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Social recruiting: Facebook and You

Recently, I attended a webinar with @JennyDeVaughn. In this session we learned how to identify and recruit talent using Facebook. At first, I bit my lip, worried that recruiters and employers might scouring my facebook page seeking information about me and my life-long friends. I mean really, do they care about what I ate for dinner, or seeing my dogs dressed in the latest couture? Well the answer is maybe. Employers and recruiters are looking for you, and will use facebook, twitter, myspace,… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on December 29, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Credit Scores Can Be Harmful to Employers and Job Candidates

Credit is a big issue these days. Whether it is about our financial institutions providing businesses with the capital to expand, or fear that your credit score has been compromised by identity theft, the topic of credit is a media constant. Type in to any internet search engine and the term “credit score” and it yields over 45 million hits.



Most all of the media hype about credit scores is helping people maintain and improve their credit ratings. Those annoying commercials by… Continue

Added by Carl Greenberg on December 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Jobs Software Developer Roles in Boston MA

Hi All,



I have a contract with Microsoft, and hope you can spread the word to those who are seeking employment. We are seeking C++, and C programmers with experience in shippable software product. Great if they have .net, and system level programming, even better if at the kernel level.



All applicants must apply directly--they can use my name, but no agencies are allowed to submit into these. Software Developers and Software Developers in Test links below:



Job… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on December 29, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

Happy Holidays from Kinetix

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Added by Shannon Russo on December 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

1,2,3, Ready or not here it comes 2010

11 years of recruiting for top companies has been an interesting place to grow a a solid base of knowledge. One thing that constantly amazes me is how few are true innovators and how many share a pack mentality. When setting up your recruitment program it is imperative it be multifaceted and tailored for the needs of YOUR organization. I am going to make some suggestions but hope to draw out some best practices that are working. One thing I can say is to be organizationally aware and honest… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on December 28, 2009 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas Recruiting Friends

Hmm Ive had some trouble accessing my page lately, so Im going to go ahead and add a post and hope that it works!



I hope that you have all had a great Christmas Holiday. New Years is just around the corner and for me this week, I am working on getting all my roles in good shape, as I am anticipating an influx of new roles with the new year/ new business quarter that we are entering.



My main focus this week is ensuring that I have a strong pipeline of candidates for all of… Continue

Added by Carolyn on December 28, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Blogger’s Remorse & Doing the Impossible

I posted and then took down a very personal blog last week. It took 24 hours for me to decide the information was just too personal to share on such a public forum. I re-read it a few times before I made the decision. Besides making me uncomfortable, I realized it had no point.



Then I received a succession of Tweets from someone who read it and told me it inspired her. She is trying to do the “impossible” right now and my post helped her believe that it was possible. In the spirit of… Continue

Added by Fran Hogan on December 28, 2009 at 11:09am — 7 Comments

The T.I.D.E.S. of Change, Part 2: What Do You Need to Know to Be an Winner in the New Normal?

This is the second installment of Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio featuring Dr. Graeme Codrington, one of the founding partners of TomorrowToday, based in London, England.



Graeme is the author of the article titled; "After Shock: the five trends disrupting business in the next 5 years."



As a recognized international expert on… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on December 26, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

Fruit Loop Inspiration



There's something said for tradition. I'm sitting here late Christmas day 2009 pondering the day that was, and honestly, it was pretty special. My kids, my wife, my parents and my sister really rocked for me. Seeing the day through my kids eye's is just amazing, the wonder, the joy and the excitement, just give me goose bumps, even now thinking back on it. Photo's… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on December 25, 2009 at 7:40am — No Comments

@HRMargo's Holiday Miracle!

This morning, I received a telephone call from the President of the Company I worked for 2007-2008. His company went under during the Great Recession. He couldn’t afford to pay my salary for the last 6 weeks before he closed the organization.



