, 2014 at 1:40am — No Comments

Go Padres!!!

"People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."

- Rogers Hornsby



I can't be more excited about the start of baseball season! I truly love the game and can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be on a Sunday afternoon other than the ballpark. Hope springs eternal this time of year as well, and despite a less-than-stellar start, I'm still holding out hope that my Padres might make…

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Added by Josh Hale on April 15, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Values to Help You Determine Right Fit When Hiring

 Identifying Right Cultural Fit

Start by defining your company culture, and then what the potential new hire will look…

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Added by Barbara Ashton on April 15, 2014 at 8:34pm — No Comments

8 Sales Hiring Mistakes Employers Make

Representing only 5-10% of the total sales population, consistently producing top performing sales people are extremely rare. As a result, smart companies aggressively pursue these 'diamonds in the ruff' and are consistently looking for an edge to attract the best sales people. The thing about top performing sales…

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Added by Keith Stone on April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Genius Of Amazon’s $5,000-To-Quit Plan

Paying an employee to quit. Does it make any sense at all? Big time, and not just because Amazon says so.

Amazon offers employees at their fulfillment centers after their first year of work $2,000 if they wish to quit. That payoff climbs by $1,000 each year until it caps out at $5,000. Of course, the headline of the money-to-quit contract offered to employees is “Please Don’t Take…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 15, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

3 EASY Steps to Determining Contract Bill Rates

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

#GPTWConf A Two Thumbs Up Experience

#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,…

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

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

Recently, ComputerWorld featured an article that…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Staggering Plight Of The Long-Time Unemployed

One of the problems facing the long-term unemployed today is that the rest of us – i.e., the people with jobs – think these people are either lazy or have no marketable skills. We beat our chests and proclaim if we lost a job, we’d be out the next day, looking for work until we found a way to make ends meet.…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 15, 2014 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

Employer Branding Secrets from 4 Companies Everyone Wants to Work For

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…

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

The very best hiring plan. Ever!

This is my shortest blog. But it might be my best ever.

It’s your hiring and retention plan for the next 30 years. Use it from today onwards. Never waver from it. See your business thrive.

Here it is…

‘No dickheads. No passengers’

That is it. Job done.

*****************************************************************************************************…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 15, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments

Three Massive Recruitment ‘People-Blunders'

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…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 15, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

The Parable Of Iron Man: How One Big Hire Can Make All The Difference

Credit: Wikipedia Commons

In 2008, Marvel was on the ropes, or at least the movie-making part of the business was.

Just look at the last eight movies featuring Marvel characters released before April 2008: Blade Trinity, Elektra, Man-Thing, Fantastic Four, X-Men: The Last Stand,…

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Added by Paul Petrone on April 14, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

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

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…

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

Don’t Be a Sales Schmuck

Slick lines, canned responses, and a voice that sounds just like the typical salesperson—a common combination for too many salespeople today. Even those who avoid this Wolf of Wall Street persona still tend to talk too much, listen too little, and dominate versus facilitate conversations with buyers. Is it any wonder that almost everyone, including salespeople themselves, dislike being on the receiving end of a sales pitch?

The definition of a schmuck is:

An obnoxious or…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

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

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…

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

Building Your Employer's Brand Equity Before You Withdraw

The other day one of my young writer friend, working with the largest publishing house and next thing I hear, is he is quitting tomorrow. This was certainly a shocking surprise for me.

He was working with top most leading brand/firm, that others would dream about, perhaps a job to kill for. The…

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Added by Amitabh Das on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Social Recruiter Podcast Premieres

A million dollar recruiting strategy is discussed by Jim Stroud in the premiere episode of "The Social Recruiter Podcast." Tune in to hear the details. Discussed in this episode: # Facebook Bug Bounty Program # Facebook paid 330…

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Added by Jim Stroud on April 12, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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