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Quote for the Day: Monday, June 4th, 2007

On talent management...

"After this [talent management] conversation most HR people recognize that this is not just plumbing or automation - but something way beyond their span of control. This kind of initiative must be led, supported and driven by Sr. Management. In most cases, what happens next is that there is some more conversation and then the idea dies."

Tom O'Brien,…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 4, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

An offer is not a transacton, it’s an event - closing great candidates

The WAR for talent is on! Great candidates have lots of choices in terms of where they go to work. We have more clients knocking on our door than we can handle. A client MUST understand how to partner with us to hire the talent they want: How do you, the company differentiate yourself once you’ve identified a great candidate? Some tips I have learned over the years:

  • Get the hiring manager 100% involved. Hiring managers must…

Added by Scott Dunlop on June 4, 2007 at 8:56am — No Comments

Web 2.0 Hire in the press

Small quote from my co-founder/partner but hey, it is free press!

Regardless, great article on Web 2.0 recruitment in the valley.

Web 2.0 Hire



Christie Dean-Bower

Added by Christie Bower on June 3, 2007 at 12:24am — No Comments

Monitoring “CPH”– Cost Metrics in Recruiting

Measuring success is critical in recruiting. There are four general types of metrics on which to concentrate – cost, quality, quantity and time.

Possibly the most… Continue

Added by Holly on June 1, 2007 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Why Sumser Made Me Laugh Today

"We see the tip of the iceberg in our own Recruitosphere. The Animal, Cheezhead, Mr. Moustache and a host of other characters signify that our online personalities are not necessarily what our friends and family see. We're all experimenting with the difference between our public and private selves while those distinctions are changing." — John Sumser.

Gee John, that is some pretty funny stuff. I cannot speak for The Animal or Cheezhead, but I don't have an online personality that… Continue

Added by Rich on June 1, 2007 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Top 10 Best Job Ads of the World

You can probably think of a half-dozen ads that you'll never forget. Courtesy of, below are 9 companies from around the globe that are trying to replicate that success. Warning: close your door so that no one else hears you laughing out loud...

Read the full…


Added by Jacob Share on June 1, 2007 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Friday, June 1st, 2007

On stupid interview tricks...

"Mind games, puzzle tricks, gotcha impromptu zingers, irrelevant “IQ tests”, “moving Mount Fuji’isms and Chris Sells’isms”, sneaky hidden trapdoors of the Spolsky sort and all the usual Microsoft shenanigans are a wash. Smacks me more of Geeky Eliteisms, people cut off from the real world."

Christopher Coulter comments on…

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 1, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

According To Penny

According to Penny, This is the kiss of death.

Penny: Penny speaking

Candidate: Hi Penny, it's candidate here.

Penny: Hi, how did the interview go?

Candidate: It was GREAT! I did really well, I think they were really impressed and I'm really interested in the job.

Penny: Click

Please see my response to the… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 31, 2007 at 10:33pm — No Comments

About my Blog

Find my blog on Wordpress:

Added by Troy Bettinger on May 31, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Thursday, May 31st, 2007

On the business of recruiting...

"Recruiting is about driving the business forward. Competitive advantage. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t exist to get people jobs and it doesn’t exist so that people who couldn’t get jobs being a camp counselor can make 6 figures. That means that you figure out the positions that will make or break your company and you get the perfect person for that job, and you pour your blood, sweat and tears into that, and…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Your Funniest Names Sourcing Tactic - Another Contest

Submit your Funniest Telephone Names Sourcing Tactic and be immortalized by the talented Jim Stroud in one of his famous cartoons in his " The Recruiting Life" series.

The winner will also receive

1. The Magic In The Method - all past and upcoming training courses

2. One year of the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on May 30, 2007 at 5:47pm — 12 Comments

Mr. Harry Joiner Wins A Year Of The Fordyce Letter

Congrats to Harry Joiner.

Harry is the winner of the 1st ever contest. He

submitted what he considered to be the best recruiting lesson he ever

learned. Harry wins a year of the Fordyce Letter. There were about 16

other great submissions. Thanks… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 30, 2007 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Which Will Be The First Web 2.0 Job Board?

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In all the articles in the mainstream press trying to educate the masses about what web 2.0 is, almost none include a site solely dedicated to

employment classifieds among their lists of prototypical web 2.0 sites.

A few articles might make reference to LinkedIn, but usually more as a

social networking site than primarily a vehicle to find a job or an



Added by TobyDayton on May 30, 2007 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

On "whatever-it-takes"...

"I'm a little surprised that anyone would have a problem with John Sullivan's stand on aggressive recruiting tactics. In my opinion, once you've made the decision to poach another company's employees, you've already crossed the line. Other than misleading a candidate about the merits of the job, everything else a recruiter does to find…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Israeli Job Search Myths Debunked

Even in the Age of the Internet, it can still take a lot of time for changes and trends to become publicly known among a volatile group of people like job seekers. As a result, when the job market evolves in Israel or elsewhere, what once was true can become myth. Here are how some of those old truths look today.

Please read the full article here

Added by Jacob Share on May 30, 2007 at 8:39am — No Comments

Google’s fatal flaw?

Robert Cringeley takes the pulpit in his latest article titled “The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job“.

Cringeley writes:

Google is an amazing entrepreneurial petri dish. Yet at the same time, it is doomed to disappoint nearly…


Added by Chad Sowash on May 29, 2007 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Feeling The Candidate's Pain of Dealing with Recruiters

(Disclaimer: to all the great recruiters I have spoken with, and that I am waiting back to hear from, no, this doesn’t apply to any you. You all gave me permission to keep in touch, and have been great to deal with. You know who you are - and if you are reading this, THANK YOU!)…


Added by Sherry Karr on May 29, 2007 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

The *NEW* Fordyce Letter

As everyone must know by now, I love the Fordyce Letter. Not many publications are worth a couple of hundred bucks a year -- but the Fordyce Letter is an exception.

Having said that, today I received my June 2007 Fordyce Letter. The new look and feel are great! The publication is thicker and contains even more great material than it did before. Now there's even MORE great material for me to struggle to finish each month. Thanks, ERE!

Now for the complaint: I hate the… Continue

Added by Harry Joiner on May 29, 2007 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

I appreciate the warm welcome...

Hi everyone and thank you for the warm welcome.

I am getting married June 16th & working on some very engaging and intense projects right now.

Will start the process to craft my identity here and share some insights for your consideration after the wedding.

Slouch - thanks for your offer and I will take you up on it.

Added by Russ Moon on May 29, 2007 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

The Best Recruiting Lesson I ever Did learn....

Tomorrow is the day that the winner of the 1st contest will be chosen. The Recruiting Animal and I will be on the Recruiting Animal Show and will announce the winner at noon EST.

I know making a decision has not been easy for the Recruiting Animal.

Life is hard enough when you live in a cave with no electricity and no

fresh running… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 29, 2007 at 9:02am — No Comments

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