I walked into a restaurant for an early morning breakfast meeting. The restaurant opened at 7:30am and there were five people already in the restaurant. Almost simultaneously, they all looked up wondering if I was the one there to meet them.
I looked towards the table where I expected to see my friend. He had a favorite table and there were two people sitting there but he was not one of them. I then scanned the room trying not to make eye contact with the people who were still… Continue
Added by Tom Cairns on November 27, 2009 at 9:30am —
Shhhh! Be very, very quite. Do you hear that?
People right now are talking behind your back. And if you don’t start paying attention you may miss out on a great sales and recruiting opportunity.
With today’s social networks, it’s easy for someone to become your biggest proponent, or your toughest critic. The key is to monitor conversations–and then respond appropriately.
Here is an excerpt from a social media conversation just last week about a firm in New York… Continue
Added by Brad Smith on November 27, 2009 at 9:16am —
I had a great time at the Recruiting Unconference (trulondon) last Thursday…lots of interesting and thought-provoking debate and information. Over the next few blog posts I am going to write about some things that have had me thinking.
A key track for me was the one on Social Media…I have certainly tried to embrace LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging over the last year or so and talk passionately to candidates about the need for them to get connected and get in the conversation. I was keen… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on November 26, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Making the candidate conform to your recruitment systems filename structure is stupid. Technology is used to improve the application process - not complicate it.
Earlier this week I had a call from an Employer who just implemented a new online recruitment system... "Thomas what do you think of our new recruitment system" [silence] "great isn't it".
Hello? We are nearly in 2010. This should not be happening.
Original blog post… Continue
Added by Thomas Shaw on November 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
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Added by rightchoice4jobs on November 26, 2009 at 5:44am —
Is Recruiting still Recruiting? Or are we just intermediaries, forging introductions between an individual and a company?
Hard core Recruiting to me is actively finding/locating, courting and convincing talent that our client or company is the place for them. You see it a lot is sporting fields. High level executives etc. It can't happen all the time I get that. But with all the talk of Talent Pooling at the moment. How do we look after our candidates?…
Added by Dan Nuroo on November 26, 2009 at 4:53am —
I'm one of those goofy type A people who use to be uncomfortable on days off because I couldn't work, or at least shouldn't work. Over the years I have been able to adjust and look at holidays and obligatory trips as times to get away from business and regroup in some way. I now see those times as productive and thus look forward to them and enjoy them more. Thanksgiving has it's productive agenda built in. It's a Day Of Gratitude. I like to change the term because, while I like turkey and… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 25, 2009 at 6:00pm —
While Google and Yahoo! still maintain their hold on the number one and two most used search engines, Bing is quickly gaining ground. According to Neilson’s latest monthly search rankings report, Microsoft’s Search Sites (using the Bing search engine) grew 22.1% in July, 2009.
So what can you do to drive more traffic from Bing?
The first step is to download our Recruiting SEO guide. When reviewing the guide pay close attention to two key elements that are… Continue
Added by Brad Smith on November 25, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Thanksgiving is my favorite day.
Today is November 25 2009. It is the night before Thanksgiving. 38 years ago, Thanksgiving fell on November 25 and, on that morning, in the middle of a snow storm, I was married in small chapel in an inner city hospital to a nurse, Diane, who had Thanksgiving off. As did I! As an orderly working his way through grad school during the early 70's, the world was a very different place...don't get me started. Diane and I had been dating since… Continue
Added by Gerry Crispin on November 25, 2009 at 4:51pm —
With Thanksgiving here, I decided to get festive in my interview analogies by introducing the Turducken
as a model for job seekers to consider the next time they sit down for an interview. For those you who have never heard of the Turducken, it is a partially deboned Turkey that is stuffed with a deboned duck that itself has been stuffed with deboned chicken. But that's not it. There's more stuff inside. The minds… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on November 25, 2009 at 4:46pm —
HR Carnival: Compassion in Action
Today, I am deeply moved:
Mike VanDerVort posted 77 posts to the HR Carnival site. Not only am I touched that my colleagues took the time to participate, I am grateful that so many HR professionals work to put compassion to action.
Gratitude is an action word. Being thankful is a state of mind. Being grateful comes with the responsibility of giving back. Even if we take baby steps in doing so, each random… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on November 25, 2009 at 3:42pm —
I received an email from someone trying to figure out how to minimize any negative impressions his resume may make to potential employers because he had worked a number of contract and consulting projects. When he lists his entire job history, it looks like he’s been hopping jobs way too often when in fact it’s the nature of the project work he’s done. Some of his assignments were a matter of days and others for several months, but it makes a… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on November 25, 2009 at 2:56pm —
The balance in our own lives between taking care of ourselves and our families v. helping less fortunate strangers is really personal, dynamic, and sometimes quite random.
If you are a devotee of Ayn Rand and all that, I imagine your charitable giving is minimal, at best.
If like most folks you tend to give when a moment strikes, I am talking to you.
We all understand that we can give 100% of our incomes and energy and human suffering would only reduce by a… Continue
Added by Martin H.Snyder on November 25, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Being laid off is a blow to the ego, no doubt. The good news for today’s victims is that they’re in good company. Economic declines are always accompanied by job loss, but in this unprecedented downturn, it’s rare to find someone unscathed. Still, like losing a loved one or going through a divorce, job loss brings with it a grieving process. It’s important to recognize everyone must move through the stages of grief and that they’re not linear; that is, you’ll move between the various stages… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on November 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy
The day has begun and who among us is not a little distracted at the thoughts of spending time with friends and family and football? I know I am. As I look back over the previous year, I realize there are a few things I should be thankful for.
I am thankful for the troops that keep us safe by fighting our battles in far off… Continue
Added by Brian Meeks on November 25, 2009 at 10:38am —
An HR blogger said something interesting in a recent job boards-are-dying type post
: "We will be job board free in 2 years.
" In a follow-up post to explain how this would occur, this anonymous blogger says (problem areas in red):
"When you need something, you go to Google, so why not use it to find a job? Simply enter your criteria, say sales… Continue
Added by Eric Shannon on November 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
A few days back I saw the first ever job posting on Indeed advertising for a "Talent Community Manager". (Kudos to Deluxe for taking a huge step forward in recruiting and leveraging this opportunity). Using social media for recruitment takes time, technology and people and they "get that"
Considering Facebook alone as over 300 million users, ½ of which log in to their account in a given day it would not be surprised to see other organizations follow their lead and take advantage of… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on November 25, 2009 at 10:30am —
Happy Thanksgiving from Kunin Associates
At this season of Thanksgiving we would like to express our appreciation for your friendship and goodwill during the past year. We wish you a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Season.
Kunin Associates900 SE Third Avenue, Suite 204Fort Lauderdale, FL… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on November 25, 2009 at 9:33am —
The Center for Marketing Research at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth just released an in-depth study of how the fastest growing private companies use Social Media to market their businesses.
Here is a summary of interesting findings from the study:
Over 90% of Inc. 500 companies use social networks for marketing and branding.
75% of all responding Inc. 500 companies classified themselves as “very familiar” with Social Networking. And an incredible 91% of… Continue
Added by Brad Smith on November 25, 2009 at 9:09am —
In the 70’s it was quite common to see men with thick bushy chest hair and a sporty moustache. Today, we are clean, shaven, groomed, waxed, and polished to a shiny gleam.
Hiring managers in Corporate America discriminate against men with moustaches and beards. Now I know a lot of you have some facial hair and you’re gonna get pissed after reading this. And Rightfully so. You worked hard to get that Justin Timberlake thin razor cut (aka The Rap Industry… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 25, 2009 at 7:30am —