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There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.

What is heard often from recruiters over a drink at happy hour in Anytown, USA is the lack of qualified candidates in the marketplace. Let the increasing population, demise of entire industries, the worst recession and employment landscape in our lifetime and the invent of easier and more efficient ways to source qualified candidates, some of these recruiters may find a solution by simply making a few more phone calls. Aside from those, I subscribe that we are not and have never been in a… Continue

Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Judging A Book By Its Cover

The old cliché says you can't judge a book by its cover and like every cliché, it has more than a kernel of truth to it. And just like every cliché, we do it anyway. We judge people by their looks, resumes by their format or lack thereof and I'm told, women even judge men by their shoes although since I'm in Southern California it's hard to tell since a lot of people don't really wear shoes.



So it's enough to say that we shouldn't judge by appearance alone. Okay, that's enough then.… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Little Things Mean A lot....

My husband has a saying that he hears often at his company, “Let’s not try to boil the ocean!” We often try, and fail, to do too much. We often try, while attempting to reach our goals, to focus on doing everything right. In reality, that is just not possible or wise. Focusing on two or three things and doing them extraordinarily well is often the best way to solve any problem.

We just had our annual super bowl party at our house. As I was listening to all my friends I heard a common…

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Added by Chernee Vitello on February 22, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Spring cleaning...for the career!

It is late February in Michigan and although we have received another 8 inches of snow today, I thought an article about “spring cleaning” would keep spirits up! As a coach and consultant in the recruiting industry, I have become disciplined in the art of “career spring cleaning” and I wanted to reach out and offer some advice to the executives,…

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Added by Travis Furlow on February 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lookology

Lookology

Lookology is the advanced art of utilizing non verbal communication in…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Get a Hair Cut and Get a Real Job

Scene: Me sitting in an interview. In walks my interviewer who slightly resembles Steve Guttenberg from Police Academy – except my guy has a lazy eye. And the questions begin:





1: Do I sing in the Shower?…



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Added by Kelly Moeller on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Why Recruitment Businesses Should Sponsor Their Local Twestival

First of all, what on earth is a Twestival?



A Twestival is a charity event organised by the Twitter community.


Twestival - March 2010



Twestival began back in September 2008 with one event in London to raise money for a homeless charity. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a great night. It was the first time I had met anyone I followed on Twitter in real life.



Less than six…
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Added by Katharine Robinson on February 22, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Candidate-quality and placement rates





If you are a recruiter in San Francisco, then the only way that you can still afford to pay $3 a gallon these days to fill up your gas tank, is if you start increasing your placement rate. That’s easier said than done, because you have a growing talent pool (the unfortunately unemployed), and a slow-recovering job market, where other recruiters are fighting to fill the same position. At a time like this some recruiters become extremely creative, which helps them stand…
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Added by Saleem Qureshi on February 22, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Top Influencer Lists: Do We Really Need them?

Lists. Do we really need them? Do we need somebody else to tell us who’s the best in the business? Why would we need something like that. Aren’t we intelligent people; can’t we…

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Added by Margo Rose on February 21, 2010 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

Change is on it’s way … HST’s Affect on the Contract Industry?

There has been much debate over the decision in Ontario and British Columbia to implement a harmonized sales tax (HST) in July of this year. Some say that over time it will reduce consumer costs, but I have my doubts.…

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Added by Lisa Howarth on February 21, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Turning jobseekers into crazed fans

I've been thinking a lot about this. What would happen if an A-list celebrity's manager was hired to run a corporate recruitment function? Take a few minutes to think about this, then keep scrolling down ...

Celebrity-branded iPhone apps

I surmise employer branding would be high on the new manager's agenda. They would try and communicate the company's unique brand (think: Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, or George Clooney). They would want their…

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Added by Paul Jacobs on February 21, 2010 at 9:13pm — 2 Comments

When Was The Last Time You Felt Truly Beautiful, Recruiters?

Ok, we all have bad hair days, and bad money days, and bad client days, and bad candidate days, but is that really accurate? Is it not our perception of the situation? What would happen if we shifted our perspective to include a healthy dose of positive thinking? When was the last time a defeatist attitude worked in your favor, and how'd that turn out for you? When was the last time somebody patted you on the back and said, "Great Job," or "I'm so glad you are my recruiter, I will definitely… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on February 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The oldest 18 year old

have you ever looked in the mirror and been surprised at what looked back at you? Happened to me this evening, and I"m not even sure why.



I looked in the mirror and was surprised that I wasn't the young 18 year old, full of verve and confidence looking back at me. It was a fatter, hairier, older variety. It was weird. Strangely unexpected.



What happened to that 18 year old? (I do sometimes joke that I ate him) The good news is, nothing.. just got older.



I… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on February 21, 2010 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Recruiting – HR or Sales – Which is it?

Agency recruiting from an organizational perspective stems within an HR capacity where recruitment involves HR practices for hiring processes. However the actual role itself is heavily based in selling the candidates to their respective hiring managers and clients. So which is it – Sales or HR?…

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Added by Neha on February 20, 2010 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

Top Colleges and Universities from around the world!

The Top Universities around the World

At some point all recruiters will have to recruit internationally, or will look at candidates…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 20, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

The Web Is More Social, Is Your Company?

We've all seen the stories about how social media, social networking, and social sharing are changing our lives. In fact, a recent TechCrunch article states that 44% of social sharing on the web happens on Facebook, followed by 29% on Twitter, 18% on Yahoo, and 9% on MySpace. Digging deeper, one begins to get an idea of just how social the web is becoming. According to…

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Added by Omowale Casselle on February 19, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - Recruitment Process Improvement – Requisition Approval Process

As the Toyota Production System and Lean process improvement have repeatedly demonstrated, there is waste in many processes. In order to be more efficient and more productive, it is important to identify and remove the waste. The people who generally are best to identify the waste are the people involved in making the process work. When you see or hear frustration in their voices, you know the…

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Added by Bill Humbert on February 19, 2010 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

Stand Down, Tiger...



This morning at 10am, Tiger Woods will hold a press conference from that beautiful course that is TPC Sawgrass. (have I mentioned I'm a huge golf fan?) I frequent his official website from time to time and while… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 19, 2010 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

What are you hearing about Hospitality & the Economy

I wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the information I am hearing these days and hopefully get some input into what you are hearing.



I have been talking to people in hotels, restaurants and in tourism and here are some of the things I have been hearing:



From the hotel sector:

January was good, February was the worst month ever but March, April, May and beyond are looking great.



From the restaurant sector:

The guys on Bay St. (Toronto)… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 19, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

What the Olympics can Teach Us About Career Management, Recruiting Success, And Life

You know I sit in awe of the sunset, and I sit in awe of the incredible ride of 2009, and now a promising year in 2010. All of us can have more hope now, as the sun sets on a very bad economic wave, that propelled everyone to near despair at times, and for others, reminded them of just how important life is. I sit at my computer tonight full of perspective, full of new knowledge, the capacity…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 19, 2010 at 2:33am — 2 Comments

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