I never fought for the salary I worked so hard to earn, because I liked him, and his family so much. They were good to me, and I appreciated his family more than he knew. I expressed my compassionate understanding, and wished him well, for they… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on December 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Talent Acquisition Triple Play





Congratulations to Sodexo on winning the 2009 Workforce Optimas Award for Vision



The company was able to improve hiring speed and quality even as it cut its annual recruiting advertising budget in North America by $300,000. The effort also has corresponded with better business outcomes. Customer…
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Added by Shannon Russo on December 24, 2009 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Welcome Back Eager Beavers

If you had a job this year you weren’t so lucky after all. If you did NOT have a job you probably played tennis, golf and did a lot of blogging, tweeting and other fun social stuff.



So here is the deal. For those of us that had to work like 80 hours a week, were little pissed. Sure we read your corny blogs and follow your tweets about looking for a job.



But now you’re back in the office, just like an eager Beaver, and wanting to take it all on.… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on December 24, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Merry Christmas



"Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an [expletive deleted] in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer..."



-Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989)



Yep, that sums up the outlook for the 2008 holiday season and the promise of prosperity in 2009. Only it was not Cousin… Continue

Added by Chris Hood on December 23, 2009 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Job Interviewing Is Like Dating

"So, tell me a little bit about yourself."

"Describe a time when you_____."

"OK, I'll call you."



Think quick - was that a job interview or a date? Not sure? No kidding! That's because interviewing for jobs is as lot like dating, and can be just as awkward. Both scenarios are characterized by two people looking for the "right fit." Both will require a commitment. And all parties want to make sure they're getting the best possible deal.



The average job tenure is 18… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on December 22, 2009 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

What the applicant needs and what they get...Is this as good as it gets!

At times like this when there are so many recruitment agents, headhunters etc and everyone under the sun wants to give advice to the unsuspecting candidate, many for money, and some for not what is a person to do? How do they make their choices?



It seems that what we need is a way, an easier way to figure out the where what and how of fitting a candidate to job, in a supportive way.



Just a brief surf on the net shows me the vast amount of "stuff" that there is out there… Continue

Added by Peter Lanc on December 22, 2009 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

Human Endurance and the Job Search

I had a long talk with a group of job seekers recently about how long they have been searching, how they are coping with the challenges they are facing and how they feel about their prospects. It was actually a much more broad discussion than that, but I think those areas sum up a lot of it.



The length of time ranged from 2 months to almost 18 months; and more than one person was at the higher end of that spectrum. To some in the group hearing how long others had been out of work was… Continue

Added by Randy Levinson on December 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Hybrid Careers & Cool Nerds

I read recently that hybrid careers that combine computing with other fields from medicine to Hollywood, will increasingly be the new American jobs of the future. These jobs do not match the classic computer geek, gear head or nerd image — a heads-down programmer, who is socially isolated. In the new hybrid careers, computing is a crucial ingredient and, economists say, such work will be the source of many new jobs of the future.



Basically, the nation’s economic… Continue

Added by Lester Wall on December 22, 2009 at 4:49pm — No Comments

2009 is dead! Recruitment outlook for 2010...

As 2009 gasps and wheezes its way to the finish line, all eyes and hopes are on 2010 and the fortunes the coming year may bring. Or not, as the case may be. If you listen to many commentators out there, both within the recruitment industry and outside it, you will hear much talk of recovery; lots of tweeting of potential upsides.



Me? I'm not so sure. And here's why.



For those not around during the last proper recession in the 90's you need to take a close look at what… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on December 22, 2009 at 2:34pm — 8 Comments

Medical Recruiting In Todays Economy

I have been looking at the Trends in Recruiting within the Medical Staffing Industry specifically within Nursing and Respiratory and also some Radiology Recruiting. I have found that in the past couple of years a shift has emerged. Many hospitals are thinking twice first of all on to use Registries to staff and they are looking at cost to hire a temp to hire.



Yet, the are forced against a wall. They must meet staffing criteria and meet those criteria safely for patients. What does… Continue

Added by Roy Vera on December 22, 2009 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Finding the Right People Is Hard Work

I was reading a blog post today over at Recruiting Blogs.com written by David Blanton, entitled, Finding the right person harder than ever for recruiters. David also blogs over on… Continue

Added by Justin Driscoll on December 22, 2009 at 11:27am — No Comments

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