Quote for the Day: Friday, August 24th, 2007
"If you’re interested in
gainfully employed, successful individuals, then you’re going to have
to pick up the phone and call companies, because that’s typically where
you’ll find that type of person - at work. They probably haven’t
spammed their resume out to hundred of recruiters so you might actually
have to talk to them and ask them for one. As far as what I’ve… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 24, 2007 at 11:00pm —
Social media participants and bloggers keep talking about traffic, rank, sponsors, connections, and influence as being the end all measures of success. And then I read that Southwest Airlines attributes $150 million in ticket sales generated by a widget
, which is part of their social media program.
Maybe it's just me, but it reads as the period at the end of the sometimes long and… Continue
Added by Rich on August 24, 2007 at 9:08pm —
Has any of you come across propective candidates who demand to know your clients name? How do you deal with such people especially if they are qualified for a position? I was thinking of writing something where they would sign and promise not to apply directly to the client. Uuuugh!!!
Added by will on August 24, 2007 at 3:55pm —
From Dave Lefkow - The Recruiting Bacon King:
"(at this point all I can say is Craig's List
rocks for small businesses, my cost per hire so far is less than $25 and my quality of hire is stupendous)"
Read the article here
Added by Slouch on August 23, 2007 at 11:58pm —
Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
"Many attempts at HR effectiveness start without defining value. For example, some companies invest in e-HR services such as portals and online employee services and believe that they have transformed HR, but they have not. While e-HR may be a part of an overall transformation, it is merely a way to deliver HR administrative services. HR transformation must change the way to think about HR's role in delivering value… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 23, 2007 at 11:00pm —
This week Jim Stroud has a guest columnist that discusses EGrabber and their resume finder software. I was interested in hearing if anyone has used this software and if it has helped in internet research and finding candidates? I looks promising to me, but many have before and disappointed.
Added by Amie Ernst on August 23, 2007 at 8:35am —
Quote for the Day: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007
"Few professionals would argue with the need for a shared vision. It's
pretty much accepted as good management practice nowadays - the way we
try to get people more engaged. But I'd argue that shared visions are
not all they're cracked up to be. If you think about it, the more
diverse a team of people are, the less chance there is of arriving at a
common vision. Diversity and a… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 22, 2007 at 11:30pm —
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa here with goodies for good boy and girl recruiters and managers.
If you are trying to find good resumes and information for recruiting new employees or consultants, come to
It is a free site with lots more coming to help you find people to fill your assignments and jobs.
Added by Jeff Altman on August 22, 2007 at 4:53pm —
Quote for the Day: Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
"The religious person may blame it on. original sin. The historian may cite the force of trends such as population growth and industrialization. The sociologist offers reasons rooted in the peculiarities of human associations. Reformers blame it all on "the system", and propose new systems that would, they assert, guarantee a brave new world of justice, peace, and abundance. Everyone, it seems, has his own idea of what… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 21, 2007 at 11:00pm —
Two prospective employee resumes come across a hiring manager’s desk. Both candidates have the same skills and qualifications as well as have degrees from prestigious colleges. One candidate however, may have an unfair advantage, a traditionally non-ethnic sounding name. Continue
According to an article by David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal, "A white sounding name on an…
Added by Nicole St.Martin on August 21, 2007 at 4:30pm —
Just yesterday, I was having lunch with an acquaintance of mine discussing various recruitment strategies by incorporating the voice of the customer or voice of the employee in this case. No doubt company blogs came up. Why? Because they build relationships and engage ongoing, multi-faceted conversations. And while some companies are leery of Continue
allowing their employees to speak freely about their work…
Added by Catherine Horgan on August 21, 2007 at 2:07pm —
A retained firm is working a position for your company. Your company gives that firm a name to connect with regarding that position. Do you pay the same fees on that candidate?
How do you construct your agreements with retained firms to account for referrals from your company that get placed at your company? What are best practices for this?… Continue
Added by Joshua Kahn on August 21, 2007 at 1:04pm —
Should be interesting (well, at least I HOPE)- never been grilled or roasted on a radio show and Amybeth will be there to back me up (THANKS!!!!).
The topics? Who knows- it will involve Internet Research, possibly SourceCon, and for SURE- no phone sourcing questions. Why? Because that's just not what I do and I have almost zippo experience doing it.
Tune in tomorrow at Noon EDT here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/animal
Hey Animal: Internet Research is…
Added by Suzy Tonini on August 21, 2007 at 12:25pm —
Quote for the Day: Monday, August 20th, 2007
"Why is it that the same managers who use “people don’t work for money” to justify underpaying workers are convinced that their own bonus and long-term incentive plans are great and highly motivating?"
Know HR Blog, Why is Money Not Motivating to Employees, But it is to… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 20, 2007 at 11:30pm —
Burger King struck pure advertising gold in July with the clever Simpsonizing of their commercials, which provided a 774% increase in site traffic.…
Added by Chad Sowash on August 20, 2007 at 3:55pm —
Added by Slouch on August 20, 2007 at 11:15am —
"We were candidates before we were recruiters… Continue
Added by Recruitnik on August 19, 2007 at 11:08pm —
Congrats to Jim Stroud who says here that he reached a deal
with the mystery organization. Jim says he will release more info later.
This is great and I bet we will see more of this sort of thing in the years to follow.
Good work Jim
Added by Slouch on August 19, 2007 at 10:43pm —
As the originator of bioblogs, a new art form for traditional resumes, I am interested in what recruiters think about them and particularly, if they don't care for them, what they suggest as an alternative to the look-alike resumes that circulate these days.
For those who haven't yet seen a bioblog, here's where to see them:
Color and b/w samples are shown on these blogs, and recruiters who are used to working with the… Continue
Added by MICHAEL HOLLEY SMITH on August 19, 2007 at 4:39pm —
Come join my new site, indianjobnetwork.com that I put together wih my friend Suresh.
We're in start up mode and hope to bring a lot of traffic to you.
The Big Game Hunter
Added by Jeff Altman on August 18, 2007 at 9:05pm —