Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (7)

Blind dates and retention metrics

Recruiting and matchmaking - not entirely the same, but not so different either.



A friend is single, yet can't manage to find a guy/girl because work/school/life is too hectic - just like the customer who has a vacancy yet can't seem to find the right candidate on their own. You get to work thinking about who you know that would be interested and has a personality that will mesh with your single pal - sounds like sourcing a qualified candidate to me. You set up some sort of meeting,… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on March 31, 2009 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

Be Careful What You Believe About Social Media

Eric Clemons, professor of operations and information management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, drew some fire with his argument that the Internet shatters all forms of advertising. Enough so that he updated his post in an attempt to quell the criticism (or perhaps fan the flames) on TechCrunch, telling people how to properly frame their rebuts, ridiculing them for how they… Continue

Added by Rich on March 29, 2009 at 11:45am — No Comments

BIWO - Talent Inventory Control

We're all reading about massive layoffs and cost cutting measures but are companies really getting it right? I don't think so. It seems that HR Leadership (oxymoron?) is still making the "easy" decision regarding their talent inventory, that being Last In First Out (LIFO). Severance packages will be less and they don't have to deal with uncomfortable dismissal discussions with tenured employees. This is very short sighted and while they can stand up in front of their executive team and say "we… Continue

Added by Robb Myers on March 27, 2009 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks

LinkedIn Tips and Tricks







I wanted to share my experience and some quick LinkedIn tips with everyone in this first blog post. It all started when I was new to recruiting in the nuclear industry sector. My biggest challenge was in finding candidates for expatriate assignments. I immediately started scourging the job boards and turning them upside down for the right candidates for my highly specific jobs. To add a cherry to the cake, the skills criteria for candidates were… Continue

Added by Sophia Simon on March 24, 2009 at 3:06pm — 10 Comments

Lessons from an "evil" boss







Working in the HR arena is tough! Especially in bad times. Who likes sitting across the desk from someone explaining to them that as of now your livelihood has been taken away. (I have only met person ((and catbert)) in my career who… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 22, 2009 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

The Thumper Principle morphed into The Gambler edict





"If you can't say somfin nice... don't say nufin at all"



Phew, what a week... I had to really battle hard to ensure I kept the "Thumper Principle" in check. I really do prefer to live by this... I rarely react well emotionally, and tend to go over the top and embarrass myself when hindsight kicks in.



That said, I have this week so far self censored out 2 blog posts, 5 forum responses and 9 emails. By… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 14, 2009 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

Recruitment: size matters?

Golf scores, gas bills, Dr Evil's sidekicks...bigger isn't always better. Unless you work in recruitment, that is.



Take a closer look at any rec-to-rec's books or website, and among the straightforward consultancy and managerial roles, you will more than likely find a number of stealthily exaggerated opportunities. 'Worldwide Operations Director' may seem like a prestigious position, but why does it only require six months' branch managing experience? If you Google the employer… Continue

Added by Kevyn Robins on March 1, 2009 at 10:39am — No Comments

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