Originally Posted at Bearing Fruit Consulting
on Wednesday June 3, 2009
Some of you know I have a Recruiting Call Hall of Shame.… Continue
Added by Michael Homula on June 23, 2009 at 8:56am —
It's true, everything you write on the web, stays on the web, somewhere, somehow.
You can imagine it can't you, (well I can) at the last stages of an election campaign, the year is 2030 (when I'm too old and Gen Ys assume the mantle of being the old people in control). Potential PM candidate A) in full debate in the lower house stands up and says, "Well,… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on June 23, 2009 at 6:40am —
Just had a consultant interview who wants to change the rate now that the customer wants to hire them. This consultant has to go in at a lower rate than they are used to cause the customer cannot get the req approved otherwise. It is only for a short time and so this person only has to deal with these types of pay issues until the economy gets better.
Our job sure is difficult sometimes. Working with people always presents extra challenges that working at a computer may… Continue
Added by Pamela Bovaird on June 22, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Truly Partnering With Your IT Clients
Many IT Consulting/IT Recruiting firms seem to lack an understanding on what it means to partner with their clients’ in a long-term relationship. It seems that some firms are just concerned with billable hours and one-off placement fees than actually serving their clients true needs. A case in point was a situation I encountered at one such firm in which I was employed. I was an account manager of a financial client where we had placed a… Continue
Added by Mike Hanes on June 22, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Recruiting is a Sales process. It is very dynamic. Recruiting today is driven by your competition, by technology (Facebook, Twitter, Internet Postings), and more importantly by the economy. Every 8 to 10 years our economy goes into an economic correction called a recession. You can plan for a recession if you watch the signs.
There is an interesting impact in this particular recession. Since 2003 different groups have been discussing the potential impact of the retirement of the Baby… Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on June 22, 2009 at 12:31pm —
I am overwhelmed with to-do lists. We have become so dependent on them, that we even put things on them that we have already done JUST so we can cross them off! Admit it, you know you have done it or thought of it.
Well, I just realized that simple is much better here and I am sharing my newly found wisdom. Keeping focus on what is important is so hard to do when things are hard, when you have difficult calls to make. If Uma can do it, so can you.. If you want someone to help hold… Continue
Added by Julia Stone on June 22, 2009 at 11:43am —
Above the Fold
Margaret Graziano shares 10 lessons learned at the Florida Staffing Association Owners Conference. I wonder how many things the others learned, so many hard pills to swallow...He Who Owns the Talent Pool, Owns the Market
Mendoza's Monday Members' Showcase
Today, say howdy-doody to Bruce Tracy who gives this advice on networking:
"Do it… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 22, 2009 at 11:30am —
I have to say that Twitter is a good tool for job seekers and recruiters too. Recently I have received several candidates from my Twitter posts. I have also been posting some of our open job orders via splits.org
onto Twitter and have set up some split partnerships with other agencies.
I like the ability to follow other people and many people have started to follow my tweets
as well. It's like having a… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on June 22, 2009 at 11:00am —
The interview is one of the most important elements in your job search, and often a job can be won or lost in this stage. To increase your chances for success it is imperative that you prepare properly.
To begin you need to extensively research the company, and with the help of the internet this should be fairly easy. Start by reviewing the company's website and looking at all the individual pages including 'about us', 'the management team'… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on June 22, 2009 at 9:28am —
There is a lot of talk about if, when, which, and how to use social media tools - whether you are recruiting or searching for a job. I have been an avid user of many of these tools as a part of my toolkit -- and I have used them in my role as a Corporate Recruiter, Consultant, and even a Candidate.
As a Corporate Recruiter, I made a choice to make myself accessible to potential candidates via these tools. I know many shudder at that thought, however I have been surprised that more… Continue
Added by Chris Havrilla on June 22, 2009 at 9:00am —
We are seeking a dynamic Registered Nurse for our NICU unit to work in a Hospital in Dallas Texas with at least 5-7 years of experience in NICU. Must have Management experience, a minimum of 5 years preferred.
- Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing
- Current license by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, required
- Advanced degree, preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years management experience to include… Continue
Added by Isabel Quevedo on June 21, 2009 at 9:47pm —
10 Lessons Learned at the Florida Staffing Association Owners Conference
1. The future competition is not just the newest recruitment / staffing firm offering better, smarter and more holistic talent solutions, it is also Monster.com and their NEW career portal as well as other specialty niche sites that aim to own the talent pool through various career pathing and career targeting technology.
As many of you know Keen embarked on creating a new kind of talent management… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on June 21, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Above the Fold
John Sumser continues his celebration of our homegrown diversity with another profile in his Top 100 Influencers
series. Ladies and Gentlemen, raise your glasses of V1.08 and toast...Bill… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 19, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I’ve covered several topics in my posts that were aimed towards helping decision makers select the right applicant tracking system. Each of these posts, with a bit of modification, could really be applied to any sort of solution. The purpose of software after all is to simplify processes, reduce costs/time, and align objectives with overall organizational goals. I have never seen a vendor that promised their solution would drain your money and cause you headaches, however, I see this all of the… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on June 19, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Power Source is a healthcare search firm driven to provide the highest level of service to its candidates and clients.
Our ultimate goal is to connect the very best Advanced Practice healthcare professionals with the most suitable opportunities.
We specialize in mid-level advanced clinical professionals (Nurse Practitoners (NP), Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).
The following opportunities are urgent to fill.
NP/PA South Central… Continue
Added by Penny Powers on June 19, 2009 at 2:14pm —
There is a free online resume parsing (Automatic extraction of candidate information like name, email id, mobile number, company name, designation, salary, education etc) service on http://onlineresumeparser.com
. The site allows resume parsing, performing criterion based Boolean search on parameters like key word, current company, designation, qualification and location etc and taking… Continue
Added by Gaurav Mittal on June 18, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Above the Fold
Some people know how to post. Dhruti Shah knows how to write, punctuate too...Current Economic Scenario - Effects on Recruiters & the US Economy
Third Party Thursday
One expects rapturous applause when preaching to the choir but evangelizing the virtues of mobile recruiting to a Camel-smoking die-hard may require rupturing… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
There is an official definition for unemployment that everyone can find at the Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS.gov). However, because unemployment, and employment calculations do not count all peoples, and have a limited view of the labor force for reporting numbers, they inadequately capture our potential problems.
We should consider the additional indicators when assessing our Labor Market problems, and the BLS does have some addition stats they consider, but the system as a whole… Continue
Added by Susan Hand on June 17, 2009 at 1:27pm —
All the brouhaha over lay-offs and pink slips is finally coming to an end, whether temporarily or for next few years, only time will tell. I recently graduated with an MBA and the speculation whether the economy is picking up was driving me to an edge. The only solace was that there were more people like me around – people sitting at Starbucks with their laptops open and job alerts popping on their screen and speaking to headhunters for “relevant” opportunities.
However, what I… Continue
Added by Dhruti Shah on June 17, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Above the Fold
Chad Sowash applies military training to recruiting strategy. At ease Recruiters...
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Today, tenderly as usual, a message for the crazies: Hang in there!...Stalked by my own recruiter
Rayanne says: "Social Media Experts. Is there such a thing? I think we are all still in the infancy… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 17, 2009 at 9:30am —