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May 2010 Blog Posts (198)

The Best Boss I Never Had

If you're like me, you've had quite a few bosses over the years. Some were good, some were bad, some were great, and some you'd rather forget. So what makes a great boss? Now I'm completely aware that the challenges I've faced with my bosses over the years say at least as much about me as it does about them. That being said, let's take a look at the hypothetical best boss I never had.

  • The best boss I never had is extremely loyal to the team.
  • The best…
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Added by Simon Meth on May 31, 2010 at 6:15pm — 8 Comments

Having a hard time filling that Key Position – Maybe you have Over Advertised

We have all gone to a job board to find ONE company that has posted several jobs (sometime as many as 20 or more) back to back to back. I guess they thought that they would create a buzz and capture more interest from more people with more ads. Well I am here to tell you that you are actually creating the exact opposite reaction than you are intending to generate.



45% of candidates we surveyed said that they are actually LESS LIKELY to apply to a company when their ads appear with… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on May 31, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Great Networking Tips!

What a great interview with Success in the City Founder, Cynthia de Lorenzi, great networking tips! Click on the link below to hear my interview with Cynthia, she shares lots of great networking tips that business owners can use to get the word out about their business!…

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Added by Kerry Heaps on May 31, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

Are Britain’s schools and universities preparing young people well enough for work?

There is a growing concern amongst employers that Britain's schools and universities are failing to prepare students for life after university. The days of Britain's schools and universities being dedicated to the pursuit of obscure and arcane knowledge, 'Pimms and Punting,' and afternoon debates about Heidegger and Hegel have long since passed. Schools and universities are now institutions, first and foremost, whose job is to prepare people for the outside world.



Susan Lambert, Head… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on May 31, 2010 at 2:33am — 1 Comment

Recession got you down? I'm going to try this to help pay the bills...

I'm Scott Ritter with American Engineering Corp. I have been an independent recruiter, working out of my home office, since 2000.

As you know,…

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Added by Scott Ritter on May 30, 2010 at 4:03pm — 2 Comments

Increased Taxation - how will this affect Recruitment Agencies and their Contractors?

The announcement of enforcing HST to property, services, and goods will be effective July 1st, 2010 and now the question is how this will affect Recruiting Agencies in Ontario. More specifically, Contractors in Ontario.…

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Added by Neha on May 30, 2010 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

IT professionals benefiting from the GFC after the fact

Working in IT, just as in many other professional sectors, involved a bit of risky business as the GFC kicked the economy down a notch or ten. But since the economy cranked out of hibernation much more swiftly than was expected, IT projects that were put on hold are now being reinstated and the professionals who may have…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 30, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

"What about me". Recruiters: the forgotten victims of Resignations



Hands up if you've ever been punched in the stomach?



Hands up if you're a Recruiter who's had someone leave a job really quickly after joining, that you placed.



Similar feeling right. The anger, the breathlessness, the nausea, the feeling of bewilderment and fear of further reprisals.



It's a horrible feeling. A person you've nurtured through a process, handling expectations, scheduling meetings, consoling, encouraging, talking up to… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on May 30, 2010 at 10:26am — 4 Comments

Bifurcation

I read an interesting article this morning about the Notebook and Tablet PC markets. The writer used the term bifurcation, which I’m sure was a thrill for him. I had to look it up. It means to divide or split into two branches, and the article made a solid clear point about the PC Market. That market is splitting into PCs for Creation of content on one end (laptops and desktops) and PCs for Consumption (tablets are great for this).

In recruiting we have seen this happening…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on May 30, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 24!!!

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 24!!!…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 29, 2010 at 10:24pm — No Comments

A Memorial Day Tribute



By Pat Meehan



A Memorial Day Tribute to all of the soldiers, sailors and marines and the families of those troops whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our safety and the protection of Liberty!…
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Added by Pat Meehan on May 29, 2010 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Job Search Success with Social Media!

(Taken from my blog, IT Matters Canada! )…





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Added by Laura Vezer on May 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

7 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week (5.22.10 to 5.28.10)

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing. This week’s topics include whether online profiles are the new resume, ways for companies to use social media effectively, candidate experience, preventing hiring disasters, top HR blogs,…

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Added by Chris Brablc on May 28, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

So, is there a differece between Generations? Ah, yeah!

I was having a discussion with an associate about recruiting, managing and retention (you know, the usual stuff) when they said something that I thought summed the challenges that exist in all these realms in a very simple way. It went something like this:



Boomers – were happy with what they got

Gen Xers – worked for what they wanted

Gen Y’s – aren’t afraid to ask for what they want

Tweens – know what they want and just expect it!



As another associate said,… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on May 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Recruiting Metrics: Reason #4 They Tell Me What I Don’t Know

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



I won’t lie, I’m in love with Recruiting Metrics! I’m totally enamored with them! I love the way they look with a big “+” sign in front of them, I love the way they look on my computer dashboard and most importantly I love the knowledge they possess. Overall,…

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Added by Chris Brablc on May 27, 2010 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 23!!!

Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 23!!!…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 27, 2010 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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Added by Derek Thomas on May 27, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Has anyone ever considered this idea? I doubt job boards will like it very much...

hi all,


Here's an idea for you.........


recently we've been trying to hire someone for our company with a very specialist skill set and despite having used job boards, cv databases and the services of several recruitment/staffing firms.............we're still struggling to find a top quality candidate. Does that sound familiar?


A thought occurred to me. We all know that there are free job boards out there but what…
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Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on May 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Working & living in the Czech Republic - An Irish girls move to Brno

An Irish girl in Brno, an English man in New York - same same but different!



I first moved to the Czech Republic in January of this year from Ireland and arrived on a (hip-high!) snowy Sunday evening. My first thoughts were, like all expats I suppose, "what am I doing here!" Well, before I go on, I am happy to report that despite my initial, normal fears, life here was well worth the risk to make the move.



I took the decision to leave Ireland at the end of December 2009 as… Continue

Added by Deirdre O'Meara on May 27, 2010 at 10:46am — No Comments

Understanding Accountability

By Pat Meehan



“When we truly take accountability for ourselves, we are freeing ourselves from the chains of self pity, poverty, blaming others, and being victims.”

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Accountability can be a very scary word. Many of us grew up to learn it as a negative word that assigned blame for something we did wrong. For example, you may have gotten a D on your report card in the 6th grade and your dad said to you, “I’m…

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Added by Pat Meehan on May 26, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

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